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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:21 pm 
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That's definitely on the cards!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:24 pm 
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Andy B wrote:
Something for xc/commuting = not a full suss, unless it's less than 130mm travel, you're just lugging too much bike about

What's your budget?

Personally I'd look for a 120/130mm hardtail, it will commute OK and will be a blast on the trails

Are you looking for new or 2nd hand?


Preloved will be a must with my current budget. Ideally I'd like something I can swap the parts from my MsIsle on to saving extra outlay and meaning I will hopefully get a better frame.

So something with stock 1-1/8 headtube, 34.9 seat tube (for front mech), accepts external bb, disc mounts. Pretty open list really.


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What about the on one frames? They are pretty cheap new. Or see whats in crc sale etc.?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:41 pm 
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Yea worth considering.

Well in fairness anything is lol.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Hmm.....

http://www.cotic.co.uk/product/classic_soul


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:07 pm 
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ChrisR wrote:


I don't think I've ever heard anyone say a bad word about these.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:38 pm 
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Would be nice but will have to see what I can sort out for the finances!

Still open to any suggestions you guys have!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:55 pm 
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Any opinions on a specialized stumpy frame (hardtail version)?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:15 pm 
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I'm just a touch over 6' 1" and always ride a 17.5" to 18" frame, so I would say anything over 17.5" would fit. That said, with me, it's all about the top tube / reach, rather than the seat tube length.

I can't advise on suitable frames, as all but one of my bikes are pre-95, with the exception of a newly acquired 2002 Yates 853.

That said, if you like Orange, stick with them, as the modern rigid frames have a real retro look to them.


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Get a 18" Orange 5, they're ace. 8)


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