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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:46 am 
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This project took a few weeks but in the end it all came together. I bought the frame 18 inches ($70 cdn), built with the worst possible combo of crap junk incorrect components. Stripped it down and built it with some parts bin components, the front fork a Tange Prestige Spinner was the part that really made this build sing
XT derailleurs, shimano silent clutch hubs on Mavic hoops, WTB tubeless tires, WTB saddle, Suguino GT cranks, Hyperlite bar, shifters are ok and will get swapped out, XT canti's. weighs in around 20 lbs so will make a good commuter.
Norco gets overlooked out here in Vancouver as the wealth of vintage Rocky's, Brodies, Dekerf and Konas etc has us vintage bike junkies spoiled.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:20 pm 
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Nice ride! Clean and fast looking. I love the colour too.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:42 pm 
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Well done. I remember lusting after this one while reading it´s Mountain Biking review. Got to love canadian hardtails.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:45 pm 
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Gosh that is lovely, I'm super jealous of those forks especially. How does it ride on the trails?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:36 am 
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not too bad trail wise but as its so light its better suited for light trails or road


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:44 pm 
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Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:11 pm
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Location: Left Coast of Canada
Nice. I had a Rampage of about the same vintage, but it was too small for me so I stripped it and sold it on. The ride was sublime.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:26 pm 
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Location: Lincolnshire
Really nice 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:19 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:02 pm
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I'm also a fan of these, had a Nitro way back when.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Very nice!

I had the same model TNT in 1996, rigid fork with an Alloy Softride stem. A terrific frame for sure.

I still have a 1996 Torrent, an underrated gem.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:42 pm 
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I love everything Canadian 8)


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