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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 11:22 pm 
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LOVELY paintjob! Nicely done Hilts!


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 9:55 am 
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Cheers for all the nice comments guys, she has been a work in progress for a very long time and I'm chuffed she's finally finished and rides very nicely too. light too ...


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 10:16 am 
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v.nice, a clean and pure bike 8) - should be a BOTM entry i'd say
i've got an good lead on one, and this has inspired me to chase it up :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 10:40 am 
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I'd vote for that - my first mtb was a 88 rock hopper comp


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:09 am 
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The Ken wrote:
my first mtb was a 88 rock hopper comp


I wanted that bike so much. Denucci Green wasn't it? Got any pics of it?


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:12 am 
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I have black and white pics, I need to scan them in, but maybe it was an 87 - mainly white, with blue and magenta, I think it had yellow lettering.

cost £430 new I think


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:34 am 
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really nice build Hilts - love the candy red paint with the black XT kit.

Like many of us this reminds me also of my '88 Rockhopper - i always wanted to get canti mounts added as the U-brake set up drove me mad!


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:42 am 
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MadCowKev wrote:
...as the U-brake set up drove me mad!


You need to buy some rose tinted specs, I loved the ubrake :)... I still use it on my GT, although on top of the bike now - no one in uk seems to weld bosses onto titanium.

I ended up chroming my Comp, I regretted that in the end, but it did look good at the time.

I'd buy one again if I had the money spare... and the space.

Put it in BOTM please.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:47 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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The Ken wrote:
MadCowKev wrote:
...as the U-brake set up drove me mad!


You need to buy some rose tinted specs, I loved the ubrake :)... I still use it on my GT, although on top of the bike now


Ken - sorry, loved U-brakes in the right set up (ie on top like your GT and in dry conditions) but mine was under the chainstays (which were narrow) and clogged easily plus it was a cr*p Exage one which wasn't easy to adjust like an XT (which I couldn't afford when i was 14!)


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 2:40 pm 
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Remember when the XT-II U-Brake came out with a little Shark's tooth to match your shark's fin? Superb...


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