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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:46 pm 
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really well done, its a great looking bike. nice execution on the build!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:42 am 
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Very, very nice bike :D I especially like the full Suntour build, a bit tired of Shimano at the moment myself.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:00 pm 
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Thanks for all the kind comments chaps, glad you like it.

This will be my ride for honcc :D

Radoslow - I agree with you about the md mechs, but I get off on a technicality, both md and normal groupsets were available in 92 and I am within the tooth limits for md so am ok! Also I am a bit of a short cage addict as well! ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:12 pm 
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What a lovely build love the look of these mate 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:03 pm 
BoTM Winner | Feature Bike | Gold Trader
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Great looking bike, really lovely indeed. I just can't help it that GT/Manitou/SunTour setup doesn't feel right. At least in my mind GT should have Rock Shox and Shimano, probably because of the race team heritage...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:05 pm 
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beautiful frame, and lovely early decalset too...

Love the original spec, and the Mani's strangely suit it imho. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:23 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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Took this out at the weekend - up over the cotswold hills/back roads to try and get a bit of training in for honc.

Awesome bike, descends and climbs really well (even though its knob head owner was to excited about riding it to check he'd adjusted the gears properly and couldn't get to the granny ring which almost killed me on a few of the hills), I think its going to be pretty much the perfect bike for round here.

Very happy :D

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:25 pm 
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So good to see a sweet bike getting dirty. Nice work!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:45 am 
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reckon a selle italia flite would look fantastic n this bike..take a little visual load off from the rolls.

understand though if rolls is the preferred comfort choice..they certainly have their devotees!

nice to see it out and about!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:29 pm 
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Yep, Xizangs are one of the nicest bikes to ride I ever own. They're maniacs on trails.


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