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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:25 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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just thought I would show the old kestrel off, lot of newbies since this got shown off last time so its a chance for those to see her :wink:

same one but have swapped out the tange switchblades for the rockshox RS1, just for a change. :arrow:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:28 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
Just looks so right with those forks on it!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:04 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
I really do appreciate the 'newness' (is that even a word?) of that bike but I have to say that it hurts me to know that its not getting thrashed round a hill somewhere. Nice though. Forks suit it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:19 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Took her out today for a 'road' trial to see how the forks kept up and unfortunately they lost pressure pretty damn quick :(
They have been stood int shed for a while since 'bikeshopowner' serviced them so I shouldnt be supprised really, will get it taken in to the LBS to see if they can do anything as I do like the look and would like to keep em on a rather than swapping back to the original prestige or switchblade so we'll see how I get on.

So you can see this bike has been thrashed at some time in its life, heres what it looked like before I refurbished it :arrow:

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just for the record ,
I do like to keep my bikes clean - I always clean them after a ride, always have done , I aint gonna take pictures of a mucky bike just to make it look 'used' Also I admit, I don't really get out thrashing my bikes on hill as much as I would like since the belly got me, gets in the way of the knees you know :lol:
Maybe one day I might just turn up at a retro meet so you can see how unfit I am :wink:

glad you all like the forks though, just hope they can work out in the long run.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:13 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Hey, the belly gets us all in the end :cry:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:58 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Bike looks amazing mate!

Love the fact they've still got the original Rock Shox stickers on too...nice!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:24 pm 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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That is a bloody lovely resto job you've done retrobikeguy.. Is it light? Was never into Kestrels to be honest, maybe it was a monocoque-not-tubes thing :?: What year is it?

Those Turner Shox do look perfecto 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:56 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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the fork decals are repro's,

Was gonna get some real ones from't states with the paul turner lettering on them but they were pricey and I was skint at the time, never mind got these decals cheap from this site and they look good enough.

Year - they were first made in 1988, not sure exactly what year mine are

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as for weight , never weighed it, will try and weigh it at home some time .

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:23 pm 
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Mmmm...very tasty!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:34 am 
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Stunning!!! :shock:

I badly wanted one of these back in the day, but the frame cost about 4 times as much as the car i was driving at the time!

I like that a lot though :D


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