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 Post subject: Grove Hard Core
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:55 pm 
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It is finished for already quite some time now, but I didn't post the pics of the final result - me thinks

...untill now!!


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Pretty bizar geo huh

The Hothead combo =>

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The HOThead is heat treated, the Hammerhead isn't. Because of the treatment lighter tubing could be used while maintaining the strenght.

Clockwise =>
1) Euclid steel headset
2) mix of bits all working properly together: XC Ltd mech, XC Pro bb, DX cranks
3) track style ends, DX mech
4) seriously hard core fork

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Made a complete photo footage of the build. You can view it here:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:23 am 
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I really like these frames, something about the way they've gone off in their own direction and ignored all the lightweight and racer geometry trends. Bring on the rocky rooty trails :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:02 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:05 pm 
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Yes, that is a Michelin Wildgripper. I have it on more bikes. Works really well. Looks tough, so great for bikes like a Grove HC.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:15 pm 
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Another beautiful build Melvin. As Manitou916 says I love the colour combo but having never seen a Grove before have to ask "is that original or your idea?"


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:00 pm 
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Hi,

It is a not original colour. It is powdercoated too. Normally Groves look very colourfull with splitter splash etc. and they have a wet paint. View it all here =>

http://www.purplelizard.com/GIintro.htm

Cool site.

The former owner gave it the green powdercoated finish. Former owner was 10th anni/wicked/yo Marc from Germany btw.

I built the framekit to complete bike. Forummember yo-eddy had the Bullseye wheels laying around and he donated it to the project. Thx yo! Good purpose :D In fact then the green/red theme was born. For the finishing touch some red cable ends ...and viola!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:17 pm 
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nice :D


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very nice bike, Melvin!


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