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 Post subject: stunning
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:19 pm 
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It's an absolute stunner

Really really really cool

I'm not a fan of those C-Star levers though you should get some Dia Compes on there I feel

But that is among one of the best builds I've seen on here

And it is a very significant bike

One of the first high performance MTBs mortals could actually afford!

Superb job


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:32 pm 
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I had one of these bitd. Same colour I put a road crankset on it though as I used it as a commuter - super quick with the larger front ring - sold it my mate in the end. May have to see if he's still got it.


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 Post subject: Snap!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:37 pm 
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Same here I think mine was '88 or '89 brown over red in a crazy crackle effect - awesome bike

Either 300/400/500LX can't remember which, Arayas, 1.5" wide tyres, went like a rocket

150mm, stem narrow bars... cornered err quickly

Loved it, also sold mine to a mate, who cut the bars down even further there was just about enough room for the controls to be mounted between the grips and the stem...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:02 pm 
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I had a maroon and black crackle paint finish one before some scrote nicked it. Had dayglo one off my insurance (well my parents).


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:02 am 
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8) what a bargain!


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 Post subject: Re: stunning
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:50 pm 
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hydorah wrote:
It's an absolute stunner

Really really really cool

I'm not a fan of those C-Star levers though you should get some Dia Compes on there I feel

But that is among one of the best builds I've seen on here

And it is a very significant bike

One of the first high performance MTBs mortals could actually afford!

Superb job



Thanks!! :P :P

This weekend arrived some parts for it (front and rear suntour mech).
I'm thinking of changing the flexstem for a normal black quill stem :?

I will update the bike soon and post some new pics!

Cheers,
Bart


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:54 pm 
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I have the original uncut MF branded bars for one of these - LX kit didnt appear until the '89/ '90 season btw


and, I have a yellow 1@ stem if required - taking the yellow theme just a wee bit further.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:08 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
I have the original uncut MF branded bars for one of these


Do you mean those HEAVY steel bars?? :wink: :lol: :wink:

Got one on it. Not very nice condition, so if yours is mint, I'm interested if you are willing to part with it.. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:10 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
and, I have a yellow 1@ stem if required - taking the yellow theme just a wee bit further.


That wasn't there just now, was it :?

Love to see it, but if I use it, I think I need a yellow seatpost too.... :?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:45 am 
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I got one of these for Christmas back in 1990, sadly I gave it away and it's long gone :(


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