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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:54 am 
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Location: Gloucestershire YARP!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:40 am 
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I had one of those BITD.

It was red with White Brothers UD150 forks. An amazing bike on a DH course but I could never live with walking back up so I hardly used it. I don't regret owning or selling it, I learned a lot from the experience and had a lot of fun.

The bike I bought to replace the M1 (and my trusty Uzzi SL) is a Nicolai Nucleon which has more travel than the M1, and has silly low gears for winching it back up the hills :twisted:

Lovely to see an M1 again - they are awesome!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:55 pm 
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Location: Netherlands
Hi kicking this topic for a good cause:

I have some INTENSE decals for an Uzzi SL from the same year, so
the downtube, seatstay, sl and badge decals are the same!
I can scan them for you. Or make a reprint (I know a shop, but they
only manage single colour decals)

I'm also still riding an oldskool M1, last year at the National championships
I saw someone else also still riding the same bike, thinks it says enough
about the build quality (allthough I heard a lot of headtube-crack-rumours)
Always nice reactions from other riders when you show up with such
an icon.

Here's mine (setup changes all the time now: boxxer 2000, Hope M4 XTR
Hope bulb D521)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:08 pm 
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i like it , just needs an azonic stem and bars to finish it !

that course looks awesome !!
website link??

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:06 pm 
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Location: Netherlands
http://www.bikeparkwinterberg.de/
for me the nearest 'real' bikepark.

What shock have you mounted and what size? and special reason
to mount the link plates that way around?
I still really like this old DH bike, but when I ride on friends bikes
you can feel the suspension system is somewhat outdated, it's a
bit compensated by the weight though(mine is 17,8kg with DH tires).
Well if you know how flat holland is, you understand it is ridiculous
to invest thousends of pounds in a DH bike, so I am very happy
with an oldskool M1. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:08 am 
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linkage plates were put on the wrong way, when i got it ...i am going to ride it to see what diffrence it will make??

can't find anything in the manual about adjustment on this part?/

cheers for the link

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:44 pm 
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Luckely I knew someone that ridden the same M1 for a couple of years
and he had tried a lot getting the right setup for the rear suspension.
I learned from him a good starting set up. But it really just depends
on the setup of the rest of the bike and your personal prefs.

Every link has multiple position possibilities and the linkplates can be
mounted in four different ways, so there are dozens of setups.
On the one hand it is nice to be able to change the setup; eg you can
ride it with 5,5" to 7,5" travel forks, you can adjust the BB height,
rearwheel travel, etc. But on the other hand it is impossible to try all the
setups in one lifetime!

The way your linkplates are mounted on the photo gives you less travel
at the rear wheel, but also a better wheel-shock travel ratio.
It's just a case of compromising. But I see you owned a FSR M1 before,
it has less variables but has a much better linkage, How does this M1 feel
in comparison with the FSR M1??

BTW: are you interested in the Decal scans? the M3 decals are very nice!


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