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 Post subject: My C16r downhill rig!!??
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Brize Norton, Oxon
Used to race DH on this one back in '96 > 98, stood up well but then UK DH courses were a bit tamer in those days!

Would love to build it back to it's O.G spec at some point, but then it does have some sentimentality about it as is.

Take it easy.....

Steve


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:32 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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After some Manitou Magnums/4's to put back on it, pref 1" threaded steerer, may swop the DH4's!!??


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:39 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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I like the DH4's


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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orange71 wrote:
I like the DH4's


Me too, just used to run the Manitou's and preferred the engineered look of them, shall have to scan in some pics of how it used to look, beige magic tyres and all (cost about 6 months paper round money and worn out within 2 paper rounds) - sweet!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:46 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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have a look in the galleries / reader's bikes - there's a few C16R's around


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:09 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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That's a sweet ride (and the C16 ain't bad either!) 8)

I used to race downhill on a Zaskar LE with USE Forks. (anyone remember them?).

One broken collar bone and several ribs later I decided to call it a day and stick to XC. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:36 pm 
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That bike has soul!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:53 pm 
Old School Hero
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Bikes ok, but what i really like is the bug.

Having a '67 Karmann Cabrio (2.1 twin IDA) and a '59 Split (westfalia with more subtle 30hp 1200) I appreciate the style.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:25 pm 
Lincs AEC
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cherrybomb wrote:
One broken collar bone and several ribs later I decided to call it a day and stick to XC. :D


I know that feeling! I used to jump all over the place until a set of doubles decided to break my shoulder and collar bone, so I just stick with XC now :cry: :cry:

clockworkDH, I like your rig, and I'm lovin that someone else has a DCD still on their bike. Obviously, you dont mind the 'vvvzzzzz' sound when your riding! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:33 pm 
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I used to like the 'vvvzzzzz' sound. :D


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