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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:38 pm 
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Yep loving this and the old pic's, your funk was probably worth more than half the cars at that race meet except your 5 series that is!

Can't wait to see this finished and would love to see those pics too pete!

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toons wrote:
Love the photos.

I thought the Funk frame had a roller on the back of the bb for the cable to loop round.

Do you know why Funk went bankrupt? I wouldn't ride the funk forks off a kerb!


I posted this in another FUNK thread, but it was the FUNK suspension fork that was the culprit of the company going belly up.

http://books.google.ca/books?id=bsQDAAA ... &q&f=false


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Been very busy last couple of months with a garage extension at home so not much Funk searching/building at all. Have bought a few additions to the bike family though!

I have had a result with the missing Campag crown cup, I looked in my Dads loft on Sunday and found the fork I mentioned earlier in the thread with a crown cup fitted which must be the last part of the Centaur headset. I just need to clean it and fit up the rest of the set to make sure it is the original part, that was mine, from 91!

I also got hold of my own original Rock Shox 1s from my friend I sold them to many moons ago, as seen in my old race pics in this thread. They are proper neglected though and need some attention and a full service, another job for some other time.


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love it! I had a purple Funk Comp and I can tell you they climb like a dream.

Used to race mine for a bike shop in Nottingham called Sshokwave and had great fun on it - pity I broke it :(

can't wait to see photos - good luck


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Looking forward to this build...I'm sure I posted a pic of a lime green Funk with Campag Centaur on here a while ago...pic from Mountain Biker Magazine of a 1990/1991 Nemba race...it looked ace...

Great old skool photos by the way...you were a lucky lad eh!!!! :)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:23 am 
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andypasher wrote:
love it! I had a purple Funk Comp and I can tell you they climb like a dream.

Used to race mine for a bike shop in Nottingham called Sshokwave and had great fun on it - pity I broke it :(

can't wait to see photos - good luck


Like my purple?


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Great old skool photos by the way...you were a lucky lad eh!!!!

Cheers for all comments, all self funded BITD, paper rounds, stacking shelves, working in a shoe shop on saturdays, 5 paper rounds on a Sunday and never having any money as I always had to hand it over to parents to pay off my outstanding balance on their credit card for my latest bike purchases!

If it taught me one thing, I don't like owing money and have never had a credit card myself. If you don't have the cash saved, you can't afford it yet. I wonder if the financial state of the UK/world would be any different if more people operated alongside that principle!, who knows.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:27 am 
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ez054098 wrote:
andypasher wrote:
love it! I had a purple Funk Comp and I can tell you they climb like a dream.

Used to race mine for a bike shop in Nottingham called Sshokwave and had great fun on it - pity I broke it :(

can't wait to see photos - good luck


Like my purple?


yep - sweeeeeet! just makes me want to sing "purple rain" :lol:


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andypasher wrote:
ez054098 wrote:
andypasher wrote:
love it! I had a purple Funk Comp and I can tell you they climb like a dream.

Used to race mine for a bike shop in Nottingham called Sshokwave and had great fun on it - pity I broke it :(

can't wait to see photos - good luck


Like my purple?


yep - sweeeeeet! just makes me want to sing "purple rain" :lol:


Great, now I can't get Prince out of my head. ;)


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:lol: Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to get through this thing called "FUNK" ;)


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