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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:32 pm 
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Just bought this last week, always wanted one :)

I think this has too much bling - What do you all think?

I am thinking about scrapping most/all of the purple and going to something more sophisticated (just gonna be a street bike though)

p.s that fork brace - did Manitou do their own for this fork rather than this purple one?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:36 pm 
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That TWP Manitou brace is lush! 8)
Keep the purple haze man! (But ditch the Trans-X) :wink:


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It hasnt got enough for me , some nice brake levers would be nice .


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I'd keep some of the purple as the frame and fork have purple highlights on them.

Maybe just tone it down a bit, make it subtle.


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Pretty cool buy. Is that a Shimmed USE post? If it is it might be an idea to fit somthing that is the correct diameter and relive the stress off the extended seat tube area.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:44 pm 
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The Ringle is mint but most of the other purple is faded/worn.

i want to remove the Manitou decals and i'm hoping someone can make me a new set of Cannondale decals for it. My initial thoughts are to scrap the purple seat post/bars/bar ends and go polished alu Syncros for stem/post...maybe some silver Hyperlights


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Would look better without the purple post too! Very nice already though... 8)


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neilll wrote:
scrap the purple seat post/bars/bar ends and go polished alu Syncros for stem/post...maybe some silver Hyperlights


Exactly what I'd do! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:49 pm 
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Peter wrote:
Pretty cool buy. Is that a Shimmed USE post?


I'm not sure as I have never had any USE stuff before - how can I tell? (I can post pix of the underside..???)

I can confirm it has a shim though (very good eyes you have....)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:54 pm 
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BTW: I think the cranks could be Toplines. Could be wrong though. And the 'post is defo a USE one - you can tell by the clamp setup.


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