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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:22 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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I'd been looking for a project almost as soon as I finished my C-26 but I didn't really know what to do. The key factor was that it should be a rider.

My first MTB was a 1988 Rockhopper and I sold 100s of Specialized in the early 90's so I always had an an affection for the bikes. Obviously the M2 Team was the ultimate. Then this bike popped up on ebay.com with a relatively low BIN and in my size :D

Certainly needs some tlc but I think it'll be worth it:

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In Europe the M2 Team was silver so thats how I'll paint it. I've sourced new decals fom Gil and Ameybrook and the build should come together pretty easily as most of the Suntour XC Pro groupset is there.

More to come.

Kev


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:44 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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nice project . :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:34 pm 
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nice!.....good luck with the resto!.... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:22 am 
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Thats funny...just picked up the same bike. Same color, smaller size.

KB11's got one of the cleaner M2's to use as a template.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:54 am 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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Never seen one that big before, mrs - what's the size/vital stats?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:51 am 
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rumpfy wrote:
Thats funny...just picked up the same bike. Same color, smaller size.

KB11's got one of the cleaner M2's to use as a template.


Ken's is mint! That will look pretty good in silver with the Umma Gumma stuff Kev


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:27 am 
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nice one! its big allright. friends rode them bitd, def one of the best aluminium hardtails out there. the M2's got insanely light and stiff. perhaps too stiff..


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:59 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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Must follow! :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:15 pm 
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rumpfy wrote:
Thats funny...just picked up the same bike. Same color, smaller size.


Now how is that funny?

Kev, you should make this a "build thread." Photos of bikes with no tires, uncut cables, etc. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:49 pm 
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nice one. I go the same bike sitting in a box as a frameset and waiting for the build.


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