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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:48 am 
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Other brands are available .................

My wifes Giant

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:10 pm 
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Built a GT Bravado for my Wife last year.

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Been upgraded with XT rear mech, LX 8 speed wheels with Rigida rims and 2.1 Fire XC tyres, LX 8 Speed shifters, LX snowflake chainset, LX M600 V's and Levers too.
Should get a fair bit of use next year as it got ridden a fair bit after I built it.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:42 pm 
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What a great idea for a thread! :D

I have attached a pic of my Wife's bike. Its a 1993 Marin steel frame (original paint), with a very upright Syncros stem and risers! Even with the 'armchair' saddle, I managed to keep the weight down for her to 26lb, by speccing some very light wheels and tyres, using XT bits and fitting Manitou SX Ti forks. I know Marins don't get a lot of love on here, but I gave this a blast when I finished it and was amazed how well these early steel Marins feel, not as good as my Kona Explosif, but still very good indeed.

I built this up in secret about a year ago as a surprise 49th birthday present for her, so that she could have a respectable Retro mount as well, but all I got in reply was - 'YOU COULD HAVE BOUGHT ME A BRAND NEW BIKE FROM HALFORDS FOR THE PRICE THAT COST!'.

I give up! lol :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:56 pm 
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A small dale for her, cobbled together mainly out of my unwanted kit

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:13 pm 
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dendy wrote:
A small dale for her, cobbled together mainly out of my unwanted kit


'Dendy' same Manitou SX Ti forks as on my wifes Marin I believe? Are we saying that yellow Manitous are just for girls! lol :lol: Nice Dale tho.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:26 pm 
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1997 16" Zaskar I put together for Laura.
1999 Dawes Discovery 201.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:58 pm 
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shaun wrote:
dendy wrote:
A small dale for her, cobbled together mainly out of my unwanted kit


'Dendy' same Manitou SX Ti forks as on my wifes Marin I believe? Are we saying that yellow Manitous are just for girls! lol :lol: Nice Dale tho.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:54 pm 
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Won't catch me on my wife's bike :oops:

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This is on old pic, has silver pedals and black grips but frame is still pink :lol: Must get some upto date pics of it


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:11 pm 
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She's had this one a couple years now and it's been posted in a similar thread like this before.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:16 pm 
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