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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 12:48 pm 
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nay on the hangers.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:38 pm 
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made a new friend who had a contact who helped me in finally relacing the front wheel to get the clearance i needed for the Powerlite fork drop-outs. :D

while i was waiting in anticipation for that to be done, it inspired me to find some time to go over the frame once more with the scotchbrite pad and give it a decent brushed finish.


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I've put the wheels together with a pair of Ritchey Kevlar Megabite Zmax, WCS in the front. Unfortunately the WCS decals have faded/scrubbed off. It's either that or go with a set of Panaracer Smoke/Dart Comp.

XT headset installed with the fork and stem. May swap the stem to one without a noodle as I'm now considering using a set of Avid Arch Supreme Vs (on their way to me) which I'm thinking of pairing with the Avid SD-Ultimate L levers that I'd pull off the Mongoose Amplifier, or alternatively use a set of Altek or Real Design X-levers.

Out of curiosity, I measured the wheelbase of this bike and compared it with my Cirrus w/ Amp forks. There's a whopping 7cm difference with the Experience coming in around 100cm and the Cirrus with approx 107cm axle to axle. :shock:


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Beautiful ride, RockiMtn! I almost pulled the trigger on one in the early 90's but settled on my Stratos instead.

I just love the frame geometry.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:51 pm 
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bje wrote:
Beautiful ride, RockiMtn! I almost pulled the trigger on one in the early 90's but settled on my Stratos instead.

I just love the frame geometry.


What made you settle for the Stratos over the Experience? Have you had a look at my Cirrus thread which I've owned from new? ;)


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RockiMtn wrote:
bje wrote:
Beautiful ride, RockiMtn! I almost pulled the trigger on one in the early 90's but settled on my Stratos instead.

I just love the frame geometry.


What made you settle for the Stratos over the Experience? Have you had a look at my Cirrus thread which I've owned from new? ;)


Price point and being a "real" mtn bike rookie!

Needless to say I quickly graduated to my first Altitude :D

No I haven't seen your Cirrus thread yet. A MUST look up!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:57 pm 
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latest updates…

Syncros Ti BB installed, forged cranks in black with alt black/silver rings mounted w/ COM bolt/extractor. ;)


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Needs skinwalls I'm afraid...

You'll love it when you ride it!


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Rob Atkin wrote:
Needs skinwalls I'm afraid...

You'll love it when you ride it!


what does skin walls have to do with the ride? :? :lol:


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RockiMtn wrote:
Rob Atkin wrote:
Needs skinwalls I'm afraid...

You'll love it when you ride it!


what does skin walls have to do with the ride? :? :lol:


Nothing - didn't say it would! ;-)


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