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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:47 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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breezerboy wrote:
Adjustable preload coil spring with shim stack oil damping. If you undo the "chain link" holding the shock shaft onto the swingarm you can rotate the shaft to preload the spring or unscrew the entire shock inards from the frame for servicing (mine had no oil when it arrived). Easily tunable shim stack to suit your weight/riding style too. Way ahead of it's time that way.


I have heard about that but do not want to do this without some extra info.
Do you maybe have some pictures about the action?

thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: 1990's Boulder
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:13 pm 
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breezerboy wrote:
Not sure if it's a Defiant or Gazelle, but either way I like it.

The Tioga cranks spin smoother than anything else I've known but the rest is bog standard DX 7 speed. Oh apart from the hubs, which are a pair of Clark Kent pineapples laced onto 261s.

Other parts include Roox Danny stem, Salsa post, Maxxis tyres, Pace RC 35's and Stronglight Headstrong needle roller aheadset.

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That is a sweet build!!!! & love those cranks!!!


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 Post subject: Boulder
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:05 pm 
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In 1991, I went to Moab with Joe Breeze and several new Lawwill Leader forks to demo them to the press and bike manufacturers. Joe brought along a Breezer he built in 3 days to take the Lawwill fork. I met Rich Williams, Boulder Bike's owner and the next day fitted a Leader fork to one of his bikes. I subsequently had a BIG crash dropping into the Slickrock trail due to crown failure on the prototype fork I had fitted to the Boulder-was paralyzed for 10 days and took 2 years to get better. Anyway, my comment here is Boulder called the bike the Gazelle until Raleigh sued them because they owned rights to the Gazelle name, so Boulder changed the name to Defiant. On another note, Joe Breeze still has that handmade Breezer with the Lawwill fork hanging in his workshop, and I am working on him to sell it to me.


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 Post subject: Re: 1990's Boulder
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:21 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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breezerboy wrote:
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did you take the logo of?


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 Post subject: Re: 1990's Boulder
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:02 pm 
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Defiant wrote:
did you take the logo of?


No, came without one, but I'd love to find a head badge for it if anyone knows of a spare one.


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King of the Skip Monkeys
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Why is it that older bikes like this look absolutely stunning when compared to most new stuff. I just cant get enough of this bloody site!!


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Very nice boulder! Love it! But another stem would suit the bike much better! Silver ringle or something.


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Beautiful bike really , really beautiful


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