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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:54 pm 
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Picked this up off ebay the other week for a far price, it's a little dirty and tatty with a fair few paint chips. Purchased for my GF until a purple/white e stay is built at her request.

The Max Drive 32mm travel (:shock:) forks are knackered so will be changed to rigid or some other 65mm travel fork.

Soooooooooooooo at some point it looked like this

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and now looks like this..........

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:26 pm 
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nice m8!

I have one of these, they ride really well!

Its stripped back to a frame now, i'm having a disc tab welded on!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:29 pm 
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I like the look of those skinny sus forks.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:49 pm 
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poweredbypies wrote:
I like the look of those skinny sus forks.


You can have them if you like, I'm not going to get them serviced


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:53 pm 
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Its alright chap just like the look of skinnier forks I have a secret desire for some of those old marzzochi jobbies :oops: the ones that taper down to the drop out and are drilled through. They are prolly terrible and flex like two maccy d's straws but I love the look.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:19 pm 
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Just removed the forks after a little persuasion with a wooden mallet and discovered it to be 1 1/8th threaded fork... are these common?

Looking to replace the fork with an old Judy or Indy fork of the ahead type.

Would anyone want a 1 1/8th threaded ritchey headset???? :?

Now to clean the bugger, i'm leaving the BB in there as it feels fine


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:25 pm 
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Dont go too mad, for the money you are about to spend on this, you can buy a better model. These are quite heavy and the ride is a bit dead.

Here is your challange:

From this

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To this:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:30 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Dont go too mad, for the money you are about to spend on this, you can buy a better model. These are quite heavy and the ride is a bit dead.


Completely agree, problem is the fork that came with it was buggered, I do have some rigid forks that'll will work so may try them just going to use the parts bin to build it up

Will still need a new headset....:?

or could I just find the top bit to a headset to top off the threaded one???

The rest will stay, will be a run about for the missus will we get the Killi Racer sorted


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:35 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:

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Easy... could you karma me those forks and I'll have it done in no time :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:44 am 
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I agree with LGF, I had one of these in similar condition and rebuilt it it to relive my early days on a Tufftrax Elite (similar frame I thought). Good fun but a bit heavy and not as lively as something more expensive. Polish up nice though as Saracen Paint is the biz.

Mine went to a guy on here to be built up as a tourer which is well suited as pretty bombproof.

The long forks were a mistake, slowed it down too much.

I have a pair of Tange Struts that look similar to the original but are far better quality if you want to keep the spindly look?


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