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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Brought this...and now dont know what to build it up with. :?
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Was thinking white..instead of yellow.
And lx groupset...
Got a set of givins coming for it... But might use them somewhere else
These are them.,
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=girvin+c ... yCQ&zoom=1

Any other comments welcome


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:26 pm 
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Or i might just sell it.... And spend more cash on the orange build. :?:


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Anyone know what the spec was.??


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:16 am 
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http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike
It's listed as a 98, and looks like the rear swing arm may have been changed. A popular mod IIRC.


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Ya rear beam has been changed...

And thanks for spec list.. Lx will suit it.. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:22 pm 
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LX will go nicely.
Whats wrong with the yellow?


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nowt to do with it being a 'popular mod' - the swing arm cracked, I had two in the end.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:03 pm 
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NAILTRAIL96 wrote:
LX will go nicely.
Whats wrong with the yellow?



Just think it will look better in white......


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:23 pm 
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It would look more modern but I think it may loose some of it's retro ness.
I though the original swingarm was steel on these and they were replace because they were heavy?
Or was this actually your frame in the past lgf?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:32 pm 
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The shorline trail was the cromo rear end:

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The aluminium swingarms were prone to cracking on the early bikes so they were often replaced under warranty with the later version with the feaux disc mounts.


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