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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 2:32 pm 
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Today was the day that I refitted the RockShox Judy XC's to the Rourke.

I love the simplicity of the Ritchey Logic rigids, and that'll be a fork to ride with on less demanding routes, but the plan was always for the Judys.

So after a very lengthy rebuild session, I finally fitted some sus to the front of my new red beauty...

With red saddle:
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With Black saddle:

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It ride fantastic, lght, supple compliant, and all the other buzz words that you can think of,,,, :roll: I'm truly happy with a build for the first time in a long long time.

Come and see it at Mayhem this year.. 8)


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GT-Steve wrote:
Having fully completed the build today, I can report back that the ride is truly awesome for me... 8) 8) and that was only a couple of miles..


You just 'know' when it's right 8)

I have my sights set on having a new Rourke frame built late this year. Having spoken to Jason at the Bristol show, and looked at the stunning workmanship on all of their bikes, I think they are a very underrepresented company around these part.


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..and the little touches make all the difference - you might just be able to make out in the top picture, up there^^^^ that the seat-stays fold around the front of the seat-tube (where it joins to the top-tube)...

I keep looking at it.... :oops: :lol:


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GT-Steve wrote:
..and the little touches make all the difference - you might just be able to make out in the top picture, up there^^^^ that the seat-stays fold around the front of the seat-tube (where it joins to the top-tube).


That's one of their tell tale features. You should see the top of the range racer in matt black, it's awesome :shock:


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Thats a lovely bike you've done there - it just looks so right.

I normally want to like coloured saddles but I don't think I've ever seen a bike where they look good, certainly black always looks the best. However, I think the red Flite looks as good as the black one on this bike, seems to be well balanced in colour with it.

SO is there a "magic" to UK steel then you think?


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This bike just keeps on getting better matey, superb job!


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benbonty wrote:
This bike just keeps on getting better matey, superb job!



Thanks fella, and lets not forget it was inspired in some small part by your Salsa.. 8)

Rob Atkin wrote:
Thats a lovely bike you've done there - it just looks so right.

I normally want to like coloured saddles but I don't think I've ever seen a bike where they look good, certainly black always looks the best. However, I think the red Flite looks as good as the black one on this bike, seems to be well balanced in colour with it.

SO is there a "magic" to UK steel then you think?


Thanks Rob.

I'm the same, I think both the red and the black saddles work equally well on the bike, so I'll use them dependant 100% on my mood.. :lol:

Hard to comment on ay kind of magic. I've ridden steel a lot, but never 853. Whether tis feels any better is totally subjective (and maybe even in my head) but it certainly seems to have a nicer 'feel' about it..

Tricky to put into words really.


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Now thats a stunner :D Pro level race bike 8)


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thats a real beauty. Agree with the black flite..saddle should always match the grips.

I wonder what chrome plated judy's would look like...


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