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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:45 am 
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I love those old crazy colours.


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B.o.T.M. Winner / Gold Trader
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its nice to see that purple karakoram built. i bought it from the original owner, only got it 80% built. nice job.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:37 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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kase1983 wrote:
its nice to see that purple karakoram built. i bought it from the original owner, only got it 80% built. nice job.


The 1990 purple one is in really nice condition too and is probably my favourite of the 2 to be honest. It ended up with a slight downgrade on the groupset though as I had some very nice 400lx bits of a Diamondback that I didn't want to waste.


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Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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First ride today and nothing went wrong or fell off :D
Rides very nicely indeed apart from the saddle, I just can't seem to get on with Flites any more.
Oh and a pair of black Wcs Ritchey grips are on order from Crc to replace those nasty red Onza's.
Cheers for the pics Ben.

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North West Deputy AEC
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Looking good Chris, the photo's never do the paint on these justice, there bright 8)
how is it against the 90 ?


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Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Cheers Lee, it has actually suffered sun fade quite a bit but it is still very bright. If I stood it next to yours you would immediately see the extent of the fading.

I havent really ridden either of them enough to compare but I did think the 150mm stem on this one but make it a bit of a stretch but with the inline seat post its a pretty damn good fit.

The flite is off back in the spares box though and a nice comfy Wtb saddle will be in place for Sunday along with Wcs grips.


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Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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1st serious ride today in the Yorkshire Dales and apart from a loose headset it performed beautifully, the red grips are gone and a nice comfy saddle is fiited :)

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Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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Is jealous. Managed to get a 21 mile road ride today. Boring but at least i'm keeping the legs working, did it on my Raleigh Single Speed

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=202089

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Looked good in the fresh air this GT. Kind of inspired me get tinkering with the outpost. Nice one.


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Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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I stripped this and hung it in the cupboard late last year but its fully rebuilt now and will be staying that way!

Great ride out today with Trebz who took the pics :wink:

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