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 Post subject: Modernised or ruined?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Not sure if you'll like it or loathe it, but I LOVE it!

Threw some new shiny bits at it and they took well to it, though I'm still to shorten the brake lines.

Here's how it looked...
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And how it is now...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Personally since full-sussers look more modern than hardtails anyway I think it works.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:03 pm 
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Location: 10ish miles off bewdley,Ludlow and malvern, lucky Me.
Tidy 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:48 pm 
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Nowt wrong with that - keep and the headshock parts and if someone ever wants to they can go back to original if they want.

Looks good - very tidy IMO.

How does the frame perform with the decent suspension and discs?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Glad to hear all good views so far. :)

Only had it out to make sure everything was working as it should, but the levers need stiffened up a bit, but so far so good. Never managed to source a suitable rear shock, so it's still the Vanilla. It works fine though, but front shock appears quite noisy. Might settle down a bit after a while...will be doing the commute to work and back tomorrow, so will see what happens.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:33 pm 
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I certainly thinks it looks good. Nothing wrong with some mixing, though personally I would have tried to salvage the headshock, as it is so connected to Cannondale and this model.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Trying to keep the Headshok sounded a bit of a task tbh. Too much for me anyway.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:59 pm 
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I like it. How does the rear perform? Not too bouncy pedalling?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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This is my first bike in around 15 years, so I can't really compare it to anything. I will say it feels pretty taut, though could be doing with a touch stiffer. Not had it offroad much tbh though.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:44 pm 
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