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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:22 am 
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Great fun isn't it? Although a bit of a learning curve....i'm still trying to setup the gears properly. :?

Thanks for all the positive comments guys. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:09 pm 
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mikee wrote:
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8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:06 pm 
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Reason why I like retro bikes is there uniqueness.
Your bike used to be unique and now it's just like most suspension bikes you see going around.

certainly looks better now, but i wonder what it would have looked like without painting the frame.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:08 pm 
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mikee wrote:
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Very nice


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:21 pm 
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I say it's ruined: it's never going to ride well or look...er...'conventionally attractive' however modernised or modified it is, and so the only thing it had going for it was its originality and the minor historical significance that went with it.

A lot of these retro-modded bikes seem pretty confused. Why combine an obsolete, poorly-designed full sus frame with modern parts, and even ditch the iconic original paint job? You end up with some frankenstein thing that neither rides well nor preserves or celebrates its quirks, provenance and wider history. That said, it's not like they're super rare and you seem happy, so different strokes for different folks I guess!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:38 pm 
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"obsolete, poorly-designed full sus frame "

have you ridden one ?

these still ride extremley well


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:44 pm 
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mikee wrote:
"obsolete, poorly-designed full sus frame "

have you ridden one ?

these still ride extremley well


Yes, I've ridden one. In what sense do they ride extremely well? Are you comparing it to a well-designed and executed full sus mountainbike frame, or a badger perhaps?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:54 pm 
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That's quite a complementary 'upgrade'. I like it.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:26 pm 
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Yeah, I'm defo in the 'for' camp with this one. When cannondale 'updated' their graphics they lost some of their look IMO - small point maybe but it makes a difference. I think there are some aesthetics worth preserving but not the original - I think the update breathes new life into her - nice work!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:41 pm 
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nice changes to a classic bike, only thing i would have kept was the old graphics other then that small detail safer and cheaper to ditch the headshock (aka Hell in a headtube!!)

and hey your happy with it so thats what counts, good work :)


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