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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:03 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Thu May 06, 2010 10:05 pm
Posts: 7032
Location: Aberdeen
That could build up into a really nice full-sus xc bike, the frame with carbon swingarm is pretty light even by todays standards.
One thing to look out for is the rear shock losing it's damping, if it's a Noleen shock then there's a company called Mick Gardener Racing in the UK who could service it for you I believe, or Risse Racing make compatible shocks, other than that it's a custom adapter job to fit a modern shock.

I like the Hope adapter for the rear disc caliper, looks like it will last another 15 years of abuse no problem!

As for the forks, whilst for me the Girvin/Crosslink forks are a thing of beauty I wanted something a little lighter, more plush and more adjustable and which would take a disc caliper, so the Crosslinks had to go in favour of a regular telescopic fork.

Here's mine anyway, last weighed at 27lbs before changing the fork...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:20 pm
Posts: 14
Cheers for the tips guys, the bike is now in bits and all cleaned up, still unsure what to do with it, as it feels very large to me.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:44 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:08 pm
Posts: 170
Location: Nottingham
Very nice jimo476 I have one VERY similar one or two bits to finish but it should squeak 24lb .

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