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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:41 am 
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Above is my Beast '97 with magura rim brakes and the missis '12 trail sl4
both being used as they shouldand still gettin dirty


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:22 am 
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dancingjack,

Has the Beast had a respray as it is looking in superb condition :?:

Also the "Beast of the East" sticker on the top tube, is that where it originally was or have you placed it there :?: (Mine has M800 written there and only "Beast of the East" on the chain stays)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:13 pm 
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Hey Whyterider,

The bike is original and has never received a respray. It's 100% original. Perhaps, yours is a CAAD 1 and this is a CAAD 2? I'm not 200% sure, just taking a rough guess...

Merry Christmas BTW!


whyterider wrote:
dancingjack,

Has the Beast had a respray as it is looking in superb condition :?:

Also the "Beast of the East" sticker on the top tube, is that where it originally was or have you placed it there :?: (Mine has M800 written there and only "Beast of the East" on the chain stays)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:19 pm 
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I love these frames, have had 3, but I always get frustrated with the instability of them, the high BB, (12.75 inches) designed for Trials use, spoils the XC ride quality and makes them tricky to handle in the wet.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:01 am 
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Wold Ranger wrote:
I love these frames, have had 3, but I always get frustrated with the instability of them, the high BB, (12.75 inches) designed for Trials use, spoils the XC ride quality and makes them tricky to handle in the wet.


I've had it for slightly more than 10 years now. Bashed it for a good 3 years worth of off-roading and it served me really well. I had a hard time searching for another bike which is as responsive at this bike. I have to admit it gets tricky in the wets and getting the weight down on the rear to move uphills is a bit challenging. But that could be due to my choice of tyres. Afterall, the tropical rain here in Singapore gets rather heavy. But once it gets into technical trials, that's where it shines. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Lovely bike, great pictures too.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:36 pm 
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What a minter :) I have the later CAAD3 version painted up as Martyn Ashton's Team Trials machine. Fast bikes aren't they? :D
Short stiff tubes don't make for all-day comfort though, I'd like to find a suitable steel companion for it one day.


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