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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:43 pm 
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great job, but how does it ride?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:04 pm 
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Brilliant , absoloutley brilliant

Love it


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:53 pm 
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mikee wrote:
Brilliant , absoloutley brilliant

Love it
:lol: :lol: :lol:


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velomaniac wrote:
Hmmmm........now I have a Emmelle Dolomite frame and fork so maybe full XTR with Mavic Crossmax..................yeah right, if I could afford full XTR and Crossmax i wouldn't have an Emmelle Dolomite :lol:


From memory the Dolomite wasn't too bad. Couple of local lads had them in 1989 and the spec was very similar to my Tufftrax. Obviously mine was better and I told them so. They then went out and got a 1990 Cro Mega and Al Mega. BAH!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:42 am 
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Interesting. Bike does look certainly better. I quite like idea of it and appreciate your effort whatever reason is behind that. Welds are even more awful on close up though. Who they hired? What kind of welding is that?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:47 am 
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What makes me smile about this is the the parts list is like my ideal build.

Hanging on completely the wrong thing.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:31 pm 
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just had a vision of you walking into dave roberts with the frame and asking for an identical in 853 and a repaint.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:04 pm 
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It's not really cost anything to build, all the parts are from other bikes.


mikee wrote:
i want to build one of these
but i cant find the super rare activator frame


There are normally a few on eBay, usually sell for under £10!

kingoffootball wrote:
Ummm ... what to say? .... interesting seat angle.


Someone always mentions the saddle angle!
It's actually too high at the front for me still!


Pyro Tim wrote:
great job, but how does it ride?


Exactly how you imagine it would.

dablk wrote:
just had a vision of you walking into dave roberts with the frame and asking for an identical in 853 and a repaint.


lol, that's funny.
I have some big plans for this next year, but it will be a long project :(


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:50 pm 
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I made up a couple of these today to finish it off.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:14 pm 
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Rampage wrote:
Someone always mentions the saddle angle! It's actually too high at the front for me still!

Like I said, huge 'nads required to build this 8)

Get it on the British Steel thread then... I'm sure that crowd will love it :wink:


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