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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:13 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:10 pm 
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hmmm weird bike.. :?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:44 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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well, it's made of leftovers lying around :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:01 pm 
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kaos wrote:
hmmm weird bike.. :?

Weird but strangely cool IMHO :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:05 pm 
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I don't think it's weird, I think it's ace. 8) Nice steel frame eccentric English steed. :D

I always think big frames look a little odd, but other than that..........cool.

Particularly liking the Marzocchi disk conversion. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:42 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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yeah the disc brake I bought originally in 1995 new to fit my XC51's which I had then. Fits all Marzocchi forks with the thin tapered legs, although you have to drill a hole in XC51 <gulp>!

It's a Hope cable operated brake. The disc fits on a spline to a Hope hub.

The rim as a point of interest is a Campagnolo Stheno - remember them?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:03 pm 
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Yeah, I remember those Hope kits for the XC forks. I stayed back and watched one of the guys in a shop take a drill to fit some.........wasn't a pretty sight.!

I'd forgotten about the rims though.

Very nice set up for something you've built up out of 'bits'

I like. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:36 pm 
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Hi
Nice ride.Remember ordering one of these in for a customer.Think they originally came with XT and some Manitou SX in red.Had an earlier one in mango straight out of the Special Products division in Nottingham.Sold it to cheap! Oh the regrets!
Thanx Max


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:14 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Functional springs to mind; does what it says on the tin :wink:
Love the front disc conversion.
That stem rise scares me!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:26 pm 
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the stem angle :shock: But otherwise a nice looking bike. Good colours :D


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