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 Post subject: 89 Ridgeback 602
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:44 pm 
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So this is a new thread for a Christmas Karma frame I gladly received from Ian (ishaw). Frame is really good, I particularly like the splatter paint job. I also got some other parts from Ian to get the build going, and though I have made some progress in the living room (understanding wife), it's some way off yet and I am trying a few things out to decide on the final spec. Am not after catalogue perfection, just something that looks period correct. Just thought I'd post this and follow it up to see what you thought. Will get better pics soon...
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 Post subject: Re: 89 Ridgeback 602
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:59 pm 
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Looking good, cracking saddle! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: 89 Ridgeback 602
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:10 am 
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Good work. Nice to see it built up with Mountain LX, thumbshifters and skinwall tyres.
...or at least that's what it looks like from the pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: 89 Ridgeback 602
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:40 am 
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Nice to see one of these again - I hesitated a long time over one of these back in the day before finally buying a Rockhopper instead. Always liked those Ridgebacks though.


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 Post subject: Re: 89 Ridgeback 602
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:35 am 
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drystonepaul wrote:
Good work. Nice to see it built up with Mountain LX, thumbshifters and skinwall tyres.
...or at least that's what it looks like from the pictures.


Yep you are spot on. Good eyes!


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 Post subject: Re: 89 Ridgeback 602
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:37 am 
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Vinevo wrote:
Looking good, cracking saddle! :wink:


Ha ha, now you see what it was for!! Thanks for that!


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 Post subject: Re: 89 Ridgeback 602
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:56 am 
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Quality! Not enough Ridgebacks on here, great Karma too 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 89 Ridgeback 602
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:41 am 
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Just put a picture of my single speed converted 603gs into the work bikes section :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: 89 Ridgeback 602
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:10 pm 
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I had 603 gs bitd, Paid £350 for a set of Pace 35 AB forks to go on it, one of the best riding bikes I ever owned, wish I still had it now :(


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 Post subject: Re: 89 Ridgeback 602
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:12 pm 
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Loved looking at the Ridgebacks in the old Madison catalogues (IIRC). Great bikes and agree that there are not enough seen on here.


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