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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:57 am 
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I always had a crush on Sunn bikes since I started to throw myself into mountain bikes world.
this one has been one of my "dream bikes" when I was 16.
but I wasn't really into 90's MTB anymore since early 2000, but a friend of mine gave me back the virus after an australian trip where he litterally discovered mountain bike and told me about it with shining crystals in his eyes.
then, I found a french forum dedicated to sunn brand, another one, then retrobike etc etc etc

I spent a lot of time hanging around into member's gallery, and step by step the idea of building this dream bike grew up in my mind.
starting point of this build is a fork, the sunn chaos XC

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my holy graal when I was young :D

but a fork alone doesn't make a dream bike, then I saw a picture of gilles sanders in the 95' catalog a few years ago.


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full XTR M900, too classy for me, specially when I saw this picture of ludovic dubau

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I felt in love with red tri align, they match so well with the frame colour !

took me a while to collect parts, to sand the frame and respray it, specially when I took a one year break in australia :D
everything was at my parent's place, while I was far away, even when I came back to france I was 1300 km far :facepalm:

but I went to visit my family for christmas, during short 4 days.
I kept half a day to build the whole bike ....
...and I did it :xmas-wink:

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it is almost as I wanted it to be

to be perfect I need decals, 117 ceramic instead of 121's, and a pair of red skewers ;)

hope you'll enjoy


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:14 am 
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Really nice that it,love the frame and the colour.
Well worth the wait!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:45 am 
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very lovely, great bike - looking forward to see it with decals :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:05 am 
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That's very nice mate. Like the colour and the wheel/tyre combo.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:26 am 
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thats so nice yep all you need is the decals and your sorted :D 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:26 pm 
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many thanks guys

hopefully decals will come soon :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:27 pm 
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nice build, haven't seen that fork before.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:16 pm 
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Great work Seb! Its going to be absolutely stunning with the decals. What is the frame? Maxe? And how does Chaos compare with an Obsys carbon?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:34 pm 
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I keep coming and looking at this again,looks really fresh great colour
What size is it?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:11 am 
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Just realised the answer to my question about the frame is in the title :facepalm:

mtbdave wrote:
What size is it?


Its a 45cm (~18") frame


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