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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:15 pm 
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Location: Penrith Cumbria/Malaga Spain
Marmite: Love it or hate it…,

I bought this bike off here to use as my daily ride. I did get carried away and paid over the odds; most components were either worn or poor quality. I would have been far better just buying a descent Orange frame only.

I have replaced everything on the bike. Purist might not agree but I do intend to ride everyday and lots of the parts were available when this bike was new.

I like the end result, I’ve brought new life into an old bike and I doubt I’ll run into another, it’s a little on the heavy side but rides well……..

Still need 24T or 26T granny and a 34T or 36T middle….

Anyway what do you think?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:37 pm 
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I think its a great colour :D
i dont think i could live with chainset though , but then thats just me !

I think it would look really good with a full black lx groupset .

cheers Paul


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:53 pm 
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Aggggghhhhh my eyes



Just kidding :lol: , the forks are a bit too long for the frame and the risers and bar ends look odd but if it's a rider who cares, at least it's getting used :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:16 am 
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jimihendrix wrote:
Aggggghhhhh my eyes

Just kidding :lol: , the forks are a bit too long for the frame and the risers and bar ends look odd but if it's a rider who cares, at least it's getting used :wink:


I was about to post exactly the same comments, only to scroll down and find you'd already done it for me :lol:

There's a lot going on there, old, new, red, carbon, slime green... but if you like how it rides then its a job well done :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:54 am 
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Location: Penrith Cumbria/Malaga Spain
I've orderd some shorter bar ends for it.... in red of cource.

I did have a set of NOS black LX cranks but I sold them and apart from the original Altus these are all I have.

Just bought a couple of descent chain rings of here so should ride even better,,,,,

Not sure about the height of the forks, I was tempted to go back to rigid if I can find a set as I don;t do any off roading.....

Keep you posted.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:04 am 
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If you go for a set of rigids look for a set of the thin spinner style forks, these have a bit of springyness in them (like a road bike fork) so allow a bit of comfort while still being direct.

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Other options would be Orange F7's, Orange alluminium forks, Kona P2's or Pace RC30's, these will give a harsher ride though.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:09 am 
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Location: Penrith Cumbria/Malaga Spain
Thats a nice looking bike.....
I actually sold a set of Pace carbon rigids as well......
I'll keep an eye out for some F7's, can't imagine easy to get them colour matched though.....


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