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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:03 pm 
South West Deputy AEC
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That looks well nice. 8) I'd still change the fork (again) for a bouncy one with hanger and stick with canti.

So what size DX top pull front mech do you need? I'm sure one of us will have one in the spares box.

Keep it!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:15 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Yeah another who thinks the grey looks great. Looks very nice with the dx kit.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:13 pm 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
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Ideal world I'd want a 28.6mm deore dx top pull mech but I don't think they made them.

I don't really want to buy another fork, but I may have to but looking for anything suitable in a one inch steerer these days is a pain. Threaded or ahead. I'm in no rush so I'll just wait fir the for sale forum of eBay to come up with something.

I think the correct/best fork would be the bonty/tange/syncros type but that seem to go for pretty strong money, more than this carbon fork sometimes


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:25 pm 
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I'll keep an eye out for a mech next time I'm down the cave. 1" is a pain - I'm looking for a suitable one for my Fat Chance Monster as well.

Here's a piccy of my Privateer I got last week (I prefer the look of your one!) >>>


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Id like to see it with the correct sus fork, I would even go to the lengths of colour coding the legs and retro fitting colour matched decals (in the reverse colours to the frame).

Be nice if you could get hold of the adjusted Rockshox crown if you haven't already.

Looks good


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:56 pm 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
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Yeah the bonty rockshox would be nice, hens teeth though. I only originally got the frame because I had heard good things about the ride, I foolishly didn't anticipate the problems of finding a suitable fork, previous 1 inch headset builds have mostly been acquired as frame and fork together, I obviously knew if would be harder but kept settling for whatever I could find, and that was probably the main mistake.

Is the tange fork called "struts"? Has a crown like the bonty fork? That's the style I'd like


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