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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:28 pm 
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She doesn't care whether it is XT XTR or Alivio...but I will have to service it etc so I want it to be quite nice :lol:
Started with a nice 93 14.5" Rockhopper complete build but I did not like the components so am slowly rebuilding it.
NOS Syncros headset to go on soon 8) I may change the front brake to a V brake with a Travel Adjuster
I really want the stem and post to be black Thomson. I will run it 1 x 8 and have a nice 32T gold Vuelta ring on its way.
Reckon it should be a cool little bike for a 10yo

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:51 pm 
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Nice !!!! I had two nice 14" kona's for my two youngest a few years back and knowing how kids ride i.e leaving them outside shop/in friends gardens/generally no care !! I limited use to when I was out riding with them(too many scallys about)

Will you set her free on this beauty alone ?

Col 8)


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:56 pm 
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That is super cool.


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Will you set her free on this beauty alone ?


Ha ha...no way...I will keep it at my house (we do not live together) and will ride together. I don't think see is that fussed to be honest :( but may be a new bike will peak some interest?


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 5:40 pm 
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Harryburgundy wrote:
She doesn't care whether it is XT XTR or Alivio...but I will have to service it etc so I want it to be quite nice :lol: ..

nice project :D
Do it with right parts :wink: ...looking forward to the result.


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 9:59 pm 
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Very nice but is that not a bit large for a 10 year old or does it run 24" wheels?


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:26 am 
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Bullpup wrote:
Very nice but is that not a bit large for a 10 year old or does it run 24" wheels?


Seemed okay when I fitted her on it...it is a 26er


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:21 am 
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Harryburgundy wrote:
Bullpup wrote:
Very nice but is that not a bit large for a 10 year old or does it run 24" wheels?


Seemed okay when I fitted her on it...it is a 26er


Fair enough - my 11 year old has just outgrown his rockhopper 24.


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 12:11 pm 
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I had a look on Isla Bikes and they have 26ers for 8 plus
http://www.islabikes.co.uk/bike_pages/beinn26.html

http://www.islabikes.co.uk/bike_pages/creig26.html


hope it is okay...will probably put a shorter stem on


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 12:30 pm 
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Harryburgundy wrote:
I had a look on Isla Bikes and they have 26ers for 8 plus
http://www.islabikes.co.uk/bike_pages/beinn26.html

http://www.islabikes.co.uk/bike_pages/creig26.html


hope it is okay...will probably put a shorter stem on


It looks great and I hope it turns out ok - if not I have the next size down for sale / swap...


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