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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:24 pm 
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^ Wads another scorcher - straight into the top left corner, beating gordon banks. alex stepney and bert trautmann on the way in :wink:

Cool as a dry ice machine on pluto 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Didn't know this site existed, just did a random google of KHS Montana Team... who knew!

I bought Montana Team frame in 1993 to replace a Bridgestone MB2 bent in a turn missed at speed. They were two of the few lightweight steel frames of the time with quick handling geometry. So sad that steel has mostly disappeared on quality bikes today... though I suppose it is less of an issue with full suspension configs.

The Montana Team needed updating 3 or 4 years ago, and the RS Mag21 had died, not possible nor really desirable to fix it... but then what sort of front susp can one get with a 1" steerer these days? So I... hmm, this may be a horror to the purists out there... had a frame repairer replace the head tube with a 1.125" careful to keep the good geometry with today's front ends. So now it has a new paint job and a Marzocchi Marathon SL.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:35 pm 
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welcome bruce, you heathen!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:45 pm 
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Loverly.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:16 pm 
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No decals... didn't seem to be available, and so left the Marz decals covered also (as from the factory). So 11.8kg (26.0 lbs), not too bad when kitted with mudflaps and a 1500gm fork having 120mm travel.

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KHS Montana Team mtn bike 2013-08-19 001sml by brucew268, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:19 pm 
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Archemist wrote:
^ Wads another scorcher - straight into the top left corner, beating gordon banks. alex stepney and bert trautmann on the way in :wink:

Cool as a dry ice machine on pluto 8)


:lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:27 am 
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This brings back memories , great site for that ;) , one of my best mates used to (think he may still have it , hmm, where's his number :idea: ) have one of these when we used to ride years ago, sure his had a rigid fork on though , remember it cost him a small fortune, nice to see one again :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:52 am 
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Mr Universe wrote:
This brings back memories , great site for that ;) , one of my best mates used to (think he may still have it , hmm, where's his number :idea: ) have one of these when we used to ride years ago, sure his had a rigid fork on though , remember it cost him a small fortune, nice to see one again :)


:)

Have a look at this one ;) ....

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:02 pm 
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:shock: 8) Jesus ! that's really nice mate, love it with those red ritchey tyres on , I'm going to have to phone my mate and see if he's still got his, think I might have to get a move on and finish my latest rebuild, and maybe start looking for one of these :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:35 pm 
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Mr Universe wrote:
:shock: 8) Jesus ! that's really nice mate, love it with those red ritchey tyres on , I'm going to have to phone my mate and see if he's still got his, think I might have to get a move on and finish my latest rebuild, and maybe start looking for one of these :mrgreen:


Hope your mate still has it and is willing to part with it! :lol: ...quite hard to come by otherwise.


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