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 Post subject: My Fleet!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:08 pm 
jammy git
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Hello everyone!

I love this site as you see so many awesome bikes, mine are not so rare but I love them all (and don't ride any as much as I really should!), was tidying the shed and thought I'd take pictures of a few....

This is my Kona Kaboom, this was a one model year Out of Bounds Kaboom.....basically a Roast with horizontal dropouts, the saddle and cranks are new additions....the chain is a little slack at the moment :oops: had to wait four months for it back in 2001 but it was worth it!

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Here's my Fuquay, bought it as a frameset from Jez and after some research got the history of it from BugPowderDust (cheers!), I love it! the newish tyres are for riding on.....it's usually shod with Umma Gummas but I'm looking to get some cream Schwalbe Fat Franks as Petes Roberts roadster has spurred me on to do a similar thing!

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This is my work in progress.....an ebay rescue Dave Yates Diablo! I have a nice NOS set of 1" Kona P2's to fit (cheers Simon), probably gonna go with a Shimano drivetrain on this (105 rear/XT front/DX Thumbies) and 3DV Paul brakes...

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And finally here's my daily rider, a battered and bruised Breezer Jet Stream, no dents though! got a mish-mash Hope wheelset on now (how noisy?) and the Race Face stem was a cheapy from Wiggle but apart from that it is as bought, putting the hammer down the rear wheel flexes but is 100% true :shock: was gonna buy a new hardtail but think I'll just stick knobblies on this!

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Hope my epic post hasn't bored anyone too much :wink:

Cheers
Stu


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:03 pm 
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really like the breezer and i always lusted after those fuquay frames aswel! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:54 pm 
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I like the green bike the best and the red sidewalls tyres on it, fancy getting some red strips tyres, like Panaracer XC but they are expensive for £25 per tyre though, nice collection you have, green bike comes out top for me.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:00 pm 
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fuquays gonna look awesome with new tyres :D gonna get some decals for it?
oh yeh slacken the B-tension bolt a tad too :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:13 pm 
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Very nice collection there; Kaboom isn't to my taste, but the others all are!

I think the Fuquay is possibly my favourite... though with P2s and with the right components I can see the Dave Yates being even nicer. I like the blue/white fade.

And the Breezer... not bad for a daily hack! I don't recall really seeing much about these BITD, but ever since I started hanging about this site they've really taken my interest.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:28 am 
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i really like the Fuquay. the paint looks really, and the brooks really adds to it. I'd run w/ the brooks theme and use there gtips too. Also i'd lose the red tires, in my opinion they take away from the bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:21 am 
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Its nice 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:49 pm 
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Cheers guys!

All comments taken on board :D

stu


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:54 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
Fuquay Fuquay Fuquay Fuquay Fuquay Fuquay Fuquay Fuquay Fuquay Fuquay Fuquay Fuquay ...............etc. etc.
Its nice 8)


What he said. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:05 pm 
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Fuquay is the dog's... apart from the tyres (IMO :wink: ) red sidewalls just don't seem to complement it.

What pedals you fitting to it?


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