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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:54 pm 
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Finally I have got round to posting.
I actually feel guilty for taking so long!
(also have a '96 Kona Kilauea in original spec but it's too much of a mess right now.)

I have the original Fisher saddle but it's a large heavy sofa-type.
I need to get a nice Flite to replace the torn effort.
Wheels are hand-built Ritchies with some old unknown cheng-shin tyres.
Managed to get some blue and red elastomers as well as the black (fitted), I don't know how they compare yet.

Oh, and please excuse the V's on the front, not very retro I know but now that I have a spare Manitou hanger I'll fit the original cantis after my house move has settled down.

I had to get this when it came up. I remember seeing one on tomorrow's world - This whole "retrobike thing" is great isn't it?
Now we can have the bikes which we could only dream about as kids!

It rides very well. Not as flexy as I imagined, great for the small, irritating bumps - not so great on the big stuff. All-in-all, well pleased though!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:59 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Hey Deelam,

That RS1 looks sweet in black...nice ride! I also remember when the bike was shown on Tomorrow's World, some guy was riding it up a set of stairs...magic!

Rich


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:45 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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very nice .


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:58 am 
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Lovely. Control tech seat pin would finish it off a treat. But as it is its more functional than fully pimp which is nice actually.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:00 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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:shock: Now that is nice, a proper classic

........thats gotta be a keeper


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:19 am 
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Yup, that seatpin QR is nasty - well spotted!

As for keeping it - I don't imagine that I will let this one go. Let's face it, by modern full-sus standards it is completely hopeless :lol: but it just has a certain "je ne sais quoi" about it!

I think it's still wearing the original paint, all the decals are under the lacquer.
Although I thought these all came in purple.

The paintwork is very brittle, just like a Klein.
And I am still looking for a band-on 34.9 Campy centaur front mech. It's the only mech which (I hope) will be small enough to allow me to shift onto the bottom ring. With the DX mech, I am stuck with 12 speeds!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:30 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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they must be very rare as well , I dont think they sold many .


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:58 am 
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very nice :)

what disc brake is that?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:30 am 
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It's a Mountain Cycle Pro-Stop. Cable actuated hydraulic. I think it's a "baby" version of the one on Jez's suspenders. It has a floating disc which is always in very slight contact with the pads so it "sings" as you ride!

I reckon it must weigh a couple of pounds, totally over-engineered, but boy, does it work well!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:30 pm 
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Want something like this in large please!

Were do I place my order!! 8)


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