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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Sunny Goring-sur-mer, West Sussex
This was a '92 Marin Bear Valley SE. It was my second mountain bike (my first was a Tushingham B-52). This became my wifes, and recently became mine again. As I've already got a road bike, a 'proper' mountain bike (Sunn Revolt) and single speed, I decided this one would be someting more frivolous. So this is my fun-in-the-sun beach cruiser, to be used for riding down to the beach with my kitesurfing kit. Coaster brakes and single speed so I can use hands for holding my kite board.

This is a retro-bike and ebay bitsa (bitsa this, bitsa that). Ebay kona handlebars, coaster hub, rims, 2.4" holy roller tyres, 'dale octopus pedals, fsa chain ring, sprocket and chain device. Retrobike P2 forks, BB and cranks.

Not too sure on retrobike etiquette, but I hope doing this to a 16 year old bike isn't viewed as sacriledge!

Jules


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:25 pm 
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F@*k me they are monster handlebars- Bike does looks super cool but those bars are 'orrible IMHO. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:27 pm 
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Cool!

But bizarre. WTF are those bars?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:30 pm 
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Is it called Rudolph? :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:35 pm 
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neebsta wrote:
Is it called Rudolph? :lol: :lol: :lol:


I just spat tea on my monitor then :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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My wife hates the bars too. I'm reserving judgement, but the upright riding position is nice.

The bars are from a Kona "Humuhumu-Nukunuku-Apua’a" (say that when you've had a few). I hadn't seen this bike until after I finished mine, but you can see great minds do think alike....

http://www.konabikes.co.uk/2k7bikes/humu_2k7.php


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:51 pm 
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I think it looks the biz 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:52 pm 
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You used to be able to pull humungus skids with a coaster brake.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:35 pm 
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That is seriously cool.. and, those crazy P2's actually look good on a bike for once :shock: Nice one dude!! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:11 pm 
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loving it all except the bars. Get some Mary bars, that'll suit it better. Oh and is your tensioner set up right - there's still some slack?

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