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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:48 pm 
Lincs AEC
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With the wealth on 'new' bikes appearing on here, I thought I'd pass my 2007 Avalanche Expert through.

I'm trying for a retro look, yet maintaining the benefits associated with a new bike.

So, we have Avid Juicy 3 disc brakes, SRAM X-7 shifters, X-9 rear mech and new Deore LX front mech. Rock Shox Tora's up front have adjustable ride height and lock out.

Retro touches I have added so far are a 1998/99 Deore LX chainset, grey Flite, KORE stem, GT straight bar and NOS 1996 GT grips. Butterscotch tyres are thanks to MadCowKev.

Haven't quite decided where to go next with it, so any comments welcome.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:50 pm 
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my next step would be to put some pedals on it! oh then change the seatpost and get it stripped and polished.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:45 am 
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Gday Pickle

Hard to say what to do it next.

Looks good the way it is..

Im in the same boat as you.

I have a 2006 Avalanche Pro. I cant bring myself to ride it as it doesnt have the same feel as a retro...

Even with putting retro bits on it I dont think I could enjoy it as much as one of me older GT's........


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:12 am 
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Haven't quite decided where to go next with it, so any comments welcome.


Bar ends, in purple.....can't get a more retro touch than that!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:39 am 
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Pickle wrote:
Haven't quite decided where to go next with it, so any comments welcome.


I'd leave it as it is. Just abuse it!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:30 am 
Lincs AEC
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MadCowKev wrote:
Pickle wrote:
Haven't quite decided where to go next with it, so any comments welcome.


I'd leave it as it is. Just abuse it!


Your probably right :lol:

I'm 99% certain that its this one that will get spanked at D2D 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:48 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Brettels wrote:
Hard to say what to do it next.
Looks good the way it is..
...............

I have a 2006 Avalanche Pro. I cant bring myself to ride it as it doesnt have the same feel as a retro


Thanks mate

Have to say though, its is a nice ride, and if I'm honest its more comfortable than my RTS and LTS. As a singletrack flyer, it is a storming bike 8)


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