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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:39 am 
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looking good , but I thought you were selling it .


I was looking to thin down the collection as I have spent far too much lately but then I remembered about a car I had stashed away that I don't use and sold that instead.
S


How do you forget about a car you have got? They are not exactly small! :D


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It takes the prospect of selling a bike to remember the old DB5 one has stashed away in one's hangar...


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Hanger yes. DB5 sadly not:(
Space in the barn is a dangerous thing for me and my wallet. Mmmm Lotus Eleven sized space?
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I do like that, especially that colour. Complete bike should be 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:02 pm 
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BoyBurning wrote:
It takes the prospect of selling a bike to remember the old DB5 one has stashed away in one's hangar...


Totally off topic, but a friend of mine was stopped recently in his Metro by the police, who promptly took the p*ss out of his Aston Martin mobile phone, until he explained that i was a gift from AM for being a loyal customer, he currently has 2!


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Just had it out for a blast around the fields- it rocks!
Just a brief run but first impressions are off a Yo with a super soft rear. It doesn't have much travel but takes the edge off the bumps well. There is very little sway on the back and virtually no pedal bob. It needs more air in the shock as its sitting low with lardy old me on it.
I need to work on the fork as its a little stiff over little bumps and roots and I think I need to change the cassette as the chain is slipping a little under load.
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Does anyone else run AMP forks? Is there much adjustment in them without losing ride height?
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Dr S wrote:
Does anyone else run AMP forks?


Ed (orange71) has some and was running them on his DBR Axis. Drop him a PM, I'm sure he'll help you :wink:


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Pickle wrote:
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Does anyone else run AMP forks?


Ed (orange71) has some and was running them on his DBR Axis. Drop him a PM, I'm sure he'll help you :wink:


I think the forks in question are the very ones i hold in my grubby mits right now! I'll give him a shout.
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Finished at last and ready for its first run out. A few modern parts have crept into the build but its a rider and has to function. I think its retro in spirit- what do you guys think?

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Frame: FAT CHANCE Shock-a-Billy, S/M 1995, Risse Racing shock and AMP seatstay brace

Fork: AMP Research F3 disc only

Headset: Chris King
Stem: Answer A.TAC
Handlebar: Syncros Riser
Grips: Yeti Speedgrips
Barends: None

Front Brakes:Rock Shox/ AMP Research Disc brake with 165mm Hope rotor, Ti bolts
Brake Pads: Rock Shox Carbon Metalic
Rear Brakes: Grafton Rim Crusher
Brake Cables:Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Onza Chill Pill in black
Brake Levers: M900 XTR

Shifters: M900 XTR STi
Front Derailleur: M900 XTR
Rear Derailleur: M900 XTR with KCNC Jockeys and SRP bolts
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: SRAM 8 speed
Chain: SRAM
Cranks: Syncros forged
Crank Bolts: SRP alloy in green
Chainrings: Middleburn slickshift in 24-34-46
Chainring bolts: Generic alloy in black
Bottom Bracket: Syncros Titanium
Pedals: Xpedo Titanium clipless and Deore Flatties depending on mood

Hub Skewers: Not sorted yet- looking for Ringles in green
Rims: Mavic MA 40
Hubs: Hope Pro III Disc front, non disc rear
Nipples: Alloy
Spokes: Alpine double butted
Tyres: Tioga Farmer Johns Cousin
Tubes: Kenda

Saddle: Flite Alpes Titanium
Seatpost: Syncros
Seatpost Binder: Ringle Holey

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Here it is amongst the 'hiden ones' at work
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