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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:22 pm 
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Exactly, amazing to ride. Lots of people build incredible retro rigs and we never hear about ‘the ride’. What stands out, what lets the ride down etc. Its THE most important thing. If it doesnt have telepathic handling and make you feel safe in ‘unexpected hairy situations’, leaving you constantly thinking about it after you walk away, one more glance over the shoulder....its not special enough.


Not everyone builds/restores bikes to ride, some build to preserve :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:20 pm 
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I have these bits i was thinking of using but not sure will have a play


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Had a bit of a play today the stem is the only quill 22.2 stem i have at moment a cinelli grammo titanium which is earmarked for another build later but looking for a black one also i like the black topline crank and nuke proof wheels might even go black xt brakes and that yet


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:28 pm 
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mkone wrote:
M-Power wrote:
Exactly, amazing to ride. Lots of people build incredible retro rigs and we never hear about ‘the ride’. What stands out, what lets the ride down etc. Its THE most important thing. If it doesnt have telepathic handling and make you feel safe in ‘unexpected hairy situations’, leaving you constantly thinking about it after you walk away, one more glance over the shoulder....its not special enough.


Not everyone builds/restores bikes to ride, some build to preserve :)



Good point...otherwise we would never remember some of the evolutionary dead end bike designs of the 90s.


Im getting a bad yearning for an early Yo in Grello now....


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:56 pm 
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The Grafton will obviously look the part against the frame, but the black XT would suit it too, must be hard faced with these dilemma's :lol:


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The prob with wall art bikes is they get covered in dust. I hope this gets covered in muck instead.


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