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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Well, here's an other sweetheart of mine.
It is a Brodie Expresso from 1996.

First there was the frame - I got it in NOS condition from a collector in south germany last year.
As you can see on the pics, the frame actually is a bit small for me- but it works great, and I didn't find another frame in this great condition.

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Then it was time for testing some components.
The frame is from 1996 and thus suspension corrected, so unfortunately I cannot use a brodie gatorblade fork :(
So I tried an AMP fork (and I really like them), but I soon saw that this was not the final build-up.
By the way: although I'm looking for a gatorblade in good condition, perhaps not for this frame... ;)

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So THIS is the final building.
The tires will be soon replaced with Smoke/Dart first generation.

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Let's go!
I was overjoyed riding this bike first time!

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Nice greetings
Christian :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:09 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Location: Out here in the perimeter...
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Christian that's two amazing bikes in one week.....I LOVE that Brodie :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:51 pm 
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Location: busy forgetting how to edge flip on a 11x11 monster cube///...
tiergarten ?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:57 pm 
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What does the left gripshifter do? :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:59 pm 
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That's a beauty. Nicely done. Brodie made some great frames back in the 90's. I have a Romax. Best steel frame I've ever put a leg over.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:05 pm 
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Lovely frame and nice use of parts. I can't help but think that fork is wrong though :?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:07 pm 
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Got a Syncros thats ideal for that...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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@jez: it's important for the balance :lol:

@gibbleking: Schloß Charlottenburg ;)

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tourist information: ;)
http://www.spsg.de/index.php?id=134


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:45 pm 
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Very nice, no matter what you hang from it!

Although a syncros fork would be the finishing touch.IMHO. :D


Cheers,Al


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:53 pm 
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awesome!


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