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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:16 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
The bike is a stunning ride; light, agile, a real single track screamer yet supprisingly comfy 8)


They are nice aren't they :)

The comfort thing has always intrigued me, given the fact that they are a stiff oversized aluminium frame, trail shock does not seem as harsh as it should. I think that the triple triangle design spreads the shocks from the rear wheel more evenly over the back end of the bike and up into the top tube rather than a normal design which would send shocks straight up the seatstay and put more through the post and thus the riders backside.

I'd love to know the actual technical reasons behind the TT design.. Anyone here know?


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Russell wrote:
I'd love to know the actual technical reasons behind the TT design.. Anyone here know?


Have a look here. The GT Tech Handbook (page 3):wink:

http://www.bicyclesuperstore.com.au/dow ... ndbook.pdf


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xizang wrote:
Have a look here. The GT Tech Handbook (page 3):wink:

http://www.bicyclesuperstore.com.au/dow ... ndbook.pdf


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:44 am 
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Now, what to do next?? Hmmmm......


Black seatpost... (ideally Syncros)

And I'd leave off the WTB tyres - they are too new for the rest of it anyway, and I think the blackwalls look great on Zaskars, especially with silver rims. Black rims and then maybe the skinwalls, but as they from a few years later then I'd go with a modern tyre that works really well.

(but then I never liked Velocirapters)

Black onza bar-ends would be nice...

really great bike now though - love it (just got to finish mine one day)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:47 pm 
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LongboardSi wrote:
really great bike now though - love it (just got to finish mine one day)

Si F


Cheers mate 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:19 pm 
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Update:

Black inline seatpost fitted, along with some gil_m period correct decals.

Loads of elbow grease on the frame, and we are ready for MM09 8)


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Stunning matey 8)


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daj wrote:
Stunning matey 8)


Cheers :D

I am thinking about putting some period correct skinwalls on, but also think the blackwalls work with black decals and bar/stem/seatpost combo.......

I dunno.......

hmmmmm?


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