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 Post subject: My Fuquay
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:57 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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Well I think I'm about there. Sorry for crap phone camera photos. Wife's taken camera away on a girlie weekend break...

Looking to change stem, rear tyre and maybe one or two other things as time goes by. Oh yes, and that head tube is 8 1/2" long :shock: I have a 320mm steerer on board the forks!

Frame: Fuquay custom built steel, ?Ritchey tubing
Front wheel: Syncros hub
Rear wheel: Deore hub
V brakes: XTR
Forks: Pace RC35 MXCD
Saddle: Flite kevlar
Rear mech: XTR
Cassette: XTR titanium
Front tyre: Dart
Cranks: LX
Bar ends: X-lite
Gears: Gripshift SRT600 black and white
Cable outers: titanium effect

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:03 pm 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
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how tall are you? :shock:

fuquay's are always nice though 8)


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East Midlands AEC
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:lol: 6'3" with a 35" inside leg :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:16 pm 
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Holy cow batman! That's a real five bar you've got there :shock: .

Bet it rides nice though 8) ........unfortunately, I would never be able to reach the pedals! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:34 pm 
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That looks really good Ed, always gladdens my heart to see a bike for the discerning, taller gentleman.

Bringing it to the Wobble?


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holy cow thats a long steerer, nice build tho :o


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:21 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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yes bringing to the Wobble hopefully - yet to be ridden in anger, though pedalled up the (small) garden :D

a gate it is indeed - one of the best! Trying to get hold of Greg Fuquay to find out why the head tube is so long...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:19 pm 
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Very very Nice bike, have always liked fuquays.

What size frame is that ? , My dad is 6'2 and has an old 23" DB Axis but this looks huge, I saw a 25" saracen in the ebay watch here a couple of weeks ago.

I would need a stepladder to get on there, I bet you get a good view up there :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:25 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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Actually seat tube is only around 21" - it's the head tube which makes it look huuuuuge :D


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 Post subject: tyre?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:31 pm 
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is that a worn down Fisher Fat Trax tyre on the back?...lovely bike...I remember there being a great review of one in an old MTB Pro, actually the bike was on the front cover too come to think of it.


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