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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:57 pm 
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thanks all for your comments.

I am looking forward to taking it to Llandegla!, although its maiden voyage with this set up will probably be rhyl prom!


it is true this bike is not as gnarly as most modern bikes.

although i did line it up against my mates 07 giant glory, the angles and dimensions were very very similar :wink:


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bet yours weighs less though :D


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:lol: i was lost for words when i picked the giant up :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:14 pm 
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some overdue pics

I got a m950 shifter to make it a bit more period, have a modern magura on it for now, v's just dont cut it with the speeds you can get up to on this baby,

want to get a period disc, but that means new hub as well, so will have to wait a while..

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:14 pm 
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Amazing...

My next build when my latest ebay package arrives... gonna be slow so I get the right parts!!


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North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Looking good 8)

So what are the period discs your looking at?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:45 am 
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well i have a number of options, i can degrade teh bike to a set of z1's and fit period magura's, but that wont look right really, the problem is there is a lot of flex in the boxxer canti mounts, i suppose rock shox didnt really believe anyone would use them on this fork..

i know zilch about early disc's how they perform or interchange abilty.

do i need to match hub / disck and caliper?

will have to do some research!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:39 pm 
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more pics, now with M950 shifter, levers and V's


Still riding great on its original bearings, im finding it too much fun to ride at the moment to get polishing the frame!

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Nice, the 950's look great! If you still find the flex too much on the boxxers you could try a booster?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:12 pm 
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never thought of that!


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