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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:49 am 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Thanks for the opinions guys. Having run the big tyres on Saturdays meet i'll confirm what I thought, brilliant at soaking up the big stuff but you really pay the penalty on the climbs!
I've noticed some splits developing in the Specialized tyre too, it has had a hammering over the years though, can't expect too much from a 14year old tyre!
Big thumbs up to the Judy SL's too. First time i've run them and they are pretty good.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:56 pm 
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I think silver suits the excellent frame too. Also the Judy SL is a better match for an XC frame than the heavier DH.

I have a similar 96 SL in pieces at the moment, so I'd be interested to know what set up yours has - steel springs? Risse? Englund?


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North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Anthony wrote:
I think silver suits the excellent frame too. Also the Judy SL is a better match for an XC frame than the heavier DH.

I have a similar 96 SL in pieces at the moment, so I'd be interested to know what set up yours has - steel springs? Risse? Englund?


The SL's are just standard MCU's although I'm thinking of maybe upgrading in the future. I have only just started running them so i'll see how I get on first.

Had a run with the lighter silver rims and porcs today, quite a bit more sprightly :D


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North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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What's your opinion guys on the latest build (original Parkpre supplied Spinner trple butted forks and ive changed the saddle finally!), does it still need silver stem/post? I just can't get a build i'm happy with :?
Should it have canti's now, but then the chainset will need chaingin, have RS1 cranks that i need a spider and rings for, would that suit?

Help!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:28 pm 
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go silver stem and post leave everything else the same...


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Current build on first page. Have reverted back to rigid and cantis. A lot of fun now and very fast :D


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Bought some scales, bike weighs 22.8lb in its current trim. Which reminds me I need to upload some new photos.


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Easy_Rider wrote:
Bought some scales, bike weighs 22.8lb in its current trim. Which reminds me I need to upload some new photos.


Good work Gav :wink:


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Not as light as my Parkpre Pro Image! Get some pics up.


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