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 Post subject: Hartmann Ram
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:09 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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My latest vintage carbon :D , ugly to some but nice for others

first saw one of these in 1993 in an old MBUK advert (see scans section), it was so different I wanted one, and so as the years passed it has become more affordable to the likes of myself.

I bought it as a frame only with the headset so I used M737 xt (period) stuff and put some nos manitou comp forks I've had kicking around on it. weighs about 25lb as is.

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would have loved the original rigid carbon forks, but sadly they were long gone :sad:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:08 pm 
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I'll be honest. It's not as ugly as I remember! They are certainly different! :wink:

Seriously though, great retro machine and what amazing condition, Very cool! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:48 pm 
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That's mental. Nice job.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:52 pm 
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Hi Lee,

As I stated before, to me the RAM is among the nicest early mono shape carbon frames. I also remember seeing one in the Rose Versand catalogue. Recall that one was labeled Yakama and it looked awesome with the Spengle wheels.

Only my tiny 2cts: I do not really get a vintage feel with that generation XT and I think it won't hurt when you get rid of some silver.

Great ride! Enjoy it!

- Melvin


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:34 pm 
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whats it ride like? hard as hell or a bit of give?
mike


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:10 am 
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All comments welcome Melvin,

The XT is all a straight transplant from the manitou, so was the easiest option and by silver I assume you mean stem & rims ? , I would like some nice spengle or spin wheels , they would look pesh on a carbon bike like this but alas - my money cupboard is very empty and such wheels are still bringing good money on the bay at the moment, maybe one day though eh

Mikee,

not really been out for a proper ride yet, it has been at my workplace until I can make space in the sh*thole shed - eventually :roll: , but just from riding it on tarmac to work it feels very comfy (but then, don't all bikes with riser bars) with a responsive back end, the stem may be a bit long so that could change in time.

Ps. sorry about the reflectors :oops: , only spare pedals I could find in the afore mentioned shed


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:54 pm 
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How nice, I can remember when I saw the advert and ordered a catalogue, with a load of crazy paint options but were way way to expensive.Can remember it having a girvin flexstem in the ad if I remember rightly. Congratulations anyway mate looks fantastic, how much di you pay if you don't mind me asking?.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:05 pm 
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Oh, thats like asking a lady her age :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:37 pm 
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Lol thats fair enough, that really is a gorgeous looking frame though, certainly does it for me, I did have a catalogue still laying around but don't know if my girlfriend binned it recently. I'll have a look at some point if I've still got it for you if you want.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:45 pm 
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:D , mega.

If you still have it, Pm me

Check your PM

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