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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:55 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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bet the wife'll thank you for that :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:26 pm 
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hey, you got clever kids.

Nice daiblo too. Any plans for it?


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East Midlands AEC
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Nice daiblo too. Any plans for it?


Thanks. Well... :oops: I've been a bit un-retro over the weekend... after the scary rigid ride I've upgraded various components to bring it up to date. I feel a bit of a retro-philistine. I've fitted Marzocchi Z3 Bombers, V-brakes all round, Mavic Crossland wheelset and a titanium saddle. I do have retro USE green anodised handlebars on it though :roll: Also still have original LX STI, rear mech and chainset.

Think of it as having a VW campervan and sticking a porsche engine in it like Jamie Oliver did... the old world and the new world meet in harmony. Sacrilege it might be, I call it sympathetic enhancement.

I've yet to ride it - feeling crappy with man-flu today and I was wondering why my shoulders were aching until I realised it was yesterday's bone shaker of a ride!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:34 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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rigid with straight bars is no good for us oldies
put a set of wide risers on does make a big difference.

a bit less trouble than a vw bus i hope.

btw my p2's have mtbx 1991 and a serial number stamped on
the steerer tube no makers id (unless it's mtbx)
not spinner.
the rigids from a old rockhopper do have spinner on them tho
mike


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East Midlands AEC
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Thanks for this. Might put the P2 question out under its own banner...


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