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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:22 pm 
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This is my Dave Yates DONKIS NOB that i have had since new in 1993 it has still got all the original parts on it  . I rode for Been Bag and we got sponsered by Dave Yates aswell . It was one of the first DONKIS NOB's made . What makes it a "1 of a kind" is that it has wishbone rearstays . as i had ridden oranges beforehand i liked the way they rode . i asked Dave if he could fit a wishbone , so what he did was to get a wishbone from Chas Roberts from a DOGS BOLX ! the main frame is Columbus Max OR and wishbone is reynolds 753.Also we had a deal with NTi for the bits . the only change has been  the forks and stem originally i had a salsa stem but have found it to long now and the forks . i did have custom sprayed mag 21 but the internals have gone i will hopefully fit them when i get them fixed . also i had a custum 6 colour spray job which was my own design . The ride is fantastic it is an awesome bike and will never part with . this is a prime example why you will never beat a custom bike . The Full Spec Frame - Dave Yates DONKIS NOBFork  - Manitou Mach 5 SXHeadset - Diacompe A-Head 1 "Stem - Answer A-Tac 1" 120Bars - Merlin TitaniumGrips - Onza UlesSeatpost - USE TitaniumSaddle - Flite TiBrake Levers/Gears - XTR M900R/Mech - XTR M900F/Mech - XTR M900Cranks - XTR M900Pedals - SPD M737Brakes - Grafton Speed ControlersCable Hangers - Onza Chill PillsRims - Mavic 117 SUP CeramicHubs - Pulstar Staight Pull Spokes - DT SwissQ/R Skewers - Salsa Flip off TiBolts - SRP Ti


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:27 pm 
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I like that a lot 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:52 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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now that is nice :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:28 pm 
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That is fantastic. Thanks for the story, you must be very proud to have that.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:28 pm 
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Good to see that you are still riding it too :D :D It may have been tempting to keep as a garage queen :x Happy riding :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:01 pm 
Deputy National AEC
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One of my favourite bikes to ever grace retrobike. Thanks for showing it.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:13 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
Good to see that you are still riding it too :D :D It may have been tempting to keep as a garage queen :x Happy riding :D
Yeah definatley a bike like this needs to be ridden not just locked up and looked at .


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:43 pm 
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Very classy 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:21 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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wow :shock:

super 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:24 pm 
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:shock: Weirdly that's not doing it for me.. :?

How does the ride compare to your Formula??

Rich


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