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 Post subject: RTS - spins
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:28 pm 
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Thanks, from what I've seen on retrobike so far, they are a bit like marmite!


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:44 pm 
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marmite they may be but if anyone says they look bad on an rts then they are wrong. its the law.

i really like both your gt's. i dont have a problem with modern bits on old frames anymore but i dont think the forks suit it from an aesthetic point of view. i'm sure it rides well and the rest is great, its just the forks stick out at me.

impressed with the rts 1


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:57 pm 
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I know what you mean, but it is difficult to get good retro forks. That's the reason I got the crosslinks as these are retro chic (or way ahead of their time) but they mess with my riding position too much. Anything else just seems to be too flexy when braking. Giving myself some credit, I did try to get as old a set of fox forks as I could.

I would ideally like an older school XTR chainset as well, but in the current economic climate I'm not sure I can stretch to it sadly, though I do have a blue annodised Use seat post to add to the RTS-1 once I can get a shim to fit.

Thanks for the feedback.

Ian


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:14 pm 
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i understand the fork problem 100%

If the kore post is about to be surplus to requirements i'd be interested for my rts :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:52 pm 
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nothing stopping you from painting the forks yellow and polishing the crown . rock fox


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 Post subject: Rock Fox?
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:12 pm 
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I like the idea, perhaps when they need their next service I'll give this some thought :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 8:40 am 
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I like the black RTS too

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:30 am 
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Nice.

Just can't say anymore, like to know how it handles.


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 Post subject: RTS-1 updated pics
PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:31 am 
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I've been quietly updating my RTS-1 and whilst I am still doing so (have a Kore Elite stem, Use bars with integrated blue bar-ends, flite saddle and some 98 Sids to add to it), I thought I'd update this thread with some pics of the bike so far. I've got some new decals from Gil_M on it (though I may change the colour of these soon - comments welcome on this).

Let me know what you think of it so far, and if the bits I plan to add meet with your approval.

Ian


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:54 am 
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Decals look good as they are in my mind. Planned upgrades sound good. I'm always a bit unsure of using more modern forks on an older frame but i'm sure you know what you are doin. I still think your wheels would look better on my bike!


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