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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Resprayed Anquetil blue by Bob Jackson (it's second respray), new decals under the lacquer.

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Mainly notable for the early Hope mechanical disks (beating Shimano splined mounts by years) which were integrated into the frame and the Kona Project 2 forks.
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No chainstay bridge. or granny ring (God I must have been fit). Royce bottom bracket. S-Works tyres here, but normally fitted with Onza Racing Porcupines. Middle ring is from Onza too, a Buzzsaw.
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Ultegra 600 short cage mech is more evidence of fitness in a past life, and is also authentic. Might have been a gnats fart slightly lighter than a shorty XT.
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Dave made and signed the stem too:
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Anyone else turn their levers over to make cable changing easier? Just me then. Pace/Renthal RC-Sub130 bars. Original grips were clear Onza Ules which needed Control Stix bar ends to stop them sliding off whenever it rained/got wet.
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In action
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More: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickw3216/sets/1678350/


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:41 pm 
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Uber cool. 8)

Really loving that.
Who says disks ain't retro.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:05 pm 
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Proper job, nice stuff 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:36 pm 
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wow, that's v nice, enjoy.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:46 pm 
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Location: Pau (Aquitaine) - like Aberdeen but less violent
So cool. Latest in a string of quality British bikes (Yates, Lloyd, Roberts) that seem to be coming out of the woodwork.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:20 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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That is definitely one of the best looking bikes on the site.

Makes me want to modify my Zinn to fit an old set of mechanical Hopes...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:26 pm 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Also, have you modified the mount in someway for the thumbies?

Looks a bit weird from that angle (6th photo down)...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:12 pm 
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Very classy 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:25 pm 
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have you modified the mount in someway for the thumbies?


I think it's just mounted at a high angle, with the lever pushed right round to the stop, shot from a funny angle ;-)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:10 pm 
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Absolutely gorgeous. Understated, classy and timeless.


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