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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:38 pm 
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Nice Turner!

I picked up one a while ago which i think is slightly earlier than yours- must get round to rebuilding it..............................

Andy


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:39 pm 
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jez-4-bikes-max wrote:
Yeh that Element is nice - lets hear a full description and some closeup pics!


Fixed the link so you can just click on it. It's got some nice (if you like that kind of thing) late 90's stuff on it - Chicken Stix, X-Lite bar ends, Race Face cranks, Pace carbon front hub. I came without a rear wheel and the rear mech apparently got trashed by in transit home from the US.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:46 pm 
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beepbeep wrote:
they did a lovely powder-blue colour too.


my friend tinks wrapped one around a car in the lake district some years ago.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:20 pm 
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This is very nice! Have a later varient,a 2004 5-Spot.Has the Horst link so still could be considered retro! Just been resprayed this year.Handles superbly and the design can obviously handle with the best of most current designs,just look at Specialised! Could do with looking for an early o2 or maybe a Stinger?
Thanx Max


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:24 am 
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Nick 32sixteen wrote:
andrewl wrote:
This frame looks very much like one I tried to buy a few years back...


I know this one has never been for sale. Yellow ones all look much the same :)


Well it definitely has a twin. As I nearly bought a 96 frame in yellow which still had the two tone (black/red) decals.

Talking to Dave a while back, yellow wasn't that common (and still isn't), and yellow ones don't all look the same ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:30 am 
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andrewl wrote:
Well it definitely has a twin. As I nearly bought a 96 frame in yellow which still had the two tone (black/red) decals.

Talking to Dave a while back, yellow wasn't that common (and still isn't), and yellow ones don't all look the same ;)


Yellow seemed to be a popular colour to bring into the UK though - I blame Jamie Hibbard fault. I know of at least 5 different yellow Burners from that era, 3 of which had been built up as XC machines, and two as DH, with red Judys and Hope Big-Un hubs.

BONTY1 wrote:
Have a later varient,a 2004 5-Spot. Has the Horst link so still could be considered retro!


So you can identify these rear ends then :) Model and year?

Image

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BONTY1 wrote:
Could do with looking for an early o2 or maybe a Stinger?


I think I know where there's a Stinger.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:05 pm 
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jez-4-bikes-max wrote:
Yeh that Element is nice - lets hear a full description and some closeup pics!


Found my original post in the "How Much Is It Worth thread" - has pics and description of parts:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=406245&highlight=#406245


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:34 am 
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Nick 32sixteen wrote:
Yellow seemed to be a popular colour to bring into the UK though - I blame Jamie Hibbard fault. I know of at least 5 different yellow Burners from that era, 3 of which had been built up as XC machines, and two as DH, with red Judys and Hope Big-Un hubs.

I think I know where there's a Stinger.


Ok yellow was more popular in the UK :)

I'm led to believe that i have the only yellow Turner in Australia, but I'm assuming they are less common here...

I also have a few Stinger frames...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:41 pm 
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That's a sweet machine you've got there! Good to see it's getting ridden too.

I think a 95 Turner Burner is the only retro build i'd have a go at if I saw one in good nick. As someone said above, the first generation were ahead of their time. I had a go on one back then when I was racing which made me realise how poor the back end of my FSR was in comparison.


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