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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Here she is ...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:20 pm 
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8) nice.


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 Post subject: Phew! Thanks
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:22 pm 
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Thanks for the positive response. Wasn't sure how this re-build was going to go down here on retrobike.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:24 pm 
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from what i see out on rides, long travel forks, disc upfront and risers seem ideal and much preferred for all terrain.

a great mixture of retro bikes 'tweaked' to do a better job.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:31 pm 
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I agree. The forks are 100mm travel but I'm going to reduce travel to 80mm to re-align the geometry a little better. I refrained from fitting a rear disc brake and went with the v-brake. Some think I should put a Magura HS33 hydraulic on the rear?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:32 pm 
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depends on what you want out of a rear brake, i use 80% front so dont tend to use to rear much.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:26 pm 
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Sweet! 8) How does it ride on the 100mm forks?


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 Post subject: Rides ok
PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:11 am 
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Rides ok although I think it needs an 0rise 80mm stem to quicken the steering and lower the geometry along with the 10mm fork drop - or maybe just one of the two?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:18 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:43 am 
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Hotrod done well, like it 8)

Before you invest in a new stem, why not try the spacers on top, so the stem sits lower?


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