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 Post subject: 1992 Dynatech Diablo DX
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:27 pm 
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Ebay find from a while back, just added Atac stem but I'm not keen on how high it makes the front end...

Seems to have been upgraded to XT hubs/Campag rims at about the time it was bought too. Stuck on a Flite and some Suntour SE canti's on the rear, and swapped the Smoke Lites for modern rubber

This beastie has already scalped several modern full sussers at Glentress- love the look on guys faces when they offer to let you past, only to find this going past ('twas SS'ed at the time too...)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:35 pm 
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NICE!!! 8)

I'm liking the stem on it too though, it dont look too high.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:40 pm 
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lovely

i had a shell suit in those colours BITD


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:19 am 
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Very nice. The last time I saw one of those was at the 1992 NEMBA series race in Lyme Park.
Looks to be in good condition too and good to hear it's getting ridden.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:37 am 
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Was in very good nick when I got it, so trying not too hurt it too much.
I'll probably SS it again soon, cos it rides better that way, those old cassettes weigh a ton and do nothing for the handling!
Have been hassled to add V's but it wouldn't be right- less of a challenge!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:42 am 
National & North West AEC
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Davedownhill wrote:
Was in very good nick when I got it, so trying not too hurt it too much.
I'll probably SS it again soon, cos it rides better that way, those old cassettes weigh a ton and do nothing for the handling!
Have been hassled to add V's but it wouldn't be right- less of a challenge!

Damn right! Keep it canti.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:42 pm 
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Thats in stunning condition, really like the colours of that tubeset too.

Nice riding bikes too, have you ever rode anything that accelerates as fast? The whip of the rear stays is just awesome on these.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:37 pm 
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That's looking great Dave :wink: , always liked this bike but it's getting better all the time 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:22 pm 
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Yea, I was surprised at how well it rode, I remember them getting a bit of a slating when introduced as a bit of a gimmick with the titanium of such low quality. That and having never been a raleigh fan after riding one of the early bonded technium things where the front end felt attached to the rest of the bike by plasticine...
Its a quick bike even by todays standards!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:39 pm 
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nice bike ....but i would say that ive got three, one is on a big diet at the moment ready for spring


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