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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:43 am 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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mikee wrote:
you still enjoying this chris ?

like them meself ,very engaging ride


Yes still enjoying it Mikee, its better than ever now with the latest mods to be honest. The wheels and tyres have made the biggest difference.

Its getting a little pushed out at the moment though by my 1990 Karakoram.


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kirbdug wrote:
love the colours
i had a 96 one in red and black - does not stand out like yours

kirbdug :D


are you sure it was the '96 model that had the same livery in black and red. I was convinced it was '94 :?


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Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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BobCatMax wrote:
kirbdug wrote:
love the colours
i had a 96 one in red and black - does not stand out like yours

kirbdug :D


are you sure it was the '96 model that had the same livery in black and red. I was convinced it was '94 :?


It was 1997, the alternative colour so not shown in the catalogue unfortunately - http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/1 ... ea30f4a400


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you live and learn!

'spose that makes sense, as '96 was my first year at uni and that was when i bough the bike..don't know why i thought it was old stock..

right, better get the wanted ad in my signature changed :lol: :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:26 pm 
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chrisv40 wrote:
Little update. now running 517 Citrons on Lx hubs with Schwalbe Rocket Rons, a higher rise Kore Aheadlite 3 stem and a refurbed damper cartridge in the forks. Big thanks to Fluffychicken for that one :D

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I had an 18" version, wish I never sold it. Light, handsome but a bit flexy when heaving in the saddle.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:48 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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This is an 18", can't say I've ever noticed any flex at least not side to side but I guess there must be a little give somewhere as it is a very comfy ride.


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Hi Chris
I was at first thinking i wasnt a hard rider but then had a think and that bike was ridden from new preatty much every other day for the best part of 3 years on the quantocks. so it may have suffered from a bit fatigue! i am going to keep an eye out for another. got to finish my current Kona build first tho. i have got some old picks of it that i will try and put up when i work out how. bit new to this forum thing!
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Hi Chris
I was at first thinking i wasnt a hard rider but then had a think and that bike was ridden from new preatty much every other day for the best part of 3 years on the quantocks. so it may have suffered from a bit fatigue! i am going to keep an eye out for another. got to finish my current Kona build first tho. i have got some old picks of it that i will try and put up when i work out how. bit new to this forum thing!
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LOL, I'm surprised it's broken, I mean you didn't use it for jumping in the field or for trials on pallets stacked up in your yard or bunny hop height competitions, or trials in minehead, riding down sets of stairs.

In fact I can't remember you ever 'just riding along' !

I'm surprised mine survived, I did quite a few 4ft + drop offs that weren't that smooth, plenty of crashes, that frame saw two front wheels properly pringled!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:03 pm 
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Like I said, fatigue. Induced by cyclic loading of a 15 year old.


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Just got an identical frame to this! Will post pics when it's here!

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