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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:14 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:49 am
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Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
My mud splattered '98 K2/Proflex 4500....

- full carbon fibre frame & swingarm made by easton - size M;
- noleen x-link carbon fibre forks with K2 Smartshock;
- rear shock is a 5th element air gravity 8.5";
- full xt drivetrain (chain, derailleurs & casette);
- fsa crankset;
- carbon fibre easton ec70 handlebars with carbon titec bar ends & itm stem;
- titec carbon fibre seat post & part carbon fibre serre italia pro link saddle;
- mavic crossride wheelset with michelin wildgripper hot s tyres.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:42 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,

I like carbon, welcome :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:18 pm 
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:shock: those tyres..... my eyes !! my eyes !!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:05 pm 
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Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Is there any carbon fibre left for the rest of us? :!:

:lol:

Nice and chunky - I like.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:50 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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that is very nice 8) :lol: 8) :lol: 8)
mike


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:22 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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I see you're currently on the high fibre diet!!!

Very nice, always liked those carbon noleen forks, they look the biz!

Rich


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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just an update.... the shimano v's have been removed and replaced with '06 hs33's

Hilts - ok... the tyres... yes they are loud but couldnt pass them up - they were a good deal, colour works with the bike and performance wise... very good.

Rich - XC wise I personally dont think there is a better fork barr the USE Sub. If you are in the market... noleens are pretty rare these days but you can find them knocking about on ebay uk & usa, otherwise the look fournales are pretty similiar in performance but.... like the noleens they have a tendency to throw you over the handlebars on steep descents with sharp bends/turns... all to do with the J-travel path they have.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:45 pm 
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(j path) which can be adjusted to be not quite so severe :wink:


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