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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi RetroBike forum,

Thanks to a good friend of mine, who showed me the world of RetroBike, I now am slightly obsessed with the whole thing. Having been into bikes most of my years and had all the lastest and greatest. I wanted a project (I like a project) and what better a project than a retro ride.
Found this bike on gumtree for £50 which wasn't to bad considering.
Spent minimal on it just wanted to get it ridable again, spent more time trying to remove the seized seatpost (still half of it in there). Just stripped all the components down and re built everything. I wanted to keep it almost like the 'rat look' i.e. VWs.
I also wanted to keep the original decals on it. I have the advantage of being a paint sprayer, so I just kept the paint to a minimal on the frame and re laquered the lot.
Love it, it's my ride to work

Just got my next project 88' rockhopper, courtesy of the retrobike forum, will post pics of that soon


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Very nice.

I've been involved with a nice slow build of one of these with my brother: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:25 pm 
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welcome, welcome!.... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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yeah, I saw your thread and used it to work out the year of mine, cheers


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:34 pm 
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best bikes ever! *fact* :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:12 am 
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Cool 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:35 pm 
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Very nice bike


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:36 pm 
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love it! i would definitely fit a Judy XC from 96 or an SL. Don't ask me why, maybe its just a matter of looks and the memories it brings of some of my mates bikes from that time.. ;D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:47 pm 
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t-stoff wrote:
love it! i would definitely fit a Judy XC from 96 or an SL. Don't ask me why, maybe its just a matter of looks and the memories it brings of some of my mates bikes from that time.. ;D


yeah quite fancy fitting some period correct suspension forks


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:57 pm 
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Hoprocker wrote:
t-stoff wrote:
love it! i would definitely fit a Judy XC from 96 or an SL. Don't ask me why, maybe its just a matter of looks and the memories it brings of some of my mates bikes from that time.. ;D


yeah quite fancy fitting some period correct suspension forks


well i don't know if its an ironic comment, as this bike is from 97 and the forks suggested being from 96, its not period correct i reckon..
my almost nonexistent memory prevents me to know witch fork it exactly had. Google wasn't a good help also..
Maybe 97s.... But being a timeless frame, and of course the "transition" between old rock shox and newer, i had the slight idea of seeing these bikes "upgraded" with the older versions from 96 and manitous...
Well nevermind;P


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