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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:37 pm 
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Damn, I knew asking here was going to get me some sh1t ... :lol:

No, not yet ... :lol:

I made the stupid choice of signing up for a triathlon. At the time, I didn't even own a road bike so things got busy all of a sudden with sourcing and rebuilding a bike, tweaking it to how I wanted and then the volume of training - this kind of sidelines a lot of other hobbies and pass times etc. I did gauge interest in me posting the build on here but reponce was limited (understandable).

The rip grip is for the ends of the bull horns and the extensions :D

I have ordered a sheet of what I hope will be a modern (much cheaper !) equivalent - just waiting for it to arrive :D

I would have gone with rip grip, if I could find it in the right colours (black / neon green) - I have had to resort to plain black ... :-( but that kind of goes with carbon and stealth builds anyway :D

WD :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:24 pm 
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For reference, the stuff is nice, but it is softer than the origional stuff ...

It's survived well on the back of my phone for a week or so, actually much better than I expected :D It's really grippy and just feels 'nice' 8)

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Visually it's very similar to the retro stuff :

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I was impressed enough to give it a go on the bill horns :

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If it lasts on those it will cope with living on the extensions easily. I am hopeful, it's not like it's a bike that's left leaning on walls etc :D

WD :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:47 am 
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Dug out my old battered original grosso Alice....


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:20 am 
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WOW - way cool!

I still have my 1977/'78 33" Santa Cruz deck, with Independant trucks and OJ wheels ... in almost minty condition, kicking around. Had no idea that it might be worth somewhere between four hun and a grand!!

However, I haven't ridden it in decades, and it appears that the rubber elastomer spacers in the truck pivots are hardened and cracking ... anyone know if replacements are still available for those?


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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:39 pm 
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right guys, forgive me, but this isn't about retro boards...

Beginning of april, I bought my first deck for 20 years. I bought a cheap complete setup to see if I could get back into it - I have, and I'm loving it.

Soooo... I want a better board. And while I'm at it, I tempted to go wider. Mine is 7.8". Any advice on widths? I'm tempted to go up to about 8.3" mainly as my toes seem to hang off my deck (only a size 8 shoe though).

Will I even notice the difference?


Honestly, I'm a bit lost :(


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 3:59 pm 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
Soooo... I want a better board. And while I'm at it, I tempted to go wider. Mine is 7.8". Any advice on widths? I'm tempted to go up to about 8.3" mainly as my toes seem to hang off my deck (only a size 8 shoe though).

Will I even notice the difference?

I'm using a 8.125" (shoe size 9) and find that to be fine both on street and in the bowl.
I might change up to 8.25" for my next deck, for more stability, or like you say; the toes hang off the deck.

I also have a 9.5" which I bought to use in the bowl. It's really heavy, but a lot more stable.
But I got tired of drag both decks with me to the park so I just use the smaller deck now.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 4:07 pm 
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Here's some of my old decks - will post more later :)

Powel Peralta - Mike Vallely
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