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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Portsmouth UK
Well I got tempted by this the other month for a bargain price!

Got tempted into going for a full old-school build so here she is :)
So far its come in on an extremely tight budget, and some spares i had lying about.

Brakes might get swapped out for my spare Clim8's for the full retro experience, and the forks might get stripped back to the original black.

Spec:
Frame: '99 Tomac 204 Magnum Lawwill (modified to fit a 5th)
Shock: 5th Element
Forks: '02 Monster T (Home made axle)
Wheels: Hope Bulb on D321CD rims (splined 5bolt)
Tyres: WTB Weirwolf 2.3 Front, Conti Rubber queen 2.2 (or WTB Stout) Rear.
Cranks: Middleburn 175mm sqr taper 110BCD
Chain Device: MRP
Chainring: Azonic 37t
Brakes: Quad Sting 203 F&R
Stem: Xlite Steve Peat Signature Proto (pre-milled version)
Bars: Sunline 254 low rise
Mech: Shimano XT
Seatpost: Thompson Elite
Saddle: TBC

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Can't wait to get out on her for a spin.
Comments welcomed.


Scar


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:09 pm 
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Location: ramstein-dh
Gorgeous and the only comment i have is
please sell the frame too me :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:35 am 
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Location: Gloucestershire YARP!!
Really nice, the only comment i would have is loose the fork and try and pick up an manitou DH fork or white brothers..


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:23 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Portsmouth UK
Only problem swapping the fork is the cost.
The Monsters I got for a bargain, and wouldn't ever get Dorado's or WB's for anything close.

Plus after having dorado's before and struggling to get springs for my weight I don't wanna have to go through all that again! ;)

Scar


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:56 pm 
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The monsters are fine really though i also agree swopping them would be desirable but as costs dont allow then not a real problem
You could colour the lowers maybe even in red and go for a match,either way i dont think the base silver colour is doing it justice overall :?

Even black would be more preferable to silver :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Portsmouth UK
Well, I've ben keeping an eye out for a replacement shock for a while.....

And managed to build up a DHX5 with remote reservoir to fit it :)

[img]http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb8389944/p4pb8389944.jpg[/img]

Time to get out and get riding more!


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