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use, sell or keep?
use 35%  35%  [ 12 ]
sell 32%  32%  [ 11 ]
keep 32%  32%  [ 11 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:03 pm 
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Keep 'em!

I swapped mine last year, still feeling twinges of regret now and then! :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:54 pm 
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Hi,
Thnx for the input guys, I'll wait for the right 7 speeed build to emerge from the darkest regions of my imagination :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:36 pm 
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Do what I did with 2 sets when I was working for a Shimano distributor.

Send them to the tip.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:00 pm 
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dbmtb wrote:
Do what I did with 2 sets when I was working for a Shimano distributor.

Send them to the tip.


No loss, I'm sure legrandefromage will dig them out sooner or later... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:09 am 
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REKIBorter wrote:
Fit them on bike and ride it. Too many of these things are never used. What is the point in keeping it NOS in the box, it is worthless unless you are using it.


:D +1


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:06 am 
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We have 2 sets here at Spooky that I convince Ricky to put on my Slalom bike for the big races.

Airlines is the best shifting system ever implemented for gravity bicycling.
As a developmental project it is beyond impressive. For a project that was started in the fall of 1996 and put into limited production in 1999, Airlines has many features and patents that were developed that shimano is now implementing in the newest Saint and Durace systems.
From hand-cast parts made one at a time to the beyond thorough installation instructions, Airlines represents the creativity and innovation that is truly possible when dedicated perfection driven manufacturers and elite athletes collaborate to produce a no-limits piece of gear.

Ride the hell out of it. It's a machine, not a wimpy bike part, and everything on it can be serviced, repaired or a replacement piece can be easily fabricated.

They just don't make em like that any more.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:05 pm 
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:shock: :shock:

What are you doing behind your computer ? Go on, build your special de luxe down hill machine !! Use 'm, ride 'm, make 'm earn their production.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:41 pm 
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mvd1974 wrote:
:shock: :shock:

What are you doing behind your computer ? Go on, build your special de luxe down hill machine !! Use 'm, ride 'm, make 'm earn their production.


Just wait until I show you what we started doing yesterday. Can you say downtube as pressure vessel? We already have electric shifting for Rohloff and Nicolai gearboxes all figured out...

Bikes are rad, but all these components companies need to step it up, F1 style, if they want to beat our R+D team!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:53 pm 
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A lot of the best DH and Slalom parts were made nearly 10 years ago now.
That's why we have a stockpile!

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The above is my personal stash of Dual Slalom tires.
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And the tools to make the most out of them
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:36 pm 
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mickey@spooky wrote:
A lot of the best DH and Slalom parts were made nearly 10 years ago now.
That's why we have a stockpile!


You dont happen to have a 32 Hole HED downhill rim in that pile of yours do you?


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