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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:20 pm 
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Excellent mate...what are you going to spend your new found wealth on :roll:


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hmm . . . new found wealth, just got the new st4 so nothing desperately bikewise needed other than another trip to morzine!! :D

then i want a vw transporter!




then a house! then a yacht . . . then a ferrari . . . then a castle . . . then a small island somewhere! and of course i'll need a hareem!!! :D :D

oh and no my boss isn't on this forum, but telling him by posting a link, that would be priceless if i hated my boss! but i don't, he's a good lad. :D

cheers guys!


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:roll:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Volkswagen-Type-2 ... dZViewItem
But not the best example I have seen :lol:

Now I'm not suggesting anything re; your cycling skills, but this looks lovely
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1967-VOLKSWAGEN-S ... dZViewItem
:lol:


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Section Moderator & South West AEC
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hate to be anti retro but i want a newer one! 2.5 litre diesel short wheel base, frontseats, then bench seat, then bulkhead so i can have the bikes inside the back, no more worrying at service stations when i stop, thinking, shit! i can't see the bikes on the roof of the car from the window seat in the little thief i'm sitting at!

the van is the only thing i want at the mo. :D

cool vans though 8)


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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 12:13 am 
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brilliant stuff! whats the st4 bike or motorbike?


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whoops, where's the delete post icon?


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billinjah wrote:
brilliant stuff! whats the st4 bike or motorbike?
Orange ST4

it's the new short travel rig in their range.

http://www.orangebikes.co.uk/2008bikes/st4-pro.php

jonnyboy666 How good is the ST4? (I've got a Gringo & a '5' :D )


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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 12:46 am 
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ah i see!! i rode a patriot xcel the other day cant believe how light a nimble it felt!


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how does the st4 ride?


i like it very much but it is so active that it doesn't climb as well as a 5, basically the leverage ratio on the shock is higher so it sort of squats down a bit, i've got round it abit by running the shock a little harder than i usually would, i've spoken to mojo and they recommended that when i get the shock serviced i could have it revalved to increase the overall amount of propedal which would make it climb better but i'm gonna get on to tim at tf tuned to have a chat with him aswell, he is the suspension god who must be obeyed!

trails and downhill though, jesus!! :D :D fudging amazin! the handling is so good, i'm running a revalation dual air u-turn and downhill with 130mm travel is so good and the rear end feels like it goes on for more than 4 inches.

if you want to see what it looks like it's on the "modern bike" thread, page 9 i think.

having got one i would say it's better as a play xc/trail bike rather than a full on xc rig, i've ridden the 5 aswell and i think when i can afford it i'll go for the new alpine 5 that is coming out for '09.

check out the myorange site (links from orange home page) to see some prototype photos for that and the patriot for '09. also my bikes are on there aswell, user name jonnyboy666 again. :D


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 Post subject: Congratulations
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 5:32 pm 
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Great news on the job front..........and orange front as well.
Congratulations and all the best.
Jamie


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