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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:47 pm 
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Hello all. Just about finished the refurb of my 5 so thought I'd post it up. Story goes that after replacing the original Fox 36 forks (Stantion wear :evil: ) with some RS Revs that had to go back (Merlin :evil: ) and the groupo having issues I decided to sell it all and replace with an ex-demo from Orange. Started selling off parts but then spent too much of the bike fund on women and beer so had to have a re-think as I couldn't afford the new bike! Decided to re-build this one as I was missing out on rides.

New parts include a 10sp SLX/XT groupo, DT Swiss forks, saddle, post (Cheapy for now, will replace with a Thomson), decal set (2011/12), grips and a few Hope goodies.

I wanted a bike that looked and worked like new so I'm happy how it's turned out. Was planning on getting a re-spray in neon orange but the red frame works with the forks imo so not going to bother. I had to sell loads of my retro gear to fund this but I ride my 5 far more then anything else so I think it was worth it (Although very painful, Clockwork... Sob).


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:51 pm 
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Can't understand why more people don't run DT Swiss forks. Feel better then the Floats, Talas or Revs I've had so far and don't need to be serviced anywhere near as much. I think they're prrrudy too, check out the brushed metal brace 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:01 pm 
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Im not jealous no not one bit, but I do hate you :lol:
Very nice bit of kit.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:16 pm 
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Cheers!

Here's how it looked when I got it and after I'd added the parts from my old bike (too much red originally and don't like Sram). Prefer the new clothes :D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:20 pm 
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your not making me like you anymore you know :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:50 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:29 pm 
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Top job pal. :wink: :D

Looks far better with the DT Swiss forks and those stickers look ace (better than the crappy pic you sent me this aft :lol: )
Now all we have to do is sort out a ride. :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:37 pm 
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One of the nicest FS bikes I've seen on here to date.

Good, no-nonsense kit and it looks nice too.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:34 am 
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nice i luv this. one of the boys at work has one, he raves about how ggod it is.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Do you still have this Edd?


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