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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:43 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Wheels serviced, better tyres fitted, bits fettled.


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Looks gorgeous!

I have to ask though, have you got a huuuuuge reel of blue cable outer?


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I am becoming more and more taken by these 80's mobiles.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:59 pm 
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JeRkY wrote:
I am becoming more and more taken by these 80's mobiles.


Ditto, hence buying my 86 Rockhopper which has far, far slacker angles than my 89 Stumpjumper.



Mark, that is cool.


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JeRkY wrote:
I am becoming more and more taken by these 80's mobiles.


You had to see the light eventually Rob :wink:


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Oh yes 8) , very nice.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:24 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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The short wheel base makes it almost a clown bike - its excellent for low speed turns and with your weight forward, it climbs like an alpine goat.


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King of the Skip Monkeys
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A 'you have to ride it to believe it' bump

Its one of the most perfectly set up frames I've ever ridden for the UK offering of mud, steep slopes and twisty bits.

With the brakes serviced and a narrower tyres for rear mud clearance (obviously not an issue at the front), I recommend everyone to try it out at any meets I manage to attend.


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i am loving the green machine. I really want to give drum brake a go on one of mine.

is it a standard 68mm bb and 130 or 135mm rear wheel?

Happy trails


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:44 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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biglev wrote:
i am loving the green machine. I really want to give drum brake a go on one of mine.

is it a standard 68mm bb and 130 or 135mm rear wheel?

Happy trails


I've not measured it - its due a complete rebuild and possible new paint so will get a better idea soon.


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