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 Post subject: NOS '97 Amp MB4
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:15 pm 
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Right this is the first full suspension bike I've built for me, I've always found the additional weight and power loss from bobbing up and down you get with suspension seemed a bit of a sacrifice when I'm only riding light XC in the fens!

Anyway spotted this on eBay over christmas and it's NOS, it's so light and I already had the forks and most of the parts to finish it so this one should get finish a bit quicker than the others.

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Frame: Amp MB4 NOS
Fork: Amp F3 which are in good shape but I'm going to cut the canti mounts off the fork and re-polish to be a better match to the frame.
Wheels: Not sure what the final ones will be yet but for the time being black XT hubs with black Mavic rims.
Tyres: -
Quick releases:
Wheel: X-lite CamLok Polished NOS
Seat: X-lite CamLok Polished NOS
Headset: RaceFace Deus Polished NEW
Saddle: Black Flite
Seatpost: -
Stem: X-lite holey polished
Grips: -
Cranks: RaceFace Turbine Polished
Chainrings: RaceFace Team Rings Black with polished teeth NOS
Shifter: SL-M739 XT
Brakes: M755 XT
Cassette: M739 XT
Mechs: M739 XT

Need a few bit's to get it finished but not many so should be a quick turn around.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:25 pm 
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you lucky b******!


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Yummy yummy 8)


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Get it built god damn it!!! :D :D :D :D
Very cool 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:36 am 
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Well I've got it started, I need to get the funds together to get the adaptors to fit the disks and hopefully one of you lovely old boys will help me out with a pair of M739 rapid fire pods?! (cool parts to swap as ever)

Just waiting for my inner tubes to arrive so I can fit the tyres. . .


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:shock: nice...


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I have two sets of M739 (the best ever) 8sp pods im looking to move on.
Both sold as perfect working order but ive not tested as yet..

Oh, nice AMP by the way!

A set of NOS green wildgrippers would set it off nice :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:36 pm 
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I Had consider green wildgrippers but I think I'm going to be a bit more subtle.

PM on it's way for the shifters :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:30 pm 
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I like this.... a lot. Have you considered White tyres?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:47 pm 
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I have actually, but I've got 2 other builds on the go with white tyres and I've got a bad habit of using very similar specs on my builds which I'm trying to quit!

I've got a pair or grey Michelin Wildgripers with kevlar bead and a black wall and I'm going to apply a reflective strip around the braking surface of the wheel rim should look pretty cool.

I'd like something a bit more special in the wheel department if anyone has anything that'll take a disc.


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