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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:30 pm 
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In 2008 i bought a Mountaincycle Moho frame off ebay
it was a '97 frame and was looking sorry for itself with paint falling off and stickers peeling away
i decided it needed a new lease of life, so i had it sandblasted, got it powdercoated in a nice fresh white colour, and designed new graphics for it and had them made
originally i built it fully rigid with carbon fibre forks, but now it has Marzocchi MX Pro's on
along with Shimano XT, Race Face carbon fibre cranks, Hope mono mini front brake, Hope Mono6 rear brake with a Brake Therapy disc adapter to fit Hope hubs, Syncros stem, Easton Monkeylite riser bars, FSA Carbon fibre seatpost
Please let me know what you think :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:33 pm 
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I reckon it's lovely mate... not seen a Mountain Cycle that I like until this one 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:43 pm 
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IDB1 wrote:
I reckon it's lovely mate... not seen a Mountain Cycle that I like until this one 8)

thank, i put a lot of thought and effort into this bike,
the rear disc adapter normally goes onto the brake pivot, but at its only an M6 thread holding it on on the mountaincycles, it sheared off, so i had to drill and tap the frame to M8 for a solidly mounted fit, i have to admit, i paniced for a while first


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:48 pm 
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That is a great example of a retro - modern crossover.


Well done :D :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:10 pm 
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Nice, i like your graphics too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:17 pm 
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Mark65 wrote:
Nice, i like your graphics too.
Mark

thanks, i used a font called "GUEVARA" and stuck roughly to the original layout


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:44 pm 
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I'm liking that a lot! I've done a similar thing with my rts team - modern kit on a retro frame, and I think it worked out rather well, much like yours!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:18 am 
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If you can find one, Mountain Cycle's own rear brake adapter is about 4,367 times neater than that one :)

Ace bikes, I miss mine.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:46 am 
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I think that's a very high-quality development. It looks much better with the Bomber, partly because it looks like an assault course with the rigid fork. I think I would last about ten minutes on that version.

The only thing I would change is a shorter stem, as the Bomber is so much longer than the fork that a 97 frame will have been designed for (the zeroish bb drop is a giveaway of that). I think all retro frames need to be given short stems if a longer fork is fitted, so as to regain the original handling characteristics.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:17 pm 
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like that,like that a lot! i will have one of those in my MC collection one day and i would hope to make it look as good as yours.
well done!


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