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  • bigrich
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    look what came in the post! quite a few changes from the old version.

    bigrich
    Member

    increasingly bike shaped

    bol
    Member

    Very nice. Looks like you got your money’s worth out of the old one.

    bigrich
    Member

    getting on for 9 years old I think!

    anyway (sort of ) finished!

    would anyone like to guess how hard it is to get a 180mm adaptor in Melbourne on a Thursday afternoon?

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Nice bike, strong endorsement to buy same frame again. Good to see Melbourne is getting the same sunny weather as we are in the UK right now 😯

    Gorgeous looking bike. I’m a bit jealous of the sun!

    cynic-al
    Member

    What was wrong with the old one?

    titusrider
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    heya nice bike, i really should gt my simple running again.

    on a more pesimistic note dont expect that mech to last long 🙂

    had two of them and both snapped at least one of the carbon plates and ive gone back to xt

    jruk
    Member

    Would that be a self fitted headset I spy?

    bigrich
    Member

    Would that be a self fitted headset I spy?

    the required tools were wood, beer and hammers.

    on a more pesimistic note dont expect that mech to last long

    it’s on there for an xc race, then its back to saint!

    bigrich
    Member

    the downtube snapped. ptchang!

    but it’s taken one hell of a pasting

    bol
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    That should buff out alright.

    angryratio
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    Ah you got the same headset press as me.
    Chances are the trees were close relatives.

    Premier Icon Conespanner
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    That’s one of the originals waht number is it? I have frame number six still going strong, but I shall be looking fatique after seeing that down tube! 😐

    Argos will do a new downtube for £100. Bit of a trek from Melbourne though.

    bigrich
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    Its getting welded up so it can be put out to pasture as a town bike; dunno the frame number, but it is one of the first ones with the chainstay gussets.

    You’ll know when it starts to go, as it makes a go awful creaking noise. I stopped, couldn’t see anything as the crack as it was under the sticker, but then I launched into a rock garden and it went.

    rode home spoinging about with just the top tube.

    andyl
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    Souls just look so right. Really wish I had bought one now 🙁

    brooess
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    I had a 2006 one which got replaced with a 2010 one. It’s got additional awesome in the tubes 🙂

    o96192083
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    bike building with beer and sun in australia… looks lush

    bigrich
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    just smashed out 2 hours round the local singletrack* – awesome, feels like the old one, but the front is way more direct. I need to reduce the forks down for the xc season here, but with the travel as it is, you weight up the front it goes through the rocks like anything.

    (*dry, dusty, sun dappled, loads of butterflies and 30C)

    bigrich
    Member

    one last gratuitous pic.

    (*dry, dusty, sun dappled, loads of butterflies and 30C)

    Very jealous!

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