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  • show us your steel hardtail !!!!!
  • Premier Icon MrSparkle
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    Current one

    Long since changed incarnation of my favourite bike

    Sadly missed

    Soon to be reborn. Possibly.

    Retro-tastic

    Premier Icon SeanOrange
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    Yeh, one thats not been on yet!

    Premier Icon Saccades
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    456EBB with alfine…

    Currently a frame in the shed

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    No pikes/maguras here! Factory colour match forks(almost) 8)

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    Just bought this frame on tuesday, built it up on wednesday and thursday, took it for its first ride on saturday and, er, crashed it. I think I’ll chill on sunday.

    Love it 8)

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    My 456 ‘hack bike’


    The SS.


    The crosser.

    All ferrous.

    Premier Icon theboatman
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    Oh, go on..

    Premier Icon esselgruntfuttock
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    It would appear that this is the only proper ‘custom’ steel hardtail up to now. (haven’t checked every post) Built in 1992 from Tange Prestige & still going strong, this is the Mk 6 version. (Best bike I’ve ever ridden)

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    Premier Icon JxL
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    Northwind: your bike looks amazing! What size is the frame (and your inside leg)? I am looking at either Wanga or Cotic Soul now.

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    EsselGF, what is that frame? I can’t make out the name on my phone’s screen. It’s a beautiful piece of work, and those fillet brazed joints are fabulous. Nice mix of retro with the Pace forks and disc only with risers. I truly covet that bike, I think I’ll just retire with a box of tissues now… 😉

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    This is mine

    Ridden in Mijas yesterday
    here

    and here

    Great route, great day and lovely bike

    Premier Icon buzz-lightyear
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    esselgruntfuttock: that is an extremely pretty bike. love love proper bike pron.

    more pics please?

    I think the souls look classy

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    nice moves Brant

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    bloody teaser

    Premier Icon esselgruntfuttock
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    For CountZero & Buzz,
    Last week.
    Previous guise with the scruffy ‘who’d nick that’ look.
    & before that. What’s that seatpost doing?
    & before that.
    & before that, mk 2 version.
    & finally the original one, which was too big for me so I had it changed. It was built by a small engineering company called Fleet Engineers by a guy called Kevin Winter & was branded as a ‘Denton’ as in Denton Cycles (Newcastle) Since I first had it changed by the builders it’s simply been a ‘Fleet’. Whenever I require anything doing to it i take it to Fleet Enterprises up in Chilton near Durham, Peter looks after it for me! It’s been all over Scotland & Northern England & in the light blue version we went to Chamonix & I gave her some hammer there! we did a loop from Ambleside yesterday as well, I’ll never ever get rid of it, but I intend having the geometry altered for some 130 forks.
    The beauty of steel eh?

    Forgot to mention, It’s a bit like Triggers brush though, i think the only original tubes are the right hand seat & chainstays, BB shell & toptube!

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    esselgruntfuttock

    That’s a great story about a great custom bike. I think there is a really good magazine story there. Get in touch with the Eds mate.

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    Go on then.

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    esselgruntfuttock – great story. It’s pretty amazing to have a frame’s geometry changed over the years. Makes the rest of us look a bit shallow and wasteful 😉

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    Cheers JxL, I’m really pleased with it. Though the white saddle’s possibly a bit jey 🙄 The sizes come up pretty small, I’m 5’10 and 33 inch inside leg, the frame’s a 17.5 medium and as you can see it still needs a lot of seatpost. It’s barely any bigger than my small On One. I don’t know much about the Wanga but apart from the high price I’ve no hesitations recommending the Soul, it’s exactly as good as everyone says.

    Oh, also got a 1991 tange-tubed steel carrera rigid in bits in the garage, getting a coating of hammerite’s finest and then rebuilt for road and occasional offroad use… Sure it’s “just” a carrera but its served me well for longer than some members on here have been alive :mrgreen:

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    clareymorris: losing the P7 wasn’t too bad – I replaced it with the Five 😀 It was the motivation I needed to drop the cash which I’d been agonising over for too long…

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    garylake: how you finding the io now you’ve had it a bit (i’m the one off flickr you was asking) how come your getting rid of the rigid fork?

    Here’s mine:

    got a carbon fork winging its way to me, and

    not getting as much love as it should at the minute, must get out more

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    Another io:

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    RDL – oh hey!

    I love the bike! I’m getting rid of the rigid fork purely because I’ll have a Fox float sat around going spare but also, it’s such a playful little bike and it feels like a rigid fork is holding it back somewhat… My guess is it’s going to be a riot once it’s got some bounce up front.

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    Yet another 853 SS

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    RDL – oh hey!

    I love the bike! I’m getting rid of the rigid fork purely because I’ll have a Fox float sat around going spare but also, it’s such a playful little bike and it feels like a rigid fork is holding it back somewhat… My guess is it’s going to be a riot once it’s got some bounce up front.

    i know what you mean, i was out the other day a the trails were seriously fast, and i couldnt help but think a little bit of bounce up front would of added to the fun, however cant see the boss agreeing to another purchase just yet 😀

    give me a shout on here or through flickr and let me know what you think when its done.

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    I have just built a green Genesis Altitude 30 frame with a mix of XT / SLX / LX to compliment my Genesis iO and to sit in the shed with my Genesis Flyer and Genesis Equilibrium road bikes. So that is a complete fleet of steel framed bikes.

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    Here is the latest addition to the fleet.

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    Does the 09 Genesis IO have rack mounts anyone?

    Cheers

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    I cant believe how rediculously high some of these setposts r.

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    my 631 dakota, not seen too many around, in this guise I was selling to a mate so hence the minging saddle, tyres and cheapo flats. was a nice bike but had to go.

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    “Does the 09 Genesis IO have rack mounts anyone?”

    Not the singlespeed but the Alfine equipped ID does.

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    My 96 Killy ..still going strong….( touch wood)

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