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Martin19681968
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Postby Martin19681968 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 20:05 pm

Hi
Bought myself a Carrera subay last summer Image
Bought some schwalbe black jacks and cheap suspension forks suntour xcm 80mm as i found tow path type riding safer

Just bought myself a second hand GT Avalanche 2.0 2009 hydraulic disc brakes
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Can't get out on it for all the snow though

Probably going to want some better forks for it,but for now i've ordered a hard spring to stiffen then up a bit,as they are very soft with the soft spring

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Re: New to site

Postby supersonic » Mon Jan 21, 2013 19:52 pm

Some nice bikes!

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Re: New to site

Postby Myster101 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 23:04 pm

Had great fun on my old Avalanche 1, get out on them as much as you can and enjoy :wink:
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Re: New to site

Postby Lagrange » Thu Jan 24, 2013 08:57 am

Good and welcome...
...and were you born in 1968 by any remote chance?

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Re: New to site

Postby Martin19681968 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 19:50 pm

Yes i was born in 1968 (old git i know)
I just put some Marzocchi bomber mx air comp on the GT and what a difference to the suntour XCR
Going to get out on it tomorrow for a while

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Re: New to site

Postby Martin19681968 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 22:36 pm

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£200 spent so far
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Re: New to site

Postby Martin19681968 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 22:46 pm

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Re: New to site

Postby paulneenan76 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 23:14 pm

Nice bike. And welcome. And get rid of the bar ends - put em on your commuter ;D
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Re: New to site

Postby Martin19681968 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 23:25 pm

What's up with end bars?...I only put them on yesterday lol

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Re: New to site

Postby cooldad » Mon Feb 04, 2013 23:33 pm

If they work for you, leave them.
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Re: New to site

Postby cooldad » Tue Feb 05, 2013 01:06 am

My advice is always ignore cyd. Always.
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Re: New to site

Postby The Rookie » Tue Feb 05, 2013 08:48 am

1968? So Cooldad and I can both call you young!

Nice bike, if bar ends work for you, that's great, take a little time to get them at the best angle for you.

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Re: New to site

Postby harrybarfield » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:32 pm

I have the same GT and i also upgraded to mx comp airs. A great mod the difference is unreal!

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Re: New to site

Postby Bartimaeus » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:47 pm

And I got my Avalanche off eBay about a year ago... it's now done 1,500 miles, most of them in mud and/or rain. It's a great bike... and if one test ride is anything to go by, it's now even better with some Rebas on it. If only I were a great rider.

I don't remember much of 1968 - but I do remember watching the moon landing the next summer.

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Re: New to site

Postby cooldad » Tue Feb 05, 2013 22:42 pm

cyd190468 wrote:Cooldad is one of the nicest guys I know!

Personal insults are against the rules. As is lying. I should report you.
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Re: New to site

Postby The Northern Monkey » Tue Feb 05, 2013 23:12 pm

cyd190468 wrote:hook veins and stuff in the bush.


Que?

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Re: New to site

Postby The Rookie » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:51 am

cyd190468 wrote: We also tend to run bars less than 700mm for the same reason. You just keep cutting them down until you stop smashing your pinkies on passing trees.

That or to stop closing your eyes when it gets a bit scary!

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Re: New to site

Postby cooldad » Wed Feb 06, 2013 23:03 pm

Wrong Newcastle. A typical Newcastle trail here would be scary orange, loose and probably drunk.
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Re: New to site

Postby The Rookie » Thu Feb 07, 2013 07:18 am

cooldad wrote:Wrong Newcastle. A typical Newcastle trail here would be scary orange, loose and probably drunk - it's all I can pull these days

FTFY

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Re: New to site

Postby cooldad » Thu Feb 07, 2013 09:25 am

The Beginner wrote:
cooldad wrote:Wrong Newcastle. A typical Newcastle trail here would be scary orange, loose and probably drunk - it's all I can pull these days

FTFY

I should be so lucky....
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