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MrMister

Member since Nov 2013 • Last active Sep 2021
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Not to worry Wim, in the end (after driving to look at the bike - having been provided with blurry photos that were no help whatsoever) it turns out the bike was in far worse condition than I'd thought. The frame was 'OK' but the rest less so. The seller wouldn't budge on the price, which was too high anyway, despite the rear derailleur being bent, the headset/BB being shot, and the bike in general needing lots of work. Oh well, lots more to look for!

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    That would be great, thanks! I've got a few 26" mountain bikes that I'm slowly replacing the old suspension forks on. I managed to get a very good Kona Project 2 for one of them, with 200mm of steerer, so anything similar would be ace. I think I could get away with 170mm minimum, without knowing which stem I'd use. It isn't an issue if they have v-brake mounts as opposed to discs, as I prefer rim brakes. Yes, 1 1/8" diameter. I'm in the process of buying an old Diamond Back (see above) but want to use some rigid forks for my commuter bike.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    One solution would be to sell me a pair of 26" rigid forks you have that you no longer need...
    I've been looking for months. I don't suppose you have any threadless ones that you'd consider selling? That would make a little space that you could always fill with something else.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    The Giant was sold overnight so it's clearly a sign from the heavens - I'm picking up the Diamond Back tomorrow afternoon. I'm still not 100% sure which model it is though; could be apex, ascent, axis. It's got similar paint to the one I posted before, but has 'grip shift' logos on the top tube.

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    @billygoat28 is this fork still available? It might match my awful MAGA frame perfectly.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Been offered one of these locally (not this exact bike, but more or less the same). Not sure if it is worth the extra over a Giant Chaos that is also for sale around the corner... any thoughts? Both LX, both canti brakes, but the DB is True Tempter TT Lite and may even be a former team bike (stickers), but the Giant is less than half the price... @vpCogworks @WimVDD what do you think?

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Probably for the best, I've got 5 bikes in my apartment already. I wasn't that far out with my guess, at least you are in the north!

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    Did you ever sell this? And where are you in Italy - looks like the north, Trento?

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