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    Uzzi SLX Farewell Ride

    I recently picked up a Tracer frame and might be retiring the SLX soon, so I thought I'd post some picks from my ride up and down Crystal Mountain, WA (10/18).
    As usual the Uzzi was fun on the way down, but a bit of a bear to get to the top. Looking forward to doing this ride next year with the lower BB and VPP

    The view from the top...




    Mt Rainier in the background









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    Great tribute to the passing steed (not that it's dead, but that you're passing it on).

    Rarely have I had the opportunity to take a last ride - or at least knowing that it's the last ride on a given bike.

    I've said good-bye to a number of bikes, but there are many that I wish I could have had a farewell ride.

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    it's sad to see an old reloable bike be retired, but i'm sure it's put in its service. by the way what size is that fork?

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    My buddy ran that exact bike but with a 7" 02 Monster T.

    How much travel did the Uzzi have anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody7795
    it's sad to see an old reloable bike be retired, but i'm sure it's put in its service. by the way what size is that fork?
    It's an 130mm Marzocchi Z1, '03 if I remember right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr
    My buddy ran that exact bike but with a 7" 02 Monster T.

    How much travel did the Uzzi have anyway?
    The Uzzi had 6" or 7" of travel depending on which way the link was flipped. The problem with longer forks is bottom bracket height. I believe the SLX was designed with a 120mm Manitou fork in mind, and I can imagine that with a 7" Monster the BB is probably at 15" or higher...

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    Nice pix,great looking bike!! What's the plan after his retirement?

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