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    show me the 5 spot

    i'll show you mine etc.
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    Too bad I already have that as my desktop wallpaper!!

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    Wow, its so clean! I can't remember the last time my bike that was that clean.

    How's that 8" rotor up front doing for ya'? It looks huge!

    Awesome setup and nice contrast with the background

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    Wink

    A bike with this much go requires that much stop, I love 8" up front. Plus it looks sick.

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    Ha! No doubt! Sounds like a good match

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    Oooh, MAN I love that Black & Gold '04 Zoke! I think I'll have to upgrade my "elderly" 5-month old Z1. VERY NIIIIICCCEEEE! (Uh, now which one of you two actually owns that black bike?)

    Of course, it'll have to be a QR20 w/ a 8" rotor...Just a lifestyle I've become acustomed to.

    Here's MY wallpaper:

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    This isnt the best picture but heres my baby
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    Here are a few from this fall...

    Not exactly new pics, but tasty still, imo.

    <img border=3 src="http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/Spot1(4).jpg">

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    <img border=3 src="http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/Spot3(1).jpg">

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Uh, now which one of you two actually owns that black bike?
    ..........well, it must be his (I assume). Mine won't be here until sometime next week. I just adopted it as wallpaper becuz It has a very similar build to what mine will be ('cept I will have the black stays!!!!!!!!)

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    yes it is mine. Had it out for a snowy, muddy ride today and even in the worst conditions the ride is superb. Man i love this bike...far more than is healthy.

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    Damn.....

    everyone of these rides is sweet. But one of you has to give it a little bling-bling...I'd start with a Ti Spring for the Romic!
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    Bonking ... not feelin' well I'da done it long ago except for one thing....

    RCS, the peeps who wind the Ti springs for Romic LAG BIG TIME. Or Romic lags in asking them for springs. Not sure what the hold up is, but it is not for lack of us begging for a Ti spring to be made available, that's for sure!

    While we are waiting, here is a little (winter-time: fenders and studded tires) TURNER PORN:

    <img border=3 src="http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/XCE(3).jpg">

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    Nice

    Looks like my RFX

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    Here's mine!

    Man, this is a great ride. Thanks to BikeZilla and Maren for their help with the sizing. It's so much smoother than my old bike!
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    Here's mine...

    Some old photos, but the spec is still much the same - might take some pics of it in it's winter garb tomorrow :^)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano
    Some old photos, but the spec is still much the same - might take some pics of it in it's winter garb tomorrow :^)
    Um, that didn't seem to work. Have to look into the funky new forum thing.

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    Santa dropped a Canon A70 at my house, just snapped this today.
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    It will only display the picts if you post one at a time, at least that was the only way I could get it to work.

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    *****************

    Here's Mine!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lol

    Yep, I know what that feels like.

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    Smile Welcome back, Deano

    You had one of the first Spots anywhere, and you are across the Pond no less. Always a pleasure to see your rig again:

    <img border=3 src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/turnerjuly1.jpg">

    <img border=3 src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/turnerjuly2.jpg">

    tscheezy

    PS I usually go to the old board, act like I am going to post so I can upload the images and get the URL, then paste them into the message over here. A pain, but for the time it works.

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    Cheers Tscheezy

    I'll try that technique from now on.

    Thanks for the compliments - I spent a loooooong time deciding and testing and think I went with the right frame in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Here's Mine!!!!!!!!!!

    Wow, deja vu! That was the same route my XCE took last year to get here

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I usually go to the old board, act like I am going to post so I can upload the images and get the URL, then paste them into the message over here. A pain, but for the time it works.


    .........or, you could just book mark THIS LINK & save yourself a step

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    Oh, yeah. I'll bookmark that sucker. Thanks.

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    That helps, tnx!

    I thought I was the only one using the gorrila method. Uploading there, and url'ing here.
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    hero - about those wheels

    Going to need new hoops next season. Leaning toward Kings, but also considering the crossmax XL discs. Always liked kings, but always interested in trying other stuff. How have they held up? Are you running them with tubes, or sans tubes. Would you get them again. Budget should allow sooner than expected I hope.

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    Smile



    here is another 5Spot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Giant
    Going to need new hoops next season. Leaning toward Kings, but also considering the crossmax XL discs. Always liked kings, but always interested in trying other stuff. How have they held up? Are you running them with tubes, or sans tubes. Would you get them again. Budget should allow sooner than expected I hope.

    ...........I, personally, will never buy another set of mavic wheels. I was very unsatisfied with their hubs in particular, but I do prefer the rims. I chose to build up the D3.1's with Hadley hubs. You can build a stronger wheel with 32 spokes (versus the 28 of the mavic builds) & still maintain the light wheelset with decent hubs & spokes.

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    Paul5s - is that a medium Spot you got there? If so, please can you let me know how tall you are etc and how you find the bike? I have a large (I'm 5'11") but am thinking of selling the frame and getting a medium as it feels too big...

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    Guess I'll stick a pic in here...........


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    Quote Originally Posted by HollywoodUK
    Paul5s - is that a medium Spot you got there? If so, please can you let me know how tall you are etc and how you find the bike? I have a large (I'm 5'11") but am thinking of selling the frame and getting a medium as it feels too big...
    Sorry Hollywood it's a small, I'm a bit short in the leg department-5'6" fwiw, fits me like a glove.
    stem is 100mm, and inline Thomson seapost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollywoodUK
    Paul5s - is that a medium Spot you got there? If so, please can you let me know how tall you are etc and how you find the bike? I have a large (I'm 5'11") but am thinking of selling the frame and getting a medium as it feels too big...
    For what it's worth, I'm just under 6' and traded my medium for a large 'cuz the medium felt a bit small. I was running 8-9 inches of seat post and a 120mm stem on the medium. Perhaps a shorter stem and some saddle adjustments on your large would help? I have a 110mm on the large now and am going to try out a 100 this spring, maybe a 110mm with a 15 degree rise, see how that works. I feel your pain, it's tough being in between sizes....

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    Hey Paul5s

    It looks like you have the Mono M4's on your bike. How are those working? Are they a pain to set up and are they noisy, or has Hope gotten the bugs worked out?

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    Hope 1st post and testing

    Here is my bike. I am just trying to figure out how to use this forum..
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    Smile Wow, sweet!

    Quote Originally Posted by 49flatfish
    Here is my bike. I am just trying to figure out how to use this forum..
    You seem to have it down just fine, bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolhandluchs
    It looks like you have the Mono M4's on your bike. How are those working? Are they a pain to set up and are they noisy, or has Hope gotten the bugs worked out?
    They seem to be a big improvement over the older design and have got to the bottom of the noise issue in the main, still make the odd noise but nothing like the old designs. Well at least mine aren't. They now use Shimano style pads, exact same design as the XT 4 pot.
    Set up is the same as theolder design with shims and a bit of time needed to set them up but in general they've been very good.

    I've replied at more length to your PM.

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    The only proper way to post a Turner 5* photo is an action shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnwater
    For what it's worth, I'm just under 6' and traded my medium for a large 'cuz the medium felt a bit small. I was running 8-9 inches of seat post and a 120mm stem on the medium. Perhaps a shorter stem and some saddle adjustments on your large would help? I have a 110mm on the large now and am going to try out a 100 this spring, maybe a 110mm with a 15 degree rise, see how that works. I feel your pain, it's tough being in between sizes....
    I have a 100m 5 degree stem and an inline post with the saddle about 3/4 of the way back. Y'know it actually feels fine sometimes, I think the cockpit is probably just about right but what's making me think it's too big is the wheelbase! My previous ride was a SC Superlight which was obviously a fair bit shorter, I just need to get used to it I think. Swapping frames is a bit drastic...
    Will upload a pic in a mo once I've looked at how to do it!

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    OK see if this works - pic taken on the track from Langsett to Derwent reservoir in the Peak District, UK..

    http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/spot(6).jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollywoodUK
    I have a 100m 5 degree stem and an inline post with the saddle about 3/4 of the way back. Y'know it actually feels fine sometimes, I think the cockpit is probably just about right but what's making me think it's too big is the wheelbase! My previous ride was a SC Superlight which was obviously a fair bit shorter, I just need to get used to it I think. Swapping frames is a bit drastic...
    Will upload a pic in a mo once I've looked at how to do it!

    Nick
    Agreed - swapping frames was a big move. The shop that sold me the bike originally suggested the medium. After reading more about sizing and discussing it with those in the know, it seemed like I should be on a large. The shop agreed and made me an extremely generous offer to put me on a large. Though I haven't had as much time on the large as the medium, I think I made the right choice. The wheelbase is a bit longer - noticably more stable at speed but not too different in tight situations. I like the bigger cockpit for decending and haven't noticed a significant difference in climbing performance. Overall, it's just more comfortable. Based on my experience, multiple 5-spot sizing posts, and turner's own recommendation, I'd say you are on the right size.

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    Hollywood- here's your bike:

    <img src="http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/spot(6).jpg">
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    Are there instructions on how to post pictures somewhere on this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    Are there instructions on how to post pictures somewhere on this forum?
    When you post, below the box where you type you will see a link called "Manage Attachments" which will allow you to upload one pic which will appear at the end of your message. Instead I do it using html so that I can post multiple pics and have some control like putting the pics in the text. I use the "upload photos" link at the top of the page on the right to submit the pics to the gallery, I get the url for where the pic got sent, and then put them in markup tags. It is more complicated and takes some getting used to, but much more useful once you get the hang of it.

    In the General forum of the new boards Francis has a thread on posting pics you can look at too or if you look through the help section of this site it is explained a little more thoroughly.

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    Thanks Tscheezy, I just followed the instructions via "upload photos", ie. copy and paste the link to the image into the post - I'll play with tags next time!

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    show me the 5 spot

    Just a few pics





    Last edited by Prof; 02-10-2004 at 03:31 PM. Reason: OOP'S and the last one is a bit too big

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    I love the pics. I got my 5* just in time for the first snow of the season here in Maine. I've posted another pic of it with the F219 black on black wheels and 2.5 Weirwolves on another discussion topic. Seeing that there are some snow pics in here I'll post one of mine with 2" wide SnoCat SL rims and Nokia 296 tires. BTW, for those of you not familiar with SnoCats. Notice the radical dish on the rear wheel! The SL refers to "Superlite," meaning there are lightening holes drilled in the rim. The rim tape is fiberglass packing tape and you only need run 20 psi or less so that the tires will have a large footprint for flotation. Like a dune buggy tire, for you left coasters.
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    5-Spot in Copenhagen

    Here's my 5-Spot -it's all shiny and brand new on the picture. That all changed yesterday when I took it to the woods ...

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Almost forgot ...

    I almost forgot to "brag" about the setup... Here it goes:

    Z1 FR fork
    Chris King Hubs on Mavic X3.1 rims
    Hayes Mag 6'' brakes
    Raceface DHNS crank with Eggbeaters
    Chris King headset
    SRAM X0 rear derailleur, XTR front. SRAM X0 shifters
    Thomson seatpost and stem

    ... and lovely Salsa Ti Quick releases to match the colour of the Marzocchi dial-screws

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    Wow, your rear derailleur is so sparkly!
    I've got those same red hubs just waiting for their new wheels
    Nice setup. Its interesting how differently everyone specs the same frame.

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    Not a 5 Spot. I couldnt resist

    I sold my Ventana El Salt and got a 5 Spot a year ago. A far as ride quality goes I would never look back. I love the ride of the Spot. I do miss the beauty of the Ventana though. Ventana makes a better looking frame. No contest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTP
    I sold my Ventana El Salt and got a 5 Spot a year ago. A far as ride quality goes I would never look back. I love the ride of the Spot. I do miss the beauty of the Ventana though. Ventana makes a better looking frame. No contest.
    I am very close to doing the same thing. Sell my salty for a 5 spot. Can you give me some idea of differences in the ride and feel of the 2 bikes that you noticed, accelaration braking, stiffness. Did you have the quad bearings? Thanks!

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    5S vs Salty

    I hope others may chime in here as I may not be great at expressing the differences. That said there are significant differences. Here's the big picture - the 5S feels instantly perfect. Very hard to describe but it just feels right. With the romic on the back and a Fox Vanilla 125 up front it feels perfectly balanced in all situations. Set it and forget it. I never have to tinker with the setup. Never. The el salt was definitely more finicky. I was always messing with things to get it to feel right. Some other observations - medium 5S feels longer in the top tube than a medium salty/ saltly feels tall in the saddle, 5S feels low and fat; salty occassionally brake jacked, 5S does not (5S brakes better)/ acceleration - no difference after the first few pedal strokes/ climbing- no contest the 5S is a sick climbing bike/ stiffness- this 175# rider cannot feel any difference in stiffness (my salty was double row with romic shock) 5S is plenty stiff and my experience tells me most wiggle come from wheels and tires/ bushings setup of the 5S which make for easy upkeep. The bushings rock. The bushing vs bearing debate is really no big deal.

    All that said I really do miss my Ventana just because it was a rare and special bike to own. Don't see to many Ventanas where I ride- but plenty of Turners.

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    Thanks! plus a few more ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JTP
    I hope others may chime in here as I may not be great at expressing the differences. That said there are significant differences. Here's the big picture - the 5S feels instantly perfect. Very hard to describe but it just feels right. With the romic on the back and a Fox Vanilla 125 up front it feels perfectly balanced in all situations. Set it and forget it. I never have to tinker with the setup. Never. The el salt was definitely more finicky. I was always messing with things to get it to feel right. Some other observations - medium 5S feels longer in the top tube than a medium salty/ saltly feels tall in the saddle, 5S feels low and fat; salty occassionally brake jacked, 5S does not (5S brakes better)/ acceleration - no difference after the first few pedal strokes/ climbing- no contest the 5S is a sick climbing bike/ stiffness- this 175# rider cannot feel any difference in stiffness (my salty was double row with romic shock) 5S is plenty stiff and my experience tells me most wiggle come from wheels and tires/ bushings setup of the 5S which make for easy upkeep. The bushings rock. The bushing vs bearing debate is really no big deal.

    All that said I really do miss my Ventana just because it was a rare and special bike to own. Don't see to many Ventanas where I ride- but plenty of Turners.

    Did you just swap frames or did you upgrade other parts that may have effected the difference in ride of the two frames. Did you measure BB height on both bikes in relation to the salty feeling tall in the saddle and the 5er low and fat? Is the 5 spot lower?


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    answers

    Most parts were a straight swap from ventana to turner except:
    • Salty had a straight post with a 120mm stem/5S has a setback post with a 100mm stem
    • Salty pedals were Time ATAC/ 5S are Time Z pedals
    • Fork on salty was Marz Atom Race 100/ fork on 5S is Vanilla 125

    I never measured BB height or wheel base but can tell you that based on feel the 5S is definetly lower and longer which is a good thing imho (although I do bash my pedals more often).

    More:
    • 5S has more standover which is a huge advantage.
    • Salty has a 5 inch headtube/ 5S has a 4 inch headtube

    The 4 inch headtube is a definite + when running a long travel fork (I'm thinking about putting a Maverick 6" travel fork on my spot). The front end of the salty felt high.

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    My build has changed slightly so here is a new picture complete with Minute forks.


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    Thanks Mrmoots.
    The fork is a Minute 2 as I wasn't really too bothered about the wind down travel adjust and I had some issues with spring rates on the SPV Sherman Firefly. The fork works very well, as stiff as a Fox ime, and similar in feel to a Talas once the SPV threshold is overcome but better on big hits than the Talas. The Spot as pictured weighs around 27lb which I feel is pretty good for a 5" trail bike as capable as the Spot.

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    paul, i noticed you went from the mono m4's to hayes. what was yoru impression of the m4's? do you like the hayes better?

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    The Mono4's are lighter, with very good stopping power, but the pad rub drove me crazy. Even brand new discs are warped, I got fed up of straightening discs out plus the pads run very, very, close to the rotor making it worse. I don't get on with the lever on the Mini/Mono either I prefer the older Pro lever but that's not an option with the newer brakes.

    So its good old reliable Hayes for me, not the lightest, not the pimpiest, but they stop me fine. I don't find the modulation of them a problem either, some people say they are very on/off with a lack of feedback but I can always feel the bite point on them. They do have Goodridge hoses on which are supposed to improve feel, but I don't think it's a huge difference.

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    Yet another red 5 Spot...
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    Your bike looks great. Mine's completely red too, and they definately look better in real life.

    I can't agree with those who think 5 Spots are not pretty or, as one British magazine put it, 'agricultural' (the review gave 9 out of 10 though).

    I know I may sound incredibly shallow and superficial here, but no matter how great a bike is in terms of design, quality and performance, if it is ugly I don't want to own it.

    We're lucky with the 5 Spots that they are both great to ride and great to look at.

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    One more 5 Spot for ya...

    Heres mine...minus rear brake
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    ... and if we just ... Happy to join in the fun

    Quote Originally Posted by guitarhero
    i'll show you mine etc.

    Okay, I'm in. Just picked her up today. Ooohhhwheee is this nice. Will post ride update soon.
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    MY Large Blue hunny

    Hi
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    wait a minute....
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    ... and if we just ... my new spot

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    Here's the 5 Spot right before it's first real ride - Razorback in Reddick. Awesome ride! Can't wait until my annual trip to Western N.C. later this year!

    <img src="http://home.comcast.net/~wlamon/5spot-3.jpg" border=5>

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    I love my spot

    One more spot for the rode.
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    A tad late, but I finally got around borrowing a digital camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano
    Some old photos, but the spec is still much the same - might take some pics of it in it's winter garb tomorrow :^)
    Deano, which size is yours? M?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano
    Some old photos, but the spec is still much the same - might take some pics of it in it's winter garb tomorrow :^)
    Deano, which size is yours? M?

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    Pic's ahoy

    and yet another is added to the post.
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    Uhhhhh, guess I should post here too

    Thinking about upgrading to Juicy's but the avid cables work great. Otherwise this bike is perfect.
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    bubbleblower

    Quote Originally Posted by HollywoodUK
    Paul5s - is that a medium Spot you got there? If so, please can you let me know how tall you are etc and how you find the bike? I have a large (I'm 5'11") but am thinking of selling the frame and getting a medium as it feels too big...
    Hi just read your thred, Ive a Large also and 5 11 I know what you mean...thing is we could lose a lot of cash , having said that my local shop....wheelbase are great and are selling loads maybe could do a deal.....let me know how you get on...Im off back offshore Tue so Ill catch up soon
    Mark

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