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    Waiting for the 5ver to arrive

    The order has been made.

    A black 5 spot has started the journey from the States to me. The parts have also started their journey from Germany. I cannot wait till the time thay all arive, check that everything is as ordered and start the assembly. This must be the worst period - anxiety and impatience for the first ride. What can I do ??? Cold showers, close myself in a monastery or start learning a foreign language ??

    What did you guys do from the time you ordered your Turner till itarrved ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDK
    The order has been made.

    A black 5 spot has started the journey from the States to me. The parts have also started their journey from Germany. I cannot wait till the time thay all arive, check that everything is as ordered and start the assembly. This must be the worst period - anxiety and impatience for the first ride. What can I do ??? Cold showers, close myself in a monastery or start learning a foreign language ??

    What did you guys do from the time you ordered your Turner till itarrved ???
    I rode my hardtail lovingly to celebrate it's passing. It looks so sad stripped down to the naked frame hanging on the wall. Spend all of your last moments with your old bike, because after the Turner gets there, you'll seriously neglect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDK
    The order has been made.

    A black 5 spot has started the journey from the States to me. The parts have also started their journey from Germany. I cannot wait till the time thay all arive, check that everything is as ordered and start the assembly. This must be the worst period - anxiety and impatience for the first ride. What can I do ??? Cold showers, close myself in a monastery or start learning a foreign language ??

    What did you guys do from the time you ordered your Turner till itarrved ???

    I know exactly how you feel.

    I ordered my spot 6 weeks ago. The worst part of it is, that the bike arrived at my LBS two weeks ago but can't be finished because the *'*+'+-brakes i wanted are on back-order from the UK. I have not even seen the bike yet as the shop is about 100 km from here.

    Now I have the choice either to wait for the hopes or switch to magura louise fr and take the bike home tomorrow.
    Tough decision!

    Meanwhile I ride my old votec which seems to know that its going to be retired soon.
    It appears to be a little bit angry as it seems to refuse to work propperly and has started to try kick me out of the saddle!
    (Quite successfully yesterday! I was very lucky my helmet was on. Now I need a new helmet,too)

    SO BEWARE OF YOUR OLD BIKE'S REVENGE

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    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    SO BEWARE OF YOUR OLD BIKE'S REVENGE
    So that is why I fell badly last Saturday !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDK
    So that is why I fell badly last Saturday !!!!


    Probably! Everything O.K.?

    How did you decide about ordering a 5 spot?
    Beeing in Greece you probably have never riden or even seen a Turner before, right?

    Allready excited about the game tonight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    Probably! Everything O.K.?

    How did you decide about ordering a 5 spot?
    Beeing in Greece you probably have never riden or even seen a Turner before, right?

    Allready excited about the game tonight?
    Yes everything is Ok except a massive bruise on my backside

    You are right, I have never seen a Turner before. The Turner was in a shortlist of bikes that fitted my needs (including the id, the Specialised Enduro, the Yetis AS-X or 575, Klein Palomino). After reading the reviews in the bike magazines, mtbr I decided that the Turner is the best overall. But what really made me decide is this forum and the fact that Turner Bikes not only participate in this forum (Casey etc) but they really value their customers. This is very much appreciated.

    The fact that I have never seen one before adds to my impatience.

    Re the game tonight - yes everyone is very excited. Very very tough but we have a decent team (and an excellent coach - King Otto !!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDK
    Yes everything is Ok except a massive bruise on my backside

    You are right, I have never seen a Turner before. The Turner was in a shortlist of bikes that fitted my needs (including the id, the Specialised Enduro, the Yetis AS-X or 575, Klein Palomino). After reading the reviews in the bike magazines, mtbr I decided that the Turner is the best overall. But what really made me decide is this forum and the fact that Turner Bikes not only participate in this forum (Casey etc) but they really value their customers. This is very much appreciated.

    The fact that I have never seen one before adds to my impatience.

    Re the game tonight - yes everyone is very excited. Very very tough but we have a decent team (and an excellent coach - King Otto !!!!)
    Same with me. Never seen one before, too.
    For me it was pretty much a decision between turner, nicolai and a small german brand called cheetah.

    What I read on this forum finaly convinced me to get the Turner and if the bike turns out to be as good as Turners custumer service (Casey was very helpful!) i will be realy glad.

    If I'm not I will have to have some really serious talk with Bikezilla, Tscheezy and the other folks from the " Turner Public Relations Department" on this forum.


    Good Luck with the Game Tonight (I'm afraid you will need it) and make good use of your coach as long as you have him.
    We might need him back soon as Ruuuudi has resigned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    If I'm not I will have to have some really serious talk with Bikezilla, Tscheezy and the other folks from the " Turner Public Relations Department" on this forum.
    Yes these guys are guilty as well for making me buy the Turner.

    Now one of my favorite passtimes is to stare at the "tracking" page of the courier and keep saying to the PC - ''...come home.....come home"

    Do I have an accute case of Turner5spotitis ??? Is it curable ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDK
    Do I have an accute case of Turner5spotitis ??? Is it curable ??
    it probably is.
    Turner5spotitis might be curable but do you really want to be cured?

    I have very similar symptoms and I really hope they last when the new bike arrives and don't turn out to be a simple case of newbikeitis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    ...If I'm not [happy] I will have to have some really serious talk with Bikezilla, Tscheezy and the other folks from the " Turner Public Relations Department" on this forum.
    Hey wait a minuet, I don't actually own a Turner...I've never been on one I was just thinking out loud...

    NOT!

    I hear where you're coming from. I had never thrown a leg over one when I ordered mine either. In fact the 5 Spot hadn't even started shipping until 4 months later. I went entirely on user input here, a little dealer input, and one or two articles about Turner's previous products.

    Turner's stellar history had shown well above the other mfgr's I was considering at the time. I figured if everyone was so overjoyed with the XCE, and the 5 Spot was an evolution from that, it was a good bet. Scary thing is one year later, the bike still wows me each ride. It's not hype...the bike rocks!

    I hope you'll be as pleased as I.

    Cheers!
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Turner's stellar history had shown well above the other mfgr's I was considering at the time. I figured if everyone was so overjoyed with the XCE, and the 5 Spot was an evolution from that, it was a good bet. Scary thing is one year later, the bike still wows me each ride. It's not hype...the bike rocks!

    Great! That's really going to cure my pain waiting for the spot!

    If I could only decide to dump the stupid Hope brakes for some reliable, easy servicable, available and boring Magura Louise FR I could ride the spot tomorrow.

    (actually I promised myself to never again buy another type of brake than an average, everyday, everybody-has-it and everybody-has-parts-or-even-pads-for-it thing.
    My old formulas have ruined more than one bike-holiday)

    am i nuts?

    must be!

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    Since one week my newbikeitis is gone: after 2 month of wait I am riding my new Sasquatch! Besides never enjoying such a good bike fit before, the the ride is fabulous both on fast downhills and steep ascents.

    Regarding Hope brakes: If you can't get them in Germany you could contact the Swiss importer of hope brakes - www.sticha.ch - in Sankt Gallen. He knows everything about Hope. My LBS - www.velostern.ch - sells Hope too. I run a Hope C2 and Hope brakes are quit common here around Sankt Gallen.
    Thanx to Larry for making a good price on the frame & shipping to Switzerland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritzelflitzer
    Regarding Hope brakes: If you can't get them in Germany you could contact the Swiss importer of hope brakes - www.sticha.ch - in Sankt Gallen. He knows everything about Hope. My LBS - www.velostern.ch - sells Hope too. I run a Hope C2 and Hope brakes are quit common here around Sankt Gallen.
    Thanx to Larry for making a good price on the frame & shipping to Switzerland!
    Actually I phoned the people at sticha today as there is no german distributer for hope and they are supplying germany, too.
    But all they could tell me is that they are awaiting a delivery from the UK any day (and that it is allready delayed several days) and that they will ship the brakes to the dealers at least two days after they arrived.

    Considering the fact that I didn't even manage to get a pair of replacement brakepads for Hopes at any shop in Munich and that I will embark on an Alpencross in only two weeks I will switch to Magura if the Hopes don't arrive at least in St. Gallen on Monday.

    To do a big trip like an alpencross on a bike you've only owned for two weeks is stupid enough and I can't wait any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDK
    Re the game tonight - yes everyone is very excited. Very very tough but we have a decent team (and an excellent coach - King Otto !!!!)
    Congratulations!

    I can't believe your team really made it!

    Amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    To do a big trip like an alpencross on a bike you've only owned for two weeks is stupid enough and I can't wait any longer.
    You should not be worried too much about riding the yet unknown 5-Spot on your Alpen-Cross. On technical sections the bike is inspiring confidence pretty quick. The Romic is easy to dial in. Which fork did you choose? I run a Magura Phaon fork which is getting lively after 200 km of riding. The fork is stiff and I would not hesitate to ride it on an Alpen-Cross. Good luck and lots of fun on your trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDK
    ...This must be the worst period - anxiety and impatience for the first ride. What can I do ??????
    .....well, you should seriously begin to consider submitting your application to the OFFICIAL Turner NINJA Clan !!!!! It requires much thought & foresight PRIOR to your build!!!!! ( & should not be taken lightly ).....

    PS- you might also rejoice in the fact that you didn't purchase one of those funny RED 5'rs


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    Quote Originally Posted by ritzelflitzer
    You should not be worried too much about riding the yet unknown 5-Spot on your Alpen-Cross. On technical sections the bike is inspiring confidence pretty quick. The Romic is easy to dial in. Which fork did you choose? I run a Magura Phaon fork which is getting lively after 200 km of riding. The fork is stiff and I would not hesitate to ride it on an Alpen-Cross. Good luck and lots of fun on your trip!
    Thanks for the good luck. I'll need it. I seriously lack a lot of training.

    The fork is going to be a Minute 1:00. I went for the Manitou because of the travel adjustment and the fact that they approve the 200 mm + Discs.
    Otherwise it would have been a Fox TALAS which works absolutely amazing on my girlfriends Rocky ETSX.
    The Phaon was interesting too but there is no travel adjustment, right?

    What worries me is the fact that so much on a new bike potentially wont't fit or has to be tweaked etc.:

    - spring rate for the romic, where do i get a lighter/firmer spring for a very exotic shock within a week?

    Do you or anybody else know if any of the more common manufacturers springs (rock shox e.g.) will fit on the romic?
    What is the inner and outer diameter of a romic spring?
    (I think thats what determines whether the spring fits or not. And the springs stroke of course.)

    - springs in the fork
    - brakes will need to brake in (especially the hopes have a reputation to take several hundreds of kilometers to work properly)
    - often things come loose on new bikes. (see the drive side horst link thread for an example)
    - and many other thing that you won't think about but that can be very annoying at least

    did you have any initial problems with your new spot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    The Phaon was interesting too but there is no travel adjustment, right?
    If you buy the Phaon as an aftermarket fork it has s travel adjuster on the left side.
    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    - spring rate for the romic, where do i get a lighter/firmer spring for a very exotic shock within a week?
    Since April Romics can be serviced in Germany too. Try
    http://www.toxoholics.de/romic.php
    OTH if you specified your weight when ordering the Spot changes are high you have the right spring.
    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    - brakes will need to brake in (especially the hopes have a reputation to take several hundreds of kilometers to work properly)
    yes thats true, but after one or two big descents (1000-2000 Höhenmeter with a Rucksack on your shoulders) which are typical for a Alpen-Cross brake brake in should be possible in one or two days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritzelflitzer
    Since April Romics can be serviced in Germany too. Try
    http://www.toxoholics.de/romic.php
    OTH if you specified your weight when ordering the Spot changes are high you have the right spring
    Thanks for the tip.

    I knew about toxoholics.
    It was the reason why I took the chance with the Romic, regarding it's reported reliability problems.
    Did you have any problems with yours?

    I had plenty of problems with shocks on my Votec. (the one that is on it now is the 4th shock in 6 years!)
    So I am a little bit sensitive in that area.

    I did specify my weight when I ordered the Spot but the chain from my LBS over the german distributer to Turner is quite long an I am not certain whether that information actually reached the folks at Turner.

    We will see. But I will probaby contact Toxoholics on Monday anyway to find out if they have springs for me in stock and how long they would take to be shipped to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    Congratulations!

    I can't believe your team really made it!

    Amazing

    Neither can I !!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    ... It requires much thought & foresight PRIOR to your build!!!!! ( & should not be taken lightly ).....
    Can you please help. What are the spects for a Ninja ???


    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    PS- you might also rejoice in the fact that you didn't purchase one of those funny RED 5'rs
    I almost ordered the red !!. Why is the red funny ?? I am new to the Turner family and I do not know the lingo ..... yet !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDK
    Can you please help. What are the spects for a Ninja ???




    I almost ordered the red !!. Why is the red funny ?? I am new to the Turner family and I do not know the lingo ..... yet !!!!
    The Ninja Clan seems to be a very exclusive community of owners of black Turners.

    As I have ordered a black one I am allready thinking about getting the bike as black as possible in order to improve the chances of my aplication for a membersip.
    Some of those anoying blinking coloured spots on a bike definately have to go.
    How can I get the red gear indicators black? Please help!

    About the red Turners....
    I think Bikezilla is the one to explain that .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    ...About the red Turners....
    I think Bikezilla is the one to explain that .....
    It's a looong runaway story beginning with a comment from a passing troll...

    Red is gay...my bike is red so it's gay...I'm okay with that... We have a clan too. We even have a mascot...


    "We be pooftas!"


    You can join our can too... but you need to know at least 3 broadway show tunes, and 6 Barbra Striesand songs.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    I'm afraid that the folks out there with blue or silver Turners are going to feel slighted. There has to be some random meaning attached to those colors too. Hmmm.

    I only know 1 or 2 showtunes, BZ, and zero Barbara songs. Thank god my bike is red, otherwise, how SUPER could I possibly be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    "We be pooftas!" .....You can join our can too....

    ....Freudian slip I presume

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    ... but you need to know at least 3 broadway show tunes, and 6 Barbra Striesand songs.
    .....oh, & don't forget your required riding attire


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    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    SO BEWARE OF YOUR OLD BIKE'S REVENGE
    As punishment, I have installed on my bike skinny tires and I only take it on asphalt roads to help me train so I can be fitter when the 5spot arrives !!!!

    I cannot wait .......

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    Now I get it..... So I guess the next thing is to remove all traces of red from the bike.... Like the spring on the Romic......

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    Exactly!

    Quote Originally Posted by KDK
    Now I get it..... So I guess the next thing is to remove all traces of red from the bike.... Like the spring on the Romic......
    (spoken as if in a 12-step program) I, like 'Zilla, have a RED Spot.

    Seriously, I don't usually post about my thoughts on the 5 Spot, but I was staring at the computer and all of a sudden found myself daydreaming about yesterday's ride.

    It was one of those days when everything goes perfectly.. Ciimbing felt great. I was flying down singletrack. Going over logs and log piles. It was one of those days when you ride completely relaxed.....even when dropping into something very technical.

    I usually tense a little when doing stunts, but not yesterday. That's what started me thinking about the bike, again. I was carrying body armor, but didn't want to stop to put it on. I was having too much fun. That was probably a stupid move. Luckily, I never needed it.

    When you trust the bike and really let it flow fast.....it's at it's very best. Everything smooths out. Rockgardens tend to melt under the bike.

    I have a Z1FR on the bike along with the Romic. I've been riding it for over a year. Like 'Zilla, I am still amazed by the bike. If I could have any bike......I'd still choose the Turner.

    You'll love it. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDK
    As punishment, I have installed on my bike skinny tires and I only take it on asphalt roads to help me train so I can be fitter when the 5spot arrives !!!!

    I cannot wait .......
    as we packed for today's tour in the morning I found my front tire completely empty. It was absolutely O.K. after the previous tour.
    As a little ad-on I found out later that the der-hanger was quite seriously bent inwards,too.
    a little souvenir from my crash the other day
    The derailleur actually touched the spokes in the smallest gear.


    I think you are right, off road biking on a soon to be retired bike is way too dangerous.

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    KDK - still waiting?

    or did your spot arrive in the meantime?

    or is your attention distracted due to recent events in portugal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    or did your spot arrive in the meantime?
    The frame is at customs in the Athens airport. There is a small problem with the paperwork so I have not managed to clear it yet.

    The parts have not arrived from Germany yet Hopefuly by the end of the week I will have everything to start assembly. But by applying Murphy's Law, I am sure that I will be missing some small part which I have not thought of and will have to order ot from abroad.

    In the meantime I have managed to tame the old bike. No problems yet. If it behaves itself i may put the knobblies back on.


    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    or is your attention distracted due to recent events in portugal?
    Nobody can believe it. Your friend Mr Rehagel is a national hero. In a TV poll 80% of the people here have voted for him to get an honorary Greek citinzenship.

    Has your arrived. Did you get the Hopes or the Maguras. Let us know how the Alpencross went with the 5 spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDK
    The frame is at customs in the Athens airport. There is a small problem with the paperwork so I have not managed to clear it yet.

    The parts have not arrived from Germany yet Hopefuly by the end of the week I will have everything to start assembly. But by applying Murphy's Law, I am sure that I will be missing some small part which I have not thought of and will have to order ot from abroad.

    In the meantime I have managed to tame the old bike. No problems yet. If it behaves itself i may put the knobblies back on.




    Nobody can believe it. Your friend Mr Rehagel is a national hero. In a TV poll 80% of the people here have voted for him to get an honorary Greek citinzenship.

    Has your arrived. Did you get the Hopes or the Maguras. Let us know how the Alpencross went with the 5 spot.

    The Spot was due to be ready on Thursday.

    As we went to get it, we found out that some parts still were missing.
    You won't imagine what it was!
    It was the adaptor for the 210mm front disc of the Magura and the 190mm rear disc.
    I switched to Magura in order to get the bike ready finally and now that is whats missing.

    The bike will be ready on Monday (I was told) and as far as my information reaches the missing parts for the Magura and the Hope will both arrive on Monday so it will probably be the Hope.

    The only good thing about all this mess is that we were able to find out that my LBS had installed a silver Minute Fork (which would have definately ruined my chances to become a member of the ninja clan)
    We ordered a black one which should arrive on Monday, too.

    You see,there is still a lot that can (and probably will) go wrong so I'm not to sure about tomorrow.

    Which parts are you waiting for from Germany?
    (Can only be Magura stuff ??)


    I hope you will be able to build your bike over the weekend!

    I'm out of here, I have to watch a soccer game.............

    Good Luck to your team, and BTW:

    WE NEED HIM BACK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    You won't imagine what it was!
    It was the adaptor for the 210mm front disc of the Magura and the 190mm rear disc.
    I switched to Magura in order to get the bike ready finally and now that is whats missing.
    That is exactly what I am afraid.... the adaptors. I too ordered the Magura Louise FRs - the same size - I have not ordered adaptors.

    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    The only good thing about all this mess is that we were able to find out that my LBS had installed a silver Minute Fork (which would have definately ruined my chances to become a member of the ninja clan)
    My fork will be the Magura Phaon - that definetly rules me out of the ninja club

    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    Which parts are you waiting for from Germany?
    (Can only be Magura stuff ??)
    Magura brakes
    Magura fork
    DT swiss wheelset
    SRAM drivetrain
    XT Crankset

    but no adaptors


    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    I hope you will be able to build your bike over the weekend!
    Dont think so. More asphalt kilometres for me. Is it ieasy for you to give me the part number for the magura adaptors. It will be so mych easier for me to order them.


    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    I'm out of here, I have to watch a soccer game.............

    Good Luck to your team, and BTW:

    WE NEED HIM BACK!
    Unbelievable - we got it !!!! ..... we are not giving him back. He is a national hero !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDK

    Is it ieasy for you to give me the part number for the magura adaptors. It will be so mych easier for me to order them.
    The Phaon has an International Standard Disc Brake Mount, right?

    So the correct adapters should be the adapters Nr. 15 (Part Nr. 0721 454) for both front and rear. (210mm front, 190mm rear disc).
    There is a scheme for that on maguras homepage. But I have to admit I dont really get it.
    It seems to me, there are two different types of callipers too and that you will need to have the type in the top row of the scheme twice while the standard combination uses the top one in the rear and the one below that on the fork?

    You see, I am no expert in that field (neather is my LBS I'm afraid) so you should check back my info for yourself at Maguras excellent homepage at:

    www.magura.com

    It is a all flash-site so I cannot mail you the exact location but if you browse the site you will easily find the manual for the brake as pdf-download.
    On Page 21 there is a list of all available combinations and necessary adapters.

    I don't think you have to worry about adapters because if you ordered the big discs they will include the adapters too I suppose.

    At least all german online shops will do that. Not including the adaptors in an order for the big disc would be quite stupid, wouldn't it?
    That brings me back to my LBS .................


    Congratulations for your teams great victory yesterday!
    It is truly unbelivable.
    But I have to admit that I had more than just a little pitty for poor Portugal....

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    Thanks for the info Newton. I will check it out. I guess that I will have to wait for everything to arrive and then see what I may be missing.

    I just hope to ride the bike before the end of the summer.

    Reading all the posts in this forum I am convinced that it is worth the wait.

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    No bike today..

    Quote Originally Posted by KDK
    Thanks for the info Newton. I will check it out. I guess that I will have to wait for everything to arrive and then see what I may be missing.

    I just hope to ride the bike before the end of the summer.

    Reading all the posts in this forum I am convinced that it is worth the wait.
    ... for me, too.

    Black fork arrived, Hopes didn't.
    (Magura adapters didn't, too as my LBS canceled the order for them as the Hope was supposed to arrive today....)

    Very intelligent but all my fault.

    I'm just wondering if I should better get the Votec ready for the alpencross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    I'm just wondering if I should better get the Votec ready for the alpencross.
    Is the Votec still angry at you ?? Be careful - you do not want to ride an angry bike on an Alpencross !! Unless you tamed it using the 'click tyre technique' I am using


    I think I will be able to hold the frame tomorrow - the end of the week at the latest. Still no news from Germany for my parts. That will make the matters much worse. To be able to look and touch the frame but not be able to ride it will be quite a torture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDK
    Is the Votec still angry at you ?? Be careful - you do not want to ride an angry bike on an Alpencross !! Unless you tamed it using the 'click tyre technique' I am using


    I think I will be able to hold the frame tomorrow - the end of the week at the latest. Still no news from Germany for my parts. That will make the matters much worse. To be able to look and touch the frame but not be able to ride it will be quite a torture.
    The Votec is still angry. My strategy on that is just to ignore it (might be dangerous though)
    But things could be worse. The only issue on my last tour was that I ruined the adjuster screw on the rear derailleur trying to dial in the thing after bending back the hanger.
    Nothing dangerous.

    No good news on the brake front for me, too.
    Hopes didn't arrive.
    I will have another try tomorrow.

    You will really have a tought time with your frame arround and lacking parts.
    Good luck with your orders from Germany.
    Where did you order your stuff?

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    KDK - kalo fainetai

    Your bike sounds really cool. I used to ride a Turner XCE (the old brother of the 5-spot) before I moved to Athens. I have a Nicolai on order at the moment and am waiting. We need to get together and ride together.

    giate pires to skeleto apo thn ameriki; tha se gamisoune me th foria.

    na sinandithoume; sthile mou email sto: egghead1372@yahoo.com

    ta leme.

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    ... and if we just ... it's here

    and it's awsome!
    further details later....


    what about yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newton
    and it's awsome!
    further details later....


    what about yours?
    I am glad you like it. It gives me courage !!!

    I expect to have the frame early next week - the parts ...... unknown

    I am sure it is worth the wait !!!!

    I am waiting for your review!.

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    It is here.....
    I touched it .....

    It's beautiful but still no parts

    Of course, as I suspected, they sent me the one with the old decalls and no chainstay protector.

    Oh.... it was sent in a red and white Ellsworht box. Imagine the shock when the postman opened the van and said ".....here it is !!!"

    As soon as the parts arrive and get it build I'll post the pics

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