Postby skeletor on Fri 14/Sep/07 11:15am

Butch wrote:
robbieracer wrote: I have not yet seen one in action, rare they are !


I know about talk like a pirate day, but talk like a Yoda day? Bring that shit ON! :thumbsup:


Yaar! Who be talking like pirates only one day of the year? Every day be pirate day! yar
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Postby Butch on Fri 14/Sep/07 11:16am

skeletor wrote:
Butch wrote:
robbieracer wrote: I have not yet seen one in action, rare they are !


I know about talk like a pirate day, but talk like a Yoda day? Bring that shit ON! :thumbsup:


Yaar! Who be talking like pirates only one day of the year? Every day be pirate day! yar


:lol:


Ask me about LOOM... :paranoid:
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Postby Robbie on Fri 14/Sep/07 11:43am

I owned an M3 for a while, bought off Tradme.

It is now happily living in Christchurch. :)
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It was red.
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Postby Spokes on Fri 14/Sep/07 12:33pm

robbieracer wrote: I owned an M3 for a while, bought off Tradme.

It is now happily living in Christchurch. :)


What did you think of the M3?

I would love an M1.
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Postby Robbie on Fri 14/Sep/07 12:40pm

The M3 is a very stable bike that feels like it just motors right through any gnarly stuff. Incredibly stable at high speed.
This is because of the low BB at sag height,long wheelbase and the huge negative travel in the rear. The rear sag was 3.5" from memory.
It pedalled very efficiently, given that it was 42.5 lbs!

I had a short ride of an M1 prior to getting the M3, it has the same cockpit, and felt very similar, except the pedalling performance of the M1 is very ordinary compared to an M3.
This can be mitigated with a platform shock, at some expense to the rear suspension compliance.. but owning a classic M1 would be fun !! ;)
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Postby herbman on Fri 14/Sep/07 12:46pm

my three, i no longer have the wee red slx as it is now living with its new owner in greymouth,

old ones but still out there on the trails, all bikes have done a trip to canada with me. now i can't wait to get home again so i can get them back out on the home trails again
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Postby chalky on Fri 14/Sep/07 1:02pm

robbieracer wrote: I owned an M3 for a while, bought off Tradme.

It is now happily living in Christchurch. :)


:0 Why oh why would you sell that man!?
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Postby herbman on Fri 14/Sep/07 1:04pm

chalky wrote:
robbieracer wrote: I owned an M3 for a while, bought off Tradme.

It is now happily living in Christchurch. :)


:0 Why oh why would you sell that man!?


to pay for other things
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Postby Robbie on Fri 14/Sep/07 1:32pm

chalky wrote:
robbieracer wrote: I owned an M3 for a while, bought off Tradme.

It is now happily living in Christchurch. :)


:0 Why oh why would you sell that man!?


So I could buy a Socom :)

The M3 is a better thing for mega DH, the Socom is a far more agile playfull beast, but not quite as low, not as heavy, and no doubt not as bullet proof.

Being and olde bugger, who has already had three crushed verterbrae, the Socom closer matches my likely riding..when I get good enough :blush:
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Postby Robbie on Fri 14/Sep/07 1:33pm

herbman wrote: my three, i no longer have the wee red slx as it is now living with its new owner in greymouth,

old ones but still out there on the trails, all bikes have done a trip to canada with me. now i can't wait to get home again so i can get them back out on the home trails again


Love those classic Intenses :)
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Postby herbman on Fri 14/Sep/07 1:37pm

robbieracer wrote:
herbman wrote: my three, i no longer have the wee red slx as it is now living with its new owner in greymouth,

old ones but still out there on the trails, all bikes have done a trip to canada with me. now i can't wait to get home again so i can get them back out on the home trails again


Love those classic Intenses :)


they do the job and i have been rather happy with them. plus im not a big fan of any of the vpp systems around at the moe.
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Postby chalky on Fri 14/Sep/07 1:38pm

robbieracer wrote:
chalky wrote:
robbieracer wrote: I owned an M3 for a while, bought off Tradme.

It is now happily living in Christchurch. :)


:0 Why oh why would you sell that man!?


So I could buy a Socom :)

The M3 is a better thing for mega DH, the Socom is a far more agile playfull beast, but not quite as low, not as heavy, and no doubt not as bullet proof.

Being and olde bugger, who has already had three crushed verterbrae, the Socom closer matches my likely riding..when I get good enough :blush:


ahhh fair enough
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Postby Robbie on Fri 14/Sep/07 2:32pm

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Postby BrentD on Fri 14/Sep/07 2:45pm

robbieracer wrote:
Spokes wrote: I would love an M1.


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Cycling ... 34.htm?p=2


:eh:

:D "Derado" fork, "Schram" shifter
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Postby onyabike on Fri 14/Sep/07 2:50pm

nice rides
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