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April 25, 2004, 8:07 p.m.
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people who are looking into purchasing 888's

If you think any of the top pros ride a fork that even resembles a boxxer you're mistaken. The internals on the pro forks are 100% different. And I'd be hard pressed to find a handful of people who haven't broken a 2002-2004 Marzocchi product. For this reason my bike will never again have a marzocchi product on it. Further more I hear there is major issues with the black stanctions and there is some sort of recall being issued. I also know of 2 or 3 people that have already broken these forks! I'd give the 888 a full season of other people riding them before I even consider it. And they are certainly attractive as they're so cheap and offer big travel, how nice it would be not to spend big money for a big fork!

Feb. 16, 2004, 8:16 p.m.
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wow!!!demo 9

It wouldn't matter if it was 100mm long and rigid. If it has MRD Xwerks Dorado written on the side it must be good. IFO don't even convince yourself the 888 is better than the MRD Xwerks Dorado. I'll be dissapointed if you even think of putting such evil garbage as that 888R on such a pimp frame like the Demo9. I hear they shoot people in some countries for that. You may as well buy a Cheeta and put the 888 on that. I'm hearing rumours of those 888 breaking already .. YIKES! All about the Team Manitou!

Jan. 22, 2004, 3:06 p.m.
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Shivers or 888's on a Bullit

I'd go 170mm Sherman. Its a far better fork than the 888 7", and more or less the same price. The 888 and Shiver is a little overkill imo.

Jan. 21, 2004, 11:50 p.m.
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Cheeta Derailuer hanger,

Yes I believe its a 10x1mm tap. In fact almost 100% sure. The irony of it is that a 3/8" standard UNF - I think - tap works as well. I could easily thread it into the old hangar. Although I'll obviously use the 10 x 1mm tap. AKA has one for sure so i'll just use that. Thanks for the info guys.

Jan. 21, 2004, 9:50 a.m.
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Cheeta Derailuer hanger,

I had heard about Mighty Riders. I haven't contacted them, but I have heard from a couple sources that they might have something floating around. I think I am just going to continue building my own hangar. Criag my largest concern is exactly what you said, finding that damn tap. I know the machine shop here has no metric taps, and I am almost certain that it will be a metric thread, just crazy we're in a metric country and can't tap and a metric hole! AKA says they have the right tap, so I'll drop by there this afternoon and tap away.

Any thoughts on a steel hangar, this will be my next project if my 6061 aluminum hangar works out? I know the hangar is designed to break away to prevent damage to the frame and derailuer, but I couldn't care less about the Deore derailuers I run. My only concern is damaging the frame, which I think will be hard to do.

Jan. 20, 2004, 8 p.m.
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Nicoles Pole - fully runged? Good or not?

Leave the pole. The only time I can't ride it is in the snow. Even when its raining its fully rideable. If you're going to do anything just replace the rubber and junk on it.

Jan. 20, 2004, 6:56 p.m.
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Cheeta Derailuer hanger,

Thanks for the lead, I will look into whether that shop has anything lieing around.

Jan. 19, 2004, 6:38 p.m.
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Demo 9 Help!!!!

Every frame is different. I am 200lbs and my Cheeta is bottomless with a 400lb spring, my buddy is 160lbs and runs a 600lb spring on his Stinky. I'd check with Specialized because it really could be anything.

Jan. 19, 2004, 6:31 p.m.
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looking for HT frame suggestions

I rode my Brodie Hardass frame, 18", hard for nearly 2 years. A year of that was with a 7" DC fork. I had the HT off everything in Whistler, and rode there 20 plus days both seasons. Not a crack, not a flex, I've been super impressed. Tire clearance for 2.7" rear tire, short chain stays, brick shit house head tube, 7000 series aluminum and well gusseted. There is nothing I didn't like about this HT. They're fairly light, but unfortunately same sorta price as .243, camleon, Minute Man and other more "exotic" HT frames.

Jan. 19, 2004, 6:26 p.m.
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2004 Z1 FR QR20- Comments

I heard the Z150 is weak, not in a strength sense. Apparently the fork is heavy and flexy. You're probably better off with a Z1. I heard of a bunch of archs breaking last year, but the fender mounting holes are supposed to be redesigned this year, hopefully resulting in less fractures.

Jan. 19, 2004, 6:23 p.m.
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Cheeta Derailuer hanger,

Yes Cheeta went out of business. Although there are rumours that Cheeta might come back into business. The frames are really nice, one of the nicest DH bikes I've ridden, so who knows. I have started to machine my own hangar, doesn't look too tricky, a drill press, a band saw and a file should be plenty. Thanks for the help guys, I'll continue to post on other forums.

Jan. 18, 2004, 6:05 p.m.
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Cheeta Derailuer hanger,

No doubt. Its my fault too. I should have replaced the derailuer. I was laughing about it the day before, "it has 2" of side to side play". The derailuer bounced into the spokes and ripped 4 spoked out the wheel, and mangled the derailuer, and snapped the hanger!

Jan. 18, 2004, 5:42 p.m.
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Cheeta Derailuer hanger,

I recently purchased a Proline DH frame and wound up breaking the derailuer hanger. I bought the frame knowing hangers would be hard to find, so probably just going to machine up one myself. However I wanted to know if anyone out there has one kicking around or possibly know of where I can get one.

Jan. 17, 2004, 2:03 a.m.
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04 Team DH's sold out already?

I have a friend with a Stab Primo, V10, VPS and Giant DH. His comments were that for an all round bike the Giant DH is his favorite, he says sweet shore bike and good race bike as well. If you want race bike go for the V10. The new Team DHs are completely sold out, and not even in yet, even the pro rides don't have them yet.

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