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Old 10-20-02, 05:40 PM   #1
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Just retired

Well, she has run her last race and is now officialy retired from racing. Now she is a compleatly different bike. Just put on a '03 Zoch Z1 Freeride, XTR derailers, XT Octalink cranks(my god I forgot how wunderful a granny is on long steep climbs) and a longer seat post. She will still geat used and abused but mainly as a freeride/xc bike. We put in many hard hours of racing together and she never failed me. Big drops, long doubles, steep rocky terain, slick mud, deep sand and some very hard crashes, she handled them all like a pro. To her I raise my glass and applaud, slainte my friend
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Here is a pic of the best ride I have yet to own.
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Old 10-20-02, 06:09 PM   #3
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Cheers cheers. Another Kona lives to retirement.

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As a matter of fact I have and am waiting a reply. So we will see.

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I thought you bought new tires!

I really need to get out more!

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Are you retiring or the bike is?
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I know that feeling. After 3 faithful years on my trek 7000, it was finally time to retire her. God I loved the 8spd drivetrain, no hassels like this nine speed.

With any luck my stumpy comp (fsr) will serve me at least 5 good years, and yeah, I have already racked up some classic crashes that include sand, rock, and ruts.

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Did you throw a party for her? :fun:

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Of corse. Lots of Guiness and Gameldansk. Great food and a long relaxing ride.

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