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It’s a Mk1 frame from 2004, bought off Ebay. I built it up using parts from the Orange ST4, and this morning it went together perfectly nicely except for the internal routing for the back brake, which dunt work for fat Hope hoses. Cable ties instead. First impressions were that the suspension is really plush,the simple single-pivot design giving a very smooth ride. The forest was annoyingly muddy today, ...

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Yes, I’m back on my courgette leaf fixation, the evening sun was kinda backlighting them, the pink bits are some kind of flowers behind. It’s a beautiful world. It feels like it’s under siege, but we haven’t killed it yet. Whether you have climbed to (let’s hope they don’t build that airport) Machu Pichu, are walking your dog through Epping Forest with its surprisingly ...

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