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Ross McArthur

My Mk1 Ashton Justice

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Pretty chuffed 22/18 works as a magic gear. Still have to bleed the brakes, put on rear pads and pedals but other than that she's good to go!

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Very jealous Ross, I want one.

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That looks ace mate

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Proper job (Y)

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Is that a Martin Hawyes filthy ard guard?

I think that's what they were called it was a long time ago haha.

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Amazing! Initially I thought this was a 'for sale' thread and I was going to have to have it!! Even though I still have my own one.

That frame/geo with those bars was the most fun setup I ever had.

Love it, hope it gets some use!

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I need me some red brakes for mine. Nice job Bob Ross.

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You think? I thought the red brakes were too much! I'd prefer just normal black.

I even seen the Ivon Saunders videos of Gavin Bedford riding the proto with it all silver... So nice.

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Looks beauty that;) ,red maggies go really well with it i think ross.

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so nice! 

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12 hours ago, Ross McArthur said:

You think? I thought the red brakes were too much! I'd prefer just normal black.

I think if you had the red forks and/or red seat, it would be too much. But with the black parts and being the only red bits other that the graphics and rim tape, I think it looks amazing!

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2 hours ago, Mikee said:

I think if you had the red forks and/or red seat, it would be too much. But with the black parts and being the only red bits other that the graphics and rim tape, I think it looks amazing!

You mean, these?

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22 minutes ago, Ross McArthur said:

You mean, these?

No, the other ones.

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I had a pair of those red forks in 2005 and they bent, easily, on the first ride I went on. Ashton Bikes changed them for a replacement pair with no drama, so I think they must've had a bad batch. Anyone else have a similar experience?

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I had a set that ended up doing something similar. Think they had about 100mm of rake by the time I replaced them - BB dropped by around 15mm and the wheelbase grew significantly!

Mine were second hand so I didn't ever approach Ashton Bikes about it, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was down to iffy heat treating or something.

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Yeah that's exactly what happened to mine. I was trying to pretend they looked normal and hadn't changed until someone else on the ride said it was just getting silly now...

I reckon iffy heat treatment for sure.

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Weirdly coincidental, but turns out it's the 10 year anniversary of discovering those forks were bent. How odd!

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I broke 2 pairs of those forks above the disc brake mount. Never bent them.

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Tidy looking bike Ross

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I had one of these and loved it at the time, but in hindsight is that back end a bit long? the stays look long

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I think it's just the angle of the seat tube making it look like that. From memory they are 385mm.

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Ahh, when my hair was long, spirit free and 5mm meant nothing. :P

I remember the Ghz coming out and having 380 stays and being blown away. The double seat stay design was was ahead of its time. 

Anyway, back on topic. To make a vid, or not to make a vid?

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9 hours ago, Tony Harrison said:

I think it's just the angle of the seat tube making it look like that. From memory they are 385mm.

Sounds about right - The 24" ET was the same length (Y)

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3 hours ago, Ross McArthur said:

Ahh, when my hair was long, spirit free and 5mm meant nothing. :P

I remember the Ghz coming out and having 380 stays and being blown away. The double seat stay design was was ahead of its time. 

Anyway, back on topic. To make a vid, or not to make a vid?

stupid question, surely. always make a cheeky vid

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Pipeline it is in.

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