Ben Davies

Ashton Edd Tongue....

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Incredible find thanks to @Brettoll

Saw it Saturday, ordered it after 2 minutes of discovering it - it arrived today.

I was a teenage rider in the 90s and by the time I’d hit my 20s my love for Trials has fizzled out to a certain extent. I saw an MBUK article around 2003/4ish with Edd Tongue on one of these and thought, wow, that’s cool!

Not too bothered about riding again, never got to own one.

I started riding on and off again 8 years later, by this time they were near enough extinct and inspired had been born. 

I always thought, I wish I’d bought one of those back in the day...

dreams can come true!

build to follow, won’t take me too long as I have most the parts good to go. 

It will be mainly period correct. I’ll do my best! 

I’m almost 37 now, maybe this is a midlife crisis? Oh wait, no that’s the other 200 odd bikes I’ve had over the years! 

Hope you guys like it 

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God damn, looks new!! Is it? Either way an amazing buy.

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Yep, brand new old stock 

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Loved mine, and these still look relevant with the right smattering of parts fitted. Look forward to seeing what you do with it :)

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Do me proud lad!

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Great choice of parts. I always feel that inch diameter bars (rather than 31.8) look way better on the older bikes. Tasteful crank/bash choice too. This is going to be a beast!

(Somebody sell me some black Azonic bars!!)

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the black azonic bars in good condition were a bitch to track down, took me almost a year to get some that had a good rise and not been cut down, these are 2.5 rise, 710 wide.

front brake has just arrived, going for a BB7 on a hope mount as I want the brake levers matching for now, I'll see how I get on with the V brake, I have a few maguras knocking about so it can always be changed at a later date, I do like the simplicity of a V though for getting the bike in and out the car.

wheels will be pro 2 hubs in black (I already have these) and they are being laced to black DMR Dee Vee rims finished off with holy roller 2.4s. there will be no grinds on the rims either.

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This is going to be the best ET to date.

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15 hours ago, Ben Davies said:

the black azonic bars in good condition were a bitch to track down, took me almost a year to get some that had a good rise and not been cut down, these are 2.5 rise, 710 wide.

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Best shape bars ever. Still have the silver ones I bought in 2004 and I can clearly remember the first ride I had on the bike with them.

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20 hours ago, Ross McArthur said:

This is going to be the best ET to date.

You know it! 

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This is on its way, 100mm, 5 degree. 

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On 01/02/2019 at 1:04 PM, Tony Harrison said:

Great choice of parts. I always feel that inch diameter bars (rather than 31.8) look way better on the older bikes. Tasteful crank/bash choice too. This is going to be a beast!

(Somebody sell me some black Azonic bars!!)

@Ross McArthur did find these for sale... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Azonic-Chubby-DH-Lenker-28-6mm-Lenkerklemmung-700mm-Breite-2-NOS-Retro/263025494395?&shqty=1&isGTR=1#shId

Pricey but nice. Also have the 1.5" rise version, and brand new ORC stems!!

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I hope you're going to change that tensioner out for a shimano 105 mech with a 50mm piece of gear cable to sort get the right position...

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On 2/11/2019 at 5:54 PM, ben_travis said:

I hope you're going to change that tensioner out for a shimano 105 mech with a 50mm piece of gear cable to sort get the right position...

...or a 105 cassette and shifter? I have all these parts ready to go.

 @Ross McArthur has already made it perfectly clear that I have to fit the mech, even if it's just for some photos. 

And the photos need to be in good areas, no washing machines or shoes in the background :lol:

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On 2/10/2019 at 5:12 AM, Tony Harrison said:

@Ross McArthur did find these for sale... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Azonic-Chubby-DH-Lenker-28-6mm-Lenkerklemmung-700mm-Breite-2-NOS-Retro/263025494395?&shqty=1&isGTR=1#shId

Pricey but nice. Also have the 1.5" rise version, and brand new ORC stems!!

wow! those bars are lovely, shame they are that annoying stem clamp size.

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I was half tempted to buy this. But decided that I already have enough "trophy" frames, that I will never ride.

Is it too good to be ridden?

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On 13/02/2019 at 4:58 AM, Ben Davies said:

wow! those bars are lovely, shame they are that annoying stem clamp size.

Ah yeah totally didn't spot that.

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