Private Repress

Giant Trials Team

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Here’s my Giant that I bought from new in 2002, recently resurrected from the parents garage. It’s seen many parts come and go, but now trying to get it as close to a true hawzie replica, so work to be done includes:

- Rebuild front wheel with radial pattern spokes and anodised red nipples 

- Spray forks to match the frame... or have the front of the frame painted black along with the forks 

- Change seat and post 

- Replace rear HS33 slaves with Tomac reds 
- Replace the rear tyre (got a Michelin in the post)

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I love this bike, brings back so many good memories including taking me to second place in YMSA bike trials comps in around 2004, and second place in a UCI comp hosted at the infamous Bracken Rocks circa 2005. Not to mention all the big rides me and my mates used to attend on the train across the country.

Here’s a snap of me pulling a classic X-Up in Skegness :)
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Looks great dude. Love the gun metal turbines! Just needs some crud catchers, a DCD and retro hope QR's and its pretty much spot on! 

Nice to see all these older bikes still about and loved. Things don't tent to last for too long in the trials world. 

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Thanks Grant, yeah the turbines match the filthy bash perfectly. 

Your giant is a bit of a beast too! 
 

I was aiming for the build he had around 2002

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This is the only pic I can find on the net.

does anyone remember him running the frame painted black at the front? Or better still have any pictures?

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On 30/04/2020 at 1:02 PM, Private Repress said:

does anyone remember him running the frame painted black at the front? Or better still have any pictures?

 

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Prior to that he had yellow p-bones. At the urban tour in 1999 he had two bikes in the back of his car, one with the p-bones and one with black fattys. They were both earlier frames with the round downtube.

Loads of pics in this thread... 

 

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On 30/04/2020 at 1:02 PM, Private Repress said:

Thanks Grant, yeah the turbines match the filthy bash perfectly. 

Your giant is a bit of a beast too! 
 

I was aiming for the build he had around 2002

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This is the only pic I can find on the net.

does anyone remember him running the frame painted black at the front? Or better still have any pictures?

Not Martin's, but this is what it looks like with a black front end. Currently re-building. large.gallery_1016_228_21104.jpeg.03fd921b598e4ccb9dd2d157aa450321.jpeg

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Wow! Great bike man. Well done keeping it! I remember the wait and excitement for this frame to come out. I think there was at least four in Stonehaven back in the day. 

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2 hours ago, David Michie said:

Wow! Great bike man. Well done keeping it! I remember the wait and excitement for this frame to come out. I think there was at least four in Stonehaven back in the day. 

To be fair it’s been in the attic at my parents house for the last 15 years!

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Some updated pics, I finally got around to refurbishing the fatty r forks. Tweaked the front end to suit my riding style - but kept the original bar and stem. 
 

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The shadow bike :)

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