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 Post subject: 90's Kona Question
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:15 pm 
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As it's Kona week here on RB, I'd like to know...

Will a 94 era Kiluea/ Explosif be happy running a modern 80mm SID?

Will it pitch it up and look like a bike running a daft large fork and spoil everything?

What were those Marzocchi's they ran that year? 80mm?

Thanks for any info...


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i believe they were built for 60mm.

80mm with a decent amoutn of sag will be A-OK


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:54 pm 
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Yup, built for 65mm. With some sag 80mm won't look daft...


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or i could convert the SID to 63mm i suppose.

hmm.


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In 94 the Marzocchi forks were XC500s and XCRs. Both have 51mm of travel according to their manuals, but no axle to crown measurement is quoted.

I can measure one up for you...

The geometry was tweaked slighly in either 96 or 97 so an 80mm SID could be on the long side for a 94 frame.


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andrewl wrote:
In 94 the Marzocchi forks were XC500s and XCRs. Both have 51mm of travel according to their manuals, but no axle to crown measurement is quoted.

I can measure one up for you...


Thanks pal...yes please.

overall height being more relevant taht trave anyway really i suppose.

Anyone know what width XTR m952 axel i'd need? Have a spare 112.5mm - praying it wouldn't be a 116mm.

If costs appear in this build, it'll have to be terminated.

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Wu-Tangled wrote:
Thanks pal...yes please.

overall height being more relevant taht trave anyway really i suppose.

Anyone know what width XTR m952 axel i'd need? Have a spare 112.5mm - praying it wouldn't be a 116mm.


If you are happy to wait until tomorrow I'll measure one up, and compare to a SID too.

112.5mm should work too, although new multisized band front derailleurs (low clamp, top swing) can be borderline on the granny adjustment.


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yeah, thanks that'd be very helpful.

My SID's are 440mm from centre of dropout to top of crown.

They are however 10mm shorter than a Float, so there may be hope.

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My XCR's are 410mm axle to crown (top).

Not sure of the year, but these are them.....

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