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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:04 am 
Posh Mark
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Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
I can take the abuse no longer of attending the National Meet rides on modern bikes.

I have rectified this by purchasing (alcohol+eBay) a Specialized Stumpjumper M2 frame.

I thought it was a 96 but it looks to be a 99 :facepalm: Well it will be more retro than several of my bikes :lol:

The M2 Stumpies look* to be relatively unchanged from around 1996 to 2000.

during this period they seem to have used a mix of rigid/Manitou and RS forks.

Should I be okay with a Z2 for, say 65mm travel?

Looking forward to building the bike as this will be my first aluminium HT owned :xmas-cool:



*to the untrained eye.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:48 am 
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Your gonna have to go sub 4 metre bar width old chap......careful!.... :P


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:54 am 
Posh Mark
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feetabix wrote:
Your gonna have to go sub 4 metre bar width old chap......careful!.... :P


Nonsense.

:lol:

I have bar ends ready :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:58 am 
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And a fixed seat post, small wheels and more manly gearing!......sure your gonna be ok?.... :o


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:03 pm 
Posh Mark
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feetabix wrote:
And a fixed seat post, small wheels and more manly gearing!......sure your gonna be ok?.... :o


Now you put it like that you have me worried.

I'm sure I will make excellent use of the 48T XTR Outer ring and 11-28T block.

As for the dropper post it will fit this bike too but I will run a conventional post .... just for you :wink:

The small wheels thing will be a bug bear though :facepalm:

Stoopid retro nonsense .....


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Reckon the Z2s should be OK Mark. I'm running Judy T2s on my '96... A-C measurement is around 430mm and bike feels absolutely spot on.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:44 pm 
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Ridden one with 80mm z5s, z2's would be ace


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