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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:10 pm 
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yeah cheers grim..
just a bolt.. so hopefully its a standard countersunk


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:32 am 
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grimm wrote:
www.mountainbikecomponents.co.uk should be able to sort you out with correct nuts and bolts and things.


I also copied the noodle idea, but I was lazy and just stuck in the internal guide part of the noodle, because it took me an hour to get the cable through in the first place. It got lost inside the frame ...


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:41 pm 
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Finally got around to installing the new shock mount on my STS. The currently installed shock is temporary, for proof of concept only. It's too long and a bit bouncy. I've used some of the extra travel to set a greater unweighted height (= more sag). As soon as I get a 6.5 inch Float R (at least) at a reasonable price, I'll install it. I think maybe a RS Monarch may work too... depends on the chamber diameter.

I know Judys don't have the best rep, but I rather like them and intend to keep them. Any tips on maximizing their performance while minimizing their faults would be heartily welcomed.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:46 pm 
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Thats a damn nice sts right there! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:53 pm 
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Quick Question. What does everyone polish their STS with?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:12 pm 
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donny70 wrote:
Quick Question. What does everyone polish their STS with?


For the rear triangle, fine (00) steel wool. For the Al bosses on the front triangle, just a vigorous rubbing with a damp cloth.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:16 pm 
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Autosol metal polish. it works a treat!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:26 pm 
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what about the thermoplastic part...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:02 am 
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donny70 wrote:
what about the thermoplastic part...


Hmmm... mine was in pretty good condition when I got it, so no polishing necessary. I'd imagine you wouldn't want to do much more than clean it with a damp rag, maybe some mild soap. The surface of the thermoplastic is naturally textured, so you're never going to get a smooth, glossy look. If your frame's suffering from light scuffs, maybe some automotive wax?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:11 am 
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The frame is new. Well it's been in storage since '97 so if the texturing is natural it's good enough for me...


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