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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:10 pm 
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Can you STS lovers help me out. I have recently got myself a STS 97, and looking at picture the front of the frame looks brushed alum, but mine is black, this that normal?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:43 pm 
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TimHildreth wrote:
Can you STS lovers help me out. I have recently got myself a STS 97, and looking at picture the front of the frame looks brushed alum, but mine is black, this that normal?


Yes. Later models had a carbon headtube with reinforced insides.
Not sure exactly when they switched from ally to not ally headtubes but it's normal. 8)


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herer an example....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 0543511714


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I have what appears to be a a NOS STS-1000 DS (decals have been rubbed off due to bad storage) available to me if I want it. The problem is, the shock is in a basket with some other shocks, and the trunnion mount reversible travel chips ("D" in diagram below) have gone into hiding. I heard they're no longer available. Does anyone have spares? Could someone perhaps measure the length, width, and most importantly thickness of theirs so I could duplicate a set if I can't find any?

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dont betd have them?


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Bonus. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:25 am 
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Got what I think is a ~97ish (non-disc rear, but later carbon wrap front triangle) STS-DS here, thinking about a retro DH style build...will it be 'wrong' in handling terms with a 6" Boxxer? How far different to the DH are they in geometry?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:25 am 
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FMJ wrote:
...Does anyone have spares? Could someone perhaps measure the length, width, and most importantly thickness of theirs so I could duplicate a set if I can't find any?


There are a couple of pairs of Trunnion travel chips on eBay (UK) mis-labelled as RTS spares:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GT-RTS-rear-s ... 2567aa52c4

Forward position for 4", reversed for 6" travel. Or something like that!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:32 am 
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shogun wrote:
Got what I think is a ~97ish (non-disc rear, but later carbon wrap front triangle) STS-DS here, thinking about a retro DH style build...will it be 'wrong' in handling terms with a 6" Boxxer? How far different to the DH are they in geometry?


Update...
-Non disc rear
-X-cnc'd chainstay yoke
-Carbon wrap front
-silver derailleur stub

Am I right in guessing its an early DS which has had the front triangle warrantied?


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My STS at the moment, did have orange Z1's on, but dont like them, what forks should i put on it? need to have disc mounts, Looking to ride more cross country that downhill.

Any suggestions?

i have tried Judy SL, but no disc mount on

Image :( :( :( :( :?


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