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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:43 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Gold Trader
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Is there any chance i could persuade you to sell that disc brake converter?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:02 am 
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kase1983 wrote:
Is there any chance i could persuade you to sell that disc brake converter?


Hi, it's going to be staying with this build. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:57 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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i personally think its cheaper to buy a second hand (or sometimes new) shock, but if you have he cash to splash for a service you can get it fine tuned to your needs

eg. my fox float (165mm i2i) will cost around £80 for a service whereas looking around, a new marzocchi or rock shox one can be had for that or a second hand float which doesnt need service for around £40 :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:13 am 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
i personally think its cheaper to buy a second hand (or sometimes new) shock, but if you have he cash to splash for a service you can get it fine tuned to your needs

eg. my fox float (165mm i2i) will cost around £80 for a service whereas looking around, a new marzocchi or rock shox one can be had for that or a second hand float which doesnt need service for around £40 :roll:


Thanks mate, hopfully it's all ok...

Hi, SEANSTEPHENS I've not heard back about the chainstay?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:03 pm 
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i didnt mean to ignore your pm intentionally, but i'll get back to you by the end of the week when ive decided how much its worth

the bearings i think are quite good. theyre well greased and seem to turn smoothly, though it hasnt been used for quite some time, so i cant really comment on the state of the bushes either. though the bike it came from was well cared for


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:56 pm 
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the specialized big hit rear ends fit these bikes.
look great too


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:07 pm 
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Tried to get hold of a new chainstay to replaced the cracked one. Specialized replied back saying that they no longer have any parts for these DH frames anymore. BETD also through up a blank for parts but said his friend has a white FSR DH 99, full frame for sale for £250..

So I bought the FSR GC frame from inittowinit from here as it came with a bare chainstay, the same one as I needed, as a spare.. I then also bought the rear clip from SEANSTEPHENS as it was complete with bearings.

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So that chainstay was attached to the stronger DH seatstay, and I now have a spare chainstay and a GC frame for sale ; - )

Also...

I bought the Marzocchi Junior T 130mm forks from haydnw, again from this forum!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:18 pm 
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Couldn't resist putting on some wheels....

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:14 am 
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The chainstay with the smaller hole (circled in pic) nr the main pivot is the stronger revised one.

When I got warranty replacement on my chainstay they sent a new one with a smaller hole.

You should use the one circled if you can as its going to be less likely to crack.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:45 am 
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The chainsaty with the smaller hole is the cracked one. See how it goes with the other + have a spare ;-) Might try to get the smaller holed one repaired too.


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