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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:49 pm 
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Hey all, i've had my Giant NRS for a while now and decided it looks a bit tired and faded. So i've decided to re-spray it and then re-build it using bits i want. So far i've taken out all the bearings and stripped most of the frame. Once i've finished doing this do i need to rub it down? If so with what grain? My local sprayers are going to primer it and spray it up. My local sign writters are going to make me some new decals too. This is how it started off.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:02 pm 
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I have an MK2 NRS. Currently have a 2005 NRS-3 frameset which I bought as new complete bike for pocket money (and ditched the components) after I sold my 2005 NRS Air Carbon Composite frameset.

The carbon bike felt more "lively" than the alloy, despite having the same rear triangle (except carbon rockers) and shock. Sold it as I needed the cash :(

My NRS-3 frame has the AluxX 6061 main triangle, yours looks like the frameset only / NRS-1 which has the AluxX SL 6013 main triangle, which assume is a bit lighter than mine.

I look forward to the project! They are really really good XC / trail bikes, I have mine set up with a REBA front fork.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:08 pm 
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I was gonna just keep it built up and have it as my run about, but i've started liking it more and more. Anyone know where.who do bearings? I'd rather not pay Giants prices :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:18 pm 
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OE Giant here: http://www.pedalon.co.uk/acatalog/suspensionspares.html

Or upgraded bearing replacements for bushings and other bits here:
http://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.uk ... aring+kits

Yours is a "MK2" 2004 on style frameset. The pre 04 frames had a longer horst link and different pivots.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:25 pm 
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Cheers bud


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:30 pm 
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Right, well been a bit busy but i've now got round to stripping the paint off the frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:31 pm 
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It looks quite nice with the paint stipped off it. Are you not tempted to polish it up like that?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:01 am 
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I was, but i've had a custom paint made for me and decals that will go well with the paint. I'll post some more pics up on Friday if i get time before the footy :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:32 am 
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I'm planning to get my NRS powder coated Ral 5024.

However mine is an NRS-3 frame, the 6013 main triangle. I think I might look out for a 6061 frame like yours before going ahead.


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