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 Post subject: Santa Cruz Superlight
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:52 pm 
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I bought this on Ebay last night. The seller dropped it round on his way to work this morning. Only a 20 mile detour for him... :D :D

It's supposed to be an'07, but they didn't, apparently, have V brake bosses. The serial no starts A 501...
Not the most sophisticated suspension system, but well proven over the years, and minimal maintenance.
I've started gathering the bits... :D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:19 pm 
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i likey!
what the planned build/colour?
what is the brace bit on the swing arm? wont it hit the tyre?
arent these the same design as the heckler??? :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:48 pm 
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It's going to have to be a cheap , low maintenance build, mainly with bits I already have.
I think it was a bit of a bargain, which always helps.
I'm not really clued up on Santa Cruz, but I think the Heckler is a bit chunkier. Tyre clearance is not good, so there goes the plan to run Speed King 2.3's.
I was going to get one of these last century, but I bought a rubbish Scott instead. :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:11 pm 
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nice colour.. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:20 am 
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Very nice :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:59 am 
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what is the brace bit on the swing arm?


It's a swingarm brace. Very floppy without it.

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wont it hit the tyre?


Only if you run an excessively large tyre. My Heckler's got an aftermarket brace with extra clearance.

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arent these the same design as the heckler???


Kinda. The original Superlight was almost exactly the same as the Heckler of the day, only with lighter tubing and a rider weight limit - it was actually called the Heckler Superlight initially. The only visible difference was that the swingarm uprights were machined on the outside. This is a slightly later version, at which time the Heckler had gone to longer travel - the Superlight's been 4in for ever. Ace bikes.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:40 am 
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When did thet first come out? '97? '98? I seem to remember Marin trumpeting their "revolutionary" sweet spot design, when these had already been out for some while.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:48 am 
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Heckler? 1996. The Tazmon - similar but with less travel - a couple of years before that. First SL was 99 I think.


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superb info miked :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:30 am 
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Nice :)

I was going to go for that 'till I asked the seller to check the sizing :roll:

If you see a medium let me know ;)

Cheers


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