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 Post subject: The Golden Stumpy
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:57 am 
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Fresh off the bay for a reasonable price.....bow down to The Golden Stumpy :lol:
The fork's a bit cheesy, but otherwise original and very usable, just needs a clean and tidy up. Well chuffed!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:23 pm 
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Nice find. :)

Love the colour


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 Post subject: stumpy
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:04 pm 
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nice ride,i fancy an m2 might see if i can swap my fsr pro for one :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:08 pm 
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There seem to be plenty of M2s around at the mo, and they're great bikes. Go for it!


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 Post subject: stumpy
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:10 pm 
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mine under your post :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:19 pm 
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Nice bike, but deserves better than RST forks.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:24 pm 
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Yeah, you're right about the forks. I guess it would have come with a rigid fork and as was common back then, loads of people "upgraded" to suspension. If I keep this bike long term, it'll get an RC31, or a Manitou or Marzochhi of some sort. 80mm max I guess.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:07 pm 
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After a week's ownership the GS now has - a shorter stem, better bar ends, nicer pedals, new tyres and a lovely horsey saddle. It does need a better fork, but I'm not sure what would suit best - any suggestions? And I'm still having a riser bar dilema. Now got a 120mm stem with flat bar. Guessing a 110 or 100mm stem with a low rise bar would feel pretty good too. Input welcomed! :)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:42 pm 
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I'm pretty sure it was sold with a rigid (triple-butted) fork in matching gold. I don't think it was sold over here with suspension, and in fact according to Bikepedia it wasn't listed in the US after 1996, so it must have been an export special for us old-fashioned Brits.

The stem you have taken off looks very much like the original, so TBH taking it off is a good idea as it was intended to work with the quite short rigid fork. With a longer suspension fork, a shorter stem should certainly work better.

It cost £799 BITD, with LX/XT, LX/X221 wheels and Avid Vs. To quote MBR 'the classic steel bike'.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:53 pm 
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I see your seller said he bought it new for £1,000, so maybe he had the RST fitted by the shop. I'm sure Specialized wouldn't have fitted that fork. The cheapest M2 had a Judy T2 and sold for £1,099.

Good bargain for £150!


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