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Should i get the frame Powdercoated Black?
Yes, do it black and fill it with nice gold hope bits 52%  52%  [ 16 ]
No, keep it as it 48%  48%  [ 15 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:15 pm 
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My new project arrived today (Thanks Khane :wink: )
a Specialized FSR, with a little mystery, it's possibly a pro, possibly an elite
i feel it's the pro due to lack of disc mount on the rear,
but the shock must have been changed at some point to the one off the elite

i was planning to powdercoat it and start from scratch.but the anodized finish on it is in near perfect condition so i would feel guilty doing this
so...
1. what colourscheme do i go for wit the components (i am wanting to go with up to date stuff rather than period components)
2. does anyone have a spare seatstay with a disc mount
3. does anyone know of a rear disc adapter which is suitable (apart from the excellent yet expensive Brake Therapy which i might end up with yet) as i hear the A2Z wont work with a slightly angled dropout


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Specsheet will be filled in as build progresses

Frame: '99 Specialized FSR Pro
Frame Number: (main) 99SF001356 / (rear)99SFS01419
Weight: 2.4Kg/5lb 4.65oz (without shock)

Rear Shock: Fox Vanilla R (with frame)
Weight: 500g/1lb 1.63oz (inc. bolts and bushes)

Fork: Marzocchi MX Pro LO 120mm
Weight: 2.28Kg/5lb 0.42 oz

Headset: Hope (black)
Stem: Syncros Hinged Cattlehead 130mm (already owned)
Handlebar: Profile Ultra FR riser 650mm (40mm rise 10 deg bend) (already owned)
Grips: Ergon GP1S

Front Brake: Hope Mini, post mount
Caliper Mount: direct mount to fork
Front Rotor: Avid 165mm as it was lying around handy
Rear Brake: Hope Mono Mini with braided stainless hose swapped from my Saracen
Caliper Mount: Specialized Sharkfin Adapter
Rear Rotor: Avid 165mm as it was lying around

Shifters: Shimano XT SL-M750
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT FD-m750
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M737
Derailleur Cables: Clarkes Stainless outers from spares box
Cassette: Sram PG950 11-32
Chain:
Cranks: RACE FACE Ride XC 175mm swapped off another bike
Crank Bolts: Standard with chainset
Chainrings: Standard with chainset 22-32-44
Chainring bolts: Standard with chainset
Bottom Bracket: Hope x-type
Pedals: Wellgo brand new taken from Boardman FS Team

Hub Skewers: Front Hope black
Front Rim: Mavic F219 Disc 32h
Front Hub: Hope Bulb black
Rear Rim: Mavic X317 Disc 32h
Rear Hub: Shimano Deore FH M-525 (would like hope)
Nipples: standard DT brass
Spokes: DT Swiss Double Butted Stainless
Tyres: Continental Speed King 2.1 brand new taken off Boardman FS Team
Tubes: Generic presta tube

Saddle: Bontrager (already owned)
Seatpost: Tioga T-Bone 30.9mm
Seatpost Binder: Hope 34.9mm black bolt type

Weight:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:36 pm 
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looks fine as is.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:55 pm 
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black?
i do thinkthat this colour goes with anything though :roll:
i suggest something a bit darker
possibly primary colour (depends on availabilty, price etc. :roll: )


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:22 am 
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glad you like it Loz.
however i do believe it is the elite with the shock being stock componentry.

http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike

i think all the frames were the same they just had different shocks and decals being the only difference in the frames.

obviously they all have better/worse components than each other though.

as for the disc mounts you do see them come up on some specialized FSRs of this age, i had one in my ebay watch list the other day i wanted it purely for the disc mount, the guy pulled the auction before the end -_-'



glad you like it :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:33 am 
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Khane wrote:
i think all the frames were the same they just had different shocks and decals being the only difference in the frames.

but i'm glad you like it :D


the elite had disc brakes as standard, the pro had Vs.
this has no disc mount.... yet :wink:
both were the same price, just different spec components and shocks
can't wait to get going on the build, been looking at forks all night on ebay etc


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:38 am 
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Ooooooooh yer didnt notice the discs lol


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:54 am 
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as for the vote.


i say keep it silver i know first hand how nice the finish is on the frame and it would be a shame to lose it under some paint.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:38 am 
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oh yeah dont paint over the original silver
i was thinking all black components
not gold though
for i am not a fan!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:48 am 
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I think I've seen the light overnight and black components on original frame seem like a good idea :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:10 am 
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ALL black!
would look sweet
maybe an accent colour :?
what build have you got planned?


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