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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:46 pm 
Onnnne Huuuunnnndrreeed and Eigggghhhhty

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Hi guys nearly finished the build so thought I would share some pics with you.

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The forks are loose in the frame as it goes into LBS for facing and H/S fitting on Thursday


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:57 pm 
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Looking good, but how much travel is in that rear shock?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:29 pm 
Onnnne Huuuunnnndrreeed and Eigggghhhhty

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Nick C wrote:
Looking good, but how much travel is in that rear shock?


Its not massive 5" but it will be getting changed asap :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:50 pm 
Onnnne Huuuunnnndrreeed and Eigggghhhhty

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Spec of the bike is

1999 FSR Ground control frame with subtle/slight mods
Truvativ Ruktion double chainset
Howitzer BB
DT Swis 430 wheelset QR rear 25mm front axle
Specialized E150sl forks 120-150mm
LX dual control shifters/brake levers
XTR front mech
XTR shadow rear mech
XTR inner and outer cables
Fox float rear shock
BETD linkage and Goldtec reducers and bushes
A2Z rear disk adapter
Avid juicy fives front 203mm rear 185mm
Specialized Enduro bars/Clarkes vice grips
Specialized seatpost
Prologo Nago Ti carbon gel saddle
Michelin rubber

H/S and chain and pedals still need to be bought, headset going in thursday FSA

This is how it was when I bought it
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All the parts have been bought and not transplanted from other bikes.... I just need to get the decals


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:18 pm 
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looks more like a '98 to me, however i have been proved wrong before.
i thought the '99s had the squarer tubing.

very nice all the same, i could really do with getting one of those extented travel linkages for my '98 :(


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:45 pm 
Onnnne Huuuunnnndrreeed and Eigggghhhhty

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Khane wrote:
looks more like a '98 to me, however i have been proved wrong before.
i thought the '99s had the squarer tubing.

very nice all the same, i could really do with getting one of those extented travel linkages for my '98 :(


It wad asking BETD which linkage was suitable for the bike that gave me the year, I gave measurements and they came back with 99 FSR and the 99 linkage fits perfect, but I also have been proved wrong it could well be a 98


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:51 pm 
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Dangermouse wrote:
Khane wrote:
looks more like a '98 to me, however i have been proved wrong before.
i thought the '99s had the squarer tubing.

very nice all the same, i could really do with getting one of those extented travel linkages for my '98 :(


It wad asking BETD which linkage was suitable for the bike that gave me the year, I gave measurements and they came back with 99 FSR and the 99 linkage fits perfect, but I also have been proved wrong it could well be a 98


the rear ends on the '98 & '99 are almost identicle, i had both a '98 & '99 at one point in time and the only difference i noticed was the seat stay but where the linkage plate connected it was the same measurement wise.
if it is of course this linkage "Specialized FSR Gc 97 to 99 and Enduro 00 to 01" off there site then by the sounds of it the measurements didn't change much.
i could still be wrong though lol :D

have you checked out my blue '98 GC FSR in my sig ? gonna be changing it about a bit in the coming weeks.

EDIT: just checked bikepedia and yours is indeed a '99 FSR comp.
http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:01 pm 
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i have the same bike with betd link and enduro seat stay

i used the top hats from a s-works 2001 so the bearings would fit


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:04 pm 
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bigmick wrote:
i have the same bike with betd link and enduro seat stay

i used the top hats from a s-works 2001 so the bearings would fit


ah now you say that but the FSR extreme which yours defo is was a '98 only model.
http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bike ... &Type=bike

still very nice :D (does need more pics though :P)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:08 pm 
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yeah 98 model but i used 2001 seat stay which had bearings installed and betd link
so used top hats from my 2001 s-works and it fits perfect

edit his is a 99 as his decals are stickers and not painted on like mines

the square style is early big hit max backbone


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