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 Post subject: Scapin Rudolf X Hardtail
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:36 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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On ebay order is a Ritchey WCS Pro Lite flat bar plus 3T mutant stem that will get me to about 25lb all in.

Crap photo sorry :D


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File comment: Frame: Scapin 2003 Rudolf X
Columbus Foco Steel
Fork: 1999 Marzocchi z5 Air 80mm (old, but I like it and it looks good)
Brakes: Magura HS33 limited edition Orange
Wheels: Handbuilt Mavic x517 on Roland/rigida hubs
Groupset: 9 speed SLX / Deore / crap cha

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:18 pm 
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that's tidy mate, love the orange highlights. what length travel on the bombers?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:17 pm 
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I can't help but think that frame deserves better forks.
I'd imagine they're holding it back big time. :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:47 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Bombers are about 75-80mm as far as I can tell.

They're only temporary really. I've scored a pair of Magura Menja 85s (with V brake mounts of course) from fleabay but a seal looks displaced so going to have them serviced before I put them on.

Unfortunately they're white :roll:

As to how far it's being held back (over and above my own uselessness) - I'll tell you when I've ridden it :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:31 am 
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Get the Menjas on there! Excellent forks!
Servicing them is a piece of cake, and the wiper seals can be replaced with 32 mm Fox ones from Mojo for £15. :wink:
Menjas always have leaky seals unless uprated to Fox. Magura argue that while they're leaking, they have oil in there... When they stop leaking, they're dry and need servicing. :roll: The rest of the fork is top rate , super stiff, perfectly damped , and will help you get the best out of that lovely frame


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:36 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers sub - if that's the case & they all leak I'll just order some brake lugs and get them on to see how they go.

Will take me a while to work out the permutations of adjustment, coming from a fork which ha one valve per leg and that's it!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:14 am 
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Start off with one psi per kg of body weight, and full rebound less 4 clicks.
They're a lot easier to set up than old Marzocchis! :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:32 pm 
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Owe you a beer sometime subs!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:04 pm 
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I can't believe no-ones taken that Scapin from you for £75 :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:21 pm 
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calvjones wrote:
I can't believe no-ones taken that Scapin from you for £75 :shock:

I know. :roll:
There's a lot of sheep on here. (Mint Sauce anyone?) If it doesn't say Kona or FatChance on the downtube...

Where did you find Rudolph? I've been looking for one, or a Nope, for a while.


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