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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:23 pm 
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that shock is in it's optimum position unfortunately. the dial cant be adjusted if its the other end and i think the valve fouls the frame. its pretty much all i can do. hopefully the shock is pumped up according to my weight, but not sure about rebound. i will probably look to getting a better shock anyways - or at least one that can be accessed without taking the link apart :roll:

i'm loving the little bits of gold on those forks too. i've considered getting my BETD link repainted as the finish on it now is cack. was thinking a yellow or gold, but it may be too much! any suggestions? i like anodized finishes..... 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:24 pm 
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Carge wrote:
Liking that rather a lot - kinda regretting selling it to you now :)


bet you don't regret it as much as me not buying your sharkfin with it though :P besides, if we ever meet at a ride, i'll be sure to let you have a go!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:30 pm 
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im putting rock shox sid on mine, no lockout though but valves better positioned
still needs to fit wrong way round though


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:35 pm 
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I am loving all these fsr threads... Nice colour. Maguras would be good.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:14 pm 
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they've been popping up all over ebay the past few months and its spurred me on to get mine done before the winter hits :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:44 pm 
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Love the frame, looks in top condition unlike my FSR XC when I got it.

You ought to keep looking around at other frames, if you are lucky as I was you may be able to find a donor frame with a disc rear end.

I managed to find on ebay a guy selling a frame with the original front end and a BETD seatstay and link. I took the donor parts and sold the frame on for effectively no cost.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:06 pm 
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Love the frame, looks in top condition unlike my FSR XC when I got it.

You ought to keep looking around at other frames, if you are lucky as I was you may be able to find a donor frame with a disc rear end.

I managed to find on ebay a guy selling a frame with the original front end and a BETD seatstay and link. I took the donor parts and sold the frame on for effectively no cost.


'once in a blue moon' comes to mind - although, how long ago did that happen...may be due a blue moon soon....:P


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:17 pm 
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twain wrote:
Axeman1977 wrote:
Love the frame, looks in top condition unlike my FSR XC when I got it.

You ought to keep looking around at other frames, if you are lucky as I was you may be able to find a donor frame with a disc rear end.

I managed to find on ebay a guy selling a frame with the original front end and a BETD seatstay and link. I took the donor parts and sold the frame on for effectively no cost.


'once in a blue moon' comes to mind - although, how long ago did that happen...may be due a blue moon soon....:P

this sold for £50 on sat sharkfin fitted

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Specialized-f ... 35b69d0317


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:08 pm 
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This one might work?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Specalized-FS ... 500wt_1167


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:15 pm 
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Axeman1977 wrote:

that one does fit


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