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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:18 pm 
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glad to see you've finally got one off the ground. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:27 pm 
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Be careful not to overtighten the gold crank bolt before tightening the 2 5mm head bolts. 1Nm is enough. IIRC it's an 8mm head.

Run it as loose as you can but without any play in the bearings.


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My mate built his FSR as a 24" wheeled dirt/jump/park bike

Was honestly the nicest bike I ever rode over the gaps at the trails.... even nicer than our other mates endless stream of Brooklyn Machine Works. Wish I had a picture of it

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Awesome, iirc this is the "max" backbone frame?

Its the only thing i would swap for my 98 ground control.

Not keen on the newer models that don't have the big thick combined top/down tubes


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:56 pm 
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dbmtb wrote:
Be careful not to overtighten the gold crank bolt before tightening the 2 5mm head bolts. 1Nm is enough. IIRC it's an 8mm head.

Run it as loose as you can but without any play in the bearings.


i think i did alright on this, the 8mm allen i had looked as though it only just fitted (i.e. do it up too hard and it'll round off the inside) so i did tighten quite gingerly! no play in the bearings and spins nice and smooth :) cant wait to get the rest of the components installed. i have literally no time in which to indulge in this build at the moment. it has been the cause of a few disagreements between me and the missus......:S


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:16 pm 
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I AM NOW IN POSSESSION OF ONE SPECIALIZED SHARK FIN DISC ADAPTER AND I CANNOT BLOODY WAIT TO GET THIS CHUFFING BIKE BUILT!

HOPEFULLY THE BUILD WILL RE-COMMENCE NEXT WEEK AT SOME POINT!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL :)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:22 pm 
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twain wrote:
I AM NOW IN POSSESSION OF ONE SPECIALIZED SHARK FIN DISC ADAPTER


Nice one dude! Are you a little excited by any chance??
Have a good Crimble


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twain wrote:
I AM NOW IN POSSESSION OF ONE SPECIALIZED SHARK FIN DISC ADAPTER AND I CANNOT BLOODY WAIT TO GET THIS CHUFFING BIKE BUILT!

HOPEFULLY THE BUILD WILL RE-COMMENCE NEXT WEEK AT SOME POINT!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL :)



superb chap, how much did it set you back ?

and you just know this is going to be a good christmas, when something you've been looking for happens to fall in your lap. ;)

have a good christmas chaps. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:05 pm 
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Just so you know, that gold bearing preload bolt requires a specific hollowtech II tool to tighten it. Not so much of an issue installing, as it only needs to be finger tight (i used a butter knife), but can be more of a problem removing it after a while!

Nice looking frame anyway, looking forward to seeing the end result.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:26 pm 
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How much was the sharkfin?

2 x enduro seat stays were up on ebay this week and both sold quite cheap!!

Both of them brand new and complete with bearings..


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