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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:35 pm 
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The XL is quite a recent thing, last 3-4 years maybe?

One thing you could consider, it's drastic but I have done it, is to use a 140mm travel aluminium lefty max, and then use a 20 or 40mm travel bumper inside to limit the stroke to 120 or 120mm, then remove **half** the key-spike in the lower crown, this allows you to drop the lower crown by about another 20mm, thereby extending the available space between crowns by 20mm.

I used the above method to fit a slightly long headtubed intense frame. It still wouldn't allow you to fit a normal lefty to you banger but if you can adap the same method to an XL it might help.

What I'm not sure of is if the XL is available on forks with removable crowns as a lot of the more recent leftys have the crowns bonded to the leg.

Have you looked at project 321 converters? they may do a top drown with extra drop to allow fitting to longer headtubes...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:40 pm 
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WHAT A HOOT!!

4 Bangers don't half look good dirty ;)

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You going to do the DH at FoD? Gee's doing it on the ASR5!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:40 pm 
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delihustler wrote:
You going to do the DH at FoD? Gee's doing it on the ASR5!!!


You'll have to let me know where I need to go to get there after my car park balls-up at Brechfa!

Sunday right?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Have a look at this link http://www.flyupdownhill.co.uk/location.asp bit more there than there is at Brecfa


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:37 pm 
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Matching hoops now 8)

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And one I took this evening after taking it out for a quick spin.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:27 pm 
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Matching wheels looking good there ;-)


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Looking good buddy - bet you're well chuffed that you have kept it.

Nice to see it getting some use too.

Any more changes planned?


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Liking that a lot


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:23 am 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
Looking good buddy - bet you're well chuffed that you have kept it.

Nice to see it getting some use too.

Any more changes planned?


Thanks :)

Yes, a few changes planned, but all VERY dependant on my money situation!

I'm not a huge fan of the black stem and seatpost, so I'll be swapping them for Thomson bits in silver. The bars will eventually be changed for some carbon ones and I really want to change the brakes.

Luckily, the rear Hayes is quite rare, as it is the 22mm direct mount one, so the brake set should be easy enough to sell. I've got a set of Formula K18 OROs coming today on another bike which I've bought to split, so perhaps I'll see how they look on it before deciding what to do.

Anyone want some Hayes Mags..? ;)


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