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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:58 am 
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I'm just embarking on a new project around a very early mk1 Trailstar frame I bought recently.

The idea is it will be a pretty much top spec dual slalom bike circa 1998. I am refinishing the frame in the original red, just sorting out headtube and chainstay decals then it's under the blaster. Presently cobbling together DHO and Judy XC bits into a Judy Slalom fork, although I am still chasing a few parts to complete it (vee brake style arch, SRP bolt kit, coil springs, 1997+ style adjusters). Cockpit will be Azonic bar and stem - if anyone can hook me up a SUPER clean polished or black 2.5" rise Doublewall bar I would be very appreciative - probably an SDG or Flite saddle. I'm chasing a shortcage M95x derailleur but failing that will run a 7700 dura ace. Race Face turbine cranks polished, with a MRP Slalom System guide. Wheelset is going to be rhynolites on either a boxxer hub or profile non-disc front, and GT Hadley rear. M950 brakes.

Right now most of it is either in transit from parts or unknown, or in refinishing, but when I finally had enough bits to mock up the fork I had to sit it together...Looks like it will be fun.

Image1998 DMR Trailstar as received by floody31, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:28 pm 
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might have the riser you're after. Will try to remember to take some pics tonight


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:55 am 
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Oh wow, that would be AWESOME!

I've hit a few snags but I will power through. Turns out aluminium body cartridges don't fit in early Judy upper legs, which is a bit of a downer but I'm bidding on a 97 Judy DH which should take the DHO's 100mm dampers.

Snapped up a Ringle Boxxer hub yesterday, wheelset looks like being Boxxer front/GT Hadley rear and Rhynolites.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:40 pm 
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Ace looking forward to this


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:00 pm 
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Well, I had an eventful week, managed to sort a '97 Judy DH donor fork (so I get the good preload adjusters, adjustable 80mm alloy cartridges), a Ringle-Boxxer front hub, DHO decals, and the Azonic bar/stem combo I want (Shorty/Doublewall). I am nervously awaiting the mail!

On the downside, the back of my Raceface turbine forged arm doesn't clear the MRP outer plate, so I'm hunting cranks again. Now thinking M-95# XTR with a 110 spider, but it's proving challenging to find a tidy set that isn't stratospherically expensive.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:56 am 
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Well gone forward and back a bit. No pics yet as everything is in the air or sitting at the freight forwarders! The stuff in bold I have yet to confirm.

Spec has pretty well sorted itself though.
Frame: DMR Trailstar Mk1
Fork: Judy DHO/1997 Judy DH hybrid
Headset: Chris King, black; Azonic Headlock, red.
Bars: Azonic Doublewall, black, 2.0" rise, black Oury grips.
Stem: Azonic Shorty, 50mm, black
Cranks: M950 XTR, 180mm, 5x110 spider, Spot Brand 36t unramped hard ano chainring.
Chainguide: MRP Slalom system 36-40t
BB: M950 E-type I guess ? I have no idea what length I need with the MRP.
Brake levers: M950 XTR
Brakes: will be M950, yet to source.
Shifter: will be M951/2, yet to source.
Rear derailleur: M950/1/2 GS or Dura Ace 7700 (unless I can spring a M950 SS!)
Cassette: Dura Ace 7700 12-21t
Seat clamp: ?
Seat post: ?
Saddle: ? SDG?
Wheels: Sun Rhynolite XL, black; Ringle Boxxer 20mm hub, GT/Hadley rear, allen key skewer. Tioga Factory Mud 1.85s

Seat post is a bit of a fiddle. 25.8 size is a pain in the behind. Maybe Thomson but are they period correct? Anywhere from 1996 to 2000 is fair game I think.

Overall I think it's going to fall together well.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:33 am 
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First parcels from the states arrived today!

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Early :xmas-wink: :xmas-big-grin: :xmas-cool:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:02 am 
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Nice! Forget how awesome those first Azonic stems looked, and how much of a departure from the normal welded together tubular stems they were. Pity there were so many poor imitations later on.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:43 am 
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Used to want one of these but never got one in the end, so im interested to see what follows :)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:42 am 
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Things are going preeeeeetty slowly but I've got the fork screwed together and am about to send it out for a freshen up and some bushings. I had a graphics place remanufacture the DHO decals from a scan of the originals, unlike the reproductions on eBay these are close to the correct size and have an off-white background per original (maybe a little lighter) with white graphics. The decals are available here https://burubado.com/products/rock-shox ... 7562797092

Ended up using Judy Race 100 uppers and internals - alloy steerer 1 piece CSU, coil springs, open bath damper - and the DHO lowers.
So they'll be 100mm travel, open bath and through axle; quite modern and should be usably reliable.

ImageRockshox Judy DHO/Judy Race 100 hybrid by floody31, on Flickr


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