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 Post subject: 1998 Sunn Notion
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:25 pm 
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My latest acquisition - a 1998 Sunn Notion; size 45cm/18" with chrome-plated Fuji CrMo tubing. I am a big fan of the mid-late 1990's Sunns and always wanted an all-chrome frame, so its a win-win :).

I won it off ebay for £30 BIN after it had been reduced from £45 BIN. I bought it on the 1st Jan and it was delivered on the 4th at 6:20 in the bloody morning :shock:. It came complete with the original Sunn 'Obsys' forks, but they're inherently buggered/seized and need a service, so I'm thinking of running some rigid polished alu Onza forks I have lying around (also from late 90's).

This won't be a factory spec build, I'm going to run it with some Deore M510 parts from the year 2000 which I mostly have in the spares box, so almost period correct.

It has quite a large headtube for a size 18" I thought. I will run the stem low as I want it to be racey.

Just got to polish the frame with t-cut and gather the rest of the parts (need a seat post, straight polished handlebar, shifters, BB, Deore 28.6 top pull front mech and some cables).

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:45 pm 
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a pre2000 sunn is always a good start :) like the almost mustard yellow on that bubble sticker.. yes these can turn out really shiny if you polish them well.. see you already have a fork, otherwise u'd find the best match for this frame up on german ebay now.. good luck with the build


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:18 pm 
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30 nicker!!... great score.


al. :D


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Steal at that price


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:52 pm 
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A Steel (sorry for the awful pun) at twice the price. If you can get the forks sorted I would, They're cracking forks for XC riding, who needs more than 50mm travel!


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 Sunn Notion
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:00 am 
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Just been given one of these in full chrome ( complete bike ) for free!


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 Sunn Notion
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:07 am 
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Now finally done after over 5 months of gathering parts :wink:. Still some things need tweaking like the rear V-brake noodle pipe needs replacing as its the wrong kind of angle and is mushy. The bottom bracket could also do with replacing because there's a bit of play in the bearings. Looking to get a Deore LX M570 rear mech from the year 2000 and some 90's Avid V-brakes perhaps. Also have a NOS late 90's Kalloy stem on order that has 0 degree rise. I'd also like to run the Sunn suspension forks pictured in the start of the thread once I get them serviced. Rides nice. 8)

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Frame: 1998 Sunn Notion, Fuji Cromo tubing, 18-inches (1998)
Fork: Onza Alu (1999)
Headset: FSA Orbit UF (1999)
Headset spacers: generic silver (1999)
Stem: ETC, A-head, 1 1/8, 120mm (2007)
Handlebars: Easton EA50 sawn down to 56cm (2002)
Brake levers: Avid Speed Dial 2.0 (1999)
Gear Levers: Microshift 9 speed (2012)
Grips: one23 lock on, clear (2012)
Seatclamp: M:Part (2012)
Seatpost: Kalloy Uno (2012)
Saddle: Charge Spoon, grey (2007)
Brakes: Shimano Deore BR-M510, tuned with Clarks XTR-style pads and titanium fixing bolts (2002)
Front Mech: Shimano Deore LX FD-M570 (1999)
Rear Mech: Shimano Deore RD-M510 (2000)
Cassette: Shimano Deore LX CS-HG70-9 12-34t (2000)
Cranks: Suntour Giga (1997)
Bottom Bracket: Rudd? (1998?)
Outer Chainring: Stronglight 44t (2012)
Middle Chainring: Specialities T.A 34t (2012)
Granny ring: none
Pedals: Shimano PD-M520 (2012)
Chain: KMC X9.73, 9 speed (2012)
Wheels: Shimano Deore M510 hubs laced to 32h Mavic x517 rims with plain gauge spokes (2002)
Tyres: Panaracer Trailblaster (2006)
Innertubes: Raleigh (2006)
Outer cables: Premier, chromed silver finish (2012)
Inner cables: Microshift/Clarks mix (2012)

Weight: 11.7kg


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 Sunn Notion
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:06 pm 
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good job.. looks great.. :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 Sunn Notion
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Yep,turned out perfect. 10/10


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 Sunn Notion
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:11 pm 
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Did you get the sus forks sorted for this yet?


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