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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:37 am 
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I've been away for a while, but while the front triangle was away at the painters' getting colour matched and decals reproduced, I came across another 18" front triangle being sold on a Schwinn page on Facebook. That pushed things forward quickly, but placing both original-paint Straight 6 side by side revealed that the colours weren't consistent, or one or the other had faded. All that fuss about colour matching was essentially wasted!

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I decided to just settle for the easiest build since I already had everything else. Some NOS bits went on, like M755 XT brakes and a M952 front derailleur. (Those Crossmax ST wheels are a pain to locate in 26", 20mm front and 135mm rear axles!) After a bit more of a fuss with mismatched seat posts I now have "his and hers" matching Schwinn Straight 6s!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:37 am 
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Had a good read of the thread, shame you've lost or deleted alot of
the pic's as the comments and observations made loose their impact particularly at the early stages.

Both look sweet by the way.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:58 am 
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Didn't delete them; rather, they got lost/disconnected as I had them hosted from Facebook. Let me see if I can get the links fixed up.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:22 am 
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I realize that my last posts had gone off topic, referencing the Straight 6 of which now there are two. So what you may ask, does the original namesake of this thread look like now?

In order to make up a matching parts build for the other two yellow bikes, the 4 Banger took on some changes to its parts list. The Shiver SC was replaced by a Rock Shox Recon, even though my dream fork would be a Fox Vanilla 125R, as I have replaced the rear SID shock to a Fox Vanilla R as used by the Straight 6. That also upgrades the 4 Banger to Straight 6 suspension travel, though I retain two SID rear shocks should I ever want to try out a different feel. The wheelset had also been changed, as the Rock Shox runs a 9mm front QR - thus Crossmax ST became Crossroc UST. I had also located additional spare Straight 6 magnesium rear dropouts featuring IS-standard brake tabs, and had the A2Z brake adapter removed, and rear brake rotor downsized to suit. The bike is set up for a low-ish BB height to further slacken the head angle.

Final steps is to obtain a good scan of the original 4 Banger rear swingarm decal and have it reproduced and fitted.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:42 pm 
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Them yellow straight 6's are the stuff of dreams! A very beautiful collection of bikes.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:45 pm 
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Hi I hope you don't mind my slightly off topic question but I have some 2002 shiver sc's on my 97 heckler. 1 of your posts near the beginning you reference them being 120mm travel where I was under the impression they where 100mm how can I tell which I have?

Thanks

Tim


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:27 am 
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Timoth27 wrote:
Hi I hope you don't mind my slightly off topic question but I have some 2002 shiver sc's on my 97 heckler. 1 of your posts near the beginning you reference them being 120mm travel where I was under the impression they where 100mm how can I tell which I have?

Thanks

Tim


Sorry about the reply a year late. The later Shivers had their travel reduced. Those that do, have a different decal on their legs; so if yours don't look like mine, you probably have 100mm Shivers.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:51 am 
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Retro Spud wrote:
Had a good read of the thread, shame you've lost or deleted alot of
the pic's as the comments and observations made loose their impact particularly at the early stages.

Both look sweet by the way.


There, all fixed up and have all the photos hosted on the forum itself. Should be good from here on in.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:56 am 
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Cheers r32 yes mine look like yours so 120mm travel thanks for that. Just looked back and your pics look good.


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