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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:12 pm 
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Well since I can't go out I decided to make a start on this Fsr I brought as a box of parts last year.
I've never built a full suspension so it will probably be a long winded old affair.
As usual I can't make my mind up what to do with it so have started with just mocking up bits on it before I start a build proper.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:10 pm 
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nice, needs some blue forks i reckon

like these https://sg.carousell.com/p/rockshox-sid ... 144448174/


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:24 pm 
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They’d be cracking but this is a budget build sadly ☹️


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:04 pm 
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powdercoat the bombers lol


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:17 pm 
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Mock up looks pretty good to me! I'd be happy with that build
Bombers are solid forks and will probably suit the frame well.
You going with the Magura brakes?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:01 pm 
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Probably, they a bit faded but in good working order. Annoyingly I had a good silver set I sold just before I brought this!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:24 pm 
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Put a couple of hours in today.
New BB, cassette fitted to matching wheel & got that on, brakes fitted & fettled. shifters stripped serviced & now in working order (annoyingly I have a really good pair but couldn't find them :lol: )
I'll get started on the gears when I'm next off.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:39 pm 
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Looks great


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:47 pm 
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Paul R wrote:
Looks great

Cheers Paul!
Had the afternoon off, fitted all the gear cables, pedals, grips (annoyingly the Raceface ones I'd decided to use were badly splitting & I didn't notice till I fitted them) moved the front mech to allow for the bigger chainwheel & hey presto!
Rides surprisingly well.
I've pretty much built this in three or four days, I've not been that fussy with it & it's been the easiest (& because of this possibly) most satisfying build in a long time :D
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Frame: 1999 Specialized Fsr Expert
Shock: Rock shox Sid
Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Cr

Headset: Crane creek
Stem: Specialized
Handlebar: X lite G force
Grips: ???? comfy ones with X's on
Barends: N/a

Brakes: Magura evolution
Brake Pads: Magura
Brake Levers: Magura Hs33 raceline

Shifters: M750 XT
Front Derailleur: M750 XT
Rear Derailleur: M750 XT
Gear Cables: Generic
Cassette: M750 XT
Chain: Shimano HG
Cranks: Raceface Turbine
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: TA
Chainring bolts: Raceface
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Un 55
Pedals: Wellgo Dx style

Hub Skewers: Specialized & Shimano
Rims: Mavic X222
Hubs: Specialized Stout
Spokes: Black
Tyres: Tioga Factory Dh 2.3
Tubes: Generic

Saddle: X lite kevlar
Seatpost: ML alloy
Seatpost Binder: Orange strange

Wieght: Just about 14kg


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