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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:52 am 
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I think it's a "StarF__kers Xenon" (fill in the blanks and Google it) I don't think I can post the actual name here without getting myself in trouble, so just use your imagination. Just think "firetruck"; starts with an "f", ends with a "k". :wink: :lol:

It's a trick bike from Tokyo that came out several years ago. In fact, I'm fairly certain it came out somewhere around 2005 or later.

IIRC, the original fork was pretty stout and had 2 or 3 sets of dropouts in which you could choose to mount the front wheel depending on the tricks you wanted to do (barspins, front hops, etc.).

No, I don't have one, but have been looking to get one. I'd want a smaller one (17.5"), but I don't know if they made them that small.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:38 am 
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The SFX doesn’t have a rear mech hanger though....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:26 pm 
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You would have to do major surgery to the SFX to get it close 700c v 26" wheels, no cable guides or canti mounts and hanger, 2 sets of bottle mounts for a start :wink: but all that said it is the closest so far by a long way :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:47 am 
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velofrog wrote:
The SFX doesn’t have a rear mech hanger though....
D-OH! :facepalm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H22t-tiWiLw

kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
You would have to do major surgery to the SFX to get it close 700c v 26" wheels, no cable guides or canti mounts and hanger, 2 sets of bottle mounts for a start :wink: but all that said it is the closest so far by a long way :wink:
Double-D-OH! :facepalm: :facepalm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UXT1wAy56s

So if this mystery bike WAS made in the 90's, then the SFX is the knock-off. It was probably made by starting with the mystery bike and then shaving off the rear mech hanger, cable guides, canti mounts and hanger, bottle mounts, and then simply ( :shock: ) stretching the frame to accomodate 700c wheels. :lol: :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:04 am 
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£150 for a few tired 400lx bits.Granniegear aint got nothing on this guy.


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