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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:48 pm 
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Check here

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/COLLECTORS-SPECIA ... dZViewItem


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:08 pm 
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I'm no sunday antiques expert - but I can't see it being made in '91....

Neil

PS. looks in mint condition though - didn't know you could get an Alps serviced these days.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:11 pm 
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I was't sure about the date but you could use that to lever a deal.
Thought i'd seen one floating on here in the gallery.

certainly interesting.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:57 pm 
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she could be a 93, but more likely a 94 with that shock. worth a fortune. first rear suspension that worked properly and all that...... :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:11 am 
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I don't know if the graphics on the Specialized bikes imported to the UK at that time differed from those in the US, but I do know the US 1994 S-Works FSR was red with yellow graphics. I've a 1995 S-works Team FSR and the graphics are the same as the frame on auction with the exception that my 1995 has a solid white Specialized logo (like that in the pic below). Could it be a 1995 UK version or a 1996?

Unfortunately the stated frame size also appears to be incorrect: the rather tall (for steel) head tube gives it away as a 20" or 21.5" frame. The 16.5", 18" and 19" frames all shared the exact same geometry with the exception of differing top tube lengths. The frame being auctioned definitely has a taller head tube than the 18" frame pictured below. It's certainly no medium.

Below is a pic and geometry for an 18" from a 1995 MBA review.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:23 am 
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By the way, here's a pic of my 16.5" 1995 Specialized S-works Team for comparison. You can see the only apparent difference between this frame and the frame pictured in the MBA review is a slightly shorter top tube.


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 Post subject: Johnny Come Lately FSR
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:29 am 
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I agree with Mr. Zero - probably as late as a '96 (and therefore one of the last made before the monocoque FSRs came in) - I have a '95 Team and that has a Fox Alps 4R shock with the solid Specialized lettering. I would guess the measurer has gone with the length of the seat post tube to call it a 17" - a bit misleading.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:55 am 
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prototypes were used in 92 , production and for sale in 93


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