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Thanks all, yeah should have narrowed the goal posts a bit.
Anything except the highly dangerous pastime of looning down hills like a loony :D


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Harsh though it may sound i am that vulture :D
Is there a standout brand that lasts better than the others? ie pivot bushes etc


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Harsh though it may sound i am that vulture :D
Is there a standout brand that lasts better than the others? ie pivot bushes etc


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/orange-mountain-s ... 1c17474ed8

not mine btw


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Spesh stumpie FSR?

Sometimes I think Kaiser and me must have been separated at birth.

Wouldn't be hugely different to what I did get for this very purpose

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But £500 wouldn't do it. I think that's what I spent on frame, fork and BETD link though. I had the other parts already! Have since upgraded rear shock and put a shorter Hope stem on.

It'll transform from a 130mm to 100mm sled by moving a pivot bolt and a few turns of a dial on the fork.¨

Together with Kaisers old Stumpy...
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Looks like it would take the BETD Rocker aswell.

Fine candidate for the money - very similar spec to mine by the looks of it.

One thing to be aware of with FSRs though - is that there are a lot of bearings, some of which are a bit tiny. Can be a hassle to replace. I gave mine the full once-over and replaced every bearing on the bike for peace of mind.


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I'm on my second Orange 5 and have never had any problems with pivots, bearings etc. Might struggle to get on for £500 though.

Might be worth looking at a Giant. Thet seem to get good reviews but don't seem to hold their value very well.


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What happened to the first one brocky :?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:24 am 
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How different are the later FSRs when compared to, say, the 1999 one in the for sale section? :D


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