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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:48 pm 
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Bullpup wrote:
bigmick wrote:
is yours built yet, mine will be complete over weekend need some gear cables and maybe a chain


How's the build going?
still not done yet, i will be getting in about it tomorrow


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:46 pm 
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I'm currently building my stumpjumper.
i've got a re-spray for the front triangle planned, also its in need of a new shock, but i am sorting that :)

i am on the lookout for some new decals and a BETD linkage plate for less than the price on the betd site.. help PLLEAASSEE

Heres some updated pics

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:03 pm 
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Read the next sentence with a clarkson-style accent.......

I was at a car boot sale the other day, and I found this!.....

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Fsa power pro cranks and dmr v8's. The cobwebs came free!!
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Think the stem might be moonlighting as an anchor!!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:05 pm 
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Oh,just remembered,the wheels didn't come with the frame,they're off the girlfriends Saracen.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Nice find


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:02 pm 
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Bullpup wrote:
Nice find

Thanks,am in two minds what to do though as it is quite small but I suppose a longer stem and offset seat post might help?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Hmmm, I wouldn't recommend this. I'd stay with a <100mm stem and a normal seat post for agility and then add some flavour and lower angels downhill by installing a 130mm+ fork (Marzocchi Z1 CR or something like that).

btw: this buy was a no-brainer, nice find!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:12 pm 
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My 98 FSR comp was a medium and it always felt like i was going to go over the bars a bit too easy (im 6 foot+)

Changed to a large frame and it felt a lot more sturdy.

**** NICE find though, that is begging for a tidy up.

I used to say the only thing i would swap my 98 GC for was an Elite Max backbone (which i got) that frame you have but the one with the large blowhole through it is the only thing i would get rid of the elite for :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:01 pm 
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toomanyframes wrote:
Bullpup wrote:
Nice find

Thanks,am in two minds what to do though as it is quite small but I suppose a longer stem and offset seat post might help?


If it's too small, cut your losses, tidy it up and sell it.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:24 pm 
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S-M wrote:
My 98 FSR comp was a medium and it always felt like i was going to go over the bars a bit too easy (im 6 foot+)

Changed to a large frame and it felt a lot more sturdy.

**** NICE find though, that is begging for a tidy up.

I used to say the only thing i would swap my 98 GC for was an Elite Max backbone (which i got) that frame you have but the one with the large blowhole through it is the only thing i would get rid of the elite for :D


Will defo give it a going over when I get the free time,seem to have accumulated a garage full of bits and no shelves or bench to put any of it on!
I saw your elite when it was on 't'bay, you,my friend,got a bargain!!!


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