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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:00 am 
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My old FSR;
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:41 pm 
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@ trail_head

any idea what year that FSR XC was ? would like to have one and would make looking for one easier.

anyway lovely build, its seems that you have a good hand for building tastefull bikes, BITD and nowadays, if I look at your AMP :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:10 pm 
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It's a 2000 model year.
I do love building bikes! Thanks!

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cheers, now I know what to look for. Somewhere in my retro bikestuff I have a pic. of Bart Brentjens riding one of them in S-works layout. Going to look for that.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:27 pm 
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no post without a pic. here's my 2006 Stumpjumper FSR

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currently beeing cpl. dismatled and waiting for some updates and fresh bearings.


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Here's my 2000 Enduro FSR!

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 Post subject: Re: Show us yer FSR's
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:26 pm 
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Nowhere near as nice as the other FSRs in this thread but it has a few redeeming features you guys might appreciate. '99 Ground Control bought as a frame only off a mate in '99. As you can see the rear shock was broken and was repaired before I bought it. Was repaired at a motorcycle shop so was professionally done. Has lasted 14 years so must have been done OK I guess. Has seen a lot of different builds. Current one was done 18 months ago for my son. But it's too heavy for him. Kids these days!
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Close up of the repair. Really needs some love this bike. The old Rockshox Coupe Deluxe is just about rissoled I'm afraid
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BETD linkage bought in 2001 from memory. This bike has also seen a Mountain Speed linkage with a Stratos Helix Expert but I swapped that for a 150mm rear hub and wheel when I bought a DH bike in 2003.
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Rear end is all original but a bit battered and bruised. Disc brake adapter from Specialized. I know these are in demand around here so I might ask my LBS guy if he has one or knows where to get one.
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Favourite bit of kit on this bike are the (I think) '99 JR Ts, bought second hand in 2003. These were absolutely mint when I got them, still had paint on the drop-outs. Had no use for them at the time as I had just got a DH bike but they were so pretty and going for a song so I got them. Put them on the FSR about '05 when I realised I couldn't DH, couldn't even crash well. Anyway was quite happy riding these around as a daily rider till I got hit from behind by a blind/deaf old lady. Insurance wrote them off and paid for some new Z1 Drop-Offs (2003/4 model) which I still ride to this day. The crash took a big gouge out the bottom of the right lower, as you can see in the pic , and bent the brake arch to the s*******e. So I bade my time and kept checking the auctions and a couple of years later my patience paid off and a brake arch came up for sale that I got for less than the shipping. Got it on the fork and everything looked good but it wasn't until I built the bike up again 18 months ago that I could confirm it was in good working order. It is and it feels bloody beautiful.
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Anyway looking at all the beautiful FSRs in this thread has given me the motivation to take better care of this old beauty. Thanks for looking.
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 Post subject: Re: Show us yer FSR's
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:56 pm 
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Found this old pic from June 2001. I think of this build as "classic" with the 99 Z1 Drops Offs, Hope E4s on the back and the DMR V12s. Wish I still had that Z1. What a beauty. The green 98 Extreme posted earlier in this thread with the same Z1s stirs me in the trouser department
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 Post subject: Re: Show us yer FSR's
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:05 pm 
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Thanks for the flowers ;)
One correction, I have no Z1 Drop Off but the 130mm version. Would prefer the 99 Z1 BAM LT though :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Show us yer FSR's
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:53 pm 
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2001 Z1 Dropoffs on mine (130mm version)

Brand new seals and bushes fitted, nice and smooth, but its a little flexy, you soon get used to it though.

Would love some JR T`s.


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