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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:48 pm 
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approx 100mm.

i ran my FSR with judy XLs which are 100mm, but i've also run it with a set of 120mm marzocchis and i think the RC38s are also 120mm.

just depends how you like the handling, longer forks = a more lazy feel but this can be offset with a shorter stem.


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:54 pm 
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I was going to use a set of 120mm dirtjumpers / allmountains - not exactly sure which they are but I thought they would be ideal but the steerer is too short.


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Khane wrote:

then it got a bit more retro.
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Khane, It's a ridiculously long, extra special directors cut ending, but I don't suppose you still have the tall upper crown on those Judy XL's do you??


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:58 pm 
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i do but it's not going spare unless you want to buy my spare set of judy XLCs with a shorter steerer.

rather not sell my XLs as i may go back to a full retro build on the FSR at some point lol


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:29 pm 
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here's mine at a well known beauty spot!! :wink:

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More pics here;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62385612@N06/sets/72157626623435130/

This is my 3rd FSR. Started with a '98 comp (orange one), swapped that for a '99 comp. Then swapped a massive Lava Dome frame for this one!! 8)

This is my other ('99 comp);

(Have now edited the years - '98 model, bought in Sept '97 when the range was released)


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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:32 pm 
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very nice :wink: :D


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I've got some old photo's of my original orange one somewhere, i'll have to find them and scan them in sometime.


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Khane wrote:
i do but it's not going spare unless you want to buy my spare set of judy XLCs with a shorter steerer.

rather not sell my XLs as i may go back to a full retro build on the FSR at some point lol


Can't say fairer than that, it was worth a try :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:53 pm 
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My FSR Comp which I bought in 98. I've always assumed it's a 98 bike but a few of you have said the orange comp was a 97 bike

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Unfortunately this bike has just recently (in the last week) been taken out of service, due to a broken rear shock. As this is my main bike I am trying to source a rear shock, before I bite the bullet and replace it.

In the meantime, my 93 Marin Bear Valley is now my charriot of choice. No suspension - it's gonna be bumpy. :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:56 pm 
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i would let you have my old one, but you never know when you may need a spare :?


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