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 Post subject: My lost in time FSR
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:52 pm 
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Hello all, got pointed in the direction of this forum by a helpful fella in a discussion about a few upgrades for my bike, what a place!!! 8)

The bike is a Specialized FSR comp that was brought back in 99 IIRC (98 or 99 model, cant be 100pc) that only cover about 150miles before it got put away in my folks garage. The the rest of my life carried on, and its stayed pretty much unused until a few weeks ago when a few of my mates decided to get bikes

Put some air in the tyres (originals!) some lube on the chain and took it for a spin - you'd never know it had sat for all those years, i expected at least the fork seals to be duff (suspect the forks could do with a service tho)

Excuse the poor pictures :)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:15 pm 
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Wow thats in good nick!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:51 am 
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Hi there - very nice bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:24 am 
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Welcome!
In amazing condition. Not a fan of bar ends on risers though!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:31 am 
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superstu wrote:
Not a fan of bar ends on risers though!


Yeah i think they will be coming off! Throw back from my last bike, the bars seem really narrow compared to more modern bikes too, so i suspect i may have cut them down at some point as well :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:01 am 
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Maybe, you would be surprised how wide bars are nowadays though (upto 800mm currently, silly people).


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:06 am 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Maybe, you would be surprised how wide bars are nowadays though (upto 800mm currently, silly people).
I think you may have forgotten how wide really old skool bars were, Klunker bars were just as silly wide IIRC ;)

Wider bars and a shorter stem give very good leverage, but if the trails you ride are tight and technical you may end up clonking your bars on trees!

Anyway, a very nice example of the FSR there, really minty condition. Just needs some pics in it's natural environment with mud on it :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:11 am 
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800mm!! my current ones measure about 540mm in between the bar ends :shock: 'When i were a lad' it used to be a case of having the bars narrow, usually the width of your shoulders, wide bars were not good on the narrow tree lined single track tracks we used to play on!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:49 am 
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Wow that Fsr is in amazing condition a really great bike


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:38 pm 
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Yeah true they did used to be longer (cruiser style long).

Longer bars = more leverage yes, but i find less feedback and sensitivity.

By golly though 540mm is pretty short :shock:


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