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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:30 am 
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I know its a little new, but this section gets sooo much more traffic than 98> :D
I've got this frame on the way, we believe its a 1999-2000 Dirtworks Monster
I've spent quite a bit of time searching the web but there if very little info available :(
Can anybody confirm the age and advise me on the best way to build it using what was used at the time?

All info and advise greatfully recieved :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:01 pm 
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think I have a pic of that frame in an old MBA which I should be able to locate relatively easily.

Whoever put it together obviously doesn't know how to put it together, and yes this area gets more traffic, but the other section gets the right traffic ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:05 pm 
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surprised you didn't find much info as a quick google search came up with a reasonable amount for me.

Should look like this...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:08 pm 
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I've had one lead from my 98> thread which i'm looking into :D
Just thought i'd ask everybody else :wink:

Really interested to see the pic if you can find it 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:09 pm 
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I can't find too much like you but it does seem they were started around 1992 and then later folded to be restarted around 2005? by a chap called robert taylor.

http://forums.mtbr.com/press-news-archi ... 37929.html

Thier website now only shows a blank page so I wonder if they went under again anyway these were the last contact details I can find

Robert Taylor
Dirtworks USA

Contact: dirtworks usa
Fullerton, California
Phone: (714) 366-2615
e-mail:info@dirtworksglobal.com
web: dirtworksglobal.com


as to the monster a few pictures and general o yer i had one but not much more

on those here are some pics

http://www.southerndownhill.com/forum/i ... c=154572.0

http://ramstein-dh.pinkbike.com/album/D ... s-Monster/

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:13 pm 
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That pic was raised in my other thread :D
Surely its too early for discs, there isn't a mount on the rear of the frame.
I'm sure it will end up looking something like that, without the 3 spokes though :lol: :lol:

I've not got it here yet. But i would assume that fitting a longer shock, its 200mm standard, would increase travel and bb height and a shorter one the opposite?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:58 pm 
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With the shock, you could go for one with a longer/shorter overall length and then play with the stroke length too to change the travel. Personally I think the b/b looks quite high already so I'd steer away from getting a longer overall shock.

Nice frame though, I was tempted :)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:21 pm 
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Id agree, rule of thumb is often chainstay = horizontal.

I think you should build it as above?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:38 pm 
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Red, silver and a bit of blue due to it being a USA bike?
I'd like to get Monster T carbons for it 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:17 pm 
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Sounds spot on to me!


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