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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:05 pm 
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Hi
Anyone know where I can get a swing arm for a mr o???


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:13 pm 
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There is a franken bike here:

http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1169785/


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:23 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
There is a franken bike here:

http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1169785/


:shock: Someone needs a lesson in the effects of shock setup on bike handling!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Jesus, bit tall, bet it rides like a dog


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Worth buyin for spares :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:59 pm 
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Yeah have messaged him but he isnt having none of it, no actually i have commented on one of his photo's too!
But was tempted myself. Would be right as rain with the right shock on there as long as its not buggered.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Keep an eye on ebay and the classifieds as frames/complete bikes still appear occasionally.

MrOs have a habit of cracking at the seat spar and the bearing housing (there's no through-axle so the monocoque takes all the strain) so 'in theory' there are some trashed frames with salvageable swingarms out there.

Failing that, get a good machine shop to fix the broken swingarm.

Despite their faults they're worth persevering with as they're such a versatile frame.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:33 pm 
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This one's not attracting many bidders...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Orange-Mr-O-downhill-monutain-bike-/221153218251?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item337dc24ecb

You could probably sell the shocks, headset and seat clamp and still be left with a useable swingarm and spare frame for minimal outlay 8) .


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