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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:37 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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By the way, I have couple NOS Suntour Accushift - gear housings.
Any use of those?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:41 am 
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Shamus wrote:
By the way, I have couple NOS Suntour Accushift - gear housings.
Any use of those?


Well, I do have a used set in place already but NOS ones would attract too. Take 'em with you tomorrow and we'll see about those...


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Did some fine-tuning with the Epic Ultimate: changed the brakes to NOS black Dia-Compe 986s, put on standard shifter cables with NOS SunTour AccuShift outers and changed the chain to SunTour APII XC Pro.

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And here's the bike in all its glory:

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Consider this baby complete, unless I find somewhere Specialized grips and rims...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:22 pm 
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Thanks to Mr. Inigo Montoya (cheers Philip!), I was able to change a good project to a perfect one:
- Specialized Biotomic grips (NOS)
- Specialized BXL21 rims (NOS)

and then I also found a Suntour XC Pro GG bottom bracket (NOS) for it.
Now the bike is just as it would have been when bought in 1991.
Even the inner tubes and rim tapes are Specialized!

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The weight is quite respectable 10.53kg bone stock. So getting well under 10kg is not a tough feat at all.

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You can bet I'm really happy right now! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:46 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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Not much to say....perfect!

p.s. Seems that you have "free weekend" :lol:


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Yep. What can you say?

Perfect build of a bike I could ride all day long.

Cheers mate.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:31 pm 
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happy that i was able to add something to this project :)
the bike is a beauty! and yes i have a soft spot for old specialized bikes :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:27 pm 
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Very , very nice .

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:36 pm 
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Used to have that very same saddle but it's totally fallen to bits - hoping to find another though..

Lovely bike by the way!


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