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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:11 am 
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Nice bike


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Y Be Embarassed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:10 pm 
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Trek 1997 Y11 with new (old) kit
Had the frame sitting around for 7 or so years - rode it a lot in 2003, 2004 after buying off a mate and have now got it going again - pictures of it out and about this week.
Puts a smile on my face :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Y Be Embarassed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:09 pm 
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^Any reason why you haven't put a shorter shock on that bike? It would probably put a bigger smile on your face if you did!


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Y Be Embarassed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:40 pm 
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good point - i have the original fox vanilla r coil shock and will give it a try, the manitou spv (added because lighter and better and had read they work well on the y bikes) -even if it is a good half inch longer than the fox i have read that this shouldn't be a problem. The front shocks are 2003 Marzocchi bomber mx comp and i figured it may compensate for the longer rear shock (as i have read on some forums). However the ride with the spv doesnt feel as good as i remember it being years ago, so will try a shorter shock as you suggest - hopefully = more :) !


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Y Be Embarassed
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:42 am 
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You might find that the bike feels more stable / planted if you try the original shock. The longer shock is pushing the bottom bracket up really high and steepening the head angle.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Y Be Embarassed
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Yes - the original fox vanilla feels better - and will feel better again once the shonky bushes are replaced.Thanks for pointing this out.


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 Post subject: Re: Trek Y Be Embarassed
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:40 pm 
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Does anyone have any recommendations on replacement rear shocks for the 1997 y 11?


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