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 Post subject: 97 Fuquay
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:53 pm 
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I finally got round to picking this back up from the folks, it's been hanging feeling forgotten for the last 8years after being a trusty friend.

I say it's a 97 but can't remember when I ordered it, so it could be a 95/96 as I remember what car I was driving when I had it :lol: I ordered it off Greg as a replacement for my Salsa a la carte that was stolen off the back of the car :x and having been unhappy with the ride of a Marin TT that I rode for all of 3months!

As you can see it's running RC36 Evo IIIs at the mo but I do have the rigid Gumbo fork that it came with back then, which weighs a scarey 780gms.

The thought that whizzed thru my head when I loaded it up was to SS it over the winter and give it some good TLC, but I have a feeling after tomorrows get to know each other ride tomorrow, it'll end up with a few tweeks and I'll get rid of the fat ass Santa Cruz Chameleon.

Even tho its WCS logic tubing I rode it for 3weeks across Mexico on an Exodus trip way back and it survived before coming home and having a full strip down and being kitted out with the XTR, only ommissions from a full set up are the WTB New Paradigm hubs and the XT front mech as a top up XTR was available at the time.

Anyway a few pics for now and I'll post up full spec later.


Frame: Fuquay Custom WCS

Fork: PACE RC36 Evo3

Headset: 1" XT
Stem: Race Face SyStem 1-1/8" Ahead with JimSport :wink: Dural adapter
Handlebar: WTB Ti
Grips: Orange
Barends: n/a

Brakes: M950 V brake
Brake Pads: M950
Brake Cables: M950
Cantilever cable hangers:n/a
Brake Levers: M950 STi

Shifters: M950 Sti
Front Derailleur: XT M737
Rear Derailleur: XTR M950
Derailleur Cables: XTR M950
Cassette: XTR M950 11-32
Chain: Sedis Silver
Cranks: XTR M950
Crank Bolts: XTR M950
Chainrings: XTR M950
Chainring bolts: XTR M950
Bottom Bracket: XTR M950
Pedals: Time Atac

Hub Skewers: Hope
Rims: MAVIC 217
Hubs: WTB New Paradigm
Nipples: Ally
Spokes: DT
Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nics 2.25
Tubes: Specialized 1.5-2.2 thin

Saddle: Flite Ti
Seatpost: XTR M950 26.8
Seatpost Binder: Fuquay


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:16 pm 
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8) I have a '96 Fuquay. Not many around. Only seen about 4 or 5 on the forum.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:19 pm 
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Nice, tall fella :lol: you running 1-1/8" headset? Was ordering mine as the old will it be 1" or 1-1/8" standard argument was kicking off, I thought why would they change :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:31 pm 
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It's 1 1/8".

Yes and it's the only 26er that I have found that fits me (long legs, short back). My daily rider is a custom built 29er.


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nice bikes and all that, but how the hell do you pronounce that name without sounding like a swearing mc retro member? :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:53 pm 
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Yeah its not the easiest name to say lol, need to get it on the scales as I forgot how little it weighed.


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Pronounced 'Foo-kway' I believe :wink:

I wanted one since I read an interview with Greg himself, in MBUK in like 1991.

Apparently they do ride really really well. 8) 8)


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Chipps' smokey bacon one helped make my mind up.

The one thing that worried me when I picked it up was the seatpost being seized in after all this time, quick spin of the allen key and out it slid.


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:( mine's seized in solid (on my watch, too :oops: ). Still, not planning on selling and it's at the right height :D

I'll be honest while mine fits me nicely it is a very stiff frame, it almost feels like aluminium. I can only ride it for short periods of time :(


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I can only ride it for short periods of time :(


Like a lap of Mayhem.. :shock: 8)

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