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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:45 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:15 am
Posts: 23
Location: Calca, Cusco, Peru
Hello Everybody,

I was looking, today, for a second hand AMP B4 shock to buy when I discovered this site. I'll create another Topic regarding my problems with the rear shock.

I especially went to the USA in August 1994 and only ended up leaving in early December 1995 after eventually getting my bike in July 1995. So, I am the original owner of one of the very first B4 bikes produced. At that time I purchased an F2 fork and I had no idea that an F3 and F4 were just around the corner. All up I spent about $USD3500.00 and assembled it myself. The bike weighed about 24 pounds and still does with some of the upgrades I have since made. I think I could get it down to 22 pounds if I had a spare $1000.00.

Frame: AMP B4
Color: Silver
Options:
Shock: AMP Coil over Oil Damper
Fork: AMP F4
Wheelset: Self-Built, Mavic XC 717 Disc Rim 26" Silver 32 Hole, Front Hub - AMP Disc (32H), Rear Hub - Shimano XT Parallax (32H) with AMP Disc Adaptor, Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Silver (2.0-1.7-2.0mm) Double-Butted Spokes, Nipples: Wheelsmith Green Anodised Aluminium
Skewers: Salsa Flip-offs
Seatpost Clamp: Woodman Death Grip SL Ti
Front Der: Shimano XTR 1995
Rear Der: Shimano XT M761-SGS Top Normal Rear Derailleur
Shifters: Deore XT Shifter SL-M760 9-Speed
Chain: KMC X9 SL Chain, Gold 9 Speed
Cassette: Shimano Deore XT M760 9-Spd Cassette 11-34
Brakes: AMP D1 - Cable actuated Hydraulic Calipers, Avid SL Speed Dial Levers
Cranks/BB: Spécialitiés Carmina 110-74 R:180 L:177.5, RaceFace 9spd 24t-36t-48t Chainrings/Spécialitiés Ti Axix Light Pro,
Pedals: WTB Momentum Grease Guard with Power Grips straps
Headset: Chris King Aheadset 1995
Handlebar: Race Face Deus
Seat Post: Ringle Moby
Stem: Thomson Elite
Saddle: Vetta SL 1993
Grips: Yeti 1995
Front Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.1/WTB Wolverine 1.9/ Ritchey Z-max Evolution 2.1
Rear Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.1/WTB Wolverine 1.9/ Ritchey Z-max Evolution 2.1
Accessories: Ringle H2O water bottle cage, Avocet 50 Computer

Weight: around 24 pounds, could be less with some Stans rims and if I could find a lighter rear hub to match the Disc Adaptor

Future changes: 22/34/46 chainrings, bar ends, replace the Nevegals with Continental Mountain Kings, Charge Bikes Spoon Saddle

This bike is a XC rocket. If I can get the other inch of travel I am looking for it will be even faster as it is oversprung for my weight (approx. 130-135 pounds) even with the lowest rating springs that AMP have available.

I use Bel-Ray 5wt Motorcycle suspension fluid in all the shocks and the damping seems spot on.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:22 am 
BoTM Winner
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Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:56 pm
Posts: 1075
Location: Guernsey
i love that. it was the second fs biek i ever wanted. great work there fella.


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