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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:10 am 
Old School Hero

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Just picked up this 96 Sex Too, pretty good nick has a mix of XTR and XT. Rides pretty well but needs a clean up. Will try and get the rest of the XTR bits I need and then upgrade the fork.

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More images here https://www.flickr.com/photos/fitzroybi ... 831918275/


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:05 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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Nice one. Thats gonna look fantastic once its finished, watching with interest as i'll soon be building a kona as well

Sean


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:54 am 
Old School Hero

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thanks, so what fork should I look for for this project?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:49 am 
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Nice rig ... I'd have a marzocchi on that :)

They done a nice blue one(Z3) from around 98/99 that would match the decals nicely if you do that sort of thing :lol:

http://www.morcmtb.org/photopost/showfu ... photo=1522


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:44 am 
Old School Hero

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thanks that does look pretty nice, let the hunt begin. Think the guy I got the bike from is sending the original cranks so that should be much better than the current ones.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:23 pm 
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Looks nice, I'd second the Marzocchi, although a black one that didn't detract from the frame colour would be nice. You have to change those cranks asap though, they're awful! This might be a good donor though:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Retro-Special ... 1c3ef2f43d


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:08 pm 
Old School Hero

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thanks, missed that auction and don;t think he would have posted to Australia. Will start pulling this apart today and see what I am dealing with.


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:13 am 
Old School Hero

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Ok so have made a bit of progress of this of late. I ended up porting most of the parts across to my 96 kilauea and took it for a massive ride in the mud.

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After riding this for such a long ride I felt that the frame is just a bit to small so I decided to get the Sex Too up and running. I have a 98 Zaskar LE frame on the way which will then become another project and my go to Hard Tail.

This is where I am at now.
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Going to clean up the frame and forks this weekend and pop a new blue headset in eraly next week. Then port the rest of the gear from the kilauea back across with the addition of M950 front and rear mechs which have landed.

Specs Will be XTR M950/952 with Kore stem. Not 100% sure on teh bars but will start with some Ritchey risers and see how they go.


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:47 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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Whats with the girvins dude? Get some bombers :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:54 pm 
Old School Hero

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I like the girvins. Will see what they ride like. Can always go so something safer later on.


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