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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Heckler built to be used


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:53 pm 
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I like it! But its not a '96 :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:18 pm 
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open to comments ..why is it not a 96 ?
rear arm is a strange( early front later back) factory exchange unit prototype ?
was told first owner was one of santa cruz,s early agents


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:26 pm 
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kvs766 wrote:
open to comments ..why is it not a 96 ?
rear arm is a stange( early front later back) factory exchange unit prototype ?
was told first owner was one of santa cruz,s early agents


the first frames were not predisposed for disc brake only v-brake. :wink:

nice bike, is a bike that I had and I did a lot of fun :D


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:38 pm 
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I don't think those dropouts were introduced as early as 1996. I think they were first seen on the late '97 models. And it has a disk mount which you get on the 98 onwards. I would a thought a 1996 heckler would have the same swing arm I have on mine.

I've had two of these now and they both had swingarms from different years to the main frame. I had a 96 with a 97 arm and a 98 with a 99 arm. Can't remember if there's a reason for it but you might find this thread of interest: my heckler's made up from two different bikes

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=169338


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:15 am 
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I was told the arm was a factory replacement part .
I cannot see any frame numbers due to thickness of paint :facepalm:
which part of the frame gives the age to it ? a hardtail is easy as it is complete .this suss frame is in 2 parts which are interchangeable over a 6 year period !
any ideas anyone???


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:26 am 
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It's definitely got a 1998- swingarm on it. What does the main pivot on the front triangle look like? Early frames had struts that bridged across from down tube to seat tube, later ones had tabs on the down tube only. Not exactly sure when that change took place, though.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:02 am 
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Was there any Heckler at all in 96? I remember only Tazmon from mags of that year. (i really dont know at all, just a thought.. sorry)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:04 pm 
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what is your serial number? (is under the bb, mine is no. 97ZX02159, in 1997 it was only v.brake)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:57 pm 
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CAPIN wrote:
Was there any Heckler at all in 96? I remember only Tazmon from mags of that year. (i really dont know at all, just a thought.. sorry)


My 1996 heckler

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