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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:31 pm 
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Frame: Direct Drive cro-moly Custom Butted , Aluminum rear swingarm

Fork: Rock Shox Quadra 60mm Elastomer

Headset: Tange 1 1/8" Threaded
Stem: Specialized Cro-Mo
Handlebar: Specialized Alloy
Grips: Specialized
Barends: Yes

Brakes: Shimano Alivio Cantilever
Brake Pads: Shimano M system
Brake Cables: Shimano M system
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano
Brake Levers: Dia-compe PC-3

Shifters: SRAM Grip Shift 7 speed
Front Derailleur: STX-RC
Rear Derailleur: STX-RC Polished
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: STX 11-28
Chain: KMC
Cranks: Sugino Impel 500
Crank Bolts: Sugino
Chainrings: Sugino SS-III
Chainring bolts: Sugino
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN Type
Pedals: MKS w/ cages

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Specialized Z-23 Alloy
Hubs: Alivio CNC Hubs
Nipples: no
Spokes: Stainless
Tyres: Specialized w/ red tread
Tubes: Bontrager

Saddle: Specialized Design
Seatpost: Kalloy Alloy
Seatpost Binder: Specialized

Weight: 28.9

Love this bike, plan on putting lighter wheels on it, and putting on a M737 XT brake / shifter combo. Going with a m737 rear cassette as well. Trying to drop rolling weight at the wheels/tires.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Looks good that 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:17 pm 
Old School Hero

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Yetinut wrote:
Looks good that 8)



Thanks man, appreciate that. Its my most ridden trail bike. I tend to like it a little more than my hardtail unless the trails are super smooth. As always though as I get nicer bits for it they will make their way onto this frame. Going for mostly DX/XT as the bits show themselves.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:24 pm 
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Looks very clean!

Nice build!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:20 pm 
Old School Hero

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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
Looks very clean!

Nice build!


thanks, I appreciate it. I need to take some new pics...it got a new wheelset since that pic, and also a 8 speed rear. Looking at some XT 8 speed shifters to finish the job off.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:07 am 
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That's a nice bike. And much fun to ride! Enjoy!

Cheers,
Will


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:08 pm 
Old School Hero

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Frame: Direct Drive cro-moly Custom Butted , Aluminum rear swingarm

Fork: Marzocchi Z2 Atom Bomb 68mm / Fox Alps 4 ( rear )
Headset: Cane Creek Forty 1 1/8
Stem: Joe Murray Voodoo 130mm Cro-moly
Handlebar: Specialized Alloy
Grips: Ergon GC-1
Barends: Nopers

Brakes: Shimano LX Cantilever
Brake Pads: Shimano M system
Brake Cables: Shimano M system
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano
Brake Levers: Shimano Deore XT M737

Shifters: Deore XT M737
Front Derailleur: STX-RC
Rear Derailleur: STX-RC Polished
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: XT M737 11-28
Chain: KMC
Cranks: Shimano LX 42/32/22
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Shimano SG
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN Type
Pedals: Wellgo Wr-1 CNC

Hub Skewers: Salsa Flip off's
Rims: Mavic 217 SUP titanium Anodized
Hubs: XT
Nipples: yes
Spokes: Stainless 14g
Tyres: Bontrager XR1/XR3
Tubes: Bontrager

Saddle: Specialized Prolong
Seatpost: Kalloy Alloy
Seatpost Binder: Specialized

Weight: 27.9

Here is where the bike sits now.... Its got a new mavic 217 wheelset with XT hubs. Z2 Bomber front fork, XT shifters/brake lever combo, Alps 4 on the rear, LX cranks, lightweight Wellgo Pedals, Cane creek headset, voodoo stem, etc. I put a lot of effort into this bike because it rides amazingly well. I use Strava and this old 1995 FSR is far better than my newer 2011 hardtail...its just all around faster and its very agile. Climbs really well too, the Alps 4 helped eliminate a lot of the rear suspension bob I was getting with the stock RST coil. Just love this bike....here are some pics....

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:51 pm 
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That is just lovely!,,Stunning bike indeed :D ,just the right amount of travel for everyday use.I am buiding a '97 FSR but would love one of these in the fleet.
Will be looking out for one after I have finished the '97 just seems so practical as well as so much more pleasing to the eye than the more modern "clones".
Mark.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:26 pm 
Old School Hero

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fun at fiftyish wrote:
That is just lovely!,,Stunning bike indeed :D ,just the right amount of travel for everyday use.I am buiding a '97 FSR but would love one of these in the fleet.
Will be looking out for one after I have finished the '97 just seems so practical as well as so much more pleasing to the eye than the more modern "clones".
Mark.


Thank you for the kind words good sir, there is plenty of travel for XC and Singletrack here in Kentucky. I do LOVE the way the bike looks as well. Its lines are very nice, and I just like the design of the overall bike. Any pics of your 97? Lets see em.


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