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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi

Picked this up at the weekend for my first project.

Always fancied one and I got this at what I thought was a good price....£80? It needs a new shock and a good polish,maybe bushes/bearings changing.

Someone has tried to hand paint the shock green for some strange reason? I will be keeping my eyes peeled on the bay for a replacment or if anyone on here has one :wink:

Any advice much appreciated

Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:16 am 
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You did amazingly well at that price.

Shocks and parts are a little hard to come by, because of the trunnion fitting, but search the for sale sections here, put up a wanted ad and keep your eye on the bay and you should find what you want.

It should make an interesting first project.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:07 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for you reponse and yes it should make for an interesting first project.

I've seen this on eBay and I'm sure I've read somewhere that this can be modified to fit the lts/sts?
Anyone with any info regarding this would be great.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130957296732?redirect=mobile


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:51 pm 
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Sweet deal! I thought the green spring looked rad! There are lost of shock options on ebay. I searched and searched and waited and waited until I won one at $60 (USD) They are out there. Hippytech http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rockshox-DLX-TR ... 2a2f899d5a also has some for sale and there is another company making them too:
Here is the same as you posted, but mounted:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161068112192?ss ... 1438.l2649

And here is the other company selling retro fit ones:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Risse-Racing-Ge ... 2324e5f10b


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi
Thanks for the info. I really like the look of the Risse Racing Genesis. Does anyone have any expireiance of using this shock? I'm very tempted


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:30 pm 
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CarpenterCol wrote:
Hi
Thanks for the info. I really like the look of the Risse Racing Genesis. Does anyone have any expireiance of using this shock? I'm very tempted

I've heard great things about it. Have you checked out the LTS thread on mtbr?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks I will have a look through it later when I finish work

I think I might have found a brand new super delux at a good price. So might try that first before I swallow the price tag of the genesis.

Do you know if the bushes for the lts and the sts are the same?

Colin


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:34 pm 
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CarpenterCol wrote:
Thanks I will have a look through it later when I finish work

I think I might have found a brand new super delux at a good price. So might try that first before I swallow the price tag of the genesis.

Do you know if the bushes for the lts and the sts are the same?

Colin

I would go for a Rock Shox as well.

They should be the same...the bushes that is ;)


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