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 Post subject: New Boulder Stuff
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:01 am 
BoTM Winner
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Here is my latest project.... found it in the garbage somewhere. I think it's pretty cool, will powder coat and build up with some XT II... anybody have any more info on these?? Cheers.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:12 am 
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I love these bikes, used to own an Intrepid and now own a Starship, they always seemed to have a long top tube (which I like). If it's an early one it will have a 1.25” head tube (they went to 1.125" in the mid 90’s). Your one looks like it has a Risse Genesis rear shock, you can still get replacement shocks and parts; http://www.risseracing.com/airshocks.shtml#genesis

Set up instructions: http://www.risseracing.com/technical/pd ... enesis.pdf

To change oil: http://www.risseracing.com/technical/pd ... change.pdf

Swing arm and eyelet bushing installation instructions: http://web.archive.org/web/200404180356 ... let_bi.htm

Swing arm bushing installation: http://web.archive.org/web/200406060929 ... ant_bi.htm

I think there are a few owners here that may be able to help out with any other questions.


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the Defiant started as Gazelle,.

i have an earlier one, with another kind of spring in the tube

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if you want to sell it, just let me know,.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:16 am 
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Nice one. Is it one of the two that were on ebay a couple of months ago ( maybe less)?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:57 am 
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Nice one. Is it one of the two that were on ebay a couple of months ago ( maybe less)?


Negative. But it looks like it would be something cool to build up and have in the stable. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:58 am 
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i have an earlier one, with another kind of spring in the tube


Nice example. Gives me something to shoot for. This will be somewhat long term as I have a few in the pipeline. Next build to finish.... 88 Monster Fat for the GF.


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Great links to the archived website- cool- ta!
Gazelle gonebut not forgotten (and ultimately stolen. .), Defiant in the living room, Starship LT in progress, watch this space. .


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:41 pm 
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Heavy but absolutely superb looking bikes.

Think they're all single butted cro mo tubes. Hence weighty.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:13 am 
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jez-4-bikes-max wrote:
Heavy but absolutely superb looking bikes.

Think they're all single butted cro mo tubes. Hence weighty.


The steel ones were made out of 4130, but they also made aluminium and titanium frames for all their models. My old 4130 Intrepid frame was about 7 lb :shock: whereas my Starship is under 5 lb :)


1997 PRICING (taken from http://web.archive.org/web/199910100227 ... /1997.html )

FRAMES
MODEL APPROX. WT. SUGGESTED RETAIL


MTB

Starship (ST) 5.7 1399.00
Starship (AL) 4.9 1699.00
Starship (TI) 4.7 2599.00

Clydesdale Edition Option (larger diameter shock) 100.00

Starship LT (AL) 5.2 1799.00
Finesse (AL) 4.5 1699.00
Wild Thing (AL) 6.5 1899.00

Defiant (ST) 6.7 999.00
Defiant A/S (ST) 6.0 1099.00
Defiant TI (TI) 4.7 2599.00

ROAD

Paris-Roubaix (ST) 5.3 1499.00
Paris-Roubaix (AL) 4.5 1799.00
Paris-Roubaix (TI) 4.4 2999.00

TANDEMS

TSL 26 or 700 (ST) 11.9 2499.00
TSL 26 or 700 (AL) 9.9 2999.00


(ST=STEEL, AL=ALUMINUM, TI=TITANIUM/ ALL Starships and TSLs
Have aluminum swingarms. Airshock is standard excepton Steel frames.


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I really like these bikes. Just a bump to the top and to see if you have made any progress Hairstream. Any new pic's?


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