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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Hi! As a newbie, I'm very happy to join this nice Community!

Today i want to show you my somerville project completed some months ago. I is a 1994 Shock-a-Billy. I´ve bought the frame in very good condition, and it took several months to complete it. Everything works fine - the shock absorber, too. Most of the components are nearly mint - but now I ride it, whenever I can!

I´m not sure about the paintjob - it's not the colour composition from the catalogues. A friend of mine here in germany assumes it could be a custom paintjob - but we aren't sure.

BTW: I´m german - please be patient with my english - I'll give my best! :)
Here we go:


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Nice greetings from germany
Christian :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:00 pm 
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Beautiful Fat! What are the fork internals - Is that a Mag 21 or something else (like Quadra with Englund cartridges) ?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:06 pm 
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Very nice, but like Kai noticed, I cant imagine putting a Quadra on that sweet build.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:12 pm 
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Yeah, saw the Q 21 decals on legs and thought - no way man! :P
So hopefully it's just the lower legs :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:21 pm 
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Hi! Yes, this is a regular Quadra 21, which i bought in NOS condition.
Best choice, of course, would be a color-matching fork. A friend of mine, he's a really fat chance' expert here in germany, told me that the frame left somerville with a matching fork with utmost probability. But the fork unfortunately got lost, so first I was looking for a mag 21. But I didn't find this fork in a appropiate condition, and became an offer for this NOS quadra 21.

So I built it it up with the quadra - and was surprised that it works in a good manner. The quadra 21 works great in combination with the rear shock absorber.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:58 pm 
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WOW :shock:

That's very very nice with some good parts too :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:13 pm 
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christian,
i see were going to get on just fine :D
you've more than likey got other fat's :wink:
pics please
ti-fat-al.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Yes, I have a very early Titanium, 1992.
Actually I'm collecting parts for a time-correct building-up.
Here is some other nice US- and canada-stuff, too.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:14 pm 
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The rear canti brake looks interesting - any further pic of it?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:27 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I got a déjà vu! :lol:

paint job: Sapphire Fade from back to front (custom option); they usually did it from the bottom up

//yo


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