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Which Marzocchi forks should I fit on this?
Poll ended at Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:09 pm
98 Z3 Lite (Black/Blue) 17%  17%  [ 2 ]
98 Z2 BAM (Green) 17%  17%  [ 2 ]
99 Z2 Superfly Air/oil (Black/silver) 67%  67%  [ 8 ]
Total votes : 12
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:40 pm 
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This arrived between Christmas and New Year
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RC35 Forks are in need of new elastomers/rocker and a longer steerer
Ringle Zooka Stem was a bugger to get out - but out it did come
M737 Headset is usable.

But none of it's going to be used on the build.

Am following the 97 spec build sheet from parkpre.com (another shameless plug) with some period "upgrades" but nothing too poncey as that's not my style.

The standard spec -
M950 XTR rear mech,chainset and BB
M739 Front mech, shifters, v-s and levers

The upgrades
Crossmax mark 1
M950 12-32 cassette
Wildgripper Lite green tyres
Thomson Elite post
Black 135mm Control tech stem
titec ti bars
Fizik Pave saddle
Marzocchi 98 Z3 lite/98 Z2 BAM/99 Z2Superfly
Headset Cane Creek (Cartridge)
pedals - cheated and fitted M515 pedals which are dead ringers for M747...

The cheats
Thomson Elite seatpost. New. Classic. Why not?
Rear QR from later model Mavic Road wheel.
M952 arms fitted with NOS M952 middle and granny - but used 950 big ring...
M515 pedals - dead ringers for M747 pedals.
HG70 chain - Tried to find a HG90 lately?
Next step - finalise decals
Waiting for stem and 2 pairs of forks.
rear mech is a M952 not and M950... But nothing a pair of 8 speed jockeys won't fix....
New ceramic brake rubbers for M970.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:04 pm 
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Nothing wrong with a shameless website plug! :wink:

Very nice, excellent component choice too, the seatpost clamp is an original PFR one by the look of it :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:38 pm 
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Still in a quandry about the decals though....

There's next to no info available about this brand. But from what I can ascertain, this is a 95 frame and decals.

For 97 should it be this type?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:12 pm 
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very very nice.


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dbmtb wrote:
Still in a quandry about the decals though....

There's next to no info available about this brand. But from what I can ascertain, this is a 95 frame and decals.

For 97 should it be this type?
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Correct for 1996 - 1997

Earlier decals are like this:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:43 pm 
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Yeah the 95 decals are what I have now.

Just wrong for the build. Frame itself can't be that different.

Should be able to work something out for the top tube decals - but the great unknown is seat tube and head tube decals. Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:05 pm 
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Well the quest for decals is turning into quite the detective task.

Reki? Do you have hard copy of the 96 catalog? I think a lot of the lettering might be in it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:17 pm 
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dbmtb wrote:
Reki? Do you have hard copy of the 96 catalog?


I wish I had :cry:

Head tube decal same as Pro Image but says Pro Elite of course
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Size decal above tube tube on front of seat tube:
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Various decals can be on seat tube above bottle mounts:
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or:
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or NORBA decal:
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Tubing makers decal below bottle mounts, I don't have apicture of Scandium Ti one but similar to this Easton one:
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Hope this helps


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:10 am 
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Nope.. found all them on the wonderful parkpre.com already.

More googling found these images though
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Gives idea of font and placement of decals

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Gives idea of seat tube decal coloring (text is a big unknown obviously)

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Great basis for the head badge.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:38 pm 
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Now just stuck waiting for chainset spares, mechs, headset, fork, bars and brakes to arrive.....

And finding it hard to find the time to
1) get the decals planned out and negociated....

2) prep the frame..

And big difficulties finding a suitable stem...... Anyone?????


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