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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:01 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Just picked this up from town, a very sad looking but original spec 1996 Specialized Ground Control.

Paint is nice and tidy, just needs a good deep clean and polish, but the forks are shot and the components are only mid range.

So, the plan is to strip it down the a bare frame, change the forks to either Specialized Future Shocks or Rock Shox Quadra 21's and slowly build it up with some nicer bits.........to start with I have some lovely LX canti's waiting :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:36 pm 
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Future Shocks 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:57 pm 
Lincs AEC
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dirtjumper_dmr wrote:
Future Shocks 8)


I think it may have to be done :wink:

Keep the Stumpjumper rigid and put the Quadra's on the LTS.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:03 pm 
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I was sitting on that in my office 2 days ago! Hope you paid full wack?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:04 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
dirtjumper_dmr wrote:
Future Shocks 8)


I think it may have to be done :wink:

Keep the Stumpjumper rigid and put the Quadra's on the LTS.


i agree... stumpy looks ace rigid 8) and rockshox belong on the GT really so by elimination only it has to be the Future Shox on the Ground Control :D
looking forward to seeing it finished, and hearing how it rides (better than the Trek i'd guess :lol: )


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:09 pm 
Lincs AEC
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dirtjumper_dmr wrote:
Pickle wrote:
dirtjumper_dmr wrote:
Future Shocks 8)


I think it may have to be done :wink:

Keep the Stumpjumper rigid and put the Quadra's on the LTS.


i agree... stumpy looks ace rigid 8) and rockshox belong on the GT really so by elimination only it has to be the Future Shox on the Ground Control :D
looking forward to seeing it finished, and hearing how it rides (better than the Trek i'd guess :lol: )


Right, FS on it then 8)

I doubt this will get built in a hurry, but we'll see. Prob will ride better the the 9000......but I still have yet to ride that!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:21 pm 
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Ahh good to see you got it, when I posted it up I thought about putting "FAO Pickle" in the topic, I had a feeling you may take a shine to it.

I'd opt for the future shocks too.


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