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 Post subject: S-Works FSR 1995
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:46 pm 
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Me and Kate Zero (long story) back out in the sunshine at Afan on Saturday.

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Frame: Specialized S-Works FSR 1995 with original Fox shock

Fork: Pace RC-36 EvoII

Headset: Original Dia-compe Aheadset (I believe)
Stem: Profile Boa
Handlebar: Planet X
Grips: Ribbed (for her pleasure)
Barends: None

Brakes: Hayes cable disc with custom 165mm Hope MBUK disc (yes, THAT one) (f) / Ritchey V-brake (r)
Brake Pads: Red (r)
Brake Cables:
Cantilever cable hangers: N/A
Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial

Shifters: Suntour XC Pro 8-speed thumbshifters
Front Derailleur: Shimano LX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Derailleur Cables:
Cassette: SRAM 8-Speed
Chain: SRAM Black with Power Link
Cranks: Sakae (?)
Crank Bolts:

Chainrings: Highpath Eggring (inner and middle), SR (?) (Outer)
Chainring bolts:
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Pedals: Something clipless

Self-built wheels:

Hub Skewers: XTR (f), Dunno (r)
Rims: Mavic X138 Silver
Hubs: SRAM 9.0 Disc
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: Sapim
Tyres: Specialized Team Control (f), Original Onza Porc Kevlar 2.1 (r)
Tubes:

Saddle: Titanium Flite (battered)
Seatpost: Original S-Works (I believe)
Seatpost Binder: Ringle

Weight: Who cares, it's massive fun :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:27 am 
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Very JMC! Love it! I'm going to watch dirt now mi thinks!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:26 pm 
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Ah heck, I want one of these and a red stumpy too...

(also off to dig out dirt)


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 Post subject: FSR musings
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:19 pm 
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fingers wrote:
Ah heck, I want one of these and a red stumpy too...

(also off to dig out dirt)


I want another one so I can re-engineer the back end... that front triangle is seriously light, but the bushings on the rear are pants in UK conditions. I may consider re-working my existing one if I can do it in such a way as to be in keeping with the original styling. I'm in two minds whether to keep it as-is for special occasions only, or to admit that it's a bike that I really want to ride and keep riding and therefore I should make sure it's going to last as long as possible.

On most terrain other than the most technical of climbs you really can't feel the back end moving, but it takes the sting out of the trail. On technical climbs, you can feel the rear end moving, but it's usually helping rather than hindering you. It probably only does only a little more than a suspension seatpost, but it does it in a way which feels much more natural when you're riding.

The guy who sold it to me had upgrade the original FSX forks to Air Englund cartridges, which were universally heralded as an upgrade to the original elastomers. The coil-spring Pace was a big upgrade again even with only 85mm of travel, much more linear than the air springs.

Dr. Matt...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:10 pm 
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Lovely bike , but why ruin it with high risers bars like that ?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:43 pm 
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cchris2lou wrote:
Lovely bike , but why ruin it with high risers bars like that ?


They were in the spares bin and I like the hand position. At least it's not risers AND bar ends like I used to run (and still like to ride with if not the look of...).


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:44 pm 
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JMC used to run a set of risers on his, so I wouldn't be put off :wink:

How much travel do they have??


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:04 pm 
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fingers wrote:
JMC used to run a set of risers on his, so I wouldn't be put off :wink:

How much travel do they have??


A whole 60mm in the rear and 85mm up front. Just enough to make a difference, but most of the time you don't notice it's there.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:49 am 
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could you tell me please the seatpost diameter?
Thanks a lot.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:20 am 
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polo66 wrote:
could you tell me please the seatpost diameter?


I'm pretty sure it's 27.2, but will try to remember to check over the weekend.


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