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 Post subject: NQR (not quite retro!)
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:01 pm 
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hi just bought a specialized fsr as it looked cheap! can anyone tell me anything about it? and idea of year, common problems, were they any good etc? cheers

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :IT&ih=014


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:13 pm 
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can anyone tell me anything about it?


coz the seller doesn't give you much to go on :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:14 pm 
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106 quid?

That's got to be a bargain, regardless!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:28 pm 
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Looks like a 98 or 99 maybe, should have avid v's some spesh own brand stuff and ritchey post. Proven suspension design, and an ok level of comfort. Someting like 2-3 inches of travel. I'm basing alot of this on a stumpjumper FSR that I have of the same era(99) which has the same backend on it.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:41 pm 
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Good price mate,looks nice and clean as well.I'd guess around 98.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:22 pm 
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I am on my second. They are much better than people give them credit for. A few well made changes can really turn them into a good bike. A lot of people on this site say that they are ugly, which i kind of agree with but they are strong, not too heavy and iron out the bumps really rather well and the best bit is that you will leave everyone behind when you are going downhill.

Pm me if you need anything more, i feel like i am the FSR support group!

Also i would say its a 98/99 because of the spec. The suspension changed full suspension for good as 4 bar hosrt linkage is still regarded as the best design in terms of outright perfomance.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:30 pm 
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Lewis

I would look at the following.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=31081

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... hlight=fsr

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... hlight=fsr

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... hlight=fsr

I thought it was interesting!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:10 pm 
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99.9% sure it's a 1998, similar spec and alternative paint job to my Stumpy.... Not bad at all for £106!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:54 pm 
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cheers people. i only bid as it looked like it was going too cheap but to be honest i dont really want it! its probably going to be for sale again soon, or i'll use it as a "bait" bike in the shed. or a it'll get stripped, cleaned rebuilt and put in the shed as another bike for the mrs to moan about! got a kileuea on the way as well now so i neet to calm down a bit!


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 Post subject: 98 model
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:34 pm 
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Nice bike for that money, well done.
I agree with the above reagrding it being a 98 model. This was the base model FSR. In 99 the colours/decals were half silver around where it says FSR etc rather than the solid colours of 98. If you do split I may be interested in the forks.
Cheers
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