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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:22 am 
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Hi, marin have never really been on my radar but I recently picked up a 97 MVP frame with a plan to do a period (but not catalog) build with stuff I already had. This led me to this thread and a couple of others which led me to the idea of building a longer travel bike. So here’s my wildcat trail retromod. it is a work in progress.

Not got round to doing a build thread yet but there will be one soon.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:08 am 
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I’d been meaning to post on this thread. She’s a had a powder coat of Matt black to the front, and a gloss black to the rear. A full sweep of newish SLX and XT components. Had to buy a another frame (for peanuts) so I could obtain a swingarm with disc tabs - thankfully the bloke included the Fox shock, so the original Shockworks has gone into the parts bin!


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Nice!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:31 am 
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It’s seemingly going to cost a small fortune for bushes to be replaced - I never had any play in the old Shockworks unit! Pah! Modern technology! (2003 Fox Float R - modern!!!).


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:22 pm 
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Meejoir wrote:
It’s seemingly going to cost a small fortune for bushes to be replaced - I never had any play in the old Shockworks unit! Pah! Modern technology! (2003 Fox Float R - modern!!!).


Why?

X2
https://bouncecycles.co.uk/book-a-servi ... ng-12-7mm/

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https://bouncecycles.co.uk/book-a-servi ... hing-tool/

= less than £25


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:54 pm 
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Cheers for that Timoth27. I’ve been trawling the internet without much clue as to what I was trawling for.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:39 pm 
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No worries mate, I’ve yet to use that company but as long as you can just check you have a shock with the right dimensions (12.7mm is the inside diameter of the hole in the shock not the inside of the bush). you should be good. I have a fox that will need doing as well so I figured for just over £20 it’s worth a punt and you will have the tool to use again.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:02 pm 
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