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 Post subject: Sunn Urge 98
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:07 pm 
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Sunn Urge 98

I bought this at a bike jumble a few weeks ago as a frame only. It has been used and has a few marks on it, but is straight a nice, small sized frame. Frame number starts S98, and is just about readable under the paint.

I also bought a set of sus-forks at the same jumble, but quickly changed them for a set of Rock Shox Darts. Then, I changed them again, for some more Darts. At this point, nothing had yet been attached to the bike and it needed a tidy.

So a quick wash / clean and whilst its not going to be tidiest of things, it will work and give the intended recipient years of fun, hopefully.

Spec will be based around some earlier 7 speed LX kit which I have from another bike I am redoing longer term. The reason for keeping things relatively simple is that its going to be for my son, and throwing a lot of money at a bike for him will not make him any happier, plus I have spares and as and when things need a refresh, they will probably be upgraded.

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 Post subject: Re: Sunn Urge 98
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:09 pm 
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DA-EVO wrote:
Thread detailing Sunn Urge '98

More details to follow...


Surely thats a 99?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:13 pm 
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JeRkY wrote:
DA-EVO wrote:
Thread detailing Sunn Urge '98

More details to follow...


Surely thats a 99?


After your post, I did check for the Serial no as I had found it but not read the number. It checks out with the 1st digits as 'S98'.

Fitted the Dart forks yesterday and starting on a few other bits today. I bought a short stem, found some straight bars stored, spare mechs and so on.

I am going to probably steal some tyres from my Dynatech for a few days, or perhaps just drop the wheels over whilst I get some sorted.

The Intended wheels are:

Deore LX 7 speed, HG cassette.
Stainless DB spokes.
Mavic X317 rims.
Security Skewers

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Pic of wheels / forks....


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:54 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:35 am 
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the frame is in 1999 guise but its quite common for sunn frames to actually sport a "one year later" paint or stickers compared to the production year of the frame which is stamped on the bottom bracket :wink:
it is a nice Fuji Stout Light frame


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:38 am 
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Yup made in 98 for the 99 model year, hence the 999 on decals. Same as my dearly departed softail in its appearance. Lovely looking frames.


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Can anyone confirm the seatpost size on these? Appears to measure as 27.0 but can't really find any evidence if thats right or not.

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Can anyone confirm the seatpost size on these? Appears to measure as 27.0 but can't really find any evidence if thats right or not.

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I doubt that :?
I had an exact of the same year as well as a ti morati , I have a revolt ( same tubing Fuji SL) of 1997.
I have not seen 27.0 seatpost diameters on high end sunns after 1997.
All mine are 27.2 so I would certainly recheck :idea:


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bduc61 wrote:
DA-EVO wrote:
Can anyone confirm the seatpost size on these? Appears to measure as 27.0 but can't really find any evidence if thats right or not.

Thanks


I doubt that :?
I had an exact of the same year as well as a ti morati , I have a revolt ( same tubing Fuji SL) of 1997.
I have not seen 27.0 seatpost diameters on high end sunns after 1997.
All mine are 27.2 so I would certainly recheck :idea:


I actually didn't want to just try jamming a post in there - but yeah I will give it a go - 27.2 makes things a bit easier as I have spares of them.

Thanks - not long now, starting to get there.


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