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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:20 pm 
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awesome job so far man. That thing would kill with a full 739 deore xt groupo save gripshift 800xrays and 1996 judy sls!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:29 pm 
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Thanks guys.

I have '96 Judy SLs ready to go on - i have just changed the oil in the cartridge, replaced the stickers, cleaned the legs and greased the internals so hopefully they are good.

It will be predominantly M739 when built which will be made up of 739 front mech, rear mech, cassette, V brakes, and STIs.
The crankset is a Sugino mighty 900 as the original one was Sugino 500 and i kind of wanted to keep it similar but upgrade at the same time.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:11 am 
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Now finished 8)

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:12 am 
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A few more;

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:26 am 
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I am extremely happy with the build as this is my first one - i am a rider first and only a builder due to this. As i have stated this was the first mtb i purchased way back in 1996 and now 16 years later it has the spec i craved for back in the day.

Frame: Fisher 6061 T6 Aluminium

Fork: Rockshox Judy SL

Headset: FSA Orbit MX
Stem: Generic aluminium one that came with the bike originally 185g
Handlebar: Generic aluminium one that came with the bike originally 170g
Grips: Lock on grips
Barends: Generic Fisher

Brakes: V Brake XT M739
Brake Levers: XT M739

Shifters: XT M739 STIs
Front Derailleur: XT M739
Rear Derailleur: XT M739
Cassette: XT M739
Chain: Shimano IG90
Cranks: Sugino Mighty 900, 172.5mm crank arms, 22.32.42 chainrings
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN55
Pedals: XT

Rims: Mavic M231
Hubs: LX Parallax
Tyres: Charge Splashback 2.1

Saddle: Ritchey
Seatpost: Titanium
Seatpost Binder: SQ M730

Weight: Not sure but feels pretty light 8)

I just really need to change the Judy brace for a V Brake brace and then that is it, but not too desperate to track one down but i will be keeping my eyes peeled so to speak :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:45 am 
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Wow man that thing is really nice. Not many people have the patience to assemble a logical groupo like you have done... Looks very under stated and factory fresh.. Even though it is totally custom!..love it!


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:51 am 
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thats fantastic! you have really brought the old girl bacl to life, and made her even better!

enjoy riding the moble nostalgia mobile!


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 1:38 pm 
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Thanks guys, subtle and logical was the aim of the build. I have always liked the look that Fisher got with this model - others were a bit too blingy or boring for my tastes but for me they got this right. I remember weeks or months before i purchased this bike back in 1996 i would look at a catalogue and magazines every night and this model just stuck out. I liked the contrast of the yellow Quadra 21R and the white aluminium frame.

I do have the 1996 catalogue so was going for a catalogue build and then i thought why not upgrade the parts to what the top Fisher model had back in 1996. The top aluminium model was called the Supercaliber and had all XT so i thought i would go will full XT and have spent that last three months or so tracking it all down in as close to NOS condition as possible. I just coudnt get the wheelset to complete it so stuck with the LX ones - which i am happy with.
The Montare had Sugino crankset orginally and i wanted to stick with Sugino as i personally prefer the look over the XT so went with an XT equivalent spec hence the Mighty 900.

As for subtle i wanted it to look as though on first glance it was just like the catalogue picture but when you took a closer look you could see that those yellow shocks were not Q21R but Judy SL, and those components where not STX/LX but XT etc :D


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Very lovely. Well worth the time and effort.
Ticknall on Tuesday? :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Awesome man,

That is EXACTLY what I did with my Trek 930..Now I dont fell as nuts..

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0


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