Got A Free Intense Frame Today, Now with Build Pics
I was given this frame today. Its a prototype Instense Frame from about 10 years ago. It has an M1 main frame, but it has a mount for a front derailer. The rear looks like an Uzzi and the seat stay looks like the newer bikes.
Anyway, I REALLY, REALLY, want to build this bike up, but the rear shock has a cracked piston. I called Fox and Intense, but there are no parts for it. The shock is a 7 inch Fox Alps 4. Does anyone have one for sale? Or is there something else that I may be able to get to fit?
Its 7 inches eye to eye. The shock isnt anything special. I had it out today and it has the same body as another fox shock I have, they just cut one of the eyelets off. You can see where it used to be. The problem is that these shocks are getting harder to find.
its 7 inches crom teh center of the eye, to where the center of the eye would be if it weren't cut off.
Thanks for the clarification. I'll keep an eye out.
Add trunion-mount shocks to your search. They showed up on some GTs and others. The trunion was on the shock body (so one end already did not have an eye) and was sometimes, I believe, a separate, removeable item.
That Proflex is pretty SWEET! I found a shock from Risse racing. I am going to build the Intense up with as many era correct parts as possible. With the exception of the fork. I found some first generation XTR rapid fire shifters/brake levers, but I am not sure how expensive they are.
I ordered the rear shock today. Should be here in about 10 days. I also found an older XT ft derailer for $20. I also decided that I am going to build it up with some red anodized parts. I know of a set of red race face cranks, but I am not sure if they are for sale.
I am still undecided on the forks. I would love to find a mid 90s set of 100mm travel forks, but there werent that many then. The other option is a Rockshox Tora, but I am trying to stick to era correct parts.