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Old 03-22-08, 07:06 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wolfeboro, NH, USA
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Bikes: 1993 Stumpjumper FS, 1977 Puch Marco Polo

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Replacement finished

OK, so yesterday I took it out for a spin. A very short spin. Lots of ice & snow is still on the ground. Here's a comparison of the front end:

I hope that comes through OK. If not, I'll try again.

As you can see (or not) I used some spacers. Also how the fork color matches the original paint job. Maybe some winter I'll get the frame repainted.

Parts used: Rockshox SID Race, American Classic headset and a Thompson Elite 120MM x 5 deg. stem.

I'm pleased that I did it all myself. I was hesitant about headset removal & installation, but it proved to be straight forward. No special tools needed....wood stick, block of wood, and light tapping with a hammer.

OK, now the only original parts on the frame are the handlebars and the quick release for the seatpost.

Now what do you suppose will happen if I break the frame? Specialized states that it's garanteed for life. I wonder what they'd replace it with?

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