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Old 06-06-18, 03:16 AM
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My FSIR Spin 3.0

This 305 pony will be joining the stable soon...





Now, please, all I am doing is buying a bike. I am not investing in the company, or buying a container-full of them. If it's designed, licensed, or made by Fuji-Ta, Fu-Manchu or Fujitsu, and rebranded, I don't care.

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Old 06-06-18, 05:38 AM
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Very cool Abu. How was the spin 5 for saddle to handlebar distance? At one time you thought it felt a little short.
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Old 06-06-18, 05:58 AM
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Very cool Abu. How was the spin 5 for saddle to handlebar distance? At one time you thought it felt a little short.
it's fine for touring and more relaxed riding as it allows for a more erect riding position. I was accustomed to the Dash's more spread forward position.
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great choice.....thinking about buying the same bike to replace my beaten Hasa F2 and my DTMini all together. But after refurb my DTmini into 3 speed and few TLC on Hasa, I decided to keep both of them !!! , hope they will last bit longer before I pulled the trigger on another folder....
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Old 06-06-18, 05:41 PM
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I can attest to FSIRs being solid, quite serviceable bikes. They are rather light out of the box (8.6kg), require no proprietary parts, have a clever folding mechanism that avoids a navel hinge, are rather rare so you'll be riding something unique yet have no brand cult-ism, and don't cost an arm and a leg. Clear winners in Abu's book.

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great choice.....thinking about buying the same bike to replace my beaten Hasa F2 and my DTMini all together. But after refurb my DTmini into 3 speed and few TLC on Hasa, I decided to keep both of them !!! , hope they will last bit longer before I pulled the trigger on another folder....

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Old 06-06-18, 07:39 PM
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Very nice... and it comes with a bottle cage too
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Old 06-06-18, 10:35 PM
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Very slick looking. Looks like it is built for just plain fun (hop on and go; thatís what I use my Cruis for). Are you going to strip it like your 5.0 project?
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Old 06-06-18, 10:52 PM
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Very slick looking. Looks like it is built for just plain fun (hop on and go; thatís what I use my Cruis for). Are you going to strip it like your 5.0 project?
i plan to do a fair amount of stripping. Grips, brake levers, brakes, tubes, tires, saddle, BB, crankset, pedals, chain, RD, cogset will all go.

it has a luggage block so it will get a luggage truss and rack, and hope to tour with it. My ultra-light and fast CC tourer.

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great. I think we'd all like to see the finished project (with a couple of pictures of the steps you had to do throw in). Good luck and happy pedaling.
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Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
i plan to do a fair amount of stripping. ..BB
..when it is done i would be very curious of which BB was installed. On my 2.0 was the ChinHaur CH-95, which is a known risk for health if rider is heavier than a child.
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Abu, have the specs for the FSIR 3.0 changed much over the years? I googled and some of the pages go back 2-3 years and I wonder if info about the bike is accurate?
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Abu, have the specs for the FSIR 3.0 changed much over the years? I googled and some of the pages go back 2-3 years and I wonder if info about the bike is accurate?
i don't know the answer to that question, sorry. This one comes with an 8-speed cogset, Microshift, and Narra components.
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Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
i don't know the answer to that question, sorry. This one comes with an 8-speed cogset, Microshift, and Narra components.
Good info there, thanks. Seems like not much as changed over the last couple of years then.
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The FSIR Spin 3.0 has arrived home...



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..when it is done i would be very curious of which BB was installed. On my 2.0 was the ChinHaur CH-95, which is a known risk for health if rider is heavier than a child.
Greets from Berlin
Googling 'ChinHaur CH-95' reveals the part is 10-spline ISIS. The BB on my FSIR a goode ole' square taper.


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