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My FSIR Spin 3

Old 07-06-22, 07:46 AM
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My FSIR Spin 3

I got this in 2018 for a whopping $210 on clearance sale and it's still going strong. Again, like the Spin 5, zero problems. Highly maneuverable, nimble and agile due to the 92cm wheelbase. Lots of fun to ride. Great light (8.6kg out of the box), affordable bike.




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Good to see you posting again, Mr Damon ; )
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Good to see you posting again, Mr Damon ; )
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Thanks!
Agreed!
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​​​​​Change Log
  • Swapped saddle for WTB Pure ($27)
  • Swapped handlebar for Al-alloy 520mm wide, 3cm riser bar ($4)
  • Installed air pump on cage mount


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Originally Posted by Ron Damon

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The FSR seems to have a very short wheelbase ?
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After four years of use and a bit of abuse, the stock wheels, branded Narra, are still true and intact, with the hubs looking surprisingly pristine. Not bad. Not bad at all.
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Finally got around to the changing the front tire. I took the opportunity to clean and lube the bearing cartridges and spindle. Looking good still after four years...
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NBK 699-2RS


The tires are now 47-305 Kenda Kontact.






The cabling is a bit messy so fixing that is the next task...

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Nice! I've been considering the 406 version of the Kenda Kontact for my Zizzo Liberte.
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Nice! I've been considering the 406 version of the Kenda Kontact for my Zizzo Liberte.
They are quite good for the price. They are not the longest wearing tire, though. I just ordered another pair.

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They are quite good for the price. I just ordered another pair.
Thanks. That's good to hear from someone who racks up a lot of miles on their bikes.
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Looking sharp there. Who makes that bottle cage? It looks handy for horizontal fixtures? The bags are also quite classy too…
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Originally Posted by Reddleman
Looking sharp there. Who makes that bottle cage? It looks handy for horizontal fixtures? The bags are also quite classy too…
Hello again...The bottle cage is the Taiwan-made Topeak Java cage. The bags are Indonesia-made Eibag, costing no more than $8. Good stuff.
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On cross-country tour in Korea...

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Tour duty completed

Completed the Tour-de-Korea 2023 on the FSIR Spin 3.
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