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Old 02-17-06, 09:55 PM
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Thinking about transferring parts

hey all!
i was thinking about buying a banshee scirocco or maybe even a morphine frame and transferring the components of my bike(06 hardrock pro) to it and also buy a fork.
besides a new cable set, would i need to buy anything else?
it will be my first time doing this, and from what i read from mba, i should have my lbs put my fork on for some reason... i forget. anyways... some comments on this would be nice!
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Originally Posted by FF 6800
hey all!
i was thinking about buying a banshee scirocco or maybe even a morphine frame and transferring the components of my bike(06 hardrock pro) to it and also buy a fork.
besides a new cable set, would i need to buy anything else?
it will be my first time doing this, and from what i read from mba, i should have my lbs put my fork on for some reason... i forget. anyways... some comments on this would be nice!
thanks in advance
are you mechanically savvy?
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Old 02-17-06, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by mx_599
are you mechanically savvy?
well, i wouldnt say that, but i have a good idea of what i'm doing
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Old 02-17-06, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by FF 6800
well, i wouldnt say that, but i have a good idea of what i'm doing
it is easy...do it yourself and feel much more proud in the end. we can help as you go. please go look in the bike mechanics forum for a thread about bike tools that i just recently posted. many will apply to you as well.
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Old 02-18-06, 12:09 AM
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Make sure the BB size is the same...
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Question.

Why are you moving away from the Hardrock? An 06 Hardrock no less!
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Old 02-18-06, 09:14 AM
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i'm not really sure why i want to do this, i DO know that i eventually want a new fork... i got the harder springs and well, its not how i would like it to be.
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You will need to check to make sure that a few parts are the same size on the two bikes. Seatpost, front derailleur and bottom bracket are the parts that are incompatible the most often. You may also need to change the stem depending on the geometry of the new frame. Other than those parts the rest of them should be interchangable.
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Im just wondering why you are moving away from the Hardrock frame so soon after you got it? What about the frame don't you like?
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hmmm, well now that i have thought for a longer time, i think ill just buy a new fork and some other things... does anybody recommend a fork thats about 100-120mm of travel?
i will mainly be doint some dirt jumping and light freeride.
if i were to get a fork with 130mm of travel, would it REALLY screw up my geometry?
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Originally Posted by FF 6800
hmmm, well now that i have thought for a longer time, i think ill just buy a new fork and some other things... does anybody recommend a fork thats about 100-120mm of travel?
i will mainly be doint some dirt jumping and light freeride.
if i were to get a fork with 130mm of travel, would it REALLY screw up my geometry?
Dirtbike here had a Z1 Freeride 3 (130mm) on his, he said it felt good.
You could buy a Rock Shox Pike (95-140mm of travel with just the turn of a knob) or perhaps a Marzocchi Z1 FR III (2005)?
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alright! i will check those forks you mentioned out!
thanks
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Old 02-18-06, 06:22 PM
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I wanted a pike real bad, but couldn't afford it. I got a pretty good deal on a sherman at jenson, I think they have something similar right now the flick plus. Z1's are pretty nice, I almost got one but I couldn't get straight information about some stuff so I just gave up and got the sherman. fox 36 would be pretty dreamy.
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any fox would be dreamy, they are f@%$#*g expensive!
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Originally Posted by FF 6800
any fox would be dreamy, they are f@%$#*g expensive!
girlscout13 has a Vanilla on his HR. It feels nice but it leaks oil like crazy.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
girlscout13 has a Vanilla on his HR. It feels nice but it leaks oil like crazy.
ummmmmm, get new seals?
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
girlscout13 has a Vanilla on his HR. It feels nice but it leaks oil like crazy.
is it the older model w/ 125mm of travel or the newer one with 130mm of travel?
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Originally Posted by vw addict
ummmmmm, get new seals?
and make sure you inspect the stanchions if you get new seals for an underlying problem
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god i'd hate to have a fork that leaks
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Originally Posted by FF 6800
god i'd hate to have a fork that leaks
it is usually not that bad a problem. i'd say 7.39 times out of 10 that it is a burr on the stanchion if it is a new fork. if it is older, well than it could simply be a worn seal from age
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Originally Posted by vw addict
ummmmmm, get new seals?
Ummmmmm,it's been rebuilt 3 times in a year and a half. It'll be fine for a couple of weeks then here comes the oil.
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
Ummmmmm,it's been rebuilt 3 times in a year and a half. It'll be fine for a couple of weeks then here comes the oil.
did you fully inspect the the stanchions for nicks?? it certainly sounds like an underlying burr that is compromising the integrity of the new seals each time. no??
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