I live by the "run what ya brung" philosophy. Just have fun with whatever bike you have.
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Sep 17, 2014 at 8:14Sep 17, 2014
It sounds pretty loud to be coming from the damper side. There have been occasions on the damper where 2 of the rebound shims get stuck together and when returning from a compression it makes a ticking noise but not this could knocking. Just to make sure it is not the damper you could remove the damper (or just take the nut off of the bottom of the damper) and cycle the fork to see if it goes away. If the noise persists then I would check the negative spring. There have been rare occasions when the negative springs get twisted out of position with the plastic spacers. Reseating them and lubing up with grease will typically fix that. Let me know if this works out.
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Frame: Astro FSS 26" downhill frame, size medium 210 mm travel, 83 mm BB w/ ISCG-05 mounts, 150x12 Maxle dropout (spare derailleur hanger included). Same frame KHS runs. Fork: Rock Shox Boxxer World Cup Rear shock: Rock Shox Vivid R2C (beginning & ending rebound and low speed compression) w/titanium 300 lb spring, 9.5x3.0 / 241x76 Brakes: Shimano Saint Drivetrain: SRAM XO rear derailleur, X7 trigger shifter, Dura Ace 9 speed road cassette 11-25T, Gravity Light cranks 36T, MRP chain guide Wheels: No Tubes Flow rims, KT hubs, Continental Rain King tires Other stuff: Truvativ Holzfeller direct mount stem, Kore Torsion bar 760 mm, Kore lock on grips, Kore I-Beam post and alloy I-Beam saddle, X-Pedo flat pedals Astro is a frame manufacturer in Taiwan (known for being the frame factory for Transition, Rocky, Mondraker, GT, Bianchi, KHS, etc) This model is their downhill version of the FSS dual link design. The shock floats between the two links and the lower link is concentric with the BB. I used this bike for trips to Whistler about 2 weeks each season on 3 different years and the occasional farting around in Wisconsin where I live….all told about 3 months worth of riding on it. It's a good efficient design that soaks up chatter and big hits nicely. This bike came to me in raw aluminum and I later rattle canned it Smurf blue and the custom PBR can head badge to make the red, white, and blue theme complete.
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Mar 13, 2014 at 12:00Mar 13, 2014
SRAM XX group good condition. Very light, high performance drivetrain and brakes. Used but in very good condition. Cassette, chain, cranks, and derailleurs have been run through an ultra sonic parts washer. These parts new retail over $2300 asking only $1000 and will included ground shipping in the USA. 1. XX Carbon crankset 26/39T 175 mm length, 156 mm q-factor w/GXP bottom bracket 2. XX Trigger shifters (2x front 10x rear) No cables included. 3. XX Hydraulic brakes with carbon levers Front hose 740mm/29" Rear hose 1450mm/57" (bled by SRAM technician) No rotors included. 4. XX Cassette X-Dome 10 speed 11-36T 5. XX rear derailleur long cage (handle bars not included just used for display) 6. XX front derailleur low clamp bottom pull, 34.9 mm clamp (not in picture but is included in price) 7. SRAM PC-1090R 10 speed hollow pin chain with quick connect link. This is the original/only chain used with this group. Chain was inspected with a Park CC-2 chain checker and measures at .5 which is still considered in the new range (also means not much wear on chainrings & cassette) (handle bar not included just used for display).
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