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Updating my fs

fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
edited July 2009 in Your mountain bikes
i have a carrera banshee x and have not been bitten by the bug and speding rediculous amounts of money towards it

today i went out with the intention to get a new stem but i then saw an atomlab stem and handlebar combo for £49.99 reduced from £120 i had to buy it.

here is my steed as she stands now

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all i have left to buy is -
lock on grips
maxxis high roller tyres
decent pedals
a nice seat with red on it

if possible a halo 26'' wheelset

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    AAAAAARGHH
    Marzocchi 55s.
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    these are the good 1's not the eta and marzcochi sent em to ts tuning for a service and update of springs coz i complained - the coil is from a fox vanilla :)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    these are the good 1's not the eta and marzcochi sent em to ts tuning for a service and update of springs coz i complained - the coil is from a fox vanilla :)
    The ETA's WERE the better ones. it's the ATA and ATA2s that kep tblowing seals.
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    the ones with lock out?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    ETA had a kind of "lock down", ATAs had a more normal "lock-out".
    But it's the air spring that caused the most serious problems.
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    no lock out on mine
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    So what model are they then? ETA or ATA?
    If they're coil sprung, they must be ETA, there's a switch that keeps them compressed for climbing?
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    no switch , 1 side is air 1 is coil
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    huh? no damping then?
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    i have rebound adjust
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    are they 2008 ones?
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    yes
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    right, so 2008 55s...

    ATA
    ATA 2
    ETA
    TST2

    All unreliable pieces of censored in their own right, but the air psrung ATA and ATA2 most notoriously.
    However, it seems yours might be the cheapest "TST2" - which, ironically, is the most reliable! Lucky you.
    Having a coil psring from a Fox vanilla isn;t going to do a damn bit of difference though.

    Anyway, what was the topic again?
  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    The obvious subject of the bars and stem hasn't been raised yet sooooo, - (drumroll)

    Nice bars and stem :D What rise are the bars, look about 50mm to me :wink:
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    they are a 3 inch rise and handle like a greased up weasel through badger censored :)
  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    Anyways they look good - good deal too :)
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    abit i was gonna buy a dmr stem and bar wuda cost 60ish then i saw them puppys
  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    Guessing they are 740mm wide?

    What lock-ons are you thinking of getting btw?
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    yeah they are , n i dunno wat grips
  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    I'm on guessing form tonight :lol:

    I'm going to get some new grips, the Whyte Semi lockongs keep slipping :( .
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    i wanted red stem :(
  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    Get out the stickers :lol:
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    yeah i'm putting a sticker on the face of the stem
  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    Why the halo wheelset though, the wheelset you've got looks pretty good :?:
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    weak as the popes erections
  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    I assume your talking from first hand experience? :lol:
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    ive seen many terrible things in my short life luckily that not 1 of them

    one was a badger with a rectal proplapse after it farted

    i was crying laughing and throwing up
  • bungalisticbungalistic Posts: 543
    I doubt marzocchi would have sent them to tf tuned, as they don't do any work on 55 forks, as stated on their website, windwave is the usual company who deals with 55 issues, being the distributer for 'zocchi in the UK.

    I have some and they've already broke once and probably will again, unless they fitted the 09 internals which seem to have "less" problems.

    Good deal on bar and stem combo too, nowt wrong with running 25.4 bars, plenty strong enough, not sure if i'd fancy that much of a rise but certainly a good deal for the pair.
  • fourcrossjohnfourcrossjohn Posts: 2,500
    ive have a cross country bike reformed to downhill freeride :)
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