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New Toy '99 HG URT FS

Well,   I was perusing Ebay again and found this:

Had a buy it now price of $260, which I was willing to pay, but decided to bid instead. Got it for quite a bit less. Planning on building another Single Speed, but one that doesn’t beat me up quite as bad on the rough stuff.

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Saw that on the popular auction site and almost bid. Post pics when you complete your build.

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Well that was quick. I went home for lunch and while I was there, the FedEx truck came bearing gifts. I totally forgot this has the Hayes 22mm Disc mount on the URT. I’m stoked. I need to give it a good cleaning. I may even polish the rear triangle. Now, if I could find a full set of decals for it.
 

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The rear disc triangle is a plus.Rich Adams has some decals for that listed on a popular auction site right now.I bought 2 sets of them and they are exact. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Schwinn-Homegrown-Hardtail-Decals-/172313129695?hash=item281ea9b2df:g:6e0AAOSwrklVFHUN

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You’re right. I didn’t think that was the correct set, because it’s listed for a hardtail.

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Okay, next question… What's the best technique for removing what remains of the existing decals? Heat? Goof off? I want to get it all off as clean as possible, so I can polish before I go back with a new decal set.

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I usually use a blow dryer to heat them and peel them off, followed by goof off to remove the glue residue, then rubbing alcohol. Polishing up the paint is a good idea before applying the new decals. I usually do any paint touch up before applying the decals. Good luck 

 

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That’s the direction I was leaning, so I thank you sir, for confirming.
 

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sorry to cut in.. how do you get such a shine on the aluminum triangle

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Not OP, but this is the stuff I've used with great results on a couple Straight 8 rear triangles:

https://www.flitz.com/flitz-polish-paste/

Before/after sample pictures.

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If you like Flitz, you'll love Peek Metal polish. The foam mousse works in half  the time  as other metal polish. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Peek-Multi-Purpose-All-Metal-Polish-Mousse-150-...

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livernose wrote:

If you like Flitz, you'll love Peek Metal polish. The foam mousse works in half  the time  as other metal polish. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Peek-Multi-Purpose-All-Metal-Polish-Mousse-150-...

Cool, I am a fan of faster/easier. I'll check out the Eagle One chuckha62 posted too.

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Thanks, much appreciated....   

 

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restoration2000 wrote:

sorry to cut in.. how do you get such a shine on the aluminum triangle

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Jeez, I didn't realize how long it's been since I was here. I built this up quite some time ago and it's become my go to ride. Also converted it to 27.5 a few months back. It tips the scale at 24.8 lbs. 

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what's the eye to eye mesurement of the Fox rear shock?

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livernose wrote:

what's the eye to eye mesurement of the Fox rear shock?

 

It's the same as the RockShox coil over that it replaced. I'm trying to remember... it's either 5.5" or 5.75". John Castellano spec'd it for me and got it directly from Fox. It gives up 1/8" of stroke which translates to about 3/4" travel at the rear axle. It's a DPS and so far it's been completely trouble free. 

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So the rear shock can be ordered from Fox? I am interested in ordering one. Can you tell me the process?

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livernose wrote:

So the rear shock can be ordered from Fox? I am interested in ordering one. Can you tell me the process?

 

Jeff,

I'm sorry I can't be of more help, but it was ordered for me by John Castellano when he looked over my frame before I built it. He still has a resale agreement with Fox, so he just offered to help me out. Apparently, it's a fairly standard Fox DPS piece, so any bike shop should be able to order it for you.

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Is there a model number on the shock?

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livernose wrote:

Is there a model number on the shock?

 

Not that I can see, it's just a "DPS" as far as I can tell.

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Hey Jeff,  Just for giggles, I went to Pro Bike Supply's website and did a search for Fox DPS with a 5.5" eye to eye and it looks like they offer five different shocks starting at $255. I think I paid right at that for mine and it works really well.

Cheers!

Chuck

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Hey Chuck,

Went to their site and ordered one. Thanks for the info!

Jeff

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