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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
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1994 Fat Chance Buck Shaver #002

Fork: Manitou 3* w/Wings hydraulic cartidge/coil spring & ATI Shock Boots
Headset: Chris King NoThreadset
Stem: Ringle Zooka, 135mm 0 degree
Handlebar: Answer Hyperlite
Shifters: Shimano M910 XTR Rapidfire Plus
Brake Levers: Shimano M910 XTR
Grips: ATI Tomac
Bar Ends: OnZa CWA
Front Brake: M910 Shimano XTR Cantlilever
Front Rim: Mavic 231 CD
Front Tire: OnZa Rail 26X1.9 Kevlar
Front Hub: Hugi
Seatpost: Syncros
Saddle: Sella Italia Flite Titanium
Bottom Bracket: M910 Shimano XTR 68X107
Crankset: M910 Shimano XTR 26/36/46 180mm
Pedals: Shimano M737 SPD
Front Derailleur: M910 Shimano XTR
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace/XTR 7401
Chainstay Protector: Shimano Deore XT Sharkfin
Rear Derailleur: M910 Shimano XTR
Cassette: M900 Shimano XTR 12-32
Rear Brake: M910 Shimano XTR Cantilever
Rear Rim: Mavic 231
Rear Tire: OnZa Rip 26X1.9 Kevlar
Rear Wheel: Tioga Disk Drive Pro 32H Radial
Rear Hub: M900 Shimano XTR 135mm
Brake Cable: M910 Shimano XTR
Shifter Cable: Shimano XTR
Cable O-Rings: Dia Compe

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I'm almost lost for words!
thats one of the cleanest looking builds I've seen in a while. very well done :D
totally infitting parts & all in pristine condition!

I know how difficult piecing such jobs together can be. you got any more restos under way? You're pretty good @ it :D

b.t.w, quality pic presentation b.t.w :)



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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Thanks for the kind words, guys!

The bike was raced in NORBA national events from '93-95 in the Junior class. I'm 25 now...and feel like it was ages ago!

About 1/3 of the parts are original. Had the Grafton cranks, and Ringle Cages. Wanted to reduce the bling factor a little bit when I restored it, so I went with the M910 group which I've always felt was the epitome of Shimano's MTB efforts. All the drivetrain is NOS. Amazingly, I recently bought the brakes and bottom bracket from a local shop!

In terms of the bike's condition, I always rode it hard, but took very good care of it. It's in amazing shape...but unfortunately too small for me now. girlfriend will be riding it. Not too bad for her first mountain bike, huh?

Anyhow, here's some pics from the Mt. Snow race in 1994

Don't ask me what I was doing with my hands??!?!!?

After a lap or two...

Sorry about the undies...I didn't know any better!

Grafton cranks and brakes...

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That is a beauty. Very well done. I'm in the process of restoring a '93 Buck Shaver. I'm envious! Your wife will enjoy it for many years.

If I remember correctly. Is'nt a 3" fork the longest you can put on that geometry? I searched for month's trying to find a 1" steertube fork for my project. Finally deciced to rebuild the '98 Zokes and have the lowers color matched to the frame. Still trying to find a Big One Inch to have sprayed as well.

It's great to see you kept a flatbar on it. I once ran across a guy with a 4" travel fork and riser bars on an early '90's Yo. Out of curiousity. I had to ride it. WOW, the razor sharp handling and awesome climbing was gone. I swore to never do that to my frame.

However, the owner liked it that way. Said it was "easier on his back". If it gets him out on the trail more and puts a smile on his face. It's all good.

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Endless Goods said:
Hey guys- only my 3rd post here so be gentle! Thought some of you might enjoy...
Wow that beautifully done! Great taste and attention to detail. From the T-Disc to the Ringle Skewers, it's all good.

What are those long black housing things coming out of the cable housings up near the head tube?

Thanks for sharing the pics. She sure is beautiful !!! Makes me want to own one!


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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Mojo Troll: I wouldn't run anything more recent than a '96 Judy SL with yellow legs. The geometry is designed to compensate for a susp. fork, but nothing taller than Manitou 3,4, Mag series, Judy to SL, and Zokes.

mtnwing: Those black "tubes" are integral to the XTR cable set, and seal the ferrule/cable junction. Seem to work as well as the Gore-Tex cable I used to run with Grip Shift, only the cable itself is teflon-coated with no inner sheath.
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