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Old July 24th, 2015, 2:50 AM   #1
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Tire Restoring 96 Eddy

Hey guys,

I'm in the process of uncovering what's needed for my 96 Eddy restore and for that I have a few questions.

First of all I'm wondering whether there are any year-specific datasheets available for dimensions, equipment lists and such available?

Appreciate your time, and thanks in advance


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Old July 24th, 2015, 8:19 AM   #2
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Is that a 1 1/8 head tube? Lucky..
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Old July 24th, 2015, 9:01 AM   #3
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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/2167-4/1996.pdf

http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/BikeHistory...line.html#1996

In Canada, Fats came as framesets and the distributor offered straight XT or XTR build kits. I see no mention of factory builds in the 1996 catalogue, so you have pretty much carte blanche to build it the way you'd like. No one would fault a straight M950 build.

But how about full Sachs Quartz?
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Old July 24th, 2015, 9:31 AM   #4
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I like the straight shimano no nonsense m950 build except the proprietary chainrings are shimano's number one bad idea. A Race Face crankset is the answer. If you can have a king rear hub or hugi.. it's an improvement as well.
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OR you could trick it out with a bunch of purple anodized parts
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Old July 24th, 2015, 3:06 PM   #6
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I like the straight shimano no nonsense m950 build except the proprietary chainrings are shimano's number one bad idea. A Race Face crankset is the answer. If you can have a king rear hub or hugi.. it's an improvement as well.
M95* can be had with a XTR five arm (right) or retrofitted with another shimano spider with slight modification (left) :



Non XTR version on M950 arm :



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Is that a 96? looks like a 11/8 head tube and the cable guides are different.. I would say it's a 98/99 production run.
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Is that a 96? looks like a 11/8 head tube and the cable guides are different.. I would say it's a 98/99 production run.

it has the cantilever cable stop between the seat stays, which was taken away for the 97' model.
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Old July 25th, 2015, 1:55 PM   #9
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Yeh i think it's a 96, atleast as i could look it up in the old catalogues

Yeh brakehandles and everything brake-related is original XTR, so im guessing im sticking with it and hopefully ill be able to locate a RS Judy aswell for an original restore.

I havent done any measurements yet, but i think it's a 1-1/8, and it's east-cost built afaict.

Anybody know if i need a threaded or unthreaded fork for this? and steerer length on it?

Thanks for that timeline overview of 1996, that will come in handy!
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Old September 6th, 2015, 11:19 AM   #10
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Pretty sure it's a 97-2000, cable routing and head tube size would indicate that, but more than likely 97 as paint color changed after 97. But with Fats, there are no absolutes except quality.
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The SN will help narrow down the year.
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