Shaver
FOES Shaver
2013 Model Frameset
OWNERS MANUAL
It is your responsibility to read this
manual to fully understand your
warranty on this Foes frameset
LIMITED WARRANTY
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY ON FOES
Shaver SUSPENSION FRAMES
Foes warrants the original owner that a new Shaver bicycle frame is free
from defects in material and workmanship for a period of two years from the
date of the original purchase by the original consumer. Curnutt Shocks are
covered under warranty by Foes Racing for a period of one year from the
date of purchase. This warranty covers manufacturers defects in materials
and workmanship. Foes limited warranties do not apply to paint/finish or any
other part attached to the bicycle. Including Forks, drive train, brakes, seat,
seatpost, handlebar, stem or wheels. Paint/Finish and stickers are covered
under a limited one year warranty if deemed defective. Wear and tear are
not covered under this warranty. The original owner shall pay all labor and
freight charges associated with the repair or replacement of all parts under
Foes limited warranties. Even if something is covered under Foes warranties, Foes will not pay the freight costs to, or from, Foes Racing.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Failure due to accident, abuse, neglect, normal wear, improper assembly,
improper fit, use of dual crown forks, poor maintenance, maintenance
(including assembly) by other than an authorized Foes dealer, or use of parts
inconsistent with the use originally intended for the bicycle as sold are not
covered by this warranty. What is the originally intended use? Riding in a
consistent, smooth manner in an approved location for bicycles. Riding in a
manner other than this – jumping repeatedly, jumping to flat ground,
improper maintenance, no or maintenance will void the warranty.
Foes warranties remain valid under normal riding conditions and care for
each type of frame. Foes warranties will be immediately voided if Foes determines that the frameset/shock’s integrity has been compromised by lack of
regular care; or has been used for a type of riding other than what the frameset was intended; or the rider’s weight/skill level is different than what the
shock was built for; or the bicycle was not assembled by a authorized Foes
bicycle dealer. If it is determined that the shock has been bottomed repeatedly, or the shock has repeatedly not been able to fully use all of its travel
(either of which can be easily determined) due to any of many reasons (low
air pressure; incorrect spring rate; damaged shock, etc.), the Foes Warranties on the frame and shock will be voided.
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WHAT FOES WILL DO UNDER THE WARRANTY
Foes will repair or replace any part that is determined by Foes to be covered
by this warranty. This limited warranty is made ONLY to the original owner
and is not transferable. All claims must be made through an Authorized Foes
Dealer, and must be accompanied by the original bill of sale or proof of
purchase that identifies the bicycle frame by serial number. The original
owner is responsible for this and any and all labor and transportation charges
associated with the warrantied repair or replacement of parts, even if Foes
determines that it is under warranty.
WHAT IF YOUR FRAME IS NOT COVERED
If the warranty claim on your Foes frame is determined to be invalid, Foes
Racing will offer a replacement frame/swingarm/part of at least equal value at
a reduced price. This transaction will be offered only through an Authorized
Foes Dealer, and under the following conditions: the frame has been registered with Foes Racing; the Frame is the property of the original purchaser;
the owner provides a valid sales receipt. This crash replacement is only
available to the original owner, and, for a time period of three years from the
original purchase date. The replacement frame must be assembled by an
Authorized Foes Dealer to maintain the Foes warranty. All freight charges
associated with the crash replacement are the responsibility of the original
owner.
FOES FRAMES SHOULD BE INSPECTED
PERIODICALLY BY A FOES DEALER
We cannot stress enough that building-up a pro-level frame is not an
endeavor recommended for home mechanics. Special tools and skills accumulated over time are needed to accomplish this successfully, and your
dealer can answer 99% of all the questions related to the complete build of a
high-end frameset. Due to this fact, this manual covers only the most
elemental information.
USEFUL PRODUCT LIFE
Every Foes Frameset has a useful product life. The length of this product life
will vary with the construction and materials of the frame or fork, the maintenance and care the frame and fork receives over its useful product life, and
the type and amount of use the frame or fork is subject to. Users in competitive events, trick riding, jumping, ramp jumping, aggressive riding, riding on
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severe terrain, riding in severe climate or weather,
riding with heavy loads, commercial activities, and other types of nonstandard use can dramatically shorten the useful life of the Foes Frame or
Fork. Any one or a combination of these factors and conditions may result in
an unpredictable failure of a Foes Frame or Fork that would not be covered
by warranty. ALL FOES FRAMES, FORKS, AND SHOCKS SHOULD BE
PERIODICALLY CHECKED BY A RETAIL OUTLET OR A FOES DEALER
for indicators of stress and/or potential failure, including cracks, deformation,
corrosion, paint peeling, dents, and any other indicators of potential problems. These are important safety checks, and may be very important to help
prevent accidents, bodily injury to the rider, and a shortened life of the Foes
frameset or fork. THIS IS AN INTEGRATED AND FINAL STATEMENT OF
THE FOES LIMITED WARRANTY. FOES DOES NOT AUTHORIZE OR
ALLOW ANYONE, INCLUDING FOES DEALERS OR RETAIL BICYCLE
OUTLETS, TO EXTEND ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED, FOR FOES. NO OTHER REPRESENTATION, AND NO STATEMENT FROM ANYONE BUT FOES, INCLUDING A DEMONSTRATION OF
ANY KIND BY ANYONE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING
THIS FRAME OR FORK. ALL OF THE REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO THE
ORIGINAL OWNER ARE STATED HEREIN. IT IS AGREED THAT FOES
LIABILITY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE NO GREATER
THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE AND IN NO EVENT SHALL
FOES BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
DISCLAIMER
All other remedies, obligations, liabilities, rights, or warranties, expressed or
implied, arising from law or otherwise including, but not limited to, any
claimed implied warranty of merchantability, any claimed implied warranty
arising from course of performance, course of dealing or usage of trade, and
any claimed implied warranty of fitness, are disclaimed by Foes and waived
by the original owner. Some states, jurisdictions, countries, and provinces
do not allow some or all of the limitations set herein or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. If any provision is found
enforceable, only that provision shall be stricken and all others shall apply.
This limited warranty does not provide the original owner with certain legal
rights and recourse, and the original owner may possess other rights or
recourse, depending on the state, jurisdiction, country or province.
WARNING: BICYCLE RIDING MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR
HEALTH, AND EVEN FATAL! ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET AND PROPER
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.
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GENERAL SETUP
GENERAL SIZING GUIDELINES BY RIDER HEIGHT
Small – Riders up to 5’6” (168cm)
Medium – Riders 5’6” to 6’ (168cm to 183cm)
Large – Riders 6’ and up (183cm +)
CAUTION! YOU WILL DAMAGE YOUR FRAME AND SHOCK IF YOU DO
NOT CORRECTLY SET UP AND MAINTAIN YOUR REAR SHOCK AND
SUSPENSION.
SHOCK AIR PRESSURE WARNING
If you bottom out your shock on a regular basis, you are undersprung or have
too little air pressure in your shock, and will damage your frame and shock.
Bottoming your shock on a consistent basis is considered by Foes to be
improper care of your bicycle frame and shock, and will void the warranty for
both, and all other warranties. If you bottom your shock consistently,
STOP!… and first check to make certain you have proper air pressure in your
shock. (It is vitally important to check the air pressure on the FOX
FloatAIR Shock EVERY TIME YOU RIDE.) If you have proper air pressure,
then your shock is either undersprung, or it has a problem. At this point it is
extremely important to not ride the bicycle, and make plans to get the shock
to a Foes technician to have it checked out and/or sprung correctly.
FOES SPECS FOR BUILDING
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Bottom Bracket Width: 68mm shell
Bottom Bracket Axle Length: determined by crank choice
Seat Post Diameter: 31.6mm
Head Tube Diameter: Top 1 1/8” 44mm Z.S headset only
: Bottom 1.5” 49.6mm headset only
Fork Type/Length: Shaver was designed around, and works
best with a 5” or 6” single crown fork. NO DUAL CROWN FORKS!
Use of Dual Crown Forks on the Shaver will void all warranties!
Front Derailleur: 34.9mm Top Pull
Rear Hub Spacing: 142mm x 12mm Thru Axle Hub
Disc Brake: The Shaver accepts a standard 6” I.S. rear caliper
mounted on the swingarm. Use of larger rotors requires the appropri
ate manufacturer-sized caliper adapter.
A WORD ABOUT FORK CHOICE
The Foes Shaver is a full suspension bicycle! It has 5.75” of rear travel, and
was designed as an aggressive trail bicycle. The Foes Shaver is not, by any
means, a freeride, jumping, or stunt riding frame. It is made for trail rides that,
at one point or another, require the full amount of travel of the shock. The
Shaver was made for riders who want to take advantage of longer wheel
travel, yet want the lightness for long climbs. This is the reason it is designed
around a single crown fork. Therefore, a single-crown fork between 140 and
160 mm works well with this frame.
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FOES Shaver FRAME GEOMETRY
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
A
B
C
Size
Head Tube Length (inches)
Head Tube Angle (degrees)
Seat Tube Angle (degrees)
Bottom Bracket Height (inches)
Chainstay Length (inches)
Estimated Wheelbase (inches)
Top Tube – Actual (inches)
Top Tube – Effective (inches)
Seatpost Diameter (mm)
Rear Wheel Travel (inches)
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
S 16.5
4.75”
67 °
73°
13.1
17
43.5
21
22
31.6
5.75
M 18.5
4.75”
67 °
73°
13.1
17
44.7
22
23.25
31.6
5.75
L 20.5
5.25”
67 °
73°
13.1
17
45.7
23
24.25
31.6
5.75
SETTING TOTAL SAG
Sag can be measured at the rear wheel’s axle or at the shock. These instructions approach this measurement at the shock. Your FOX Shock should have
5/8” to 3/4” (5.75” travel) of sag when the rider’s full weight with gear is at rest
on bicycle. The best way to do this is to have someone check the total length
of your shock, eye to eye, while you are feet on the pedals and balanced on
the bike on level ground. You can use a nearby wall to assist you in your
balancing… but don’t lean against it – this will give a false measurement.
Next (or first), measure the length of your shock at rest (bike lifted at the rear
and allowing the shock to fully extend). The difference of these two measurements is your sag.
To adjust the sag you must adjust the spring’s preload. This is done by
unlocking (loosening the ring’s allen set screw) and turning the retaining ring.
To get more sag turn the ring counter-clockwise (this will extend the spring).
To get less sag turn the retaining ring clockwise (this will compress the
spring). Be sure to re-lock the retaining ring! Only through spending the time
testing and re-testing will you get proficient at sag setting. Foes recommends
that you do not touch your sag until you are very familiar with how your rear
suspension works and feels.
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HOW TO CORRECTLY PUMP YOUR SHOCK
To get the correct pressure in your shock it is important to follow some guidelines. Thread the pump’s connector onto the Schraeder valve on the shock.
Pump to the desired pressure. Quickly unthread the connector from the
Schraeder valve until the connector breaks free. The pressure you have in
your shock is the one you pumped to. At this point do not re-attach the pump
to check your setting, as it will be inaccurate. This is due to some of the
shock’s air rushing into the pump’s hose, making the reading wildly incorrect.
GOOD RIDER BICYCLE MAINTENANCE
1) Keep your bike clean. Riding a dirty bike will cause all of your bearings,
bushings, contact points, finish, shock shaft and seal head area, and every
other moving part to wear much faster than if they were cleaned regularly.
Keeping your bike clean will also give you that satisfied feeling of taking care
of your investment in a high quality hand-crafted frame. Foes recommends
first rinsing loose dust and mud with hose water, taking care not to blast
water into areas that water could damage over time by lack of evaporation
quickly, like, pivots, bushings, bearings and shock parts, as well as the components installed on your frame, like bottom brackets, head sets, gear sets
and the like. Wash the bicycle with a mild dilution of detergent and a soft
cloth. Rinse again, taking care not to force water into those areas mentioned.
Dry with a towel. A light coating of a light lubricant, like WD-40, can help
displace water from areas that are hard to reach. However, it is important to
note that these light lubricants can actually wash away oil and grease used
to lubricate the bicycle, and render brakes inoperable. If you use a light lubricant, use it only to displace water, and keep it away from brake pads and
rotors.
2) Keep your bike lubricated. After cleaning your bike, lubricate your chain
and drive train with an appropriate lube.
3) Periodically check all of the bolts and fasteners on your bike. Do not overtighten anything, as this too will void your warranties – just check and “snug”
each fastener. Also, it is a good idea to check all of your frame’s welds and
tube junctions for cracks and any damage. Aluminum has a limited life –
inspect your frame in a well lit area, and inspect carefully – especially after
crashes.
4) Keep the shock shaft, and surrounding areas, clean of dirt, debris and crud
– wipe it off after every ride.
MINIMUM - MAXIMUM SEAT POST INSERTION
In addition to the minimum seat post insertion mark on most seat posts, you
must follow the following recommendations for seat post insertion: a 31.6mm
seat post must be inserted a minimum of 4” into the seat tube of the frame.
Anything less than this will not be covered under warranty.
REPLACEABLE DERAILLEUR HANGERS
The Foes Shaver is equipped with a replaceable derailleur hanger. This part
is installed as a safety feature, as well as a convenience to you, the owner. It
is not uncommon for foreign objects, such as sticks, stones and other debris
to bend your hanger. A bent hanger can occur from shifting hard under load,
and/or transporting your bicycle. Foes derailleur hangers are designed to
bend and break! This inherent design actually keeps more
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FACTORY SETTINGS
Since your Curnutt was actually built, valved, sprung and pre-loaded according to your specific rider weight, skill level and type of riding you mostly enjoy,
your Curnutt shock is about 95% tuned to you right from the factory. The
other 5% will be the Bottoming Control, and tuning your Rebound Damping.
The ‘BOTTOMING CONTROL’ section on page 11 will address Bottoming
Control and the air pressure that affects it. (If you have an AIR shock, please
see its addendum.) Rebound Damping will be addressed in a following
section. Your Curnutt XTD Shock is a true fluid–damped, coil-over shock
which, uniquely, uses air pressure to control bottoming (as well as reduce
fluid foaming). The range of air pressure needed inside your Curnutt XTD is
between 65 and 100 psi. This means, between these minimum and maximum pressures lies an ideal setting for the control of bottoming the rear
suspension over a given terrain. As said initially, your shock’s compression
damping is mostly set for you at the factory, yet, adjusting the air pressure will
tune your shock’s ability to resist bottoming – an important feature for the life
and longevity of your Curnutt Shock and Foes Frame.
BREAK-IN PERIOD
For the break-in period Foes recommends that you introduce a low pressure,
like 65 psi, to start. This is a good setting to break-in your shock, and will
allow you to get a good feel for what this pressure will do over a variety of
terrain. Your Curnutt will break-in properly in about 10 hours of ‘normal’ riding.
This means that, much like a new motor, the contact-moving surfaces of the
shock will ‘seat’ better if they are allowed to move throughout their entire
range or stroke, without introducing them to undue or violent spikes of energy
(as in landing from jumps). Once your shock has broken-in, you will be able
to much more accurately feel what the shock is doing with more or less air
pressure. Adjusting air pressure during the break-in period will be confusing
at best. That being said, if your shock repeatedly bottoms over normal trail
terrain during break-in, it is appropriate to introduce more air pressure to
compensate – 5 psi at a time. Additionally, it should be remembered that
proper break-in requires the shock to cycle through its entire stroke or travel.
If it appears that your shock is not using its entire stroke (too stiff) – over
normal riding conditions - then reducing its air pressure would be an appropriate measure – BUT NEVER GO UNDER 50 PSI!. Once your Curnutt XTD
is broken-in, controlling bottoming with proper air pressure and the Ramping
Dial will be more accurately achieved.
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Chain Guide
FOES recomend chain guide for Two front chainring
MRP : 2X ISCG05
SRAM/Truvativ : X-guide
Not fit
Long Travel 5.75”/146mm
E-13 : TRS dual guide
expensive damage to your swingarm from occurring. If these were stronger
and more resistant to bending and breaking, there is a good chance that
these forces would bypass the hangers and destroy the area of the frame
attached to the hangers. Derailleur Hangers are available from your Foes
Dealer for a nominal fee, and are not covered under any of the Foes warranties. It is a good idea to purchase a few extra hangers to prevent a breakage
from interrupting your riding time. The part numbers for the derailleur hangers
for the Shaver (FOES axle / Shimano axle) are HA08S ,
and Shaver (Sram axle) are HA09.
Rear Thru Axle with Derailleur Hanger
SHAVER Rear 142mmOLD x12mm Thru Axle with Derailleur Hanger Nut
Short Travel 5.25”/133mm
FOES Alloy HEX thru Axle
SVTA (142mmOLD x12mm Thru Axle)
Right Dropout
Left Dropout
Derailleur Hanger for FOES Axle
Parts number
[HA08S]
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Cable Routing Guide External Full Outer Cable Housing
Top Tube Cable Guides 1: for Front Derailleur Cable 2: for Seat Post Remote Cable
Shimano E-thru Axle
SM-AX75A (142mmOLD x12mm Thru Axle)
Right Dropout
Left Dropout
Derailleur Hanger for Shimano Axle
Parts number
Rockshox Rear MAXLE Lite
[HA08S]
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Right Dropout
Left Dropout
(142mmOLD x12mm Thru Axle)
Derailleur Hanger for SRAM Axle
Parts number
[HA09]
Rear Shock Maintenance
Down Tube Cable Guides 1: for Rear Derailleur Cable 2: for Rear Disc Brake line
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FOX Float Air shock : for Rear Suspension Maintenance Check Out
FOX website or FOX manual CD
www.foxracingshox.com
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MAINTENANCE
Following these guidelines will help maintain the performance of your
bicycle and prevent more serious problems from arising.
It is important to remember that service intervals can vary depending
on climate, trail conditions and riding frequency.
ACTIO N
Adress:62N SierraMadre blvd Pasadena CA 91107
Fax:1-626-683-8622
WEEKLY MO NTHLY 3 MO NTHS ANNUALLY
Costmor Resistration Form
Clean and lube chain
Check tire pressure
Name :
Clean bike of mud and debris (never spray water
directly into frame or components)
Check brake function
Check shock pressure, if applicable
Adress:
Check for loose bolts and tighten, if necessary
Check headset and tighten / loosen, if necessary
zip/ country :
Thoroughly clean pivot points with a rag (do not lubricate)
Replace brake pads, if necessary
Phone:
Check tires for wear
Check spoke tension and retention, if necessary
E-mail:
Check chain for worn, damaged, or loose links, replace chain if necessary
Complete tune-up performed by an authorized FOES dealer
Serial#:
Bike model:
TORQUE
We have attached a brief list of torque specifications for bolts and
components that may need to be tightened while performing basic maintenance.
This is just a guide. For specific torque, specifications,
please contact the component manufacturer directly.
Size /color :
Purchased Price:
Purchased day :
B.B cups
300 - 360
Pivot Bolts
125 - 150
Shock Bolts
80
- 95
Seatpost Binder Bolt
150 - 180
Disc Attachment Bolts
45
- 55
Saddle Clamp Bolts
175 - 250
Discbrake mounting Bolts / Adaptor Bolts
100 - 110
Rear Derailleur
70 - 86
Derailleur Hanger Bolts M4
Front Derailleur Clamp
45 - 60
Handlebar Binder Bolt
150 - 180
Chainring Bolts
88 - 132
Stem Binder Bolt
175 - 260
Caution:
25 - 30
advances have made bicycles and bicycle components more complex,
and the pace of innovation is increasing.
FOES
you are adjusting.
In order to help minimize the chances of injury, do not perform any maintenance that you are no
Purchased from :
Built with :
Shaver/F275/SV29-FOX Float CTD adjust
8.5”x 2.5”/
216mm x 63mm
Your frame accepts a 8.5”x2.5”shock. We can’t warranty damage caused by use of an incorrect other shock.
Please contact the shock manufacture if you have any warranty issues with your shock.
23-28%
14-18mm
63mm
1. AIR PRESSURE
4. COMPRESSION DAMPING
the main air spring controls the sag of the shock.
For the SV to ride properly it is important to
setup the shock with the correct amount of sag.
For general riding the SV works best with
25-30 % (16-19mm ) of shock sag. to increase
the sag reduce the main spring air pressure.
to reduce the sag increase the main spring air
pressure.
the compression dampening has three levels
of adjustment and is controlled by the blue
lever on the shock.the “climb” mode engages
the “trail” mode
engages a moderate low-speed compression
and bike control, on various riding terrain.
Finally, the “descend” mode sets the low-speed
compression setting to fully open, for maximum
bike control and shock absorbency on steep,
aggressive descents.
2. SAG
Once you have set your baseline air pressure you
need to measure the sag.to measure the sag
slide the travel indicator (O- ring) up against the
shock body. w ith a friend supporting the bike,
sit on the saddle (do not bounce) and allow your
body weight to compress the shock. Once you
have compressed the shock, get off the bike
and measure the distance between the shock
body and the new position of the travel indicator
(O-r ing).this is your sag.
5. TRAIL ADJUST
the trail adjust dial controls the “trail” mode low
speed compression adjustment. it has three
levels of adjustment and is controlled by the
black dial on the shock body. turning the dial
clockwise increases low speed compression
damping, making the shock feel stiffer under low
speed compressions. turning the dial counterclockwise will decrease low speed compression
damping, making the shock feel softer under low
speed compressions. p lease note this adjustment
only affects the shock performance while riding in
“trail” mode.
3. REBOUND
the rebound adjustment has 14 clicks of adjustment.
the rebound knob is the red adjustment dial located
above the blue crompression damping adjustment lever.
as a general rule, adjustments that are too fast
(counter-clockwise adjustment) will produce a springy
ride with excessive kick-up of the rear end causing
a bucking sensation.a djustments that are too slow
(clockwise adjustment) will cause packing of the rear
wheel indicated by a sluggish ride feeling ride.
s lower rebound- turn the knob clockwise
Faster rebound- turn the knob counter-clockwise
A IR SPRIN G SETTIN G S [ Reference Data ]
Rider Weight (lbs)
120
130
140
150
160
170
180
190
200
210
(kg)
55
59
63
68
73
77
82
86
90
95
Air Pressure (psi)
120
130
140
150
160
170
180
190
210
220
SA G SETTIN G S
Sag %
Measured (mm)
*E XTERNAL
25
15
A DJUSTMENTS
30
Rebound
5 Clicks
.19.
compression damping
based on terrain
Trail adjust
Position 2
*a ll clicks are counted clockwise, rotating from the all the way out or counter - clockwise dial position.
A FINAL WORD
Foes and Curnutt make the finest and toughest framesets and suspensions
in the world, capable of standing up to the fastest pro riders and the most
brutal courses in competition. But, what our frames don’t hold up to is... igno
rance, neglect and abuse. Many of the frames, shocks and forks returned to
Foes for “Warranty” issues are clearly problems due to ignorance of the
important information contained in this instruction manual (and a little
common sense).
Therefore, it is vitally important that you read this manual thoroughly, follow
its instructions, ride your bicycle as was intended, maintain and respect your
Foes frameset, and ask for help from our technical department when ques
tions arise. Following these guidelines will allow you to get the most perfor
mance and longevity from your Foes and Curnutt products.
62N, SierraMadre Blvd, Pasadena CA91107 U.S.A.
Tel: 626-683-8368 Fax: 626-683-8622
www.foesracing.com
info@foesracing.com
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