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Old 04-16-09, 04:21 PM   #3126
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You got it , good observation
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Old 04-16-09, 04:35 PM   #3127
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Yeah I see what you mean, I took the picture right after I assembled the bike, didn't pay attention to where the chain was, other than the pedals missing in the picture anyone notice something else missing?
it didn't come in the box with the bike and I can't ride it yet, any guesses.
The wheel reflectors are still on... (just kidding).

Let us know how that new I-drive feels like to ride. Me likes to know
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Old 04-16-09, 10:22 PM   #3128
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Got my new ride finally built up... my first real ground-up build and my first set of good parts. I've been adjusting and reconfiguring for a couple weeks now, and with the X.7 derailleurs and the new brake levers, I'm good to go.



Should I be cleaning the upper parts of the fork regularly? The dirt rings of how far it compressed is kindof neat looking.
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Old 04-16-09, 11:24 PM   #3129
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New BB7's and a 185mm front rotor






Next up: New fork. Probably a Tora.
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Old 04-17-09, 06:29 PM   #3130
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My new toy

Retiring the old Rockhopper for a Blur XC. Got the whole bike for a steal on Chainlove for 1550.00 . Currently weighs 26.6 lbs. and will be my primary race bike. I haven't taken it on the trails yet since I have the cold from hell



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Old 04-17-09, 08:28 PM   #3131
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Feels just right with the manitou on it.
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Old 04-17-09, 08:44 PM   #3132
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Painkiller, that was a bargain! I love the BXC.
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Old 04-18-09, 12:17 AM   #3133
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New BB7's and a 185mm front rotor

I'm not entirely sure the pad contact area showing on your rotor is where it should be. Did you change the mount adaptor when you changed the rotor?

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I'm not entirely sure the pad contact area showing on your rotor is where it should be. Did you change the mount adaptor when you changed the rotor?
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I was looking at that too.

I do believe the adapter was changed. The brakes were fitted by a bike shop, I didn't do them, myself.
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Old 04-18-09, 06:34 AM   #3135
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Needs just one more shim underneath imo.
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That's actually about right.
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I added another metal washer/spacer on the mount today, fixed the problem.

I actually had an issue with the outer edge of the rotor scraping the caliper itself after a hard brake, so the extra washer moved it out enough to fix that problem too.
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Old 04-19-09, 05:39 AM   #3138
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Feels just right with the manitou on it.
Looks good, as always. What did you use o strip it? I'm thinking of stripping my panic.
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Old 04-22-09, 12:27 PM   #3139
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My new bike. Just finished building it yesterday.

Frame is 20" 2009 Vassago Jabberwocky. I'm loving it so far - only one ride though

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^^sweet looking bro.
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29er?
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Old 04-23-09, 09:57 AM   #3142
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oh yeah
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Old 04-23-09, 12:14 PM   #3143
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That is pretty PIMP nacho.
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Thanks

I'm pretty stoked about it. This is my first build, first time I got to choose all the parts. I went with XT hubs and stans rims, king headset, juicy 5s, truvativ gxp 1.1 cranks, surly 19t cog, raceface seat post and an azonic stem. It came in at 24.04 lbs.

I've ridden it once so far (Tuesday). My legs haven't been this sore since my first ride in 2006
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Looks good, as always. What did you use o strip it? I'm thinking of stripping my panic.
2 cans of spray on paint stipper.
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Old 04-23-09, 06:48 PM   #3146
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New shoes for the bike. Would have loved to get another set of mountain kings but, couldn't turn the minions down.

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Good God man...one day MtnKings, next day Minions...one day a Tora, next day a Manitou, and then a Tora.

I seriously can't hang with ya dogg.
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P.S. I've discovered I'm a bigger flipper than you.

I'm on a set of 2.4" Supersonic's as we speak. I've gone all sorts of upside down.
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Sadly the mtnkings I cut down the other day, and I pulled an operator error on the manitou, by having a post tab strip on it.
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Explain "cut down".
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