Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-22-03, 01:03 AM   #1
BikeTyke
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 114
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New bike already?

Call me crazy but I really want a new bike already. I bought a C'Dale F800 in May and I'm already looking to get a FS. On the trails I'm seeing lots of people with FS bikes and how much fun they are having with them. I reaaaly want one.
So this is my plan. I want to get a Santa Cruz Heckler with 5th Element shock and maybe Maverick Fork. Then I'd take my C'dale appart and put all of it's componients on the SC. This way I'd only have to buy a front wheel, BB, head set, and stem. Then overtime, I'd slowly rebuild my C'dale to make it a sub 23 lb XC bike. Does this sound like a good plan or am I just suffering from Rear shock envy? But a SC Heckler for under $2500 CAN sounds pretty tempting!
BikeTyke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-03, 01:06 AM   #2
Maelstrom 
Wood Licker
 
Maelstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Whistler,BC
Bikes: Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
Posts: 16,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think you are suffering from dually envy. But you plan is a valid one as long as you don't forget about the ht
Maelstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-03, 02:52 AM   #3
DiL
Senior Member
 
DiL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: US:AZ
Bikes:
Posts: 362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Isn't it still May?
DiL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-03, 07:54 AM   #4
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Things to find out before you move forward.

Cannodale uses a 27.2 mm seatpost. What is the Hecklers'?

Also, C'Dale has a 68x110 (usually) or a 68x112 bottom bracket. What is the threading and spindle length of the Heckler? It's either a 68 or a 72. The SC website should state what is required.

Likewise with the front derailleur. However, if going with a FR frame you may want to run a single chain ring up front with a chain quide. I like the Evil Guides.

These are 3 items you may have to purchase if not compatible. Fortunately, they are all relatively inexpensive items (or I should say, CAN BE inexpensive).

Why the new front wheel? Does the Maverick fork require a 20 mm thru axle mounting?

Why the Maverick fork? My verdict is still out on this fork, but IMO, the Heckler frame would be better suited with a 5" travel single crown like a Z.1, a Psylo and their ilk. If you go this route, you can get one with a standard drop-out and use both your wheels. I will add, I started using a 20 mm thru axle and LOVE IT, I'll never go back to a standard. But, I'm a 230 lb rider!


Good Luck.

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-03, 08:55 AM   #5
Chi
Rides with Cows
 
Chi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Fixing a flat
Bikes: Trek 7000
Posts: 1,232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by DiL
Isn't it still May?
w3rd.
__________________
Chi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-03, 08:57 AM   #6
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
AOLese Alert, AOLese ALERT!!!!!!

Attack, ATTack, ATTACK!!!

j/k (oops, now you got me doing it!)

L8R (Dern, there I go again)
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-03, 09:01 AM   #7
Chi
Rides with Cows
 
Chi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Fixing a flat
Bikes: Trek 7000
Posts: 1,232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
:confused:
__________________
Chi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-03, 09:09 AM   #8
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Smiley Alert, Smiley Alert!

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-03, 09:14 AM   #9
Chi
Rides with Cows
 
Chi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Fixing a flat
Bikes: Trek 7000
Posts: 1,232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Still don't get it ... sorry, i'm a little slow this morning.
__________________
Chi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-03, 09:19 AM   #10
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
o.k, you used AOL'ese (w3rd) and some here get upset about it and will send you to eternal damnation for using it! I was poking a little fun!

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-03, 09:33 AM   #11
Chi
Rides with Cows
 
Chi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Fixing a flat
Bikes: Trek 7000
Posts: 1,232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ah ... ok, i'll refrain from using that.
__________________
Chi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-03, 10:34 AM   #12
BikeTyke
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 114
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorry I meant March. And I'd need a new front wheel because of the lefty shock. It uses a system intigration hub. So instead of rebuilding the front wheel, I figure it would be easier to get a new one. Also I would probably still like a triple chain ring. I'd try and keep the bike under 30 lbs. I want it to be a go every where do anything bike.
BikeTyke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-03, 10:42 AM   #13
Kev
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 1,652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like a good plan to me, wouldn't the axle length for the BB be determined by the crankset used and not the frame?
Kev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-03, 08:28 PM   #14
B1105
Senior Member
 
B1105's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 592
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sweet plan if u have the money
B1105 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:31 AM.