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    Winter upgrades anyone?

    Recently read a thread over at MTBR, and thought I would start a similar one over here.

    What has the winter driven you to do change/upgrade/downgrade?/modify on your bike? With the past couple weeks of nothing but rain here in NorCal, my bikes are sitting in my stands at home, and I keep looking at them, noticing things that need to be changed/upgraded.

    It sucks.

    For the Blindside:
    Floating brake (means I have to rebuild my Hadley to 12mm)
    Tubeless
    Stripped the anodize off the cranks
    New saddle

    For the Fuel (got last week)
    Tires
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    White housing (fo sho!)
    Pedals

    Anyone else doing anything? Pics?

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    Nothing planned for the fisher. But I have a set of Speedplay Zero track sprint editions waiting for me at the shop.
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    I put a F-100 w Teralogic on the FSR XC, then moved the old F-100 RC to the Rockhopper.
    As a winter project, I picked up a Hard Rock frame that I'm going to build up with all the spare parts I've collected. I guess I'll flip it in the spring or give it to my brother-in-law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    Nothing planned for the fisher. But I have a set of Speedplay Zero track sprint editions waiting for me at the shop.
    Lucky! I wish my pedals would just work. I need to get a replacement spindle for my TIMEs, I need to call Crank Bros. again cause they sent me out the wrong warranty spindles for my Acids.

    I just put the 08 XT pedals on my Fuel, we'll see how they do. Haven't ridden SPD in about a year and a half.

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    The 08 XT pedals own. I have my set on the fisher at the moment.
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    I have a Fox F100 RLC on it's way now...
    I just picked up a used Gunnar Rock Hound frame for a steal...
    Upgrading the front disc brake to an 8" rotor...

    Tomorrow I turn in my frame for chemical stripping (Dip), when I get it back it is off to get powder coated Candy Blue... I am still trying to decide on the decals... Waterford sells a replacement set for $45, but they would be hard to install and clear coat over.

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    +08 rlc.

    Just got a 08 rlc and my dragon team frame is on it's way. Probably getting a good set of bars and a thomson stem and a chris king headset too, probably in silver.
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    Only a seatpost change for my bike. Also ordered a couple of the new schwalbe RR tires, and some spares (pads, chains, and a middle chainring) for the summer.
    Last edited by erhan; 02-01-08 at 11:21 AM.
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    I think the Gran Mal is going to get a new frame, headset, stem, bars, grips, seatpost, saddle, wheelset, tires, drivetrain . . . .

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    I upgraded everything BUT tires, pedals and seat.. and I got a new pair of shoes.

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    Been thinking about building a single speed for getting around town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    I think the Gran Mal is going to get a new frame, headset, stem, bars, grips, seatpost, saddle, wheelset, tires, drivetrain . . . .
    Sounds the same as my trail bike...

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    Cleaned the spare room that I keep the bikes in.
    Does that count?

    Upgraded to a new bike just a couple months ago anyway.
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    Sure enough as soon as I said this, I went and ordered a set of Kenda Excavators
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    ^^The Imelda Marcos of tires

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    It summer over here, ill revive this thread in a few months.

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    Thinking of turning the HT into a single speed...just gotta get some stuff and if all goes well I should be rocking a SS HT on the trails.

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    My BMX bike received a few changes



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    I finally got around to cleaning my bikes up after my last ride... in October. Now they're ready for a little break in the weather for me to get out.

    Oh, and when I get my 29er SS, I am thinking about subing out the fork for a CF one, and the cranks for something lighter. Does any of this count?
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    Rebuilt my Yeti ASR, and put knew chris king / velocity wheel set on my titus, along with the new XTR shadow rear derailleur and new xtr rapid fire shifters, now I am really broke.

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    I'm thinking of changing my Kona Blast hard tail into a Surly Big Dummy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axo0oxa View Post
    Rebuilt my Yeti ASR, and put knew chris king / velocity wheel set on my titus, along with the new XTR shadow rear derailleur and new xtr rapid fire shifters, now I am really broke.
    I have the new XTR shadow and XTR shifters on my 575.
    The shadow isn't quite as smooth as my '07 XTR DR on the Intense, but who cares, the bling factor
    make it worth while. And you'll find quite often on the trial someone asks about it!
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    Upgraded the brakes to Hope Mono Mini w/floating rotors... I got the frame back from powder coating...


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    Thanks a lot! I wasn't going to upgrade anything, but now I wanna. <grumblespendmoneygrumblePUSHgrumbleXTRgrumble>
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    Quote Originally Posted by scelia View Post
    Upgraded the brakes to Hope Mono Mini w/floating rotors... I got the frame back from powder coating...
    What's a "floating rotor"?
    I would think if the rotor was not solidly attached to the hub, your
    braking would be compromised.

    PS: I have had the MONO MINI's for 4-5 years. Take my advice, carry an
    extra brake pad pin. if the clip comes off ( and I've seen it on more than one
    bike) you'll be down to one brake!
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