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Old 06-29-06, 07:37 AM
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Doing a fun-bike buildup

Well, as a result of a very emotionally trying 2 weeks, I've been needing a project, so I'm taking the spare MTB parts I have and attaching them to this. It'll be an interesting look and it'll be nice to have a bike that I'd have fun trying to break!
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Cool, nothing like a new build to take your mind off things. What's the finished product gonna look like?
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Old 06-29-06, 08:19 AM
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just did the garage sweep for parts to build a used frame i found...had to buy a few things, but most of the components were in the baskets...nice to have bits of the old bikes back on the road...

Bought:

Seatpost: Thompson Elite
Saddle: WTB Speed She Race
Tires: Kenda Nevegal 2.1
Headset: Cane Creek SC1
Shimano stainless steel cables
Shimano cable housing

Found in Garage:

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Shifters: Shimano Deore
Brakes: Hayes HMX-2 Mechanical Disk, 6" rotors
Handlebar: Alloy XC Riser
Wheels: DYY Oversize Doublewall
Grips: Fuji
Chain: Shimano 9 Speed
Cog set: Sram 7.0 11-32 9 Speed
Peddles: Wellgo Oversize Aluminum Flats with Pins

Came with Frame:

Fork: Fox 130mm Talas Float RLC
Shock: Fox Extra Volume Float R
Chain Ring: Race Face Forged with Bashguard and Evolve XC Cranks
Bottom Bracket: Race Face SRX
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Originally Posted by gastro
Cool, nothing like a new build to take your mind off things. What's the finished product gonna look like?
It's going to be a mish/mash of parts, but here is the basic rundown. I don't have all the exact stuff since I'm doing it from memory.

Frame: Nashbar Steel XC Frame

Drivetrain:
Acera 7 spd EZ Fire Brake/Shifters
Noname ebay 42/34/24 Crankset
Wellgo SPD pedals
SRAM PC-48 Chain
Alivio Bottom Pull FD
Acera RD
SR Suntour 11-30 7 Spd Cassette (I have 3 extra of these--bought 4 on e-bay for $5 each sometime back)

Wheels:
Mavic X221 Rims
Acera 7 Spd rear hub (Parralax)
Formula Front Hub
All built by me (spare set)
KHS Stock tires by Kenda

Brakes:
Tektro V-Brake

Fork:
InSync 586

Seatpost:
Suntour XC

Saddle:
KHS Stock saddle

Handlebar/stem:
Stock off of my KHS

Headset:
Marin labeled Tange headset

The only thing I'm buying are the cables from my LBS.
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WOW!
$45 for a frame. God bless those poor chinese orphans making 25 cents a day

Oh yeah, have fun with the build. I love that ****

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Originally Posted by Curt Kurt
WOW!
$45 for a frame. God bless those poor chinese orphans making 25 cents a day
Actually, just got back from the place--visiting and living in villages in the north central region. The bigger threat to those orphans is not the sweat shops--which aren't nearly as common in the PRC as Thailand--but the bosses of the beggar cartels.
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Sounds like a fun project! Good luck!

My bud and I are creating a trials bike with an old bmx frame...but we have to work with canadian teenager pocket change!
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Frame came in this morning. I should have it built by Wedensday. I'll post some pics of the rig.
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OK, here is a pic of the almost complete build. The only thing it's missing is the FD because my Alivio FD is 31.8mm and I need a 28.6. I've got a Tourney 28.6 (I know it's Tourney, but hey, it's front derailleur!) on the way.

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Originally Posted by evanatorx
My bud and I are creating a trials bike with an old bmx frame...
That won't work.
Trials frames are much, much longer than bmx frames.



You also probably won't be able to put a decent rear brake on the bmx bike.

The fork on the bmx would be too short, and mod trials bikes have a 19 inch rear wheel, not 20.

And we can't forget the stem/bars combo that's completely different.
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deore on a blur is just wrong. it aint right. i think baby jesus just cryed
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