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Finished assembling the Iron Horse Sinister

Old 02-14-04, 12:29 AM
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Finished assembling the Iron Horse Sinister

I finally had some time tonight to put together the Iron Horse Sinister.

I'll get a picture of it tommorrow.

Here's the Parts spec.

2002 Iron Horse Sinister Frame: 7005 Aluminum, size 17"
2002 Marzocchi Z1 FR QR20 Dropoff: Need stiffer springs (on order)
FSA 1.5" Headset. Would prefer my Chris King, but alas it's 1-1/8"
Race Face Diabolous Stem: 50mm
Easton EA50 Riser Bar: 2" Rise
Hayes Hydrualic HFX(? - Can't remember the model) Disc brakes front and rear
Sachs 8-speed shifter (compatico with Shimano Rear Derailleur): Rear Only!
Generic seatpost
Serfas Saddle (don't know the model)
Profile Racing Chromoly Cranks: 175mm
Shimano 646 Platform/SPD pedals
Race Face Bash Guard and 32/22 rings: Standard spacing
Sram PC-69 Chain w/Power link
Shimano LX rear Derailleur
Shimano LX 8-speed Cassette (didn't check ratio, but I'm guessing an 11-32)
Profile Racing Hubs laced to Mavic D321 rims.
Right now I've got my Nokian Gazzalodi tires, but will probably change these out to a tire with more of a rounder profile, the Gazzi's are really square and give a wierd feedback at the bars, like it fights you to turn. I'll probably throw on my WTB 2.4 Motoraptors.

Also, I'm not running a front shifter. I had one, but the clamp dia. was wrong. I may order one if I can find one relatively inexpensive.

I bought the frame/fork/headset off of eBay for under $300. Everything else came from the spare parts bin, or off of one of my other bikes. So, I ended up "borrowing" parts to make it work. If everything were new, (which it's NOT!), this build-up would be in the $1500-$1800 range. Out of pocket $300!

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Nice! Building bikes are so much fun!
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That will be a cool bike a2. You'll like the Z1, I have one with standard dropouts on my Cove. We need pics!
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Originally Posted by MikeOK
We need pics!
what mike said... pics! pics! pics! pics!
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