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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:34 pm 
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So I picked up this bike....


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:43 pm 
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So far I've stripped it, binned the u/s items & dug around for bits & bobs, we've brought, scrounged & sourced...
Lx front & rear mech, zoom stem, new bb, panaracer xc fires, choice of dry Exage pedals needing paint or victor dx style, good used headset, a few bolts
We've salvaged...
Wheels, seatpost, forks (although needed painting & are now totally the wrong colour!) 400 lx crank (for the moment) Slr brake levers, Slr cantis.
Probably not the best start, but we've all got to start somewhere!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:16 pm 
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hope it comes together for you. sounds like a bit of a mixed bag of parts!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:32 pm 
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Yep, I'm kind of building it from what I had lying about & what it hinted at, went for the zoom stem as it had a zoom cable router screwed onto the forks.
Goodness only knows what I'll end up with!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:23 am 
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sounds like a fun project - not too many constraints.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:59 am 
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Great project is that, a rare find indeed. If you ever sell let me know. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:54 pm 
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overnight the paint on the forks reacted to some thing so had another go today, still the wrong colour & now with a true handcan finish, I don't know about orange, the finish looks like an orange! So looks like I'll be flatting the lacquar back & popping on a couple more coats.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:41 pm 
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So work continues & my limited knowlege of all things mtb is begining to show :oops:
fitted the new bb today, went in lovely although I'm now thinking I could have used a better part, it's a un26 even I know this is pretty low grade but it was the only model near the cs21 (122.5) I took out I've also change the crank for an m730 so before fitting the bb I was directed by a pal to the S. Brown site which seemed to direct me to the 122/ 123 length again, or maybe I've got it all wrong :facepalm:
Also realised the headset I was planning to re-use doesn't take the standard 1" caged bearings most others seem to (it just had loose bearings when I dismantled it) so looks like I'll have to replace that too.
I really need to brush up on my knowlege as I'm floundering!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:37 am 
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All ball bearing headsets came caged. You don't need the cages, but they help. When servicing I remember we used to ditch the cages. I have more time now so tend to keep them for ease. The XT M730 chain set takes a 122.5 so you are fine with that. Good luck with the build! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:42 pm 
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Headset fitted & forks now on, good gracious they are SO the wrong colour but I suppose as bad as they are it's better than flaking paint over rust :lol:
Canti's also on, so need to find a set of black zoom bars or fit it up withthe painted set of hl /nl? bars I have handy.


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