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 Post subject: New Big boys toy
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 4:20 pm 
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this arrived at 1pm and I couldnt resist throwing it together, with what was left over from the Scott
The fork is a 130 which should retain its 68.5 head angle

I think it looks nice - just hope it rides nice!

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Jobs to do:
fit longer hose to M975 rear brake
Fit M975 rear mech
Swap hose on front M975 brake
buy a 140mm fork
fit crud


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 9:22 pm 
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Is that a 29er? If so I have a boxed 140mm Pike in near new condition, complete with maxle, first service kit, pump, instructions, 4 bottomless tokens with a long tapered steerer tube. Details, sizes, price and pics if your interested.


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 Post subject: Re: New Big boys toy
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 9:33 pm 
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I would like a coil pike but its 26" wheels


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 9:35 pm 
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OK, thanks for getting back, GLWT search and enjoy the Yeti.


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 Post subject: Re: New Big boys toy
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 7:28 am 
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yep first ride the other night - not enough air in the shock so I will set up properly today

but even so I was super impressed by how silky smooth and laterally stiff it was -


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 Post subject: Re: New Big boys toy
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:08 pm 
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Update

Neither silver fish or Yeti Technical have a any clue about the fixings for the gear cable - all they came up with was "zip" tie it to the brake hose.

I might aswell have gone into halfords and asked them!

Back to a DIY bodge

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:49 pm 
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Giant bikes used a plastic shim affair that goes around the cable and takes it to the correct size for those guides.
It may be worth finding a local Giant dealer to see if they have some.
Bike looks great.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:21 am 
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I think you need a couple of these for your cable/hose:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bicycle-Cabl ... 2663488981

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100p-MT ... 72169.html


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 Post subject: Re: New Big boys toy
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:54 am 
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fotorat1 wrote:
but its 26" wheels



8) 8) Good. Still the best


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 Post subject: Re: New Big boys toy
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:45 pm 
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I have given up on the cable management and just zip tied it all up

Put a few miles on it with a drop zone saddle lever dropper - but it now has brandx remote fitted with thomson lever and race face noodle. the brandx cable return is a bit slow - so I am going to add a spring into the seat tube side plate thing to make it return quicker.

Also popped the 150mm forks in which suit it much better.

and fitted M97nn dual control

So far it has done better than I imagined - I even had it up to 38MPH last week!

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