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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:34 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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I got hold of a free pair of rigid forks that were listed as 'broken', except they weren't (v-brake mounts were damaged, but they hold the arms just fine). I put them on the bike along with a new stem + bars combo and I think it looks amazing.

Pretty sure that's it for this build now, it feels great to ride. My only concern is the bb has started creaking. Could be that the cranks need tightening, but they don't feel at all loose or have any play in them. Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:43 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Now that it's finished:

Frame: 1998 Specialized Hardrock 17” Warm Silver

Fork: Kinesis Extra Light

Headset: FSA Orbit
Stem: Thomson Elite 90mm 5deg
Handlebar: Specialized aluminium 560mm
Grips: ODI Longneck lock-on
Barends: ODI

Brakes: Shimano XT M739
Brake Pads: Clarks cartridge
Brake Cables: Jagwire
Brake Levers: Shimano XT M739
Brake cable stop: Jtek

Cassette: Shimano DX CS-MX66 14t
Chain: KMC Z1
Cranks: Race Face North Shore XS Forged
Crank bolts: Race Face
Chainring: Surly stainless steel 31t
Chainring bolts: generic single speed
Bottom Bracket: Token campagnolo 68/73mm
Pedals: DMR V12 v2

Hub Skewers: Shimano XT M739
Rims: Mavic 220
Hubs: Shimano M737
Nipples: unknown
Spokes: unknown
Tyres: Specialized Nimbus EX 1.5”
Tubes: unknown

Saddle: San Marco Ponza
Seatpost: Kalloy Uno
Seatpost Binder: Specialized

Weight: uninterested


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:00 am 
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I like that, the fork looks kinda long for the frame, but if it rides ok then who cares?
Its got me thinking about single speeding my Hardrock now :?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:54 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Yeah, it does look a touch long I agree. Seems fine for what I'm using it for (rides along the coast with my partner and trips to the coffee shop).

Do it! The silence of singlespeed is amazing.


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