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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:14 pm 
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IT’S ALIVE, ALIVE I TELL YOU! I have created a monster! :evil:

OK so with that out of my system here’s an update on the build, she is finally a rolling chassis and I now have a good idea of what direction this build is going.

The frame has been to the powder coaters and is now finished in RAL 7002 Olive Grey. The finish isn’t too bad but there are some signs of pitting to the Ali showing through but not a bad job and best of all free :D .

I have started building it up now and fitted the Monster Ts. Good God they are tall and HEAVY!, this thing is more nose heavy that the illegitimate offspring of Barry Manilow and Barbara Streisand but then its supposed to be gravity assisted.

Next up is to strip down the Hope M4s, polish and the refurb them.

I am undecided on the gear set up yet 1 x 9, 1 x 10, 2 x etc etc, but as this will be thrasher rather than pure DH I probably will need a granny ring.

The wheels will probably get swapped for something a little lighter.

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More to follow in due course


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:46 pm 
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Frame: Orange MR O (Circa 2000) refinished in RAL 6002 Olive Green

Fork: 99 Marzocchi Monster T

Headset: Hope black
Stem: Spank Spike
Handlebar: DMR Wingbar at the moment
Grips: Superstar flanged lock-on’s (Black with Root beer lockrings)
Barends: N/A

Brakes: Original Hope M4s
Brake Pads: Hope
Brake Hose: Hope
Brake Levers: Hope Pro (closed)

Shifters: non yet
Front Derailleur: non yet
Rear Derailleur: non yet
Derailleur Cables: non yet
Cassette: non yet
Chain: non yet
Cranks: Middleburn RS7 Isis 165mm (Black)
Crank Bolts:
Chainrings: Middleburn 22/36/xx
Chainring bolts:
Bottom Bracket: Superstar IRB ISIS
Pedals: Superstar Nano (Root beer)

Hub Skewers: Rear Hope Front 20mm through axle
Rims: Mavic En321
Hubs: Hope Bulb
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres: Maxxis High Roller – front 2.7 60a. Rear 2.5 42a Super Tacky
Tubes: Michelin DH

Saddle: Charge Spoon (Brown)
Seatpost: Thomson Elite (Black)
Seatpost Binder: Bontrager (Brown)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:15 pm 
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It's definitely an ANIMAL :twisted:

Colour was a good choice, something different. Can't help thing it needs some Black decals on it though to break it up a bit.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:42 am 
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Cheers Earl,

I fancied something a little different colour wise from the original black.

You're right about the decals though, the tubes/box sections on the beastie are huge and definatley need breaking up a little.

I am in two minds whether to go to Orange direct and see what they can supply decalwise or whether I get Gil to do something a bit more custom.

Does anyone no if Gil's sabatical is over yet, he told me November time when I last contacted him?


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Thats cool bud :lol:

Bright orange decals or see if Gil can do some in a cammo effect :D

Lovely! :wink:

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Enid_Puceflange wrote:
...see if Gil can do some in a cammo effect :D Gc


There's a thought. Maybe some kind of jungle camo? That would look different, but go with the main colour of the frame. Sounds a plan that!


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Lookin good 8) 8) defo needs some decals though, will keep an eye out for the finished bike.


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