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Should i get the frame Powdercoated Black?
Yes, do it black and fill it with nice gold hope bits 52%  52%  [ 16 ]
No, keep it as it 48%  48%  [ 15 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:31 pm 
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so, that BB... heres the story
i have a set of Race Face Prodigy cranks that i had earmarked for this bike,
i needed to get a bottom bracket to suit them as the one i have is a 68mm,
but this frame is a 73mm shell, so todays search of all LBSs came up with zero
there isnt a 73mm shell bottom bracket on the fylde coast for sale

so..

i took the Race Face Ride XC and Hope external BB off my Saracen Tufftrax,
the Prodigys and standard BB went on to replace them
this way i get a little closer to finishing this build (or at least getting it rideable)

also while out today i bought some grips to complete the front end set up
perhaps controversially some Ergon GP1-S, i've been toying with the idea of a pair of these for a while,
and after trying a pair it had to be done

i also picked up the rear disc i needed and got some red anodised valve caps for my MountainCycle Moho
next job will be facing the Sharkfin adapter with the Hope Spot facing tool
as there is quite a lot of rub and no adjustment for the caliper
also the tyres went on today, i had them already as they came off my Boardman FS Team when i replaced them with some Maxxis Ignitors

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:00 pm 
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Hi ML,
Can I just check - there's a big washer both sides of where the chainstay mounts to the frame?

I had a look at the bearings in my chainstay - they have Enduro 6000RS on them. Checked a few places - ChainReaction sell super-duper 6000LLB for £28 EACH!
But I reckon the place to go is good ole BETD - a couple of 6000 2RS are £7 for the pair - much easier on the wallet!
There are other bearing-type places that also sell these - but they actually work out about the same at BETD - and I'd rather buy from them


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:08 pm 
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there looks to be a washer on both sides between the frame lug and the chainstay


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:08 pm 
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got a pair of those grips on my other half's GT that used to belong to me, Loz. I think they're amazingly comfortable, especially for the longer rides.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:05 pm 
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tonights job:
Facing the rear disc mount
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i borrowed Spot from work
(the hope spot facing tool)
now the mounts are aligned parallel to each other and to the rotor :)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:34 pm 
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ok,
today saw a slight change of plan with the rear disc.
i didn't think the 180mm rotor looked right, so i have put an avid 165mm rotor on and a hope mono mini off my Saracen, the M4 has gone onto that.


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also today the postie brought a black 34.9 Hope seatclamp from Khane and a 34.9 FD-M750 from Brocklanders023 so that means i can complete the build.

after a rummage in my spares box for some outer cable and some coloured cable ties here is the finished bike


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no doubt it will evolve slightly as it gets used, or if the right parts come up :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:59 pm 
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now get out and ride it.

i honestly cannot fault my 98 FSR it rides so well
it could perhaps do with a shock upgrade but the rockshox on it still works.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:52 pm 
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I've got a hose guide for the front end and a blanking bolt for the right hand seat stay brake pivot delivered from chainreactioncycles
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:00 pm 
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I had to tap out the frame for the M10 brake blanking bolt as one of the previous owners has forced in a narrower threaded brake post making a mess, all good again now though :)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:37 pm 
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have you riden it yet ??


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