Have you ever built a bike by accident ?
I have . I never really intended this bike to be this bike . I just happened to have all of these parts lying around . the frame was a moral spare to my cream one I cut bits off . It appeases the mind to know of at least one original . The forks are just as good as it gets , the wheels were from another bike and all the other parts were spare or off other bikes I decided to strip down due to lack of use .
One day a few mates mentioned chicksands and I figured , yeah , I reckon I can throw a bike together in an evening , the day before . It was a sound theory based on having at least two whole bikes worth of parts that I knew of .
So happened the blue trailstar
Single ratio and only a rear brake makes it a dirt bike . Little to bend or break when you need to bail off quickly .
Everything except the tyres , chainring and grips were available in 1998 . not intentional , just the way it went . The end of the 90s were a good time for me
Frame - early disc mount spec original trailstar in blue , with mtb bb and horizontal dropouts
Forks - 1998 z1 bombers , 110 travel , desperately need a service
Headset - fsa
Stem - xlite , steve peat signature dho
Bars - world force in 2" rise , black
Wheels - dmr revolver hubs , 36 dt revolution spokes , mavic ex721 rims ( exactly the same as d521 ) bolt on
Tyres - front spesh purgatory 2.2 . rear spesh fast track 2.0
Cranks - middleburn rs7 , polished but could do with a buff
BB - shimano un something , I think 113mm
Chain - 1/8 kmc
Freewheel - acs 16 tooth
Chainring - surly stainless 36 tooth
Grips - gusset . will change for odi longneck when they turn up
Lever - cheap tektro . I think it came off my kona smoke
Brake - tektro rbp
Cable - nokon . polished . will never polish a cable again
Pedals - original dmr v8 in orange
Seatclamp - cheap black quick release
Seat post - dmr
seat - dmr
"It also has a seat. I don’t use it, but you probably will for the first few years until you build up the muscle."