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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:58 pm 
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Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire.
This is my pride and joy. I don't have much money these days with all this credit crunch kerfuffle so this will have to do :)
I bought this bike from ebay a few months ago for £200 which at the time I thought was a decent deal until I got my hands on it. On the first ride of it I rode off a curb outside of my workplace and the back wheel banged on the seat tube. Weird I thought but upon closer inspection something didn't seem right. The Forks where pointing the wrong way and the whole bike seemed to be at a really slack state. so, after trawling the internet for a reason why it would be like this i noticed that there was 2 different types of shock for the Jekyll with one being shorter than the other and there being a distinct difference in where the thread was located on the body. After a little discussion with my boss he suggested having the thread chased further up the shocks body and he knew someone who would do it for me so i raced round to see him before he closed that friday and he did the work for me.
After i fitted the shock there was a huge improvement albeit not the improvement i was looking for. Anyway i rode it around in this state for a month or so intil i eventually found a shock on Ebay that was the right one :D
When I fitted the new shock and a new set of bearings i was instantly amazed and continue to be amazed on how smooth a ride it is.
Other things i have replaced was a shorter stem as the reach was a tad to long with the one i got with it some grips and a saddle amongst other little maintainance parts such as cables and brake pads.
I know the bike is advancing in age and has a few blemishes but it also has it's own character :)
one thing i have noticed which mystifies me is on sunday i took it out for a ride and i noticed the forks where getting stiffer as the day went on and the only thing i can think of is that the grease in the forks is solidifying in the cold :?


Frame: Cannondale Jekyll 500 (2003)

Fork: Pace RC36 Carbon

Headset: Cane Creek
Stem: Easton Vice
Handlebar: Bontrager
Grips: Spank lock-on
Barends: N/A

Brakes: Shimano XT
Brake Pads: Shimano XTR copies
Brake Cables: Cheapys
Brake Levers: Shimano LX

Shifters: Shimano LX
Front Derailleur: Shimano LX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano LX
Derailleur Cables: Clarks Teflon
Cassette: Shimano LX 9spd
Chain: KMC gold chain
Cranks: Shimano LX
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Shimano
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket:???
Pedals: DMR V8

Hub Skewers: Shiamno LX
Rims: Mavic
Hubs: Shimano LX Silent Clutch
Nipples: Some nice looking copper ones
Spokes: ??
Tyres: Specialized
Tubes: ???

Saddle: Madison Flux
Seatpost:??
Seatpost Binder: WCS

Weight: Not amazingly light but deffo not heavy

Thanks for reading about my bike and if you see me out and about on it give me a wave :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:22 pm 
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Shock is an odd one isn't it!

Great all-rounder the Jekyll, nice bike :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:04 pm 
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i miss my jekyll, was a great all rounder.

enjoi 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:05 pm 
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Yeah it's quite weird about the shock and i'm glad i over came that problem because at first i was a little distraught that i had been done over and i don't like to kick up a fuss much so i just got on with it.
Indeed it is a great all rounder and a total joy to ride :D


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Nice bike.

Those saddles are as good as charge spoons too. Nice build.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:00 pm 
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8) great!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:02 pm 
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Thats a cool bike, did you buy it with the pace forks fitted? Any idea what headset it uses?
Just picked up a jekyll this morning with the usual sticky headshok.


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