Bit more work on the Lopes today...
New bars fitted and cut down by 30mm (780m on a hardtail is too much, however I don't want to cut them down too much as I want the contact poinst to feel as similar as possible to my SX Trail), steeer cut down and rear brake aligned - it could do with a rebleed though.
The bottom bracket is toast - I took the seals off and the non-drive side is siezed solid. The bit that is spinning is the plastic insert that the axle sits in. Doesn't look like it'll make its first ride this weekend.
Still need to fiddle with the chainline and fit the front brake and new hose.
Managed to take it for a quick bast up and down the road - doesn't feel too bad at all. It is very short though.
I think the M4's will be up for sale pretty soon - I'll give them a ride or two to see how they are first, but so dar I'm not convinced.
Here are a few very rubbish pictures...
Full spec is:
Frame - 2005 Brian Lopes 4X Frame (medium)
Forks - 2003 Marzocchi Z1 Freeride, 130mm travel
Headeset - Crank Brothers Iodine AM (to be fitted)
Stem - 50mm Race Face Diabolus
Bars - Answer Pro Taper DH 780 (cut to 750mm)
Grips - Imperial Products Lock On
Post - FSA
Saddle - Charge Spoon, cromo rails
Shifter - Sram X9
Rear Mech - Sram X9 (medium cage)
Cassette - 11 - 28 Ultegra
Chain - Sram PC990
Cables - Goodridge
Cranks - Race Face Diabolus
Chainring - 36 tooth Blackspire DH ring
Chain Device - Blackspire C4
Brakes - Hope M4 (185 / 165 rotors, Superstar hoses)
Wheels - Hope Bulbs on Mavix D321
Tyres - Conti Rubber Queen 2.2 (steel)
Sorry for the really long post! Will get some better pics up soon.
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