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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:02 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Norn Iron
Back in October I convinced the other half to come out with me on the bikes - one issue - she has no bike.

I have a Ghost Se which she can ride as I ordered it deliberately small as a semi xc/jumpable bike for the local trails, so I got he chance to indulge in something myself.
I had a notion for an LTS, but then this cropped up, albeit without the tyres, which were totally shot.

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and alongside the Ghost
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I swapped the turbotrainer wheel on, and threw my Crank Bros pedals on for a run, you can see the lovely weave in this one:

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the first thing to change was the pads, which I swapped out for Goodridge pads, and bought the mrs some red discs for the Ghost:
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I really didnt like the Rigida wheelset, which I felt wasnt in keeping, so bought some Mavic Crossrides, and floating rotors:

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I fitted an XT Cassette and some anodised rotor bolts too

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Then the woman bought me some carbon and ti for my Birthday :D

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I added some Ritchey Grips
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The Seatclamp seemed a bit crude so I bought this:
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One thing that niggled me were the Judy Airs - so off they came, and out came the big guns, Marzocchi All Mountain 150s

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Get Busy Time:

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I love it to bits - Its sat beside me in the spare room propped up against the TV :D

Today I bought some XT shifters, an XT Shadow Rear mech, some Blue Jockeys, and Blue jockey wheel bolts.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:06 am 
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That is looking like a very nice machine and I'm glad you changed the forks, those RS look weedy and old!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:42 am 
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Lovely frame that. Can't help but feel the forks are too much though. I'd have gone for some Pace FR forks to match the carbon. Maybe something with less travel.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:09 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks folks - The forks can be shortened to 120, but to be honest im revelling in the excess travel at the moment coming from the 120mm manitou Blacks on the Ghost. I may well tire of it at a later date though.

I had initially been looking at Pace's, however I noticed a common trend of all the ones on eBah being damaged, or knackered :s and I couldnt warrant the price of the bike again on a new set. However Im constantly trawling here and ebah, if the right set come up i'll be on it like a car bonnet.

I was bidding on a Sintesi Bazooka there until the seller retracted the auction. In a fit of rage I went and bought every single bolt for the bike in Titanium, chain bolts, shifter bolts the heap. Guess I may hold on to this and tart it up!

The new XT shifters are beaut - first time ive ever reached this high in the shimano range!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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the postman done good!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:31 pm 
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Ive still been tweaking away changing bolts out - today im gunna fit the XT shifters, rear mech, and discs...

I changed the chainring bolts out:
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lots of CNC / anodising going on:

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The discs on their box:

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ive never had new boxed shimano before so this is all quite novel for me:

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Im going to fit it all tonight then hopefully test ride it on new years day :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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finito!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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1st test run :D
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Its astoundingly compliant and feels quite 'mute'
It shocked me how far I could lean while still hitting things!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:23 am 
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you know how your pallet changes as you age...hate wine at 21 but then love it at 30, thats how i am with your bike!! I used to detest those Scotts but now, seeing yours makes me crave one!! What an awsome trail machine1 What does it weigh fully built?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:59 pm 
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I agree Chris - when I was a teen in the mid 90s the Scott product range was so far off my to do list as I was besotted by the more eccentric designs of DH bikes at the time. Yet now I want an Endorphin 'soft tail' so bad!!!
Must be that theyve aged fairly well by staying away from garish designs?


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