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 Post subject: Sunn xchox gp
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:43 am 
Dirt Disciple
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About 18 months ago I was lucky enough to be given an old sunn xchox gp.
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It should of looked the the photo above, but had been abused, the forks were a cheap set of yellow suntours, and a wheel was missing. So I took it apart (forgot to take pics before doing this) and vowed to rebuild/update the bike.
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The frame (above) was in pretty good nick apart from some wear marks, and a couple of worn bushes, so off it went to the powder coaters, along with the swing arms and some other bike bits, for a change of colour (below)
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I picked up a set of forks for another project that were sprayed white, then sat in the garage for 2 years, so will be fitting these. Am changing the groupset to shimano, with a clarks mechanical disc on the front an lx v-brakes in the rear. More updates to follow :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Sunn xchox gp
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:25 pm 
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Interesting. This will be the third of these I've ever seen, including my own and one on a train in France.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunn xchox gp
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:01 pm 
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Only one I've ever seen, and still waiting for some bits for it. Trying to get info out of sunn appears to be like getting blood from a stone!

A small update, have loosely put the rear together as awaiting new stainless bolts and an answer from sunn regarding new nylon bushings. Have started to run the cables, and have a small issue with the rear brake. The Halo combat rim would appear to be too wide for the lx v-brakes.
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Too be honest this has taken a back seat due to getting my work hack, and cruiser style bikes sorted
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Need to take the sunn to my lbs to get the bottom bracket chased out properly, the old one was a nightmare to get out, looks as though it may have been cross threaded at some point in it's past :( Then just continue putting it together, thinking of a 2x9 setup as can't see me using it too much.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunn xchox gp
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:41 pm 
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The new colour scheme on that Sunn looks really nice.

2x9 will get you up and down everything, apart from road work, you won't feel like you're missing anything.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunn xchox gp
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Nearly there, a few little things to finish, still need a headtube badge
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Windspeed bars/stem, deore shifters, xlc levers, skyway lock on grips, onza mongo3 headset
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Obsys rear shock (new bushes courtesy of my old man who builds miniature steam engines) xlc clamp, windspeed post, carrera saddle
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Suntour ??? forks, clarks mech caliper, airotor 160mm disc, gash skewer (will be replaced), weinmann front rim on promax hub
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avid rear v brakes, halo combat complete rear wheel
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Lx front mech (original),lx octalink bb, xt cranks with granny ring removed, biocleat combi pedals, sram pc971 chain
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Lx 34/11 cassette, lx rear mech, wtb prowler mx 2.1 tryes, mucky nutz front and rear fenders
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