The bike still isn't finished, but there is some serious progress.
City Jets, new crankset (finally ditched that basic Deore), new rear shock ... yup, we're getting there.
First proper run today, and only some minor teething problems.
Just a few more minor details to sort out. The XT QR skewers can't handle the braking power. they slip, causing the wheel to move on the left side and hence making the disc rub against the outer brake pad.
I reckon a set of TranzX security skewers will sort that out. They can handle a lot more clamping force than the XT ones and won't slip. I have a spare set in chrome, but I'm pretty sure the Schmolke prefers black.
Once that's done, I need to shorten the brake lines and figure out what I'll do in terms of front lighting and computer.
I'll also have to look into getting a new cassette. currently there's a 45T difference between small-small and big-big, while the rear mech only has a 43T capacity.Speclist :
Frame : Schmolke Scandium FS, limited edition, dark blue ano
Fork : RS Reba RL, 100mm with poplock
Shock : Fox Float CTD Evoltion with TFtuned heavy-duty bushings
Headset : No idea
Stem : KCNC Team Issue, 110mm, 6° rise
Top cap : KCNC Lite
spacer : KCNC hollow spacer 5mm
Handlabar : KCNC SC Bone, 31.8 x 660mm
Grips : Aerozine XG1.0 lock-on grips
Bar Ends : KCNC BE1
Saddle : Selle Italia Q-bik
Seat Post : KCNC Ti-Pro Lite 27.2 x 350
Seat Clamp : KCNC SC11
Brakes : Formula RX20 with FCM and lever reach adjust
Rotors : Hope Saw 180mm front and rear
Formula Center lock to 6-bolt adapter
Shifters : Shimano Deore XT M770 3x10
Front mech : Shimano Deore XT M770
Rear mech : Shimano Deore XT M780 SGS Shadow
Crankset : KCNC K-type XC2 Triple, 172.5mm, 44-32-22
Chain : Shimano HG90
Cassette : Shimano Deore XT 11-34
BB : KCNC
Hubs : Shimano Deore XT
Skewers : Shimano Deore XT, soon to be replaced with TranzX security skewers.
Spokes : DT Swiss, stainless
Rims : Alex DP-17 disc
Tyres : Schwalbe City Jet 26x1.95" blackwall
Valve covers : KCNC
Bottle holder : Lezyne
Bottle holder screws : KCNC
Pedals : NC-17 S-pro Trekking
Wheelbase : 107 cm (42 1/8")
Travel : 100 / 140 mm (4" / 5.5")
Weight : 11.3kg (24.9lbs).