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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Nice bike...reminds me of the early Full Suss Konas...looks good. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:03 pm 
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Barneyballbags wrote:
See... Here it is, looming out of the morning fog..

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A great picture.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:07 am 
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So, I've been busy and the Hustler is now wearing a few new bits, with some more to come.

- I scored a pair of Fox F32 RLCs for the princely sum of £97 8) , so the RC40s have been sold.
- The RP3 rear shock (180 x 45) has been replaced by a slightly longer RP23 (190 x 54), so the rear travel has been increased.
- The disc rotors have been changed to some Alligator Windcutters (see the pic below).

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I had to get an adaptor for the forks so that I could use my IS mount brakes. My first port of call was Evans Cycles in Cardiff, who managed to sell me the wrong adaptor, despite me showing them a photo of the caliper and showing them the actual fork I wanted to mount it to. But the less said about those glorified sales reps the better.

I've now sourced the correct adaptor from CRC (getting an adaptor to fit an IS caliper to a post mount fork isn't easy!). The only trade-off was that the adaptor required me to get a 20mm larger disc rotor. So now I'll be running a 203 front, 160 rear. I bought a pair of Windcutter rotors so that they matched ;)


I'm toying with the idea of having the frame soda blasted, re-decaled and clear laquered. I wouldn't mind doing the same with the fork lowers & crown but can't be doing with the faff of taking them apart and putting them back together again!

Here are a couple of pictures of the bike as it is for now. I'm waiting on the new rotors to arrive, as well as the brake adaptor. As you can see, the longer rear shock has hardly made a difference to the angles :)

Sorry about the picture quality - I had to compress them quite a bit! :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:11 am 
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looks smart mate! glad the wheels and brakes are getting good use! ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:15 am 
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konaben82 wrote:
looks smart mate! glad the wheels and brakes are getting good use! ;)


I LOVE the wheels mate 8)

CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK!!! Now at least walkers can't say that they didn't hear me coming, and can't moan that I don't have a bell ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:00 am 
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Nice work on the forks...what a total bargain. I'm a big fan of Fox forks despite all theguff spouted about stanchion wear. My 2005 36's are fine, on their original stanchions and I never stick to the service intervals.

Did you nick th up on eBay?

The bike would look good raw and rough rather than polished to a shine.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:22 am 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
Nice work on the forks...what a total bargain. I'm a big fan of Fox forks despite all theguff spouted about stanchion wear. My 2005 36's are fine, on their original stanchions and I never stick to the service intervals.

Did you nick th up on eBay?

The bike would look good raw and rough rather than polished to a shine.


Yep, a raw finish was what I was thinking. I thought I might get it soda blasted and then clear lacquered without polishing it up first. I really want to do the same with the forks to give it a nice industrial look!

The forks didn't come from eBay, I got them from a police auction website. Most of the stuff on it is garbage but every now and again, a bargain comes along.

My best bargain from there was a mint condition 2011 Lapierre Zesty 514 frame, some Fox 36s with a FIT upgrade (which costs a fortune on its own) and a set of Hope Tech X2s for £400 :shock: - I made that money back just from selling the frame alone ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:25 am 
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Barneyballbags wrote:
konaben82 wrote:
looks smart mate! glad the wheels and brakes are getting good use! ;)


I LOVE the wheels mate 8)

CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK!!! Now at least walkers can't say that they didn't hear me coming, and can't moan that I don't have a bell ;)



hahaha ...if carlsberg made hubs eh? 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:30 am 
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Barneyballbags wrote:
Mindmap3 wrote:
Nice work on the forks...what a total bargain. I'm a big fan of Fox forks despite all theguff spouted about stanchion wear. My 2005 36's are fine, on their original stanchions and I never stick to the service intervals.

Did you nick th up on eBay?

The bike would look good raw and rough rather than polished to a shine.


Yep, a raw finish was what I was thinking. I thought I might get it soda blasted and then clear lacquered without polishing it up first. I really want to do the same with the forks to give it a nice industrial look!

The forks didn't come from eBay, I got them from a police auction website. Most of the stuff on it is garbage but every now and again, a bargain comes along.

My best bargain from there was a mint condition 2011 Lapierre Zesty 514 frame, some Fox 36s with a FIT upgrade (which costs a fortune on its own) and a set of Hope Tech X2s for £400 :shock: - I made that money back just from selling the frame alone ;)


That's ace.

There are a few guys on STW who have rawed their frames and then used a scourer to give it a really industrial look to good effect. There is a guy with a Reign who has done it and it looks ace. They've got away without the clearcoat but I think that depends on the type of aluminum. My other half's Chameleon is a pain and tarnishes really quickly whereas bikes I've previously stripped have been fine.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:32 am 
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My bad about the Lapierre frame I mentioned before - it was a 2010 Zesty 314. Still a bargain though, and look how quickly it sold when I put it up on here after being messed about on Pinkbike!

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