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 Post subject: Kids pimped hardrock
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:51 am 
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After a failed attempt at a more retro build using an orange gringo frame, I found a specialised hardrock frame on Ebay and decided go to town with it.

Aside from.a bit of paint fade and a few chips, the frame was in decent shape after a clean, tax-cut and polish.

As the gringo was v brake, I had to.raid my spares stash which wasnt exactly kid bike specific, so ended up having to use some decent kit not usually found on a kids bike. It has turned out quite nicely so thought I'd share.

Frame: Specialised hardrock

Forks: Rock shox sid rlt

Wheels: Mavic crosstrail

Tyres: schwalbe racing Ralph triple compound with a white stripe

Gears and mechs: shimano deore 10sp

Brakes: shimano deore disc

Cranks: e-thirteen trs

Stem: Hope

Bars: Use atom carbon

Grips: Cannondale grind lock on

Headset: Cane creek s-3

Cassette: Shimano Deore 10sp

Chain: Sram 10sp

Seat post: Thompson

Saddle: Selle royale

Pedals: Wellgo c161

Seat clamp: Specialised

Rotors: Avid

Bottle cage: carbon

Cables: shimano xt


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 Post subject: Re: Kids pimped hardrock
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:15 pm 
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I did similar not long back and thought the hardest thing was getting sensible length cranks, there are basically no short options. What length did you go for?

Is it a 26"?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:05 pm 
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I went for 165 cranks as it is the only readily available short crankset I could find of suitable quality for the build, and yes 26 inch wheels.

I hope he looks after it.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:54 am 
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ishaw wrote:
I went for 165 cranks as it is the only readily available short crankset I could find of suitable quality for the build, and yes 26 inch wheels.

I hope he looks after it.


I was trying to get hold of a set of these cranks, which I think look ideal:
https://www.srsuntour.us/collections/cr ... 5338041742

In the end I couldn't get any, the importer told me they didn't bring any that size in. Ended up buying a set from the Frog spare parts list, the ones with the plastic guards.


We built a Felt 12" frame with some Duke forks, 9-sp XTR mech and a rare SLR saddle with the troy lee designs spider print.


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I used 150mm, 110bcd double cranks from Paul milnes cycles, and a single 34t ring for my lady's bike. It's flat round here so no need for a smaller ring than that. Found them on eBay


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