I painted some of my old Subaru wheels this colour a few years back
Anyway, i was out on my Boardman 2011 Pro this morning and the freehub seized up, GAAAHHHHHHH.
I limped home and thought about my options, i started stripping the Boardman, this would have been the third time i have greased up this fecking freehub (its done 750 miles) and i figured i might as well just replace the entire rear hub.
But now i have no working bike while the new hubs are onroute
Might as well build up the FSR then
Spent all afternoon putting it back together, i have resprayed the stock handle bars and seat post in white paint.
Just got back from a 8 mile shakedown run around the NE coastline, this is the first time i have ridden this bike
since i bought it, and it feels like a sofa
A few niggly problems, the seatpost is too short, whoever owned the bike before me has cut down the stock post, probably to lower it right down without it clipping anything? i had it higher then i was supposed to place it (i assume thats why the seat tube has a hole in it to check?) and it was still a little low for my legs.
The refurbed RockShox Psylo front fork worked really well, although i think i need an upgraded spring, the fork cost me £27 on eBay and i think i paid £25 for a seal kit and some proper Rockshox fork oil, add in a can of hammered finish white paint for the crown and lowers and it looks like i sorted out a bargain to tide me over.
The "Tecktro" brake callipers seam utterly GASH, i fitted some spare Avid clean sweep rotors from my Boardman, but it made no difference, the brakes are poor, some Avid BB7`s will be bought soon.
The rear disc is sometimes rubbing on a frame bolt when cornering, this is an easy fix as it should just need a little more fileing down.
I started getting a noise that i could not track down, so came home to check things out, at this point i realised that i had only fitted 2 disc rotor bolts on the front wheel, and they were approx 2 threads slack when i arrived home
i think i got that excited when i started seeing it built up i started to over look things.
The geometery felt fine while riding it now that i have the longer fork on, on the stock Judy T2 fork i felt like i was hunched over the front end and it made the bike feel small, with the longer front fork, it feels a lot bigger while riding it, so i will now start spending decent money on various parts, like a full BETD rear end, and at some point a new 120-140mm front fork, the Psylo fork will be going on the G/F`s rigid bike
Need to start looking into the decals for it as well
will contact the chap named in this thread in a week or so.