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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:31 pm 
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Well a couple of things have been decided for this.

Definitely guna put on my smaller front rings,
run the lkool stop pads I've got to see if there better
Rebuild and grease it all up
New Teflon coated cables
Use my odyssey levers instead of these dia comp ones

Maybes -
Would like a 34-11 cassette then the 32 that's on there
Stickers
Bars - love the carbon eastons that pop up on here
Run my other/get new lizardskin grips
Some cheap bits to save weight
Dmr terror pins for my v8s

List of light cheap bits anyone?
Skewers? - plant-x do cheap road ti/carbon ones - 20 quid
Easton carbon bars - 25 quid
Jockey wheels - 15/20 quid

(thinking of bits that can be shared with other bikes to


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Raleighracer wrote:
Definitely guna put on my smaller front rings - done
New Teflon coated cables - got
Use my odyssey levers instead of these dia comp ones - done

Maybes -
Run my other/get new lizardskin grips - done


In need of some advice - I've got minion 60a 2.5" tyres on now, but should I run the high roller 2.35 60a, or 2.5/2.35 42a. I ride hard trails out in the peaks, but obviously being rigid means you can't push on the same downhill so will the high rollers roll faster/be easier?

Going to polish it up tomorrow and want to run 2x9 with a chain tensioner. (MetaMatt convincing me things again!!!!!!)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:45 am 
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new parts are bought or found.....

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some build up pics

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concentrating......

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half way through bacon sandwhich :lol:

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all done :lol: :lol: :lol:

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the full bike

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going on a ride to sherwood pines tomorrow with a mate and MetaMatt to help him set up his newly built marin bearvalley, running bb7 discs, fox forks shimano xt etc. (trying to convince him to make a build thread, it rides beautiful, looks amazing, hopefully performs it!!)

to do list now stands at -

speak to Gil_m about some decals
blue lizardskin instead of the red one
make sure the bikes set up well in this guise
see how 2x9 feels, then either put on the 3rd ring or buy a chain tensioner
still sort out the bars situation
properly weigh it
choose tyres
polish up seatpost
light weight skewers and jockey wheels, and a blue dmr pimp my pedals kit
ride & get nice pictures :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:55 pm 
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Highrollers are back on, chain tensioner has been made, and the bikes riding mint :D

Pics from my last ride out with meta matt and the upgrades soon :)

Decided not to bother with risers, wana keep this looking ol skool with flats, Ritchey sell some lovely polished, 680mm item that'll be perfect, if they wer silver, but shoul look sweet :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Need help please guys, want some bars, flat, 680mm about 10 degree back sweep, 1" clamp in silver or chrome. I'm really struggling to find any :(

Loving the 2x9 set up, with my make shift chain tenssioner (as seen in the back of mbr)

Whole bikes wicked, just needs bars I think to make it feel better :D

Maybe get some narrower high rollers but duno how that'd effect it, if it'd loose me grip, but do I need all that grip, decision decisions...........


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:18 pm 
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few pics of the afore mentioned ride at pines

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matt going for it, and his 93????? bear valley

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other mates specialized he came on

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Frame: Saracen hardtrax 1997

Fork: original

Headset: original
Stem: original
Handlebar: original
Grips: lizardskin lock-ons

Brakes: deore lx
Brake Pads: koolstop
Brake Cables: clarks Teflon coated
Brake Levers: odyssey mono lever medium

Shifters: deore
Front Derailleur: stx
Rear Derailleur: deore xt
Derailleur Cables: clarks Teflon coated
Cassette: shimano hg
Chain: SRAM 971
Cranks: deore hollow tech, soon to be deore lx
Bottom Bracket: deore
Pedals: dmr v8 grease ports, with grip tape and soon terror pins

Hub Skewers: shimano
Rims: ayura
Hubs: stx
Tyres: high rollers 2.35 in 42 and 60a compounds

Saddle: Scott
Seatpost: original

Weight: tbc


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:29 am 
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Did you go for the single-ply or the dual Maxxis? Just wondering if the extra expense is worth it - or if it will just make it heavier/slower. :P

You've got the 42s on the front and 60a on the back, yeh?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:50 pm 
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Your mate should change the parts on his bear valley to a modern frame. Nice kit (Fox forks etc) but must handle terribly on that 1992 (?) frame?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:06 pm 
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5th pic down, is your buddy having a waz?


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