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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:19 am 
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mikede wrote:
Thanks...I got it dirty yesterday but immediately cleaned it :lol:


You're like me Mike... if my bike is still dirty 24hours after the ride my brain doesn't function properly.


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Looks 8) 8) 8)

Those black wheels and rims really suit the frame. Might even be better with a black XT crankset!!


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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
Looks 8) 8) 8)

Those black wheels and rims really suit the frame. Might even be better with a black XT crankset!!


Possibly, I will need a nice set of silver/polished cranks in the near future anyway...... :mrgreen:

And ran outside before and rerouted & shortened the rear brake cable housing that ran over the seat skewer. it now runs smoothly 'along' the frame but just the right length to stay just under 1/4" off of the frame. Looks much nicer.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:47 pm 
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I really like that. My mountain bike still has the mud on it from the last time I rode it.











In April.


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I really like that. My mountain bike still has the mud on it from the last time I rode it.






In April.


I literally just dropped my sandwich!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:32 pm 
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Thats sweet mate! 8)


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I have to be the odd one out :oops:

Given it was almost box fresh, to see changes makes me cringe a bit..sorry


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^ For this particular bike, I didn't mind much.

And, when everything seemed to be running well and right, my BB started creeking a bit today. I puleld over and rocked the crankarm to see ~1mm of play in the axle.

Anybody have a 68mm x ~130 BB?? Preferably something like early 90's XT, low miles or NOS??


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:15 pm 
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Is that not a cup and cone bottom bracket? Re-grease and adjust will cure it. You'll not even need new bearings if the match the general condition of the bike!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:23 pm 
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After hitting Google it appears as if it has one....but the general concensus is that it's not worth it.

Still need a BB....


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