I've been busy the past couple of days putting my Axis R back together, having stripped it after buying it back in October. Chrisv40 collected and posted it to me, for which I am extremely grateful to him.
When it arrived the elastomers had gone, the BB was ropey, large chainring was bent, the saddle had a couple of rips in it, it had plastic pedals and it had Gripshift on it. I didn't like the rear wheel much either. All were changed.
Money was tight, and I spent my time sourcing quality parts at best prices.
I couldn't get a 44 or 46 tooth Ritchey chainring, so got a 48 tooth one from ebay. Well, I like going fast down hill
I bought a red hoped rear wheel on Mavic X517 as a spare back in October, from Rojo. UN72 BB, thanks to skolioza on here, and got the M739 shifter combo from Isaac_AG. Thanks to all of you.
190lb+ stiff springs from ebay, and some Porcipaws and M780 SPDs from ebay too. I managed to get the Flite Ti from ebay as well, by buying a bike!
Thanks to Rampage for collecting and posting to me. This was the source of the rear tyre too, a Smoke
Front I got as a reissue from bike-discount.de
To help fund this I sold the Gripshift and the original M739 levers on here.
I stripped her down to her bare bones
Thanks to Fluffy Chicken and retroyetirigid for their invaluable advise and help with the forks. I learned a lot. Here she is with the forks rebuilt and the BB in. It was a testing afternoon yesterday in the cold, with having to sell and fettle my wife's BSO at the same time.
It was then a case of work quickly this afternoon before the light ran out
For some reason it was a real b*tch to index the front mech, but sorted now
I had tried M737 pedals
but they were far too heavy, so this is the finished article, but it was pretty dark by now, so will probably get some better pics in the morning, on my test ride
Frame: DBR Axis R 19" TT Lite
Fork: Rock Shox Judy SL
Mechs: M739 XT
Brakes: M739 XT
Chainset: M737 XT
Pedals: M780 XT
Headset: Dia Comp
Seatpost: Zoom 26.8
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Ti
Tyres: Panaracer Smoke, reissue Dart. May change for Smoke and Dart backwall
Wheels: Hope red on Mavic X517 & SUP
Cassette: M737 XT
Skewers: M739 XT
Grips: Onza Porcipaws
Comments and critiques welcome
Diamond Back WCF 4.0 96; Diamond Back Axis 94; Diamond Back Axis R 96; For sale Diamond Back Axis Pro 93 frameset 19"
Gone, not forgotten: Jamis Dakar Sport 89?; Diamond Back Topanga 92; Diamond Back Ascent 93, 94 & 95