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 Post subject: 1996 DBR Axis R
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:58 pm 
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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 :lol:

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! :lol: Thanks to Rampage for collecting and posting to me. This was the source of the rear tyre too, a Smoke :D 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
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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.
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It was then a case of work quickly this afternoon before the light ran out

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For some reason it was a real b*tch to index the front mech, but sorted now
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I had tried M737 pedals
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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

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Spec
Frame: DBR Axis R 19" TT Lite
Fork: Rock Shox Judy SL
Mechs: M739 XT
Brakes: M739 XT
Chainset: M737 XT
Pedals: M780 XT
BB: UN72
Bars: Avenir
Stem: Tioga
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 :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:17 pm 
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That looks sweet :D nice job !


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Nice 8) I so nearly bought one of these BITD but ran out of money so ended up with a '97...love the paint job, but needs rigid forks (I know, we've had this conversation :lol: )


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I know we have Jango, and I have the Axis for rigid thrills, and I'm not going on a mad mission looking for the right rigid ones, and then the inevitable mismatch of paint. Plus it's a period correct upgrade.

What do you think, amberwalls, or blackwalls? I like the fact the yellow detail in the paint picks out the amberwall, but it is also a bit busy, and the blackwalls may look better. They would also be period correct.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:43 pm 
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shinobi wrote:
That looks sweet :D nice job !


you had the SRT 800X from this bike ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:14 pm 
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Pyro Tim wrote:
shinobi wrote:
That looks sweet :D nice job !


you had the SRT 800X from this bike ;)

and they work a treat :D but i think sti is still the way to go if your budget allows :D


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I got lucky, I got an amazing deal from Isaac_AG


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:30 am 
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Got some pics today, before and during the test ride. Despite going for the hard/stiff springs, still a bit bouncy for me. Any suggestions? Other than that, the indexing went to pot, so assume the cables have stretched, so need to sort it in the morning before my ride. My front brakes came loose, resulting in the right block rubbing against the spokes. Glad I got a couple of tuning kits last week :D



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Thats looking fantastic, it is the one I collected isn't it?

Hell of a tidy up job if it is :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:46 am 
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It is mate, you got a name check at the start ;)

Thanks muchly :D


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