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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 8:34 pm 
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Hi everybody,

Well... had some progress on my S-Bike and wanted to show some pics here. It's been a while, but I finally found a very crucial part so got on building. Thanks to MadCow I now have a 1.1/4" stem, took me a few months but finally had one (thanx Kev). Went to the bike shop to get the last of the cables for the shifters and set-up the brakes, still need to adjust the front/rear shifters. OK, here's some pics:

This is what it looked like when I got it:
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There was almost no paint left on it (and it was repainted with a can of paint and a brush anyhow, you could tell), the BB was seized in the frame, we had to get that out with a hammer and a brush. That resulted in the threads being f****d up, so had those machined out and now it's got some KLEIN bearings in with a spindle :-)

Had it paint stripped and repainted by Void's dad:
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Then I got some great new decals from gil_m:
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Transferred the wheels and XT set from my S-works to my S-Bike, so here's the cool red Pulstar front suspension hub in the Manitou EFC (I'll be rebuilding my S-works next year or so I guess):
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Here's a head-on shot from the bike, tires are Onza Aggro and Honch btw:
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Cable routing through the rear section, quite a fuss but seems to work well. I have black for the brakes and wite for shifting:
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XT rear mech with SRP bolt and wheels:
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Here's the ATAC stem I got from MadCowKev, looks great on this bike. Also, I filed out the threads of the old 1.1/4" headset so I could mount it as an A-headset ;-) No play in it and works great! So that's why the top looks 8-squared, it used to be a threaded Tioga Avenger headset:
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So now all that's left is getting a nice saddle to fit, some thumbshifter for the rear shock (that's what the unmounted white cable housing is from that's wrapped around the handlebar for now) and to set-up shifting. And it'll be finished...

You don't see many of these around and I have to say that I like it actually 8) So, what do you think?

Void(EN12-82)


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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 8:57 pm 
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Beautiful

Love it

Rare as rocking horse poo

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 9:32 pm 
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you did a great job !!

it looks really good .


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:05 pm 
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Well, here's a pic of the complete bike... apart from the thumbie to setup rear suspension. Still haven't found out what to use for that, it ain't no 7-speed SIS, found that out though ;-)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:47 pm 
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Thats fantastic,pat on the back there fella,amazing work 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:49 pm 
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cool!


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looks ace bud,but what does it ride like? :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:02 pm 
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longun wrote:
looks ace bud,but what does it ride like? :D


Dunno actually... never rode it before ;-) But it's really weird sitting down on it already, never had a full suspension bike before. It feels really weird that when you move around (standing still) the rear moves up and down.

But I plan to test it out gently at my parents... nothing nowhere near anything hill-like here where I live. And since my dad painted it, he'll want to see the finished bike as well. Hope it doesn't break when I test it (they seem to be doing that a lot from what I've heard).

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:25 pm 
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Mine shifted all the time when i was pushing it,...
Loved the looks,..and now i see it , i still do


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good build .

never got an answer for the thumbshifter though sorry .


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