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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:15 pm 
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Any updates on the Bonty front? :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:14 pm 
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We´re just getting temperatures over zero so...
Plus all the snow and ice :evil:
But thanks for asking :D
I just can´t wait getting this sorted as I went from 8-speed XT to 9-speed XTR in three weeks.
And I really like the time atacs I got for it :wink:

Take care everybody
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:05 pm 
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bonty98 wrote:
We´re just getting temperatures over zero so...
Plus all the snow and ice :evil:
But thanks for asking :D
I just can´t wait getting this sorted as I went from 8-speed XT to 9-speed XTR in three weeks.
And I really like the time atacs I got for it :wink:

Take care everybody
Jan



Same here (I live in Finland), so I know what you mean regarding the temperature.. :) And soon it all will start to thaw and all singletracks will be flooded for the next month or two..


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:25 pm 
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LOL,
Yeah, then you really know what I´m talking about :lol:
But this bike will fly come the middle of april :twisted:
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:32 pm 
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Hi there everybody!
Middle of april has come and gone and it´s still not flying :oops:

But now everything is coming together as the only thing missing is a cassette that´s on it´s way from the states.

The following pictures show the bike as it will end up.
Possibly I´ll change the crowbar for the monkeylite in the future but that´s about it, for now...

As I had a full XT drivetrain and then suddenly and quite inspirationally started buying XTR 9-speed, I know there´s always something ´round the corner :wink:

But here´s the pix taken this evening.
Hope you like how the bike´s coming about.

Jan

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:59 pm 
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This came today :)
I´ll take it to work tomorrow and weigh it.
Think this will work nicely.
Take Care
:twisted:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:43 pm 
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OK,

Thanks to Hollister I´ve managed to make my own brakestuds for the Race Lite.

Thanks a lot H :)

Here´s some photos how I did it.

First you need studs with 8 mm threads as shown here.

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Then you fasten them to a vice.

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After fastening them you drill out the inner threads. First I used a 5,5 mm drill, then I used a 6 mm drill.

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Then you fasten them with the outer threads up. These won´t go in the frame, a long bolt will. So off they go with the help of a saw.

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After sawing the threads off it will look something like this.

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The end result! Now you can put the brakes on if you´ve lost the original studs.
Hollister said the original studs were alu and these are steel, but I´m really pleased with the results :D

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 6:13 pm 
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Brakes fixed and gears to go :)

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 6:48 pm 
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First testride, with my kid.
Didn´t get the front mech totally right, but enuff so I could ride it.

More pics will follow when I get it were I want it.

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Good Job!! looks Smart


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