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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:44 pm 
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Been goofing around with parts combos today. Had to use a v brake up front because no hanger. I used an old clunking Shimano bearing bottom bracket (not a fan).. the only black cranks I had were lx, the rear xtr derailer is a short cage so it doesn’t like the cassette... the xt shifter brake combo seems to okay with the rear derailer. Next is front derailer.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:00 am 
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The rear brake posts were specific for exage mountain, nothing else would fit on the posts.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:10 pm 
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Great paint work on the frame : )
But to me the blue and red anodized stuff draws attention away from the frame and does it no favours. Plain silver and/or black components...?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:17 pm 
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I agree on the red. It’s attached to the grips to lock them down.

One oddity I’ve run into is the bottom of frame seems to have an odd tiny twist. The line of cranks to frame is square but not inline with cassette. The cassette is square with rear frame. It doesn’t make any drivetrain problems but it really bothers me because I can see it.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:26 pm 
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Little fine tuning all day... put in sealed bearing bottom bracket, fixed all the problems. At some point in this bikes life someone sawed off the drive side on bottom bracket. Made one face crooked. Needs a new chain also. I can comfortably ride this bike, and I’m not short.. you can toss it around like a BMX


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