Just thought I'd start a thread for my son's new bike, it is a bit different and would be interested in hearing from anyone who has done this before.
I'm making a 46er - 24inch rear with a 26inch front, it looks like it will work from my first mock up, but I'll need to get a rear wheel and fit the forks properly to be sure.
I spend sunday morning stripping the frame and with the intension of a respray, but it looks great naked.
Ive used a 26inch rim without the tyre to get an idea on how it will sit but the angles are looking ok.
I get the actual forks this week (orange F7s)
and will polish the frame and let miniKen Design the decals for it.
The frame is a 2005 Specialized Hotrock 24 and it is pretty light and very well made, the welds are lovely.
My intention is to build a bike that is as light as possible for a reasonable amount of money.
Spec so far....
Orange F7 forks
XT rapidfire+ brakes
Front is an Alivio Parallax on an Alex rim
Fuji 150gm bars with bontrager foam grips
Tioga Avenger headset.
XT hollowtech BB - if I can find shorter cranks!
He won't be getting the Use post, Turbo seat, or Kooka stem! But he might get hope XC hubs, depending how I feel about wheel building.
_________________Early Hope Disc Info...
- Xizang Serial Numbers...
My Bikes: 1992 Xizang
- 2000 Gazelle Superbe
- 1983 Raleigh Mk II MiniBurner - 1995 Schwinn Klunker - 1996 Orange P7 - 1998 Marin Shoreline Trail - 1998 Specialized Rockhopper -miniKen's Konalized