Ellsworth Moment, enduro build p3

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Postby warpcow » Fri Oct 01, 2010 14:23 pm

I know a guy whose Marz. 888 thru-axle dropout sheared off in a crash a couple of years ago. Bit of JB Weld and a few hours later and it's still going today. I admit I'd be terrified of the thing though. I'd rather lose a brake than a whole wheel.

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Postby bluechair84 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:37 am

@rse t1ts munkey nuts rhubarb custard.
Spent the last hour moving the Paces over to test it coming down the drive and for it to FAIL!
Urgh... Back to the 36s for the race then.

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Postby MountainMonster » Tue Apr 26, 2011 15:11 pm

Hmm, surprise it failed, huh?

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Postby stanescoo » Tue Apr 26, 2011 15:31 pm

so what exactly did go wrong?

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Postby stardude » Tue Apr 26, 2011 15:37 pm

have you thought about getting them welded back on by a local engineering company?

TIG welding is very delicate, and if they took their time, they could get away without damaging the carbon with excess heat. weld a little bit, cool it, weld a bit, cool it.

it may not look amazing but it will hold

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Postby bluechair84 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 18:00 pm

holy topic resurrection batman!

Yeah I was surprised it didn't work! Actually, I was surprised at how spectacularly it didn't work. Gently cooling off down the drive and it came away like fooking blu-tac!

They're still in the shed. I was thinking of making champagne flutes out of the carbon lowers. I need a Top Gear inspired way to give them a new lease of life (Porsche lounge furniture).

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Postby bluechair84 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:58 pm

There's been a few updates to the bike now. The basic spec is:

Ellsworth Moment, Fox DHX5 Ti
Fox 36 Van RC2
Superstar pedals, grips, blue outers, bottom bracket
Stans Flow on SuperStar Evo hubs (front + 20mm cups = 920g , rear + 10mm cups = 1040g with tape, no axles or cassette)
E13 bash with double rings
Avid Ultimate / 200mm + 180mm
SLX shifters and mechs
XT cranks

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edit -- this pic has come out terribly! I'll try get a better one taken next week.

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Postby kdawg74 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 17:28 pm

have you thought about getting some pace v brake mounts to be able to use the fighters
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Postby bluechair84 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 17:59 pm

sold on as parts, though just after I'd sold them someone PMed me to say he knew of an ex-pace employee who could replace the dropouts... so a bit gutted on that front.

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Postby bluechair84 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 08:43 am

Some new ones, just missing the new seatpost; Pro Koryak
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Re: Ellsworth Moment, two builds

Postby bluechair84 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 15:37 pm

As the Torque now fulfils DH duties, the Moment has returned to trail status and has been on a diet. Gone are the 36s, the coil spring and the wheels...

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The Moment now sports:
150mm Revelation SLs,
Stans Crest on ProII with LUST Highroller 2.3s and an RP23.
Avid Ultimates are now running on 180mm and 160mm discs.
XT chainset (2x9)
SLX mechs and shifters
Superstar pedals and grips
Pro Koryak post with Charge Spoon titanium
some dodgy FSA bars and EA30 stem
Works Angled headset = 1 degree slacker.

Weight = 31.9lbs

Once I've ridden it a few times I'll consider it's worth against the old Chris King that came out when it transformed to undertake DH duties with the 36s.
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Re: Ellsworth Moment, two builds

Postby bluechair84 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 22:57 pm

I need some weight loss advice please! The above build comes in at 32lbs. One of the problems is the LUST tyres, from which I can shave a pound by switching to standard highroller 2.3s (I don't actually run tubeless). As I'm no longer doing DH on the Moment I can afford to save weight in other areas, so the bash will come off... but where to go from there? I'd like to get this to below 30lb so that it has a significant weight advantage over the Torque which is 34lbs.

edit - wrote the weight down wrong, now corrected

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Re: Ellsworth Moment, two builds

Postby leaflite » Sat Mar 17, 2012 09:01 am

Could probably save some weight on the finishing kit and maybe swapping out some of the slx bits, but I cant see the weight going down much more.

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Re: Ellsworth Moment, two builds

Postby bluechair84 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 09:56 am

I'm thinking carbon bars, post and alternative cranks but I agree, that final pound will be hard to shift once the tyres are swapped out...

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Re: Ellsworth Moment, two builds

Postby Tom Howard » Mon Mar 19, 2012 13:50 pm

Singlespeed.....

Or, finishing kit could go on a diet? other than that, without spending silly money, I reckon you could save a bit by not having High rollers, or if you are mad keen, go for the single ply, folding flavour.

Or accept that your dh option is actually pretty light.
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Re: Ellsworth Moment, two builds

Postby bluechair84 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 15:51 pm

yeah, tyres are going to be the first to go. I'll be advertising them tonight. Might try the Ardents as something new to try out. Carbon bars and post to shav a little weight, and I'll keep an eye out for a second hand XTR crankset.

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Re: Ellsworth Moment, two builds

Postby Tom Howard » Tue Mar 20, 2012 19:15 pm

Xtr cranks are forever coming up on eBay, decent condish ones are about £150 on avg, though you do get the odd bargain BIN. I'll keep an eye out.
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Re: Ellsworth Moment, two builds

Postby bluechair84 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 19:16 pm

I've now got some Conti Rubber Queen 2.2 Black Chili's which I can't wait to ride! I've a 2.4 which is pretty much my favourite tyre - fantastically grippy. They should shave a pound off of the weight and if I've a little time later, I'll get them fitted. Also coming is an Exotic carbon seatpost and some second hand Exotic carbon bars. Fingers crossed they'll save a load of weight and I'll be ever closer to this random number I picked as a weight goal... I think in reality I just need something to spend my money on...

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Re: Ellsworth Moment, two builds

Postby bluechair84 » Wed May 09, 2012 18:24 pm

With the addition of carbon bars and seatpost from Exotic and the removal of the e13, she's now at 28.6lbs! I did pick up some XTR M960s in the end but I'm going to drop them onto the Torque after some trimming of the spider. Further pics when I've sourced some lower profile chainring bolts now there's now outer or bash.


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