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Re: Project budget blower

Postby paulneenan76 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 00:08 am

Aston with an MTB on it would be a wondrous site.

Looking good, those forks will not let you down.
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 14:42 pm

I really need to pay more attention to the background -_- I've very little room in the garage now, my MX bike is confined to that corner and the project bike is in a box at the back, not a lot of room for photographs but oh well. I think it's safe to assume, very much not mine :P

Anyway, back to bicycle things, all the Christmas money (and quite a lot of my budget for eating :/ ) Just disappeared, ordered up the following:
Seatpost
Seatpost Shim
Stem
Wheels
Front QR
Handlebars

Pictures and info to come soon :)

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby paulneenan76 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 00:01 am

Be careful with the seatpost shim. I've read that they have a tendency to bond to the carbon seat tube. I'm not sure if its a common problem but worth checking with on one. Their Twelfty seatposts are good by the way -31.6mm

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 16:04 pm

Worth a look at to be safe :/ Maybe if you just put some grease on it when it goes it it should be alright? Still worth asking On One.

Anyway, I have questions for you all! I am thinking about two things, first off:

Saddles - I hear the Charge Spoon is great, comfy, light and well priced, if there are no other reasonably priced objections, is this my best option?

Tubes or tubeless? - I've got Stans Crests on the way, which are designed for tubeless but take tubes if you wish, what should I do? Is tubeless much better? Or can it simply be unreliable?

All thoughts are welcome - discuss!

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby paulneenan76 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 18:09 pm

I have an On One Big Nose and its very comfy. Good for climbing and won the value award in MBUK's group test - I think I paid £20. The charge spoon is also good according to my mate, plus you get a bigger choice of colour designs.
My other mate has Fiziks (not sure which) and he's not impressed but came standard on his Giants - said he wouldn't buy them retail and is going to swop them out.

I'd say you shoul be ok with the spoon or big nose.

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby DanDax1990 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:17 pm

Spoon is my choice of saddle, Can't complain with it.

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby Laurence25 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 14:19 pm

I Used a charge spoon for almost 3 years , there Awesome ! well worth the £19 anyway ;) ! I only replaced mine as all of the stitching had worn out because it was so well used, :D your build is looks awesome anyway , cant wait to see the outcome !!

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby The Rookie » Wed Jan 02, 2013 14:36 pm

Another Spoon fanboi here, although the Kraken now wears a Bonti Infiorm RXL which is even nicer, but at £80 RRP so it should be (no I didn't pay that!).

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby njee20 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 14:51 pm

JMcP92 wrote:Worth a look at to be safe :/ Maybe if you just put some grease on it when it goes it it should be alright? Still worth asking On One.


Never grease carbon. Should be fine, I used shims in carbon frames (with carbon posts) for years, never had a problem.

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby paulneenan76 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 17:36 pm

Is it a carbon seatpost or alu?

I'm sure someone said using a shim on his C456 caused lots of trouble.

Yep don't use grease but carbon paste.
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 18:37 pm

Could easy buy some carbon paste, not the only place I'll need it so no harm in buying a tube of it.
It's an alu shim and post

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby mikewoods » Wed Jan 02, 2013 19:58 pm

Tubeless all the way - I use stans flows, before that was running some DT Swiss rims tubeless - it's surprising the difference you will notice.

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 00:48 am

mikewoods wrote:Tubeless all the way - I use stans flows, before that was running some DT Swiss rims tubeless - it's surprising the difference you will notice.


1 for tubeless - any other calls? Looking for opinions as I've only ever ridden tubes.

Any give me a pros and cons list etc.?

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby MrPhil » Thu Jan 03, 2013 01:06 am

Nice build.

If your fitting a front mech do not go for a BB mounted one, I run a XT in 34.9 size (below link)

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=20685

Fit ment of the headset on mine took a little feathering with emory cloth, not by much though. If it feels to tight watch out as the carbon can split.

I'm 6ft and run a 18inch frame, 710 bars with a 50mm x 25degree stem and 150mm forks. Does most things well. Only on very steep climbs it is a pain.

Look forward to your progress.

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:48 am

A small update -

Easton Monkeybar - 685mm, Lo 20mm rise

Gravity Gap seatpost - 400mm

Seatpost shim, 34.9 - 31.6

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More to come soon :)

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby njee20 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:56 am

Tubeless all the way.

Pros:
- saves weight if you do it properly (not ghetto)
- lower pressure means more grip
- far fewer punctures

Cons:
- changes tyres can take slightly longer
- tyres can be more expensive or a bit more limited in what works

Why have you bought a seatpost shim? Surely it's not a 34.9 seatpost in a C456, that's a Scott size.

As for saddles I always rated Spesh Phenom SLs, very comfy and nice and light. Now use a Bontrager Evoke RXL Carbon which is very good, and is wearing better than the Phenoms tended to. Not cheap though.

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:13 am

Thanks for the opinion on Tubeless, it's still something I need to spend time looking into :)

As for the post, I just went to look at the On One site to show you how clearly it say it's a 34.9mm post, then I suddenly realise it's a 31.6mm post and a 34.9mm clamp -_-
Oh well, doesn't much matter, the post is a 31.6 so it'll fit anyway, just wasted money on a shim but really not a big deal.


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Re: Project budget blower

Postby paulneenan76 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:30 am

JMcP92 wrote:Thanks for the opinion on Tubeless, it's still something I need to spend time looking into :)

As for the post, I just went to look at the On One site to show you how clearly it say it's a 34.9mm post, then I suddenly realise it's a 31.6mm post and a 34.9mm clamp -_-
Oh well, doesn't much matter, the post is a 31.6 so it'll fit anyway, just wasted money on a shim but really not a big deal.


Sorry JMcP92, I was so interested in the pro's and cons of a shim with carbon that I totally missed you were getting the wrong size ;D can you send the shim back?

Can't go wrong with an On One Big Nose - a veritable bargain of a saddle.

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 20:42 pm

Aye, I can easy send the shim back if needbe, I make sure to keep all the receipts etc. with all the things I buy.

In addition, wheels, stem etc. have now arrived, next time I'm home I'll get a picture for you guys :)


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