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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 17:03 pm

njee20 wrote:That said... I thought the HG62 was more like 450g.


Couldn't tell you to be exact, would check my own to be clear, but parts are stored at parents house, I'm in a student flat, bike won't be with me till it's complete, so can't check.

Anyway, today I spent too much money and something incredibly awesome but painfully expensive, pretty standard for me. Was gonna go out for lunch, but given that big blown to my wallet, I'll be eating in for the next 3 months :P
Give you all an update next I'm home to get pictures :)

As for the headset, contacting Superstar, it's all being sent back etc. today/tomorrow and Superstar will change it for the correct one.

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 21:18 pm

Some new bits, though I may get grief for the cranks :P
I had full intentions to get the Shimano XT's but then I saw the offer, down to £200, I couldn't say no, BB included, ceramic bearings, carbon arms, could not resist!!

FSA K-Force Light Mega Exo 10sp cranks:
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Maxxis Medusa Tubeless tyres:
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Superstar kevlar brake pads:
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While I'm here, another question. I was gonna pull apart the brake callipers to spray them and just give them a like new look, nothing special, just a little bit of a touch up from some of the scratching.
On the side, there is a large red hex bolt which controls the piston movement in and out. To spray it I intended to remove that but when I get it all lined up it absolutely refuses to come out. It will screw in if pushed, but not out. They are monoblock callipers so you couldn't take it out by splitting them, as you can't, and it refuses to come out backwards (away from the calliper body) I'm very confused, anybody give me some enligthenment on this? Just to clarify they are Avid Juicy 7 Ultimate's.

EDIT: Here is the part I mean:
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:55 am

Hey Folks, a question,

I'm getting the tubeless valves soon, but just thinking on tape. The wheels came with some Superstar stuff on them, but I've been told it is apparently rubbish, can anyone recommend me some good tubeless tape? Is there much difference between brands? Or is one just as good as the other?
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby njee20 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:02 pm

It's a calliper bore cap - I don't know for sure, but I'd hazard a good guess that you need to remove the piston, then screw it inwards so it comes out of the calliper in the middle, rather than screwing out the back, where it would be at risk of being pushed out under strong enough forces.

Why bother though!?

It's not a hex bolt either, you ideally need the proper bore cap tool. IIRC the Hope one fits Avid caps.
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 13:55 pm

njee20 wrote:It's a calliper bore cap - I don't know for sure, but I'd hazard a good guess that you need to remove the piston, then screw it inwards so it comes out of the calliper in the middle, rather than screwing out the back, where it would be at risk of being pushed out under strong enough forces.

Why bother though!?

It's not a hex bolt either, you ideally need the proper bore cap tool. IIRC the Hope one fits Avid caps.


Aye, as for the brakes I asked around and it seems that bore cap is sealed against a hydraulic vacuum, which makes it near impossible to remove without an air compressor and then if it were removed it'd need new seals all around. Furthermore, even if it is stripped for painting, the paint would be taken off by the brake fluid fairly quickly. Which means if I did want them done it'd be a full strip and anodize job, which just seems overkill for making them look nice, no functional benefit so not worth the time and effort it would take to do, in short I've just decided against it for the time being.
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby njee20 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 14:19 pm

A track pump will push the pistons out - just hold it where the hose goes in and pump! I imagine then the bore cap will come out, but yes you'll need to service it. Brake fluid will eat the finish, but they're painted at the moment, if the fluid stays where it should then it's not an issue.
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 19:29 pm

njee20 wrote:A track pump will push the pistons out - just hold it where the hose goes in and pump! I imagine then the bore cap will come out, but yes you'll need to service it. Brake fluid will eat the finish, but they're painted at the moment, if the fluid stays where it should then it's not an issue.


Maybe so, but very easy to drip just a little when you're bleeding, if you've stripped the whole assembly that is. Regardless, I liked the idea of redoing them but long run it just really doesn't seem worth it, they function perfectly so why mess with them? Replaced the pads and I'll leave it there.

Anyway, can anyone give me any more advice on tubeless tapes?
Superstar staff yay or nay? It is more of a tight rubber band than tape, all the same.
Favourite brands? Do brands make any odds when it's just tape?
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby njee20 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 23:05 pm

Stan's. Just works.
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:03 pm

njee20 wrote:Stan's. Just works.



I'm making up an order for some of the last parts today and wondering what tape I need?
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=38829

I have Stans crest rims, just not sure what tape width I need, any help?
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby njee20 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:52 pm

21mm
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 13:35 pm

njee20 wrote:21mm


Cheers mate :)

Now I come across another issue. I've ordered all I need from CRC but I come across this:

Superstar 10mm QR - out of stock
Superstar custom grips - out of stock (going for red lock-ons + bar ends)
Charge Spoon Saddle - only in tan (just no)

This makes life difficult :/
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 18:29 pm

So, a few new bits and bobs.
(Sorry for the obscenely high exposure, tablet camera)

Front & Rear Derailleurs:
Front: Shimano XT M781 (Unisize, dual pull)
Rear: Shimano XT M780 Shadow (Black - long cage)

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Charge Spoon Saddle
(Yet to be adjusted correctly)

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Stans 21mm Rim tape
Hope Headset Spacers
Stans no Tubes valves

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AND

For anyone who noticed my thread in buying advice on backpacks, this is what I ended up with, 15L, 2L bladder, I rode with it this morning on the rat bike and I love it already :)

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Lastly (no pic) I picked up 3m of cable outer, probably too much but better too much than too little

Now all I need is grips and the rear axle, just waiting on Superstar to get them in, should be about another month, very frustrating -_-
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby paulneenan76 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 23:13 pm

I just put what is likely to be an unhelpful response on the C456 owners thread re grips and 10mm skewer ;D

This is coming along nicely. 3m will be enough cable with a bit of spare. Not sure about white saddle - it's gonna get dirty with our bloomin weather but the great thing about the spoon is its cheap to replace if you want to change it.

Where did you get the pack and how much?? My Costco one is a bit worn out.

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 00:18 am

Paul, this is the pack, I paid £26.99, it's down more now to £20.99, it's great :)
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-luggit-slic ... tion-pack/

Also, in reference to your point from the other thread of top swing front mech, just to clarify, is this the correct type:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=67202
With a unisize mount

+White saddle may be debatable, but with the white fork lowers, white grips, white cable outers and a few graphics that are in store (simple, but should look decent) I like to think it'll work, I certainly hope so :)
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby pastey_boy » Sun Mar 10, 2013 00:26 am

The tape on your wheels is Superstars rim tape not their tubeless tape, Their tubeless tape is fine and just like Stans tape but much cheaper.
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby paulneenan76 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 00:48 am

JMcP92 wrote:Paul, this is the pack, I paid £26.99, it's down more now to £20.99, it's great :)
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-luggit-slic ... tion-pack/

Also, in reference to your point from the other thread of top swing front mech, just to clarify, is this the correct type:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=67202
With a unisize mount

+White saddle may be debatable, but with the white fork lowers, white grips, white cable outers and a few graphics that are in store (simple, but should look decent) I like to think it'll work, I certainly hope so :)


That pack looks good value, should be a good option for when mine gives up the ghost.

Front mech - Yep that's it. They come with with different clamp options these days so as long as its top clamp (which the one you linked to is) then it's done.

I like white but when you fall of as much as then dark is best ;D
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 13:19 pm

So thanks to a fellow forum member, I now have the rear axle!

Last thing is of course the build. Now I thought about doing it myself but I just don't have half the tools, and by the time I buy some tools for a one off use, I might as well just have it done. So it's booked in to be built up. Looking for the 4th of April :) Can't wait
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby paulneenan76 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 23:34 pm

Oh yes, it's on it's way. April? Not long then. You can always hang out with them while they build it up (if they are happy to do so). That's what i did. Got some photos, asked questions, picked stuff up, and any questions they had about routing and set up, I was there to answer. Sweet!

Nice one on the skewer btw.

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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 22:19 pm

Unfortunately the build may have to be (slightly) postponed, I changed my gear cables and they are taking some time to show up with the new ones. Not to say it'll have to be, but a little dubious....

On a more positive note, just got the job at the bike shop that's building my bike, this'll make for a decent summer job :)
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Re: Project budget blower

Postby JMcP92 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 15:05 pm

A wee preview for you all, it'll be done soon :)

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