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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby pilch » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:20 am

lawman wrote:rose bikes have some 2012 xt's which you can get £130...


Cheers for the heads-up, set on order 8)
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby 1mancity2 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:47 am

Very nice, are you going custom decals or leaving it stealth (this!)?
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Jan 25, 2012 15:23 pm

Strangely enough i was sorting the Decals out today, i have a head tube design but not a downtube design/name :?

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby 1mancity2 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 16:00 pm

VWsurfbum wrote:Strangely enough i was sorting the Decals out today, i have a head tube design but not a downtube design/name :?


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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Jan 25, 2012 16:04 pm

i know a bloke/shop locally who did my last bike for me, brilliant. but i gotta make my mind up first of what to have?

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby 1mancity2 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 16:16 pm

Yeah thats the tricky bit!
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Jan 25, 2012 18:33 pm

Cheers for that, not sure which way to go on the shock? Wasn't part of my plan see :roll:
Id like a RP23 not sure how the monarch compares, but I like it in white <3

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu Jan 26, 2012 08:29 am

so i have now fitted the modified Carbon chain device, cut down the steerer tube and fitted a new star nut. the headset came with one of these new fangle top nut, which looks ace but doesnt work?
it fits inside the steerer tube and tightens good and tight but doesnt really pull it all together? very odd.

Hopefully i'll get out on her tonight to see how she rides in the mud?

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby oodboo » Thu Jan 26, 2012 09:20 am

pilch wrote:
lawman wrote:rose bikes have some 2012 xt's which you can get £130...


Cheers for the heads-up, set on order 8)


Why'd you have to mention this? Gone and bloody ordered some now and I really shouldn't be spending money on bits. Worth noting that the levers are the wrong way round (right hand rear, left hand front) so I'll need to change that when they arrive. Got to keep them hidden from the missus though :oops:
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby spongtastic » Tue Jan 31, 2012 16:36 pm

VWsurfbum wrote: the headset came with one of these new fangle top nut, which looks ace but doesnt work?
it fits inside the steerer tube and tightens good and tight but doesnt really pull it all together? very odd.

I had this with the Planet X. If it's the bung type you need to put it in the fork, tighten it, then fit the stem, spacers etc, then the top cap and bolt to pull it all together.
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Tue Jan 31, 2012 17:31 pm

it only tightend up when you bolted down the top cap though?
or am i being a bit tick?

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby spongtastic » Tue Jan 31, 2012 19:19 pm

VWsurfbum wrote:it only tightend up when you bolted down the top cap though?
or am i being a bit tick?


I thought this, but the 'bung' has a hex key socket on the top, mines 8mm, to tighten the bung in the steerer. Bolting down the top cap does tighten it up a bit, but not enough and it soon wobbled.
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby 1mancity2 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 19:33 pm

VWsurfbum wrote:it only tightend up when you bolted down the top cap though?
or am i being a bit tick?


Fit the star nut and save the hassle of the bloody bung working lose later.
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Tue Jan 31, 2012 21:51 pm

thats what i did :D

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Sat Feb 04, 2012 13:48 pm

updated some of the pics and added this. will take some proper pictures tomorrow.
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby wobbem » Tue Feb 07, 2012 13:27 pm

Here is a good thread that should help with rear suspension
http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/dual-suspension-chinese-carbon-29er-737952.html
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Tue Feb 07, 2012 15:28 pm

wobbem wrote:Here is a good thread that should help with rear suspension
http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/dual-suspension-chinese-carbon-29er-737952.html

Thanks for that, they really are an anal lot over there!
I have just asked the question as they put up that their using a 165mm shock, Hmm :?

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Tue Feb 07, 2012 19:40 pm

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Sat Feb 11, 2012 13:59 pm

Right so today i was going to try a 184mm shock, but did get to try a few other things.
First off measured again the i2i
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picked up a 165mm shock off a friend, as thats what the crazy yanks on MTBR are using.
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before swapping them over i measured the head angle, 75'
so i put the 165mm shock on.
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so not only does it have to move quite a long way in (so loosing travel) it decreases the head angle by 5'
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So i'm going to order the Monarch 184mm shock

In the mean time i took some photos in the snow.

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