Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Feb 29, 2012 21:20 pm

ordered this off ebay £8.00 delivered 20grams
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby Torres » Wed Feb 29, 2012 22:31 pm

Use a camelback. Just saved you another 20g :wink: no need to thank me.
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu Mar 01, 2012 06:40 am

Torres wrote:Use a camelback. Just saved you another 20g :wink: no need to thank me.

i do when i'm out and about, but for a local blast or racing i use a bottle

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby Torres » Thu Mar 01, 2012 14:35 pm

I was joking fella :wink: I'm only jelous because my bottle cage is made of steel. :lol:
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu Mar 01, 2012 21:34 pm

Tonights fettle was fitting the foam grips, the new wave disc and new RED disc bolts.
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Also got round to taking the emergency tube i put in the front tyre and gone back to tubeless :D
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Mar 14, 2012 07:41 am

So a little update, Had a few rides on her now, one trail centre and some more local natrual stuff.
She is fast and comftable, also very manoverable compared to other 29ers i've had. Now i have the shock sorted and set it up (which has taken a long time) its brilliant, climbs very well.
I have managed to break 2 mech hangers :roll: one by the chain getting stuck because it was full of wet sandy nastyness from bedgbury and one when the jocky wheel fell out and again got the chain stuck :evil:

The Hope M4's that i said i was going to have off a friend i have had to cancel due to a change in the mortgage but i should be able to get a new set of brakes before wales at the end of april? fingers crossed?

Anyway this turned up
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby specialeyes » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:08 am

Are those superstar rotors? Also new pic isn't working. May just be my phone though.

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:18 am

Yes superstar rotors, ill fix the pic

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Mar 21, 2012 21:33 pm

So the rear mech hangers finally turned up today, so its been a fettle night.
New hanger fitted, chain put back to correct length, mech fitted.
Goes up and down the gears and then the chain gets stuck on the rear mech when in the bigger rings. looks like the mech had twisted (in one of the previous incidents) straightened the cage and tried again. little better so twisted some more and seems to be fine?

New bottle holder fitted, really hard to tell any weight difference between the cheepo one and this one :roll: :lol:

New pads fitted to the front, why is it that new pads (these are kevlar ones from carbon cycles) are always that little bit too big :roll: anywhoo nice to have a ride round the block with the dog. and nice to be back in the saddle again.

Night ride tomorrow night, then if all being well an actual proper ride sunday?

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby mrmonkfinger » Thu Mar 22, 2012 14:23 pm

At least you could straighten your mech... the last one I broke was after I rode "a bit too close" to a tree stump and completely trashed the parallel mechanism bit.

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu Mar 22, 2012 15:15 pm

LOL like this you mean?
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this was after a trip to cannock.

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby mrmonkfinger » Wed Mar 28, 2012 09:34 am

that's strangely reminiscent, yes... :D

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Apr 04, 2012 17:55 pm

So, had a full on ride out last night at proper pace, really pleased she handles well. just need to up my game now to keep up!
Converted away from single ring up front and mounted the direct mount front derailiure. no more excuses for not making those steep hills!

Fitted the Xking 2.4 to the front (awesome looking tyre BTW) and a 2.1 WTB Prowler to the rear, the prowler is light and is being a bit alusive with staying up tubeless but looking forward to trying them out.

Photo's to follow.

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Apr 04, 2012 18:14 pm

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Apr 04, 2012 18:35 pm

Also fitted the jockey wheels that i've had on order since january!
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu May 10, 2012 20:43 pm

Just come across a complete build if anyones interested?

http://www.frmbike.biz/index.php?route= ... uct_id=364

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Sat May 12, 2012 09:08 am

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VWdog and Beyonce out on the muddy trails with me.

my two riding baby's
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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby appy » Mon May 14, 2012 21:25 pm

nice

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Re: Cally's dead, long live Beyonce!

Postby VWsurfbum » Tue May 15, 2012 05:40 am

Cheers.

Project 2 will be stsarting soon :D


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