Project Shakira

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Mon Jun 11, 2012 16:11 pm

Nelson56 wrote:that paint job is soo nice, its going to be well nice when finished

:? Paint? :lol:
She's abare naked lady!

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Mon Jun 11, 2012 21:11 pm

Right so she's all together. Had to disconect the rear brake to thread through the internal routing, new olive and connector and bled. Nothing. so gotta try again to bleed again tomorrow night.
Single speed kit 16t rear 34t front, OMG not keeping that!
Time to buy a RH shifter and cables etc. :evil:

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Tue Jun 12, 2012 21:02 pm

So, Re-bled brakes, fitted all the 9sp gear and adjusted this and that.
Feels like a completely different bike now, just took her up and down the road, feels nimble and quick. Strangely easy to wheelie (i guess because the front end is so light and a short wheelbase. )
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So the next few steps are to sort out a bit of weight loss on the equipment, the old Avids and pedals are going and the big 2.4 mountain kings will be coming off.

Best thing i have found out about the frame is the internal cable routing, my other bike has it but the brake lines are external. this is internal, also you dont need a full outer cable on the shifters, the outer cable starts and ends on the entry to the frame. 8) small things and all that :wink:

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby sanchez89 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 17:14 pm

looks cracking matey.

seeing this and Beyonce is making me want to build my own cheapo carbon bike.

i know its asking alot but could you either PM me or post up a quick round up of costs for building this bike.

i know you probably had some of the stuff already from previous builds but just so i can get rough idea of how much.
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby Levi_501 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 21:26 pm

How does she ride?

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Jun 13, 2012 21:49 pm

only take her around the block as of tonight, feels very fast and comfy, but tomorrow im taking her offroad for the first time, so will have to see if its true about carbon forks taking the buzz out?

Weighed her tonight, still with a 2.4 (for comfort) and a 2.2 on the rear and she's 10kg.
Once I start upgrading bits and the lighter wheels I recon 9 will be achievable?

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu Jun 14, 2012 20:31 pm

Just taken her out over the local trails, surprisingly comfortable and not at all as sketchy as i was expecting.
Which is nice. :clap:

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Had a moment heading home where i hit a stump with a pedal, stopped me dead and heard an almighty crack. luckily it was just the chain device but it gave me a massive scare and some tree rash.

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby sanchez89 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 14:00 pm

looks super matey. can we have a spec list please?

with the internal gear cable routing, is there some sort of guide inside by the BB, or does it just pass straight through into chain stay?

if not surely everytime you change gear the cable will be effectivly sawing through the frame?
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Fri Jun 15, 2012 14:59 pm

it does indeed have internal cable guides, pretty cool huh?

I'll sort out a spec list once she's finished finished ;)

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Fri Jun 15, 2012 15:00 pm

oh and the cables do route all the way to the ends of the chain stays

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Sat Jun 16, 2012 18:13 pm

So first of the new bits arrived today.
New seat post clamp as the other one was crap
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and changed the chain guide and too the bash ring off.
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Tue Jun 19, 2012 13:06 pm

So after sundays epic and a few fails i orderd some new bits.
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New (red) chain and a new SLX rear mech as the make do one was more bent than elton john!
New saddle also arrived at home so once i've had a chance to fit bits i'll take some more pictures.

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Tue Jun 19, 2012 13:22 pm

VWsurfbum wrote:a new SLX rear mech as the make do one was more bent than elton john!



Elton gay? NEVER!
pfft, you'll be telling us Freddie Mercury took it up the Gary next!

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Tue Jun 19, 2012 13:31 pm

:lol: I dont want to shatter your dreams but................

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Wed Jun 20, 2012 21:16 pm

So new saddle fitted
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and some new running gear
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New red chain (because it will make me faster) and a New SLX rear mech! no more funny noises and chain breakages for me!

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu Jun 28, 2012 08:07 am

So last night i got her into road mode for the www.thekaiserchallenge.com Road tyres would not go up tubeless :evil: which ended quite badly :lol:
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so had to put some tubes in :(
also put new front 38t chain ring on to give me slightly highter gearing for road work. then last of all fitted the crank skins 8)
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby Gazlar » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:37 pm

I take it you are running 1x9/1x10 then for the KC, I'm slightly worried about the hill element so I'm going 3x9
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:51 pm

yeah 1x9 and gone in the middle of middle and big ring.
I thought about a 3 ting set up, its just too much grief from what I normally run.

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Re: Project Shakira

Postby Gazlar » Thu Jun 28, 2012 13:08 pm

Yeah, if id thought about it more, I'd have built amy 3x9 then chopped her back down to 2, its meant i had to get a new chain as I'd shortened this one and take the her apart somewhat ah well
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Re: Project Shakira

Postby VWsurfbum » Fri Aug 31, 2012 20:44 pm

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The latest updates, not much but it's taken ages to get the new steerer tube from the states then another crown race

I need to give them a try on the trails to get my head around it?


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