Budget Built (sort of) - Rock Lobster - Update on p6

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The Northern Monkey
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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Aug 20, 2012 19:33 pm

Cheers! Should be no nonsense fun lol! Hoping to do some longer XC events on it, Wentwood Enduro next March for starters!

Ahh I didn't know that actually! may have a play, although reviews suggest it handles much better at 100mm!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby minley1 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 20:03 pm

Good choice!

I shall keep an eye on this build, enjoy it.

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Wed Aug 22, 2012 17:59 pm

Looking like a bit of a franken-bike at the mo, but the build is going ok. Used about 50mm headset spacers to get the stem on tight, can't be arsed cutting the steerer yet!

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Annoyingly, the groupset came with the wrong type of front mech as it sits too high and fowls on one of the bottle bosses. Luckily its low enough to work so will do for now!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby ilovedirt » Wed Aug 22, 2012 18:04 pm

The Northern Monkey wrote:Annoyingly, the groupset came with the wrong type of front mech as it sits too high and fowls on one of the bottle bosses. Luckily its low enough to work so will do for now!

Sounds like a pretty poultry issue to me ;)
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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby Chunkers1980 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 18:06 pm

Does say conventional, bummer. But I'd keep it new and ring merlin up.

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Wed Aug 22, 2012 18:19 pm

Aye tis a bit of a pain... tbh I bought the groupset before I got the frame lol! Knew there would be something that doesn't fit!

Will pop them an email and keep my fingers crossed, they have the 10sp xt mech for £20 so if they'll take if back and charge a tenner or something I'll be happy!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby ilovedirt » Wed Aug 22, 2012 18:29 pm

oh come on, nobody got that?
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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Wed Aug 22, 2012 18:47 pm

I erm... clucked past the comment...

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby noble steed » Wed Aug 22, 2012 19:15 pm

Looking forward to seeing this finished. :D

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Wed Aug 22, 2012 19:21 pm

So'm I! lol.

Probably done till next week now though, got family over at the weekend and riding tomorrow so not gonna have chance!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby thirstynomad » Thu Aug 23, 2012 19:39 pm

That looks a lot like my old frame. Nice to see you have kept the ratty EBC sticker :)

Did you get it from a guy in Northamptonshire?

Was a great bike bike, I ran it with 115mm Reba SLs up front and a 90mm stem.

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby hiho9 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 21:55 pm

looking good. there's always something that doesn't quite fit

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Thu Aug 23, 2012 22:03 pm

thirstynomad wrote:That looks a lot like my old frame. Nice to see you have kept the ratty EBC sticker :)

Did you get it from a guy in Northamptonshire?

Was a great bike bike, I ran it with 115mm Reba SLs up front and a 90mm stem.


LOL!! small world eh!

Nah must have moved on again! Came from Sheffield!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Thu Aug 23, 2012 22:04 pm

hiho9 wrote:looking good. there's always something that doesn't quite fit



Cheers, picked up a normal Deore front mech for £15, the other can go in the spares bin or in the classified!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby supersonic » Sat Aug 25, 2012 15:27 pm

In a previous life ;-)

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And those wheels!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Aug 27, 2012 21:31 pm

Update:

Tyres arrived and fitted, personally I think they look spot on! They're Charge Splashbacks in 1.8 flava, should be perfect for the trails round here as it drains pretty well in the wet and these are supposed to be a dry - intermediate tyre.

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Finally had a sit on the bike too! Sooooo glad its not the bigger frame, this feels spot on. Need to move some spacers obv lol.. but it feels great.

Oh and Supersonic - this wheels are superb!! (I know i've mentioned it loads, but I still can't believe the price!!).

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby minley1 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 21:46 pm

Agreed, tyres suit it. Looking good now!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby Darkstalker420 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 21:59 pm

Know what you mean about the wheels (bought some too :lol:) thought they had mistakenly put pair instead of front! . Love the tyres with the old skool skinwalls! I found an old Maxxis something in the old dears shed that came on my '96 MTrax it had skinwalls and i was caught in some "scooby doo" style reminiscing of some of my old rides LMAO! Good job with the Lobster.

Thanks.

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby The Northern Monkey » Tue Aug 28, 2012 18:15 pm

DISAAAASSTEERRRRR!!!!

Well not quite.

The 160mm front brake adapter doesn't work with the fork as its curved so it fouls on the IS mount bracket.

Grr!! was hoping to get it up and running tonight! LBS tomorrow I think!

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Re: Budget Build - Rock Lobster

Postby paul.skibum » Tue Aug 28, 2012 19:40 pm

A file? take a bit of excess material off and voila? You might not have a file to hand of course! I know I don't. But B&Q is probably still open!
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