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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby Maddog1979 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:21 am

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Just had these delivered, Nukeproof 760mm 20mm rise. Hope blue seat clamp and superstar grips.

left with..

Wheels. (if some things go my way i'll be able to get some generators this month)
Tubes and tyres. (Not sure what to get)
cassette (looking at a Shimano 105 25T)
Chain (unsure)
Pedals. (saint, nukeproof or superstar)

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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby ilovedirt » Sat Sep 08, 2012 13:34 pm

RE tyres, minions are usually a good bet unless it's super muddy. I usually run some combination of supertacky/maxxpro minions all year round with a swampthing on reserve for the front.

Also, with the wheels, those superstar DHX ones are pretty solid from what I hear, they're just not particularly light. If you just want to get the bike built up quickly, they're a pretty decent wheelset to get you rolling. Most other wheelsets are only going to be lighter rather than stronger.
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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sun Sep 09, 2012 15:15 pm

I have got a Generator wheelset, they are ok but I wouldn't buy another set.
I had a set of Mavic EX721 rims in superstar switch EVO hubs, they were solid, stronger than the Nukeproof wheels and about the same weight.
For tyres I would go for Maxxis Minions DHF super tacky for the dry and Schwalbe Dirty Dans for the wet. If you can get a set Swamp Things are amazing in the wet but Maxxis stopped making them, they are a bit more predictable than a full mud spike.

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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby ilovedirt » Sun Sep 09, 2012 16:39 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:I have got a Generator wheelset, they are ok but I wouldn't buy another set.
I had a set of Mavic EX721 rims in superstar switch EVO hubs, they were solid, stronger than the Nukeproof wheels and about the same weight.
For tyres I would go for Maxxis Minions DHF super tacky for the dry and Schwalbe Dirty Dans for the wet. If you can get a set Swamp Things are amazing in the wet but Maxxis stopped making them, they are a bit more predictable than a full mud spike.

Eh? No they haven't.
But yeah, I find the swamp thing is great in wet conditions except for the real thick gloopy mud, but then no tyres are really great in that. Grips well over rocks and roots and clears well, worked a treat for the wet days in the alps. Make sure you take it off when it dries out though otherwise things can get a bit scary! (washed out my front wheel going over the first step down jump thing at the top of pleney, pooed myself!). They pinch flat easy in the dry as well.
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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sun Sep 09, 2012 18:21 pm

ilovedirt wrote:
RockmonkeySC wrote:I have got a Generator wheelset, they are ok but I wouldn't buy another set.
I had a set of Mavic EX721 rims in superstar switch EVO hubs, they were solid, stronger than the Nukeproof wheels and about the same weight.
For tyres I would go for Maxxis Minions DHF super tacky for the dry and Schwalbe Dirty Dans for the wet. If you can get a set Swamp Things are amazing in the wet but Maxxis stopped making them, they are a bit more predictable than a full mud spike.

Eh? No they haven't.
But yeah, I find the swamp thing is great in wet conditions except for the real thick gloopy mud, but then no tyres are really great in that. Grips well over rocks and roots and clears well, worked a treat for the wet days in the alps. Make sure you take it off when it dries out though otherwise things can get a bit scary! (washed out my front wheel going over the first step down jump thing at the top of pleney, pooed myself!). They pinch flat easy in the dry as well.



My local shop told me they can't get them because Maxxis had stopped making them. They lied :shock:
Dirty Dan's are great in really sloppy conditions, they just dig in and find grip. They are a bit dodgy on roots so you have to be a bit careful. Swampy's are ok in sloppy conditions, they lack all out grip but when they let go they are really predictable.

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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby ilovedirt » Sun Sep 09, 2012 18:42 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:
ilovedirt wrote:
RockmonkeySC wrote:I have got a Generator wheelset, they are ok but I wouldn't buy another set.
I had a set of Mavic EX721 rims in superstar switch EVO hubs, they were solid, stronger than the Nukeproof wheels and about the same weight.
For tyres I would go for Maxxis Minions DHF super tacky for the dry and Schwalbe Dirty Dans for the wet. If you can get a set Swamp Things are amazing in the wet but Maxxis stopped making them, they are a bit more predictable than a full mud spike.

Eh? No they haven't.
But yeah, I find the swamp thing is great in wet conditions except for the real thick gloopy mud, but then no tyres are really great in that. Grips well over rocks and roots and clears well, worked a treat for the wet days in the alps. Make sure you take it off when it dries out though otherwise things can get a bit scary! (washed out my front wheel going over the first step down jump thing at the top of pleney, pooed myself!). They pinch flat easy in the dry as well.



My local shop told me they can't get them because Maxxis had stopped making them. They lied :shock:
Dirty Dan's are great in really sloppy conditions, they just dig in and find grip. They are a bit dodgy on roots so you have to be a bit careful. Swampy's are ok in sloppy conditions, they lack all out grip but when they let go they are really predictable.

lol, naughty. Don't know why bike shops bother making up fibs like that, they're losing out on custom after all. Unless they managed to flog you something more expensive?
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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sun Sep 09, 2012 19:05 pm

Tried to sell me Wet Screams but I don't like them.

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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby mrmonkfinger » Mon Sep 10, 2012 14:09 pm

ilovedirt wrote:Also, with the wheels, those superstar DHX ones are pretty solid from what I hear


I think you'll struggle to find better, certainly for the cash that superstar want (£130).

IIRC the DHX rims are now using Alex rims.

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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby Angry Bird » Mon Sep 10, 2012 14:22 pm

I thought the swampthings were being discontinued, despite them being listed on their website, which is why they're a bugger to get, CRC, nextdaytyres, wiggle etc not having them.

Although there was a rumour maxxis were going back on that... but AFAIK they're discontinued.

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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby ilovedirt » Mon Sep 10, 2012 16:30 pm

mrmonkfinger wrote:IIRC the DHX rims are now using Alex rims.

Always have been.
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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby ilovedirt » Mon Sep 10, 2012 16:31 pm

Angry Bird wrote:I thought the swampthings were being discontinued, despite them being listed on their website, which is why they're a bugger to get, CRC, nextdaytyres, wiggle etc not having them.

Although there was a rumour maxxis were going back on that... but AFAIK they're discontinued.

Fair enough, seems you're right, I only did a quick google and checked the maxxis website. Bit of a shame, I really like swampthings.
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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby mrmonkfinger » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:05 am

ilovedirt wrote:
mrmonkfinger wrote:IIRC the DHX rims are now using Alex rims.

Always have been.


Didn't superstar used to use Mach 1?

Or do you mean the DHX have always been Alex?

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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby RockmonkeySC » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:23 am

I thought Superstar have always been Alex. I would pay the extra for Mavic EX721 rims. It's an extra £70 but they are bombproof, best DH rims I have owned.
I wouldn't use Stans Flows, they seem to be a little weak for hard DH riding, more like a heavy duty AM rim.

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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby ilovedirt » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:18 pm

Yeah as far as I know, all Superstar rims have always been by Alex.
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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby Maddog1979 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 02:10 am

More bits arrived,
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Nano tech's

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Signature Seat

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Mavix 729's on switch/tank hubs

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Nearly there now.. only got cassette and tubes and tyres left to get and then fully build it all.

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Re: "Boudicca" WIP Orange 224

Postby Maddog1979 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 20:33 pm

Just ordered all the reamining parts.

Shimano 105 5700 11-25T cassette
Maxxis minion DHF 2.5 and 2.35 tyres
Tubes
YBN heavy duty chain

Just need to get it all built now.

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Re: "Boudicca" Orange 224

Postby Maddog1979 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 20:20 pm

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She's finally finished!!!
It's a been a real labour of love for the last 12 months.. can't wait to get start my venture into downhill.

Sorry for the crappy pic.. i'll get some more done with my SLR next week.

Frame: Orange 224 (unknown year)
Shock : Fox DHX 5.0 500lb spring
Forks: Marzocchi 88 RC3 EVO
Bars: Nukeproof 760mm 20mm rise
Stem: FUNN direct mount
Headset: Hope
Grips: Superstar

Front Brake Lever assy: XT 785
Front Caliper: XT 785
Front disc: XT 785 203mm
Rear Brake Lever assy: XT 785
Rear Caliper: XT 785
Rear Disc: XT 785 203mm
Hoses: XT 785


Shifters: 2013 Shimano Zee
Front Mech: N/A
Rear Mech: 2013 Shimano Zee M640
Chain Device: E Thirteen

Seat: Superstar signature
Seat Post: Thompson Elite
Seat Post Clamp: Hope

Cranks: Shimano M810
Chainring(s): E Thirteen 7075 38T
Chain: YBN heavy Duty
Cassette: Shimano 105 11-28T
Pedals: Superstarh Nano
Bottom Bracket: Hope

Front Wheel:
Rim: Mavic ex729
Spokes: Black double butted
Hub: Superstar switch evo
Tube: Schwalbe
Tyre: Maxxis Minion DHF DP 42a 2.5

Back Wheel:
Rim: Mavix ex729
Spokes: Black double butted
Hub: Superstar switch evo
Tube: Schwalbe
Tyre: Maxxis DHR DP 42a 2.35

Massive thank you to MJCycles in Warrington for getting the bike built up.

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Re: "Boudicca" Orange 224 (finished on Page 3)

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Oct 20, 2012 18:55 pm

Nice build. Those old 224's ride great.

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Re: "Boudicca" Orange 224 (finished on Page 3)

Postby Maddog1979 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 13:14 pm

Cheers :)

Balls, i'm not back from work before it gets dark.. i'll do better pics at the weekend.

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Re: "Boudicca" Orange 224 (finished on Page 3)

Postby ilovedirt » Tue Oct 23, 2012 15:13 pm

Tidy! :)
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