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Intense Socom + Lyriks

Postby bluechair84 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 14:01 pm

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So here it is, the replacement for the Canyon Torque. I've thought about spraying it up as I did the Torque but I'm going to leave it until next year. Now it's arrived, I can see that the frame is a bit scarred, possibly more so than any second hand frame I've ever bought... The pivots seem a bit stiff so I'm going to have to replace all the bearings. The build from the Torque is going to move onto this and the Torque sold on. More to follow as it comes together!
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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby ilovedirt » Thu Nov 01, 2012 19:13 pm

Sweeeeet, love those socom frames :) Probably more of a downhill frame than the torque, I always thought it was more of an enduro/freeride frame adapted for big travel rather than a ground up downhill design.
Also, keep it raw, i reckon they look ace like that, or white.
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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby bluechair84 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 00:08 am

Yeah, the torque feels too 'safe'. I'll be leaving it raw until the spring at least, but there's loads of scratches that would be nice to get out, so I might look at sanding and buffing it back to fresh.

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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby DCR00 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 08:42 am

niiiiice

gonna be keeping a close eye on this

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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby paul.skibum » Fri Nov 02, 2012 20:42 pm

Hairy Bikers? Dunno about Socom more like Socamp!
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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby bluechair84 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 14:22 pm

paul.skibum wrote:Hairy Bikers? Dunno about Socom more like Socamp!


Just to keep with the random TV show referencing; Que? As Manuel would say.

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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby paul.skibum » Mon Nov 05, 2012 06:36 am

I think I see a hairy bikers cook book in the background there! I f**king hate the hairy bikers! :lol:
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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby bluechair84 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 07:08 am

Ah I see! Well for you sir, I recommend 'Beer-can Chicken'! That's a proper redneck cook book that. Every recipe is; take can of beer, jam up backside of bird. Cook on a BBQ. Gobble.

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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby minley1 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 07:53 am

bluechair84 wrote:Image

So here it is, the replacement for the Canyon Torque. I've thought about spraying it up as I did the Torque but I'm going to leave it until next year. Now it's arrived, I can see that the frame is a bit scarred, possibly more so than any second hand frame I've ever bought... The pivots seem a bit stiff so I'm going to have to replace all the bearings. The build from the Torque is going to move onto this and the Torque sold on. More to follow as it comes together!


Just wondering, how did you manage to take a 'photo in Terry & June's living room?

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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby bluechair84 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:52 am

Sometimes Terry needs a hand giving June carpet burn.

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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby The Rookie » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:18 am

I'd just polish the frame back to a near burnished finish, then use car wax to prevent oxidation, my mates GF's GT is like that, looks nice!

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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby bluechair84 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 13:36 pm

The Beginner wrote:I'd just polish the frame back to a near burnished finish, then use car wax to prevent oxidation, my mates GF's GT is like that, looks nice!

It will definitely be this way for a little while yet. It might be that next summer I've come to love the raw finish so much I just leave it... I haven't sold the Canyon yet but I bet I'll loose a load of money on it. Leaving the Socom should help if it ever gets sold on!

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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby bluechair84 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 20:34 pm

Well, it's taken me a bit of time to work out the dropouts... The Socom / Uzzi dropouts (same rear triangle) are not G3, but all the holes are the same. G3 has more cut away allowing it to slot into different mounting points on the frame adjusting the geo. The 951 uses G3, but they might be different specs which would alter the geo again. Intense or CRC sell them at ridiculous prices, Works used to make some but don't anymore... Precision still make them but again, expensive and they ship from the US... ExtraUK do, but only in 150/135mm... But I have finally got some 142mm ones! However, I might be having second thoughts as they were so hard to get hold of in the first place that if I ding the mech hanger, I'm bugger. Anyway, update in brief, it's going to have a 142mm rear end. Next update in 4 weeks time when the next paypacket comes... :(

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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby bluechair84 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 14:09 pm

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It's coming along now! I'm just waiting on the arrival of my 142mm rear end before the wheels can go on, but otherwise It's pretty much done. Needs a clean though.
One issue had whilst building this morning was the cable routing. There are guides along the downtube, and then the seatstays. This would leave a large S curve of unsupported lines to the back end. So Instead I've opted to pass the lines inside the stanchions, under the top tube, above the shock where they are zip-tied and on to the seatstays. Ideally, I'd also like to pass the lines through the upper link but that will mean taking apart and bleeding the caliper, so I'll do that in the future.
Oh, and the ti spring I think might be a touch to short... I measure the amount of space betwwn the coils on the stock steel spring, and it's slightly larger than that of the ti spring. As long as the longer steel spring doesn't compress until it's almost binding, then the ti will be alright. Something I'll have to keep an eye on when I start using full travel.

edit-- and the LG1 I have unfortunately won't fit as the frame is not ISCG 05... gutted.


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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby ilovedirt » Sun Dec 02, 2012 02:18 am

that thing looks even nicer up close, sweet frame :)
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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby bluechair84 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 09:32 am

ilovedirt wrote:that thing looks even nicer up close, sweet frame :)

8) Cheers. Can't wait to get the new dropouts and sit on her for the first time!

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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby bluechair84 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 18:42 pm

It's so nearly here... but still so much to do!

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Comes in at about 37lbs without a chain or a guide. Issues so far; I've serious problems with the frame bearings and didn't get many ideas over in the workshop thread. What seems to have happened is that the bolt holding the bearing in is seized to the inner race on both sides of the upper link (main triangle bolts). On one side, undoing the bolt has pulled out the bearing to the point that the bolt is no longer threaded into the frame - and it now just spins with the inner race and I can't get the fracker out. On the otherside, the bearing is so siezed into the linkage that undoing the bolt flexes out the link. I'm going to try some g-clamps but can't quite get the time to go to the local hardware store. So though it looks close to being rideable, until I get the bearings resolved it's going nowhere... And I haven't been so excited to ride in longer than I can remember... I want to feel how this girl shreds!!

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Re: Intense Socom WIP

Postby chez_m356 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 19:19 pm

bluechair84 wrote:Image
    bloody camwhores, get em sorted :lol:
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Re: Intense Socom (nearly there)

Postby bluechair84 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 20:04 pm

I do feel like Elmer Fudd at the moment, damn rabbits are decimating our Christmas tree...


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