Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki: update 12/5

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Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki: update 12/5

Postby mrmonkfinger » Fri Mar 23, 2012 13:45 pm

Afternoon all!

This is Mr Beefy. He's a big lad.

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I picked up the frame from the bay not long ago. I'm living the freeride dream this summer.

Yeah, well, at the very least, I'm going to be seriously over-biked.


The story so far:

Frame: Iron Horse Ojiki 2007
Shock: Manitou Evolver ISX6 Intrinsic
Fork: Marzocchi 66 ATA 1.5
Headset: FSA Big Fat Pig 1.5
Stem: Gap Lite OS 1.5
Spacers: FSA 1.5 x3
Seatclamp: Hope
Seatpost: Funn V3

More to come...
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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki

Postby mrmonkfinger » Mon Apr 09, 2012 07:29 am

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki

Postby mrmonkfinger » Mon Apr 09, 2012 07:32 am

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almost finished now, just waiting on:

cranks: FSA gravity light double + bash
guide: MRP LRP
pedals: not sure yet
gear cables
20mm hub adaptors

spec:

Frame: Iron Horse Ojiki 2007 7"
Shock: Manitou Evolver ISX6 Intrinsic
Fork: Marzocchi 66 ATA 1.5 7"
Headset: FSA Big Fat Pig 1.5
Spacers: FSA 1.5 x3
Stem: FSA Gap Lite OS 1.5
Bars: FSA Gravity Riser 710mm
Seatpost: Funn V3
Seatclamp: Hope
Seat: Funn
Grips: bikehut lock ons
BB: Hope
Shifters: XT 9spd
Mech F: XT 9spd
Mech R: XT 9spd
Cassette: SRAM 990
Chain: KMC X9
Brakes: Avid Elixir 5
Rotors: Avid 6" rear, EBC 8" front
Hubs: Hope pro evos
Spokes: ACI Alpina DB
Rims: Fun Xlrater (Sun SOS)
Tyres: Panaracer CG AM 4X tubeless

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki

Postby specialeyes » Mon Apr 09, 2012 09:57 am

That looks mint mate! I love the colour too, kinda reminds me of mixing a dash of chocolate ice cream in vanilla. 8)

Bet you can't wait to give it a run out!

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki

Postby mrmonkfinger » Tue Apr 10, 2012 14:00 pm

Cheers dude, I think the colour is a bit marmite - not many coffee colour bikes around.

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki

Postby 1mancity2 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 14:28 pm

so what does it weight?

Nice looking bike, looks like it can take a pasting or too!
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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki

Postby mrmonkfinger » Wed Apr 11, 2012 08:39 am

I'm afraid to put it on the scales!

Apparently these things were about 40lbs+ in original spec (marz coil 55 & fox van r coil). It might be a pound or two less with the air shock/fork - when I've got the cranks & guide fitted I'll see what it comes in at.

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki

Postby Thewaylander » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:59 am

Personally I'd go back to coild and take the wieght hit on this bike, be wicked plush for hammering down :P

Like it though.

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki

Postby mrmonkfinger » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:54 pm

Cheers :)

The frame had a Fox Van R fitted - so if I don't get on with the Manitou I can always switch back. There's not a huge amount about the Manitou on the net but what I read suggests it rides very smoothly with more mid stroke support than most air shocks... I guess I'll see soon enough.

Got the Hope adaptors & cables now, so enough to get out riding very soon :D Cranks are in the post but don't need them right away, just want to get out and start getting the fork & shock set up right.

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki

Postby mrmonkfinger » Sat May 12, 2012 15:41 pm

Update, finished the build now and been out for a couple of fairly unexciting flat test rides. Pedals surprisingly well for a 180mm bike. With the current spec list it weighs 16kg (35lbs) which is pretty good, I think.

Going to get down to FoD or CwmCarn soon and give it a proper run!

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki: update 12/5

Postby Thewaylander » Sat May 12, 2012 18:34 pm

Liking it mate.

Let us know what you think of the bombers! i think those guys are really coming back on form this last year or so!

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki: update 12/5

Postby mrmonkfinger » Mon May 14, 2012 07:32 am

Thanks fella :)

After giving it a shake down at FoD yesterday I'm chuffed, it rides great. It's far more capable than I am. Need to get the shock & fork tweaked a bit, and add some frame protection sorted, but that's about it.

The bombers are mega-plush so far. Mine are 2009 (the danger year) but I did get them very cheap (£200, new).


On the downside - the cranks pinch bolts came loose, despite being torqued to spec :( Let's hope they stay done up now, losing a crank arm is really not cool.

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki: update 12/5

Postby fyldesmurf » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:46 am

How are you finding it? You're the only other person i've seen with a Yakuza, had mine about a year now as well, mine's orange though. I see yours is called Mr Beefy, clearly we were thinking on the same lines, i like to call mine Daisy the cow :D

If you upgraded the shock yourself would you happen to know the stroke length?

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki: update 12/5

Postby mrmonkfinger » Fri Jul 13, 2012 15:43 pm

fyldesmurf wrote:How are you finding it? You're the only other person i've seen with a Yakuza, had mine about a year now as well, mine's orange though. I see yours is called Mr Beefy, clearly we were thinking on the same lines, i like to call mine Daisy the cow :D

If you upgraded the shock yourself would you happen to know the stroke length?


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Yeah you don't see a lot of Iron Horses around! As for the name its about as chubby as its owner :D

Its spot on for what I wanted - a solid burly AM/FR. The only thing I'd think about changing is to try and find a 1 1/8" fork to give the option of sticking an angleset in there and slacking the headangle for DH duties.

Shock is a 220x70. IIRC the earlier frames were a slightly different size though so worth getting the tape measure out...

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki: update 12/5

Postby paul.skibum » Sat Jul 14, 2012 20:36 pm

mrmonkfinger wrote:Thanks fella :)

After giving it a shake down at FoD yesterday I'm chuffed, it rides great. It's far more capable than I am. Need to get the shock & fork tweaked a bit, and add some frame protection sorted, but that's about it.

The bombers are mega-plush so far. Mine are 2009 (the danger year) but I did get them very cheap (£200, new).


On the downside - the cranks pinch bolts came loose, despite being torqued to spec :( Let's hope they stay done up now, losing a crank arm is really not cool.


We had those cranks on our rental fleet of a-lines last summer and they did have a tendency to come loose - had a couple of punters lose crank arms mid run but generally they just worked a little loose and caused the chain to drop.

If I recall they dont have the plastic screw in plug for extra security like shimano ht2 crank arms which I think causes some fo the issue - too relient on the pinch bolts.
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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki: update 12/5

Postby mrmonkfinger » Mon Jul 16, 2012 08:17 am

paul.skibum wrote:We had those cranks on our rental fleet of a-lines last summer and they did have a tendency to come loose - had a couple of punters lose crank arms mid run but generally they just worked a little loose and caused the chain to drop.

If I recall they dont have the plastic screw in plug for extra security like shimano ht2 crank arms which I think causes some fo the issue - too relient on the pinch bolts.


plastic plug? do you mean the preload bolt?

not sure I follow - on shimano the pinch bolts also do all the work of holding the crank on. am I missing something?

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki: update 12/5

Postby mrmonkfinger » Mon Jan 07, 2013 15:52 pm

I should get some new photos up soon - not a lot of cosmetic differences but some spec changes, mainly to get bigger/better brakes on there:

Avid code 5 callipers plugged onto the Elixir levers + 8" discs at both ends.
FSA Orbit Xtreme headset
Gravity Light bars
Some (white) CRC lock on grips
New seatpost cause I bent the Funn one

Love the ride on anything pointing downwards - definitely a keeper.

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki: update 12/5

Postby mrmonkfinger » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:24 am

Avid Code callipers all fitted, work a treat with the Elixir levers. Could use a single adaptor for the rear brake.

Also fitted some Gravity Light bars. Really comfy and not bad weight, about 290g. "Only" 710mm - but I really like the feel of these, the sweep/rise seems to keep my wrists happy. They're the same shape as my older bars, but they were heavier and are now on my commuter as I hated the flattish XC bars on there.

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki: update 12/5

Postby mrmonkfinger » Fri Mar 08, 2013 16:28 pm

Man down.

My 66's have succumbed to the Marzocchi "stuckdown" curse :(

Either I got to fix them, or its new fork time. Shi-ite.

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Re: Mr Beefy, Yakuza Ojiki: update 12/5

Postby Pesky Jones » Fri Mar 08, 2013 16:35 pm

Such a nice bike - sorry to here that you have the curse.


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