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Matt-r8Matt-r8 Posts: 298
edited May 2013 in Your mountain bikes
My latest ride. bit of a work in progress, but plenty of upgrades to come.
Frame is a little heavy so got some light weight pedals and carbon bar. Upgrading from 7 to 9 speed rear mech.
Got some Maxxis Minions for off road duties. Pic of the bike and the upgrades. DSC00649_zps84d85e28.jpgDSC00654_zpsca3944a1.jpgDSC00655_zps19606ba7.jpgDSC00651_zpsf8934826.jpg

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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    You don't seem to have mounts for the brakes and shifters?
  • Matt-r8Matt-r8 Posts: 298
    I've ordered the PARK bicycle maintenance book. Apparently it is all i will need. Going to fit the pedals and seat tomorrow and then go out for a ride up Cannock chase.
  • tarbot18tarbot18 Posts: 531
    i wouldnt be taking that off a curb let alone a trail centre ........

    +1 what the chunky lad said.......
    The family that rides together stays together !

    Boardman Comp 29er 2013

    Whyte T129s 2014 viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=12965414&p=18823801&hilit=whyte+t129s#p18823801

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  • russyhrussyh Posts: 1,375
    Your going to need new wheels as well as getting new forks if you want to run those disc brakes. I doubt the frame has tans on the rear as well.
  • Matt-r8Matt-r8 Posts: 298
    Going to fit a Boxxer WC fork, so that'll sort the braking issue. Frame is really well made with lots of weld to keep it strong.
  • Matt-r8 wrote:
    Going to fit a Boxxer WC fork, so that'll sort the braking issue. Frame is really well made with lots of weld to keep it strong.
    Hopefully, thats a joke.
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Few other problems. Threaded headset and possibly a freewheel on top of the others above.

    Just seem your fork comment - you're joking right?
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,820
    How much is that bike worth now?

    How much will the upgrades cost?

    How much will the bike be worth after the upgrades?

    You have no rear disc brake mounts on the frame.
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  • tarbot18tarbot18 Posts: 531
    theres an old saying about polishing digested food ......
    The family that rides together stays together !

    Boardman Comp 29er 2013

    Whyte T129s 2014 viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=12965414&p=18823801&hilit=whyte+t129s#p18823801

    Road Scott speedster s50 2011
  • Matt-r8Matt-r8 Posts: 298
    200mm travel up front, I'll just plough down the DH. Got some 210mm hope floating rotors coming as well.
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    No it won't
  • It will probably be as good as the Cove and the Big Hit you have on your PB account...

    I'd suggest some Deemax rims (built onto the current hubs) and saint cranks to fully make use of all those strong welds.

    You also need new dustcaps.
  • russyhrussyh Posts: 1,375
    Yeah I just noticed the cove on previous threads. Good piss take though.
  • russyhrussyh Posts: 1,375
    Let me also guess you are going to convert to 10x1 speed and run a road cassette with a 48t front ring but this will be your do everything bike so you want it to climb as well as glide over 2ft boulders?
  • Matt-r8Matt-r8 Posts: 298
    Busted. It's my new work bike. Comes complete with twisted crank arms and the bars are about half the width of the ones on my other bike.
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,222
    Matt-r8 wrote:
    Busted. It's my new work bike. Comes complete with twisted crank arms and the bars are about half the width of the ones on my other bike.

    Nicely played though. Considering the plethora of BSOs fighting for glory on here at the moment.
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  • Matt-r8Matt-r8 Posts: 298
    BSO?
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Objects which appear to be bikes
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