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Sir.SwishSir.Swish Posts: 80
edited March 2014 in Your mountain bikes
7:00am en route:
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After getting home I began bolting on odds and sods that were laying around

Shimano Hone front mech
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SRAM 9spd rear mech, SRAM PC951 chain + X-7 shifter
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Ended up with this freezing cold and shaky photo.
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Before buying a BB and crankset I'm unsure whether to do away with the front mech and go 1x9, but I have no money... So it's not going anywhere yet anyway.
2015 Giant Glory 1 27.5
1975 Vindec Vogue
1968 Raleigh RSW "Boris"

xX Forever in our hearts mum Xx

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  • mrleemrlee Posts: 499
    6 hour drive? I'd want a censored as well, lol
  • I'll make up for it by wiping my junk on the curtains
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    xX Forever in our hearts mum Xx
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    6 hour drive would be a long walk.
  • Post 1 updated
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  • Sir.SwishSir.Swish Posts: 80
    edited March 2014
    Decided to go single sprocket up front, mech and shifter removed today, bought used Shimano M460 cranks from LBS with a 34t ring on order plus new shallow crank bolts, also bought Nukeproof flat pedals + Hope skewers
    2015 Giant Glory 1 27.5
    1975 Vindec Vogue
    1968 Raleigh RSW "Boris"

    xX Forever in our hearts mum Xx
  • Sir.SwishSir.Swish Posts: 80
    edited March 2014
    Chain device is on back order at LBS so won't arrive until next week! :( Came home with a sunrace BB and did a mock-up to make sure the cranks were a good fit. Itching to get out on it now!

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    Gave me a chance to park it up against my girlfriends 2013 Myka

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    2015 Giant Glory 1 27.5
    1975 Vindec Vogue
    1968 Raleigh RSW "Boris"

    xX Forever in our hearts mum Xx
  • It lives!

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    Chain device and 34t

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    ...and the remaining 4865% of the hill!

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    2015 Giant Glory 1 27.5
    1975 Vindec Vogue
    1968 Raleigh RSW "Boris"

    xX Forever in our hearts mum Xx
  • Thanks :wink:
    2015 Giant Glory 1 27.5
    1975 Vindec Vogue
    1968 Raleigh RSW "Boris"

    xX Forever in our hearts mum Xx
  • What make is the chain device ? nice bike btw.
    people are like pens if they don't work shake em
  • Cheers :) RSP chain device, can be found on eBay for £35
    2015 Giant Glory 1 27.5
    1975 Vindec Vogue
    1968 Raleigh RSW "Boris"

    xX Forever in our hearts mum Xx
  • Sir.SwishSir.Swish Posts: 80
    edited March 2014
    Rockshox Sektor RL Dual Position 150mm, Hope hub converted to maxle 15, bar angle changed, 180mm rotor moved to the back to make way for new Shimano Deore M615 up front due to my Elixir 5's failing

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    2015 Giant Glory 1 27.5
    1975 Vindec Vogue
    1968 Raleigh RSW "Boris"

    xX Forever in our hearts mum Xx
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    That is a massively long fork for the handjob frame.....
    Closet jockey wheel pimp censored .
  • I'm told the max travel for a HJ is 130mm, but the bike seems to handle these brilliantly so far
    2015 Giant Glory 1 27.5
    1975 Vindec Vogue
    1968 Raleigh RSW "Boris"

    xX Forever in our hearts mum Xx
  • Sir.SwishSir.Swish Posts: 80
    400mm Richey seatpost (seat angle has been changed)
    Shimano M615 brakes up front

    Shorter stem, wider bars and new paint job in a couple of weeks (quite fancy Volkswagen Cherry Red) Squeezing in one more 30 miler tomorrow before it's stripped down

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    A new camera would go down nicely aswell...
    2015 Giant Glory 1 27.5
    1975 Vindec Vogue
    1968 Raleigh RSW "Boris"

    xX Forever in our hearts mum Xx
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    Sir.Swish wrote:
    I'm told the max travel for a HJ is 130mm, but the bike seems to handle these brilliantly so far

    I think its recommended for 100-120 with 130 max but I have only ever run mine at 115 max and I found it too slack at that with a very wandering front end.

    Personally I find that when run at 100 its a wicked fun, fast handling ride, when I turn my u turns to 115 its good downhill but not so good as a mile eating machine.

    Just watch the 150 isn't stressing the welds too much....
    Closet jockey wheel pimp censored .
  • Sir.SwishSir.Swish Posts: 80
    I always thought half an inch of weld could carry half a tonne? Can the extra 30mm really compromise the steel that much?
    2015 Giant Glory 1 27.5
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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    Sir.Swish wrote:
    I always thought half an inch of weld could carry half a tonne? Can the extra 30mm really compromise the steel that much?

    Well the max travel thing is there for some reason....do you not find it a handful uphill though with that fork?
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,747
    Sir.Swish wrote:
    I always thought half an inch of weld could carry half a tonne? Can the extra 30mm really compromise the steel that much?
    You have a total mass of circa 100-110Kg (rider+kit+bike-front wheel wait) travelling downhill at upto 30mph and the front wheel hitting obects that try and force it back (Instantaneous G forces will be close to 1G - any more and you'll sail over the bars), that wheel is centred on a long lever arm (the forks - for 150mm typically 21" ish) which is supported over a relatively short headtube (typically about 5")......you can get some quite large forces involved (about 4 times the impact force on the front wheel), both trying to elongate the top tube/weld or buckle the downtube - in fact on that censored packet calc, just under 1/2 tonne. Still it's your face!
  • Sir.SwishSir.Swish Posts: 80
    I have had some extra advice from Steve at Cove and he agrees that it's not wise to constantly run the forks at max travel so I'll adjust them down when I refit them. I will at least have a use for all 150mm of travel on the next project 8)

    For now at least, it's back! Hoping to get some hardware bolted to it this weekend including a new shorter 70mm raceface stem.

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    2015 Giant Glory 1 27.5
    1975 Vindec Vogue
    1968 Raleigh RSW "Boris"

    xX Forever in our hearts mum Xx
  • GT-ArrowheadGT-Arrowhead Posts: 2,507
    Love that! Nice touch with the gold Raceface decal.

    Powdercoat?
  • Sir.SwishSir.Swish Posts: 80
    Thanks bud 8) Normal basecoat and lacquer courtesy of my local bodyshop :)
    2015 Giant Glory 1 27.5
    1975 Vindec Vogue
    1968 Raleigh RSW "Boris"

    xX Forever in our hearts mum Xx
  • Sir.SwishSir.Swish Posts: 80
    Finally built, still some parts to go but overall I'm dead chuffed. Forks now running at 110mm travel

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    Current setup:

    Frame: 2004 Cove HJ
    Forks: Rockshox Sektor Dual Position Coil
    F Wheel: Mavic 719
    R Wheel: Mavic 321
    Crankset: Shimano Deore + Blackspire 34T + RSP chain device
    F Brake: Shimano Deore M615 + Avid 180mm
    R Brake: Avid Elixir 1 + Hayes 180mm
    Tyres: 2.1 Panaracer Fire XC Pro
    Saddle: Charge Scoop on Richey 400mm alloy post
    Stem: Junk, needs changing
    Bars: Junk, needs changing
    Shifter: SRAM X-7
    Rear Mech: SRAM 3.0
    2015 Giant Glory 1 27.5
    1975 Vindec Vogue
    1968 Raleigh RSW "Boris"

    xX Forever in our hearts mum Xx
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