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A Big Thanks

r3hxnr3hxn Posts: 127
edited June 2014 in Your mountain bikes
So I started out a a few months back, a casual, part time project to dismantle an old damaged bike in storage and build me a new mtb from the ground up, carrying over as much as I possibly could. Reading up as I went a long, sourcing parts as and when I understood what they were! once upon a time I knew not my top tube from my down tube let alone my bottom bracket from my headset.... but.... my bike was christened with its first ride this weekend and I can confirm it did not fall apart, and yes I am alive !

So all I wanted to say was a big, huge thank you to everyone who responded to posts and cries for help. All the helpful tips and pointers in the right direction and most of all the patience, never once was I met with a "go and google it" comment or made to feel like a complete noob, as seems to be the norm with most natural order, human hierarchies on forums.

I hope the project will continue and I will be upgrading aspects of the bike on going, as the wallet allows. bringing the colour scheme a bit more unified too.

p.s I've also learnt, I hate all things Cannondale ! propitiatory **** of ***



Cannondale Cx2 Hybrid
Scott Scale - Custom mtb - Work in progress


  • :D Well done. Did you ride through some yellow paint ?
  • Posts: 4,067
    Looks really nice. Good work.
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  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    have you got a gopro? :wink:

    looks really nice mate, I do like the stealth black look
  • CqcCqc Posts: 951
    Nice forks and frame, but ditch the stickers and tyres
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    Play around with how the bars sit (if you havent already) look a bit "painful" like they are to me.

    Lose the stickers - unless you are sponsored.
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  • imsimonimsimon Posts: 181
    Sorry to be a bit of a noob myself but what frame is that?

    And yeah those stickers need to go
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    Scott Aspect isn't it?
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  • r3hxnr3hxn Posts: 127
    I believe the frame was listed as a Scott Scale.

    Criticism on the stickers noted ! have since scaled it back a little.

    Tyres, I agree they need to go. but its probably the last bit I will swap out as I can probably live with it for now.

    I've got the bug, bought myself some new wheels & bb7 brakes. I think soon, when you ask me what I carried over from my old bike, I will probably answer "only the handle bars !"

    i'll accept any advise on the handlebar positioning. I agree, it doesn't yet quite feel 'right'. But not having much experience with different set ups, I don't yet know a good set up from a bad setup. I do think the stem is perhaps too short, as its not as stable as I would like? ( I think it was 90mm).

    Cannondale Cx2 Hybrid
    Scott Scale - Custom mtb - Work in progress
  • CqcCqc Posts: 951
    Spray paint the tyres black then
  • r3hxnr3hxn Posts: 127
    Mark 2:

    New wheels, tyres, brakes, levers, grips,

    Striped back some of the stickers



    Cannondale Cx2 Hybrid
    Scott Scale - Custom mtb - Work in progress
  • buddy_clubbuddy_club Posts: 935
    I had a pair of those wheels on my old Carrera, really liked them for a cheap set.
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  • CqcCqc Posts: 951
    Awesome! Massive improvement!
  • IDaveIDave Posts: 223
    Looking much better now - ditch the GoPro stickers too and it'll be the perfect stealth machine.
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