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DCR Demo

DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
edited September 2014 in Your mountain bikes
Afternoon all

Ever since it got rid of Mr Stinks I've had an itch. Despite Tracey being probably the best bike ive ever owned, i still have that itch for a DH rig. Mr Stinks didn't really fit the bill, so ive taken the plunge and got myself a Demo.

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2011 Demo 2 model. Got it for £1,800, which i thought was pretty good.

Spec list

Boxxer World Cups
Fox RC4 Kashima
Renthal Fatbars
Funn Stem
Avid Code XO brakes
Zee Shifter
Saint Rear mech
Zee cranks
RW - Hope Pro2 on Mavic EX721
FW - DT Swiss on FR500
Thomson post
Spesh saddle

The frame is in good nick for a used DH bike. I am tempted to get it resprayed while its in bits, but i think that can wait till next rebuild time.

Its currently in pieces for a good clean and new bearings

Nothing worth changing at the moment really.

Cant wait to take her to Antur :twisted:
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  • ej2320ej2320 Posts: 1,543
    Very nice! Good spec too
  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    Nice! And yeah - great spec sheet. I'd have a couple of those bits for my Session - we can start with the fork and the cranks please :lol:
    "Why have that extra tooth if you're not using it?" - Brian Lopes

    Votec V.SX Enduro 'Alpine Thug' 2012/2013 build

    Trek Session 8
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    I cant decide whether to keep the cranks or swap them with the Saints i have on Tracey

    Hmmm

    Had a good look at the bearings last night. Most of them (bar the BB pivot) are toast. Luckily the seller had a bad of bearings that hadn't been used, so i only need 4 for the horst pivot. Did two last night (in the shock linkage), and will do another 4 tomorrow night.

    Then a good clean and reassembly
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 14,770
    Very nice bike. Proper good downhill bike. Unfortunately Demos take a certain riding style to get the best out of them so I have never managed to ride one fast but there's a good reason why so many racers use Demos and it's certainly not because of the price!
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    I'm not trying to be cheeky, but do you ride downhill anywhere other than antur?
    There's loads of stuff in north wales that's closer, and upliftable.
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    Antur is my favourite TBF

    I'm gonna join Foels and I plan to start going to Rev too
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Fair enough, I got a little bored of antur after my second or third visit, it's a little samey IMO. Foel is awesome, and so is revolution, super tech.
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 14,770
    I didn't really think much of Antur either. It's ok but I don't like the very artificial feel of it. There's some blinding stuff in North Wales. Llangollen is the work of a mad man, so much fun. Bala is really good as well.
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    Spent last night doing some of the bearings

    LinkageBearings_zpsb9188e13.jpg

    Nice new bearings in the S link

    Spent around an hour hammering out the busted bearing races from the BB pivot. Although this pivot felt ok, when i took the rear end off to clean and check, those bearings were seized as well. Made a bit of a mess too, so the bearing seat will need some love before i reinstall new bearings

    This bike has not been looked after. Pretty much every bearing was either seized, or rough as guts.

    More bearings on the way from MB
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    I hope you got it for a good price then!
    I'd love a new shape demo. Maybe when I have a job... :p
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    the frame is in good nick, just hasn't been maintained very well

    i paid £1,800, which is a decent price given the spec list
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 14,770
    Those linkage bearings are prone to wearing. As with all linkage bearings they only see a fraction of a full turn so once a year take it apart and turn the bearings 180 degrees so the load is on a fresher part of the bearing inner race.
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    Great idea. Will do that on Tracey too.

    Bearings arrived today, but only 6 of 8
  • BloggingFitBloggingFit Posts: 919
    One nice looking bike that.
    Bird Aeris : Trek Remedy 9.9 29er : Trek Procaliber 9.8 SL
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    After some grinding with the Dremel, the bearing seat on the side that I had problems with seems to have accepted a new bearing without issue. Hard to tell for sure until I put the second bearing.
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    Maiden voyage at Antur in Friday. 3rd run in and I've gone OTB on Black Powder. Fractured radius. Have spent 2 days in hospital.

    Bike fine. Anyone wanna buy a Demo?
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    Nicked from Stiniog last night

    Please can people keep an eye out

    IMG_20140727_204020_zps109787d6.jpg

    Distinguishing features

    the wheels dont match - the front is the DT Swiss wheel that came with the bike originally, the rear is a Hope hub (in gunsmoke) laced to a Mavic EX719 rim

    the fork decals are from the latest version of the Boxxer and dont match the print on the stanctions

    the forks are world cups, but have been converted to coil

    the brake and gear cables crossover twice as they come down the downtube

    there is a small dent on the NDS bottom chain stay

    the seatpost has been cut down
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    Sorry to hear that. What was it doing there if you are off the bike with a broken arm!
    Closet jockey wheel pimp censored .
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    that's where i broke it

    they kept the bike in their lockup as i couldnt drive home

    was due to pick it and my car up next weekend

    they've lost 6 hire bikes too
  • holiverholiver Posts: 729
    That is terrible mate. Hope you are able to recover it.
  • ej2320ej2320 Posts: 1,543
    what a joke.. always amazes me what people will do for some easy cash
    Hope you get it back, I'll keep an eye out
  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,537
    How was it stolen from Stiniog
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    It was in their lockup. At some point I imagine this became an unlockup, presumably by use of force, and the contents were removed...
  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,537
    njee20 wrote:
    It was in their lockup. At some point I imagine this became an unlockup, presumably by use of force, and the contents were removed...

    ohrly
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    cops said that a van was spotted during the day, clearly casing the place

    they forced the padlocks off the lockup doors and emptied out the contents

    4 hire bikes and my Demo

    cops have photos of mine and a detailed description
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Are they / you insured?
    Current:
    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    they are, but its unclear if my bike would be included, or just the hire bikes

    i am under my home insurance, but again, not sure if this situation is covered or not
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Yeah I can see it being tricky on both.

    Hope you find the bike, and if not hope the insurance works out some how!
    Current:
    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    what a complete sh1tter. The bike was secured so I'm guessing it should be covered under your own insurance? All these bike nicking stories make me depressed, glad I live in the censored end of France, none of that going on over here. Anyway - Good luck
    "Why have that extra tooth if you're not using it?" - Brian Lopes

    Votec V.SX Enduro 'Alpine Thug' 2012/2013 build

    Trek Session 8
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