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Old 02-04-2010, 11:24 AM
warner warner is offline
Motorized Bicycle Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: ELGIN, IL
Posts: 60
Default Photos of my bike

Here's a few photos of my bike in various states of completion from last year. I have since started to make several additional upgrades to it. I wanted to raise my bars up for a more upright riding position, and get a disc brake up front - the rim brakes slowing down from 40mph are not too confidence inspiring...Hehehe. When I started compiling my list that follows, I realized that the only parts that are original to the bike will be the Frame, the crank arms, and the front deraileur...that's IT! Everything has has or will be replaced before Spring arrives here in Chicagoland! Here's my list, followed by a few photos:

During initial build, I replaced:

Pedals with metal cage bmx style pedals
Bottom bracket set – replaced with new guts
Seat post with Suspension seat post
Old seat with Cloud 9 seat
Rear wheel with heavy duty rear wheel (48 spoke heavy duty for Staton kit)
Tires - twice, before settling on the Specialized Armadillo Nimbus tires with spin skins liners – no more flats!
Replaced rear derailleur that got bent somehow

And the recent or pending upgrades:

Stock forks with Rockshox Dart 2 Suspension forks
Front rim brakes with Avid BB7 Mechanical front disc brake
Rear brake assembly with Avid Single Digit 7 brake
Both brake cables –front with SRAM pitstop full metal jacket, back with alligator cable
Grip shifters, grips, and cables with SRAM 3.0 grip shifter set
Threaded headset (converted to threadless) with FSA the pig headset
Threaded stem with Sette Edge 2014 O/S Stem 31.8
Handlebars with Sette Duo O/S 31.8 Riser Bar 2014 2 ˝” Rise
Brake levers with 09 Avid Speed Dial 7 Levers
Front wheel with Forte’ Terramax wheel with hub for disc rotor

My remaining project list:

Measure and cut steerer tube to correct length

Install Star nut into fork tube

Grease headset bearings, install custom spacer, and adjust stem/handlebars

Replace rear brake assembly, cable, and lever

Replace grip shifters with new ones and adjust derailleurs

Move all controls to new handlebars – replace kill switch

Figure out headlight, headlight switch, and horn mounting

Check all cable routings – zip tie where necessary

Remove and True back wheel.

Align drive chain better and remove one link if necessary due to stretching

Tighten up second muffler mounting – slit and clamp copper tubing?

Upgrade to larger, remote gas tank?

Figure better bag securing method

Clean and lubricate chains

Clean and lube air filter

Re-evaluate contents of bags; remove anything unnecessary

Here's a few photos:
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File Type: jpg MAB21.jpg (243.5 KB, 49 views)
File Type: jpg MAB40.jpg (69.1 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg MAB5.jpg (420.7 KB, 65 views)
File Type: jpg MAB28.jpg (197.6 KB, 79 views)
File Type: jpg Front upgrades 2.jpg (297.0 KB, 49 views)
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