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Old 06-09-2016, 01:48 AM
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Default Re: Finished the 212cc predator build

Congrats on the fast build, however I think a lot of stuff on it looks too weak for the engine. That rag joint will destroy your spokes in under 200mi, probably much less depending on the spoke gauge; the wheel bearings will get torn up, those front brakes ain't gonna cut it... And you'll probably see some frame cracks and pray they aren't in the front triangle. I just had my 2nd crack in under a month with half the hp, fortunately it was in the rear triangle and I could feel it immediately when riding around 35-40mph. The chai stays completely separated from the bottom bracket. My wheels are all double wall aluminum riding on sealed bearing hubs with a hydraulic 200mm disc and a 70mm drum brake. The frame now has been fixed heavy duty in two spots with a brace welded in on the left, and a brace coming soon for the drum brake arm.

If you want to prevent cracks I suggest you at least get a suspension fork!
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