Photos of my bike

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  1. warner

    warner New Member

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    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 ½” 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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  2. HBfisherman

    HBfisherman New Member

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    Intresting setup you got there. I can tell alot of work went on to get it to the state that its in, nice job!
     
  3. warner

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    Thanks! Yeah, a lot of work and thought went into it. The last photo shows the new suspension forks and front disc brake. As you can see, the spacer I'll need for my steerer tube is huge (about 4") and rather than stacking a bunch of those spacers from the bike shop on top of each other, the guys in my machine shop here at work are going to make me a single billet spacer (basically an aluminum tube with the correct ID and OD). I'm waiting for that.....I'm going to stop by the back of the building and see if they're going to have it for me this week. I'd like to get going on it and that's my sticking point right now. I'm kinda' looking forward to riding it with the new forks and brakes and more upright riding position...

    Warner
     
  4. the paper boy

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    Wow nice bike how fast have you gone on it?brnot
     
  5. warner

    warner New Member

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    Top speed was 40.75 according to my speedo, which should be propery calibrated to my wheel/tire size. I will check it's accuracy with my GPS this year......I bought myself one for Christmas. :) I'll upload photos of it once it's all done with the winter mods I'm doing now...

    Warner
     
  6. the paper boy

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    lol wow that is so awsome that you have a gps for you bike hope it comes in handy lol.flg.
     
  7. warner

    warner New Member

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    Hahaha...not exactly. I bought the GPS for my cars (and my always-lost mother in law!). But I can attach it to the bike and check the accuracy of my speedo.....just one time to see how close it is, and if it reads high or low. :)


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