Guess what? Headset issues delay build.
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Posted on: November 2, 2010
Be interested to see how this goes – Brakes, Crankset, Forks in particular, as well as your take on the frame
I prefer not to weigh bikes until I’ve had a couple of rides on them. Don’t want it to influence how I judge the feel of the bike etc. I’ll weigh it soon enough though and let y’all know
I completely disagreed with the people who said this frame was fugly. I thought it was gorgeous.
Now its built up I can see that they might have been right though.. This is one goddam strange looking bike
A bit of an odd build there in two places: A dropping seatpost? Time Z-control pedals? Two free-ride sort of features on an otherwise quite XCish build.
The bars are 720mm wide too
I want XC weight where it won’t unduly affect the bike’s handling/capability. Hence cage-pedals (I find non-cage Time pedals not as supportive in rough/hard corners etc). And a droppy post is great for flat-out, don’t-want-to-stop riding that takes in terrain where you don’t want a saddle jammed up your crotch.
Should be fantastic. Looking forward to your updates.
why didn’t you go for a 120mm fork? I’ve just ordered one and going to put a f120 rlc on there. I guess if I don’t like it i’ll put to down to 100mm.
it just sounds like a 120mm fork would suit the riding you want to do, plus I’m keen to hear of what others think of the bike with a longer fork
At least if you run out of room on the radiator to dry stuff you could hang it off your rear brake hose.
When the diffrence between a smile and frown can be measured in mm.
Nice bike anyway, least you can look at it when there is nothing bu poo on t.v
Stormdrain – over the next few weeks I’ll be putting different stuff on it. Starting with 100mm qr fork first. Will put 120mm bolt-thru (maybe tapered) on after that p.s. the correct headset finally arrived and the bike is fully built properly. Debut ride on Monday!
I think it looks ok to be honest. Be interesting to hear how it rides.
Thought of doing a Flux verses a Mach 4 bike off review?
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