Bike build weekend…
Finally getting around to building up a 29er Scandal I’ve had since last xmas…
Hope headset went in with a bit of bodging as my press didn’t fit the 1.5″ bottom cup. Ended up improvising with a couple of the spinny locking things that go on the end of bar bells. Seatpost, clamp and stem are parts bin bits that will be replaced at some point. Bar is a lovely new carbon Mt Zoom one. Forks are Reba RL’s from Merlin.
Wheels will be Crest Hope Hoops thanks to the Halfords PSA. Shifting will be 10 speed X9. Brakes need to come off another bike, Elixir something or other. And crankset will be XT with a single 34t Renthal loaned from another bike. Got a set of Racing Ralphs to go on, bad timing with the winter gloop!Posted 4 years ago
A Cotes du Rhone is my current build tipple.
Got the boy back to sleep and the cranks off the doner bike. In need of a serious clean though.
Sandwicheater, forks are 100mm. Already got a LT HT for the tricky trails, the Scandal is going to be a bit more xc race. Are those revs on yours?
Mosey, nice build and nice looking tipple!Posted 4 years agoThrustyjustMember
Another Scandal build here. Just think, if On One sent a working pair of wheels and when I ordered a second pair to get this finished this weekend and then they didn’t turn up, the wife is very disappointed I cant finish it for her……Posted 4 years ago
Its all done other than the wheels. Everything else ready to fit.
Nice exotic kit there. Like that.
Well a bit more progress…
… though realised I also don’t have a post mount adapter for the front calliper. Definitely a trip down the LBS tomorrow. Can’t quite decide whether to swap the chain device for something lighter, or ditch it altogether and go NW and Type2. Hmm.Posted 4 years ago
Thought about hairspray but I did wonder if it would be ok with the shiny mt zoom carbon bars.
And 3 hours is easy in a nice workshop with all tools and bits to hand with little disruption. None of which I currently have available 🙁 Hopefully get a good hour in tonight though once the boy is in bed and the turbo has been tamed.
Got an avid 185 post mount adapter kit for the front but it doesn’t look like the usual bracket, it’s just a couple of tubes of metal. There’s two sets in there, one labelled standard and the other CPS. They look to be different sizes. What’s all that about? The CPS looks like it’ll be the right size, standard looks too short. I’ll have a fiddle tonight.Posted 4 years ago
Foam grips- use cable ties. Put 4 ties inside the grip, then when you start to push it onto the bars, make sure they’re fairly easily spaced, it should go on easily- it’s basically going in on rails, rather than having the super-sticky foam stick against the bars.Posted 4 years ago
Not the most successful hour of bike building. Managed to find the chain, got that on and the gears indexed. Then thought I’d stan’s up the wheels. Yellow tape on, pop a tube in to get everything seated properly… ah, no 29er tubes, bugger! Thought I’d try a 26er and see what happens. 10 minutes of wrestling to get the tyre on the rim. Pumped it up. Bang. Oh well, down the lbs for a tube tomorrow. Then thought I’d have a look at the brakes, a bit of fiddling and I reckon they definitely need bleeding, a job for tomorrow.
wurzelcube, definitely, the stripping and cleaning bit takes ages.Posted 4 years ago
Not that I can tell mate, exactly same geometry chart. The 13 came with a shock guard and some internal cable guides but so does the 12 (if new).
If I had a rear shock I’d have got the new one (12) from the commencal outlet:
Or with shock and all the bits, except rear axle:
The 13 comes with everything you need, the green/yellow is really growing on me:Posted 4 years ago
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