- My Carrera Blast 24 rebuild
I’m really sorry those bars don’t match!Posted 3 years ago
How about a ragley cable mount under the bb?
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I’m really sorry those bars don’t match!
The forks have decals and stuff on too, sort of wondering if I should spray them jet black!
How about a ragley cable mount under the bb?
They look good but only need one, so a tenner is a bit steep. 🙁Posted 3 years ago
How about using a small P-Clip under the bottom bracket?Posted 3 years ago
Bash should be with you today. 😉
I just went ghetto tubeless, with a BMX tube. Much easier.Posted 3 years ago
Was there a cable guide under the bb originally ?
If so, just use a cable clip with the nail swapped for a self tapper into the hole left by the guide.
Yep, there is a cable guide underneath:Posted 3 years ago
A nylon p-clip is just what I need. To the bat-hardware store!Posted 3 years ago
You try to shop local… hardware store had neither 1″ gorilla tape or any P clips.
eBay to the rescue, a pack of 6mm metal p-clips with rubber sleeves ordered. Will report back.Posted 3 years ago
The 6mm metal P-clips with rubber sleeves arrived today. They fit really well to the bottom bracket mounting hole, and look like they’ll hold the shifter cable well. Once it’s all fitted I’ll post some photos, and if anyone wants one then I’ve a few left over I can put in the post for the price of P&P.Posted 3 years ago
Nice going on the build mate.
I like hoping into the thread for a bit of an upbeat read to be honest! 🙂Posted 3 years ago
If the p clips don’t hold, I have a pack of ragley cable mounts, and would be happy to stick one in the post.Posted 3 years ago
I might actually use one on my lads blast, I hadn’t thought about it before!!
It’s looking good Ross!!
I’ll photo how I did the cable routing on my lad’s….. That the only thing I didn’t like when buliding as the Carrera is poor on that front.
The best cable routing on a kids bike I have seen is on the Genesis Core 24 – no inner exposure as it’s housed in the outer all the way to the Mech.Posted 3 years ago
Here’s the cable routing:
Posted 3 years ago
ads678, thanks for the offer. The P-clip looks like it might not quite be tight enough so I may well mail you after the weekend.
jonski15, I’m still in awe with your build. 🙂 I’ve drilled out the cable stops already so hopefully the shifter can run full outer through the existing stops and my P-clip. Somewhat concerned you needed an extra cable tie to hold it all in place though. The brake line is a bit annoying as it has a stupid chicane-style clamp on the chainstay which I doubt a hydraulic line will go into.
Hoping to find the time this weekend to do some building!Posted 3 years ago
This shows when I 1st built the bike and how much the gear cable ‘hung’ away from the BB and frame – hence the tie wrap in the above photos.
Posted 3 years ago
I’m running a hydro line through the chicane, works ok.Posted 3 years ago
I’ll try and take a few photos tomorrow…
Those pedals are awesome. Are they the Wellgo KC001? I’m seriously upset they don’t come in green or purple.Posted 3 years ago
Standard Halfords rims + Gorilla tape + Rocket Rons don’t want to go up tubeless. Might be insufficient taping to seal, might be the rims don’t want to grip well. Not bothered enough to struggle, I’ll pick up some tubes tomorrow and go tubeless when I can find some replacement rims+hubs for My First Wheel Build.
Also, the Spank Grom grips are awesomely cute.Posted 3 years ago
Here’s my version for my 8 year old –
[url=https://flic.kr/p/RA3FAM]2016-12-17 10.40.32[/url] by Rick, on Flickr
Spec is –
RST F1rst forks (nice proper air forks for 24″ wheels)
Old style XT disc brakes
Renthal 50mm stem
BMC flat bars that came on my Trailfox – cut to about 650mm
XT 10 speed shifter and clutch mech
XT cassette and chain (old stuff of mine)
Wheels were some eBay bought hubs that turned out to be a bargain and some BMX cruiser rims – Alienation Deviant. Built up to a nice light set of wheels.
An old FSA seat post and SDG saddle of mine
Sugino XCT Jr cranks off Amazon. Took the rings off and put on a 32 tooth Middleburn instead.
Naturally the boy loves it!Posted 3 years ago
rossburton – Member
Those pedals are awesome. Are they the Wellgo KC001? I’m seriously upset they don’t come in green or purple.
I bought them as Wellgo KC001 but they came as MaLaGE
Same thing though…. They were about £16! BargainPosted 3 years ago
Some lovely examples here chaps. Proper labours of love. Heres my daughters more modestly modded one. Just upgraded the truly rubbish bits – brakes, bars, stem, pedals and tyres. Didn’t go mad as i reckoned she wouldn’t be on it for long. She wasn’t. She’s now up to full size (26 is still full size, right?) on an upgraded Specialised Myka
[url=https://flic.kr/p/RBfvwt]Blast 3[/url] by bin lid, on Flickr
And, yes… I know I really do need to sort that wall out 😀Posted 3 years ago
Some great looking kids bikes here.
Just a comment to make about the wheels. They really are worth spending the money on even if Crest rims seem a bit pricey as they make a massive difference to the weight of the bike and the way they ride.
Apart from the tyres and valves I lost virtually nothing on the wheels I built for my son so maybe worth spending the extra up front just on that item alone.
Everything else can be removed when you sell the bike and put on their new one.
I picked up Tom’s 26″ wheeled Whyte 403 today and will look to put on the XT running gear over the next week or so, all saved from the upgrades made on his Genesis.Posted 3 years ago
The wheel upgrade is certainly interesting and I’m keeping my eye out for stuff on eBay to build them up bit by bit.
For reference I’ve just put Rocket Rons and a tube on the stock Carrera front wheel, without a rotor or skewer its 1.5kg (lets say say they’re 100g each). I’ve been told that Crest rims can build up including rotor and skewer to 1.3kg for the front wheel, so that’s 400g less.Posted 3 years ago
So this weekend instead of bike building we went to soft play and watched Star Wars II. I did manage to spray the carbon bars black, and buy a pair of Superstar hubs off eBay for the slow wheel build.Posted 3 years ago
Dude from Alexrims got back to me and said if I wanted 50 rims he could sort me out, but not two.
So how many people would be interested in a pair of ACE20 24″ rims? (32h, approx 390g) I’m actually wondering if it would be worth getting 50…Posted 3 years ago
ace20 rims are about 410-420g and not particularly great either. they are quite narrow and soft alloy. only good thing is that they are cheap.Posted 3 years ago
Can I use that in my sales pitch?Posted 3 years ago
This is my lads Blast.
I forgot I’m not actually running the brake hose through the chicane at the moment as i had to move it fit the rear mud guard. You can also see i’m using cable guides that bolt into the existing bosses on the frame for the brake hose.
Posted 3 years ago
Still don’t know why everyone fixes on 32h rims at their age/size. I weigh four times as much as my 6 year old boy and I run 32h Crests (which are 350g ish) on my old-tastic 26er.
His next bike (photo thread to follow in May!) will have a 36h front, but that’s cos it’s a lefty hub and quite frankly the dish is very, very odd. 24h rear, as it’s from an Islabike.Posted 3 years ago
I’m just going with what hubs I can find for cheap 🙂Posted 3 years ago
As did I. I bought some second hand wheels with decent rims on some shimano hubs. Then I had the rear rebuilt onto a superstar switch hub cos the shimano one died, but the front is still going strong.
My 8 year old lad and his sister when she gets it, are not going to kill those rims!!Posted 3 years ago
As a weight weenie dad, I’d be looking at a 36h disc hub with 24h rim, 2 cross (double alternate? lacing)Posted 3 years ago
Gen1 crests still available at $43us if you have a USA pal as shipping outside usa is shocking.
That’s all the wheel a kid will ever need.
I have friends in the US, do you have a source for those crests?Posted 3 years ago
odd.. i think I just broke the notubes site. I can’t follow the link from here now.Posted 3 years ago
Oh right fair enough. Hopefully the site comes back when you’re not looking at it.Posted 3 years ago
So yes, Stans want $100 postage for two rims to the UK. Which is basically UPS plus $8 in packing.
I’m wondering whether I can find a friend to mule two rims back for me, but the other option is that shipping is the same for four rims. Would anyone be interested in buying two rims from me at cost ($43 a rim + $100/2 + whatever to forward from me)Posted 3 years ago
Ignore that: end cost would be a tenner less than buying from the UK.Posted 3 years ago
See if you can find some BMX cruiser race rims. I got Alienation Deviant rims for £12.99 each in the sales. They’re 36 hole though, so hubs aren’t as easy to find. Light rims (400g or so from memory) and enduro wide at 25mm.Posted 3 years ago
stans 24 inch crests are about £70 each in the UK.Posted 3 years ago
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