My Carrera Blast 24 rebuild
How about a ragley cable mount under the bb?
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ragley-cable-guide-kit/rp-prod104665?gs=1&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Chain%20Reaction-UK-PLA-PLA-All-TB-SE-Shopping%20QLB%20Manufacturer%20Tablet&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mkwid%7CsMpRa4eit_dt%7Cpcrid%7C161819759739%7Cpkw%7C%7Cpmt%7C%7Cprd%7C376878UKPosted 1 year agodirkpitt74Subscriber
Yep, there is a cable guide underneath:Posted 1 year 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 1 year ago
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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year agoRickosMember
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 1 year agobinnersSubscriber
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 1 year agocurvatureMember
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 1 year 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 1 year agoRich_sMember
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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
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