- New bike (warning – more long travel content)
After a very nice Reign this morning I thought I’d stick my latest effort in. A 2006 coilair built with the kind assistance of Amedias (unless he has a new name now) from this very forum.
Built with the bits from my old Roast and the forks wound out to 150mm it has pedalled about really nicely on it’s few tarmac based bedding-in/what-bolt didn’t-I-tighten-properly rides. Hopefully later this wekk I’ll take it out to Stoke Woods and terrify a few dog walkers ready for a blast at Haldon later in the week.Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
squattingmouse – Member
No that’s almost the largest sprocket so is is about right. The chain length shortens under compression so when I sit on it the stretch does decrease a bit.
Does it? 😕
Every full sus bike I’ve ever owned the chain length has increased to some degree (lots on a Bullit, next to nothing on my Current Maverick or my old 2003 Enduro) under compression, not shortened! You might want to add a link or 2 back into that chain before something nasty happens IMO!Posted 9 years ago
Right then – yes the chain guide/tensioner is making it look worse as I added the roller after the chain etc was sorted.
The QR fork was originally used at 130mm and is used as I have a perfectly good hope XC/EX721 wheel on the front. I’ve no idea bout comparisons to bolt through as the only bolt through fork I’ve ever owned was a boxxer. It’s more a case of I can’t justify the cost of a new fork and front wheel. PLus it’s a lot easier to get in and out of the car this way.
It was a coilair but at some stage someone stuck a 5th element on it (according to the bloke I got it from it was done by the shop as demo bike to prove you tame something as notoriously bouncy as a kona for hard pedalling). Besides it’s still true – coil rear and air front. I do’;t think it’s a ti spring just the grey coating progressive use on their springs.
My only planned mod for the near future (after next paycheck) is a new bar to bring the front end down a bit. 2 inch rise azonics are a bit unnecessary on this thing!Posted 9 years ago
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