- New project….29er singlespeed content
What are the cranks?Posted 4 years ago
They’re some top secret prototype steel cranks which are allegedly lighter than XTR. They are made by a good friend of mine and I am the test guinea pig so to speak. I am known for breaking things you see so if they survive me for a year that gives them some real kudos! 😉
Like I said the bars and stem may get changed. The forks I bought second hand so I was stuck with that length of steerer but we worked out that there should be enough height for me.
One thing that has come up though is with the rear brake mount. My friend who helped build it up couldn’t get the 180 or a 160 rotor to fit using a standard adapter and he has had to use his ingenuity to knock something up that fits. Is this a common problem with this frame? My other Inbred is with slidey drop-outs and they are a breeze to set up. Also he reckons getting the rear wheel out is going to be a real hassle as the caliper is exactly where you need to push the wheel to lessen the tension on the chain. Anyone got any tips on what you have to do?Posted 4 years ago
My friend who helped build it up couldn’t get the 180 or a 160 rotor to fit using a standard adapter and he has had to use his ingenuity to knock something up that fits. Is this a common problem with this frame?
Really? I’ve had BB7 160mm Rear (apparently they never fit, that’s bollox!) and shimano 160mm both standard mounts in 2 slot drop out 29er inbreds (19.5″), bit of faff with the BB7’s but all worked out well, get the chain length right and it’ll all go together…What was the issue?Posted 4 years agonimoMember
I have one the same as the “hearing aid beige” one above, but with green chromotos. Absolutley flipping brilliant, at the moment it is my only bike and is very rarely left wanting. It has really made me think long and hard about the the real value of anything else. It will be joined by a fat bike at some point soon though……. enjoy itPosted 4 years ago
.What was the issue?
We only spoke about if briefly and the bike wasn’t to hand for him to show me, but I have Shimano SLX brakes 180 front and rear. He said he tried them but couldn’t get them to fit properly with rotor so he looked at the 160 and it was the same issue. As far as I know he’s had to use a lot of shims. Do you have issues with rear wheel removal fenred?Posted 4 years ago
No issues rotor stern, I had to use a half link to get the axle into the right position (4or 5mm back from max insertion in dropout) and the correct chain tension and it’s spot on, undo axle, punch wheel forward, derail chain then pulls straight out, that was the only faffage I had, certainly no issues with brake mounts. If you need a half link I think I got my3/32 from SJS IIRC…HTHPosted 4 years ago
Dropper post is a KS Lev, practically the only decent post that comes in 27.2. Crossmarks on the front? Hell yeah! I actually rate them. Been running them for a few years on my 26 race bike and I find them fast and predictable. 29er version can only offer better grip.Posted 4 years ago
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