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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

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    Getting closer to having this one ready to go. All this disc stuff is new to me though, so I think it's headed to the shop to get the rear connected w a new line and both bled. The XTR came off Lionel's S-Works, which got sold to make way for this frameset..
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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clean39T View Post

    Getting closer to having this one ready to go. All this disc stuff is new to me though, so I think it's headed to the shop to get the rear connected w a new line and both bled. The XTR came off Lionel's S-Works, which got sold to make way for this frameset..
    Looks very nice.

    Let me suggest you go ahead and tool up and study up to do the brake hose and bleed job yourself. It may be unfamiliar but Shimano brakes are no harder than any other bike install / adjustment and the kit is inexpensive. The Shimano mineral oil is benign (except, ironically, to brake pads) and bleeding can be done in any one of several ways and still work well. I seem to go forever without needing to re-bleed, but not everyone is so lucky so it's good to have the tools.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronsonic View Post
    Looks very nice.

    Let me suggest you go ahead and tool up and study up to do the brake hose and bleed job yourself. It may be unfamiliar but Shimano brakes are no harder than any other bike install / adjustment and the kit is inexpensive. The Shimano mineral oil is benign (except, ironically, to brake pads) and bleeding can be done in any one of several ways and still work well. I seem to go forever without needing to re-bleed, but not everyone is so lucky so it's good to have the tools.
    Appreciate that. I have the bleed kit, but I had to cut the rear hose up near the lever when disassembling the whole thing to get it out of the S-Works frameset, so I think I'd have to get a new hose or just a new barb? I should probably step up and just do it myself. It's only scary the first time..
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    Curious to hear on how this rides compared to the S-Works.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Curious to hear on how this rides compared to the S-Works.
    Me too. Not that I gave the S-Works that much of a try-out..but still, will be fun to get this one out on the trails soon..and you're welcome to give it a go if you're ever up this way..
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    Put some TA Vortex 177.5s on the Kirk Cross w 36/46 FSA/Middleburn rings. It gels pretty nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clean39T View Post
    Appreciate that. I have the bleed kit, but I had to cut the rear hose up near the lever when disassembling the whole thing to get it out of the S-Works frameset, so I think I'd have to get a new hose or just a new barb? I should probably step up and just do it myself. It's only scary the first time..
    If the hose is long enough you just need a barb and olive. The kit should have the little yellow gripper blocks for holding the hose while you stab the barb in place. If you need a new hose it'll have the banjo fitting on the caliper end, pretty much bolt-on - cut to length and install the barb at the lever end. Easy Peezy.
     

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    Changing old Zipp to 11spd freehub body with Ebay parts. It worked well and the wheel did not need to be redished. zippconv.jpg
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBordewisch View Post
    Changing old Zipp to 11spd freehub body with Ebay parts. It worked well and the wheel did not need to be redished. zippconv.jpg
    I was curious about that kit, but in the end, relaced the wheel with a 240s hub 'cause I really don't like Zipp's hubs

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    The kit was about $95.00. Yes, I agree that is a much better solution. DT240.
     

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    all this campy talk going on...i didn't want to feel left out. 2015 cranks and FD, pre-2015 shifters and RD. all Chorus. been 7 years since I've ridden Campy. miss those hoods.

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    When I was 13 I got a Schwinn Frontier as my first big kid bike. That bike was buried in the middle of the catalog at the bottom of a page. At the top of the first page was the Homegrown Factory Suspension, it was beuatiful - I read that catalog so much that I wore it out. I'm just finishing a "Rat-Rod" restoration of a 1997 Homegrown Factory Suspension with a F100 Terralogic fork, complete XTR M953 group, Mavic rims laced to King hubs, and a Manitou McLeod shock (complete with custom fabbed mounting hardware). This would have been hyperbike stuff around Y2K - and all things considered, is pretty good even today. Still waiting on some grips (Odi Van's lock-on for that old school look) and I need to put the decals on - just the homegrown and tomato stickers, leaving the Schwinn logos off.. This picture has no pedals, but it'll wear modern XT pedals into battle.

    I'm looking forward to getting this old bird regular thrashings around the Bay Area and I think I can consider that old itch scratched.

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    This has been on the stand all week:



    It’s taken me that long to get the hoses and cables (full length outer Shimano mechanical) routed through the frame! Now that it’s sorted it’s all done and seems to be working well, but it’s taken a few hours every night this week to get it to here.

    It’s a case of “so near and yet so far” unfortunately, though - I was getting it done to take it away next week, but it turns out I have the wrong Shimano bleed kit to sort the brakes, and I blew through my supplies of Shimano brake fluid trying to bodge it! Ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dashDustin View Post
    all this campy talk going on...i didn't want to feel left out. 2015 cranks and FD, pre-2015 shifters and RD. all Chorus. been 7 years since I've ridden Campy. miss those hoods.

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    How is the front shifting with that set up?
     

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    custom paint job for my dauhter bike. we did an excellent job ATMO






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    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    custom paint job for my dauhter bike. we did an excellent job ATMO
    Nice.
    So, that's why you were asking about painting the bike shoes pink.
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    This and the growing seeds time lapse video? Oy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    This and the growing seeds time lapse video? Oy!
    now if I only could get the laundry folded on time.

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    After a bit of a hiatus from all things bike-related (including VSalon), I'm trying to get back on track with this build. Still need to true the wheels before I glue on the tires and machine off a bit of an 11-speed cassette so it'll work with these 10-speed wheels. The fit has been good while Zwifting, hopefully it handles nicely once I get it outdoors!


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