From Alloy To Carbon
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sage



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: From Alloy To Carbon Reply with quote

Hi All

Had a very interesting Monday my friend who rides BDS rode the last race in the series at the weekend and came away with 14th overall in his class even with missing one round because of work, but also came home with a brand new Factory carbon frame, with a message to me "can you build this up Monday for me" he's very trusting.



So we had the alloy o in one stand and the carbon one in another, so the cleaning and swapping commenced, the carbon frame looked amazing.



All went together really well, so we cleaned re lubed/greased everything as we went, the in the frame rear brake was a bit of a pain but quick bleed and all was good.



The only major difference was the top shock mounting pivot, which was a lot bigger than the alloy frame, but I knocked a temporary one up until we can get an offset one.

All in all a fantastic looking bike and I bet it will ride like a dream.




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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the frame unbranded ?
Nice little bonus though.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff Cool ... I love building mountain bikes Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just saw the pictures and I'm a big fan of Sarry's.
Very underrated IMO and don't get the recognition they most certainly deserve.
Nice one ☝️

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarnaptiousB'Stard wrote:
Just saw the pictures and I'm a big fan of Sarry's.
Very underrated IMO and don't get the recognition they most certainly deserve.
Nice one ☝️


Hi CarnaptiousB'Stard

If you like Saracens a couple of pics from todays team dig & practise day.






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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look proper Sage and I can't imagine how much money is lined up there
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarnaptiousB'Stard wrote:
They look proper Sage and I can't imagine how much money is lined up there
Very Happy


Funny you said that when they all went for a play I watched them going up the up lift road and thought at proper prices there's around £27k on the back of that truck and one of the riders hadn't turned up.

I thought my son doing DH would be better than MX Shocked I don't think there's bugger all in it to be honest Rolling Eyes hope he does well as he's bankrupting me quietly Laughing

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