my £60 project i bought!!
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: my £60 project i bought!! Reply with quote

bought this cube attention with the plan to build it on the cheap with slx,xt brakes mech's etc and rockshox,fox 100-130mm front fork then fit the little hope bits.
its got no front mech on at moment and and cant decide whether to go down the single front mech route or buy and refit a front mech and selector as its still got the tripple front sprockets.
what you guys reckon and anyone got any bits on the cheap lol



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like a worth while project, good luck with it.
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a good looking frame for upgrades for sure.
Good luck with that and don't be shy to throw some money at it Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys, first item I purchased are these xt brakes for £50, now I want a fix fork fork it andstart looking for the usual hope bits!
Gonna go down the purple anodised hope route then when its built get the frame powder coated Matt black!



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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good choice on the brakes and purple on black always looks good IMO.
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the bike came with no front shifter fitted so today i thought i'd strip the crank and just leave the middle cog on, its only a 32t and 9 at the back, adjusted it about slightly but on the smaller lower gears the chains becoming really slack, do i need to take a few links out the chain maybe and also when freewheeling backwards it jumps off.
any advice, i only did it as i mainly use the middle front cog anyway and with it not having the derailour cable or shifter i thought i'd give it a go for free!!



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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

took 4-5 chain links out and set it up again and all spot on apart from when i pedal it backwards the chain jumps off, not a major issue as im not gonna be riding it backwards lol but wondering would a clutched rear deraileur help?
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glenandem wrote:
took 4-5 chain links out and set it up again and all spot on apart from when i pedal it backwards the chain jumps off, not a major issue as im not gonna be riding it backwards lol but wondering would a clutched rear deraileur help?


Yes, a clutched rear mech will help. Otherwise you are going to get the same problem when hitting the rough stuff.

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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

some new bits added this weekend.
just want to find a straight tube fox fork for the front now and a few other little bits, nightmare trying to find a fork that isnt tapered Laughing



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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the looks of it you need a new back tyre Mr Skiddy!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha yeah absolutely bald, just waiting for another maxxis to come in that i ordered at halfords!
should have my hope skewers today too but i really need to sort a front fork, im starting to go off the fox fork idea now as there seems to hardly be any fox forks that arent tapered but plenty of rockshox so i might go down that route instead!

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glenandem wrote:

should have my hope skewers today too but i really need to sort a front fork, im starting to go off the fox fork idea now as there seems to hardly be any fox forks that arent tapered but plenty of rockshox so i might go down that route instead!


Had the same problem with the Virtue.

I could only source one set of Fox within the travel and wheel size I needed that were Air sprung with a straight steerer and QR.

In the end, I think I made the best choice with the SID RCT3, plus they were a lot cheaper than the Fox

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stuck a Sektor fork on mine as a stop gap to a Pike.
2 years on and I see no reason to change it .
Decently priced and 150mm of travel does me fine .
Just a wee suggestion.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

been offered a fox talas with upto 140mm travel, not the newest but the guy wants £70, does that sound ok guys and are talas any good?
i believe they have different level settings

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitted the rear maxxis tyre today after waiting 3-4 days for Halfords, they gave me the tyre for free after messing me about!
Replaced the rear derailleur cogs with some new purple ones and fitted my front xt brake after having to order a banjo fitted, all bled up a treat.
Total spend £185 Inc bike, just need to sort that friggin front fork now!!


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