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Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by nwd_26, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. nwd_26

    nwd_26 Monkey

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    Can't find that 26" of love, so here goes!

    Got me a 21.5" Riot that a buddy gave me. I'm the fourth owner, it's dented, rusty, rawed, and had the brake mounts poorly sawed off. Warranty? What's that? It's also winter in Toronto, so I figured I'd have some fun.

    Here's the result:

    I like having unique bikes (testing one of the first Snafu Crenshaws and owning and breaking a unique NS Majesty colourway does that to you), and this frame just wasn't cutting it for a few reasons. The dropouts were bent and long, chainstays were, at 15.5", a bit too long for me, and the brake mount removal was just disgusting.
    So here's what I did:
    -Trimmed 1cm off the seattube. Make it look cleaner, save some grams, drop the seat a bit, and since I literally just jam the flared pivotal post in there I had to leave some material above the weld.
    -Slotted in the dropouts by about 5mm. Now sitting at 15.25" slammed.
    -Cut about 16mm off the end of each dropout. Why? Cleanliness and uniqueness. One was incredibly bent so I kind of had to. Then I added some soul and reshaped what was left some.
    -Took off the cable guides
    -Completely removed the remnants of the brake mounts
    -Took out that brace between chainstay and seatstay. Not doing much with no brake, is it?

    I think that's it. Here's some details:




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  2. BMADED

    BMADED Monkey

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    Besides the dumb seat (I ride with a raised seat)! I really like it, nice work on the dropouts, very cool.
     
  3. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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  4. v-digit

    v-digit Turbo Monkey

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    nice! i love all the details. good job!
     
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    amishmatt Turbo Monkey

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    Looks great, nice job. I have a Riot as well, so a couple questions for you:

    What size rear tire?
    What's the gearing?
    How did you slot the dropouts?

    Thanks!
     
  6. nwd_26

    nwd_26 Monkey

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    Rear tire is a Maxxis DTH 2.15", kevlar bead. Even with the drops slotted in I still have tons of clearance. Great tire too, just like a KHE Mac but burlier and about half the price.
    Gearing is 28:12, no halflink. I calculated it using this site. Very accurate I find, if you're looking for a slammed ratio look no further.
    To slot the dropouts we used a grinding stone with a 10mm diameter and basically just went slowly and carefully. Another technique I've seen that ends up looking good is using a drill press, drilling a 10mm hole and then joining it up to the rest of the dropout with a dremel/file.
    The entire frame was done with a dremel, I should add.

    kidwoo: I prefer riding with a brake, but if the previous owner took off the mounts, might as well run with it!

    BMADED: Thanks, and this seat actually feels high to me. Coming off of this.

    v-digit: Thanks!
     
  7. insanitylevel9

    insanitylevel9 triple nubby

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    sick rig man :thumb:
     
  8. ServeEm

    ServeEm Turbo Monkey

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    Very nice restoration. Not that big a deal but the question popped in my head, how did you come up with .647?
     
  9. hydro422

    hydro422 Chimp

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    This.
     
  10. nwd_26

    nwd_26 Monkey

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    I was hoping someone would ask.

    It's one of Toronto's area codes. Since 416 is already taken, I went for .647, a play on .357, Black Market's old complete.
     
  11. martin

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    Pretty sick, it looks hella bomb-proof...

    Hmm, Am I going to experiment with my '09 Riot? It already has a lot of scratches and a good ding from a f'ing lamp falling on it (of all things). Shorter chainstay is appealing also.

    btw, your seat comment is hilarious, I couldn't imagine a seat much lower until i saw your example. sweet!
     
  12. sittingduck

    sittingduck Turbo Monkey

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    You could always throw a front disc brake on there. :D
    I would.