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Bought a Demo 8 Frameset. Need some help putting it together!

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by TechnikSLR, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. TechnikSLR

    TechnikSLR Chimp

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    Like the title says, I bought a 2013 Demo 8 Frameset. Its beautiful and I cant wait to ride it. But before I can ride it I have a couple pieces I need to buy and just want to get some confirmation before I plop down the cash for the miscellaneous stuff.

    1) PF30
    I have a set of LG1+ cranks, and the frame is PF30, so I assume I just need the e.13 PF30 cups and Im all set? E.13 is sold out so I have to get them elsewhere. Are they all the same? Do I need MTB specific ones?
    An example being these from Universal ( http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=48116&category=268 )
    Are they the same as the ones e.13 sells even though they have different names?
    http://store.bythehive.com/BB-PF-30...pts-the-TRC-SSK-ADK-crankset-to-a-PF-30-frame

    2) Cable housing
    I have a Saint derailer and shifter, but the cable housing is cut for my current frame. Is all cable housing the same size? Can I just buy the Jagwire Hyper Cable and Housing Kit and just use the casing? Or should I replace the cable too?

    I think thats all for now...
     

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  2. 4130biker

    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    Sounds defective.
     
  3. Beef Supreme

    Beef Supreme Turbo Monkey

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    I'll answer number 2 first because it is easy. Replace the cables and housing. Building a new bike with old cables or housing is a bit like taking a shower and putting on dirty underwear. Yes, the housing is a different length but you wouldn't want to do it anyway.

    As for number one, call e13. I don't think they are the same based on the shoulder width but I would get an answer straight from the source. There is also the obvious difference with the sleeve. I drill drain holes in all my bottom bracket shells so I wouldn't really care but you might.
     
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  4. wood booger

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    Get the second BB, it is the newest e*13 version. It threads together and has much more robust sealing on the bearings. Call up e*13 and get an eta on the new one.

    The first link is for the old e*13 cups, which will work just fine, but the new ones are far superior.

    Have fun, that bike rips!

    ps- if you get the old cups just make sure you have all the spacers needed for 83mm bb shell. The cups are universal.
     
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  5. TechnikSLR

    TechnikSLR Chimp

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    got a pair of what i think are the new ones! and called the FLBS to order my pink cables but they said the pink is lame, so ergon green it is!
     
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    Put some pegs on it.
     
  7. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Duct tape, 14 condoms, and a full coating of Valtrex should cover the spread.
     
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