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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Echo, Sep 28, 2005.
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New toy for you? Sweet....
How's it ride?
Is that a Kingpin on front? How do you like it?
nice echo.. its finally done huh??? did you get to test it out yet?????
Yeah it's a Kingpin. I'm sure I'll want something better. I wanted to get it built on the cheap for the end of this season, next year I'll figure out a bling fork to throw on it.
Only did the driveway test so far, to check gear and brake adjustments. This weekend it will get a proper beating
To answer the original question. My roadbike is this bike's evil twin. :evil:
What model of Nicolai is that? Is that an M-pire? Did you buy that off of Freak?
new Bikes are fun!!!
More details are demanded, no required.
My road bike does not have an evil twin, but it has about 6 evil stepsisters.
All my road-bike's twins are Yetis, not Evils...
My two roadies are the evil twins. Actually the two DH bikes are the evil twins and the roadies are the ambiguously ghey dual. The two trail bikes are just plain confused
Yes it's the M-pire, and it used to belong to Freak, but I bought it from Instigator who bought it from Freak
I bet you that everyone who owns a used bike has a bike that was once owned by someone who owned a bike that was once owned by someone who owned a bike once owned by Instogator.
nice color, have fun with that.
Well the majority of the parts are from my AS-X. I had to buy a stem and a handlebar 'cuz the AS-X had a 1.5 headtube and a 31.8 bar. The brakes on the AS-X were shot, so I picked up some Avid mechs. The fork I got from Orven, custom tuned When T-blazer gets back from the show I'll see if Marz had any show specials on 05 Junior T's or something.
The shock situation is wierd. According to Nicolai, the 5th Element will work fine on there. Which is obvious since Freak ran it no problem. But according to some chick at Progressive, who could obviously only read from a piece of paper, running the 5th Element on the M-pire frame will ruin the shock
For some reason it came with a 500lb 3" Romic spring, but the shock stroke is 2.8. I can't even come close to bottoming that monster spring. But of course everyone on the planet is out of 450lb 2.8" 5th Element springs. So James over at go-ride reckons a Fox spring will work. But the Fox spring he sent is the same size as a 2.25 Progressive spring. Either the Fox spring is labeled wrong, or they aren't the same.
So I'll just have to run the Romic spring on there with no preload at all until someone can tell me what I actually need. Ah the joys of building a DH bike
Holy crap that was complicated.
nice one. i like that color.
who's in the lead for most bikes bought/sold/traded, MMcG or Instigator?
fox springs will not work on the romic. only swappable with avy springs.
can i fix your old brakes?... and have them?
Yeah, but did you have the Dremel out? That is when you KNOW you are putting together a DH bike.
Edit: sweet bike
I had to modify the chainguide a bit. Actually I might need to modify it a little more but it's working as is... after riding it I'll see if it needs more tweaking
This is the 7 degrees of Instigator?
Sweet ride, Echo!! I think that thing ate your road bike.
Instigator, then splat, then who knows who else in front of me.
I would say in this instance that Instigator would be the Jedi and I would be the young padawan apprentice.
I get a bad rap I tell ya!
Sweet pics! Glad the fork arrived safely
I think my evil twin needs a road bike...
My road bike doesn't have an evil twin, Just a bastard redheaded stepchild.
Nice new ride!!! Hope to see it in action soon
And yes, I too have fallen into the "7 degrees of Instigator"
Echo, your alien bianchi green's step brother is still shiny after two years of action.. still looks mint.
Orven didn't do any mod on the E13..you shouldn't have to. Just rotate the inner plate on its right spot and bam!
We can't mod the Jubilee Vegas poster to fit properly as Oz's avatar, so he laminated it and put it on his toptube. Can you say Interbike hangover?
Oh yeah, Echo, Oz said that you shld be running 165mm crankarms..