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My New Freeride Build

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by SquadraCorse, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. SquadraCorse

    SquadraCorse Monkey

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    Big thanks to w00dy for his cracked GT Ruckus 2.0

    I’m building this up for a low budget freeride rig. I’m going to turn my Vagrant into more of a jump/park/DS bike so I’ve swiped some parts off that. Mainly the cranks, wheel set, stem, and fork.

    First off I need to get that (massive) tiny crack fixed… I fabbed up a gusset to have welded in the rear triangle in an effort to direct the forces into the center post of the swing arm, instead of the seat stay welds where they’re prone to cracking. Hopefully getting that taken care of tomorrow at a race shop I used to work at.

    Crack:



    Gusset fabbed up, fixtured, and ready for weld:




    I gave a fresh coat of rattle can paint to the front triangle. The color scheme for the bike is based off an MV Agusta F4 Senna.





    Does anyone know where I can get a red saddle from?

    For the gold accents I’m getting a handfull of aluminum components Alodine coated.

    w00dy’s Custom 1.5 seatpost clamp that I cleaned up and coated. 1.5” clamps are hard to come by…..



    Build Spec:

    GT Ruckus 2.0 i-Drive
    Marz Z150 fork
    Fox Vanilla R rear shock, 450# spring (free!)

    FSA Pig DH Pro Sealed Headset
    Avid BB7’s w/ speed dial 7 levers and flak jacket cables
    Funn Stem
    Funn Full on Bars
    Oury Grips
    Funn Hooka FR cranks, 32/bash
    Race Face BB
    DX Pedals
    Sram Chain
    Stram X7 Shifter & Rear Der.
    Sram Cassette
    Hadley Rear Hub, Zoke Front Hub
    Rhyno Lite XL’s
    Maxxis High Rollers
    Some kind of seatpost
    w00dy special super deluxe post clamp
    Funn DH saddle (temporary)


    Bike should be ride able by the end of this week. Stay tuned for updates and more pics.
     

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  2. 1453

    1453 Monkey

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    sweet. I just built up a Ruckus I drive 2.0 as well. I can post pic here if you don't mind, it is your thread after all.
     
  3. SquadraCorse

    SquadraCorse Monkey

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    Yeah man lets see it. How do you like it so far?
     
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    I love it, pedals great and the addition of the DHX shock really made a difference. I got the frame cheap and built the whole bike up myself with the exception of the shock bushing that I had a shop swtich. I still have to get a front derailleur and shifter though, this bike climbs really well for its weight and set-up. I have a left over Pig DH headset as well that I am throwing on next week sometime.





     
  5. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Wooord, she rides again! I never did give her a proper name. I think that honor falls on you.
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I think that your bike=awesome!
     
  8. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Lets have some update pictures. I wanna see weld beads.
     
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    bump

    hows that Senna-inspired rig coming along?
     
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    I love that color. Hows the ride treating you?
     
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    Quick update....there is no ride at this point :shakefist:. I got the gusset all welded up and shaped and it looks amazing. Not to mention it stiffened up the rear triangle exponentially.

    I went to paint it and as soon as I put a splash of primer on the thing I found another crack :disgust1: Basically I need to get another bead of weld thrown on there. I'm going to try and get it done this week. The lovely spring weather has picked my spirits up and given me some motivation to get it all together.

    It's all mocked up in my garage taunting me. I'll get some pictures of the gusset up here asap.
     
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    Update:





    The other seatstay has a crack in it, so that's the only thing that's holding me up at this point :plthumbsdown:
     
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    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Crack Kills
     
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    any ideas on where can I get a rear triangle replacement for a ruckus?

    also, what's the max. size of rear shock (eye to eye) that I can use on the ruckus?
     
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    1234.
     
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    1: No idea, if anyone knows a source I want one just to keep around.

    2: I replaced mine with a DHX that's .375 inch longer i2i than the stock shock, so I just flipped the chipped backwards and called it a day. It's 7.875x2.3 I think. Stock was a vanilla R 7.5x2.3. THe I-drive is pretty picky about the concentric shell position, so I wouldn't go any longer than that.
     
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    So she's finished. I've decided to call her the Crack Whore....Because she's been ridden hard her whole life and is addicted to cracking.

    Had a local fab shop weld the last crack up. Put it together Friday and yesterday. Pretty pleased with the way it turned out. It's going to get some red atomlab standard issue pedals and a different saddle, and I need to get a Senna decal made for the sides, but It's rideable and that's what matters.




    The gusset GT should have put in there from the start:banghead:....



    You almost can't tell them apart!



     
  18. SquadraCorse

    SquadraCorse Monkey

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    Oh yeah, and it tips the scales at a scant 36-37lbs. Not too shabby.
     
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    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Hot damn, that came out beautifully. What's going on with the cable housing changing color?

    Edit: Nevermind, I see it.:imstupid:
     
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    w00dy I'll let you ride it when I meet you in BC
     
  21. TheMontashu

    TheMontashu Pourly Tatteued Jeu

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    You get that thing re heat treated?
     
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    shweet

    :thumb:

    you may want to throw a chain stay protector on there so the finish doesn't get marred.
     
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    dang man, you did a great job. thats a sweet paintjob for just rattle canning it
     
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    looks like a great ride!