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Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by aeffertz, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. aeffertz

    aeffertz Monkey

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    Awesome! Got my Marzocchi DJ3 today! Just peeled all the stickers off and now i'm just about go get it ready for some primer.

    All the other parts I need to finish will be here sometime this week. :D
     

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    aeffertz Monkey

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    Got the forks painted today. Look gnarly, I think.


     
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    I hope you have better luck with those cranks than I did. I had those on my IH Porter and ended up bending the non-drive side arm a bit. However it was a hardtail though, so you should be good. As for why not to go 24" with it, IMO it just looks a little wacky to have a bike designed around 26"s with 24"s on it. Looking good so far though!
     
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    aeffertz Monkey

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    FYCK YEAH! It's done! :D
    Check it:







    Specs:
    Frame: Schwinn Mesa DS
    Fork: Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3
    Handlebar: Azonic Strip Bar
    Rims: Alex Rims
    BB: TruVativ Isis
    Crankset: TruVativ Hussefelt
    Chainring: TruVativ Trushift Alloy 32 tooth
    Pedals: Odyssey Cielencki
    Grips: DUO Homan
    Brake Lever: Poverty Freestyle
    Brakes: Shimano DXR V-Brake
    Seat: Demolition D1
    Hub Spacers: Soulcraft
    Chain: Shadow Conspiracy Interlock 2 Half-Link
     
  5. ParanoidAndroid

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    Looks good man, however your going to need to slap a chain tensioner on there, or your gonna bust that chain as soon as you land, and use the rear suspension. With that type of rear swingarm, the chainline is not kept constant, meaning as you compress the shock, the length of your chain needs to increase.
     
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    aeffertz Monkey

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    i know about the tensioner, just need some more money.
    as the travel moves, though, i believe the chain will get looser. right?
     
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    bikemonkey Chimp

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    nope, at first the wheel moves rearward, so you will tension the chain. take the shock out an try it. its looks like the wheel will start moving forward only on the 2nd or 3th centimeter into the rear travel. other than that the bike looks fab!! nice chain.
     
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    aeffertz Monkey

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    Ahhh,
    You're right. Would something like this work? It goes in between the frame an BB.
     
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    not quite, you will still need a chain device to keep the chain on. but to adjust and absorb the ever changing chain length you will need something like the YESS CHAIN TENSIONER or the DMR Tension Seeker2 there are many other tensioners but what ever you pick, you have to make sure it can cope with the travel.

    a cheaper way is to get an old changer and set it to your chain line and you will have a perfectly good but rather clunky chain tensioner.
     
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    aeffertz Monkey

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    I think that I'm going to go with this one.
     
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    I still wouldn't trust that bike as far as I could throw it....
     
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    This bike is now for sale....
    Just throwing that out there...
     
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    good luck selling that thing......