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entry Nov 3 2009, 08:11 PM
Well, she's back from the shop. I had the wrong cassette (shifter was 9 speed, I'd assumed it was 8 rolleyes.gif ) so they fitted a new cassette.

As for the rear shock, I've given up trying to do this on the cheap now whistling.gif
So, TNT collected my shock and despatched it to TF Tuned shox for a PUSH tune. It also needs a new piston so MOJO also get to lay the boot into my wallet as part of the deal blink.gif

To add to the agony of choice, CRC actually have the Fox RP23 on offer at the moment, reduced from 339.00 to 149.99!
I was sorely tempted but it seems to make more sense to get my existing shock custom built for my weight, rather than overloading a standard shock.

I gave up on the brakes too. I should have persisted with them, but they felt wooden and sluggish and didn't inspire confidence. Not like the Juicy Fives on my Trek, and Wiggle had them on sale, 115.00 for the pair including the 185mm rotor for the front dance.gif
This is a good thing as it means I can swap wheels between the two bikes if required ph34r.gif
They turned up today, but sadly, the hoses are too short banghead.gif
So, it looks as if I'll have to spend at least another 60.00 on a bleed kit and extra hose to fit them......

So, once again, Project skint lies in pieces in the front room waiting to batter my aching wallet some more......



I think my Wife is going to divorce me if the spending continues any longer, I so hope this build is going to be worth it...........

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post Nov 3 2009, 08:17 PM
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Forgot to mention, even my trusty Roadie is having a pop at the moment. After over 4000miles of faithfully carrying my fat carcasse around, the BB has given up.
Que yet another expensive visit to the LBS.........


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post Nov 5 2009, 04:37 PM
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I know just how you feel I can`t hide the spend from my missus so I just have to grin and bear it when the HOW MUCH! comes in the ear ole dry.gif
Your get there in the end ,also keep an eye out on ebay every now and then deals do come up.


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post Nov 5 2009, 08:16 PM
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Thanks mate biggrin.gif

She's back in the shop again today rolleyes.gif

To sort the brake hoses would have been best part of 90.00 to do it properly, Senacre Cycles are doing it for 70.00.

That WILL be the end of it then though, everything will finally be done stupidlyhappy.gif

Then I can safely lock it away and get back to my HT whistling.gif


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post Nov 9 2009, 04:24 PM
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How were/are you trying to run the brake cables?

IIRC they didn't go under the bottom bracket, but maybe my memory is not as good as it was.


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post Nov 10 2009, 08:40 AM
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Hi Dr Bike.

TBH the cable routing got extremely confusing dizzy.gif
A guy off Bike Radar sent me some photo's of the underneath of his '04 Enduro so I just went by that.
I think it looked as if the hose should go over the BB but in actual fact it had to go under.
Either way the hose was about 12" too short.

It's all done now, but the bikes still at the shop as I'm laid up with man flu. The TF Tunes shock has been delivered to work too so it's all frustratingly close to completion.

I've been reading a lot about the Surrey hills recently, it sounds as if there's some very good riding in your neck of the woods. Do you think it would be a realistic place to take the new steed for a first proper run?

Cheers,

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post Nov 12 2009, 09:15 AM
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Swinley is more my domain ... for the Surrey Hills/North Downs you're better off speaking to Marcliam (or perhaps Torihada but I haven't met him yet). It is good riding, with long climbs (for the South East) and therefore some nice long descents. I can heartily recommend it.

To confuse matters the "expert" riding area at Swinley is on Surrey Hill, but the stuff on the North Downs is on Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill and Pitch Hill.


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Thanks for that, appreciated biggrin.gif


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