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Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby Boonen » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:44 am

You gonna ride those like that? ;)
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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby pritchet74 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:32 pm

Ya. That's been fixed.

And good news!!! The final parts have been ordered from FWB and by next week I will have everything to build her up!!! So figure on the first week of January and I will have a mountain bike to ride!!!

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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby Cheers! » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:55 pm

How come the REBA instead of a SID 32mm? For the color?
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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby pritchet74 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:09 pm

Price. I found a new one on eBay for a really great price. No other reason. I had wanted white but it was black. The price was too good to pass up.
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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby pritchet74 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:55 pm

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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby Cheers! » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:03 am

Let us know what you think of the Ashima brakes... I'm curious. Have not heard much about them.
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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby pritchet74 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:21 pm

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Build has begun, but I had the LBS install the BB and the plastic sleeve buckled as shown here:
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The shell is 68mm and I used the provided spacers, so it shouldn't have done that. I need to go back and pull the cups and then trash the sleeve. I won't ride the bike more than 15-20x a year so I am not too concerned about the bearings getting ruined.

I am interested in how the brakes work too. Reviews aren't too good, but I haven't ever ridden disc brake before and haven't ridden a MTB in about 13 years. Keep in mind that I ride road brakes that are on the low stopping power side too. So, hopefully they are good enough for my needs.
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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby leugene » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:54 am

pritchet74 wrote:Price. I found a new one on eBay for a really great price. No other reason. I had wanted white but it was black. The price was too good to pass up.


Lucky guy! I'm vice versa would like to get black, but all I see for good price is damn white!
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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby Boonen » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:26 am

Too bad about the bb but the rest is shaping up nicely pritchet! :D
Do you still need any parts to finish the build?
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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby pritchet74 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:56 pm

Well, I got the BB sorted out last night - the bike shop sold me a BB with a spacer that was too long. They had a correct sleeve in the parts bin though. I just went to install the cranks and remembered that the washer thing that covers the non-drive side bearings was in the BB box that I thru away 3 days ago. Crap. Need to see if the shop has an extra one...

Other than that I should have everything. Now I just need to find the time to put everything together.
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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby RTW » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:58 am

Looking good Pritch. Why did you go for the BioKork rather than any others?
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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby Juanmoretime » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:23 am

I'm using the Biocork too. I used the regular Ergon's for years. Thanks RTW. I recently went to the cork since all my friends did and claimed there was greater hand comfort. I have yet to ride them. I'm not sure if they are more comfortable but will find out soon!
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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby yooyo » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:35 am

based on the era of the frame, I'm almost certain it will handle best with an 80mm travel fork.
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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby pritchet74 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:56 pm

I went with the cork because it looks cool. And it's different. Ya, I have had other suggestions for the 80mm fork as well, but I will roll with it as is and see how she rides.
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Re: Introducing Niki, pritchet74's MTB build

Postby Fuchs » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:34 pm

how long does Niki take to get dressed? or is she ready yet? (do not hurry - she looks sexy naked as well ;) )
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