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    New 26" bike built - COMPLETED

    Unfortunately I cracked my frame of my 2003 GT Zaskar, everything else works great on the bike and I really don't want to go buy another bike.

    I decided to build another hardtail with some new parts and existing parts from the current bike.

    This will be my slow built of a 26er.

    Purchased this no name frame "Brand-X HT-01" for $170.
    I'm actually surprised by the quality and welding, compared the welding to my Specialized FSR and it's similar without any flaws.
    The frame weights 4.56lbs or 2068grams which is comparable maybe a bit lighter than similar type of frames.

    Here are a couple of photos:

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    Nice. Looks like a tapered head tube. You going with a new fork or using a conversion headset to fit your old fork?

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    Where was the frame purchased from?

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    Nice. Looks like a tapered head tube. You going with a new fork or using a conversion headset to fit your old fork?
    Yes, i am going with a new fork and my old one is going on my wife's bicycle.
    I'm going to go with the Manitou Mattoc Expert


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    Where was the frame purchased from?
    I bought it from Chainreactioncycles

    Shimano BB is installed

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    Shimano LX crank is in with a 30T Blackspire Snagletoth chainring

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    Sweet! That's thing is down to $150 today.

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    Sweet! That's thing is down to $150 today.
    I have to pay Canadian Dollarssssss, argh!!! Still worth it.

    Shimano XT derailleur is installed.


    New 26" bike built-derailleur.jpg

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    Yep Cdn Dollars kills value for us hey! I went and looked at that frame...It's NICE!

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    Frame looks nice! Keep posting the photos.

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    A few More goodies have arrive, yuppie!!!!!



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    I'd like to do a slow build over the winter. Always wanted a full suspension.

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    Hope headset is installed and the Manitou Mattoc Expert is in.
    Slowly coming together.

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    The 26' wheel from my old bike is ready to be put together, love those Sun Rims S-type at 34mm wide with a 25mm inside diameter, they are unbreakable, heavy unfortunately at 2lbs 7oz or 1120grams its a heavy wheel, but worth it.
    That doesn't include the 180mm rotor

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    Fork is in Place

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    Bike is complete and ready to get dirty, I like the way it turned out.
    Complete bike weights 28lbs 4oz or 12.88kg, not too bad at all.
    With new light weight rims and pedals it will put the bike in the 26lbs, which I'm very happy about.

    Here she is:


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    Looks nice!

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    Nice job. Use in good health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Evil View Post
    Nice job. Use in good health.
    Thanks man, sure will

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    Just finished installing the chainstay guard, used carbon fiber look like handlebar wrap


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Vicente View Post
    Bike is complete and ready to get dirty, I like the way it turned out.
    Complete bike weights 28lbs 4oz or 12.88kg, not too bad at all.
    With new light weight rims and pedals it will put the bike in the 26lbs, which I'm very happy about.

    Here she is:


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    That thing is fresh dude. Great job! What do you think you have In to it total?

    Also, is a single gear common for the crank now days?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdrowe View Post
    That thing is fresh dude. Great job! What do you think you have In to it total?

    Also, is a single gear common for the crank now days?


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    All the new parts and shipping cost me $1095 Canadian
    All the rest of the parts were taken from my other bike, it's hard to say what the cost would have been, it would have been cheaper to buy a bike, but i wouldn't get the parts I wanted.....
    Single gear seems to be the way to go now a days, if you're on the trails your don't need anything else, for city riding only I would go with a two up.

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