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    I was told they should have a new batch of frames in July, so keep an eye out on their site...
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Yeah. Black will work for me. Decided on blue accents to keep my blue-loving self happy. Ordered and received my Wolftooth 30T and blue bolts. Ordered my wheelset from Hubsessed with blue Hope hubs. That will hopefully be in sometime next week. Getting there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    Yeah. Black will work for me. Decided on blue accents to keep my blue-loving self happy. Ordered and received my Wolftooth 30T and blue bolts. Ordered my wheelset from Hubsessed with blue Hope hubs. That will hopefully be in sometime next week. Getting there....
    How do you like the wolftooth? I was originally going to go with MRP bling ring, but don't think it has the narrow/wide teeth, so leaning towards Wolftooth as they also have a SRAM direct mount chainring for my X9 crank...
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Dunno... It's sitting in a box. But... I dig that it's made in the USA and that they are a hard working grassroots type company. The quality is there. I've read nothing but good things about them.

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    I put in my headset cups with a wood block and a mallet. Had no issues during install and no issues since, 3 months or so. Also not sure what special tools you would need to install a threaded BB. I hand tightened it then used a towel and a pipe wrench. Again no issues. Just use common sense.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Bottom bracket won't be too difficult. I already have a BB tool to loosen and tighten my existing BB so I should be good there.

    The old wooden block and mallet trick actually works eh?

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Anybody know what length seatpost I should shoot for on this bike? I was thinking of going with a Thompson post but have no idea about length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    Bottom bracket won't be too difficult. I already have a BB tool to loosen and tighten my existing BB so I should be good there.

    The old wooden block and mallet trick actually works eh?

    Thats usually what I do and havent had any problems. Just put a little grease on it and make sure its going in straight. If its super tight stripping the paint off the part that goes in the frame can help.
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    just snagged a chromag lynx saddle on amazon....$45 aint bad!
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    XT hollow tech cranks are here. Time to finally assemble SOMETHING.

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    What length seat post do you guys recommend? Given the odd shape of the YS frame, I am not sure what to go with.

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    Hey Gouda, have you given any thought to stem/bar combos? I'm getting to that point myself...
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    I'm running 65/720 on my N9, and it's working great. Some people go even wider though - it depends on your local trails. I can't run anything wider without clipping trees left and right.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    I ended up with the Race Face Atlas 785s and 70mm Thomson 0* rise stem. Hopefully it'll work out. My current bike has a 90mm stem and 780 bars and it seems to work well. I didn't want to go with too short of a stem because 50% of my rides is a climb. I figure I can always replace the stem later on if needed.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    I won't lie, it seems like the stem and seat post choices were the hardest to make. Everything else has been a no brainer.

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    Looking forward to pics My current bike is black with blue bits, its a really nice combo (with a dash of white).
    Will be after blue frame myself, hope there is one im my size somewhere in the world, got a test ride tomorrow and I cant wait ... will go insane if I have to wait three months though.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    I need to take all the crap I've received out and snap some pics one of these days. Right now it's just a mess of boxes in my garage.

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    I have been going back and forth on a Tallboy Lt and a Screamy Yelli. My buddy is building a Yelli and after seeing it, I am leaning heavily towards the Yelli. I would have to keep the build price under 3k. My idea right now is to buy the Diamondback Mason pro ($1500) and swap out the frame and wheel set. The Mason is a knock off of the Yelli with decent build kit. Has anyone out there tried this? I know the fork and seat post will work, not sure about the bottom bracket.
    Thanks

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    For what it's worth, I could've EASILY built mine for under $3k total. I didn't because I wanted top of the line everything (for no real reason).

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    After spending the entire day pricing parts on the internet, I am going away from the donor bike idea. Any thoughts on the Canfield 29er wheels? They are only 375 with a frame. I was thinking with the money saved I may be able to squeeze a Pike into the budget. Also, I was looking at shimano XT build kits on ebay. With brakes for around $700, but they are shipped from Hong Kong. I am trying to get a budget on paper before I take the plunge.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    That's what I did... built a spreadsheet with my wish list of stuff. I'll try to post up my build tomorrow so you can see what I've got and what I've spent. Maybe that will help you take the plunge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    I won't lie, it seems like the stem and seat post choices were the hardest to make. Everything else has been a no brainer.
    Yeah the stem and chainring are the hardest for me. Seems everyone goes with a 50 or 60mm stem, but I feel it would hurt the bike for climbing mode. I want a wolftooth ring, but I'm concerned with the clearance/fit with my X9 crank...bling ring is recommended by Canfield but it doesn't have wide/narrow teeth.
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    I may end up going with a 60mm eventually. We will see. My 70 showed up yesterday and it's definitely shorter than what's on my current bike.

    I hope my WT 30T with my XT cranks works well. Didn't do much research beforehand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    For what it's worth, I could've EASILY built mine for under $3k total. I didn't because I wanted top of the line everything (for no real reason).
    Alright - I wanted to post up my build specs now that I've purchased everything. Here goes nothing…


    Yelli Scream frame - Ano Black, size L
    Rockshox Pike 140mm, SA, 15mm TA, 51mm offset
    Cane Creek 40 headset
    29" KOM wheels, Hope Hubs, Sapim spokes, Alloy nipples
    29x2.3" WTB Vigilante tires
    RaceFace Atlas bar
    Thomson X4 70mm stem
    ESI Chunky grips
    Shimano XT brakes w/ IceTech rotors (180/160)
    Shimano Saint rear derailleur
    Shimano Saint shifter
    Shimano XT 11-36T cassette
    Shimano XT chain
    Wolftooth 30T w/ blue bolts
    Shimano XT cranks
    Spank Spikes pedals
    Hope seat post collar
    WTB Rocket V saddle
    Thomson Elite 410mm seat post
    Shimano brake adapters

    I think that's everything. A few of you were interested in building this bike for under $3k. If you want to talk $$ and how much this build cost ME, just shoot me a PM. Now I wait for the rest of the my parts to show up.

    Shout out to Biker Bob for a majority of my parts - this dude rocks. Also a HUGE thank you to Dusty @ Hubsessed. He answered any and all questions I had related to my wheel build and other bike-related things.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Started the slow slow assembly process this evening...

    Thomson Seatpost / Hope QR:



    XT Hollowtech cranks converted to 1x10 w/ Wolftooth 30T & blue extended bolts:



    And for those of you wondering about clearance:


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    Looks sweet Gouda!

    Now that I found a bar I want...it's no longer made....sunline v1.....why!!
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    What makes that one special compared to some of the others?

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Dropped my frame off in its current state to have my headset cups pressed, fork cut, and star nut installed. Looking forward to getting it back from my LBS. Should be able to finish the remainder of the build on my own.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Cane Creek 40, Thomson stem, RS Pike 140mm RCT3:



    Testing the fitment of the Atlas bars:


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    How long is that atlas bar? I'm curious how you like the 70mm stem...I'm leaning towards a 50mm thomson...
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    The Atlas bar is 785. My very first thought with the Thomson stem is that 70 is a little long. However, I won't know for sure until it's on the trail. I went with the 70 for climbing purposes - feel like anything less would be too short.

    The stem and bar setup is sorta close to what I have on my Krampus. It currently sports a 780 Boo Bar and a 80mm stem.

    I wholeheartedly believe it's going to be a lot of trial and error with this new bike.

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    what's your height/inseam? i'm 5'9" with an inseam of 31". in my recent conversation with canfield through email, i was advised that the best frame for me would be a medium.

    coming from a 'standard' 29er (not short CS), also a medium, i'm comfortable running a 50mm stem and a hb not less than 730. hb rise is 20mm, spacer of 10mm.

    i'm looking at replacing my cockpit with a dmr wingbar/defy... wonder how it will change the feel

    (still saving up for this frame - not cheap, but i like ano green)

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    I'm 6'1" with a 33" inseam. Maybe 34" on a good day.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Going to try and mount up my tubeless tires this weekend. Never done it before. Assuming it's gonna take awhile.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    I made a lot of progress tonight, but have a few questions...

    1) Shimano rear IS brake adaptor - is it supposed to come with the concave / convex washers? The adaptor I received for my 160mm rotor did not have those as far as I can tell.

    2) Is it normal for the rotors to rub on the pads A LOT before proper alignment? Just seems like there's a heavy amount of rubbing so far and I am curious.

    Other than that, coming together nicely:


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    Yes and yes.

    Those washers are discussed in the install manual.

    Assuming your wheels are correctly installed, it could be your calipers arent aligned with your rotors and/or rotors are lightly warped. Both can be easily fixed.

    1 loosen your caliper mounts so they are free to move sideways.
    2 spin your wheel and tighten the bolts bit by bit
    3 where you hear rubbing spot, slightly bend the rotor on that area with an adjustable wrench - flat jaws and lots of leverage

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    No ... those washers do not come with shimano set ups. .. they are used with sram brakes. Shimano will mount directly to the brake adapter without the convex/concave washers. . And yes there will be some rubbing of pads to rotor prior to alignment due to the force of the brake line slightly twisting the calipers . All corrected when the mounting bolts are tightened after the calipers is aligned ....
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    you can also loosen the calipers and spin the wheel, then apply brakes to clamp down the rotor and they "should" self-align. While keeping brakes squeezed, tighten the caliper bolts. I've had success with this.
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    you can also loosen the calipers and spin the wheel, then apply brakes to clamp down the rotor and they "should" self-align. While keeping brakes squeezed, tighten the caliper bolts. I've had success with this.
    Yep. That's the method I was going to use but have not gotten there yet. I reached a stopping point last night and figured I would throw those questions up to see.

    First person said yes, I should have the washers. Second person said no. So what's the real answer? My front 180 post mount adaptor came with the adaptors and I used them per the instructions. It was pretty self explanatory. The rear 160mm adaptor DID NOT come with any washers, just the two bolts to mount the caliper to the adaptor. If this isn't a big deal, then cool - I was more curious than anything because my old BB7 setup used the alignment washers front and back.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Doing a little early morning research - looks like the 160 rear adaptor doesn't come with the washers... just bolts. Thinking that I am ok and am not missing parts.

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    Hey Gouda.... even with my xt brakes on a 185 mm rotor and shimano adapter I do not use the convex/concave washer setup... they are mounted hard up on the adapter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsullivan View Post
    Hey Gouda.... even with my xt brakes on a 185 mm rotor and shimano adapter I do not use the convex/concave washer setup... they are mounted hard up on the adapter.
    Front? Never even thought about not using the washers up front.

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    Yep. ....neither front or rear....
    From my understanding sram has designed the off set of the caliper to rotor to require the "washers" for proper spacing. Shimano and Hayes along with several others have not and the "washers" are not required
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Good to know. I will have to try it a try. Right now I am busy learning about adjusting and setting up a rear derailleur and shifter. Wish I had more time this week to invest in it.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    So for whatever reason, shortening the hoses on my XT brakes got the best of me. I gave up after a bit and dropped by bike off at the LBS to do that part of my build

    That being said, derailleur, chain, shifter went on last night and got that dialed in. I am VERY close to riding this bike - hopefully next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    So for whatever reason, shortening the hoses on my XT brakes got the best of me.
    How so?

    Ive done 5 or 6 XT hoses and could help ya out maybe?

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    Too late now. LBS took care of me for less than $30 and bled the system too.

    My issue was with the mess I was making and I didn't have the proper setup to make a good cut and then place the barb in. Tried a few methods, got frustrated and gave up. I think with a proper vice and cutting tool I would've been good to go.

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    I hear ya. If you ever want/need to do it in the future, i take the yellow bleed blocks and sandwhich the brake hose between it and lock it in with vice grips. Use a sharp unused razor blade and cut straight down on the hose using the blocks as guide. Install the insert, olive, and boom your done.

    Just keep the lever above the caliper and you shouldn't have to re-bleed. I usually do it anyway.

    $30 aint too bad and good your supporting your LBS. looking forward to seeing your Yelli. Im finishing my Yelli when my new wheels come in next week.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Where I went wrong was the vice... what I had didn't work and it slipped out. Then stuff shot everywhere...

    TWSS...

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Based on my ride around the block, this bike is amazing. Finished it up this morning and burned the brakes in. Working on setting up my Pike too.


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