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    Gouda...sick looking build. Good job on your first venture in the building of bikes... only criticism would be lower the nose your saddle. Starting level would be the best way to go then adjust up or down as preferred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsullivan View Post
    Gouda...sick looking build. Good job on your first venture in the building of bikes... only criticism would be lower the nose your saddle. Starting level would be the best way to go then adjust up or down as preferred.
    Thanks. I am really glad you provided that feedback because I have no idea what the 'proper setting' is for a saddle.

    I wish I would've done a bit more myself (had to take to LBS for the headset and the brake hose shortening), but am glad it turned out well. I can't WAIT to get it out on the trail.

    Any feedback around setting sag and rebound? Currently have LSC and rebound set right in the middle and the sag set at about 18-20%.

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    That's alright about taking it to the LBS... sometimes if you press the cups in wrong you will damage the inside of the head tube or create stress which could snap the cup on a hard impact. .. As for the brakes. .. unless you have done them before. It will become a nightmare if you get air in the system. .... for the fork settings. ... go on the Sram site and pull up your fork and there will be setup info for the fork vs body weight and settings.... beyond that it will be dependent on trail conditions that you ride
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    It looks great. The Pike makes it look mean. Been following this thread for awhile now. Quick question; are the KOM rim stickers able to be peeled off? Not a suggestion but I am wanting to know before I buy one for my front wheel.

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    As far as I can tell, the KOM stickers can be peeled off.

    THANK YOU for the feedback.

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    Forgot to add... The LBS weighed the bike and it came in at 27lbs. Not sure if that's good or not but it's a hell of a lot lighter than my Surly.

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    You know we are going to need either action pics or at least in the wild once you get it out.
    Post up how the Pike rides, too.
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    If I am lucky I'll get it out this week after work. If not, next weekend. Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyghost View Post
    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

    Cheers
    This vid from Hope is the best way IMO to adjust the Shimano brakes. No spinning the wheel and tightening at the same time voodoo. Watch the vid. It makes me wish I had know this years ago. This is how I adjust all of my customers brakes as well and its great.

    Hope How To: Align and Lubricate Brake Calipers on Vimeo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    If I am lucky I'll get it out this week after work. If not, next weekend. Can't wait.
    Can't wait to hear the ride report. Wheels look nice on there
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Thanks, Dusty. Hopefully this weekend.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Rode it this morning... And it was amazing...


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    Nice! Can't wait to get mine now!
    How did you find it... How far did you ride? Comfortable for XC stuff as well as the fun stuff?

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    Looks great Chris!
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    The local loop I do is about 13 miles. That includes a little bit of pavement time to get to the trailhead. Most of the riding is rocky tech stuff. Climbing was pretty similar in feel to most other bikes I've ridden. The downhill is where I was absolutely blown away.

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Only mistake so far is that I didn't wrap my chainstay and it got dinged up rather nicely.

    Good news is I caught it now so I can cover it up with some mastic tape.

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    Lets see some vanity shots
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Whatcha looking for?

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    Close up perhaps

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    I would love to see some Wheel shots! haha really anything to showcase the build.
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    I'll work on snaping some pics over the next few days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    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.

    Which Pike do you have? I am considering adding a Pike 120-150 dual position to my Yelli. Curious about the ride in the longer travel position? Also, does anyone know if the longer travel Pike is not recommended for the Yelli or voids frame warranty?

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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    I have the 140 Solo Air. 51mm offset. I dig it so far.

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    Chris, you have had a whole week to ride this beast. Now we expect some pictures
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    My First-ever Build: Yelli Screamy

    Yeah I suck. Lemme get some better shots tonight when I'm bored.

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