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    Hey guys - new to the Canfield side of MTBR. Just wanted to say hello as I am sure I'll be asking for input and advice. I got into MTBing about a year ago after purchasing a Surly Krampus with the intention of riding a mix of trails and street in my area. I enjoy the Krampus, but I've been riding rocky, chunky, technical-ish single track A LOT more than I thought I would and the rigid fork is getting a little old.

    I love learning about bikes and how they work and tinkering with them, so after some thought and research, I decided I wanted to build my own bike from the frame up. I certainly don't know everything about building a bike, but am quickly finding out there's a whole ton of information out there and look forward to receiving input from all of you Canfield owners.

    Anyway, enter the Yelli Screamy... I ordered a Large Ano Black frame yesterday and am excited to receive it. Descents are where I struggle and I think this bike will help a lot with that while still being a good climber. It's going to be a long-ish build as the funds aren't endless right now, but that's ok.!

    Any input, tips, or advice is welcome as I get started.

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    just ordered a medium blue ano frame myself last week. I'm in the same boat as you...should be interesting!

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    Our stories are very similar. I started with a Trek Cobia and moved to the Yelli and built it from the frame up.

    My only suggestion is to make sure you have a crankset that is compatible with the Yelli frame. Due to the short chainstays some cranks have issues with the chainring clearance. I am running a Sram X9 with 32T MRP blingring and it barely clears.

    Building a bike is pretty straightforward is you have a little mechanical ability and as you mentioned, there is a wealth of information here as well as all around the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbd5600 View Post
    Our stories are very similar. I started with a Trek Cobia and moved to the Yelli and built it from the frame up.

    My only suggestion is to make sure you have a crankset that is compatible with the Yelli frame. Due to the short chainstays some cranks have issues with the chainring clearance. I am running a Sram X9 with 32T MRP blingring and it barely clears.

    Building a bike is pretty straightforward is you have a little mechanical ability and as you mentioned, there is a wealth of information here as well as all around the internet.
    I plan on buying everything new, so any and all suggestions around parts are welcome. I've been researching like a lunatic - there's sooooo much information out there.

    I took an initial swing at a parts list - for the crank I am thinking the Shimano Zee cranks (currently have them and they have taken a beating) with a RaceFace NW 30 or 32T ring.

    As far as the build goes... my only concern so far is pressing the headset since I don't have the tools available. I am also not sure if the bottom bracket is easy to install or not. May go to my LBS to have those done.

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    Pressing the headset was probably the most difficult part of the build for me. I made a tool of my own from some threaded rod and washers which worked, but it was difficult.

    As far as the bottom bracket goes, the cups just thread into the frame (one RH threads, one LH threads). You just need the correct bottom bracket tool to tighten them.

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    As this is your first build, I'd recommend having the shop install the headset and BB. If you plan on doing more full builds, it might be worth buying the tools, however a headset press is quite spendy and the threaded rod method is a little ghetto. Go to the shop, watch closely how they prep and install it and go from there. The bb is easy and the tool is cheep, just pay attention to which cup is right and which is left. Grease both before installing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    As this is your first build, I'd recommend having the shop install the headset and BB. If you plan on doing more full builds, it might be worth buying the tools, however a headset press is quite spendy and the threaded rod method is a little ghetto. Go to the shop, watch closely how they prep and install it and go from there. The bb is easy and the tool is cheep, just pay attention to which cup is right and which is left. Grease both before installing.
    Your thoughts are right in line with mine. I feel confident that I can do the bottom bracket and the tool is cheap - I don't mind adding more tools to my box

    The headset is a bit daunting and I am not 100% comfortable rigging up something myself. Even if I was, I still don't think I would do it - guess I'm weird like that.

    I'm thinking of purchasing the next wave of parts as my frame arrives - seems logical (to me) to get all of 'tougher stuff' like the BB, cranks, and headset out of the way first. Would you guys recommend otherwise?

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    Oh, and for the headset I was going to go with a Cane Creek 40 unless someone can talk me into spending more and getting the 110.

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    110 is for looks. Check out enduro fork seals if you want a more reasonably priced fancy headset and BB.

    And yes it's a good idea to do the bb and headset first.

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    No reason a CC40 won't be sufficient though?

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    Cc40 is perfect. You want colors tho. Gotta go elsewhere

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    What can you guys tell me about chainring clearance on the Yelli? I have heard a 32T ring is tight but it'll fit. I've been debating on trying out a Wolftooth 30T ring instead.

    Not sure if I was clear or not but I'll be running 1x10.

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    Spiderless makes the chainline much tighter. With a spider crank the clearance isn't bad. With spiderless I can fit 30 or 28t bling ring all day. 32t spiderless will need some spacers but is totally possible.

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    I'm goin with cane creek 40 as well, it's a solid choice. Just purchased an x9 crank. I'm going to remove the spider and put a 30t bling ring I think...

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    I'm running a Wolftooth SDM 30t and it is a close fit. Only about a mm or two of clearance. Previously ran a 32t Bling Ring and MRP AMG, which was close as well.

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    So you're saying it'll fit?!?!

    Good to hear. Are you guys throwing any spacers on your BB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    So you're saying it'll fit?!?!

    Good to hear. Are you guys throwing any spacers on your BB?
    Yeah it definitely fits and gives a great chain line. I'm not using any spacers.

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    anyone have an opinion on brakes?

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    Shimano slx.

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    That's what I plan on going with.

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    sounds good. Thanks for the advice guys.

    Gouda, keep us posted. I will be slowly acquiring parts for my Yelli and will be curious to see what you get as well. My first frame build.

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    As far as brakes, I'm running XT and they have been flawless. Bleeding is a piece of cake. SLX are practically the exact same, and I would go with them in a heartbeat as well. For the rotors, I have 180 up front and 160 in the rear. I have never felt like I needed more stopping power.

    Thought about forks at all?

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    I'm thinking Revelation 140 for mine. There are a few RCTs floating around online for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDM88 View Post
    sounds good. Thanks for the advice guys.

    Gouda, keep us posted. I will be slowly acquiring parts for my Yelli and will be curious to see what you get as well. My first frame build.
    I'll try to post my updates in this thread - wish I could post quick updates... but my build is gonna be slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    I'll try to post my updates in this thread - wish I could post quick updates... but my build is gonna be slow.
    Trust me, your not alone...took me awhile just to purchase the frame...it's gonna be a while before my yelli will be ridden...luckily I have another bike to ride in the meantime.

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    As do I... It's just drastically different... and a rigid.

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    Advice needed: I've seen several Revelations floating around online for what I think to be decent prices. What I'm more curious about are the models... do you guys think I should go for the gusto and go with the RCT or is the RL or RLT sufficient for most?

    The one RCT I've seen at a killer price is actually a 2012 Dual Air model with a beefy 20mm thru axle. Not sure how desirable the dual air is anymore though...

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    Brake-related question: Looking at the SLX brakes @ blue sky as they sell the shimano adapter with the kit....but in the drop down there are several options....how do I know which one is needed?
    BlueSkyCycling.com - Shimano SLX M675 IceTech Disc Brake w/ Adapter

    Hope you don't mind me posting this on your thread Gouda...let me know if I'm intruding.

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    I could care less - this is good info for me too.

    As far as the brakes go... it looks like there's only one option for the rear brake so you should be good to go there. Worst case scenario is that you order the rear brake now and then pickup the adapter you need later. For the front brakes, you need to know what kind of mount you have on your fork - it's either IS (international standard) or post-mount. Do a quick search (or even a Google Image Search) and you'll immediately be able to tell which one you have... assuming you have a fork waiting and ready to install on your bike.

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    My build If you set up the crankset/bb right, a 32 or 34 should clear fine, just need to watch the chainline. It's been absolutely bulletproot and the only "issue" I've had was self inflicted... set up tires too soon before a ride, burped the tire and dinged the rim. It's a pretty good ding, but it's been holding a bead just fine over the last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHRANQUY View Post
    My build If you set up the crankset/bb right, a 32 or 34 should clear fine, just need to watch the chainline. It's been absolutely bulletproot and the only "issue" I've had was self inflicted... set up tires too soon before a ride, burped the tire and dinged the rim. It's a pretty good ding, but it's been holding a bead just fine over the last year.
    I was thinking of going with XT cranks now, removing the 2x10 crank setup and replacing it with a Wolftooth 32T. For some reason I like the looks of the XT cranks and they weigh a little less than the Zee setup. Only concern right now is setting up the chainline since the XT cranks are originally 2x and I'll be running them 1x.

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    Ordered the XT cranks (2x10 that I'll convert to a 1x) and a Cane Creek 40 headset for the tapered headtube / fork. Probably will order a Wolftooth 30T ring and bolts here soon.

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    Do you mind if I ask which Cane Creek 40 headset you got? Just want to make sure I get the right one for my upcoming build. Thanks.

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    Just ordered mine...zs44 upper and ec49 lower
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    Just ordered mine...zs44 upper and ec49 lower
    Same here. That's what you need if you're going to run a tapered steerer fork.

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    What do you guys think? Revelation or Pike? Only $100 price diff between the two I am looking at...

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    If u can spend the extra...pike is a sweet fork
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    What makes it that much better?

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    35mm stanchion = stiffer chassis and the damper is supposed to be a lot better. The Pike has been getting great reviews - not that there's anything wrong with the Revelation.
    No moss...

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    I was going to order from Merlin in the UK but now I'm hearing horror stories about ordering forks from them - not original packing, dust seals missing, and the steerer tube already being trimmed. Guess I'll have to buck up and pay within the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gouda Cheez View Post
    What do you guys think? Revelation or Pike? Only $100 price diff between the two I am looking at...
    Depends on the Pike model. The 2014 Pike (all black, black stanchions, Charger damper) is amazing. Older models (gold/silver stanchions, say PIKE on the side) aren't that great. If you can find a new model Pike for just $100 more than a Revelation, definitely go for it.

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    Right now the price diff is around $200. Still not bad...

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    Pike are advertised as an AM fork, while the Revelations are a trail fork....i would guess the Pike is meant to take more abuse...depends on what your doing with the yelli though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDM88 View Post
    Pike are advertised as an AM fork, while the Revelations are a trail fork....i would guess the Pike is meant to take more abuse...depends on what your doing with the yelli though.
    Abuse is a relative term, IMO. One man's abuse is another man's afternoon ride in the park.

    Given that I'm relatively lightweight when geared up and don't bash through things, I am sure the Rev would be fine. There's just something about the Pike that makes the decision tough though. Hard to explain...

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    Very true...I don't think you can go wrong with either fork....wish I had the money for one myself....still looking for a good deal on something as I'm gathering the rest of the components.
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    Almost forgot....look what showed up!
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    Love that color. Sort of makes me wish I got it. I played it safe with black.

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    The black ano looks great though...love the matte finish. I originally wanted the green ano, but they were oos in medium.
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    Both colors look very good. I originally wanted the blue but they were out in my size. Hoping they bring the color back for 2014 colors.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CDM88 View Post
    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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    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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    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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    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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