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    Winter Mission!!!

    Wanted to get some thoughts from the forum on a winter project for my 2010 Mission.

    Currently running some heavier parts but they perform well:
    • frame 2010 Large MIssion 1
    • cranks SLX 175 Cranks 28t single (pis shows 32-22 cofig)
    • wheelset Performance Bike LOCO (heavy 2.5-2.8kg)
    • fork X-Fusion Vengeance
    • brakes Avid Elixir 5
    • pedals NS platform
    • rear mech X9 long cage
    • shock FOX RP23
    • tires Kenda Nev 2.3 front and rear
    • stem Race Face Evovle AM stem 50mm and 70mm / sometimes Bontrager Big earl 50mm


    Confirmed
    • Stripping frame and going with a raw brushed finish - clear cote.
    • AM Hammerschmidt 22t.
    • Moving to a medium x7-x9 rear der. and an 11-32 rear cassette (running 28x12-36 currently not shown).


    Potential
    • Upgrade brakes from Avid Elixir 5's...to what?
    • Upgrade wheelset....Transition 25s or 28s....or others?
    • Dropper post...KS for sure have had several and not one ever failed on me.
    • Kenda Excavator 2.35 vs. Kenda Nevegal 2.35...running Nev's now but any run the Excavators?
    • Push RP23 - maybe/maybe not?


    Other thoughts or suggestions?

    Here is what she looks like right now- .
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    1. Raw brushed finish is totally smoking
    2. X9 short cage will work awesome with a schmidt, but i'd stick with what your running now. BTW do you have a pic of the 28T?
    3. Nevegals

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    28t: I thought I had one on my laptop - will post one when I get home.
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    Ok here you go:
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    Ok, crazy thought but since my X-Fusions forks accept a 650b wheel I was thinking of build one up. A little taller wheel, slack out the front end a little more. Hmmm, not sure had a bored moment at work and thought - Why not?

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    You have any issues with pedal slap with your slx crank? I put the 170mm on my mission and seem to hit more stuff than usual.

    then again I have the 15.5"

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    Quote Originally Posted by amgine View Post
    You have any issues with pedal slap with your slx crank? I put the 170mm on my mission and seem to hit more stuff than usual.

    then again I have the 15.5"
    What is your definition of pedal slap? Sorry having a senior moment.....oh pedal strikes? If thats what you mean than yes I hit my pedals but not alot once or twice a ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojojojoaf View Post
    What is your definition of pedal slap? Sorry having a senior moment.....oh pedal strikes? If thats what you mean than yes I hit my pedals but not alot once or twice a ride.
    Sorry I meant strike. Ok, that's about what I get, just the Blaze I had before had less of an issue (or I could be riding more agressive)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojojojoaf View Post
    28t: I thought I had one on my laptop - will post one when I get home.
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    Ok here you go:
    Did you mount a 28Tgranny ring on the inside of that Granny God. And by doing so did you have to shim your bottom bracket out any farther to correct any alignment issues?

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    Stone- yes the alignment is a bit off and the frame doesnt allow much adjustment room to shim the BB over in my opinion.

    The alignment is not as much of a problem as chain drop is- so I need to modify my Stinger to accommodate a 28t ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojojojoaf View Post
    Stone- yes the alignment is a bit off and the frame doesnt allow much adjustment room to shim the BB over in my opinion.

    The alignment is not as much of a problem as chain drop is- so I need to modify my Stinger to accommodate a 28t ring.
    You get alot of chain drop? do you have a short cage derailleur?

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    Not a lot BUT enough and at the worst times- really not even every ride just in the rougher stuff. Using a long cage for now- modifying my stinger which will help as well.

    Also I was looking at the ol bank account and the Hammerschmidt might not make the budget so I was looking at the FSA Afterbuner 386- looks like one could take the inner 27t ring and move it to the outer position and go single 1X9 or 1x10 from there pretty easily with a stinger and an e13 XCX -ST CX be pretty solid. I dont know seems like a lot of differnet options are out there to try.

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    I saw a new Truvativ XO crank in MBA that mounts chainrings directly to the crank without the use of a spider
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    I think this will be used by more than just 29ers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonebreaker View Post
    I saw a new Truvativ XO crank in MBA that mounts chainrings directly to the crank without the use of a spider
    Homebrewed Components make the chainrings as well. Sram X9 and X0 and AKA truvative have cranksets that allow the user to remove the spider and use chainrings designed to interface onto the crank in place of the spider. MRP's advantage (albeit a small one to some degree) is that they are designing their chainrings with a small amount of offset dish to move the single ring inboard a bit more to give a proper chainline. Both MRP and Homebrewed are good options

    BUT I was thinking I could get what I wanted y simply using the FSA 386 Afterburner crankset and move the inner 27t ring to the out board position which seems like the correct location for proper chainline....not sure but I dont mind experimenting a bit.

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    Updated frame pics.

    A few updates on the finished frame- for now leaving it raw no clear coat. I didnt completely polish the welds I liked the unfinished look. I might leave like it is forever.
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    That is absolutely sick bro!!!!! Raw finish FTW!!!!

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    Wow! I think that's the nicest looking Mission I've seen yet.

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    Thanks guys- I like it too.

    I need a new brake line for the rear brake and rear mech housing. Both look nasty and could use replacing before next season.

    Also modifying my Stinger to work a little better with my set up - more pics on that tonight maybe. The problem is that the inner ring has always rubbed on the Stinger for some reason I couldnt explain or fix. So I am moving it inboard of the ISCG tabs, this and moving the roller closer to the chainring to accommodate the 28t ring- almost done with that.

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    More to come-
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    A few more.
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    Ok I was able to pick up a new OEM Hammerschmidt for a dang good price so got that. Also picked up a Bionicon c.guide- which looks pretty good. I picked up an X.9 short cage rear derailleur and have that installed now. Will get updated photos asap.

    Now, still on the radar:
    Wheelset: thinking of a set of Transition 28s, look nice and are convertible to whatever axle type I want.

    Brakes: Hmm still not sure here, could blow a lot of money, wish I had the coin for Hope Tech M4's....sigh.

    Adj Seatpost: Really liking the Specialized Blacklite- all mechanical less hassle. Even the new CB all mechanical is looking good.

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    Updated pics!

    and the Hammerschmidt works fine with gripshift.
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    Whats up with the c.guide? Seems redundant with the Hammerschmidt.
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    It reduces the chain slap - keeps things just a touch more quiet.

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    Throw the Maxxis Minion and High Roller tires on there with the EXO sidewalls. Instead of a pushed RP23 I'd look into the RockShox Monarch RC3. Transition wheels are pretty heavy; you can find better options in the same price range. I run the X9 short cage. Works great. You can also find the Avid Elixir CR on clearance now and those are a nice step up from the X5.

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    Thanks derrick, its funny you mention wheelsets I weighed my frame et al- minus the wheels and rear cassette, just shy of 24lbs. Total bike 36lbs- heavy but bullet proof (well sort of) but I could lose so much weight just in the wheels so I am looking around and am amazed at some of the weights on decently strong wheelsets. money money money!

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