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    ID upgrading

    So I have enjoyed my ID so much and feel so comfortable riding her, that I decided to give the ID a makeover. Here are pics of my progress so far. I hope you all enjoy.

    Before Pics:



    Tear down:




    some fresh paint on rear suspension linkages:


    Re-assembly:


    New fork:


    new wheels, rear cassette, and brakes:



    front derailleur:

    rear derailleur:


    current pic, awaiting crank and BB so that I can route cables to derailleurs:


    I need to size up the hydraulic brake lines, way too long. I will also need to dial in the suspension.
    I can't wait to take her out on a "maiden" ride. Hopefully this Saturday!!!!
    Let me know what you think.
    Cheers

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    nice. love the Mavic wheels and the white stays/rocker.

    What crank are you planning?

    Do you really need such a long stem?

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    The crank is a race face next sl. She is all assembled now. I need to upload the pics. Taking her out for a first ride in the morning!!!
    Regarding the stem: I am going to ride it like this for a few rides and see how it feels. I am anticipating a change since the fork is 10mm more travel over the old fork.
    Thanks for the compliment on the wheels, they are really nice pieces. The spin/roll soooo smoooth. Mavic did a niece job.

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    completed bike. Rode like a dream. Bike is completely transformed!! The 2x10 drivetrain is awesome. I climbed hills with much more ease due to the improved change amongst gear ratios. I am really pleased.



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    Nice to see some Id's are still alive! I've always loved the gold anodized. I went with a 70mm stem and wider bars on my ol' Id. Made it more comfortable and handles better IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad V2 View Post
    Nice to see some Id's are still alive! I've always loved the gold anodized. I went with a 70mm stem and wider bars on my ol' Id. Made it more comfortable and handles better IMO.
    I am currently running a 100mm 0degree stem. I am not sure that I want more of an upright position. 70mm would be to short I think. Maybe 90 at most, with 0 degree? I am pretty comfortable in the riding position now. I tend to ride more singletrack crosscountry trails in the area that I live.

    I want to ride a few more times in it's current setup. Then I would like to try the 90mm.

    I wish there was an Ellsworth dealer in my area, but there isn't.

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