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    Nice little thrift store Score.

    As the title states Ive been going to thrift stores and searching Craigslist looking for a 24" Hotrock for my 6 year old to upgrade to just so happened to hit up a store 2 weeks before Christmas and what do i find a dirty dusty flat tired Hotrock staring up at me , reasonably priced at $99 Im going too get it, but first got to ask, so asked the clerk if there is anything they can do on the price, she calls the manager, comes back with hows $39.95 sound of course I have to respond with let me look at it one more time. long story short it cleaned up real good put some new forks w/remote lockout and some new rubber on it and some spare parts I had sitting around headset, stem , bars, and grips. Took off the triple put a narrow wide and bash on it, he loves it.
    Plans for the future
    Wheel build Need a source for rims???????
    1x9 xt build after wheels
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    The guy I got the fork from still has 1 left
    RST F1RST Air 24 Mountain Bike Fork | eBay

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    Nice little thrift store Score.

    Looks great!
    There are Alex Ace-20 rims on eBay. That seems to be the most popular gum if you're staying with rim brakes.
    Stock rims may be lighter. the rims on my Trek 220 weighed in at 395g which is lighter than the Ace-20. They are single wall not sure on the Ace-20
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    I think Stan's makes a 24" rim now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I think Stan's makes a 24" rim now.
    Yes, but stan's crest rims are disk brake only no brake track for V-brakes.

    If they are strait, do consider re-building the stock rims on nicer hubs and loose a few spokes. Kid specific Wheel Build for 40lb rider NEED HELP

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    Oh snap! Didn't even notice.

    I see disc mounts on the fork. Nothing on the frame? Not even an option?
    Sun Ringle makes some rims with machined braking surfaces. Not the lightest things in the world, but good, strong rims.
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    Nice buy! I am looking to do the same for my twin boys, have had some difficulty tracking down suitable 24" frames.

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    Do you know if the fork lockout lever can be removed and replaced with a dial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebum View Post
    Do you know if the fork lockout lever can be removed and replaced with a dial?
    No idea. Why would you switch? I love remote lockouts
    Still in search of rims I have hubs in either 28 or 32 hole.
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    Nice little thrift store Score.

    Quote Originally Posted by bikebum View Post
    Do you know if the fork lockout lever can be removed and replaced with a dial?
    When I bought a RST F1RST from http://bike-discount.de the remote lockout was a separate option.


    Rakuman where did you get your fork and what did it cost with the remote lockout?

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    I got the fork off eBay the link is above I paid $229
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    Need to retitle this BLEW MY THRFT STORE SCORE BY INSTALLING OVERKILL PARTS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingtaco View Post
    Need to retitle this BLEW MY THRFT STORE SCORE BY INSTALLING OVERKILL PARTS
    LOL no such thing as over kill for this little dude, he's been tearing up the trails the moment he got off training wheels, Besides I have only $300 invested and everything else other than rims come out of my spare parts bin's, he's going to rip it up on this build for at least another 3 to 4 years.

    In this picture he was doing 10+ mile night rides when he was 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakuman View Post
    No idea. Why would you switch? I love remote lockouts
    Still in search of rims I have hubs in either 28 or 32 hole.
    Not sure little man would need a lockout on such a small travel fork. Plus, adds to confusion.

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    Wheels built ready to covert to 9 speed. just so happened to have a set of Elixer cr's in matching color in my spare parts bin I need a good rear disk brake bracket adaptor, I'm thinking of using this one GT Lts STS Rear Disc Brake Mount Adapter Universal Blk | eBay.
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    That thing looks nice. Just use that.
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    I'm using the same rims if those are Alex Ace-20 24 inch rims for two bikes. I'm trying to find a way to measure from the outside of the spoke hole on one side to the same on the other. Do you use a spoke for that? Just eyeing it next to a yardstick it looks like 491mm.

    Those brakes look great, are you going to have to fab your own bracket. or is there something available to span that gap that I think I'm seeing?

    I wonder why the thrift store gave that away so cheap! seems like the $100 was a price they should have been able to get for it.

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    You need to measure the ERD. Use two spokes (short) in opposite holes, seated in nipples. Connect the two spokes with a rubber band and then measure the space between the two spoke heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ETChipotle View Post
    I'm using the same rims if those are Alex Ace-20 24 inch rims for two bikes. I'm trying to find a way to measure from the outside of the spoke hole on one side to the same on the other. Do you use a spoke for that? Just eyeing it next to a yardstick it looks like 491mm.

    Those brakes look great, are you going to have to fab your own bracket. or is there something available to span that gap that I think I'm seeing?

    I wonder why the thrift store gave that away so cheap! seems like the $100 was a price they should have been able to get for it.
    It was a nonprofit store so everything is donated, and of course I played it on thick that I was getting it for my kid for xmas. It also had flat tires and was pretty dusty and had been sitting at the store for sometime. They like to rotate stock at this place so if something doesn't sell fast they dump it. I was going to pay the $100 but I had to ask. Score!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    You need to measure the ERD. Use two spokes (short) in opposite holes, seated in nipples. Connect the two spokes with a rubber band and then measure the space between the two spoke heads.
    Okay so the J hook at the end of the spokes holds the rubber band, keeping them aligned, and you measure the difference (gap) between the ends of the spoke and add the gap plus spoke 1 plus spoke 2. That is a great idea! I did grab a spoke off the basement floor at the LBS yesterday, but looks like I need another one.

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    [QUOTE
    Those brakes look great, are you going to have to fab your own bracket. or is there something available to span that gap that I think I'm seeing?[/QUOTE]

    I'm planing trying one of these
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