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    Another 2012 Fuji Outland Build

    I picked up one of the Fuji frames off Ebay to build up after I cracked my last frame (SC Superlight). Still waiting on the headset to complete the build, but it's going to have the following.

    • Rockshox RT3 rear shock
    • Magura TS8 120mm fork
    • XTR M9000 RD and shifter
    • SLX crank w/ Race Face 34t NW ring
    • XT M8000 11-42t cassette
    • Race Face turbine handlebar and stem
    • Syntace P6 HiFlex seatpost
    • Specialized Power Pro saddle
    • Wheelset has DT Swiss 240s hubs, double butted spokes and WTB Frequency i23 rims
    • WTB Wolverine TCS 26 x 2.2 tires
    • Shimano brakes (Deore calipers w/Zee levers) (Zeeore?)
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    All done. Haven't ridden it on any trails, but a short test ride has me quite impressed.
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    Awesome component set! Huge step up from what Fuji installed.

    My friend just got another one of these frames to swap out on his hardtail.

    I just built him some Pacenti DL31 rims with a Hope Pro 2 hub.

    I'm gonna copy your bike stand! cheap and easy!

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    Thanks, MudSnow. I do like this frame. Though, not as light as my Superlight, but I expect it will hold up better.

    On another note, a ticking sound developed and I have been trying to track it down. Tore down the frame, not the components, the frame itself. I noticed that there was still paint on areas where the bearings came in contact with the frame. I wasn't sure if that was what was causing my ticking noise, but I ended up scraping the paint from those areas and lightly greasing the bolts/pivot axles (not where the threadlocker is). Oh, and some of the bolts were a little loose. According to an email I received from Fuji, the torque for the shock mount bolts is 8-9Nm, and the frame bolts is 10-12Nm. All bolts get Loctite 242 (or 243).

    Well, after all that, I think I may have pinpointed where the ticking is coming from. Where the first cable stop is for the rear derailleur. When I assembled the bike, I thought it was strange that Fuji didn't just run full cable all the way back to the RD and omit the stops. So, I plan to drill out the stops and do just that.

    If that's not the cause of the ticking, then I am baffled. I ruled out the seatpost and bottom bracket because it still ticks when I am off the pedals and seat (not at the same time). Also, it only ticks when there is side to side movement and not when I am cruising on a paved rail trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiWolverine View Post
    I thought it was strange that Fuji didn't just run full cable all the way back to the RD and omit the stops.
    Huh? I have never seen a bike like that. That would be very strange.

    The ticking might be coming from the headset, or one of the suspension bearings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudSnow View Post
    Huh? I have never seen a bike like that. That would be very strange.

    The ticking might be coming from the headset, or one of the suspension bearings.
    I guess my wording was a little confusing. It's full cable housing up until the cable stop on seat stay. That is the only section where the cable housing has to be split. It's weird that they didn't simply run full housing right to the rear derailleur.
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    I have absolutely never, ever, ever, ever, seen a bicycle where the cable housing ran all the way to the derailleur.
    I'm confused that you think it's strange when 100% of all bikes I have ever seen are like that.

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    I thought it was pretty much commonplace for full housings on modern mountain bikes. I've seen quite a few that are this way. Some are being routed through the frame, but still full cable housing. Two examples below have full housing to the RD.

    Cube Fritzz 180 HPA SL Suspension Bike 2016 | Chain Reaction Cycles

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