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    Distortion 1.0 frame build

    Distortion 1.0 sz med with rp
    Let the build up begin!
    What do you think ?Red or black cable housing. ??

    I've got a lot of red parts going on it..
    Headset is still in the mail unfortunately...
    Also confirmed my spare 135qQR 2006 idrive 5 drop outs are perfect fit.
    Now i have some 12mm drop ots for when/if I do the "conversion" Im thinking of eventually getting 140mm 650 fork and wheel. possibly….
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    Look what the postie brought! Build up..

    Blacked out the head tube with epoxy spray for a " vintage" cmc aluminum gt badge I kept from an old idrive frame.



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    Maybe blue cable housing to match those small flecks of blue in the graphics.

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    Look what the postie brought! Build up..

    Hm blue never thought of that thanks
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    Why not one blue one red? Too busy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learux View Post
    Why not one blue one red? Too busy?
    I'm thinking a little yes.. now I'm leaning back to good old black

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    I vote red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learux View Post
    Why not one blue one red? Too busy?
    +1 that idea

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    Look what the postie brought! Build up..

    Ok now i see it. Red and blue housings to tie in the red and blue flecks . Why did I not get that..
    I just finished re painting my head tube and the GT badge that was black now red.
    I have an airbrush so I'm having some fun



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    Were I you, I'd keep it more subtle. Don't do large blobs of colour, because the frame itself doesn't have that. Instead, choose small bits to be coloured, and keep the rest black.

    For example:

    Chainring bolts
    rotor bolts
    a single headtube spacer
    seat logo
    chainguide blocks (like Straitline)
    Pedals
    Nipples


    That will, in my opinion, end up being a much nicer looking bike in the end.
    Stuff.

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    Yup I hear you, thats why i was thinking black.
    I have in ano red already
    bars,crank,bash,cable c clips,spacers, brake adapters, dropper post seat clamp with guide and headset.

    Quote Originally Posted by dropmachine.com View Post
    Were I you, I'd keep it more subtle. Don't do large blobs of colour, because the frame itself doesn't have that. Instead, choose small bits to be coloured, and keep the rest black.

    For example:

    Chainring bolts
    rotor bolts
    a single headtube spacer
    seat logo
    chainguide blocks (like Straitline)
    Pedals
    Nipples


    That will, in my opinion, end up being a much nicer looking bike in the end.

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    Look what the postie brought! Build up..

    My headset arrived!
    " I only Ride Enduro'

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    Look what the postie brought! Build up..


    Making some progress

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    Nice build!

    I'm building one up myself. Bought a '13 Distortion 3.0 complete with the orange and blue color scheme. I rode it stock for a couple months, before I decided to strip it all down and up upgrade some things.

    I'll post up a separate thread w/pics, so I don't steal away from your build.

    Looking good!

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    build done!

    All done…
    Had my first ride freaked out by how much fun this bike is. Thais until I lost my front brake pads on a dh section here is north vancouver.I forgot pad retainer pin
    Limped home with no front brake...

    measured stand over 27 inches (woohoo)
    bb height 13.5 inches
    parts
    mavic cross ride wheels 2.5 nev sticky front 2.35 Nev dtc rear
    marz rlo44 140mm form
    rp23 rear shock
    turbine bars 720mm
    turbine stem60mm
    atlas 170 crank
    deore 596 brakes with 180 centerterlock rotors
    xo 9 speed shifters
    x7 rear der, deore slx front der
    shimano hg53 chain with sram power link
    m545 pedals
    x-fusiion hilo 125 dropper post
    smp TRK saddle
    cane creek 110 series headset
    burgtec titanium offset shock bushings
    promax dropper clamp with guide
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    Its been a week. Post updates
    Stuff.

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    Look what the postie brought! Build up..

    Curious why you went with the offset bushings. Were you looking to slacken it out?

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    Look what the postie brought! Build up..

    Quote Originally Posted by dropmachine.com View Post
    Its been a week. Post updates
    Alrighty them...
    Stand over height is even lower than I expected measured at 27 inches
    Bike is super smooth and stable at speed and very agile on single track too. It climbs far better than I expected it would allowing me to drop 2-3 gears on extended climbs.

    I've three decent 10 mile rides on it on my local trails nvan .. I'm in love with this bike.
    " I only Ride Enduro'

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    Look what the postie brought! Build up..

    Quote Originally Posted by dryheat? View Post
    Curious why you went with the offset bushings. Were you looking to slacken it out?
    I already had the bushings from my old frame. I might use them lift the bb a bit but for now they are in a neutral position.
    " I only Ride Enduro'

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    Look what the postie brought! Build up..

    Here's some more pics..
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    Look what the postie brought! Build up..

    Gt Distortion in its natural habitat.
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    Looks like a fun place to ride, although complete opposite of where I live. It rains maybe 3 times a year in Phoenix.

    How'd you route your rear der and brake cable?

    I want to ditch the GT guides that run on the shock mount and looking for options.

    --Dave

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by dryheat? View Post
    Looks like a fun place to ride, although complete opposite of where I live. It rains maybe 3 times a year in Phoenix.

    How'd you route your rear der and brake cable?

    I want to ditch the GT guides that run on the shock mount and looking for options.

    --Dave
    I don't have those shock guides so I just sized my cables minimal in length and used black zip ties to secure them.
    Fun place? The pic is from North Shore Vancouver BC where i live , fun place is an understatement
    How ever some warm DRY weather would be nice change.
    oh Just added thisAdded. Some carbon frame film today
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    UPDATE!
    I just took in a minty fox float36 fit rlc fork that bought on Pinkbike and my rp23 down to suspensionwerx our north shore shock gurus..
    They are going to lower the fork to 140 and a full service.
    The rp23 is going get it s boost valve upped a bit and a .4 volume reducer..
    Im going away for two weeks so it will done when I get bacK
    Very excited to try a tuned suspension setup
    ps
    I weighed the fork it is 2090 grams\
    my old mars 44 9mm qr weighs 2200
    Never thought I would be shedding grams going to burlier fork, who knew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reelchef67 View Post
    UPDATE!

    Never thought I would be shedding grams going to burlier fork, who knew?
    Everybody not riding Marzocchi forks.
    Stuff.

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