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    Quake CL7 new owner

    Hello everyone! First time to post in your forums as I just dropped the coin with Mike of Pedal Shop for an '06 Quake CL7 frame size small with dhx 5.0 coil. The donor bike would be my Mountain Cycle Sin which I use for FR until I noticed some paint chips on the junction of the seat mast and down tube which should signify cracks. MC tech support as do most MC forum members advised me to hang the Sin on the wall and move on and so I did.

    I verified with Mike the standard measurements of the Quake and it seems that my wheelset (135MM), crankset (68mm), and fork(1-1/8) should work with the Quake frame. My only concern would be if my current front derailleur would work cuz mine is bottom pull top / down swing?

    This would be the specs of my bike once it's built.

    Fork : Marzocchi 888rc 170mm
    Brakes: Hope Mono 6 front and back
    Crankset : Shimano Saint 32-22 175mm 68-73mm
    Chainguide : E13 DRS w/ supercharger
    Pedals: Crank Bros 5050x
    Shifters: Shimano XT M760
    Front derailleur: Shimano XT bottom pull top swing
    Rear derailleur: Shimano Saint mid cage
    Cassette : Shimano LX M580 11-34
    Chain: Shimano M7701 XTR/Dura Ace
    Wheelset: Mavic Deetraks with Shimano Saint thruaxle adapter
    Seatpost: Titec El Norte Pyro Scoper 31.6
    Handlebar: Titec El Norte 31.8 x 690mm
    Saddle: WTB Pure V cromo rails
    Grips: Titec Hellbent
    Tires: Continental Diesel 2.5 F&R

    Pics of my Donor bike:
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    DH:Mountain Cycle Shockwave 9.5 w/ 888R
    FR:Marin Quake w/ 888RC
    AM:BMC Superstroke 01 w/ 66RC2X

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    Just need to make sure the clamp size is correct.
    34.9 is what it will require, I belive,

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    Would you know if it's bottom or top pull?
    DH:Mountain Cycle Shockwave 9.5 w/ 888R
    FR:Marin Quake w/ 888RC
    AM:BMC Superstroke 01 w/ 66RC2X

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgto
    Would you know if it's bottom or top pull?
    Bottom pull, top swing is what is on my Quake 7.3.
    I am sure that all of the Quake models would use the same type of front D

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    Wohoo! I'm in luck then.
    DH:Mountain Cycle Shockwave 9.5 w/ 888R
    FR:Marin Quake w/ 888RC
    AM:BMC Superstroke 01 w/ 66RC2X

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    Thanks Pedalshop, Mike!

    Picked up my CL7 from Mike late last week. Worked with me to get my bike to me before my trip out west. Got it at the last minute, through the 'tornado' like weather I had to drive through to get to the shop.

    Anyway, did a quick tear down and build up with parts from my other bike. Did my first ride today after arriving in nor-cal yesterday. Usual fresh build stuff like brake adjustment, cables, etc. But otherwise, LOVE the bike!!!!!

    Hopefully will get to post pics soon.

    Again, big Thanks to Pedalshop!!!! You have all of my future Marin buisness. As soon as I destroy my 05 Wolf Ridge, I'll be hitting you up.

    REEK

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    Here is a pic of my Quake frame and my entire stable.





    Well I'm still in the process of building em myself. I'm still waiting for the right spring weight to achieve 30% sag cuz my small frame came with a 350 lbs spring. My riding weight is 220 so i need a 450 lbs sping to get the right sag. Unfortunately Mike sent my replacement spring to a different guy so I hope to get it by next week.

    Mike is a cool dude despite the delays with my spring and I'd surely get my next Marin frames from him. If the Quake does perform well, I might replace my San Andreas DNA with the new Wolfridge frame and maybe my Shockwave 9.5 with their yet to be released 9 inch full DH monster; as I'd prefer my stable to be just one brand.
    DH:Mountain Cycle Shockwave 9.5 w/ 888R
    FR:Marin Quake w/ 888RC
    AM:BMC Superstroke 01 w/ 66RC2X

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    I got it together. The changes from the old build are basically the front Tires (Continental Digga), pedals (Azonic Mtn X), headset (Cane Creek Double XC Flush) and the fork was WORK'd by Marzocchi.

    Here are some pics:





    DH:Mountain Cycle Shockwave 9.5 w/ 888R
    FR:Marin Quake w/ 888RC
    AM:BMC Superstroke 01 w/ 66RC2X

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    Nice, I have been thinking about getting a Quake for dh/fr duties.

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