Help me build my Mongoose
Last week I bought an Otero frame from Nashbar. So far I got the shocks figured out.
I bought 2 frames by mistake but good thing because 1 frame came with an open box and was missing the shock bolts and a cracked seat stay bridge.
Anyway, help me figure out a few more pieces.
Headset: I have an 08 model with a 41mm ID headset. What headset size do I use. Did I measure the ID correctly??
Chainline: What's ideal? 51mm or 56mm?
Last edited by discombobulated_conundrum; 09-10-2011 at 03:17 PM.
Couple of things that might help others help you.
What model Otero
Oops I did forget to mention that, it's a 2008 Otero Elite.
I got my specs and parts. It is now 3/4 complete. Just waiting for the seat post and the drivetrain set.
This is what I found out. For those of you who also bought this frame from Nashbar a week ago this may help.
Headset - I used a Cane Creek ZS3 (44 OD). Apparently I read my caliper wrong the first time
BB - 73mm English
Shocks - It can take up to 165 x 1.5. The hardware length is an odd 19mm.
Seat Clamp - 34.9mm Top clamp
Seatpost - 31.6mm
Another question though. What is the purpose of the sliding seat stays?
Last edited by discombobulated_conundrum; 09-17-2011 at 08:22 PM.
The seat stay can be locked so that the rear suspension is essentially locked out.
It does not lock it. The seat stay pivot point is independent of the QR locking mechanism.
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