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    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?

    Thanks again
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    Couple of things that might help others help you.

    What model Otero
    What year

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    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?
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    The seat stay can be locked so that the rear suspension is essentially locked out.

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    It does not lock it. The seat stay pivot point is independent of the QR locking mechanism.

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