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    1 College student's winter break = 1 Clean bike!

    So I've been bored out of my mind over this break, and since I can't feed my addiction by actually riding, I figured stripping my bike down to the frame and cleaning/lubing everything would be a good alternative. Also, have been upgrading parts I've bought over break. Also been fighting with the two new tries, trying to seal them to run tubeless. Kenda really makes a terrible bead, had the same problems on my old Nevegals.

    New to the frame:
    2.4 Telonix (Front)
    2.35 Excavator (Rear)
    e.13 SRS+ Chain Guide
    32t e.13 SS Chain Ring
    Lime green ODI Ruffians (Bling Bling)

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    sweet ride. dont really understand the stem choice tough.

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    Haha the stem is on there temporarily until my new one gets here from the LBS. Just like the seat. Ordered a black 50mm X4, and a white chromag trailmaster DT. They are on back order though so I wont have them for ~2 months.

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    English Springer Spaniel? Cool dogs - I have a 7yr old one.

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    same here, i ordered some sunline vl bars and first they were back order til december 28 and now they wont have them in til march! waiting sucks!

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    great looking mechanic you got there!

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    Reminds me of what I should have done over the break. Well school starts tomorrow but the good news is it is starting to warm up so I can start riding.
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    Did the same thing on my break.

    I think somebody stole your saddle...
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    Nice bike! I like the chrome feel. Please let us know how you get on with the tire combination & the kind of terrain you're riding. I've been thinking of a similar setup just with a 2.35 front and 2.1 back as it's quite muddy most of the time where I ride.

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    nice ride!

    Short cage rear mech would round it off nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggidy
    Ordered a black 50mm X4.
    Haha same here!
    Nice looking ride.
    The Ti coil goes well with the frame

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    Tell me about it. I was running a 3x9 and tore it down to a 1x9. I really don't want to buy a whole next XT der. though, so long cage is going to have to do for a while (until after I get back to classes and drop too much money on books I won't ever read).

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    Well that´s really one clean bike.

    Looks fun. Need to clean my bike as well, but temperatures are that low over here, as soon as you take water outside it turns into ice.

    Riding in the snow cleans your tires and your bike though, just all that salt

    Greetings Znarf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggidy
    Tell me about it. I was running a 3x9 and tore it down to a 1x9. I really don't want to buy a whole next XT der. though, so long cage is going to have to do for a while (until after I get back to classes and drop too much money on books I won't ever read).
    buy used or dont buy books are all. thats what i did

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    I was just joking about not reading them. Pretty hard to get As in biochem, physics and neurobiology without opening the book.

    ZNARF: Do the cleaning inside! The snow is wayyy too deep here to do any riding through, there's still a good foot on the ground.

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    what pedals are those? they look kinda like mg-1's but im not really sure.

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    definitely mg1s

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    sweet Spesh brah haha. super clean though.
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    Yeah they're mg1s. Crazy grip with 5.10, I don't think I could slip a pedal even if I was trying to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggidy
    Yeah they're mg1s. Crazy grip with 5.10, I don't think I could slip a pedal even if I was trying to.
    i put long pins in my mg1s and i actually fell over once because my 5.10s wouldn't come loose.

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    I like your dog.
    do you race collegiate??
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    You have a chain guide and no front derailleur....why do you have an insanely long cage on your rear mech ?

    It sure is clean...

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    @Diggidy:

    You´re right, I should do the cleaning inside. I always did that when I lived near University and had a 1 room apartment without a basement. My bike was hanging on the wall and I HAD to clean it somewhat after every ride, otherwise my apartment would have been a total mess.

    Fortunately I am doing my last exams right now and I no longer live near University but 45km away, in a PREMIUM biking region. AND rents are so much lower here that I can afford a really nice flat with a garage

    I´ll have to admit that since I moved here and I no longer have to ride out of town to get to some mediocre trails, but I just get my bike out of the garage and find myself on fantastic singletrack with tons of variety, I do a lot more riding and less fiddling. Also my need for brake pad replacements exploded


    I am not trying to boast here, living in town with all those university girls and bars and discos and museums and whatnot was nice, but when you love biking and get the chance to move somewhere with mountains, don´t hesitate.




    Greetings Znarf

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    Nice man, i ended up doing the opposite as you. Sold 2 out of the 3 bikes i ride during winter break. stupid tuition ha ha. It just gives me an excuse to build to more in the next month or two

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    Sexy.
    How you likin those brakes? I got a pair waitin on a frame in the next week or 2 -
    nice build!
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    just wondering, but why didn't you adjust the SRS+ to the narrow setting, or clock the whole unit back a little bit? sick bike, btw, one of the best looking Enduros I've seen in a long time
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    I'm not done screwing around with the chain line. When I'm in the small cog in the rear the chain is too angled at the cog as well as the guide roller, almost as if it wants to pull the chain off. Obviously not a good thing, so I need to do something about that. I'm looking for someone locally yo trade my Long cage der. for a short cage something, although Shimano doesn't make the XT Shadow in a short cage, so I don't know what to do.

    As for angling the guide back, I just set it up like e.13 says to, set it up at 11 o' clock position, and I have the roller in the normal position because again, e.13 says that's where it should be. I'll probably tweak it though when I do get a short cage on there.

    My Chromag Trailmaster DT should be here soon and then I'll try and take it for a ride in the snow.

    RMVD: I love those brakes. Favorite piece of my bike. They are just pure amazingness and I love the adjustability of them.

    Thanks for the comments everybody. Like I Said, I hope to get it out in the sun soon and get some better pictures.

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