Well, I was going to buy a new rig, but with this economy still being shaky figured I'd give some new life to my old gal. If/when things improve figured I will purchase a leftover down the road? I'm currently down with a injury also, which gave me plenty of time to work on this project. I'm kinda suffering from tinkeritis around the house. So here's what I did.
2003 specialized epic m4 disc flo-red:
Went through the entire bike piece by piece cleaning, lubing, re-tuning as I went.
The fox float fork & brain where broken down & rebuilt to a new state by a fox trained tech.
I ended up purchasing:
Bontrager racelite 31.8 carbon Fiber bars
Easton EC70 carbon fiber seat post
Cane creek headest
Cf headset spacers
wtb pure v saddle
Truvativ 36t bash guard (for some of the rough trails I ride, I've bent rings before)
Truvativ stylo wc stem
Crank bros egg beater 3 pedals
Odi lock on grips
Switched to 36/26t 2x9 setup
new bottom bracket
Bontrager 4 wireless computer
Fox seat bag
-shimano slr center lock hubs F&R
-shimano 160mm center lock rotors
-shimano slr 9 speed cassette
-dt swiss champion 2.0mm black spokes
-dt swiss red alloy nipples
-pure xcr white rims
-panaracer 26x2.1 fire xc tires
-lightweight presta tubes
I was trying to rebuild this on a budget and found some good deals. I'm not really a weight weenie, but there is a noticable difference. These are also my first center lock brakes. I figured this bike should last me a few more years now. I wanted to add a bit of flair to the old gal, thus all the color matching. I don't think she'll ever be this clean again, so I wanted to snap a few picks. Hopefully I'll be riding this in the upcoming season to get ready for my first cat 3 race.
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