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    Good stuff... I've been building bikes forever, and found some of that stuff informative... Like the coffe bean part, and lunch part! How'd you come up with that??


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    nice work, very helpful!
    "..& don't forget to RECYCLE! Ride your bike again & again!" a beardie guy in Kranked II

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    Thanks so much for the time and effort. Priceless!![/B]

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    A dumb question from someone who doesn't have any idea. How long does it take a competent bike mechanic to build a bike from scratch??

    What about and enthusiastic amateur, assuming all the correct tools are available??

    Thanks

    Murray

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    Very well done and informative.
    You have pointed out the error of my build.
    I will immediatly cut the zip ties off my turner as they don't match my nipples.
    Ride hard, Drag the broken pieces back, Share lusty tales of adventure & Tell everyone, " I almost stuck the landing".

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    Great info for a build. I found this just in time to help with my upgrade. I know you cant cover every frame or combination, but What I ran into on my rockhopper was a small J clip or adapter that the rear dérailleur hangs off. It took me a few minutes to figure I had to move to new XTR. I was disappointed you did not stay with all XTR, because that was what I did and the adjustment are giving me fits. You did not of course go into removal of old components and that would be another benefit to novices like me. I did not face the BB as you recommended as the $300 for a park tool to use for 10 minutes was a bit much. Took a chance and very carefully removed the paint and as little metal as possible with a fine tooth file and after checking for square installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp3000
    I also stumbled upon this and it is so well done it had me riveted till the end, well written, great pics, good stuff!!! Great to see the amount of work people will selflessly put in to help others!
    RIDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by chcmuzza
    A dumb question from someone who doesn't have any idea. How long does it take a competent bike mechanic to build a bike from scratch??

    What about and enthusiastic amateur, assuming all the correct tools are available??

    Thanks

    Murray
    Have worked on bikes (as a means to make money) for about two years and I very carefully built my bike today.

    I spent 4 hours on it.

    Prepped frame (faced BB, Headtube, disc tabs, checked frame alignment)
    installed headset
    Checked wheels on stand
    Tore down and Changed Reba from 80 to 100mm
    Cut steer tube
    installed BB & crank
    Installed components
    straightened derailleur hanger (a must)
    adjusted shifting
    Bled Brakes
    adjusted brakes
    test rode
    readjusted
    Cleaned up mess of paper and plastic

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    I like Bob!

    Great writeup Sir!

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    Sweet, im going to build a bike with a KHS frame and this is really going to help...thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by chcmuzza
    A dumb question from someone who doesn't have any idea. How long does it take a competent bike mechanic to build a bike from scratch??

    What about and enthusiastic amateur, assuming all the correct tools are available??

    Thanks

    Murray

    depends on the bike and components. can take 30 mins, or much longer if the components will not tune up, or bent (brand new) etc...


    and thats a great how to do!!!!

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    best thread ever
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    Thanks for taking the time to post all of that. I will try to make use of some of it soon.

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    very nice!

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    very appropriate sticky!

    great job, inspiring!
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    Very nice - Just built an Intense SS!
    52 gear inches

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    One of the best posts/series/threads I've ever seen! Thanks...

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    you left the translucent red alignment tape on the front derailleur.

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    you do know that the white plastic ring for the Chris King headset goes between the upper race and the first spacer right? it does NO good under the top cap.

    also the pic of the bar/stem head on the bar is off set to the right in the stem clamp.
    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzzbl
    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    thats real nice!!! Great job!!! =]

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    Intentional

    Quote Originally Posted by Slurry
    you left the translucent red alignment tape on the front derailleur.
    Gives it that newly built, never ridden look that customers like.

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    excellent ! Thanks

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    This made me laugh, and taught me how to build a bike!

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    I know this is very old. But I'm curious. Why did you go for that seat, you seem to be cutting back on weight on everything except the seat.

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    Look again

    Quote Originally Posted by Joel.
    I know this is very old. But I'm curious. Why did you go for that seat, you seem to be cutting back on weight on everything except the seat.
    The saddle in the first photo was a little joke. You'll notice I used a lightweight ti/leather Maxm saddle for the actual build.

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