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    Taking it to the (Transition) Bank

    Just finished up a Transition Bank build. Picked up a used frame and wheelset w/ tires off of E-Bay. The rest of the parts I found through closeouts. This was the first bike I've ever built up myself and it was a learning experience. Only things I didn't do was press the lower headset cup and the crown race. Oddly enough, the toughest part was getting the chain to fit. Was either too long or too short. Had to hunt down a half link for it. Cutting the brake line to length and bleeding was also new and a bit of a challenge, but would be a piece of cake if I had to do it again. I still need to cut a couple inches off the seatpost as it is down as far as it can go right now. This is going to mainly be used on a pump track, possibly with a bit of dirt jumping mixed in.

    Specs are as follows:

    2011 Transitinon Bank Frame - Long
    Rockshox Argyle RC Fork
    Transition Revolution wheelset
    Maxxis Holy Roller Tires
    E13 AM/DH cranks - 170mm
    DMR V12 Mag pedals
    Cane Creek 40 Series headset
    Answer Rove Stem - 35mm
    Answer Protaper DH bars - 1" rise
    Avid Code R rear brake
    ODI Ruffian grips
    Gravity Light seatpost
    Gusset Lil-Kev Saddle

    Don't know the weight yet, but a lot lighter than my 6" bike...
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    Last edited by snmhanson; 08-28-2012 at 04:46 PM.
    2008 Titus El Guapo
    2011 Transition Bank
    Giant Yukon HT w/ skinny tires (for family rides)

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