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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedmtb View Post
    Building up a 17.5 FR-202. I have a few question I need answered. I'm sure they have been pointed out somewhere before. Just to many pages to go through.
    I'm using spare parts I had around to save on money. I will be using a fox 34 ctd, 140mm travel. I will be lowering the travel to about 110mm. Question, will the head tube support a 110-120mm travel fork for light xc trail racing?
    Second question, what post to post disk brake adapter do I need to run 180mm rotor in the rear?
    Finally, frame calls for a 36.6 seatpost clamp. Will a 36.4 do, or will this effect the integrity of the seat collar? Thanks for the help in advance.
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    I can't answer the headtube question. I guess you'll find out. I don't know if there is enough room in the rear for a 180 rotor. Really no need for one for XC riding. I am running a KCNC 36.4 clamp with no issues.
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    Thanks for the fast response. I checked frame with 180mm rotor. It will clear just fine, just not sure of what size post to post mount I need.
    Its good to here a 36.4 seat clamp will work. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedmtb View Post
    Thanks for the fast response. I checked frame with 180mm rotor. It will clear just fine, just not sure of what size post to post mount I need.
    Its good to here a 36.4 seat clamp will work. Thanks again.
    Not positive, but it looks like you'll need one of these: New Avid Disc 40mm Post Mount Adaptor Fits 200mm Front and 180mm Rear Rotors | eBay
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    Thank you. I thought that might be it. I have already placed an order for one. I just wanted to make sure if that was the write one. Guess I will find out soon enough.

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    I just ordered an IP-256SL. This will be my first build from scratch. I will use some parts from my old 26" mixed up with some new parts. Thanks for all the info so far. I will likely run into some issues as I go along. Now it is a waiting game. ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by karmax View Post
    Hello
    I have been building up a FLX-FR-219 (frame and Fork). I am a bit concerned that the top bearing in the head tube is loose. The bearing is placed easily into the formed head tube channel. expansion nut and preload is firm and to torque specs.

    To those that have been building their frames - has the bearing required some force/pressure to place into the channel or have you encountered the similair issues?

    It may result in 2 options:
    1. Return/Exchange Frame
    2. Find slightly larger bearing (diameter)

    Any advice would be helpful
    I have the exact same issue with my FR-216. How did you solve the problem?

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    Do I need to add any special grease to bottom bracket when installing, or to headset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gleini View Post
    I have the exact same issue with my FR-216. How did you solve the problem?
    Typically headset bearings have a chamfer on the edge to help the bearing center into the bearing cup as you tighten down on the expansion which pulls everything together. Just make sure you apply some light pressure to make sure everything is aligned and together as you are tightening the headset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadie2mtb View Post
    Do I need to add any special grease to bottom bracket when installing, or to headset?
    Park Tools Polylube is a good all around grease for bottom brackets and headsets.

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    What bottle cage bolts should I get? I think they all fit, but I've seen different lengths, and different types like alloy, ti, stainless

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    Now that the thread is a few years old anyone still riding their carbon bike? Any issues with the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stykthyn View Post
    Now that the thread is a few years old anyone still riding their carbon bike? Any issues with the frame?
    Nope
    XMCarbonSpeed CS-057 29er custom build
    https://www.strava.com/athletes/2293724

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    Quote Originally Posted by stykthyn View Post
    Now that the thread is a few years old anyone still riding their carbon bike? Any issues with the frame?

    Seeing as there are 1000 page threads and an entire forum dedicated to Chinese carbon bikes, I would say Yes.


    I built one in 2015 and sold it to my coworker who still enjoys it. I ride a few carbon Giants now, but would have built another Chinese hardtail 6 months ago had I not found a new Carbon Giant XTC frame for 700 bucks.

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    Built mine in 2015 still riding great. Hardtail. just riding easy trails.

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    I recently purchased a 2017 Scott Spark RC 900 WC, but still not ready to part with my Chinese hardtail 29er.
    XMCarbonSpeed CS-057 29er custom build
    https://www.strava.com/athletes/2293724

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    Finished mine in early October of this year. 292 miles on it so far.

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    Thinking about selling my hardtail from XM carbon speed 057, with light bicycle carbon wheels, Shimano XT 1x11 Black with neon green.

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