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    Please welcome the newest member of my family :-)

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    Bike came in great shape, and was easy to put together and set up. RD cable had stretched. A quick tightening and rear shifting is silky smooth. Otherwise awesome. Can't wait to get it outside, and get it dirty!

    It was too cold, dark and snowy to get out here in Western PA so
    I took some hot laps around the basement!

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    "Trails? Where we're going we don't need, trails!"


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    Congrats! Looks good!

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    Awesome, congrats. Now get her dirty!
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    Nice, looks just like mine. Consider shortening the shift cable housing before it rubs a groove in the fork crown.

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    Man, if only those didn't come in blue... my curse color...

    Great looking bike!

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    Size small?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    Size small?
    Yes, small is the only size with bent top tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMO8853 View Post
    Yes, small is the only size with bent top tube.
    The only thing left to do to make it trail worthy is to remove the plastic chain guard behind the cassette!

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    Please welcome the newest member of my family :-)

    Great looking bike!! I just got mine yesterday too!


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    Please welcome the newest member of my family :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by eff View Post
    Nice, looks just like mine. Consider shortening the shift cable housing before it rubs a groove in the fork crown.
    Could you elaborate on this? I noticed a few of the cables seem a little long. Any write ups on how to do this?


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    I've yet to do mine but here's what you need to do.

    Pull the cable end off and pull the cable back through far enough to slide the top cable housing off. Cut it to the proper shorter lenth with a dremel cut off wheel or housing cutter. Replace the housing end cap and rerun the cable. Attach the cable to the RD, there are videos and instructions on the web for this. You may want you LBS to do it if you don't feel confident doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SecretAgent View Post
    Could you elaborate on this? I noticed a few of the cables seem a little long. Any write ups on how to do this?
    I'm new to SRAM shifters so maybe there's an easier way, but in the past to do this you would have to disconnect the cable from the derailleur it's attached to, pull the cable back past the cable you're looking to shorten, cut the too long cable housing, run your wire back through all the cables to the derailleur, adjust the derailleur, trim off the excess wire you're going to have with a pair of wire cutters.
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    Use a dremel rather than wire cutters. The dremel makes a nice clean cut and doesn't mash the cable.

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    SRAM cable cutters are great and can be found on Amazon. I like the cause they work on housing really well too.

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    Please welcome the newest member of my family :-)

    Damn. Even after only doing 10 miles yesterday, the cables have already scratched my bike. The RD cable wore into the upper fork. .

    This sucks.


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    Please welcome the newest member of my family :-)

    Nothing a Sharpie won't fix.


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    Place a clear sticker or any sticker there. It's the paint RockShox uses.

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    Please welcome the newest member of my family :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by RSDSav View Post
    Place a clear sticker or any sticker there. It's the paint RockShox uses.
    I'd like to think it's just the paint but the housing actually wore into the metal, along with wearing out some of the housing as well. Not just paint wear. Guess I have my next project. Pretty disappointed this happened to my brand new bike.


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    A little clear nail polish works great too.

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    Please welcome the newest member of my family :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by RSDSav View Post
    A little clear nail polish works great too.
    Thanks for the tips. But I think I'm going to go ahead and shorten the housings to prevent any further issues.

    Sorry OP for hijacking your thread! Enjoy that new ride!! It sure is sweet!


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    They leave them long on purpose so you can fit the bike to yourself. You can always make them shorter but never longer without replacing them.

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