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    Bike upgrade help

    I currently have this bike, bone stock: https://www.thebikelist.co.uk/scott/...er-60-men-2011

    It's a decent frame with garbage parts that seems worth upgrading. In particular, I'd like to put discs and a wide-range 1x10 setup on it as I have a SLX brakeset, 10sp GX Type 2.1 RD/shifter and Sunrace 10sp 11-42 cassette in my parts bin. I don't see much reason to keep running a FD since 1x11-42 is more range than the current 3x7 setup provides.

    Looking for suggestions for:

    -Cheap 700C/29er disc wheelset (preferably 6-bolt as I have spare 160 mm rotors, but centerlock would be OK)
    -Square taper crankset suitable for running 1x (i.e. a 64/104 3x crankset)

    The other stuff I'll need that I'm open to suggestions for includes:

    -40t N/W or SS 104 BCD chainring
    -IS/post adapters
    -Cheap centerlock rotors if I end up with centerlock wheels
    -New BB maybe? It's probably due for one anyway. I'll need the correct BB tool in that case as well.


    Thanks!

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    Did some shopping last night.

    Smoking deal on a wheelset
    https://www.jensonusa.com/Mavic-XM119-Mountain-Wheelset

    Acera crankset
    https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-Ac...quare-Crankset

    Saint chainring
    https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-Sa...CR81-Chainring

    New BB, since my stock BB is 113 mm and the Acera cranks need 122.5
    https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-UN55-Bottom-Bracket

    Brake rotors and adapters
    https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-SM...nterlock-Rotor
    https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-F1...-Brake-Adaptor


    Add in a Foundation 26BB tool (https://www.jensonusa.com/Foundation...m-Bracket-Tool I see no reason to spring for a Park BBT-22 since this is the only square taper bike I own, and it could be years before I'll need the tool again) and I'm out the door for around $220. Seems like money well spent.

    Anything I'm missing here? Is there any reason why running a wide-range 1x10 setup and/or SLX brakes on this bike would be a bad idea?

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    So what did you end up doing? Did you buy the parts or are you still window shopping? I'm surprised that a rim brake bike that old has mounts for the disks.

    Any chain line concerns running the single chairing on the triple crank or can you install it in the center position?

    I've got more questions than answers I guess.

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    I ordered everything but it hasn't shipped yet. Placing a big order the Friday before Xmas and selecting the free shipping option doesn't exactly make you a priority, LOL.

    Yeah, it's a somewhat old frame, but discs were pretty common by 2011 and they used that frame for some MTB/hybrid builds with discs so it makes sense.

    I purposefully got a 3x crank instead of a 2x crank so I could use the middle chainring position. The 40t Saint ring I got is 104 BCD so there should be no issues running it in the middle position, I think.

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    You'll probably need some short chainring bolts to go single ring on the 3x crank unless you're taking the chain guard from the original crank. You'll want a chain guard on your commuter, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    You'll probably need some short chainring bolts to go single ring on the 3x crank unless you're taking the chain guard from the original crank. You'll want a chain guard on your commuter, right?
    The chain guard from the original crankset won't transfer over as it's a riveted POS crankset. It's also fugly as hell. However, the Saint ring I got came with a nice bashguard. Using the bashguard is probably the sensible thing to do, but I love the look of a bare chainring on a 1x setup. When riding in pants I usually put a piece of Velcro OneWrap around my ankle anyway. I'll make that decision when I actually start building it up. I have short bolts in my parts bin so I'm set either way.

    Parts arrived last night. Pretty excited, but I have house guests for the next few days and won't have time to start wrenching until they leave. Since I'll basically have the bike fully stripped down, I'm thinking that I might as well improve on the atrocious stock paint scheme while I'm at it. Spent a while staring at the spray paint rack at Lowes last night. I'm thinking of going with Krylon Fusion All-in-One in "satin spiced amber" or "satin daisy yellow"

    https://www.krylon.com/products/fusion-allinone/

    I wish they made the "Honeycomb" or "Jungle Green" colors in satin or matte finish. For whatever reason I'd rather not do a gloss finish on this bike.
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    Not "Matte Sweet Fig"? I just like the name. You're need to post before and after pictures here now, of course.

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    Anyone used Spray.Bike products (https://us.spray.bike)? I'm curious if it's worth the premium compared to something like Krylon Fusion. Certainly more color choices, all of them matte.

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    Better late than never. Finished building it a up a few weeks ago.




    Pretty much rides like a dream compared to before. Super quiet now with the 1x and clutched RD. Haven't got to ride it much yet as it's been snowing almost constantly, so dialing it in perfect has taken some time. On my way in this morning I noticed there's a distinct clicking noise coming from the BB/cranks/pedals. Just loud enough to be annoying, same spot in the rotation every time. It doesn't make the sound without being under load which doesn't help with diagnosing it. Brand new BB (UN55) and cranks, but old pedals so my guess is that it's the pedals.

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