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    Overhauling my EVO

    The other day, I did the worst thing possible. I rode somebody else's (newer) EVO.

    Right away, I knew something was different. Yes, my EVO was beat down and did not even come close to feeling as good as this newer one. I guess I didn't notice the wear until I rode another one .

    Anyways, I decide to overhaul the thing. So after a quick phone call to Chumba, I get their rebuild kit that has the bearings and hardware I need to make my bike just like new again.



    1) Here is my old beater going under the knife.



    2) I picked up a bearing press kit from Home Depot. Cost me about $1. Consists of a 1/4" threaded rod and washers. Combine that with a leftover piece of steerer tube, 10mm socket and a few wrenches and you got yourself a bearing press kit



    3) Ah, what's this hanging in the rafters???

    More to come later!

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    Did you get an '07 Evo? You said you were gonna replace your '06 w/an '07.

    That red is sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMBERRR
    Did you get an '07 Evo? You said you were gonna replace your '06 w/an '07.

    That red is sweet.
    Yeah, I picked up a new 07 subframe - a S/M with AM geometry. I'm gonna give it a shot and see how it feels. I'm 5'10" - right in between sizes it seems, so the smaller one might be a better fit for me.

    I will probably replace it again with the 08 when it comes out though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubjay
    Yeah, I picked up a new 07 subframe - a S/M with AM geometry. I'm gonna give it a shot and see how it feels. I'm 5'10" - right in between sizes it seems, so the smaller one might be a better fit for me.

    I will probably replace it again with the 08 when it comes out though..
    I'm 5'11" and the sm/md now the MED seems to be a perfect fit for me. I think the large would do a bit too much damage to the "family jewels".

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    Ok - replaced all bearings and loc-tited in the new hardware. Moved over most of the parts, but *yawn*...it's getting late and I have an early start tomorrow.

    Just gotta throw back on the chain, index the shifters, line up the brakes and put on the Speedball and I'll be ready to roll


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    Who's bike did you ride that made you what to overhaul your EVO? Ha Ha
    Hey your bike looks great. 8-) . If we wear the same jerseys I am going to have to watch you around my wife ha ha . I hope to see the new bike on Thursday.

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    All done!



    Now, I wonder where my Chumba jersey went...

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    NICE. Taking her out after work?

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    You better post up a review after the maiden voyage.

    Evo looks stellar.

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    Wtg

    Quote Originally Posted by dubjay
    All done!
    The new geometry is nice. And that red color is my fave. Well, my 2nd fave after my orange metallic.

    Your story about riding the new one rings true. I have had a few riders try mine out and they have all been pleased and surprised. I think everyone expects it so be a freeride beast or something, I guess.
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