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    Finally...mission accomplished

    I took a trip to the shop where I work on Saturday to use their tools and I finally got my Mountain Cycle Rumble built. The frame was ebay'd last may for 180$ shipped. I kind of got sidetracked by my bmx and put 300$ into that while my Rumble sat idle in my bedroom. This frame is my dream AL frame, so I'm siked that I got more than 1/2 off the msrp. Everything went together fine except for some reason FSA gave me square taper bb bolts instead of isis...but the box of crank parts at the lbs fixed that.

    Specs:
    Frame: '06 Mountain Cycle Rumble 17"-Brown
    Fork: '04 Marzocchi Shiver (Performance bike for 240$)
    Headset: FSA The Pig DH Pro
    Wheelset: Azonic Outlaw (ebay'd also for 230$ shipped new!)
    Stem: Sette Stumpy 60mm
    Handlebars: Azonic World Force (not the best, but the best for 10$ at pricepoint.com! )
    Shifter: Sram X9
    Lever: Avid SD7's
    Brake: Avid BB7 w/ 7" Hayes rotor
    Grips: Season skaggle (mushroom grips ROCK)
    Cranks: FSA Pounder isis
    BB: Crank Bros Cobalt (EP pricing)
    Chain: Sram 970 something or other (to be replaced soon)
    Cassette: Sram 970
    Pedals: Sun Ringle Zuzu
    Seat: Animal Strip
    Seatpost: Macneil pivotal
    Rear Derailleur: Sram X7
    Tires: Panaracer Fire FR (I don't know why more companies don't copy the MX tread traditional design...it's awesome)...

    I thought that the fork would give too steep of a HA, but it's not as bad as I thought it would be. I'll probably be taking out two headset spacers as the bars are WAY to high now. I haven't had a chance to ride it much being that we still have too much of this white sh!t...

    I wish I knew how to ski...

    I apologize for my lame attempt at photography.













    Here's a sh!tty closeup of the welds...



    Wait, that's not my bike...I wish it was though!

    Any questions?

    Tim
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    nice bikes... And yea, like the second one too... hahahaha...

    How do you like the shiver sc??? almost got one of those for my new build, but guys telling me to look the other way cause of flex... hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    nice bikes... And yea, like the second one too... hahahaha...

    How do you like the shiver sc??? almost got one of those for my new build, but guys telling me to look the other way cause of flex... hmmmm
    I think the older Shivers ('02 and '03?) had more of a problem with flex because they had 120mm travel compared to the '04's 100mm. I've heard lot's of complaints about flex, but even more said that once you compress the fork, the flex goes away. Also, if you haven't heard, inverted forks actually have the potential to be stiffer fore-aft. The complaints about flex are refferring to lateral flex.

    I haven't broken the seals in yet, and I think (actaully I'm sure) I need to add some oil to it to get it performing right. Right now rebound is slow but compression is pretty plush. I'll have to take it apart and maybe add a stiffer spring (even though I only weigh 145) and add oil and mess with the rebound...so I really can't vouch for the Shiver right now, even though I'd like to...

    Tim
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    Nice hard-tail.

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    nice.....congrats
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    Nice to see an out of the ordinary build.

    It looks like a lot of fun

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    thats alot of online and performance parts for someone who works in a shop

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    No front brake? for urban perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psycoben
    thats alot of online and performance parts for someone who works in a shop
    just because he works at a shop doesn't mean he's rolling in cash to buy there, even at shop discounts / cost you can find better deals elsewhere..... it's not like he's hurting his shop by buying some parts online to save a few bucks as opposed to buying them from the shop he works at at cost... aslong as he's not broadcasting it to all his customers that he can find cheaper parts than are stocked at the shop of course lol. p.s. really nice hardtail dude, have fun with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psycoben
    thats alot of online and performance parts for someone who works in a shop
    Sorry, mom. I won't ever do it again, I promise!!!

    Even a bike shop can't get a 440 msrp frame for 180$ shipped, especially a Mountain Cycle. They can't buy a Marzocchi Shiver because they don't make them anymore.They probably can get comparable wheels to what I got for around the same price. But I didn't
    work at the bike shop until this year really. Before December I was an intern. Yes, I did still get a discount, but the thought of buying parts through the shop never really dawned on me until I started to get paid.

    Thanks a lot for the complements and the flame bait, sir.... Jerk....

    Thanks AKrider.

    Tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by suicidebomber
    No front brake? for urban perhaps?
    Yep. And freeride...and djs...and pump track...and mountaincross...and XC. I don't know I might throw a front brake on there depending on how much I trail ride it vs. how much I dj/urban ride it.

    Tim
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    Nice build! Looks very solid.

    That is the first time i have ever seen that fork. Cool!
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