*Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby Falkon45 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:14 pm

So, finally rebuilt the x9 shifter. Countless attempts, much distressing, and watching the only good video on how to do it with an audio overlay of 101 big d!ck jokes. Lol. Anyway, putting this thing together the rest of the way, tonight, then time on the stand. Tomorrow, ride and retune. Friday, trail ride alone, Saturday, trail ride with the aluminum comp vs the stat.

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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby Purple Haze » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:44 pm

Very intricate work due to the nature of the cable has to have the exact pull and a stop.Very interesting piece of engineering you hold in your hand.Your perseverance resulted in grand success.Great job :D
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby Falkon45 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:48 pm

Thanks purple haze. So, the bike is together. Did it all tonight. The chain is too short. But, I did buy it used, so it's whatever. I'll order a new one later. Other than that, I'm quite happy with the bike. I need to take it on a ride. Took 3 tries to get the rest brake bled.
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby Falkon45 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:30 pm

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Going to take this and the stat out tomorrow.
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby Falkon45 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:18 am

So, I took the bikes out today. Decided to start with h the aluminum comp. Bike feels so much better. I maybe dropped a pound and a half, but the new gearing really woke up the responsiveness. After a little while in, the rear x9 shifter I just rebuilt started shifting weird. Gotta contact sram to see if they can fix it, or if I need to buy a new one. Then, I started running into Spider webs. Then I ran into a banana Spider. That prettyn much ended my ride. I got lost, and had to backtrack out. Then I found out the banana spider came along for the ride. That scared me again. On top of that, I broke my glasses. What an eventful day. Lol
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby Purple Haze » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:47 am

What the heck is a banana spider lol,other than that I want to know how the bike feels by response or the weight when diving into turns.Good report on the gearing but your builds are becoming legendary and we as readers demand more feedback on ride quality even if your in a parking lot. :D Does the bike readily lift the front wheel under power or does it transition from right to left easier or does the bike feel comfortable going downhill details details and more details. :D
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby bojan v » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:51 pm

Dang those wheels you have look good hah nice bike tho
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby Falkon45 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:19 pm

Lol, purple haze. The bike can be flicked around like nobody's business. At about fifth gear, the bike will start to lift the front under power. But, I have a rather long 110mm stem on the bike, so I can keep a lot of weight on the front to help alleviate the lift. The tires I never really tried out. They are bontrager xr0 team issues. Picked them up a couple years ago, but never rode them. They don't like wet roots or mud. And at 1.90, they wash out in sharp turns. Supposedly, they're good in dry conditions. I never actually did a speed run with it. Back during its 8 speed days, with the raidon on lockout, I could hit 24mph. That was on the bontrager h2 tires at 26x2. Responsiveness was greatly increased. My bars are a little on the short side, though. It's a drastic difference from the xr250 and the stat. It's pretty much the bike I wanted it to be. I need to work on hopping the bike a little more. For some reason,I can't keep my left foot on the pedal.

I can drop more weight if I change the Wheelset, but for $30 more I can get the aliexpress DH frame. So the Wheelset stays for a while longer. Lol. Might change the hubs to sealed bearings, thought.

And a banana spider are huge (females, anyway) scary looking spiders, although they're harmless, and are about as bad as a bee sting of bitten. They just scare you when you hit one at 12mph head on. Lol.

Bojan, thanks. I picked them up from nashbar years ago on closeout. They're great wheels. I just wish they were presta. The Schrader's loose air in about 2 weeks.

I also decided to wear my bmx/free ride helmet. It's still covered in webs. Lol. I might have a hard time wearing my normal helmet again. Lol.
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby bojan v » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:29 pm

Are they the vuelta zerolite pro? Mine came Presta they must of switched valves.

Here in Nevada we have poisonous snakes I never ran into one I hope I never do I'll probably shit my pants I hate snakes. I did run into bunch of rabbits and squirrels lol.
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Re: *Now Triple* build thread: Blackcomb/XR250/AL Comp

Postby Falkon45 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:00 pm

Lol. A snake could have killed me while I was busy trying to sway the webs away. Lol. These are vuelta mtb comp. Normal ball bearings, drilled for Schrader valves. Got em for $88, so I'm not sweating it. I've had them for about 3 years.

I want to get the Vuelta XRP Team SL wheels. Incredibly light and strong. Those would pretty much complete the aluminum comp. But I'm looking at this downhill frame.... Lol.
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