Genesis V2100 Build / Lotus Bike Build

This is the standard size mountain bike (MTB)
Forum rules
Be polite and courteous! Stay on topic!

Re: Genesis V2100 Build - Spare Bike

Postby Killgore » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:11 pm

Hey guys, these black caps that go outside of the shaft...do you keep them and add them to over the new bottom bracket (sealed) or not
Killgore
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:49 pm

Re: Genesis V2100 Build - Spare Bike

Postby Falkon45 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:11 am

Black caps?
Falkon45
 
Posts: 1898
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:22 am

Re: Genesis V2100 Build - Spare Bike

Postby Killgore » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:47 am

The threaded caps that go on either side of the stock bottom bracket assembly. I'll take a picture here this morning.
Killgore
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:49 pm

Re: Genesis V2100 Build - Spare Bike

Postby Killgore » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:08 pm

Hey guys, do I need to keep these when I upgrade to a sealed bottom bracket?

Image


Image

My Dad's trusty old bike with the "high tech" Genesis
Image

And NEW BIKE: Image
Killgore
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:49 pm

Re: Genesis V2100 Build - Spare Bike

Postby Falkon45 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:54 am

Nope, you don't need to keep those. The new one threads in, and will take up the space needed. Those were just too keep the OLD unit set, as it was probably 5 pieces altogether.

Dig the lotus! Cool little side project?
Falkon45
 
Posts: 1898
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:22 am

Re: Genesis V2100 Build - Spare Bike

Postby Killgore » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:35 am

Picked up the Lotus for 15 bucks as it works while the Genesis is down. Worse case scenario I keep it as a beater. The front wheel was off to fit the bike in the car and I was just having trouble getting it around the cantilever brakes. Sealed bottom bracket is already in there with a Shamano Alivio shifting set.
Killgore
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:49 pm

Re: Genesis V2100 Build - Spare Bike

Postby Killgore » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:52 am

Hey guys, my dad is worrying about the frame of the Genesis busting since all of the other components on it have really been sub-par for my weight. Does he have a legitimate concern or....
Killgore
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:49 pm

Re: Genesis V2100 Build - Spare Bike

Postby Falkon45 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:11 pm

Nah, it'll hold up. I'm 240lbs, and all my bikes hold up just fine with me jumping everything in sight. Don't try and downhill, free ride or take huge drops, as the bike is made for cross country. The frame will be just fine.
Falkon45
 
Posts: 1898
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:22 am

Re: Genesis V2100 Build - Spare Bike

Postby Purple Haze » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:42 pm

When the bike is abused and ridden in a manner where any frame would be subject to failing then yes he does have a legitimate concern.These bike frames from big box bike stores are very sturdy normally and would not be sold because of legal issues and possible class action lawsuits.This issue has been posted recently in another thread with the poster attacking the sturdiness of the frames on many of the bikes we are purchasing with the poster equating cost with safety in frame design.The amount of material being used in frame design makes most of our bikes heavier but also resistant to abuses of normal everday use.This is not the 1920s when rought iron that was brittle would be used for structure that was critical.If your bike is properly assembled and all bolts are fastened and secure you should be fine.If you father is a extremely wealthy business man where money is no object then he will have no problem giving you 8 to 10 thousand dollars for the latest top of the line mountain bike.On the other hand if your weight makes you feel unsure about the bikes performance then he may have a valid point.
Purple Haze
 
Posts: 932
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:46 pm

Re: Genesis V2100 Build - Spare Bike

Postby Killgore » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:02 pm

Well my fat ass is 260-ish lbs. I had rode this all the way up in the 330 range. I was just curious because my father had mentioned it. I know he is concerned and doesn't want me snapping a weld while riding, but I wanted to know if his concern was valid, or if it was just because he was worried since it was a cheap bike.
Killgore
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:49 pm

PreviousNext

Return to 26er Mountain Bikes

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron