JazzOne's Build Thread: Mongoose Seek'r 27.5

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Re: JazzOne's Build Thread: Mongoose Seek'r 27.5

Postby desertguns » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:15 pm

Looking good, Jazz. Although I hate to break it to ya, but those "fenders" will be useless bud ;)

And we have plenty of bike pics here, we need a few more of the babe! :P
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Re: JazzOne's Build Thread: Mongoose Seek'r 27.5

Postby JazzOne » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:40 pm

desertguns wrote:Looking good, Jazz. Although I hate to break it to ya, but those "fenders" will be useless bud ;)

And we have plenty of bike pics here, we need a few more of the babe! :P

lol

I just got them because they look good. Her too. lol
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Re: JazzOne's Build Thread: Mongoose Seek'r 27.5

Postby morando6784 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:47 pm

Looks awesome .....i vote crank next with sealed BB or fork

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Re: JazzOne's Build Thread: Mongoose Seek'r 27.5

Postby JazzOne » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:05 pm

morando6784 wrote:Looks awesome .....i vote crank next with sealed BB or fork

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Thanks! I'm on the hunt for a fork.
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Re: JazzOne's Build Thread: Mongoose Seek'r 27.5

Postby 6sharky9 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:13 pm

Its looking great Jazz..Keep us posted as to mods for the Mrs. bike as well.
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Re: JazzOne's Build Thread: Mongoose Seek'r 27.5

Postby JazzOne » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:05 am

6sharky9 wrote:Its looking great Jazz..Keep us posted as to mods for the Mrs. bike as well.

I was going to start a separate thread for her bike, but she's not interested in any mods. We did put a really nice saddle on her bike. I'll post pics later.
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Re: JazzOne's Build Thread: Mongoose Seek'r 27.5

Postby JazzOne » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:33 am

A few more bits arrived today: SRAM shifters and hydraulic hose guides. I think I'll wait until my 8-speed freewheel arrives before I install.

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I read in another thread that wire cutters are no good for cutting shifter cables. What should I use instead? Can I use my old cable housings?

Also, what gauge cables do I have? I need to buy some crimps, but there were two different sizes.
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Re: JazzOne's Build Thread: Mongoose Seek'r 27.5

Postby wicked » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:04 pm

Looking good Jazz.
I have never had a problem using a good sharp cable cutter for lines.
You can reuse your housing if its in good shape. Shifter cable housing diameter should be 4mm.
Brake housing diameter 5mm.
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Re: JazzOne's Build Thread: Mongoose Seek'r 27.5

Postby JazzOne » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:15 pm

My new 8-speed freewheel arrived a few days ago, and I've been tinkering to get it working properly. Here's a picture of the new freewheel alongside the stock one. The new freewheel looks a lot beefier, and the chrome looks high end. I'm really digging it so far.

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After some fine tuning with spacers, I got it working.

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I haven't installed my new shifters yet, but the new freewheel shifts perfectly through the the smaller sprockets. I'll install the shifters tomorrow to see if I can get the large sprocket to engage. I jumped a few curbs, and the axle has held up so far. I'll give it a tougher test tomorrow once I get the shifters working.
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Re: JazzOne's Build Thread: Mongoose Seek'r 27.5

Postby JazzOne » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:13 pm

Installing a new headset proved to be more complicated than I thought, so I installed a new Shimano UN55 bottom bracket instead. It's not the coolest upgrade, but it eliminated the play in my crank, so I'm happy.

I will be installing some new shifters next. I still haven't actuated the largest sprocket on my new freewheel from the post above. I was hoping to take care of the headset first, but the shifters should be next.

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