Sounds good. Some motorvation for me to get back out
8am starts suit me if thats what you mean by morning
Yeah 8am isn't early, unfortunately I can't do Sunday this weekend, mothers day at mums.
However I will be riding Mt York this Saturday so maybe next Saturday next weekend?
Quick update on the trance, Loving this bike with a few adjustments & part changes.
Front tire changed from Conti Race king 2.2 to a Conti X King 2.4.
Front end has a lot more grip in the corners although rolling resistance has been increased due to bigger knobs and wider tread.
Rear Derailleur changed from a long (was running 3x9) to a medium cage.
Much sharper shifting a little more clearance.
Changed cassette from a 12-36 (Deore 449g) to a XT 11-34 (XT 303g).
Seat post changed from a Thomson 0 offset to a Thomson 16mm offset and I feel a little more stretched out and have a much better pedal stroke. Also the old seat post was about 20-30mm too short so I always felt like I wasn't putting all my power down and felt a lot of bob.
Still playing around with stem and bar width but I think it has a lot to do with what trails you ride. I'm thinking and 80mm with some wider bars 680mm & 100mm & 620 for longer rides with more climbing? (Although I now I'll never chage it over lol)
Lastly I saw a lot of DIY lock out kits for the rear shocks. So I made one of these and it works great!
Cost me about $10. I only run 1x9 so the cable routing for front derailleur was free so it looks like it?s meant to be there. I used the poploc of an old fork, some standard gear cable, outer cable, 2xsprings from Bunning, and a brass cable stopper (from super cheap) and presto I have on-the-fly pro-pedal switch, awesome! especially great for those long climbs.
Oh and I bought another Gobi as I wanted one for my 29er SS build (the Selle XC looks good but I find it uncomfortable) the one I bought has red stitching so I put it on the trance to keep up with the red theme.
Will post pics soonish
Last edited by Mike485; 09-11-12 at 01:49 PM.
Sounds similar to what I did to my trance (setback, med cage, conti's) haha, but a few things have been upgraded since! Bike looks good btw
can i tempt you in a red Ti rear skewer for $10 ? :P
.....so where's the fuel cap on the bicycle??