The MTB is back together

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I took it apart about 2 years ago to service the shock/forks and never put it back together. ' Since my open heart surgery I've been wanting to get more active again. Here she is, this is the bike I did oramm and fools gold on. smile [Linked Image]
 

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Originally Posted by dave123
S-Works that's a couple bucks sitting on the stand I like the ride.
I purchased it as a closeout frame at the end of 2011, that is why it has such a mish mash of parts. Lot's of miles on this bike as I used to do endurance rides on it, I think it's one of the earlier carbon fiber MB's in 29", I could be wrong.. Still looking pretty good for its age and usage. smile
 
Nice lightweight ride. 2x drivetrain? Is that one of those Specialized Brain rear shocks? I had an 07 Stumpy Elite with one and after 3 warranty shocks I just ran it full on or full off can't remember. Good to get back on the bike again! thumbsup
 

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Originally Posted by dave123
What size rear cassette I bet it is a fun bike.
I'm pretty sure it's 11-32, I'll take a look later
Originally Posted by AZjeff
Nice lightweight ride. 2x drivetrain? Is that one of those Specialized Brain rear shocks? I had an 07 Stumpy Elite with one and after 3 warranty shocks I just ran it full on or full off can't remember. Good to get back on the bike again! thumbsup
Yeah I made it 2x, front shifter is 3x that I adjusted so the chain wont drop. I did this back when 2x was not as popular as it is now. Heck it seems a lot of bikes are 1x now thath they have 12speed. It does have a brain shock and I have been very lucky with it. (touches wood) smile
 
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Good lookin' bike. I am also putting my old Stumpjumper back together. My fifteen year old spotted it and asked if he could ride it. Hardest part was finding a decent non tapered steerer fork since it's on 09 frame. Straight steerer.
 
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Nice bike! A couple years ago I found an early-2000s NOS Ellsworth Truth frame on eBay and built it up. 26" wheels. 1x10, dropper post, etc. I had the same issue as NYEngineer. Straight tube suspension forks are basically obsolete now. I might switch to 27.5" "mullet" set-up eventually. Looking back I should have just bought a new, modern bike ...‚
 
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After I bought an X Fusion with a straight steerer, I discovered Manitou has a Murkour or something still readily available with straight 1 1/8" steerers. Wish I knew.
 
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Nice bike, you are miles ahead of me on bike restore. We have just plain old folks bikes, Cannondale street only, lol...74 years young. I would like to ride the bike you have, I need to try new adventures..
 

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Originally Posted by cjcride
That is a nice looking bike. Is it about 27 lbs?
I'm not sure never weighed it. I'm a clyde so it never mattered much smile Lot's of miles since I did my last service. I noticed the rear brakes were worn, time for a change out. I have Magura Marta brakes on this. Even though I have the Marta, the Louise pads also work. [Linked Image] Here is what the brake kit contains [Linked Image] Yup, pads were worn (old v. new) [Linked Image] Going back together [Linked Image] Much better now [Linked Image] [Linked Image]
 
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Just an FYI to a fellow clyde, I recently started putting four piston calipers on the front wheels on my bikes and I am much appier with my brakes performance.
 
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