Forum


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 67 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:19 am 
User avatar
Posts: 551
Location: Chelmsford
Dont worry VW. We will soon start pimping the girls bikes too give it another year or two. Mine is already after a bmx so she can go to Great Baddow or Maldon track with her older brother. Should have not shown her the mafia bikes 16" pink bmx. Money just flies with these kids.

Thanks for the fork info. Weight and price is what cought my eye. I thought there must be a catch. As you said, as long as i dont jump on his bike it will be fine for him.

--------------------------------------
MTB cos other sports require only 1 ball


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:30 am 
User avatar
Posts: 4987
Will be fine at his weight, like dave said, 16 stone is different.

--------------------------------------
Bike piccys!
http://tinyurl.com/okyhpdg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:09 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 1262
Location: Ockendon
Whytey - update on the Zee setup - arrived today and it all looks very nice... except the Zee shifter - it's the size of a house... so backed that and have ordered a 10spd XT.

--------------------------------------
Strava Profile: http://goo.gl/iSl5I


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:33 pm 
Posts: 1694
Looking good whytey I can't wait to start making bikes for the boys :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:50 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 551
Location: Chelmsford
Your time will come mate. Your time will come and you will soon be moving into the garage amongst parts and tools ;-)

Stumpie, thanks for that. I did not realise your son's bike is too in the making. I thought you had completed it already. We should get the boys out to celebrate the new toys when complete. I am still behind with the components though, have left the most expensive bits at the end.

Useful info about the shifter as I had my eyes on the Zee set. Let me know how the XT will be. The Zee derailleur looks solid though so I will go for that. Is the clutch mechanism any useful? Have not read much about its purpose, maybe I should.

Fork and crankset next on the list. Need to spread the cost a bit as i am getting the 'What? £200 a fork? Tesco sell the whole bike for half that!' treatment......and I have not spent anything yet!

--------------------------------------
MTB cos other sports require only 1 ball


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:51 am 
Posts: 345
Whytey
i have some nice air forks for under your budget if you are interested and i would be happy separately to donate a set of slx cranks to your build so you can spend the money elsewhere :-)
PM ME
lester


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:43 am 
User avatar
Posts: 551
Location: Chelmsford
Thanks Lester. I drop you a line shortly.

--------------------------------------
MTB cos other sports require only 1 ball


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:57 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 551
Location: Chelmsford
Slowly but I am getting there. Fork and Crankset in. The 32T ring looks so small, I wonder if I should have gone for 34 or 36 but I let the little one decide on that. The Kashima Coat fork was a bargain, at least I hope so, at £190 through a friend of a friend. Longer travel than I needed but for the price its worth trying.

Blown the budget already (so easy to do) and still brakes & gear set to go. Getting the usual 'what a waste of money' thing, especially before the holiday, but what does wife know, eh? I have the son on my side ;)
Attachments:
File comment: Race Face 32T Narrow Wide Ring 170mm crank.
Crankset.jpg
Crankset.jpg [ 124.5 KiB | Viewed 236 times ]
File comment: Float 140mm FIT RLC 15mmQR
Fork.jpg
Fork.jpg [ 199.58 KiB | Viewed 236 times ]

--------------------------------------
MTB cos other sports require only 1 ball
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:42 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 4987
Blinging! lucky kid

--------------------------------------
Bike piccys!
http://tinyurl.com/okyhpdg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:53 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 551
Location: Chelmsford
If i see him with the bike around the corner I will be tempted to mug him myself.

--------------------------------------
MTB cos other sports require only 1 ball


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:05 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 4987
LOL :lol:

--------------------------------------
Bike piccys!
http://tinyurl.com/okyhpdg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:25 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 1262
Location: Ockendon
Awesome forks sir - great find...

--------------------------------------
Strava Profile: http://goo.gl/iSl5I


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:14 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 551
Location: Chelmsford
Yeah, I was well pleased with them. Overall, not a scratch on it. Have not been used for a while so a service may be required though. Do you guys know anyone local who does a good job with forks, privately?

How are you getting on with the Kona? Completed by now? I have been looking at the XT shifters you got. They look as small as it can get for a decent kit.

Forgot to mention that I need the wheelset too. I did have a pair but I sold them back last week, I realized I can find better for a little extra, it was a bit of a rushed purchase.

--------------------------------------
MTB cos other sports require only 1 ball


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:22 am 
User avatar
Posts: 1165
Whytey wrote:
Yeah, I was well pleased with them. Overall, not a scratch on it. Have not been used for a while so a service may be required though. Do you guys know anyone local who does a good job with forks, privately?

Nick! http://www.pedal-worx.bike


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 26" hardtail Ragley Piglet in the making - guidance need
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:48 pm 
User avatar
Posts: 1262
Location: Ockendon
^^^ What he said about servicing...

--------------------------------------
Strava Profile: http://goo.gl/iSl5I


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 67 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron