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comment Building my own full suspension MTB: How to I select a frame?
@Vorac It went great. I bought a naked unused frame off of ebay for 400 bucks. 2008 GT Force 2.0 frame. Completely naked, not even the rear shock was included. I built the whole bike component by component. Had to return a lot of orders because the bike component industry is anything but standardized. Found a great deal on a RockShox Revelation fork from England of all places, but pretty much ordered and built my entire bike off of JensonUSA and the LBS. Really great experience for me and I've been able to fix EVERY issue I've had by myself. For those with patience, I highly recommend.
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accepted What is this cable/hose management clip? (picture)
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comment What is this cable/hose management clip? (picture)
Awesome!!! I like these things.
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comment What is this cable/hose management clip? (picture)
You mean a zip tie? I'm a little bit of a neat freak, this are much cleaner looking and effective because I don't need pieces of the frame near by in order to wrap around. Also, zip ties put pressure on the cable housing. Its OK for break cables and shifter cables, but I'd rather not for my hydraulic hose.
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comment Building my own full suspension MTB: How to I select a frame?
Also, you are right about rear shocks pre-assembled with frames. Its harder to find them without it. So I'll just consider ones with shocks already embedded to save me some headache.
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accepted Building my own full suspension MTB: How to I select a frame?
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comment Building my own full suspension MTB: How to I select a frame?
Thank you for your your answer. I was looking for some specifics and numbers so thanks for taking the time for a thorough response. I don't understand all my down votes though, i thought a i wrote a clearly thought out question. :/ Oh well. BTW, what does "QR" mean? You say to avoid it in your post. What is it?
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comment Building my own full suspension MTB: How to I select a frame?
@JackM. I have been at the bike shop, and I intend on visiting again. However, I don't like the pressure they put on me to buy a bike from them. They don't really care about my desire to learn how to build and maintain my own bike. I learned how to build computers by simply... building computers. Started in high school just tinkering and getting parts from here and there, now friends come to me when they are ready for a new computer and want one built to spec. So I will welcome any guidance i can get, whether it be from a bike shop or forums like this :D
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comment Building my own full suspension MTB: How to I select a frame?
@Mac I don't buy that building your own will be "hugely" more expensive. It may be more expensive, but I'm not building my own to save money. I'm building to learn about my bike. Building a hot rod is more expensive than buying a new mustang. But when its done, you have a hot rod just how you like and not an off-the-conveyer-belt mustang.
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asked Building my own full suspension MTB: How to I select a frame?