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evolve xc-ss & xt

the Holy Grail

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haro. part three.

Squaw Peak (known formally as)

nice little part of a loop around Shadow Mountain

So I put the Haro in a state of readiness for any kind of ride.  Throw on a helmet, some gloves, a water-bottle and I am good to go.  I must say it rides pretty comfy with those Mary bars.  Upright with great control – especially when the trail is going down.  The position relaxes my shoulders pretty quickly.  Oh, that is nice.

I am gonna cut that thing off.

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in a pinch.

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haro. part 2.

So I found everything I need to make a bike.

Haro Mary XC frame – from emptyset a few months ago

Niner I.M.B.A. fork (on loan) – from emptyset a few months ago

ON-ONE Mary bars – from last version of my Schwinn Tempo fixie

Thompson Elite stem – on same deal with emptyset

FSA cartridge headset – see above

Truvative GXP Firex cranks/bottom bracket – keep looking back

Ritchey PRO seatpost – you know      ^^^^

WTB ‘Salsa” saddle – from original Salsa El Mariachi build

Shimano M575 hydro brakes – from Craigslist a few years ago

Surly 20T cog – from last version of El Mariachi build

Surly Singelrator  – from the S.A.P.B.

KMC 9spd chain – from last version of El Mariachi SS

front wheel from original Salsa El Mariachi build – XT hub/Salsa Semi-29er rim

rear wheel from Gnome – Formula SS hub/Alex ZC1000 rim

tires – I don’t know where from – WTB Weirwolf front/WTB Exiwolf rear

Is that all?  I guess.  A few tweaks on the drive train and a change on the saddle to a Brooks B17 is in order, but on the whole it is pretty sweet.

 

 

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hack

something is missing

an "on hand!" bolt, nuts, and lock-washer replacement

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weekend at bikes

Saturday I spent 4 fruitless hours building this frankenbike:

yeah. Sram 2x10 cranks, Paul Thumbies, Dura Ace 10spd bar-cons, SLX Dynasyst front mech, rear mech, cassette strung together with a Sram chain.

The SLX Dynasyst is completely incompatible with Dura Ace barcons.  Yuri and his plethora of spares yielded an older XTR that seemed to work.  It does need a new rear mech. though.  An interesting combination.  More research prior to assembly my have helped in the end.  I hear it works though!

After that, a lunch break at a sushi bar and some mild preparation, Yuri and I met up with RivRidingMike at T100 and we contemplated where to ride and where to set up a camp in, yes, the Phoenix Mountain Preserves.

excuse my photography. I am having issues with the 'ghey' camera.

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