Sunday, November 2, 2008

Refurbished mtb

Well, we finally got the new mtb running after a few years hanging in the garage. I had been riding a bitzer singlespeed with b2 on the back but it had always been the plan to get this bike running.

My normal mtb is a 40 cm frame which is a little big while this one is a 35 cm which is a little small.

Wheels came from my first real mtb which were built by Hendry Cycles, frame came from Full Cycle in Albury, seat and seat post, shifters, brakes and handlebars came from the original reason for the bike which was a friends mtb partially destroyed in a theft attempt and the beast was put together by my brother who works at Ivanhoe Cycles in Melbourne. The final part was an eight speed cluster and chain provided by Gary at Oppy's Cycles and Spares in Warrnambool.

The bike will eventually need an eight speed shifter pod as the current one is a seven speed and the gears skip a little in spots. For the amount i paid for the frame its come up reasonably the only drawback being the fixed rather than replaceable derailleur hanger.

B2 sitting pretty at a recent community ride in Warrnambool.

B2 ready

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