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IP-256SL by MTB2223
« on: July 07, 2014, 04:41:32 AM »
Hi All,

it's time to share my experience of building a mtb with as basis a IP-256SL. I try to keep this topic up to date.

I ordered my frame in April at Peter from XMIPlay. Because of production problems, the frame had a (big) delay. I didn't mind, because I'm not in a hurry.
The frame arrived last Friday in the Netherlands and is now waiting for customs inspection.  >:(

I was looking for a white fork with a crownloc, but couldn't find one. I don't want a push/poploc system, so that would a no-go. So, I'm going for a black one.

Let start with my buildlist. All the weights are found on the internet. I'll weight them, when I've got all the parts.
Buildlist:



History (date format: dd/mm/yyyy):
07/07/2014: Initial start of this topic
14/07/2014: Updated my buildlist with some actual weights.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2014, 03:13:24 PM by MTB2223 »



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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 04:41:42 AM »
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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 05:15:21 AM »
Good work MTB. Look forward to seeing it complete !

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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 05:17:44 AM »
Thanx. It's not for race, but just for fun (tours). And I want to know everything about the bike, so, the best way to learn it, is to build it by my own :)

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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 07:13:34 AM »
Yeah, that's what was important to me too, MTB.. Was actually understanding the bike I was riding.. My last bike I didn't even attempt to adjust a derailleur, brakes, or anything else bc I was completely clueless about how any of it worked. My chiner, on the other hand.. I'm constantly making tiny adjustments that I feel comfortable making due to having built it and being very familiar with everything on it.

Build is looking sweet!

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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 12:49:12 PM »
Good to hear that you finally got the frame!  We're all eager to see it built up.

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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2014, 01:28:54 PM »
Good to hear that you finally got the frame!  We're all eager to see it built up.

I think he hasn't got his frame yet.
I hope customs will go easy on you MTB2223..

My frame is also on its way to the Netherlands...

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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2014, 05:37:16 PM »
DOH! Need to read a little closer...  At least they are shipping frames now.

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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 05:49:24 AM »
Frame arrived today at my office. Just opened the package to take a quick look at the frame, but it have to much protection on it to take a quick look. I'll look after work.
The customs was  80 USD (attached invoice was 267 USD).  >:( But that was a little bit what I expected.


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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2014, 06:08:33 AM »
Nice !  Its going to feel like a long day at work for you !   8)

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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2014, 02:21:55 PM »
I think we are all eager to see you frame MTB !   :D

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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2014, 02:40:56 PM »
What are your first impressions of the frame?

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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2014, 03:37:15 PM »
I was very busy at the office and didn't think of my frame the hole time, only when colleagues came in and ask what was in the box  ;D

My first impression was: light, very light.
My second impression: damn, why didn't I choose for a painting, like the one Patrick C. had, with his Pantone 185C red Chiner. I thought about this, because the UD matte structure wasn't everywhere equal (you can see that at the picture with the seat clamp). But despite of that, I'm very happy with my frame.



First thing I checked was the seat clamp. The seat clamp height is 12mm and fits very wel.


And I'm also very happy with the chainsuck protectors I ordered at Peter (ordered one extra as spare). They exactly fits the frame, it follows all the curves.
If you didn't order your frame yet, use this hint. It's the 2 usd really worth  ;)



One little disappointing about the routing of the cable for the rear derailleur. I wanted to put the inner and outer cable throught the frame, but that is not possible. It's to small for outer cable.





So, now I've to order a fork (hoping to find quickly a white one with crownloc, otherwise it will be matte black), wheelset and XT group. I'm not in a hurry, so, I take my time.  8)
In the meanwhile, I'm going to experiment with plasti dip.

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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2014, 03:52:09 PM »
 ;D

What is the hex bolt in the centre of the last picture for ?  Does that remove the cable guide ?

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Re: IP-256SL by MTB2223
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2014, 03:58:23 PM »
;D

What is the hex bolt in the centre of the last picture for ?  Does that remove the cable guide ?
Yes, that's correct. But it also removes the tube what comes out the frame for the front derailleur.