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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: November 27, 2017, 03:46:08 PM »
Thanks. The Level brakes were a slight disappointment. The reservoir / handle / piston unit is huge. I am sure they will do the job, but they look clumsy, unfortunately. Had I known, I would have gone with something from Shimano at the same price, I run XT/SLX on my own bikes and Deore is far slimmer than theese Level brakes.

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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: November 26, 2017, 02:39:27 PM »
Now I have also installed the bars and brakes, hoses are not cut to proper length. Rear mech is in place

The bike will get red as accent colour - I have a list of red things on order: Pedals, seat post clamp, shift cable housing, headset spacers and some other small bits and pieces!

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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: November 26, 2017, 02:36:00 PM »
The steerer tube was cut to a preliminary length, way too long. Will be adjusted later. I have short Wake stem on order, same as shown earlier by OP in this thread.

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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: November 26, 2017, 02:33:05 PM »
155mm NX cranks in place.

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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: November 26, 2017, 02:32:17 PM »
And so it begins... for starters I hade to make a BB press-tool. 3/4" MDF, M12 threaded rod, some washers and nuts. Mating faces were greased before installation. BB went in witout issues.

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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: November 06, 2017, 04:07:55 PM »
Here is the frame - as stated above - it's black and fairly light!

Took a trip to the post office today to pick up a box of red SRAM-candy! Here pictured with the Manitou fork.

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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: October 30, 2017, 02:59:05 PM »
Pics will follow...

Are away at the inlaws now...

Did some shopping:

Cranks: SRAM NX 155mm
Rear mech: NX 1x11
Shifter: SRAM GX grip-shift
Cassette: Sunrace 11-46
Generic chinese carbon seat post, no setback
Chinese carbon bars
SRAM Level brakes

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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: October 30, 2017, 04:51:19 AM »
It's black...  ;)

Will probably go for SRAM NX cranks, they are available in 155mm stock. I have the taps to drill and thread longer cranks, but most other options seem more expensive.

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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: October 28, 2017, 03:05:15 PM »
The frame finally arrived! Took forever for them to ship it, but they eventually did and it looks good.

Seat post clamp was missing, but it will be sent to me.

Now the hunt for parts begins!

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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: September 15, 2017, 02:28:01 AM »
It might be a good idea to measure her current cranks :) She rides a 24" alu Trek MT-200 to school and a 24" carbon MTB on the weekends. Will measure both.

No racing for us so carbon is over the top, but I got a really good second-hand deal on the 24" carbon bike. For the 26" I have been looking for a small and light alu-frame for some time now with no luck. I ended up paying $260 for the FM-frame (plus VAT over here possibly) and that makes it a viable option.

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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:57:04 PM »
I´ll keep you posted. Fork arrived this week, the frame shipped out today. Guessing that cranks may be the hardest parts to source.

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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: September 07, 2017, 04:17:42 PM »
Frame & fork ordered. Fork will be a Manitou Marvel Comp, found a good deal on it. Air, rebound, compression.  I have wheels and carbon bars, will do some bargain hunting during the winter for brakes and drivetrain. Over and out for now, the frame will probably be few weeks.

Greetings from Sweden!

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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: September 06, 2017, 03:03:20 PM »
Great!

My daughter in almost 2" shorter, but this a winter project. Since you use the short Wake stem and a seatpost with no setback, there should be som room for the girls to grow!

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26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: September 05, 2017, 04:28:21 PM »
Nice build!

How tall was your daughter when she got the bike? My 9yo is on a 24" (14" seat tube) bike now, but I suspect that it will be slightly small next year. This frame looks like a really good option for a winter build for her and me.

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