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Arraider

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My 256SL build
« on: January 04, 2015, 05:21:03 AM »
Hi guys, i had a Chinese 26 carbon frame and loved it, so i decided to go for a Chinese 29er. Put the bike for sale but no one grabbed it. So decided to only sell some parts, and keep some that i could use on the new bike, and in less than a month everything was sold.

Ordered the frame from Xmiplay, had loads of problems with local customs but a month later i go it. Just ordered the missing parts. So the complete picture is gonna be this:



9.2 Kgs or 20.28 pounds. Later i want to convert to 1*11 but for now this will do.

I'm gonna post pictures soon, weights (as all the red parts are not weighed by me as i don't have them yet). But i kind wanted some help because the idea was to assemble it myself, it's not like this is my first rodeo, but i never assembled one bike from zero.

Never messed with BB30 bottom brackets before, how difficult is it? anyone got a good DIY video?

Another question is from where to start? i never did this from zero and it might seem silly but i got some problems imagining what needs to come 1st and so one. Do i go for the BB 1st, then internal cables, then i need derailleurs, suspension, handlebar to know where to cut then,...

Also i got some lose tips. I guess the neco headset must go, the bottom door must be sealed in order not to enter the water and dirt, the brake line inside the frame but be involved in foam in order no to make noise. Anything else?

Have a nice 2015, lots of fun riding and hope to get some help and return with some low cost project descripton
 
« Last Edit: January 04, 2015, 05:37:47 AM by Arraider »



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Re: My 256SL build
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 07:57:25 AM »
Hi Arraider, welcome to Chinertown!  Where are you located?  Just wondering since you said you had problems with customs.

As for your build, looks like you will have everything you need.

Most people start with the Headset and BB first and go from there.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing picture of a finished product!
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Re: My 256SL build
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2015, 05:24:35 PM »

one other doubt, should i go straight to drilling the cable stops for a full encased gear cable or try to see if the naked cable inside the frame works fine. Kind of worried about water and mud getting inside and/or having the cable loose inside the frame
« Last Edit: January 08, 2015, 07:30:37 AM by Arraider »

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Re: My 256SL build
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2015, 06:47:40 PM »
BB30 is pretty easy to work
You need to get the clips set in first - a needle nose pliers work good for this
You can buy many different tools to help with the pressing of the bearings but all you need is a bolt and washers see here:
https://nuxx.net/gallery/v/acquired_stuff/salsa_mukluk_2/IMG_6908.jpg.html
here is a video of bearing on a bmx bike - same concept though:
http://www.vitalbmx.com/forums/General-BMX-Talk,2/How-to-make-a-homemade-bearing-press,310190
Next time I do it, I have purchased adapters:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/BB30-Bottom-Bracket-Press-Adapters-/291234751511
I had a problem getting them to go in straight - part of that was I did both sides at the same time.

I don't think I would take on drilling out your frame right away...being relatively new to building a bike, I would get it built and ridden a little before going after the frame with a drill and such.

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Re: My 256SL build
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 11:06:15 AM »
thanks brmeyer  :D

some photos, more to come... including the frame. This batch are the components that came from the predecessor...

xt cassette 11-34 (not new, but almost, under 1000kms, most part on asphalt)


xt chain (the same as the cassette)


X0 crankset 2*10 175mm BB30


xt rear dérailleur (the oldest component, this it's 3rd bike now). Must clean it...


Selle Italia SLR XC


KCNC Seatpost


xt brake disc 160





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Re: My 256SL build
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2015, 04:17:50 AM »
Santa has just arrived, i guess he must have some reindeer problem  8)




SRAM BB30


Rocket Ron 29 2.25 Evo (some weird weight difference between the 2  ??? )




XT ispec Shifters




RS SID RCT3 100 29 15QR (weight with maxle include - i have no ideia how to remove it  ;D Later will try again)




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Re: My 256SL build
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2015, 04:24:22 AM »
I'd say that 6g between the tires is perfectly fine. Difference over 20g wold be weird. Looking forward to the final build ;)

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Re: My 256SL build
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2015, 06:19:32 AM »
meanwhile the helicopter has arrived as well, only a few things missing. Worst part is that the 2nd shipment from xmiplay also got stopped in customs (Bert got the order wrong and sent 135 dropouts and i had ordered 142, so i purchased a handlebar and rear maxle and he sent the dropouts, he should have at least assumed the shipping cost but made me pay for the dropout and shipping, but i may need him later for warranty so no point in starting wars)...

stay tunned  8)

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Re: My 256SL build
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2015, 12:50:48 PM »
I just got the new Xmiplay shipment  8)


the thing to protect the frame from the chain


the headset top (it's carbon, very nice finishing. I did not request the brand, it was a bonus i guess  ;D )


the 142 dropout set



Note: if anyone cares, the 135 dropout set is 37gr (have one to sell  8) )


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Re: My 256SL build
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 01:15:47 PM »
... continuing...

the spacer kit


IP-B04 (700mm)... i got cut it, way to enormous... to a 680mm  ;D Loved the matte finishing, top notch quality


and the frame (19.5) - A bit on the heavy side compared to others i seen, but i guess is quality improvements  8) 8) 8)









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Re: My 256SL build
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2015, 01:51:25 PM »
dropout screws, i read something about low quality, didn't find that, light and good quality. Aluminum


DM screws, this are low quality, heavy and the magnet stuck to them with full force. Don't know if they will rust but i'm not gonna give them even the benefit of the doubt

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Re: My 256SL build
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2015, 09:27:43 PM »
 :) fantastic,  waiting for the bike pictures!!

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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2015, 08:18:28 AM »
Thanks Bert, this is the result of 72 mails we exchanged  8)

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Re: My 256SL build
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2015, 04:56:26 AM »
sid maxle lite



still don't have all the puzzle parts, so i cannot go much furter on the assembly.




have a nice weekend... the final pieces should arrive tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

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Re: My 256SL build
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2015, 11:11:10 AM »
TA 38T 120BCD


front derailleur XT DM E2


almost gotta everything... :(


those front shifter screws that come with the frame seem way to big in order for me to put there the 24Teeth chainring... gotta find anothers around the "home shop"
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