Not really sure where to post this but I need a little advice.....
I bought a 26" mtb wheelset 2nd hand from my lbs for a price that was too cheap to miss, it takes a 15mm axle. Sooo next day I bought a 2nd hand mtb frame that was designed for a straight 1 1/8 100mm suspension fork. I cant find a lot of inexpensive light rigid fork options, I think I need a 445mm fork, Ive seen the exotic ones online for around 120 but for qr hubs https://www.amazon.co.uk/eXotic-Rigid-Carbon-Release-49-0cm/dp/B01AMN36J6?th=1&psc=1
Whats the opinion on using a axle adapter like the nukeproof ones https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/nukeproof-conversion-kit-15mm-to-qr/rp-prod80192 , is this the best option? thanks in advance for the advice, Jay
If you can't swap your hub's endcaps then yes, those step-down axles are absolutely fine
Can't really see a lot of detail but nothing there looks out of the ordinary.
Oily rag to clean the fork and slather a bit of grease on the steerer and work it into the threads. Seatposts usually look like that when they've been on the bike with no grease down the seat tube. Again, just wipe it down with an oily rag. Poke the same oily rag down the seat tube with a screwdriver and work it round and up and down a few times to clean it out, then just wipe a bit of grease down the tube. This will stop it seizing in and stop it rusting.
You could spray a bit of Waxoyl or similar down the tubes to protect the insides from rusting, but I've found it all runs out when it gets hot in the summer. It runs down into the bottom bracket shell and drips out through the bearings - which isn't ideal.
What frame is it?
Also best place for questions is probably here:
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Thanks for the steer! Will get into it soon hopefully. The idea of doing some nice peaceful cleaning seems strongly appealing atm.
Have you learned anything new about the frame origin by any chance?
Non mais finalement je doute que ce sois un Mercier par contre il est magnifique
Holy gear range Batman!
Lovely fork for alloy, it’s a dead ringer (no pun intended) for carbon. Lush frame either way!
Always love a nice fillet brazed bike.
@TvH thanks, so much easier to find a regular decent priced fork compared to those 15mm ones
@tallsam it’s a Rock Lobster team ti
Finally, after about a month of time-wasting, went for a shakedown ride with the Lynskey. The position needs a bit of faffing, and it feels really weird running 170mm cranks coming from 175mm. Unfortunately, there is some tire/toe overlap as it stands currently. It's nothing major but might be problematic with guards on.
Steering is pretty lively as well, definitely a change from the Rock Lobster I'm used to riding.
Still super stoked with it! Going to give it a few months to get the position sorted and work towards getting the stem down. It's pretty comfortable as it stands, so I'm sure there's space to move the stem down.
I have an M'Part setback seatpost 27.2mm that you can have for cost of postage if you want. Normal usage marks, nothing awful.
Yes please, I'll PM you now.
Finally reamed the seat tube on my self built frame
Looks great, first build?
Although I’ve had to nab the groupset that was due to go on it for my commuter so I won’t get it built up today in the end
On our 26 inch functional beater rides are we all buying new 26er wheels or scouring the bay? I'm wary of getting a lemon considering I can get a new one for £20 from Tredz
With the guarantee that it at least won't have a rotten cassette glued to the free hub
It looks like mid to late 90s, but by then Mercier was pretty much dead, no? Since it's a race bike (what with the number holder on the TT and ST) I wondered if it was something like a Cyfac rebranded for sponsorship purposes, but why would you sponsor a team / rider with a dead brand? Odd.
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