Nice! More pics please ;)
Yes, keep up the updates, this is a really cheeery frame!
Made small progress today. Put Nitto Bullmoose bars just to check how they feel. Turns out it looks pretty sweet with them. May keep it that way.
Also did a ghetto tubeless conversion on current wheels to get some latex into ardents sidewalls.
Ano stripper should arrive tomorrow and so the work on cranks shall begin.
Would love to see this keep its rigid fork!
They felt like soft noodles. Wheel popped out when braking with bb7s. I'll see how they behave with a hope hub and a bolt on 10mm axle. May keep them for riding on tarmac.
please set the red chainring on fire. the rest looks awesome.
The whole drivetrain is to be shiny silver, with mirror polished cranks. I'm aiming for something like this
The flex is what stops you breaking your wrists. Do the QR up tighter...
Rad biek tho, would kill for an original LE version
That was the first thing I did. Getting rid of these shitty qr hubs will most likely sort it out. I still want plush for trans cambrian way.
liking your work on this - agree with the comments about keeping it rigid though...
suspension is for wimps.
Here we go!
Don't try this at home kids!
I kinda like the raw brushed alu look. Still gonna polish them tho.
Well impressed with ardents. They set tubeless on non tubeless rims with electric tape and held pressure overnight.
Pretty happy with how they polished given my limited recourses. Would have to buy polishing bits for my drill to make them any shinier.
I like it. I like it a lot.
Yeah, looks good
Bar chain and goat link pretty much done. Don't know when the rims will arrive so it'll stay like this for now. Will take it for a spin as soon as the missing bits arrive.
For next few days will be working on this. Hooger booger xt. Resprayed by previous owner which is a shame as the original paint scheme was really cool.
I think it cleaned up rather nicely.
Looks spot in, the black and red flite goes great with the colour of frame. Just make sure those forks stay on ;)
Bouncy forks will only come on for extended offroad bikepacking.
Got an update on rims from nexite. They are going into production on 2nd of August. Gives me plenty of time to hunt down some rad silver hubs.
While I'm waiting for converters, adapters, cables, and all other random stuff for my retro build I figured I'll put a granny gear (totally need it cos I'm still in recovery from a broken ankle) on my Tarn to get it ready for SDW.
Get the chain whip on. The cassette is lose. The MTB spacer is missing on the hub body. Easy fix. Get that sorted. Now the gears have never been indexed properly on it. That should be easy to sort out too. No. The derailleur refuses to shift to the lowest gear. Few hours of fiddling with the drivetrain the root cause is found: some idiot (that'd be me) didn't remove the b-link while putting the mech on direct mount hanger. Somehow don't feel like riding today any more.
Anyone in the market for an XL 2017 Genesis Tarn Frameset? 3 steel rigid mtbs is one too many.
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