Just acquired this fantastic little bike courtesy of @sacredhart, previously owned by @platypus
Spec from original sale thread:
Frame - Genesis IO ID, Medium-Large size.
Fork - Rockshox Recon Gold RL. Recently serviced, plush as anything.
Rear Wheel - Surly Singlespeed x Mavic XM819 (handbuilt), Conti Mountain King 2.2
Front Wheel - DMR Revolver x Mavic XM819 (handbuilt), Conti Mountain King 2.2
Brakes - Shimano Deore M596
Crankset - Raceface
Freewheel - White Industries "Blue"
Dropper - RSP
Pedals - black V8’s on their way.
Brakes - full bleed and pads need doing.
Find a rear mudguard worth fitting.
Tyres are set up tubeless, glad to have another 26er as Liz has several so we’ve got a good range of tyre options.
@edmundro nice to see you my friend. I think one wheel is currently tubeless and one is tubed but could be set up tubeless? @platypus
Ah ok, good to know. Tubeless is witchcraft to me anyway...
I think the front is tubeless looking at the valves in the pic... but yeah it’s all voodoo to me too.
You’re correct. So, do I make the rear tubeless or put a tube in the front? Having 2 things going on will irk me...
yeeeboiiiiii, happy it went to a rad forumer
make the rear tubeless, yeah
and I was going to fit a trigger style dropper remote for the RSP post, it would make it much easier
Yeah I did wonder about the dropper lever. I’ve never had one so no idea how it’s supposed to feel but a bit stiff at the mo. Might strip and regrease the post if I fit a trigger remote.
I took it for a quick blast to the shops today, I’m no mtber at all but it’s instant hooligan fun for hopping curbs.
How good are these RSP posts?
I couldn’t possibly comment as never had a dropper before. Lever is stiff but it goes up and down happily enough..
glad you digging it
the stock lever for RSP posts is just awkward and stiff, the post itself is good
P.S. let's go for a ride in Epping once you're happy with it
Deffo, it’s just a brake job and good to go.
Is there a hive mind choice for going tubeless? Also, we have a fuckton of non-tubeless 26 tyres, can they magically be made tubeless compatible?
You can ghetto tubeless most things
Cool well the rims are tubeless compatible at least.
Just thinking ahead for summer I’ll prob be wanting small block 8’s or something similar for hardpack fun.
Brakes topped up and fresh pads are in. V8s are on too. Vast improvement.
Will give it a shakedown after work tomorrow and hopefully be crashing into the trees of Epping by Saturday
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