A place to document my family’s collection of mountain bike projects.
So after we found out that were we’re gonna have another baby (youngest of 4 for me) my wife decided she wanted to sell her “actual” mountain bike, but keep her 90s Indy Fabulous for tooting about with the family. Then right before we moved to the country side with 10 acres my wife decided she wanted to sell her Indy Fabulous and just keep her Soma rando bike.
And now she’s been grumbling that she should have kept her mountain bike, or perhaps she should sell the Soma and get a new mountain bike...
So her birthday is April 1rst and she has this surprise coming:
Spec Chisel Ltd in Earth.
So far the build is going to be partially a parts bin build and a bunch of new bits
*Spec Traverse Fattie 650b wheels
*Simworks Super Yummy 27.5x2.22 tyres
*RaceFace and Whiskey cockpit
*B17s off her Soma
*GX derailleur off my Chameleon
*XT cranks off my Yo Eddy
*RaceFace Chester pedals and grips
*older XT disc calipers that I need to source levers for
The Chesters will look pretty swell with the paint job, not matchey-matchey but complimentary.
Perhaps I should just buy her a honey B17s?
Well this is a fucking setback.
This was sold to me as a “green” XO1 derailleur. I knew there were red ones so I figured, what the heck they must have done other colours tooo!
It’s a freaking scuff guard...
Looks All Right to me
Looks All Right to me
Do I run two rights on the same side, or one upside down on the left?
I’m not usually a “stickers on me bike(!)™” kinda guy, but I got this guy in a package from SimWorks recently and thinks it fits.
Went back to my old Santa Cruz bars, the Enve ones wouldn’t let me install the Ride Farr doo-dad. The Santa Cruz bars are narrower and less rise. They actually feel better.
The Ride Farr foo-dad is gonna make me need to find another Garmin/dynamo mount.
Total Degobah levels of #shitfromabutt today.
Also, how did I ride this last year?
that looks pretty steep on camera so imagine it is actually more like an overhang in real life
looks like a good time.
Your wife's a lucky woman (apart from selling her Indy Fab, that was suboptimal)!
Liam has outgrown his Troll, and there’s nothing available at the moment. Just came into possession of this LHT. If you squint hard it looks like a late 80s mtb. Would I be daft putting on a suspension fork?
I feel this crank is very @Hulsroy
And it’s only 69 days late, but anyhow here’s Winnie’s 12th birthday present.
She got to move her saddle and water bottle cage over, and we went up a quarter inch on tyre size. Girl’s growing so fast I’m wondering if we’re gonna need to get her a new bike next year.
Crisis averted, the suspension fork is too short for the comically long LHT headtube.
Nice bars. What front rack be that?
Edit: ah ah also Sim works
Yup SimWorks. It was on my wife’s Indy Fab and there’s no good way to attach it to her Chisel.
The bike in general makes me think of the Camel livery Defender.
Changed out the GX grip shift and RD for some XT loving.
Also trying out these Wolf Tooth Mega Fat Paws.
Do Liam doesn’t like the LHT and it’s lack of “boing”. Pulled some favours and scored him this C-Dale. He was totally tipping on it today.
Also built up a 29er wheelset. 29x2.2 rolls a hella lot faster then the 650x2.8.
Winnie however is killing it on the handlebar bag game.
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