First Custom Build – Part #2…

Wheels, headset & stem

Well, as you can see from the photo – the build itself hasn’t moved on much since  part #1  (13th June)

One of the reasons for this delay is that I’ve been waiting for the chain device to turn up from Superstar Components (see below) before installing the chainset, drive train, pedals etc.

And yes, I could’ve at least installed the bottom bracket but that leads me on to the other main reason things haven’t moved forward much;  I still don’t own a bicycle work stand so a bike with no handlebar (again, see below) is pretty much impossible to work on, as to me – once the bike is upside down – the handlebar of any bike is the work stand! – that’s not completely true, I’ve also been known to use the old classic “wedge-the-rear-tyre-in-between-the-garden-gate-uprights”

new parts received since last post

New parts received since last post;

NukeProof Element Half-Waffle Lock-On Grips  – Yellow

NukeProof Logo Chain Stay Protector  – Black

Superstar Components Plasma Chain Device  – Gold/Red..that’s right, that’s how we’re rollin with this bike 😉

Bomber‘ Marzocchi Fork Decals  – Yellow

Commandeered from Rockhopper since last post

Additional parts ‘freed’ up from Rockhopper;

Easton EA50 Monkey Bar 685mm – Black/Yellow

Specialized Q/R Seatpost Clamp  – Black

I (think I) now have everything for the final build…except brakes!

…I missed out on some amazing deals on Magura brakes from Chain Reaction Cycles last week but as they say…you snooze, you lose 😉

So it’s back to the original plan of upgrading the Rockhopper’s stoppers to Shimano XT (with 2x 180mm rotors) and commandeer the set of Shimano Deore’s as well as the 180mm & 160mm rotors that are on the ‘hopper for the Snap build.

The next instalment should be all lovely photos of a nice, shiny, fully-built, custom-made…

…NukeProof Snap Ride-it-Like-You-Mean-it ‘Urban-Dirt-Bomber…fingers crossed as I’m itching to ride it




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