New Front end

Discussion in 'Your Bike Trials Media' started by RomanC, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. RomanC

    RomanC Well-Known Member

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    Megamo fork with the 185mm alum rotor. The alum disc with Kool stop pads seems to provide quite a bit of power now. I guess time will tell how long the rotor or the pads are going to last.
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    The wheelbase is 1080mm with this setup. The front end is the lowest I ever had on any stock bike but I seem to tap a lot more consistantly than with the previous setup that put the handlebars by about 2 inches higher.
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  2. Andreas

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    ohhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhh
    very nice! i like the whole scheme of it.
     

  3. RomanC

    RomanC Well-Known Member

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    Thanks :) I would have liked the bike to be more black but some Parts were really cheap or free so the all black color scheme was not that important :D
     
  4. Ryden

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    ooooh nice sexy smooth rotor. :bigthumb:
     
  5. willapaj

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    can you get those in the states yet??
    Koxx geometry without being a slave to maggies... just what I'm after. :bigthumb:
     
  6. RomanC

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    I am waiting on Purdue to pay me tomorrow and then I am sending the money to Poland. Two to Three weeks later I will have 4white BTs...
     
  7. B1105

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    Only White? Shucks.

    Very nice looking front end though.
     
  8. RomanC

    RomanC Well-Known Member

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    What color do you want?

    If you are very color consiencous then in the summer I should be able to get frames with very involved paint schemes (like Zebdi flamming draggon etc). It would be at an additional cost though.
     
  9. Lagerhead

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    That bike looks nice RomanC. I like the multi-national theme. Are you going to the Winona Lake comp?
     
  10. RomanC

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    Spanish/Polish/French/US scheme? :) Is that the Warsaw competition on the 8th? I am thinking about making the trip out there.
     
  11. Lagerhead

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    I see Canada and the far east as well :bigthumb:

    Yeah, Winona Lake, Warsaw, Northern Indiana, same comp. Hope to see you (and the Raven) there.
     
  12. oicdn

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    wow...looks like the BB drops quite a bit when you put on that fork... Did you notice the difference?
     
  13. RomanC

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    The rear axle is at 13 and the BB is at 12.8 So there is some what of a drop with this fork. As I said above the ride is very good and somehow I can tap more consistantly now.

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    Lagerhead
    Hopefully I'll hitch a ride with Duncan to the comp to compete and show the bike to folks who are interested.
     
  14. Shipley

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    Hey Roman.. what are your impressions of the frame and it's ride quality?
    Does it ride like it weighs? Any other frames similar that you've tried in comparison? Got a good estimate yet on what the frames will cost?
    Thanks.
     
  15. felix

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    I guess the pads won't last longer than one or two month.
    I you want to enhance your braking performance just put water on the rotor. You will be surprised!:bigthumb:
     
  16. RomanC

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    The ride quality is very good. It is really easy to keep this bike on the rear. It was a huge shock after riding a Zebdi for a while. Doing tap/wedges/surges is also quite a bit easier. When riding the bike it feels lighter than it actually is and is very throwable.

    I have a tried a Koxx last summer but my impression was very skewed mainly because I really didn't like the brake setup so I can't make a fair comparison.

    I would expect the frames to be around 400 if all goes according to plan.
     
  17. RomanC

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    Yeah I have used the water trick before on my steel rotor. Well since my pads cost like 15 or so I guess its no big deal if they killed in two or three months. Its about the same as buying alum specific pads which go for around 35.
     
  18. oicdn

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    Intresting...definitly nice though!
     
  19. RomanC

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    The tire size difference causes the drop by the way. Thanks for the comments.