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    New Bike Build

    Figured I would try to document the build of my new hard tail bike. Some of the parts started showing up on Friday. Today the frame showed up.
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    2009/2010 - 28

    2009 mtb-19 rides- 113.58 miles

    2008/09 - 33

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    Love the color of that frame! Except for installing the headset, you going to do the build yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    Love the color of that frame! Except for installing the headset, you going to do the build yourself?
    Going to attempt to do as much as I can

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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Going to attempt to do as much as I can
    If you need any help let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Going to attempt to do as much as I can
    1/2 the battle is just having the right tools. Good luck with it! Looks cool/
    Whatever hits the fan will not be distributed evenly.

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    Speaking of tools, you will need a bottom bracket wrench to install your BB and one of the crank arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    Speaking of tools, you will need a bottom bracket wrench to install your BB and one of the crank arms.
    I have a Shimano bottom bracket wrench, but don't think I have anything for the crank arm.
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    2009 mtb-19 rides- 113.58 miles

    2008/09 - 33

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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    I have a Shimano bottom bracket wrench, but don't think I have anything for the crank arm.
    On the opposite end of the wench should be a plastic gear looking thing. That fits into the nut that locks on the crank arm to the crank spindle.

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    You should be able to do it all yourself. The headset isn't rocket science, as long as the frame has been reemed and faced already. Same goes with the BB being faced ahead of time. Otherwise it's a good excuse to buy some more tools if you don't have them already. One can never have too many tools.

    Definitely take pics along the way, I love build up threads!
    Brian

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    I'll be taking notes for an upcoming project of my own.....
    "If you ride your bike everyday...... Your going to be a better rider!"

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