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I have my mind set on rebuilding this bike.
Figured you would get a kick out of this. Should be a fun bike to mess around on when it's finished.
I just tore it apart last weekend and now this weekend I got everything sanded, primed, and some painted.
I got the forks, headset, frame, seat clamp, and some other thing primed.
And I got the swing arm and handle bars (not shown) painted.
Here's some pics so far.


Ordered Parts List:
Bottom Bracket - TruVativ Howitzer Team BB
Crankset - SS TruVativ Hussefelt 170mm
Tires - DMR Motos
Seat - Demolition D1 - orange
Break Levers - Poverty Freestyle Levers
Grips - Pro Taper Pillow Tops
-Half Link Chain
-SS kit
Maybe Ordering:
-New Pedals
-Seat Clamp
-Headset
-Handle Bars
 

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put the wheels on just because i was curious to see how it looks.
still need to order new tires. no jobs really makes this build take forever.
I've been saving though and I'm buying a DJ3 fork this weekend if it's still for sale.



the fork up close.
 

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theres a bunch of pics up...
do you have photobucket blocked?
 

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oh yeah... my stupid work filter is working at it's best again... hahah will check it at home.
 

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just got this today. build's almost done.

forks will be here next friday.
 

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Awesome! Got my Marzocchi DJ3 today! Just peeled all the stickers off and now i'm just about go get it ready for some primer.

All the other parts I need to finish will be here sometime this week. :D
 

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haha.
here's another quick update.
 

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not sure....
need some input on that...
 

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Got the forks painted today. Look gnarly, I think.


 

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the pics don't do it any justice either...
this thing is fycking shiny. haha.
and you were really close there fishcreek.
the can says it's "pumpkin orange"
 

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FYCK YEAH! It's done! :D
Check it:







Specs:
Frame: Schwinn Mesa DS
Fork: Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3
Handlebar: Azonic Strip Bar
Rims: Alex Rims
BB: TruVativ Isis
Crankset: TruVativ Hussefelt
Chainring: TruVativ Trushift Alloy 32 tooth
Pedals: Odyssey Cielencki
Grips: DUO Homan
Brake Lever: Poverty Freestyle
Brakes: Shimano DXR V-Brake
Seat: Demolition D1
Hub Spacers: Soulcraft
Chain: Shadow Conspiracy Interlock 2 Half-Link
 

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i suggest a tensioner

have you tried riding it yet? I highly recommend a tensioner before you break everything on your drivetrain. nice looking build, though. doesn't look like a schwinn anymore. :D
 

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It looks like the rear triangle will only shrink so he probably won't break anything, but the chain will become overly slack and potentially fall off.
 

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hard to tell right now, i'm sure he will know. the pivot location looks like the chainstay length will grow when loaded.
 

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i've been trying to figure this out.
i measured everything with out the shock on so it would move freely, and it seems that it would get looser.
but now that the chain is on, it looks like it gets tighter as the suspension travels.
hm...
another question.
are there any tensioners that don't go where the derailer was? thanks,
 
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