Billy-C

  • Member since Dec 25, 2009
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  • Swansea , United Kingdom
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Billy-C SEADEVIL's photo
Mar 18, 2014 at 14:30
Mar 18, 2014
New l'oreal advert?

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Mar 14, 2014 at 11:36
Mar 14, 2014
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Billy-C SEADEVIL's photo
Mar 14, 2014 at 11:33
Mar 14, 2014
Okidoke... Right 180mm rear. Well you could go for a pair of Marz 55CR's as with the rear travel its just as important to have the crown to axle height set correct. Marz are renowned for having a longer crown to axle length, so a 170 fork would be more like a 180 rockshox or fox fork, that could save you some weight. Headset reducers are a pain to align, i personally prefer offset shock bushings (machined a set for my bike). I'd rely on the pro pedal more for stiffness than tightening the spring (just because its easier to undo when your ripping a decent). What lbs spring are you using? Bear in mind Fox's calculator tends to be an over estimate... I run a 550lb rear spring on my CCDB and it supports my chunk plenty easy enough, & i'm fatter than you!! In conclusion, look for light (air spring) or a decent set of oil damped forks with around 170mm, but be careful to compare the axle to crown height as this varies quite a bit between brands, the effect being a longer length will feel that its 'sitting up more' in the travel, when infact its using the same travel but the fork itself is slightly longer. Weld wise, fatter isnt always better, its more important to look at the edge between the weld and the base material, if there is a sharp contrast it will be more prone to crack, where as a flatter (flusher) weld bead even if smaller will still (probably) be stronger than a fat globule of weld... In summary weld failures occur more often due to geometric effects (such as weld bead geometry) rather than "quality of weld" from a material/chemistry point of view. Check out my new build!

Billy-C SEADEVIL's photo
Mar 11, 2014 at 8:39
Mar 11, 2014
Whats the difference in application of this Ellsworth to the previous ones you've had bro? Is it more DH orientated?

Billy-C Billy-C's photo
Jan 15, 2014 at 10:34
Jan 15, 2014
Ye its getting there, had to prop up the BB as the CCDB easily compresses under the bikes weight. I was just doing a dry-fit to see which way around was easier for access to the valves. Don't fancy having to remove the shock each time to turn a dial 1/4 turn... Any news on the spring for the boing-boing? Btw, the frame is a large and it definitely feels 'right' and not as cramped as the medium frame did.

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Jan 14, 2014 at 16:41
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Billy-C blackmagic2's photo
Aug 8, 2011 at 8:05
Aug 8, 2011
What size is the frame please? and also would you be willing to post to the UK?

Billy-C AAAndres's photo
Jul 4, 2011 at 10:04
Jul 4, 2011
How does she handle? im looking at getting one

Billy-C Billy-C's photo
May 22, 2011 at 11:45
May 22, 2011
Photoshop i guess, they were done by lucas at royal racing.

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