Fixing up a new-to-me DH bike

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Fixing up a new-to-me DH bike
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Posted: Jan 28, 2015 at 8:36 Quote
From the pictures i would say your the frame is 1.5 but the forks are 1 1/8 (very common on DH bikes) so you need something called a reducer headset like this

Please check the specs of your frame though as I would hate for you to but the wrong one as I am only going off the picture.

This link shows your bike the pro spec actually came with the headset in the link about

I use this headset on my bike and its been great

With reference to your wheels - your correct you don't need rim tape with those rims. The only thing I can think if you have tubeless tyres and a tubeless valve is to fill them up to 40psi as quick as possible (with compressor or track pump) when you hear bang noises the tyre has seated on the rim then go for a ride a gentle ride around the block or something as the rotations will get the sealant in to all the areas it should be. They should then stay inflated you may need to repeat this a couple of times as air can escape.

Posted: Jan 31, 2015 at 19:05 Quote
Awesome. Thanks for your help. I've got the headset ordered up.

I got some new bits in the mail yesterday. New bars, grips, seat and seatpost.
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I also ordered some stickers from ebay to jazz up my forks. The original chrome "888" decal was torn off on one side.
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Everything mounted up:

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Posted: Feb 2, 2015 at 6:57 Quote
Decals applied:
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Posted: Feb 2, 2015 at 6:59 Quote
Looks awesome enjoy the ride

Posted: Oct 26, 2015 at 11:31 Quote
Very interesting thread and very helpful. Thanks for posting, it helped me understand things without posting a duplicate post.

Posted: Nov 9, 2015 at 10:26 Quote
Very cool upgrades.

Posted: Nov 10, 2015 at 18:01 Quote
I just stumbled upon your thread as I'm contemplating a complete rebuild of my old Bullitt. Thanks for the inspiration.

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