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    Default Haro Xeon build up.

    I finally saved up enough scratch to purchase a bigger full suspension frame that will fit me, so..... my 15in. small Haro X-1 xtreme can be stripped to buildup up the new frame.
    Pic. of the old bike:
    IMG_1150.JPG Looks like the X-fusion air shock with lockout, integrated Aheadset, Shimano XT bottom bracket and cranks with platform pedals will stay with this frame, so that should help it sell easily. I'd like to get near $200 for it, shipping sucks on these
    Everything else should move over fine. Same seatpost dia. even, so front derailleur should bolt on too. I only wonder about the rear brake rotor size as the new frame was running a 185 rear, but I think that depends on the caliper mount not the frame tabs, so I shall see soon enough. I did modify my old fork (cheapo MZ comp) as I wasn't getting full travel. The fork is 100mm. (4in.) capable and I was only reaching near 70mm. Turns out Marzocchi leaves the elastomer cores too long on purpose, I trimmed 1.5 in. off each one, and now it is perfect, no change in initial stroke, or preload, because of the coil steel springs, yet will almost fully compress under my 220 lb. load when landing the drops. Perfect. Should match up better with the new frames 6 in. travel vs the old ones 4 in. of travel, much better balanced now. Here is a pic. of the new frame on its way, will post up pic. of the finished build when it's ready:

    Chris King headset, Truvativ Stylo Cranks, BB, Rock Shox Pearl 3.1 shock and Shimano clipless campus pedals with cage so you can wear normal shoes too.
    Can't wait for it to get here. I figure my build will gain 1 lb. in the frame alone so it will be 30lb. now, not the 29lb. it was before, (not bad at all for an all mountian frame) but I'll get to keep all the rest of my components which work great:
    Rapidfire 9 speed, truvative bar stem and seapost, Coda ti.-rail saddle (leather shell), Hayes mechanical disc, and WTB speed disc wheels with Hutchinson tires.
    Best of all the Xeon platform has anti pedal bob adjustment so I can still climb like a goat w/o hitting the lockout lever all the time like on the old shock. I just have to get that Answer decal off.
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    It is gonna be a nice build! I have Shimano SPD reversible peddles that I still havn't installed.
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    You are just a 15mm wrench and some bloody knuckles away from getting them on there!
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    Yea, I should install them. I am just not sure how. I've never replaced peddles on a bike.
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    When I seen the name Haro,I kinda knew it was a bike,I use fix bikes an sale them.
    Ive ran across some of the stunt bike,they where my best saler.

    Becareful on those peddles,they are easy to cross thread,One has a reverse thread....
    Just shelf it... GET THE OTHER TRUCK DUMMY...

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    Quote Originally Posted by B4power View Post
    Yea, I should install them. I am just not sure how. I've never replaced peddles on a bike.
    The drive side pedal (side with the chain) is regular thread (righty tighty, lefty loosey), counter clockwise to loosen, the non drive side pedal (w/o chain) is the opposite left hand thread so clockwise to loosen them. The pedal spindle will be stamped R for right or drive side, and L for Left or non drive side.
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    IMG_2108.JPG A new personal record, 10 minute tear down. Great, now I am bored again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolauncher View Post
    The drive side pedal (side with the chain) is regular thread (righty tighty, lefty loosey), counter clockwise to loosen, the non drive side pedal (w/o chain) is the opposite left hand thread so clockwise to loosen them. The pedal spindle will be stamped R for right or drive side, and L for Left or non drive side.
    Allright, thanks a lot! I will try that out!
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    Default Re: Haro Xeon build up.

    looks great revo. you going to be trail riding?

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    I'll be riding anywhere gravity is in charge and maybe a few places it isn't! I have always had XC frames, this is my first all mountain frame over 6 in. travel.
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    I clicked because I thought you were building a Xeon server...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [+fixed+] View Post
    I clicked because I thought you were building a Xeon server...
    I see their is an xbox emulator for Halo also named xeon......
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    Default Re: Haro Xeon build up.

    Everyone likes updates, except MAC users:
    It got here in a huge box, thought it might be a small fridge!




    I was all over it like a hobo on a ham sandwich!

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    Default Re: Haro Xeon build up.

    AWSOME!!!!
    Just shelf it... GET THE OTHER TRUCK DUMMY...

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    So I'll be able to sell the Shimano SPD pedals for a bit of money. I just need a 4 foot section of derailleur cable housing and I should have all the pieces ready. I was able to use a plastic shim for the front derailleur clamp as Haro used different sizes, Arrgh. Seems to work fine anyway. The headset installed perfectly, been a while since I got to install Chris King stuff, QUALITY. The pedals were really on there, I was shaking they were so tight, former owner never greased the threads, Ugh! More pics:
    The cockpit:

    The "engine"

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    Default Re: Haro Xeon build up.

    Its looking great!

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    It lives, I got the derailleur cable housing trimmed to length and put on there. FYI, if anyone needs cables you can get all 4 (2-brake and 2-derailleur cables) for $5 at wal-mart. They work just fine on the cheap. I only needed the front derailleur cable housing so quality wasn't real important. Got the Answer sticker off of the top tube and the gummy stuff with it by using goo-gone and it indeed is clear coat safe! Got everything adjusted up nicely and took it for a spin. Definitely more plush than the old frame, but it is heavier (3.8lbs heavier) so bunny hopping is much harder now, but with all that suspension travel, I can just run over most logs and stumps! This design is really nice for pedalling and climbs, very little pedal bob for a fully active rear end. I ended up with 140 PSI in the rear shock with the damping and rebound knobs turned up 2 clicks from full open. It has 1 in. of sag with 5.3 in. of remaining travel. I have ridden dirtbikes with less than that! More pics:

    Finished:


    Now if it will just warm up a lil' bit. 3 in. of snow and 3o degrees this morning and a whole week of rain forecasted, Yuck.
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    Default Re: Haro Xeon build up.

    Specs:
    Haro Xeon VL 160 frame size Large with Rock shox Pearl 3.1 rear air/oil shock
    Marzocchi MZ comp fork 100 MM travel coil/ elastamoer sprung with air/oil damping cartridge
    Truvativ stylo BB, cranks, bar, stem, and post.
    WTB speed disc wheelset with Hayes MX disc brakes, and KORE titanium skewes
    Hutchinson kevlar tires 2.1
    CODA 1000 Leather and ti. rail saddle
    Shimano LX 9 speed rear derailleur, Deore shifters and front derailleur.
    Wellgo 9/16 platform pedals with replaceable pins and sealed bearings.
    Chris King 1-1/8 in. no threadset in red ano.
    Finished build weight: 32.7 lbs.
    ....and yes, reaching that water bottle is a bugger!
    Last edited by Revolauncher; 04-23-2012 at 11:34 AM.
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