Private Repress

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  1. I had a bit of spare time this evening, so decided to mess around on Forza Horizon 4. Ended up taking some inspiration from my Planet X Zebdi for a paint job on a drift car. Far from perfect but kept me entertained for a little while haha... The car: The bike: Any one else play FH4?
  2. Awesome! Love the last move - drop/wall ride thing!
  3. Haha I’ve just mentioned to my girlfriend about nipping over to LA from England to save money buying a bike part and she’s up for the idea haha! I bet the riding out there is incredible
  4. Nice build, out of curiosity what tools did you use to face the mounts? I need to do it on one of my bikes but the tools I’ve seen a hellishly expensive!
  5. I went with plazmatic pads and they do not disappoint! Thanks for the advice
  6. As the title suggests, I’m after a good set of pads front and rear for smooth rims. Got a mavic up front and a Onza full fat on the rear. I’m sure this has been covered over before but struggling to find anything with the TF search engine. Ideally something that doesn’t make a lot of noise, but has plenty of bite.
  7. Hi all, looking for a low profile seat (on rails) and a seat post that positions the seat nice and low. Tired of searching eBay for second hand stuff so wondering if anyone knows of any of the modern bits that would look okay on this:
  8. This is mint mate, we should get out for a ride? You driving yet?
  9. Thought I’d share some progress on my lockdown project. Started off with with a bit of a desire for a midskool 26 that I could do a bit of everything on. Had some modern parts spare and a few classic, not quite enough for a full build. Oh and I needed a frame. Managed to get the Zebdi on this forum, lovely condition and fitted the bill perfectly: I’d picked up a second hand hope XC on an onza rim as part of a bundle of bits I’d bought, along with some tensile cranks. made sense to bang them on with the other bits I had so ended up with this: the front wheel wasn’t a permanent choice, just borrowed from my Giant, the intention was to have discs front and back for noiseless trials. Never the less I liked the red hubs so spent what felt like a year trying to find a red front hope XC. Ended up getting one on eBay, took 3 weeks to come as it was from France! I decided I wanted to run a 22t up front as opposed to the 18 I had on the tensiles. Not a straightforward task! Could not believe how hard it was to source a spider and bash ring. took a chance on this threaded spider on eBay and found a black spire granny god NOS, happy days! sadly on arrival I realised the offset on the spider meant it wouldn’t fix to the tensile crank arm. Argh! so bit the bullet and got some second hand middleburns with a spider: next up I realised the rear wheel had a small crack where the rim is pinned. So figured I’d get two rims, build the front up front scratch and replace the rim on the rear. Didn’t want anything drilled so settled on DMR DeeVees. Placed the order, in May and they still hadn’t been dispatched this time yesterday, so cancelled that, spoke to Tarty bikes and settled on some spank spoons. They arrived today! so laced up the wheel whilst I was on a work conference call following @Ali C wheel building tutorial to the letter (great vid if you haven’t seen it!). Then banged the wheel in the jig this afternoon to straighten it up:
  10. @Ross McArthur went back up to 17t haha. also went up to 16t on the ET from 15t!
  11. Not quite the same but worth a look:
  12. My cannondale trigger, love this thing - the closet I have got to a do it all bike
  13. A couple of clips whilst getting used to it tonight (not sure if this will work!)
  14. @LEON forgot to mention, if you are after another Zebdi, the exact same frame in what looks to be even better condition is ending tonight on eBay:
  15. Think I may have seen the same one, it must make the bike feel like a micro scooter. I suppose that’s okay if all you want to do is manual with the front wheel two inches off the ground.
  16. Stem and seat angle the same as the top tube angle always looks good in my opinion
  17. @LEON Very nice mate! Lovely builds. I totally agree about the short forks and lower front end. I’ve only gone for the higher rise bars as I’m 6ft 2 and have problems with my lower back. it’s quite a comfortable geo for me with my weight fairly central, makes for a well balanced bike. I seemed to let the Zebdi slip under the radar when they were released, I had a giant trials team which I was besotted with and never really paid Planet X much attention. shame really because it’s such a sorted frame.
  18. @Ross McArthur thanks mate, I’m delighted with how it’s worked out, and it’s been worth the wait. Gearing wise it wasn’t so much it was lacking in any particular place, I’ve just always seemed to ride a harder gear than most, but I tend to a lot of rolling manoeuvres ie. pedal hop up a wall as opposed to static stuff. Haven’t had much chance to settle on it yet, but hitting street tomorrow after work, so might switch back yet!
  19. Thanks @LEON Yes chainstay length is bang on 393mm, looks to be about +5mm bb rise with the short forks I’m running (only just accommodates the tyre/rim choice!)
  20. Also dropped the gearing down a notch from 22:17 to 22:16 - not sure if I can get the chain any shorter yet... something to check later
  21. @Ross McArthur you request has been duly noted sir: I didn’t have time to get the back wheel built before going for a ride on Saturday. So much fun though, hit a new concrete skatepark, which became over ran with scooters so went for a street sesh. Managed to snake bite the rear going front to back on a wall. Didn’t mind though as I stripped the wheel down when I got home and built the hub up on the spank.
  22. Yeah to be fair not many many frames of this period had durable disc mounts. I’m not doing anything major on it and like to think of myself as a smoothish rider so hopefully will hold out.
  23. Here is the bike as it stands now: I’ll get the back wheel stripped down over the weekend and rebuilt on the spank. Had a quick mess about on the drive and it’s a lot of fun, may opt for a short stem in the future and possibly stick these tyres on my Ashton in lieu of some slicker skate park/street friendly alternatives. I absolutely love it though. Street sesh this Sunday for sure.
  24. Yes it requires a 19inch rear rim
  25. Yep, the little plastic inserts will fit in just fine