Private Repress

MK1 Fourplay brought back to life

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Having had a few bike builds on the go recently, I thought I’d sum up my spares and build a frankenbike... this is how it started:

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I was going to powder coat the frame, but half way through stripping it and whilst on the hunt for some straight blade forks I found this on eBay:

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Thought I’d pick the forks and get rid of the frame... when it arrived I realised that made no sense. So the Frankenbike foundation is an Inspired MK1 Fourplay.
 

Next up, the brakes.

i have a few sets of maguras and spare bits kicking around and decided to put some effort in to polish them up:

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I had a set of DMR DeeVees on hope pro 2 hubs from my old cracked zoot... so they went on too.

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I had an 80x40 trial tech stem, but had to bite the bullet and get some new bars - went with the trusty inspired arcade risers.

At this stage I had a bike that was rideable, and I it rides pretty well. Which got me thinking it needed a bit of a revamp... the paint on the frame is chipped and scratched (although looks okay in the photos) and I hadn’t finished polishing the magura bits, so was still running the black magura here which like the frame, worked perfectly but was tatty.

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The seat also had to be changed!

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A trip to the spray shop, and a silver avid lever later... here it is now:

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All that remains is a single speed chain tensioner which is on its way... from China

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I forgot to add that I couldn’t find a a bash ring in silver that I liked, so made one, just need the inside smoothed out on a lathe to make it the perfect circle. Although the cranks May be swapped at a later date (they weigh a ton!). The bcd on these is massive too, so something a bit more compact but still 22t would be a nice to have. 

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20 hours ago, Private Repress said:

A trip to the spray shop, and a silver avid lever later... here it is now:

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All that remains is a single speed chain tensioner which is on its way... from China

So nice dude. Good job.

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Chain tensioner arrived this morning, running it on the back side of the hanger seemed to be the only way to run it so that it fitted. I actually like it this way as less protrudes outwards. Also replaced the alloy jockey wheel with a plastic one as it runs way smoother and silently.

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I am usually not fond of this kind of bikes, but this is nice and far from a Frankenstein bike!

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On 25/09/2020 at 3:32 PM, Canardweb said:

I am usually not fond of this kind of bikes, but this is nice and far from a Frankenstein bike!

Ah thanks man, was aiming for a 90s Bmx look with black and chrome. Agreed about the Frankenstein bike though, it started as a miss mash of parts and I gradually refined it after I realised it rides way nicer than expected 

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