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Inspired Hex “build” thread

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When I look back at the bikes I’ve had over the years, the one that I have always regretted selling was my first hex back in around 2014/5. I find them to be the perfect balance between pure trials and street trials.. I particularly like the magura model as I do love the reassurance of the honk. 
 

After scouring the web, finding next to nothing aside a hex in Denmark and a frame kit in the USA I was going to give in to the shipping costs on one or the other.. until I did a final eBay check and one had literally popped up 30 seconds down the road! 
 

Fair to say the initial Rasta theme wasn’t for me… I’ll post photos of progress so far below. I am absolutely loving this bike.

 

 

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Step 1:

 

sort out some whack angles, cut down the seat post, rim grind, TNN pads

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Step 2:

 

Strip padding off ugly saddle, strip anodising off the headset, spacers, tensioner, bashring and seat clamp. new grips.

 

fitted a trial zone front brake + rotor

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Step 3:

 

fitted some try-all tyres… ruined the ride completely

 

fitted a 90x35 stem… not for me

 

sanded the saddle back

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Step 4:

 

fitted a silver maggie, cousts, titanium bolts throughout the bike.

titanium 16t bash fitted, 14t rear with trialtech spacers and new 610 chain.

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Step 5:

 

Fitted a 120 x 17 stem, absolutely transformed the bike. 
 

Have dropped the frame and fork in for powder coating.

 

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She’s back from the powder coaters and looking purrrdy. Put some decals on to try make it look as close to legit as possible. Few other changes:

 

- king headset

- hashtagg lever

- more titanium bolts 

 

I’m now eyeing up either building a matching front pro 4 wheel, or possibly going mental and getting i9 hydras and new rims. Still need to cut the steerer also.

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Woah! :o

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Looks really good!! Reminds me of the bike Martyn Ashton had, the yellow/white one. :D 

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14 hours ago, James.Parr said:

Looks really good!! Reminds me of the bike Martyn Ashton had, the yellow/white one. :D 

I had the same thought. Looks great @DJEHB

Martyn Ashton High Resolution Stock Photography and Images - Alamy

 

 

Animal Bike Tour 2011/2012 on Behance

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It really is similar actually. I did a very similar build last year with rattle cans, but the powder coat is a much better finish.

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