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Old 04-29-2010, 10:56 AM   #221
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are those kenda small block 8 tires? Make sure you dont ride through anything loose... or loose and wet
What kind of fork is that?
i won't be doing loose or wet for a while until i can advance my skills.

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Trail SL 29, double butted, mechanically formed, 6061 alloy
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RST Deuce 29'er, 80mm
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:12 AM   #222
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Just a quick simple question since I don't really pay attention to bikes.

I have an old Cannondale Jekyll 500 (or a similar lower end Jekyll model) with a small frame, much too small for me now. Is it possible to just buy a new frame and transfer all the components from the old Jekyll to the new frame? Would it be cost effective to do so?
possibly, as long as the new frame matches the old one with regards to certain measurements (although, I've never been able to do a clean swap.....something always seems to be different)

things like seat tube diameter, headset type and front derailleur style can vary by manufacturer and model.

I don't know the numbers for the Jekyll, but you can start by finding these out and then researching frames that match

Note that Cannondale is known for using a lot of proprietary parts on their bikes, so pay close attention.

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Old 04-29-2010, 11:14 AM   #223
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Just a quick simple question since I don't really pay attention to bikes.

I have an old Cannondale Jekyll 500 (or a similar lower end Jekyll model) with a small frame, much too small for me now. Is it possible to just buy a new frame and transfer all the components from the old Jekyll to the new frame? Would it be cost effective to do so?

The bottom brackets and headset may be obsolete. Not always the case. How old is old?
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:19 AM   #224
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i won't be doing loose or wet for a while until i can advance my skills.

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Trail SL 29, double butted, mechanically formed, 6061 alloy
Fork
RST Deuce 29'er, 80mm
RearShock
N/A
Rims
Maddux DC3.0 Disc 29
Hubs
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FrontDerailleur
Deore
RearDerailleur
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Deore
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Cannondale C3, 680mm, 20mm, 31.8mm
Stem
Cannondale XC3 1.5
Headset
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Brakes
Tektro Auriga Comp Hydraulic Disc, 180/160mm
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Saddle
Cannondale C3, Ergonomic Form
Seatpost
Cannondale C3, 31.6 mm
Sizes
M, L, X
Extras
Cannondale Morse Alloy Locking grips

Looks good. I would change those wire bead tires to folding bead ones for easier change in case of flats. Those Small block 8's are designed for dry hard packed earth. They go bald quickly when used on road too otherwise they have good rolling resistance. I would have it upgraded to Nevegals (Tomac series) if they are available at your LBS.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:28 AM   #225
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Looks good. I would change those wire bead tires to folding bead ones for easier change in case of flats. Those Small block 8's are designed for dry hard packed earth. They go bald quickly when used on road too otherwise they have good rolling resistance. I would have it upgraded to Nevegals (Tomac series) if they are available at your LBS.
how much do those tires run?

i'm leaving to try out an opus avro 1 at a local lbs. it's a local made bike. first time on a 29er,
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how much do those tires run?

i'm leaving to try out an opus avro 1 at a local lbs. it's a local made bike. first time on a 29er,
Here's their price chart for comparison. The Nevegals don't have the 29's listed but they are available. Maybe you can ask the lbs where you got the bike from to change it before you take the bike out. Here, they allow you to upgrade the parts + a little cash if it was not used yet. (taken out of the shop yet).

http://www.kendausa.com/bicycle/mountain.html

Edit. The 29's are actually listed. Did not see it at first.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:20 PM   #227
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i have a utopia as well (as a secondary bike for street use)... How do you like it? I made a lot of upgrades to mine, I couldn't stand the sram junk it came with.

btw, if you are getting a lot of flats, you probably should change your tire. I am assuming you are taking it on light trails? The tires that came with the bike really aren't meant for that- they are more so for "urban" riding. You should probably get a meatier tire, but, of course, it will take away from your street riding.

I like it so far. I haven't upgraded anything yet but agree that the SRAM stuff is junk. The BB5's are ok but I'm thinking about the Avid Juicy's as my first upgrade.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:21 PM   #228
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just came back from the lbs, rode the 2008 model of the Opus Avro 29.1 in an xxl frame 21".

that ended up being too big even at 6'3, so i enjoyed the ride, my ass took a beating since i haven't ridden in years. Now i love the look/color of the avro 29.1 but for 2000$ i feel that maybe it's a little too steep for a first mountain bike.

the avro 29.2 is great specs and all for me, but i do not like the color, i haven't seen it in person but i'm not sure i wanna plunk down 1500$ on a color i haven't seen before, and these are special orders.

I'm not sure what to do at this point, all other brands and bikes end of june/july, what's the point, i wanna ride right now. not wait.

the cannondales are also sold out.
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:09 PM   #229
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thats crazy that you can't find a bike your size in a city like Montreal...keep plugging away.

or

if you feel like taking the risk, you could post your dilema on mtbr.com, there are lots of bike shops and manufacturers who post on that site daily. Maybe one of them will be willing to ship to you either from Canada or even the US...I know I've received several PMs from shops trying to sell me stuff in the past. Obviously you will need to do your homework to make sure they're legit

You could start out in either the Regional sub-forum or Beginner

Long shot, but worth a try

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Old 04-29-2010, 03:30 PM   #230
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The bottom brackets and headset may be obsolete. Not always the case. How old is old?
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possibly, as long as the new frame matches the old one with regards to certain measurements (although, I've never been able to do a clean swap.....something always seems to be different)

things like seat tube diameter, headset type and front derailleur style can vary by manufacturer and model.

I don't know the numbers for the Jekyll, but you can start by finding these out and then researching frames that match

Note that Cannondale is known for using a lot of proprietary parts on their bikes, so pay close attention.
I am pretty sure I have a '03-'05. I got this info off of a site on the official Cannondale site.

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Type/Material
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Brake Type
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Travel 135mm
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Stroke Lenght 1.75"
Leverage Ratio 3:1
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Drop-out Spacing 135mm
Reducer Width 15.75
Mounting Bolt Hole 6.07
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6.0lbs. with shock/hardware
Max Tire Width 2.2"
Front Derailer 31.8 BP

"Shock Mount Bolt Hole diameter 6mm. Bushing Width Back 16mm"
And here is the Cannondale specifications on the bike. http://www.cannondale.com/usa/usaeng...240-5VN-Jekyll I have a small frame which is too small for me now. And I don't think I have the '05 model, but a older one. Probably '04?
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:39 PM   #233
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My new bike, ordered today, arrives next week, i'll be riding by next weekend . I can't wait, lots of good reviews online, spoke to bike shops who don't even carry this brand and they spoke well about it. Yes at 2000$ it's a lot for a first bike, but i honestly couldn't care less, i wanted a great first bike, something to allow my skills to develop, wanted something good looking with lots of good components. And in the end i'm supporting a local builder which makes it worthwhile for me.

Ordered a 20 inch frame xl instead of the xxl that i rode a few days ago. Now gotta get me some padded shorts and some basic gear and i'm off to ride asap.

thanks for all your help guys, i really learned a lot from you guys and hope this addiction grows and develops into something crazy fun.

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Congrats!

can't say I 100% agree with the purchase (but hey it's your $$)....enjoy the new toy
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I am pretty sure I have a '03-'05. I got this info off of a site on the official Cannondale site.



And here is the Cannondale specifications on the bike. http://www.cannondale.com/usa/usaeng...240-5VN-Jekyll I have a small frame which is too small for me now. And I don't think I have the '05 model, but a older one. Probably '04?
yeah that really doesn't say much...other than front der size

I would check out the Cannondale sub-forum on mtbr.com..........I'm just not too savvy on Cannondales myself so its hard to say or tell you where to look
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Today I did something on my mtb I've never done before! I hit this berm at school at full speed, no brakes, no putting my foot out. I pumped the front of the bike into it and whipped the back tire through it. Felt so amazing
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Today I did something on my mtb I've never done before! I hit this berm at school at full speed, no brakes, no putting my foot out. I pumped the front of the bike into it and whipped the back tire through it. Felt so amazing
pure action

I havent done anything exciting so far except jumping curbs and stuff like that, wanna get some protective gear first lol
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I like it so far. I haven't upgraded anything yet but agree that the SRAM stuff is junk. The BB5's are ok but I'm thinking about the Avid Juicy's as my first upgrade.
Yea, the brakes are absolute garbage on it as well. I haven't changed them yet, but I definitely will. I have juicy 5's on my mt bike, and it is literally night and day. I will probably go that route when its time for brakes.


ARA- did you really spend $2k on a hardtail? I see it has good components (i see xt rear derailleur, fsa carbon crank, etc), but I don't see that thing being worth $2k. For $500 more, you could have gotten a decent fs bike that would ride much better than that one (of course wouldn't have that level of components, but similar).
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