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This article is in the Hardtail Bikes category, and was posted on 07/09/2004.

Grisley (Owner: Frank Berkhout)




Frame:Grisley (Giant made?)1580 g
Fork:Cannondale P-Bone802 g
Headset:Cane Creek S2110 g
Stem:Azonic O.R.C.182 g
Handlebar:Giant OEM (Cut)170 g
Bar ends:Onza90 g
Grips:Sram (Cut)17 g
Saddle:Selle Italia Flite Titanium230 g
Seatpost:Roox S4 incl. shim (12)270 g
Seat Binder:BBB15 g
Front Derailleur:SRAM 7.0120 g
Rear Derailleur:SRAM 7.0286 g
Shifters:SRAM 7.0206 g
Brake Levers:SRAM 7.0142 g
Crank Set:CODA ?, BBB 44T, ? 34T.558 g
Bottom Bracket:Tange316 g
Cassette:SRAM 7.0330 g
Chain:SRAM PC-69294 g
Brakes:SRAM 9.0412 g
Wheelset:Mavic Crossride1763 g
Rim Tape:DIY11 g
Tubes:Nikh tubes120 g
Tyres:Kenda Kozmik Lite763 g
Cables & Housings:Shimano SIS169 g
Pedals:Time Atac aluminum416 g
Bottle cage:Profile Design KAGE w bolts60 g
Total:9434 g



The real story behind the bike

I "bought" the frame from a classmate for a can of coke and a box of cookies. Then i started to strip the paint and, after that, polishing it. The result is this frame as it is now. At the local bike shop (near the store where i work parttime) i get a 20% discount. So i started my shopping there. The frame screemed for a ridgid fork. I found one at the back of the workshop weighted it and thougt that it could look pretty damn nice on the bike. I could get it for 20 euro. I still had some wheels a seatpost, stem, saddle and flatbars (the giant oems) So that wouldn't cost me any money. I still had to buy shifters, brake levers, brakes, bar ends, a crankset, a chain, a bracket, derailleurs front and rear, bottle cage and a cassette. In a box with second hand parts I found the crankset with rings and the bar ends. I managed to get the whole set for 35 Euros! The whole plan whas to use as less possible big S products on the bike as possible. The bracket is a Tange 104 mm that I bought for 15 Euros. The rear wheel whas already laced to a Shimano hub, so that would stay. The bracket was an XT and because there wasn't an other brand in the box I took it. Then I bought the SRAM set with 9.0 brakes because they have cartridge pads. The rest is 7.0. I really love the bike!



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