When you spend someone else's money....

Discussion in 'Post Your Ride' started by JTmofo, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    I've spent the last 6 months listening to a very good mate whinge, whine and procrastinate over a new bike build.
    A recent move interstate sees him living close to Stromlo, and He's keen ride Thredbo regularly during the biking season.
    Being a label whore and pretty fond of spending cash.... it was always going to be something pretty smick.

    He's away in Europe for a few weeks, so he's left it up to me to source all the parts and build his bike..... spending other people's money is FUN.

    Frame: 2018 Yeti SB5.5 Turq Medium
    Shock: Fox DHX2 custom tuned
    Fork: Fox 36 RC2 160mm custom tuned
    Headset: Chris King inset
    Wheels: DT Swiss EX1501 30mm id
    Stem: Renthal Apex 50mm
    Bars: Renthal Fatbar Carbon Lite Ltd
    Seatpost: Thompson Elite Covert.
    Saddle: Ergon SMA3 Comp Ti
    Grips: Ergon GD1
    Brakes: Shimano M820 Saint
    Shifter: XTR M9000
    Cassette: XT 11-46t
    Cranks: XTR M9020 Trail Boost 170mm
    Chainring: One up 32t round
    Rear Mech: XTR M9000 GS
    Bottom Bracket: Hopetech PF41
    Chain Guide: One up With bashie
    Tyres: DHF 2.5 WT 3C / Aggressor 2.3

    Everything is ordered....with the first of the deliveries arriving today.


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    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017
  2. BT180

    BT180 Eats Squid


    Same owner as the SB5c that you've been selling?
  3. johnny

    johnny I'll tells ya! Staff Member

    What made you go the Saint bakes over normal XT on a trail bike?
  4. Minlak

    Minlak Pyromaniac

    The real question is what made you go Saint Brakes over Hopes :)
  5. wesdadude

    wesdadude Likes Dirt

    Exactly! If it's someone else's money Hopes every time (or at least not m820).
  6. nzhumpy

    nzhumpy Likes Dirt

    That will be a blast to ride.

    Are you doing the build? If so, we need a detailed report.

    Frameskin if it's turquoise, you can probably get away with something thinner if it's raw.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2017
  7. teK--

    teK-- Eats Squid

    I would love to procure parts and build someonr else's bike!!! Jelly.
  8. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    Mate has spec'd some particulars of the build. I tried to persuade him to go hope E4... amonst other Hope parts (Cranks etc) but his fetish for Ritchie Rudes SB6 and the Shimano won the battle.

    Either way, I won the Fox 36 RC2 over Fit 4, DHX2 upgrade (but I'd have coiled the bastard) and the fact he bought a SB5.5c over an SB6c.

    I should be a weapon build.....even if misses out on all the Hope goodness.

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  9. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    Ordered already.....

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  10. moorey

    moorey Isn't flammable.

    Jebus. I'm building a trail/enduro for a whiney mate too. But for more like $900 with dropper and full new SLX groupo...

    He must need something else for that build...just sayin.
  11. Ultra Lord

    Ultra Lord Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Seeing as this is someone elses money, the "bike" really needs coke and a night with some hookers.

    If your spendin someone elses cash, may as well do it properly
  12. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    That spec list reads like a book of exotic short stories we found in my mate's mum's book case while in grave 6! Get to the pics already!!! I can't hold this in much longer...

    I'd say it is the Thredbo days or this guy is an elephant.

    Baby oil. It is always the baby oil. The shimano bleed is just simple and effective. Yes hope is easy to, but the dot burns.

    I love my hope brakes. But prefer baby oil...I mean shimano.

    I didn't realise Tony Montana rode bikes!
  13. Ultra Lord

    Ultra Lord Likes Bikes and Dirt

    He doesn't, it's too expensive, with no resale value
  14. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    More goodies from Ergon. [​IMG]

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  15. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    He's Scottish.... so every cent has to be accounted for!
    I'm keeping my "favour" for when I'm stuck for something

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  16. Spike-X

    Spike-X Grumpy Old Man

    The only thing better than this would be spending someone else's money to build your own bike.
  17. safreek

    safreek Vealcake

    Or more coke and hookers
  18. JTmofo

    JTmofo XC Enthusiast

    It just so happens that its a medium frame.... which funnily enough is just the right size for me!:hat:
  19. born-again-biker

    born-again-biker Likes Dirt

    SURE.....it's for a "mate"
    Is this like Ed Norton & Brad Pit in Fight Club??
    Is this a smoke-screen to hide it from the missus?

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  20. Spike-X

    Spike-X Grumpy Old Man

    Wouldn't it be terrible if he decided mountain biking wasn't for him after a few rides, and decided the bike would be better off with somebody who'd get more use out of it?

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