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#1 2012-11-24 4:13pm

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Odyssey Auburn

It's been awhile since I posted projects I'm working on so I thought I'd share my latest project with some progress pictures.  The build I'm working on is a 93 Auburn and I plan on using as many Odyssey components as possible.

I started with this frame that I purchased from a fellow member.  He claimed that the paint was original, but I'm not 100% sure.  Regardless, it's a good starting point.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild1.jpg

I will be using this Odyssey XTRO race fork with a 48H XTRO hub set up.  I plan on running 48's on this bad boy.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild2.jpg

For the head set I'll be using a Odyssey Dynatron that I had lying around.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild3.jpg

First issue I encountered was that the bottom race didn't fit the XTRO fork.  So I decided to enlarge the inner diameter of the race just a tad with my trusty Dremel.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild4.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild5.jpg

After a few minutes of grinding, the race sits flush and snug.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild14.jpg

Here's the fork and frame assembled. 
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild6.jpg

I'm still waiting on a few parts to come in so check back later for updates.  smile

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#2 2012-11-24 4:17pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

That is awesome. Nice build so far. cool

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#3 2012-11-24 6:58pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

Awesome can't go wrong with Odyssey parts. Check their online store and you can get 48h Hazard Lites for $25 each.

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#4 2012-11-24 7:18pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

Subscribed! Got a 36H Xtro hubset and still deciding what frame to pair a Xtro fork and the hubs to...

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#5 2012-11-24 7:22pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

Oh yeah looking good Tim.


WTB: Odyssey 24" Xtro threadless fork

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#6 2012-11-24 7:46pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

blue streak wrote:

Awesome can't go wrong with Odyssey parts. Check their online store and you can get 48h Hazard Lites for $25 each.

That's one heck of a deal!  I already have a pair that I got laced yesterday.  I'm running a XTRO front hub and a rear Hazard Lite hub for now until I source a rear XTRO hub.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild8.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild10.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild11.jpg

For the rolling rubbers I've decided to go with some Odyssey Mike Aitken 20x1.90 Tires.  I've ridden on Frequency G's and love the way they feel so I thought I'd give these a shot.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild12.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild13.jpg

If anyone has any leads on a rear XTRO hub then please hit me up!

Thanks for all the comments so far. smile

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#7 2012-11-24 8:38pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

awesome! looks tasty.


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#8 2012-11-24 9:42pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

cool


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#9 2012-11-25 7:10pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

For handlebars I've decided to use a set of these Odyssey Y-bars I have lying around.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild7.jpg

For the stem I'll be using this Odyssey TKO II Pro Stem, but I'll be switching out the hollow bolt for a sold race bolt.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild16.jpg

Here is how it sits currently.  Something different. wink
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild20.jpg

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#10 2012-11-25 8:44pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

subscribed .. looking good Tim ....smile


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One 20x1.75 tan wall PRIMO V-MONSTER
1 chrome Rhyno Lite 48 rim.
Rear Suzue/Peregrine 48 sealed mech hub

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#11 2012-11-26 9:49am

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

Cranks came in, but the spindle threading is jacked.  Good thing I had a spare spindle.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild15.jpg

I'm going to use this pretty cool looking Odyssey chainring.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild19.jpg

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#12 2012-11-26 10:49pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

I got a little more done this evening.  I got the front wheel and tire mounted.  The rear wheel will go on later since I still need to get the 14mm axle modified for the Auburn's 3/8 drops.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild21.jpg

The next series of images show how I install the BB.  I use a homemade BB press that a buddy of mine was kind enough to let me have.  I start out checking to see if the spindle sleeve I have would work with the Auburn's BB shell.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild22.jpg

While holding the bearings cups with the sleeve sandwhiched between, I hold it against the BB shell making sure that the BB shell sits snug between the bearing cups outer lip.  This step is important because if there's too much play or a gap then the bearings will bind later when you tighten down the crank arms.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild23.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild24.jpg

Next I prep the BB shell with a thin coating of grease.  Trust me, you'll want to do this because pressing in cups on a dry BB is a b@tch! lol
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild25.jpg

I then prep the bearing cups by placing these plastic washers on them.  This will prevent the cups from getting damaged while being pressed in.  Also pictured is my homemade bearing press.  Pretty high tech stuff. tongue
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild26.jpg

It doesn't matter how many times I install cranks I always manage to forget the spindle sleeve and find myself cussing up a storm.  Good thing I'm documenting this build because it has helped me remember this time.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild27.jpg

After adding a thin layer of grease on the outside of the bearing cups, the bearing press is good to go.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild28.jpg

Sometime it is good to flip the press to ensure that the cups are going in evenly.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild29.jpg

Cups and spindle are in! Yay! big_smile
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild30.jpg

Step back, crack open a cold one and enjoy the finished product! cool
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild31.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild32.jpg

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#13 2012-11-27 5:48am

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

too bad the rear hub is sealed. I have a 14mm Slotted axle


LOOKING FOR......
One 20x1.75 tan wall PRIMO V-MONSTER
1 chrome Rhyno Lite 48 rim.
Rear Suzue/Peregrine 48 sealed mech hub

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#14 2012-11-27 8:46am

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

NOPOSERS wrote:

too bad the rear hub is sealed. I have a 14mm Slotted axle

Thanks Ro, but I got it taken care of. smile

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#15 2012-11-28 8:07am

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

That's looking good Tim. cool


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#16 2012-11-28 8:19am

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

Bike looks great cool I've always wanted an Auburn and excellent write up.

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#17 2012-11-28 12:06pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

Subscribed - been waiting for this Auburn build for ever.  cool


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#18 2012-11-28 1:10pm

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Quetzal wrote:

Subscribed - been waiting for this Auburn build for ever.  cool

I know I've been lagging on it, but hopefully I'll have it done in time for the SD bbq.

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#19 2012-11-29 7:28am

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Got the rear 14mm axles slotted last night.  My buddy's dad owns a machine shop so he hooked it up!  Labor cost was 2 beers. lol
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild33.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild34.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild35.jpg

Here it is with the rear wheel on.  I'm definitely going to have everything done by Friday. big_smile
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild37.jpg

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#20 2012-11-29 7:40am

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

Nice work Tim!!


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#21 2012-11-29 1:33pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

thand72 wrote:

Nice work Tim!!

Thanks Trev.  I'm going to be hitting you up pretty soon for a set of those Neon color Auburn decals. wink

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#22 2012-11-29 1:59pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

Turning out pretty sweet, nice to see one done up different. cool

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#23 2012-11-29 5:22pm

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Some more Odyssey goodies showed up. big_smile  The only thing I need left to work on are the Pitbull brakes.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/electrongeek/auburnbuild36.jpg

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#24 2012-11-29 7:14pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

electrongeek wrote:

thand72 wrote:

Nice work Tim!!

Thanks Trev.  I'm going to be hitting you up pretty soon for a set of those Neon color Auburn decals. wink

Cool. I am in the middle of a move at the moment so if it's REAL soon I'll have to dig them out.


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#25 2012-11-29 7:48pm

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Re: Odyssey Auburn

thand72 wrote:

electrongeek wrote:

thand72 wrote:

Nice work Tim!!

Thanks Trev.  I'm going to be hitting you up pretty soon for a set of those Neon color Auburn decals. wink

Cool. I am in the middle of a move at the moment so if it's REAL soon I'll have to dig them out.

Not super urgent so no need to dig em out just yet.  I'll PM you when I'm ready, but please do save a set for me if possible.  Thanks Trev. smile

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