Project 1: Part 7: Putting it back together

It's time for franken-bike to arise!

EJ

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This is part seven of an eight part project to upgrade a Moogle Hex fitness bicycle. If this is your first visit, you may want to get some background on this project by starting at the first post


Putting it all back together


Mongoose Hex reconstruction

Mongoose Hex reconstruction

  • I really like the Retrospec crankset. The 44T chainring barely misses the chainstay. It scrapes the frame when the frame flexes under load. I will change the 44 for a 38, giving more speed and more low end power.
  • the rear hub is a “Sturmey Archer 2-speed kickback hub with coaster brake”. I had his hub and wheel from an earlier project. I built the wheel myself. I’ll cover how I did it in another post.
  • Right now I’m running a 44T Crank and a 21T cog a ratio of 2.1:1. the 38T/21T will give me a ratio of 1.81:1. These measurments are for the direct drive. My 2 speed kickback will allow me to not spin out so much because it has two modes, a 1:1 and a 1.38:1. So on the high setting I will have an equivalent ratio of 2.5:1

Mongoose Hex reconstruction


  • I kept the same fork and wheel. I may change them out later. The wheel was only single walled but the weld seam was smooth and the wheel was true. It will work just fine until it doesn’t.
  • The Origin8 Quill Stem Adapter not only looks great, it makes a lot of updated steer and handlebar options possible.
  • I like the feel of the

Mongoose Hex reconstruction

Mongoose Hex reconstruction

Mongoose Hex reconstruction

Mongoose Hex reconstruction


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