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  • Scott Octane FX2 Junkyard Rescue Project

     mariner09 updated 7 years, 12 months ago 6 Members · 11 Posts
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  • Muttley

    23 June 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Hi there folks,

    I “aquired” a Scott Octane FX2 Down hill bike that literally was being thrown out… it comes with a loads of fairly tasty goodies fitted to it (Rock Shox Judy Forks, Mavic Rims, Hope Hubs, O’Neil Bar Etc, Etc, you get the picture. It’s scary what some people throw away.

    Partswise its 99% there, it needs a seat and pedals but I managed to liberate a seat post for it.

    The big downer is the rear trailing arm pinch fitting on the pivot has been done up far to tight so its cracked the alloy at the critical points

    Anyway given that I also race landys for fun getting ally welded isn’t an issue so hopefully the beast will begin its ressurection. I’ll keep you posted in the interim of the projects progress.

    In the mean time I have to put up with this as my ride… 😉

    Raleigh MTrax FSV 1.0 full susser again this was being thrown out! Some elbow grease, some applied TLC, new cables and brake pads and this is the result, just fitted new tyres (brand spanking again being thrown out).

    Once the Scott is rebuilt the MTrax will remain as my XC / Training bike. I have a road bike in build as well.. guess what that was being thrown out as well that really is a frankenstein with about 6 bikes donating parts based on a Raleigh Draken racer frame I’ll post piccies later of this.

    What I’m looking for is some help in Identifying parts – one is from the Scott and thats the rear shocker – now this should have a resevoir attached (via the brass fitting) but that has gone west soo

    A) Can anyone identify it?


    B) if I can’t find a resevoir for it can i use a solid bolt in place of the brass hose fitting and run a slightly heavier grade of shocker oil?

    The other bit I’m trying to identify so I can service them is this set of anonymous fairly beefy forks

    Yes they are worn but if I can identify them then I can service them and get them going they should do me fine

    Thanks in advance..

  • n3ver3nder

    24 June 2009 at 2:22 am

    Christ! Where exactly are you finding this stuff?!? Doesn’t sound like any tip/junkyard I’ve ever been to!

    Good luck on getting the stuff sorted though 🙂

  • SeanO

    24 June 2009 at 6:16 am

    I presume they are motorcycle forks as Komine is a motorcycle clothing brand. Good luck with welding the frame but I don’t think I’d ever trust a frame that had broke before.

  • Muttley

    24 June 2009 at 7:56 pm

    The stuff is what people are throwing away… literally… without revealing too much lets just suffice to say I work in recycling 8) , I draw the line at re-selling (weirdly most of the lads I work with do as well) and all of us see that suitable finds are diverted from landfill to worthy and deserving causes when required – it is frightening what people do throw away and how wastefull our societey has become, I have seen week old appliances thrown out as they were the wrong colour!

    The MTrax took a LOT of elbow grease to get it looking as it does it was green and the steel work was very rusty having been abandonded in a garden for at least a year prior to being dumped. We live in a throw away societey, just because an item is declared an UN-ECONOMIC repair does not render it IREPAIRABLE in most cases given that I’m an engineer I enjoy the challenge.

    Yeah get what you are saying about trusting a welded frame but a) the weld is actually stronger than the metal and b) you don’t know the guy i know to tig weld.

    Komine also make pedal cycling gear as well, I’m ignoring the sticker though but these are deffo pedal rather than Motor …

  • yeungy

    24 June 2009 at 11:26 pm

    can i please have have those forks???

    and would you mind if you see anything else getting thrown out please please tell me.


  • Muttley

    25 June 2009 at 8:44 pm

    er… nope, they are shot anyway and need servicing hence the need to identify them so I can order bits.

    Where are you?

  • yeungy

    25 June 2009 at 9:00 pm

    er… nope, they are shot anyway and need servicing hence the need to identify them so I can order bits.

    Where are you?[/quote

    liverpool i would pay postage anyway, could you please tell me if you come across anything else please??

    do you have msn ?

  • Muttley

    30 June 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Forks have been identified!!!

    They are White Brothers UD180 Downhill Forks circa 1999

    Can now get them serviced. 😉

  • Gunner

    30 June 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Great news, keep the pictures coming as well, I really enjoy seeing these projects and I’m sure so do plenty of others.

    Can we have some pictures of the road bike. 🙂

  • Muttley

    1 July 2009 at 9:41 pm

    News on the road bike front… photos will follow shortly,

    The Raleigh Draken Frame that I was using (501 steel, ’80s style Racer) is to be replaced as I have bagged what I think is a Bontrager (now Santa Cruz) Rigid Frame instead circa early ’90s (alloy with pop rivited cable guides is the giveaway if I read it right), complete with Shimano STX RC Brakes and Gears, it is stupidly light.

    Someone has butchered the bottom bracket to get the crankset off for the alloy so that will need to be replaced but I’ll lend it the crankset from the Scott for the interim (Shimano Deore).

    Currently dry built and looking REALLY sweet at the mo with a set of City Jet Slicks that came my way on the Mavic rim from the Scott on the rear and an Alesa rim on the front. I will finish it tomorrow. But it feels like it is going to be a super light bike, ideal for commutting the 13 miletrip to work … 😯

  • mariner09

    26 January 2013 at 9:05 pm

    hi there im a newbie,

    I have recently got hold of a scott octane for 50 quid in great condiditon however i want to upgrade stuff for DH i am a rookie to all this tho.

    so my Q is – is there a way to put disc brakes on the rear of this bike as i dont have any rear mounts

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