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    Wow, nice work!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    This looks amazing. The proportions are perfect. Care to share more details on the geo (head angle, seattube angle), is the fork 140mm?
    Thanks! Took me awhile to settle on the numbers, and I haven't measured the angles since the frame was built. Steve and I were talking about a 69-degree HT and a 72 to 72.5-degree ST.

    The fork is a 130mm, but the frame was designed around a 120mm. I have it set up with a bit more sag than usual, and (wow!) it rides really well as-is. If/when I get a new air spring to reduce the travel, I'll also move the rear axle forward in the dropouts for increased friskiness...we'll see.


    BTW - the enduro bike you built looks awesome! I'm currently in the market and looking at production bikes, but haven't settled on one yet. Possibly a Trance/Bronson @ 650B, or Ripley/Atlas @ 29er. You like the 650B?
     

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    Updated a few things on this one: Converted the rear hub to 12x142mm TA, moved from a 18t cog to a Endless 19t cog and put on different rubber (Schwalbe Nobby Nic out back, Hans Dampf up front as always). Swapped out the e13 stock bb when it died earlier this summer for a RWC 30mm English threaded bb. Nice and smooth. Running Shimano's rotors now as well to mate up with the XTR Trail M988's. Also have only been running bottles, saddle tool roll and pump on the frame. Love this set up and glad to have that hydration pack off my back. Also went from Whisky No. 9 carbon rigid fork to a Fox Float. Shoulders are happy again. New juicy shots...

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    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    What sliders are those? Don't think I have seen TA sliders. What did you have in there before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ineff View Post
    What sliders are those? Don't think I have seen TA sliders. What did you have in there before?
    The sliders are Paragon Machine Works Hooded Sliders, with their Ti Bolt kit hop-up kit, and their Shimano style SS 12x142mm dropout inserts (post mount for the non-drive side as well). The hub is an older I9 Classic hub, and the axle conversion was really simple. The newer version (Torch Classic) just requires an end cap swap I believe. This older style required an actual axle swap and drive side spacer swap. I love PMW's sliders as it pretty much has an option for every axle, brake mount and hanger style available.

    Here's a close up of a slider off of another build for reference with the stock bolt kit - my drive side insert is one which does not have a hanger :

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    I really like those El Mariachi's. Had that frame been available when I built up my SS, it's what I would have used.
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    Some updates to my Ragley TD:1.

    Added a top cap that a friend made a prototype of for fun. Added some 2012-era XTR brakes and mated them with Hope floating rotors (this involved a lot of filing to get it to work with the Pace RC31 fork). Added some skinwall Onza Canis tires.

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    Default Re: Mountain Bikes of Velocipede Salon

    Great looking bike.

    Sometimes I wish we had some terrain for an ultra lightweight hardtail around here. I think I'd end up walking more than riding, or just be on gravels paths with a setup like that here.\
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    Great looking bike.

    Sometimes I wish we had some terrain for an ultra lightweight hardtail around here. I think I'd end up walking more than riding, or just be on gravels paths with a setup like that here.\
    What about Burnaby mtn? I lived in Surrey back in 95 and the XC was not bad-it may not be legal- there was this awesome rope swing...this was just the start of the cross-stuntry and there was a pretty good XC crod
     

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    @shirk: Thanks for the comments! If it makes you feel better, we wish for your terrain all the time here in Ontario :)

    I can't understand the amount of F/S bikes here though. You can rip on the trails around here with a hardtail (front suspension or not). I took a setup like this to Moab and Fruita. It was still amazing. I guess anything with big drops and a ton of rocks is where its not going to work so well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the bottle ride View Post
    What about Burnaby mtn? I lived in Surrey back in 95 and the XC was not bad-it may not be legal- there was this awesome rope swing...this was just the start of the cross-stuntry and there was a pretty good XC crod
    I've only ridden Burnaby Mtn once, but a rigid single speed still wouldn't be the great choice.


    When I think "rigid" bike I picture endless miles of this above. There is plenty of that back in Ontario. Out here I have to drive many hours to get to it.

    With Fromme only about 5 blocks of pavement/gravel paths from my house it's hard to ride anywhere else.
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    quick grab when I was almost finished building it a few weeks ago. Got a Moots setback post in it now. Fun bike. I like 650b.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    I can't understand the amount of F/S bikes here though. You can rip on the trails around here with a hardtail (front suspension or not).
    I feel the same way.

    Love those skinwalls!! Maxxis is making the Ardent in a skinwall now, if they'd make an Ikon too I'd be set!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    I feel the same way.

    Love those skinwalls!! Maxxis is making the Ardent in a skinwall now, if they'd make an Ikon too I'd be set!
    Thanks. Always liked the look of them. These are replacing my Racing Ralphs for now (which I absolutely love, so there is a good chance I may swap them back for racing season depending on performance). The tread on this is somewhat similar. The Ardent's look awesome but were a little aggressive looking for the trails around me.
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    Excited to see these big gumwalls. Might just treat myself this Christmas and replace my 7 yr old Nanos with a pair of Onzas or Ardents that'll hopefully get me through the woods for another 7 years.

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    Messed about with a long exposure earlier - Used a CREE LED front light on low power to paint-in the light.
    Not sure if these actually count as bikes right now, though...

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    Current incarnation:

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    This is my refinished Vicious Cycles 29er. It was bought used and battered and I rode it that way for a year until I knew I liked it enough to repaint. I also upgraded the parts from a mix of first gen XTR (soooo beautiful) to latest gen SLX (sooooo functional!), rebuilt my XTR hubs with Pacenti rims and did a powder coat/ vinyl decal repaint. I kind of regret not splashing out for a wet repaint and proper decals under clear coat, but I went cheap - oh well. Carl at Vicious blessed it with his new and fancy copper head badge that now adorns the HT - nice!

    The new rims and possibly the tubeless setup has pushed the rear tire closer to the chain stays, so I have just a few mm on each side before the tire rubs. Maybe I need to get a skinnier rear tire, but for now I will stick with the 2.2" Conti.

    I took it out this AM for a few hours and had many a smile. I don't ride MTBs much any more, but won't consider selling them, as they are such a blast to ride every once in a while.
     

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    Here's my 2001 Steelman Manzanita. I had Spectrum refinish it in 2011, and replaced the original fork and brakes then, too. Still rides great, but at times I am itching to try a bigger wheeled bike.

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