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    26"+ Commute/touring/ kid duty Frame for parts swap

    Commute/touring Frame for parts swap - Cross posted in 26" forum but I did not get a tun of replies, so sharing here. The bike will be run as a plus or close approx 2.5-2.8" tire. It reads there:
    Hi folks, I am looking into purchasing a new frame for touring, commuting and pulling the Burley with the kids. I have a 2005 Jamis Dakar XC expert with full xt and lots of Chris King goodies and nice dt rims. Its 12 years old but with low miles. I'm going to swap the parts to a new frame, but I am torn which way to go. Here's the short list and I'd love some commentary.

    Surly Troll
    On-One Inbred(only 1 set of water bottle bosses.)
    Having a hard time getting frame only:
    -Jamis Dragonslayer 26+ (I now BB drop)
    -Haro Flightline 26+ (I now BB drop)

    What else? I am willing to run rigid or switch over the fox fork. it's ok a if I have to buy one or two parts, but just want to reuse as much as possible, as that is the point. Thanks your thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x3speed View Post

    What else?
    New standards for + bikes, boost spacing, 148 mm rear dropouts, boost crankset, yes you need it. What size is the old head set, new head set? How many mm is the seat post? What is the internal width of a rim fit for a 2.8 inch tire? 2005 and 2018 parts do not match up so well.

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    Indeed and the 26+ portion would be gradual. If I can avoid boost, that'd be great. I have a couple headsets and seatposts and stems and handlebars around. Wheels and drivers are the carry overs. You can find a bb adaptor for any conversion these days. So any suggestions or verifications would be great

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    Surly Instigator 2.0

    Available in frame only
    2 sets of bottle cages
    12x142 or 135QR (Single Speed option as well)
    Cromo steel is cool
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Ill see if I can track down pricing on an xl. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by x3speed View Post
    Ill see if I can track down pricing on an xl. Thanks!

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    Won't regret it. I mean hell, the Instigator 2.0 is the bike that invented 26+
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Yeah, my only question is, if I use it occasionally to commute, will it be too twitchy

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    Quote Originally Posted by x3speed View Post
    Yeah, my only question is, if I use it occasionally to commute, will it be too twitchy

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    Not sure I understand your usage of the word twitchy. The Gator is decently slack, so it should be the opposite of twitchy
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Look for some stability on the road vs faster turning it wheel flop.

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    wait, you mention towing a Burley trailer... what are you doing, go buy a Troll!

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