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    Am I the only one?

    With a 1x8 rigid 69er?

    I'm thinking yep.



    The Misfit FuBars and the 29x2.25 up front really smooth out the ride a lot!

    I think I need a bit longer stem, maybe flipped over.



    Color scheme? What?

    Thanks again for the wheel, 202cycle.

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    hah! i still have 2 of those frames!

    go ahead peel off that "7" sticker and let's see your true 'FORD' colors!

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    Do you still have the Ford Focus that came with that frame/bike?

    I'm sure there are a whole crapload of other guys with 1x8 69ers too btw. Still - pretty cool lookin bike you've got there.

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    Never had the car. I bought the bike used. It still had the original parts except for the wheelset and cassette.

    The fork was crap, and I couldn't a afford a decent sus fork, so I bought the vc used. The 29" wheel brings it back up to the original geometry nicely.

    The disc brakes were crap so I put on some BB7s and there you have it. Well, then I added a new cassette, stem, bars, bashguard and jumpstop.... crap, I've spent a lot on this bike!

    I don't like the Ford logo, but the frame is pretty nice... it certainly ain't gonna break at the headtube....

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    I like the character on your crankarm. is mean "fire" right?
    When it's time to go, is time to go.
    Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing

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    Man that looks painful...but I admit to being a wuss...LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    Man that looks painful...but I admit to being a wuss...LOL!
    It was painful with a 26x2.0 and riser bars, much better now.

    It's nothing like a good sus fork, but you learn to use a looser grip and your muscles adapt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiatkiat
    I like the character on your crankarm. is mean "fire" right?
    I guess so.... they are Truvativ's "Firex" model so that would make sense. They work fine, as does the original square taper Shimano BB.

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    Nice

    What's the a2c on the Vicious fork?

    Love the Fubar, wish I had one


    Quote Originally Posted by middy
    With a 1x8 rigid 69er?

    I'm thinking yep.

    The Misfit FuBars and the 29x2.25 up front really smooth out the ride a lot!

    I think I need a bit longer stem, maybe flipped over.

    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1Gel
    Nice

    What's the a2c on the Vicious fork?

    Love the Fubar, wish I had one
    It's their 29er fork with the 438mm a-to-c.

    The FuBar is great, get you one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by middy
    It's their 29er fork with the 438mm a-to-c.

    The FuBar is great, get you one.

    Thanks for that.

    More on the FuBar: experiencing any slippage? i.e., does the bar rotate around the stem clamp? There's an awfully big lever there...
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    No slippage. I would definitely get a 4 bolt stem and tighten it down real good.

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    Hey middy,

    I have the same stem and I used it with a Mary bar and this happened: Mary almost sent me to ER!

    I think the Fubar design is better than the Mary because it looks like the bend is farther away from the stem by a good inch and helps spread out the stress from pulling on the bar. My Mary flexed in that stem from day one. But the Mary to me was flexy from day one.

    Not sure what the cause of my failure was but you ought to check to see if you have any marks on your bar or if it flexes.

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    Not much flexing at all johnnyb. These things are thick-walled, I can't even use my bar-end plugs.... They're a bit heavier than the Marys, but I suspect they're tougher.

    Glad you didn't get hurt.

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    sweet ride

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