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    Clear film is a good idea. There are kits available in clear for chainstay and cable rub areas as well. With that much chipping already I would just touch up the spots.

    Re Luddite, it is a hard tail, with mechanical brakes... Albeit with 29inch wheels and modern geo. Maybe that makes me an "enlightened Luddite"
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    That is a shame, with the rear of my bike up by the seat stay and seat tube meeting starting to have 8-9 chips all the way down to the metal I dont think this bike will last as many seasons as I want it to without going and getting a new powder coat job done on it. Or I can let is keep going and go with the "surface of the moon" look .
    Would love to see pictures of the damage. If you've got damage by the y-yoke on top of the rear stays, it sounds like you've got rocks and debris getting stuck in your tires/mud and then striking the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVJon75 View Post
    I'm wondering if I got the right size. My frame is a large and I'm 6'2" with long arms and a 36" inseam with my riding shoes on. I got the notion to try a short stem (70mm) but it feels a bit short. A 90mm stem feels just right. Also my seat is about 4 inches higher than my bars. Should I have a longer TT so I can run a shorter stem? I don't see how you can just throw a shorter stem on with your normal TT length.
    If I decide on an xl frame I will have a white L for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMilkExpired View Post
    Would love to see pictures of the damage. If you've got damage by the y-yoke on top of the rear stays, it sounds like you've got rocks and debris getting stuck in your tires/mud and then striking the frame.
    Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics it is all I have. But here you go. anyone else seeing this? The bike is not even a year old and ride time is split between this and 3 other bikes.
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    Clearly you've got lots of wear spots. How many miles have you logged on it? My frame looks pristine aside from some rubber transfer from my shoes.

    Brings up a good topic, how many mils is the coating?

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    Between 300-400 miles. Just replaced the racing ralph tire on the rear and it was not warn all the way out so Im just guessing on distance.

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    Re Mils I'm guessing here as I have not checked this (I do have a mil gauge once I get a thru chip I'll check it out!) However as I deal with coatings in my day to day job I'm thinking around 10 at most. I'm not sure its the mils that's important but the hardness of the coating.

    The paint seams almost soft. Whereas the paint on my RM is very hard. On a recent bail the handle bars managed to swing all the way around and the end of my brake caliper (I think it was that) hit the top tube where it appeared to almost "push" the paint. Fortunately not all the way through... A dab with a colour matched enamel will fix those up just fine.
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    Wow... that is some bad chipping. Not seeing anything like that on my blue Nimble.

    My frame probably has about the same amount of ride time as yours, although I don't get too many rock strikes on the trails where I usually ride it.

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    AOK - I've got a blue Nimble, too, with no issues. (Bought early 2011). Wonder if they changed painters?

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    Maybe I'm late to the game, but I found out this past weekend my 2011 blue Nimble glows in the dark!

    No paint issues on mine by the way.

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    I wish I didnt have any issues. I did send "The Bros" a message on facebook asking if they had any color match touch up paint. They said they would check and asked for my address, so hopefully that means there is some on the way. Just wish it was not so stinking soft of paint.

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    My feet have rubbed the paint off the chanstays and seat stays.

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    The paint on my frame is all beat up. I'm considering a new powder coat this winter. I don't think there is anything wrong with my paint; I'm just really hard on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    The paint on my frame is all beat up. I'm considering a new powder coat this winter. I don't think there is anything wrong with my paint; I'm just really hard on the bike.
    Just means you're using it for what it was made!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldooka View Post
    Wheels: Sun Ringle Charger Comps (soon to be swapped out for Canfield's)

    Brakes: Avid BB7, Speed Dial SL
    I think you would be better off the keep your current wheels and upgrade to hydraulic brakes. From that set up it looks like you will be riding down more than up, and having hydraulic braking power will be nice. BB7 is a great mechanical brake, but they are no match to a decent set of hydraulic brakes. The Canfiled wheels will likely be heavier than your current wheels too.

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    There's nothing special about Canfield wheels. Pretty heavy at 2000+ grams. Add in a few more $$ and get Flows.

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    Can anyone with gear chime in or snap a pic of how you ran your cables down the top tube. Mine on has a "slot" for one just wondering what everyone was doing as far as zip ties or what? Thanks.

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    Can snap a pick later but yup just zip tie.

    Re wheels. I think the Canfield wheels are much better than the SR's they are super quiet, that alone was worth the change the SR's are noisy to the point of distraction. They run soooo smoothly I believe the bearings are of better quality and they are lighter to boot. I highly recommend them over the SR's, Flows were too expensive to import to Canada. Plus I thing the hubs were of similar quality to the SR's. Sean gave me a great deal.

    Re brakes, nah, I'm good, the new larger rotors and tweaked levers give me the one finger breaking I was after and I love having a mech bike. Ill get the hydros when/if I ever get one of those gee whiz dual squishies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    There's nothing special about Canfield wheels. Pretty heavy at 2000+ grams. Add in a few more $$ and get Flows.
    They are very strong.

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    Added a bit of new bling:



    Lighter than the thomson, prettier, easier to adjust. Not sure yet if there's anything to the material yet. Despite it being just a post, Eriksen does beautiful work and was really easy to work with!

    I really need some fatter rims. A set of Flows (or P35s?) is the next purchase most likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1035 View Post
    Added a bit of new bling:



    Lighter than the thomson, prettier, easier to adjust. Not sure yet if there's anything to the material yet. Despite it being just a post, Eriksen does beautiful work and was really easy to work with!

    I really need some fatter rims. A set of Flows (or P35s?) is the next purchase most likely.
    The post will make a difference in the ride quality. They are buttery smooth compared to a Thomson. I had the straight version on my Nimble before I swapped it for a dropper post.

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    So I put some gears on the old SS nimble nine day before yesterday. It feels like a whole new bike and I have a feeling that it will really increase my range on this bike. I was stuck at the around 50 miles range before my legs went into the F you mode. I really like how I can choose either.

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    Look what the UPS dropped off!



    I'll post pics after I install it on my 9...

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    Didn't I read earlier in the thread that XTR's aren't recommended due to chainstay clearance? Could be wrong. Nice cranks, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    Didn't I read earlier in the thread that XTR's aren't recommended due to chainstay clearance? Could be wrong. Nice cranks, though.
    These are 170mm arms (spin-spin), so they should be fine...

    If not :banghead:

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