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  1. #351
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmfat
    longhaul, you shoulda told me dude was givin ya flak on that budget SS thread. ida set him straight.

    If you're talking about 1spd,it was a misunderstanding,and on my part,h's kool Not only is he kool,he's driving down from Knoxville come June and he,Andrew,(possibly) Dave and I are piling up the bikes in two rides,heading down to Blacksburg (one of my all time favorite places to ride) on a Friday to ride all day Saturday

    If you're talking about someone else...I musta missed it...
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    you know me. i dont bother with names. just feces.

    hopefully by the time humidity lets up ill be trail-able. and hopefully i learn how to climb by then. if i get climbing this season im definitely comin down for a ride.

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    There's always a cold Mtn Dew and a good bit of singletrack'n for you here,my friend,come on down
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    ew. mt. dew. nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmfat
    ew. mt. dew. nevermind.

    It's awe-ite...we got's Pepsi,Coke,and a few others too

    Killer ride today on the Jabber (and by that I mean ,while trying to keep on the Redline's wheel while a 21 year old Andrew was at it's helm-which I did most of the day,LOL-I almost died 16 times-one for each year older I am from him )
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    good to hear man. altho i still might bring my own, unless you got a place that has raspberry snapple. its kinda hit and miss here.

    and sweet on the ride. good to know you can still be a wheel sucker, eh? not too surprised as your a sucker in general .

    so i switched out to a 185 rotor. figured it might help. it wont. i was able to cause rub just by puttin about 15 pounds (if that) of pressure on the fork leg with my thumb. so ill prolly just get used to it. maybe ill get lucky and this one'll fit the scout and the odis wont have this problem (prol not as they are the same fork). still a nice fork and a great purchase. (ty wish i were riding!)

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    I think we can accomidate the Snapple (there'll be someplace that carries it ).

    Didn't just hang off his wheel all day (not counting the times I was dead and hacking/coughing from being outta shape ),I ran away and hid on a couple downhill sections

    Bummer on the rubbing...
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    eh. ill try the odis. if it dont work either, i still might just run it.

    maybe im just too fat for an odis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmfat
    eh...maybe im just too fat for an odis.

    Nah...I doubt that
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmfat
    forks gotta go. my wife actually told me yesterday that she liked my wheels. i asked wheels or tires (cause the tires are big pimpin, but the wheels are just wheels ya know?), and she said she liked the whole bike. not with the yellow fork now tho.

    have some brake rub due to lateral flex. is this normal? should i troubleshoot or live with it?

    longhaul, you shoulda told me dude was givin ya flak on that budget SS thread. ida set him straight.
    What? Fork's already gettin' axed by the wife? I think it looks fine!

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    more of a supporting vote. i want a true blackerwocky. she concurs.

    welp, it was either the 203 rotor or my crappy install. not a whisper after putting the 185 on there.

    sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmfat
    more of a supporting vote. i want a true blackerwocky. she concurs.

    welp, it was either the 203 rotor or my crappy install. not a whisper after putting the 185 on there.

    sweet.
    Paint it then.

    Glad to hear the brake issue is gone. I used 185mm on it, and it was always solid.

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    i really hate to "defile" it. if it fits on the scout ill keep it yellow. if not, i prolly will paint it.

    i think if it were an odis i wouldnt even blink. but since its a pitchfork, im very reluctant to paint it.

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    looks like the scouts headtube is 115, not the 130 i thought it was. no way the on-one'll fit, but the pitchfork shouldnt be a problem. i might actually have to run a spacer. i thought i wouldnt be able to swing it, turns out i got plenty of room.

    heres me with egg on my face.

    *super stoked*

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    my seat tube is FULL of rust!



    havent had it built 3 weeks yet.



    what do i need to do to save my frame?

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    too much talk...not enough pics

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    G: I have no idear other than to ride it like you stole it

    ebineezer: Here's one of my 2 week old (+/-) Jabber with my new yesterday (in the shop being built)/today (brought it home) Bander
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    ask and ye shall recieve.

    cant get pics of the pool of rusty sludge above the BB.
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    whelp, i guess the r-tech tubing only matters on the exterior.

    i wish they would not imply it doesnt need frame saver.

    cant fault them for my ignorance, i guess.

    im just gonna take it to the shop and have him clean it up. labor rates be damned.

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    previously posted....now in Gravel Grinder Mode




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    Longhaul LIKES! (he likes all things green and Jabber)
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    This is my first ever build, and I'm very proud of it. I'll post a full parts list if anyone is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tylernim



    This is my first ever build, and I'm very proud of it. I'll post a full parts list if anyone is interested.
    I'm interested

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    Yes please! Nice build!
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    20" Frame
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    What's the weight for total bike on these?? Anyone?

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    mine's bout 30 lbs.

    not the jabbers fault tho. big apple's on azonic outlaws w bb7's would hurt an A9C.
    crap! i gotta learn to climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmfat
    ask and ye shall recieve.

    cant get pics of the pool of rusty sludge above the BB.
    That is surface rust. Nothing that can't be treated. Pull the parts off the frame and hit it with some Frame Saver. After a wet ride or wash down, I squirt some WD-40 in the drain hole on the bottom of the BB shell while it is inverted, then let it drain. Usually collects and excess water that way.
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    Mine, the latest pictures in the thread, is about 22 lbs. I have yet to get my hands on a bike scale, though.

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    i used a gun cleaning kit to get the seat tube.

    im gonna frame saver my new one, but the black one im just gonna let alone. maybe the r-tech will allow surface rust, but inhibit the growth of deep rust.

    course, if i move to rhode island, i might change my perspective.
    crap! i gotta learn to climb.

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    Jabberwocky

    I posted this Jabber in another thread already but figured she belongs here too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by attomixt
    What's the weight for total bike on these?? Anyone?

    26 and change (my Bandersnatch is about 3-4 lbs heavier,FWIW)
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    Been built for a while but never been posted before

    Here is "Felix the Cat"

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    Ill add my build write up if anyone wants to see it.

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    NICE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    NICE!

    Thank you sir!
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    Indeed, sheepo, right on! Great color combos. I recently threw a Niner Carbon fork on my Vassago--love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669
    Thank you sir!
    No need to,your Jabber deservs the praise
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    Nice lookin sled. Are those silver or white spokes? I love the murdered out look
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    Just built this up a couple of days ago! I think the Niner fork is there to stay. Limited ride time but love it so far!

    The 2nd photo is comparing the Wet Cat geometry vs. Dry Cat.





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    Thx! They are white spokes. It's actually a wheelset off of a Superfly 100.
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    Sweet! I want white spokes for my set of race wheels but the 40$ for a box of 20 is a little absurd. And that's after my bike shop employee discount!
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    I'd get a $3 can of spray paint and do it myself.

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    Quick picture of my Jabberwocky....


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    ..and a picture of my wife's...


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    my jabber

    here's my jabber.
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    all these pics of clean SS jabbers in the back yard are kinda concerning me.....
    here's the next to latest iteration of mine:


    I just put a squishy fork on it so needed a good test. 8,700 feet to 12,000 feet and back down through a whole bunch of loose rocks in about 10 miles did the trick. Now the Brooks B-17 went back on and its about to get modified.
    also, a couple weeks ago it was in fat front mode:

    That's right, the ODIS fits an Endomorph in a rhynolite rim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by campredcloudbikes View Post
    all these pics of clean SS jabbers in the back yard are kinda concerning me.....
    it's finally dry here on the central coast!!!

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    I have a 2010 Jabberwocky and I just changed my front tire to an Ardent 2.4. It's sweet. I want to change the rear to an Ardent as well, but the 2.4 is too fat on my Mavic TN-719 rims.

    Will an Ardent 2.25 fit on this rim in the rear with decent clearance? Anyone have any pics? I don't like the axle all the way back if I can avoid it.

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    Is vassago out of business? I wish to join your cause

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    Quote Originally Posted by robtre View Post
    Is vassago out of business?
    Nope. They managed to survive.

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