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    Smile Lets see those Vassago Jabberwocky builds....

    O.K. I'm in the process of building up an 18" Black Jabberwocky. I'd love to see some pictures of anyone out there so I can get some ideas. Thanks so much for any help.

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    mines a 20" Orange one... i'll get you some pics soon.

    orange... black... and a touch of silver.
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    I don't have a good pic, but we helped my sister build a black Jabberwocky. We built it with an all black and touch of silver look.

    Black Vassago frame
    Thomson seatpost and stem (black)
    carbon bar + black grips
    American Classic 29er SS wheels
    Truvativ Stylo SS cranks
    WTB Rocket V saddle (black/silver)
    Silver Chris King headset
    Black Reba Race 29er
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    None more black







    18" Jabberwocky black w/pitchfork (now ODIS - same fork, different name).
    DT 240S/Stan's 355/DT Supercomp wheelset.
    Formula Oro Puro Brakes
    Thomson Seatpost and Stem
    Chris King Headset
    Middleburn Crank
    Crank Bros Cobalt Bottom Bracket
    WTB seat and tires (not pictured)
    Endless Cycles cogs (not pictured)
    Ergon Grips
    Easton Monkeylite XC 3/4 rise bars.

    I love this bike.
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    I'm thinking about building a white one soon..
    I'm hoping to build a bad ass one for $2,200 or less..
    What happens in Vegas....I brag about for years....

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    I'm digg'n the Hooters jersey... solid work bro...
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    Darkwing Duck. Awesome build. What's the weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shalesjr
    Darkwing Duck. Awesome build. What's the weight?
    Thanks.


    It weighs about 23.5 lbs.
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    Here's one that didn't used to be black

    Now it is after I added a little crotch clearance by moving the cable guides for a smaller rider.
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    all aboard the shortbus!

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    Mmmmm Jabber!

    heres mine...

    about 23 lbs with very burly wheels...
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    Here's mine... in progress... This is everything I have so far. I've also got the wheels, stem, bars ordered. Should be built in about 3 weeks.
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    The only pictures I have are from SSUSA last Friday.

    But it has been renamed the Jabberhonky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    heres mine...

    about 23 lbs with very burly wheels...

    Is that a Garmin mounted below the bottle cage?

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    DWD how tall are you? I've been told to order a small. I'm 5'9" but do not like the idea of a long stem to adjust cockpit. I know the site says I should get a small, but I'm leaning toward an 18. Just checking to get your perspective since you own and ride one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Pattersnap
    Is that a Garmin mounted below the bottle cage?
    It's one of thease....
    Read my BLOG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    Aha, that makes much more sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie
    DWD how tall are you? I've been told to order a small. I'm 5'9" but do not like the idea of a long stem to adjust cockpit. I know the site says I should get a small, but I'm leaning toward an 18. Just checking to get your perspective since you own and ride one.
    Thanks,
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    Paulie....Hey, Todd emailed me yesterday. wants to know if I want a bike. Hey, I will keep in mind what you had said about the Jabber.....Seriously, If you think you may want to unload it after your tear down of the Badger, I may just hold on for a few months. Those Jabber's look pretty cool...I like the frame geometry.
    I'm afraid you may become attached to it and may want to keep it in your quiver!
    I think I would lean towards the 18 also. I like the longer TT over a long stem myself.
    Stand over shouldn't be a problem.
    Road Nisene yesterday, did the usual ST. Felt pretty good!
    Tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjay
    jjay,

    do you know the weight of your build? very nice!

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    Is that the 2008 frame? Are there any cable guides for a 1x9 setup?

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    About eight months old.
    Pretty heavy but then again chromoly cranks and a solid spindle will do that for ya, plus it's cheaper to loose weight than build a light bike.
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    PoorBehavior: Nice Jab! Are they On-One Fleegle bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkrax
    jjay,

    do you know the weight of your build? very nice!
    sorry bro, I don't know exactly - I think about 22lbs as pictured though.

    I would weigh it for you, but I took the FOX off to put on my Optimus Ti.

    I need to buy another fork, and another set of brakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7daysaweek
    Here's mine... in progress... This is everything I have so far. I've also got the wheels, stem, bars ordered. Should be built in about 3 weeks.
    is this Jab finished yet?

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    its the one on top



    jabber frame
    black sheep ti fork
    hopes on arches (i9's ordered)
    white ind. cranks/32t chainring
    crossmark r/racing ralph f
    formula oro bianco brakes
    boone 17t cog
    thomson masterpiece seatpost
    wtb devo carbon seat
    truvativ carbon riser bar
    titec pluto carbon stem
    esi foam grips
    king headset
    xpedo ti/ti pedals
    fsa team issue chain
    phil wood ti bb

    last weighed 20.37 lbs with bottle cage
    hoping to be under 20 when the new wheels get here

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    Nice Jabber

    Shockstar I was at a Garage sale that had a bike just like the jabber on top. Super color. Almost bought it. But decide to go with a Bandersnatch.

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    someday that thing'll get dirty

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    I am Dreaming of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by damian777
    PoorBehavior: Nice Jab! Are they On-One Fleegle bars?
    Thanks, and yeah they are fleagle's. I have some Mary's I am going to give a shot as well.
    Well, that is as soon as Uncle Sam lets me loose for a while.

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    7daysaweek, I'd like to see your build. I'm gonna build w/ either a WB or ODIS fork. Looks like you'll have a sweet bike on your hands!

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    Hey all, is any of you using a QR? If yes could you post pictures? Thanks

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    Did you get the frame/fork set? I was wondering if Vassago will allow me to combine with a different color fork. I want the white frame w/ black fork.

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    Jabber

    My bike will be finished up tomorrow and I'm going to FLY back home to try and pick it up before the shop closes tomorrow. If I'm successful pics will be up tomorrow, if not friday morning.

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    Anybody have good pics of an 18" Jabberwocky? I'd trying to picture myself on it for a possible SS project in the near future!

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    18" Jabberwocky (FINALLY FINISHED!!!

    18" Jabber, custom built DT Swiss wheelset, White Brothers Rock Solid Carbon fork, Monkeylite SL's, Stylo Crank, Thomson stem/post, BB7s.

    LOVE IT!!!
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    Nice build

    Here's mine 22lbs even


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    Sorry to hijack an old thread but just wanted to show my bike for the first time. Just a crappy cameraphone picture but hopefully that won't mind.

    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/2218868/

    Most of the parts are taken from my old ride which was 2005 rig, ridden only from the last year. I've upgraded the cockpit with new shorter stem from kcnc and with monkeylite handlebar. My legs are relatively long so i had to get a 500mm post for me.

    I feel like that more or less every bike has too much standover for me or are just too low. Maybe next one will look a bit better and I get to shave off some grams from seatpost.

    With a little weightweenie in me I really can't weight it or else I would get the obsession to get it under 10kg mark. It's pretty much stock Rig2005 so its not that light or bling, just the best bike i've owned so far.

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    Here's my Jabberwocky

    Here is a bad angle pic of my Jabber. I put the Vassago fork back on it the other day and I must say it is a really nice steel, especially for the money. I will try to post a pic of the current build later today.

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    ... and if we just ... As promised, my new 2008 Jabber 18"

    Some parts I kinda threw on there and will be upgraded soon. Im loving Vassago fork offset! Goodbye toe overlap!

    Specs:

    Avid BB7 w/ SD7 levers
    SRAM cable kit
    Vassago ODIS black
    Chris King black headset
    Thomson X4 stem 90mm
    Titec Enduro XC bars
    Oury lock on grips
    Thomson Elite 410mm post
    WTB Pure V saddle
    Salsa lip lock silver
    Race Face Evolve ISIS cranks soon to be Middleburn RS7
    Salsa 32T chainring soon to be Middleburn Uno
    Shimano PD520 soon to be Crank Brothers Candy SL
    SRAM PC870 8-sp chain
    Gusset 18T cog SS conversion kit soon to be CK stainless steel
    Alex TD17 front & ZTR Flow rear both w/ LX hubs soon to be Spinergy Xyclone white
    Chase titanium cage bolts
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    Mine looks like the negative of yours.
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    Here's my Jabberwocky

    Vassago 18in frame
    Vassago steel fork (previously had the first generation Black Ops carbon fork)
    paul hubs/alex rims
    old xt cranks and bb
    old xt brake levers
    avid bb7 brakes
    salsa cromo stem
    salsa shaft seatpost
    salsa low rise carbon bar
    old school san marco saddle
    geax saguaro tires
    ergon enduro grips

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    That's a fresh "Capt. Bob" photo!

    I see you must have taken this photo today.

    The butterfly gives it away!
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    that's right. good eye Ted.

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    Nice, it's the Bizarro Jabber even w/ white cable housing!

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    Looks like you are using ENO cranks, did you have problems with the torque on the driveside crank bolt? Im using 68x113 shimano un26 and the lockring rubs with the BB cup stalling the entire crank. Should I be using a longer spindle? WI suggested a 68x113.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnachos
    Looks like you are using ENO cranks, did you have problems with the torque on the driveside crank bolt? Im using 68x113 shimano un26 and the lockring rubs with the BB cup stalling the entire crank. Should I be using a longer spindle? WI suggested a 68x113.
    I have run a 113mm BB with my ENO's on a Jabberwocky and the cranks lock ring never came close to rubbing the fixed cup of my BB.
    Are you SURE your's is a 113mm???

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    Oh me oh my, I showed the bb to my LBS and the axle is offcentered! The spindle is recessed on the driveside by at least 5 mm. Can't believe i didnt notice. It's 113 mm but clearly more spindle is showing on the nondrive side. Defect! No more UN26's for me!

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    I love them all. Been working overtime/doubletime for months now. I look at your jabbers at break time. I can stand it no more. Must buy wocky soon

    Humm..pitchfork or carbon?

    Need medium in most any color by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Bob
    Vassago 18in frame
    Vassago steel fork (previously had the first generation Black Ops carbon fork)
    paul hubs/alex rims
    old xt cranks and bb
    old xt brake levers
    avid bb7 brakes
    salsa cromo stem
    salsa shaft seatpost
    salsa low rise carbon bar
    old school san marco saddle
    geax saguaro tires
    ergon enduro grips

    Captain Bob
    Cap. Bob - Could you tell a big difference between the carbon fork and the steel fork? Nice build, BTW.

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    i just joined the family i saw a deal on a used jabber that i could not pass up.
    i think the weight is around 25 with some very heavy wheels. i am going to mess around with the bars a bit. not sure i like the current set up

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    Hey, Cap, how much did you pick that up for? There is a used one for sale here and I'm wondering how it's priced.

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    i paid 150 for the frame. since i neede a new seatpost, he alos sold me the post and salsa liplock for an additional 15. everything else came off my monocog, and everything except the wheels were upgrades. the wheels are next when i can afford them.

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    My Vassago, at 11,500 feet on the Colorado trail.

    Custom powdercoat paint. Its a metallic cool charcoal.



    Reba SL, wtb speed disc wheels, xt / xtr 1x9 set up. Probably not the lightest. I think I am around 28lbs with the nevgal tires.

    Stans wheels and hope hubs coming in the next few months. Once I sell my 26ers off.
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    my latest build

    before going back to rigid


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    Everyone has told me not to put a Reba on the Jabber. How do all you all like the Reba/Jabber setup?

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    My Jabber




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    i really like it. I dont know why a reba would be a bad thing. Its a great fork. And im normally a fox guy.
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    Not yet built up, but so far so good.
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    I have a Reba on my Jabber too. I have no problems with it. Steering is ok and toe overlap is not an issue.

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    posting again since i deleted my old picturetrail account

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    Great looking bikes, I've got a 20" white frrame/fork on order, supposed to ship next week. I've got all the parts, just need the Jabber

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    Blackerwocky

    Here's mine. Not the greatest photos, but I'm posting this primarily for anyone who's on the fence about an 18" vs. 16" frame. I'm 5'9" on a good day (and in riding shoes). I was a bit confused by the sizing of these frames and had to make a decision without being able to try them out for size.

    I chose the 18" frame because I like a stretched out riding position, didn't want to run a long stem, and didn't want a super long seatpost sticking out of the seat tube. You can see from the photo that the amount of seatpost showing looks about "normal." The stem is a 110mm. The bike fits really well and feels great.

    I'm using an XT quick release on the rear wheel and have had no problems with it staying tight. Taking the rear wheel off is a little bit of a hassle because I have to dial out the tensioning screws to get the wheel off, then fiddle with them again to get the wheel back in place.

    Someone posted a closeup shot of an ODIS fork leg with a cable holder thingie on it. Is that an aftermarket stick-on cable holder? If it's some sort of stick-on thing, I'd like to get one. My fork is getting a lot of cable rub from the cable being zip tied on there.

    I bought the frame and fork used from Addictive Cycles and they were great to deal with.
    I don't have an accurate weight, but using the bathroom scale it comes in around 26 pounds.




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    Easton EA70 bar
    Giant short bar ends
    Oury grips
    Sinz headset
    Thomson Elite setback post
    Salsa seatclamp
    Fizik Gobi saddle
    Stronglight 32t singlespeed crank
    Stronglight bottom bracket
    Speedplay pedals
    DT 7.1 (or something...can't remember) rims
    American Classic singlespeed hubs
    Avid BB7
    old SRAM levers
    King aluminum 17t cog
    Exiwolf in front, Nanoraptor in rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by justanotherbikegeek
    ...Someone posted a closeup shot of an ODIS fork leg with a cable holder thingie on it. Is that an aftermarket stick-on cable holder? ....
    here's some:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ose+Guide.aspx

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    man i sure do wanna build one next year!!!
    nice rides,guys,keep em comin
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    Any of you guys using Continental MTN King 2.4's? Checked the website and they suggested muddy 2.3's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnachos
    Any of you guys using Continental MTN King 2.4's?
    Yes, the 2.4 it's not really a 2.4, more like a 2.2, (but it's plenty especially for a rigid) and you'll be fine. Also used the Halo Choirmaster 2.35, really a 2.35, it was a bit much for the mud, just fantastic for anything else.

    For the record I'm using the MK on a Flow rim, while the Halo was on a narrower Mustang rim.



    ps got me some mud guards after that ride

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    ive run the Kenda Nevgal 2.3 on my vassago. Nice, but they are super heavy.

    Right now im running the specialized fast trak pros. its a 2.0, but a really big 2.0. Feels like a 2.2.

    I love how fast the fast traks are. I use them on the oad for commuting, and on the smoother XC trails.
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    Here's mine... again.

    Some updates to mine. Still loving it like the day it was new.
    Now featuring: King BB, Boone ring and cog, XT cranks.
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    Here's a few bad and dirty pics of my Jabber. I've since cleaned it and she's even better looking now. I love having the original color Jabber but it really clashes with the blue that was on my Dean. Oh well, she may be an ugly duckling, but she's MY ugly duckling. And I wouldn't give her up for anything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dblspeed
    Yes, the 2.4 it's not really a 2.4, more like a 2.2, (but it's plenty especially for a rigid) and you'll be fine. Also used the Halo Choirmaster 2.35, really a 2.35, it was a bit much for the mud, just fantastic for anything else.

    For the record I'm using the MK on a Flow rim, while the Halo was on a narrower Mustang rim.
    I'm running dual MK 2.4s on flow rims as well...plenty of room and a nice ride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lunarprobe
    I'm running dual MK 2.4s on flow rims as well...plenty of room and a nice ride.

    nice! btw have you tried the rampage as a front tire?

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    I don't know, that blue and green is kind of novel. Doesn't bother me at all. Wish you could still get a Jabber in that color.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_FLMB
    Here's a few bad and dirty pics of my Jabber. I've since cleaned it and she's even better looking now. I love having the original color Jabber but it really clashes with the blue that was on my Dean. Oh well, she may be an ugly duckling, but she's MY ugly duckling. And I wouldn't give her up for anything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dblspeed
    nice! btw have you tried the rampage as a front tire?
    I just mounted a rampage on the front of my Canzo (with a Saguro on the rear). Looks like a nice tire, but don't have any miles on it yet. Not as much volume as I was expecting (though on narrower arch rims), but don't need a ton of volume on the full squish.

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    Rampage not as much volume? Maybe it's just me but I've got Archs and Rampages and they look pretty fat to me for a 2.35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnachos
    Rampage not as much volume? Maybe it's just me but I've got Archs and Rampages and they look pretty fat to me for a 2.35.
    Oh, I'm not saying that it looks skinny, jut not that fat compared to a lot of my other tire/rim combos. All of these are purely eyeball comparisons with mostly wider rims. It looks massive compared to the Jones ACX's 2.2s on my wife's American Classics. It looks a little bigger than an XDX on a Rhythm rim, and just slightly larger than an ACX 2.2 on a Rhythm rim. It looks about the same as a Saguro 2.2 on an Arch rim and the MK 2.4s on Flow rims. I'm sure it would look a little fatter if I threw it on the flows.

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    Jabber Nuts

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    Looks like Jabber Nuts on your rig, what do you think of them?
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    Here's a 1x9 in white:

    I-Motion 9 hub, FU bars, Thudbuster, it's a fashion statement:
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    Sorry slightly OT thread hijack I have no pics but I do have a quick Jabber question for you owners...

    Is the 454.5mm (17.9") published chainstay measurement on the frame taken "middle of the slot" on the dropouts, or is that the shortest-possible measurement with the wheel all the way forward?

    Looking at these pics, it sure is a nice looking frame with the rigid fork, interesting to see the different wheel positions in the slots for the SS setups, some quite far forward, some not. Looks like a lot of adjustment, it would be nice to know what the "range" is. Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celt
    jmilliron,

    Looks like Jabber Nuts on your rig, what do you think of them?
    I think they are, they came with the frame. Work great.

    From today:




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    this will be the last one of mine. i *think* i am done for now. i actually have a white industries bb on the way, but that won't change the look at all.
    this is from a ride today. i was in baggies and a t-shirt today, and it was 13 degrees on monday. it was amazing today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canyonrat
    Sorry slightly OT thread hijack I have no pics but I do have a quick Jabber question for you owners...

    Is the 454.5mm (17.9") published chainstay measurement on the frame taken "middle of the slot" on the dropouts, or is that the shortest-possible measurement with the wheel all the way forward?

    Looking at these pics, it sure is a nice looking frame with the rigid fork, interesting to see the different wheel positions in the slots for the SS setups, some quite far forward, some not. Looks like a lot of adjustment, it would be nice to know what the "range" is. Thanks...
    That measurement appears to be right to the center of the dropouts. Measuring from the center of the BB shell to what would be the center of the hub axle in it's furthest forward position, looks to be approximately 445 mm, So you've got about two cm of total adjustment there. The "jabbernuts" tensioners add about 2 mm to that previous measurement because they've got a sizable head on them.

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    very recent updates to my Jabberwocky include Gordo/240s wheels with King stainless steel cog and Shimano SLX brakes to replace the crummy Juicy5 sets that were on there. I still need to trim the brake hoses as Shimano made them too long for a large size 29er. I'd hate to see if somebody installed this prebled set on a small 26er...





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    mine

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    Frame / Fork Vassago Jabber / Odis
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmilliron
    I think they are, they came with the frame. Work great.

    From today:

    Chain tension looks a bit slack from here, do you that on purpose?

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    This IS the next hubset I will use...haven't decided on hoops yet. Much lighter and smoother than the Kings I suspect? 240's make adjusting chainline a bit easier too.

    [QUOTE=madcap]very recent updates to my Jabberwocky include Gordo/240s wheels with King stainless steel cog and Shimano SLX brakes to replace the crummy Juicy5 sets that were on there. I still need to trim the brake hoses as Shimano made them too long for a large size 29er. I'd hate to see if somebody installed this prebled set on a small 26er...
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    This was after I built it in '07. Since then, tried a Reba on the front, but am back to riding it rigid in the rocky AZ desert.


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    dryheat? how do you like those wheels? I hear they are super light.

    Where in AZ are you? CrashFLMB (posted his green Jabber on page 3) and I also ride jabbers. Here in phoenix. I have decided we need to form "Team Vassago" and be elitists on jabbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celt
    This IS the next hubset I will use...haven't decided on hoops yet. Much lighter and smoother than the Kings I suspect? 240's make adjusting chainline a bit easier too.
    I'm sure both are very smooth. The fronts are close in weight but the King rear is about 100g heavier and has more engagement points. I don't really care much about engagement points or the "bling" factor the Kings provide. The Kings are damn nice hubs, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doughocker
    Very sharp looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dblspeed
    Chain tension looks a bit slack from here, do you that on purpose?
    Yeah, someone else commented on that recently. I haven't heard it slap around and its never dropped so I haven't bothered with it. I guess I have a straight chain line or something.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/10680290@N03/3120670981/" title="Jabberwocky 3 by tiflow_21, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/3120670981_3c1d1b602c_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Jabberwocky 3" /></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celt
    I don't know, that blue and green is kind of novel. Doesn't bother me at all. Wish you could still get a Jabber in that color.
    At first I didn't really like the color but it has grown on me...especially since it's the original color and unavailable now. My next bike is a Fisticuff...close if not the same color from what I've read and seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattKHS
    dryheat? how do you like those wheels? I hear they are super light.

    Where in AZ are you? CrashFLMB (posted his green Jabber on page 3) and I also ride jabbers. Here in phoenix. I have decided we need to form "Team Vassago" and be elitists on jabbers.
    Yo Matt! dryheat? and I ride together all the time. He's very smooth on the full rigid. Our pal cycljunkie is waiting on his to arrive this week. Then we can have a four man elitist Mrs. V group in AZ!

    Yeah baby! Yeah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_FLMB
    Yo Matt! dryheat? and I ride together all the time. He's very smooth on the full rigid. Our pal cycljunkie is waiting on his to arrive this week. Then we can have a four man elitist Mrs. V group in AZ!

    Yeah baby! Yeah!
    Hey Crash,
    There's a least 1 (me) Jabber rider up here in Preskitt, I've heard of one other, haven't met him yet. Plus there is Zach (semi-pro rider) riding his Optimus.

    Jabbers rule! I like the green/blue combo on yours

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    Easton EA70 flatbar and seatpost
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wampuscat
    Easton EA70 flatbar and seatpost
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    Very nice.........CF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowsCast
    That measurement appears to be right to the center of the dropouts. Measuring from the center of the BB shell to what would be the center of the hub axle in it's furthest forward position, looks to be approximately 445 mm, So you've got about two cm of total adjustment there. The "jabbernuts" tensioners add about 2 mm to that previous measurement because they've got a sizable head on them.
    So, Shadows thanks a lot for posting the info. Had to let you know...I pulled the trigger today and just ordered an '09 Jabber in NoneMoreBlack! This will be my new "steel/rigid/purist/ss" 29er setup, mostly with parts I already have (which are pretty dang nice and idle in the basement or getting stolen off another bike... ) Can't wait to do the build and I can add my pic to the show in a couple weeks if all goes well.

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