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    NitrouSStickel

    Sometimes good things actually do come out of the bad.

    Leaving one riding season on a sour, painful note and returning the next more excited than ever, I've definitely gained more respect for the fact of just how lucky we are to be out there enjoying this awesome sport. Thanks to an awesome experience with a knowledgeable builder and friend, the helpful input of other friends, and an amazing, understanding wife- this opportunity to build such a sweet bike has came to be. I give you the NitrouSStickel.
















    If it will quit raining here this evening, I'll show you more. Otherwise you'll have to wait just a little longer.
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Looks great! Hopefully there's no one else in front of my build!


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    Tasty! The brown I9 is pretty nice as well.
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    nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter View Post
    Looks great! Hopefully there's no one else in front of my build!
    Thanks, however your removed from the build list until we receive a certain something in the mail. I'm just kidding ya

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    Tasty! The brown I9 is pretty nice as well.
    Thanks, it's actually their pewter though. Kinda more of a gunmetal really though. It does look kinda brown in direct sunlight.
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Killer!

    No gusset on the top tube/head tube, eh?

    Let's see some ride pics soon!
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    ok I am getting sick of seeing these. mostly sick that it isn't me posting pictures of my soon to come stickel. oh how I lament not having one.

    Thanks for the pictures, can't wait to see it built and in its natural environment.
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    I've been in touch with nitrousjunky since the start of the process with Steve, and man I can tell he's gonna have a ton of fun once this baby gets built up.

    I've been privvy to some additional features and all I have to say is Sha...........wing!

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    Definitely nice looking.... What type of riding are you building it for? Give us some "info" on what the specs are and what lead you to go with this particular build style. Have to say that I have become keenly aware of the toptube to seattube brackets that some bikes have and like it a lot! Just gives the bike a different look.

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    Here is what it looks like right now, I'll finish it up tomorrow (minus decals and probably the head badge pic).















    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic View Post
    No gusset on the top tube/head tube, eh?
    Steve knows how it will be ridden and it was designed to be stiff, so I trust that it won't need it (it would have been tiny anyway). It will see very little time rigid, if ever. If I go rigid, it will be with an Enabler and a Larry anyway. Plus I won't be attempting any of those crazy drops you execute anyway.
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregnash View Post
    Definitely nice looking.... What type of riding are you building it for? Give us some "info" on what the specs are
    It will see majority of it's life (if not all of it) in SS mode. Steve set out with the intentions of keeping the rear as short and stiff as possible while keep as large rear tire clearance as possible (I'm normally about 210-215lbs before gear). I did have cable guides placed so I can run IGH or 1xX if desired later on. A big part of my normal weekly riding is flowy singletrack here in Dupont State Forest. It will see a good bit of techy, rooty/rocky riding in Pisgah too. I wanted something that would handle some rough terrain if I put it there. However I won't be doing any large drops, catching any serious air, or doing anything crazy.
    I been experimenting (bike whoring) the last couple years with different geometry rigid/SS bikes. I've spent time on 2 Redline MCs, 2 Fisher Rigs, a Jabberwocky, OS Black Buck, Zion 737, and SS'ed my 08 G2 Xcal. Over that period of time and bikes, I decided I do not like steep head tube angles, long stays, or low bottom bracket heights. So I kept all of that in mind and discussed what I was after with Steve.

    Also while loving rigid forks on my SS bikes, I decided after trying to destroy my shoulder last year that it would probably best if I went with a squishy fork. Here is the details on my crash injuries (Seriously Busted up Shoulder). I felt a 120mm fork just wouldn't climb like I wanted with it is going on a SS, so I went with a 100mm. After reading some reviews on the new Terralogic, I thought it would work perfect for my climbing desires yet still be sweet descending. Also sounds like it does a sweet job of controlling brake dive.


    ETT is 24.875, HT angle is 69 degrees at 15mm sag, ST angle is 72 degrees at 15mm sag, BB height is 12.375 at 15mm sag, and I'll give you the exact CS length after I get it built (it's gonna be short).
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    and an amazing, understanding wife-
    Darn right!!!! LOL
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    That's purty! congrats man

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    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunno View Post
    Darn right!!!! LOL
    See I knew she would check my thread. Tis true though.
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post


    OOOOOO, sparkly!

    Makes me want a candy apple.

    150 rear?
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    well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel View Post
    150 rear?
    Nope, 135mm
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    Awesome. I may have missed it in a previous post, but what color is the frame exactly? Nicely done!!
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    Lime Juice Metallic
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Lime Juice Metallic
    I have a feeling this build is going to be at the top of my favorites list!
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    Well, it's "tomorrow." Where are the pics of the complete? I'll hold out on the + rep until quality pics are posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut View Post
    Well, it's "tomorrow." Where are the pics of the complete?
    Yep it is, however I'm at work for at least a couple more hours. The pics will be up this evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Yep it is, however I'm at work for at least a couple more hours. The pics will be up this evening.
    Looks great! Coming together nicely .... Cant wait to see the full build pics.

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    JEALOUS!!!
    That looks amazing! I can't wait for you to ride it. I know you've been looking forward to it for a long time. It's time for your patience to finally pay off! I look forward to the complete build, first ride pics, and the resulting ear-to-ear smile!
    Have fun Dude!!

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    Holy sht! You got what I think is the one of the coolest hardtails possible - in lime metal flake green!! I love that colour.

    Fine taste indeed

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    That bike is just -- right.

    Would really like to see the full geometry.

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    Getting close!

    Tomorrow- I'm setting up the fork, final cockpit adjustments, verifying that the brake levers are where I want them, and then wrapping the bars. Then it will just be left to decals and badge pic. Then the real fun begins!




















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    Whoa. Please don't ever get it dirty.

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    Build Specs, Tried to put as many local to the southeast or US made parts as I could (within reason)

    Frame - ByStickel
    Fork- Tapered 100mm Fox Terralogic 15mm axle
    Wheels- Industry 9 Pewter on Flows, Front Enduro 15mm hub & Rear Bolt on SS Enduro hub
    Brakes- BB7s, Jagwire Ripcords, and Avid clean sweep rotors
    Levers- Cane Creek Direct Curve
    Headset- Cane Creek 44
    Stem - Thomson
    Seat Post- Thomson
    Saddle - WTB Rocket V
    Seat Post Clamp- Salsa Fliplock
    Bars- Jeff Jones AL Loop Bar
    Grips- Ritchey WCS Foam
    Bar Tape- Fizik Microtek
    Crankset- Shimano Deore LX
    Chain Ring- Homebrewed Components 32T
    Cog- Homebrewed Components 2 piece 20T
    Chain- Sram PC 951
    Tires- Front Bontrager FR3 setup tubeless and Rear Bontrager Jones ACX Gumbi setup tubeless.
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Very very nice! A job well done! Beautiful frame and super clean build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Build Specs, Tried to put as many local to the southeast or US made parts as I could (within reason)

    Frame - ByStickel
    Fork- Tapered 100mm Fox Terralogic 15mm axle
    Wheels- Industry 9 Pewter on Flows, Front Enduro 15mm hub & Rear Bolt on SS Enduro hub
    Brakes- BB7s, Jagwire Ripcords, and Avid clean sweep rotors
    Levers- Cane Creek Direct Curve
    Headset- Cane Creek 44
    Stem - Thomson
    Seat Post- Thomson
    Saddle - WTB Rocket V
    Seat Post Clamp- Salsa Fliplock
    Bars- Jeff Jones AL Loop Bar
    Grips- Ritchey WCS Foam
    Bar Tape- Fizik Microtek
    Crankset- Shimano Deore LX
    Chain Ring- Homebrewed Components 32T
    Cog- Homebrewed Components 2 piece 20T
    Chain- Sram PC 951
    Tires- Front Bontrager FR3 setup tubeless and Rear Bontrager Jones ACX Gumbi setup tubeless.
    Well done. Prettier than anything I could ever possibly put together.

    That homebrewed cog is very cool. Let me know how you like the FR3 up front.
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    Nice! I have the direct curve levers on my KM, work very well with the BB7s.
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    Very nice. Liking the green

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Build Specs, Tried to put as many local to the southeast or US made parts as I could (within reason)

    Frame - ByStickel
    Fork- Tapered 100mm Fox Terralogic 15mm axle
    Wheels- Industry 9 Pewter on Flows, Front Enduro 15mm hub & Rear Bolt on SS Enduro hub
    Brakes- BB7s, Jagwire Ripcords, and Avid clean sweep rotors
    Levers- Cane Creek Direct Curve
    Headset- Cane Creek 44
    Stem - Thomson
    Seat Post- Thomson
    Saddle - WTB Rocket V
    Seat Post Clamp- Salsa Fliplock
    Bars- Jeff Jones AL Loop Bar
    Grips- Ritchey WCS Foam
    Bar Tape- Fizik Microtek
    Crankset- Shimano Deore LX
    Chain Ring- Homebrewed Components 32T
    Cog- Homebrewed Components 2 piece 20T
    Chain- Sram PC 951
    Tires- Front Bontrager FR3 setup tubeless and Rear Bontrager Jones ACX Gumbi setup tubeless.
    I see you Bar Tape on your list but there isn't any on the pics you posted. Post a pic of the handle bars taped up. Nice ride!

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    Nice ride, nitrous. Quite a step up from that Xcal. Man, I want a bystickel so bad....bike envy.

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    As we like to say up here............that bike is Wicked Nice!

    Ride the hell out of it sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo View Post
    I have the direct curve levers on my KM, work very well with the BB7s.
    I've ran the direct curve levers on two of my previous bikes with BB7s and loved them. Definitely my favorite levers and with Cane Creek being just down the road from me, it was a no brainer.


    Quote Originally Posted by ppfeifer View Post
    I see you Bar Tape on your list but there isn't any on the pics you posted. Post a pic of the handle bars taped up. Nice ride!
    Bar tape will be installed today, I'll post up pics after its on.
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    Beautiful build. Very well done.

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    That's more like it. Well done, sir.

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    Bar is wrapped and now I'm going on a bike path "shakedown" ride with the family. More pics later today.
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    I can already tell this bike is going to rock!

    Finished tweaking the cockpit and wrapped the bars today. Then took the bike out with the family for some easy bike path duties. SO ready to get it in the woods.







    Then out for a little shakedown ride



    Here's my little trooper, she put in over 10 miles of gravel and paved trails today (on an SS as well).


    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    How do you like the Loop Bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    How do you like the Loop Bars?
    Love them, glad I decided to grab those!
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    looks really nice Nathan! Very well done - I can't even imagine the excitement and anticipation as it was being built, and picking out each and every component.

    Maybe a tweak here or there until it is set right, but it sure looks like a winner in my book.
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    Awesome bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post


    Super slack & short rear - the bike of course Spot on

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    Awesome. Hopefully I'll see it in person around DuPont sometime. Congrats on the new ride.

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