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    Raijin Build Thread

    It begins...
    all smiles!
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    I clicked for pics.....dammit, now I have to go and work instead of admiring the build.

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    Try this: HTFU

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    Sorry... couldn't contain myself. Build and a flood of pics tonight. I tried posting a photo but I'm mobile.
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    Teasers:
    at the shop





    over Lake Austin
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    That chainstay plate is HAWT, and do I spy etched logo's.....

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    very nice...VERY similar to geo on my Ti frame if i adjust for same fork size. never even heard of this bike till your post - good call

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    Thanks, Fo (never thought I'd say that)... I'm pretty stoked.
    Figuring she might want to get to know the town a bit, I took her up to an overlook of downtown Austin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koppuh Klyde View Post
    The next pic gonna be you laying in bed w/ it smoking a post coital cigarette?

    Thats my way of subscribing.
    I'd rather pass than explain that one to my wife.

    I did try to take her pic in front of the Jack at the liquor store (selecting my build fuel), but dood wasn't having it.
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    The next pic gonna be you laying in bed w/ it smoking a post coital cigarette?

    Thats my way of subscribing.
    I'm a ******bag in real life so I dont have to be one on the interwebz.

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    Frame shots:







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    Bummer about the non-PM brake non-drive side hanger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Bummer about the non-PM brake non-drive side hanger.
    yup... that and the PF30 are my only complaints, but i ain't about to let them fizzle my woo woo.

    i talked to Kona about it and what's pictured on the proto is a Big Unit dropout that isn't quite available yet, but you'd better bet that I'm already on the list.

    i've been tired of 4-bolt caliper mounting for a looooooooooong time. ever since brake mfrs standardized on PM to make front and rear calipers interchangeable (a smart move, IMO).
    if only bike mfrs would follow suit...
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    my local liquor vendor was much cooler... and had a better countertop
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    Can't wait for the build pics. Awesome frame, congrats!

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    Dear meltingfeather, can you tell me what is that size,
    Fantastic frame, congrats!

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    showed her how we do tomatoes in the lone star state
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    My 18" frame weighs 4 lbs. 7 oz. (2,013 g). I can't remember if it still had the extra slider on it... I think so, actually.
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    Almost complete... just need to strap up the brake hose and go over everything.
    18.5 lbs. (8,391 g) ready to ride with her light shoes on (2.2 Ravens, F/R)
    19.06 lbs. (8,646 g) as pictured
    Don't worry, AZ... it's a "road bike"




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    other pertinent info:




    sliders all the way forward:


    good tension on 33:19


    Weirwolf LT 2.55 (sliders all the way forward)


    Last edited by meltingfeather; 04-26-2012 at 07:52 AM.
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    Nancy wides are on the way as well.
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    Sweet Build, I like my FORM more but i think your supposed to like the thing you blew a lot of money on. Chainstay bridge piece is a cool feature

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    Looks great MF. The Niner fork is a nice match. And thanks for the measurements - I was thinking of leaving my Reba at 120mm out of curiosity but I'm now thinking it would be a waste of time (i.e. standover issues).
    ride natty ride

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    Dear meltingfeather
    can you measure, from center to top seat tube for me, please !!!

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    Very nice looking bike.......18.5 what a great weight.

    Great tour of Austin before the build to show it home. I love mine. Have fun with it....Cheers

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