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    Verhauen....and so it begins

    I've had this frame on my wall for several months now and have finally started the build.
    Have most of the parts, still looking for a good deal on a set of wheels..
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    Drooling over that frame. Waiting to hear from my local Vassago dealer on pricing and fingers crossed I get my N9 frame sold soon.

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    yeah, I'm pretty stoked to get it built now that I've actually started....btw - I got an email today from Vassago saying frames would be back in stock and shipping this weekend...

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    My Small Curly's Gold VerHauen shipped today! Expected delivery 6/6/14! I'm super jacked to replace my Karate Monkey frame!
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    Verhauen....and so it begins

    Such a great company. I love my Verhauen.
    I have mostly deore/slx on it but it is getting slowly upgraded-new wheels are next.

    What's on your build parts list?

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    I love the way it rides

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    Verhauen....and so it begins



    Here's mine on race day.

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    So I'm 6'0 and a 32.5ish inseam and have a medium (per Tom) GOLD VerHauen with a 410mm Thomson seatpost.

    I'm just curious to how many inches or mms you guys have sticking out of the frame. In a shipping mix-up I didn't get my 12x142 dropouts so I haven't been able to mount the rear wheel and put it on the ground and get it all sized up. Just curious... thanks for the info!

    Don't mind that guy he's the local bike shop elf trying to install a belt drive system on my VerHauen (jk)

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    Verhauen....and so it begins

    I'm 5-9 3/4" also have a medium. Right now just have standard QR and I have no idea how far my seat is up. If it's up to high my back hurts, if it's a little lower I ride slower. But probably better for me.

    When I upgrade my wheels I'll be going with the 12x142 TA. Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antimike View Post
    So I'm 6'0 and a 32.5ish inseam and have a medium (per Tom) GOLD VerHauen with a 410mm Thomson seatpost.
    At 6'0" you should not be on a medium. At 6'2" I was very happy on a large Jabber with a decent amount of post sticking out. Differnet frame, but same basic sizing.
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    I am 6'1" and had a medium jabber and optimus ti. fit perfect. buddy has a large and although I could make due on it, the medium felt much better to me. results may vary.

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    Verhauen....and so it begins

    OP - Nice looking frame. Bet you will love it.

    I have really enjoyed my VerHauen so far (although my FS has been getting most of the rides lately).

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    Quote Originally Posted by antimike View Post
    So I'm 6'0 and a 32.5ish inseam and have a medium (per Tom) GOLD VerHauen
    Is the gold a new stock color? Looks interesting.

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    Very nice but out of my price range. what do you guys think about the Jabberwocky?

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    Yeah, brand new Curly's Gold! Frames started shipping Saturday. There looks to be other minor differences as well. antimike, do you have any detail shots?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelin View Post
    Very nice but out of my price range. what do you guys think about the Jabberwocky?
    Jabber is a great frame. Very nice SS.samd geo as Verhauen but I think it's CroMo and not stainless. Different feel but great and fun.
    I went with the Verheaun so I could run gears and it was my 40th birthday and I am not getting a new bike for a long time. So my extra money went to the frame and I will make upgrades over time.
    I say try to find it at a demo. You could call them or Facebook/email them and see where they will demo near you. Owners name is Tom Ament and is a very nice guy and he will answer any question for you.

    Just because it's cheaper it is still high quality-made in Taiwan and a very nice frame and ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_America1976 View Post
    At 6'0" you should not be on a medium. At 6'2" I was very happy on a large Jabber with a decent amount of post sticking out. Differnet frame, but same basic sizing.
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    I ride a medium at around 5-10 and I could probably ride the small but I liked the medium at the demo so went with it-vassago's owner agreed. I just had to play with seat height/translation and stem length and angle.
    It had a 110 flat stem I swapped it out for a 90 with 6* rise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davesauvageau View Post
    Yeah, brand new Curly's Gold! Frames started shipping Saturday. There looks to be other minor differences as well. antimike, do you have any detail shots?
    Looks like they ditched the red and green colors for now too. (Just looked at the website. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by davesauvageau View Post
    Yeah, brand new Curly's Gold! Frames started shipping Saturday. There looks to be other minor differences as well. antimike, do you have any detail shots?
    No real detail shots yet.

    One difference between this and the one I saw at the Whiskey Off Road is that the one I received has the black decal on the seat tube which actually has a cutout of that vassago guy. Pretty neat actually.

    Hopefully I can get some additional photos and get it together today to see how I like it. Even if it is just with a dummy bar.

    Kudos to Tom though, I reached out to him went over some measurements from my current bike and he did some calculating and plugging and kind of set my mind at rest. The real test will be when I get wheels on the ground.

    I just want to ride this thing... stupid bars didn't get in yet as they are shipping from a different warehouse...MF'n QBP.

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    Not sure if this qualifies as a detail shot, but this is the one the shop sent me when the frame arrived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_America1976 View Post
    At 6'0" you should not be on a medium. At 6'2" I was very happy on a large Jabber with a decent amount of post sticking out. Differnet frame, but same basic sizing.
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    Is that an Ergon saddle?

    I have two of those things the pro and the non pro version. The non-pro creaks something awful. You have any problems with that?

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    Neither frame is stainless. The Verhauen also (potentially) has shorter chainstays than the Jabberwocky.

    Quote Originally Posted by J-Bone View Post
    Jabber is a great frame. Very nice SS.samd geo as Verhauen but I think it's CroMo and not stainless. Different feel but great and fun.
    I went with the Verheaun so I could run gears and it was my 40th birthday and I am not getting a new bike for a long time. So my extra money went to the frame and I will make upgrades over time.
    I say try to find it at a demo. You could call them or Facebook/email them and see where they will demo near you. Owners name is Tom Ament and is a very nice guy and he will answer any question for you.

    Just because it's cheaper it is still high quality-made in Taiwan and a very nice frame and ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antimike View Post
    Is that an Ergon saddle?

    I have two of those things the pro and the non pro version. The non-pro creaks something awful. You have any problems with that?
    Pretty sure that's a Sliverado. I did have an Ergon for a bit. I didn't like it enough to keep it long term. I don't recall it having a creak though.

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    Got some final build photos.

    I ended up trading the medium for a large size frame and it is the bees knees!

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    What did that size Large frame weigh?

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    Verhauen....and so it begins

    Here's a nice set for a great price.
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    Also here is my newly built verhauen


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    Verhauen....and so it begins

    Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Pride View Post
    What did that size Large frame weigh?
    Didn't weigh it. The total build was mid 26lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Pride View Post
    What did that size Large frame weigh?
    I just got my dad a verhauen frame for fathers day. Weighed it without drop outs, it came in at 4lbs 10oz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastblack View Post
    Here's a nice set for a great price.
    Hope Hoops Pro2 Evo 29er Arch Ex Wheelset | Wheels MTB | - Cycle Sports UK
    Also here is my newly built verhauen


    Is that a 120mm fork or a 100?

    I put a 120mm on mine and I really like the way it handles.

    I need to tune it a bit to achieve closer to full travel. This thing is a blast to ride!

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    I went with 100mm. Feels great to me, but I haven't tried a 120mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastblack View Post
    I just got my dad a verhauen frame for fathers day. Weighed it without drop outs, it came in at 4lbs 10oz.

    That's not a bad weight for a nice steel frame. They look amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastblack View Post
    Here's a nice set for a great price.
    Hope Hoops Pro2 Evo 29er Arch Ex Wheelset | Wheels MTB | - Cycle Sports UK
    Also here is my newly built verhauen


    Nice bike......How does it compare to your Stumpy EVO ht?? (Other than 1x10 vs singlespeed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by borbntm View Post
    Nice bike......How does it compare to your Stumpy EVO ht?? (Other than 1x10 vs singlespeed)
    It's a better riding bike. The stumpy is smooth for an aluminum bike, but there's no comparison really. I'll still keep the stumpy when for when I want gears though. It's a nice stiff bike.


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    I am running my new Verhauen (look for a thread later today on it-WE NEED A VASSAGO STICKY!) with the X-Fusion at 120mm. Coming off of a Jabberwocky I started it at 100mm and it felt just a little twitchy for me on rough steep descents, which I could have gotten used to. At 120mm- it still handles and turns quick, but the techy downs are much more comfy now. Still working on my setup as far as where my rear sliders are. They are in the middle now, and I want to experiment with running them in closer to see what happens. Nice bikes on this thread!
    Quote Originally Posted by Fastblack View Post
    I went with 100mm. Feels great to me, but I haven't tried a 120mm.
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    she's done

    Well, due to some personal issues, this has been tabled for a while, but last night I spent a couple hours in the garage finishing this thing up.
    Came in right at 24lbs with pedals.
    Still need to figure out how to hook up the pushloc for the fork, but other than that, she's done.
    Will take her out Thursday after work for her shakedown ride.
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    My new Verhauen build...

    My new Verhauen build...

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    Wow, sweet looking bike with the lefty. I'm guessing it's pretty light running that and SS...what was the final weight? How do you like it?
    I took mine out last weekend for it's shakedown ride. About 20 miles with almost 3k of climbing and I LOVE this bike....
    Heading to Tahoe this weekend and will see if my motor can handle the altitude and the climbing with the 1x10 setup

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    I like it a lot. I switched from a carbon hardtail back to steel and I really like the feel. I also like the BB better than the piece of crap press fit 30 stuff on my previous frame. The steel frame is stiff enough to climb well but just slightly soft enough to make the 2+ hour rides more manageable.

    It weighs around 22lbs currently.

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    AppleYak are those Derby rims?
    Pedal through it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteitz View Post
    AppleYak are those Derby rims?
    They're actually Enve XC. I just removed the tacky decals...

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    Am so close to pulling the trigger on one of these frames but a quick question before calling up the lbs if I can.
    What is the largest rear tyre that can be squeezed between the chain stays on these rigs?
    Vassago claim 2.3 on their website but I'll be using my current wheelset and I've a stock pile of 2.4's lying 'round that I'd like to use up.
    Thanks folks...

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