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    Thanks guys. Full story goes like this. I've been going into the local bike shop talking titanium with the owner for a few months now. Well my wife had been hearing me talk about the moots frames anytime I talk about bikes. She's not really into bikes but she is supportive of my obsessions.

    Anyways, i had no idea but my wife called the owner of the LBS around thanksgiving and told him to order me the frame I wanted.

    Sometime around that time I got a call from Craig (lbs owner) telling me that he had a customers mootox in store for some work and wanted to know if I wanted to take it for a spin...I said uhhhhh yes!!

    So I went to the store and peddled around on this super nice mootox with all top end components. I felt like I was riding a Lamborghini round the parking lot. I was stoked!

    After I brought the bike back into the store the owner and I chit chatted about it and then he suggested I go ahead get measured since I was getting close to having saved enough cash for a frame. Little did I know he was doing this so he would know what size frame to order for me since my wife had already ordered one! I get measured and he suggests an 18 and then I left with no idea what all just happened.

    Course you guys know what happened on Christmas Day. Needless to say I was a little shocked when I pulled the wrapping off the box and saw the big moots logo.

    I can't wait to take the frame back to the shop and start deciding on components and will definitely keep this updated!

    edit: tried to trim some of my ramblin down.
    Last edited by Zachua; 01-03-2013 at 08:56 AM.

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    There I fixed your long rambling for you
    Quote Originally Posted by Zachua View Post
    Thanks guys. Full story goes like this............My Wife is the best dang woman a guy could want, she listens and pays attention when I ramble on about bikes unlike most spouses, I'm the luckiest guy in the world
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    There I fixed your long rambling for you
    That pretty much sums it up


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    Great story, a wonderful wife, and a terrific bike!!

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    lol sorry bout that!

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    Wow, you are Sooo Lucky

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    Nice!

    AS many other have mentioned, you are very fortunate in many ways.
    Having a wife who supports you obsession.
    Having a wife that listens to you ramble about your obsession.
    Having a wife that buys a REAL NICE frame for your obsession.

    All the best to you man!
    Be sure to treat that woman right!
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    What a surprise for me

    Thanks guys!

    It's been a month or so since I updated this. Some parts came in today.

    yessir:


    not sure which stem to go with. I like the haven but it may not be long enough. We'll see:


    some matching blue here and there:




    most of the drivetrain and wheels/tires are here too. I'm going to take some more pics on Saturday. stoked!

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    as to stems, said it before and will say it a thousand times don't guess at length,. buy a few super cheapo's in assorted lengths, spend a saturday and ride a well know trail with each one.. find the size that fits you , then go get the nice one you want. Looks like your at your local shop, guessing they have a basket full of used and take off stems... with the $$$ you're dropping there they should be more than willing to help with this process
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    Absolutely, 100% agree with Thom, that's the best way to go about stem length if you're really into MTBing and takes the guess work out. I had a few cheapos I bought to throw on 2nd/3rd /loaner bikes I have an also for this reason, but have managed to also sell to people when I did bike fits for them and there were none available on the island, so on the look out again for them on the blow out between 50-90mm.

    Quote Originally Posted by thomllama View Post
    as to stems, said it before and will say it a thousand times don't guess at length,. buy a few super cheapo's in assorted lengths, spend a saturday and ride a well know trail with each one.. find the size that fits you , then go get the nice one you want. Looks like your at your local shop, guessing they have a basket full of used and take off stems... with the $$$ you're dropping there they should be more than willing to help with this process
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    What a surprise for me

    good advice on stem. thanks dudes. right now it's got the 100mm stem. bike shop going to let me roll with it this weekend see how I like it. the pic I took below is with 110mm stem.

    so right now it has a temp stem and seat post. the pedals were just so I could ride around parking lot for a minute. my egg beaters will be going on tonight. it weighs in at about 23.5lbs without pedals.

    Without further ado


    (temp pedals and stem)

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    Looks great!

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    I say shorter on the stem and wider on the bar Think it looks very sweet and again in case you forgot, thank you wife immensely again for such a great gift
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    Nice bike! Sounds like the bike and the wife are keepers! I built up a Ti bike a couple months ago and love it...enjoy

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    Wow! Nicely done on so many levels.

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    Gotta love good wives. My wife knew I loved link forks and got me Kilo No. 1 for x-mas.

    Parrot that sings Don't worry..Be Happy.. lol this is a funny thread.

    Yer Moots looks great. Great build story when the wife get involved...

    weeeell most of the time.

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    Im going to email this thread to the girlfriend so that she can take notes

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