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    Goblin Framesets now available

    For any of you guys/gals that wanted to build up your own bike, the Goblin frames are in and up on our website.

    Airborne Bicycles. Goblin Frameset


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    Are you willing to share the weight of the frame? Seems like a really excellent deal. If I was building up a bike from scratch, I'd want to know the weight of the parts I'm buying first. Even a ballpark figure would work. Thanks.

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    Did you follow the link and read the description page for the product?
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    Ohh how I love the intranets.

    Here you go buddy. From the provided link...

    Average frame weight is 4.0lbs.

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    Its good to know the weight. I've recently been looking at a used Niner EMD. I found the weight on the old EMD to be 3.65. So the Airborne is competitive in weight. Especially when you consider the price difference. I think the new EMD9 might be lighter though.

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    The new EMD9 should be for what it costs compared to the Airborne frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    The new EMD9 should be for what it costs compared to the Airborne frame.
    Agreed.

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    Great color and graphics on the frameset. Especially compared to other brands nowadays that get pretty gaudy.
    Is the top tube bend shown in one of the pictures of the 16" frameset the same for the fully built 16" Goblin and Guardian?
    I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gddyap View Post
    Great color and graphics on the frameset. Especially compared to other brands nowadays that get pretty gaudy.
    Is the top tube bend shown in one of the pictures of the 16" frameset the same for the fully built 16" Goblin and Guardian?
    Thanks! The silver with black and green decals actually turned out better than I thought it would. The hits of green really pop on the silver. I like it so much I think I'm going to swap the parts over from my green Goblin frame and build up a silver one with a new fork.

    The curved TT on the 16" is on the Goblin bikes and framesets only. The Guardian has the standard straight-TT frame with the non-tapered HT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Thanks! The silver with black and green decals actually turned out better than I thought it would. The hits of green really pop on the silver. I like it so much I think I'm going to swap the parts over from my green Goblin frame and build up a silver one with a new fork.

    The curved TT on the 16" is on the Goblin bikes and framesets only. The Guardian has the standard straight-TT frame with the non-tapered HT.

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    While your at it, why don't you take the components off a new black frame and put them on a Silver one for me too. I love that silver. I'm sure someone else would love to have a black frame. Seriously, is there anyway to get a complete Goblin built on the silver frame? I mean besides me buying both bike and frame and doing it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fargo1 View Post
    While your at it, why don't you take the components off a new black frame and put them on a Silver one for me too. I love that silver. I'm sure someone else would love to have a black frame. Seriously, is there anyway to get a complete Goblin built on the silver frame? I mean besides me buying both bike and frame and doing it myself.
    I love the black one though! But I have a thing for black bikes. I already have a black one built up with XO and a SID World Cup, so I thought I'd build up a silver one with my other parts since the silver frames are also tapered and the green frame is not.

    Anyway, we aren't set up to start swapping parts around for folks, sorry. Having only one colorway in completes of a certain model helps us keep our costs down. Making smart decisions like that, and keeping SKU count down, having a warehouse on the west coast at the port, and operating at low mark-up are all things that help us deliver product to you guys at lower than average price...........

    Thanks for the compliment on the silver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
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    Anyway, we aren't set up to start swapping parts around for folks, sorry. Having only one colorway in completes of a certain model helps us keep our costs down. Making smart decisions like that, and keeping SKU count down, having a warehouse on the west coast at the port, and operating at low mark-up are all things that help us deliver product to you guys at lower than average price...........

    Thanks for the compliment on the silver!

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    I completely understand. But I had to ask. I love the red on the Guardian too. I'm just not a fan of black. I don't dislike it, it just doesn't get me excited or fired up. But from a companies sales perspective, colors like red, blue, black, silver, white are good choices. Although they may not be peoples first choice in color very few people are completely opposed to those colors. You really took a chance with the original green. I love it, and I think most do, but I can understand why some people would be turned off. Anyway, the silver is beautiful.

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    I was thinking the same thing. Frame looks great. Might be a great frame to build for my fiancé. She will be all upset if I get a 29er without her

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    That's a really nice looking frame. I like how you melded the old and new Goblin together in one frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Did you follow the link and read the description page for the product?
    My bad. I read the product specs, but not the description.

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    No worries!
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    I took apart my green Goblin and threw my parts on one of the new silver frames. They look great built up!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Goblin Framesets now available-silver-goblin-built.jpg  

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    Hell yea! Looks great! I do still like the green though!

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    Man, that does looks great! Thanks for posting that!
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    What is the inside diameter at the lower end of the headtube on the Goblin frame?

    To clarify, here is my scenario. I bought a Guardian in August as a budget option to see if mountain biking was going to work for me as a hobby an to achieve my fitness goals. Now several months later and 20 lbs lighter, I'm pretty dedicated to mountain biking. I have done a lot of upgrades to my Guardian. I'm thinking of building a rigid bike for pavement, commuting with the etc, with my leftover parts. I was thinking of transferring my Guardian parts, to a Goblin frame, and building out the Guardian as a rigid/hybrid bike.

    Long story short I want to transfer my untapered Reba fork to a Goblin frameset but would need to buy an adapter headset and I want to make sure one is available before I buy the frame.

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    This is the exact reducer you need for the lower 1/2" bearing. Two customers have already swapped frames over and have used this reducer to fit a non-tapered 1 1/8" fork. You should be able to source it in the US.

    Reducer Crown Race For C-40 Headset 1.5 Inch To 1 1/8 Inch
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    Awesome thanks. I'll be ordering a frame soon.

    Edit: Do you know who the manufacturer is and part number for this adapter? The link provided doesn't really have any information that will help me find this in the US.
    Last edited by swildnm; 11-20-2012 at 03:03 PM.

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    I am drooling over the Goblin frameset.

    Right now, I have a 2012 Novara Matador 29er with some upgrades e.g. Recon fork.

    Would it be a frame upgrade to move from the Matador to the Goblin?

    I'm looking for lighter weight and better ride quality. The Matador with the Recon is about 32lbs!!!!

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    I found a Niner EMD 9 frame selling for $329 so I'm going with that instead. Will bring most of the components over from the Novara and then slowly upgrade.

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    BDF what's the stack height on the headset that comes with the Goblin frame and is it an IS headset or Zero-stack? I'm try to make sure my fork will fit before I order one. I have just over 8" of steer tube and the stack on my Thomson stem is 40mm I would need a 22" frame.

    Thanks

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    Its an IS headset, and I believe the top cap is about 10mm in height above the top of the HT.
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    I'm a complete noob when it comes to IS headsets. How are they supposed to be adjusted to avoid excessive head tube wear or over-tightening? I have a Goblin by the way. It's a great bike.
    Last edited by MikeinMinn; 01-12-2013 at 03:50 PM.

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    IS headsets should be treated no differently than Zero Stack ("ZS") headsets, or any other threadless headset set-up. Just ensure that the headset is adjusted tight enough so that there is no play or slop in the system and the bars turn freely.

    We are starting to move to IS style headsets on most of our bikes with the exception of longer-travel gravity-style bikes. It is the most common threadless headset standard and is easy for both consumers and shops to work on.

    Here's a good Park Tools article on this and the many other HS styles:

    Park Tool Co. » ParkTool Blog » Headset Standards

    Hope that helps!

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    Definitely. Thanks!

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    This is very tempting to buy and switch everything over from my green Goblin.

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    I am still debating on getting one these frames and putting every piece I can off of my spare cross bike on it and make a monster gravel bike/cross bike...drop bars and all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXTony View Post
    I am still debating on getting one these frames and putting every piece I can off of my spare cross bike on it and make a monster gravel bike/cross bike...drop bars and all...
    I was thinking about this too before I bought my skyhawk. Just build up my first bike.... but that cost too much so I think it might be my second bike whenever I upgrade or want another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXTony View Post
    I am still debating on getting one these frames and putting every piece I can off of my spare cross bike on it and make a monster gravel bike/cross bike...drop bars and all...
    Do it and post pics. Sounds like a good time!

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    Yep. I think it would be cool in a different sort of way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXTony View Post
    Yep. I think it would be cool in a different sort of way.
    As a youth minister that is the same thing I tell my students that aren't cool....

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    I am looking at a Goblin as a rigid SS. Has anyone tried this?

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    One of the guys here at the office (Doug) has a Goblin set up as a Single Speed with a singleator adapter set-up on the rear. He seems to really like it.
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    Those are nice frames. Affordable too

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    This is very tempting to buy and switch everything over from my green Goblin.
    So tempting I'll be doing it this weekend!

    More pics to follow!

    Goblin Framesets now available-imageuploadedbytapatalk1374334280.952167.jpg

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    Looks good
    2012 Trek Superfly 100 AL SRAM XX1

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    Looks sexy! I like the silver frames a little more then the black ones

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    I currently have a wahoo that is 2 sizes too small. I am thinking of purchasing this frame and transferring the stuff over. Currently the reba I have has a 6-3/4 steerer. Will that be long enough?

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    For the money it looks like the bomb, where are the frames made? are there going to be any other colors available? My Sun rims are black and white letters and my hubs are gold and it will clash in My opinion,
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