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  1. #76
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    What a mad thread!

    Here's some luke warm pron of mine:


    Pace goodness.


    CK Cogs steel on left, alu on right.


    Still the lightest for the money?

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    Come on Justin- I know you can do better than that

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    lol I'm trying to I'm trying to!

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    What i meant was- your Ti project etc..... stop teasing us!

    Last edited by ilostmypassword; 05-08-2008 at 02:26 AM.

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    This one is for HUD - in silver









    Everything is metal. Gorgeous too! I'll throw it into the Cove in the next few weeks.... and give a ride report.

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    nice, that cove is going to rock.

    i love Hope gear, so well made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitto
    nice, that cove is going to rock.

    i love Hope gear, so well made.
    It does- hopefully the Hope BB will last a bit longer than Shimanos rubbish,,,,,

    Here she is all dirty






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    Thank you sir!
    Goes nicely with th CK headset I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    This one is for HUD - in silver





    Everything is metal. Gorgeous too! I'll throw it into the Cove in the next few weeks.... and give a ride report.
    One of the few collectors items that is worth more out of its packaging!

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    Well this arrived a week or two ago:

    In the process of building it up, have had a few rides to test the set up, very different from my previous 29ers.

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    My gosh...what is that beast? J/K

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyandrob
    In the process of building it up, have had a few rides to test the set up, very different from my previous 29ers.

    Rob

    You've come a long, long way since the Waltworks! How did you manage to get hold of a Jones? From what I've heard, the waiting time for a new Jones runs into years.

    Rohan

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    Hi Rohan,

    I still have the Waltworks, still a great bike to ride, and I probably should sell it but I like it.
    Although I haven't ridden it for a while I now have got an eccentric rear hub so I can build a SS rear wheel.

    As for getting the Jones, I was off MTBR for a while and I was lurking one day and saw that he was selling the Jones/Merlin frames and I rang just as he was getting an order and he had one in my size and there you go. Anout 3 weeks later it was in my lounge room. Just lucky.

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    It is finished...

    I've ridden it and it is great.
    Finally got a saddle, (ILMP note we have the same taste in one thing at least) pinched some pedals off the salsa.
    Re. the 'long story' the bike got knocked over in the shop and had to get some repairs *sniff* but time heals and I'll crash it one day.
    Only done a km on it so far. 1st thought was that these hubs are quieter than the SLs
    But that is to be expected as they are new. They are developing play already, so there will be a few short bedding in rides and adjustment.
    It accelarates very positively, but a little slower than the Ala Carte. I've a feeling it will have bags of climbing traction.
    On the loop I did I didn't notice I didn't have front suspension until I crashed into a 2inch root, but even that wasn't bad with a low pressure 2.4 tyre up front.
    I realise I'll have to develop a whole new riding style rding rigid, looking forward to it
    Ozriders foam grips are great, the diameter and hex shape suits my hand very well, I've ordered some for the Salsa.
    (Aussierider do you have anything to do with brand?I noticed you had a chainstay protector of the same brand on your GT + your username??)
    Will be fiddling with tyre pressures and the brakes are bedding in.
    I lined up the Salsa for some contrast shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyandrob
    In the process of building it up, have had a few rides to test the set up, very different from my previous 29ers.

    Rob
    Very sweet indeed Rob.... Enjoy that baby. Mine gets better with each and every ride. Are you going to run it SS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyandrob
    Hi Rohan,

    I still have the Waltworks, still a great bike to ride, and I probably should sell it but I like it.
    Although I haven't ridden it for a while I now have got an eccentric rear hub so I can build a SS rear wheel.

    As for getting the Jones, I was off MTBR for a while and I was lurking one day and saw that he was selling the Jones/Merlin frames and I rang just as he was getting an order and he had one in my size and there you go. Anout 3 weeks later it was in my lounge room. Just lucky.

    Rob
    That's a fantastic pick up. You've just got yourself the Jenna Jameson of bike porn. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    I've ridden it and it is great.
    Finally got a saddle, (ILMP note we have the same taste in one thing at least) pinched some pedals off the salsa.
    Re. the 'long story' the bike got knocked over in the shop and had to get some repairs *sniff* but time heals and I'll crash it one day.
    Only done a km on it so far. 1st thought was that these hubs are quieter than the SLs
    But that is to be expected as they are new. They are developing play already, so there will be a few short bedding in rides and adjustment.
    It accelarates very positively, but a little slower than the Ala Carte. I've a feeling it will have bags of climbing traction.
    On the loop I did I didn't notice I didn't have front suspension until I crashed into a 2inch root, but even that wasn't bad with a low pressure 2.4 tyre up front.
    I realise I'll have to develop a whole new riding style rding rigid, looking forward to it
    Ozriders foam grips are great, the diameter and hex shape suits my hand very well, I've ordered some for the Salsa.
    (Aussierider do you have anything to do with brand?I noticed you had a chainstay protector of the same brand on your GT + your username??)
    Will be fiddling with tyre pressures and the brakes are bedding in.
    I lined up the Salsa for some contrast shots.
    Sweet looking ride/s mate. Yes those seats have become "the seat" that i use these days.... for my arse they are a fantastic fit... and so so light to.

    Yeah riding rigid is great for the soul- I absolutely love it.... and it will make you think about everything you do- from line choice to what / where your body is on the bike.

    I think that you will be reaching for the SS rigid more than you think

    Enjoy bro.

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    "Ozriders foam grips are great, the diameter and hex shape suits my hand very well, I've ordered some for the Salsa.
    (Aussierider do you have anything to do with brand?I noticed you had a chainstay protector of the same brand on your GT + your username??)"

    Very observant of you
    Ozriders/Username is pure coincidence and the LBS that built the GT just happened to have the chainstay protector

    Ozriders is a new business started by James Maebus (xc racer) and imports these grips

    Some info here: http://www.ozriders.com.au/

    These grips are also available at my LBS Kaos Custom Bikes in Caulfield Sth (shameless plug

    BTW the Niner looks great, hopefully I may be getting a Salsa El Mariachi 29'er soon
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    Hey Whafe,

    Yes, running SS 32-20, I got a frame with EBB and rear derailleur hanger so I can run gears or SS, but I have been only SS for over 18months now so am in no hurry to go back to gears.

    Main thing about the jones is that my body is way back compared to others, low BB and really compliant rear end.

    Will post some more when I get is fully sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    I've ridden it and it is great.
    Sweet as ride... looks nice as. Glad ya loving rigid... it just completely redefines the way you ride a bike. Let us know how it goes after few kms and some hills. Good job!

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    sick.
    how do you rate the bars?
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    I take it you are refering to me? Havn't ridden enough to make a judgement except for me the width and rise/rake suits me fine. Being Ritcheys top end carbon bar they are very light and strong.

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    Is this the porn thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    I take it you are refering to me? Havn't ridden enough to make a judgement except for me the width and rise/rake suits me fine. Being Ritcheys top end carbon bar they are very light and strong.

    Hey. I've been riding these bars now for about 1.5 yrs on various bikes. They are fantastic bars... and blinking strong too! Infact the only carbon bar i've owned that can take the clamping forces of a 4 bolt thomson stem.

    Highly recommended

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    Lucky you didn't use them beforehand, because they sucked the big one. Bend was all awkward and wrong.

    Hard to beat Ritchey stuff for bang for buck, but the Answer and Easton carbon bars have been produced for much longer and have a much more solid track record than any carbon riser bars out there.
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