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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    Is this the porn thread?
    Geez, it's like a cheap porno where all the good bits are airbrushed out :P.
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    KMC X9SL and Ritchey...
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    King rear hub axle kit.




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    Wot! You've blown your hub already??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    Wot! You've blown your hub already??
    lol. Well sort of..... i was like taking this 15 foot gap onto a rock garden.......







    I had some play in it from day one- and regardless of how many times i adjusted it- after each ride it was loose again. King just mailed me a new kit out.... problem solved Got to love King.... fantastic service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    Got to love King....
    It's one of those brands isn't it? When I first saw a King product it was a headset, on a beautiful boutique bike. I soon realized King headsets are much loved world wide, even by the weenie community despite their hefty weight. Whilst I'm still looking into a Crank Brothers headset for the Ti frame I might end up going for a CK instead, then I'll be able to swap forks at will between bikes. I also don't trust Crank Brothers products just yet. Love their product design but I question their longevity.


    The 215g FSA DH Pig Pro came off and the CK headset went on. It changes the vibe of my bike a lot (to me). I love it.


    Alligator rotors weigh in at 98g each.


    Not bad for a steel frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox
    It's one of those brands isn't it? When I first saw a King product it was a headset, on a beautiful boutique bike. I soon realized King headsets are much loved world wide, even by the weenie community despite their hefty weight. Whilst I'm still looking into a Crank Brothers headset for the Ti frame I might end up going for a CK instead, then I'll be able to swap forks at will between bikes. I also don't trust Crank Brothers products just yet. Love their product design but I question their longevity.


    The 215g FSA DH Pig Pro came off and the CK headset went on. It changes the vibe of my bike a lot (to me). I love it.


    Alligator rotors weigh in at 98g each.


    Not bad for a steel frame
    Hooorah! here we go

    Truth be known- i'm into King for life.... very much like Lynskey. I've never experienced such great products and service. There is no substitute.

    As for that ride..... i'm getting a little hot under the collar here Those rotors look fantastic... and so light too! Black King ...... very noice. I've only recently got into single speeding and i'm hooked. I think that the lynskey ti frame is heading for a SS life.... very soon. I hate to think about weight- but it already weighs close to that with gears and suspension forks

    *loosens shirt collar*

    fantastic looking bike mate..... and it's a classic frame too..... so even better.

    oh- and i'm into simple colour choice too..... very nice indeedy

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    Cheers Paul.

    Yeah the single speed thing is a bug that hits pretty damn hard. Once you're over the fence it's damn hard to find a reason to dislike it. The only thing I feel embarassed about is how it's looked upon as a "trend" and I hate to be a trend follower (I'm happy to say I would never give in and wear those tight denim shorts they sell at General Pants Co. lol).

    At the moment I've got the single speed and the Giant Reign. Both bikes are so different to each other, it's great. The Reign's a lot easier to muck around on though, it's very confidence inspiring so I end up pushing myself to do more and more with it. Wheelies are easier (still not there yet though), drops, you can even go up stairs in the Reign (!) come to a steep hill though and the single speed's way faster to get to the top of it, strange but true. It's very satisfying.

    The Ti frame's already proving to be confusing. I am trying not to be a weight weenie on it. But I can't help but check weights as I build my shopping list. Value for money is something I have to keep in mind as it's just a cheap no brand Ti frame. So I'll most likely aim for something semi-ghetto weird botique-ish but functional XC!

    Getting a full Shimano XT groupset would be great value for money, but that would be damn boring wouldn't it? So that's something I will avoid. Getting some interesting Taiwanese carbon fibre rims is tempting too, but they might fall apart on the first day out on a trail. So it's something I might avoid as well. Somewhere in the middle though. I'm definitely confusing myself but I hope to post at least a few parts from the build in this thread.

    PS: Your Lynskey Ti frame as a single speed will be so damn light! The temptation to make a 7kg single speed build on the Ti frame is massive but I just shouldn't go there (lol).

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    Just thought I'd briefly chime in...

    1.Some people look at SS as a trend but really all bikes started as SS so I prefer to see it as a welcome return to the ye oldie days.

    2. I wear tight denim shorts from General Pants...

    haha

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    I'm fully convinced about SSing. Love it. It makes old trails new and challenging. Makes you unsociable when riding in a group though as you MUST fly up the hills.
    Rigid forks...Early days and I havn't got used to it yet. Will use it for 6 months and see if I adapt. I want to. The Niner is going to be a great winter bike with much reduced wear and tear.
    Places like Silvan/Dandes rigid is the go, Yarra trails even St Andrews.

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    Its ok for XC-ing around, but you are severely limited as how you attack the terrain with a set up such as this...its a matter of choosing that magic gear ratio that will suit your "middle of the path" style. Just my OP of course, but when it was in years ago it was in...now its retro and I just can not see for any reason to get BACK into it other than weight, ease of maintenece, lack or parts to break, more streamlined, more assured attack and cadence...ok, its not a bad thing, he he he.

    Would still rather my XO ANY day o the week mind you.

    And regardless of what peeps used to say about the aligator rotors, man I am a fan and if they made them-there-puppies as a floating rotor style, I would love them more...which is essentially what Hope have done to a certain degree in all their 'sweet finctional blingy' thoughtfullness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim2u
    Its ok for XC-ing around, but you are severely limited as how you attack the terrain with a set up such as this...its a matter of choosing that magic gear ratio that will suit your "middle of the path" style. Just my OP of course, but when it was in years ago it was in...now its retro and I just can not see for any reason to get BACK into it other than weight, ease of maintenece, lack or parts to break, more streamlined, more assured attack and cadence...ok, its not a bad thing, he he he.

    Would still rather my XO ANY day o the week mind you.

    And regardless of what peeps used to say about the aligator rotors, man I am a fan and if they made them-there-puppies as a floating rotor style, I would love them more...which is essentially what Hope have done to a certain degree in all their 'sweet finctional blingy' thoughtfullness.
    I'm hearing you When I'm hitting the mountains good and proper- the Cove is my ride of choice.

    I started SS'ing to save the horrific wear and tear over the winter months on my rides- not for any trend. But as a bonus (as HUD mentioned) it does make trails a challenge and a great workout.

    As for rigid- i love how it fuks you up if you fail Also, chasing people on a ride who have suspension is a sport in itself

    Bottom line is- I love both my SS and long travel geared HT - and choose my weapons wisley *grasshopper*

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    She aint boutique like a lot of these beauties, but for my purposes this is going to be one sweet ride..ready to ride this weekend
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    That looks hoat. What a fun looking setup.....

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    Yeah it should be, I got a mate of a mate building it up cos I am not much of a bike mechanic...pretty excited

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    carbon trance, noice.

    theres some great parts youve got there to.

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    specka808 - that's some very nice gear.

    I have those wheels, same graphics too but an older model. I was hoping they would be super light but they're pretty heavy. Hope you got the latest lighter versions and not the older ones that I managed to end up with.

    PS: I love the look of these new Magura forks, some graphics that I actually like for a change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox
    specka808 - that's some very nice gear.

    I have those wheels, same graphics too but an older model. I was hoping they would be super light but they're pretty heavy. Hope you got the latest lighter versions and not the older ones that I managed to end up with.

    PS: I love the look of these new Magura forks, some graphics that I actually like for a change!
    Thanks mate...yep the wheels are the weakest link, to be honest I saw em for $300 on eBay and put a bid on, thought they'd go for more but I won, cant really afford/justify getting others yet...making em UST with some Nobby Nics..

    The new Magura's are allegedly fantastic, was a tough decision to leave Fox forks...
    Ill be taking it for its maiden run tomorrow

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    Nice selection of parts...looks like you know what your doing and when you finish wrenching it all together, send it my way for a permanent test run...no returns, he he he. Really nice bike though...

    I have ridden them before for slalom actually and they really are a fantastic bike in the corners and have a very assured feeling. Mine was very snappy off the line with very responsive frame numbers that can be adjusted here and there with parts choice.

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    This is probably the only carbon I'll ever own so I thought I might as well flash it around... apologies for the less than perfect pic but the carbon spacers cost so much I couldn't afford a good camera
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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbox
    This is probably the only carbon I'll ever own so I thought I might as well flash it around... apologies for the less than perfect pic but the carbon spacers cost so much I couldn't afford a good camera

    hehe. must feel light as a feather now!

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    He he he...WOW, check out that Carbon...sweet!!!! I should really go back to the store and ask for more bike to go with my carbon lol.

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    2.4 mountain king arrived.... very noice.




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    Is it true that Conti 2.4's are more like 2.2's? As in, do they look smaller than you'd think for a 2.4? They certainly look OK there nestled under the arch of such a great fork (fellow Rev owner).

    Interested to hear how you like these as I'm trying to decide between the Mountain King's and some Ardents, which Waldog is (so far) happy with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    Is it true that Conti 2.4's are more like 2.2's? As in, do they look smaller than you'd think for a 2.4? They certainly look OK there nestled under the arch of such a great fork (fellow Rev owner).

    Interested to hear how you like these as I'm trying to decide between the Mountain King's and some Ardents, which Waldog is (so far) happy with.

    First impressions are that this is a very well made tyre with a good 2.3″ width (not really a 2.4) with tall aggressive knobs which are widely spaced. Rubbing my hand over it reveals that the rubber is tacky to touch too. I’m sure that this tyre will stick to anything and work well in the wet and mud.

    I'm running a set of conti speed kings on the single speed and i've never had such grip over wet/ moist or tacky trails. Fantastic tyres....... so i'm expecting the same kind of grip + a larger bag for the rocks here....

    I'll let you know how they ride soon

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