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  1. #151
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    Quote Originally Posted by moralleper View Post
    What version of the frame? I did not have any issues with mine, Gen 2 N9 with a 350mm thomson post. Might want to shine a light down the seat tube and see if there are any obstructions. 30.9?
    This is a gen 2 N9. Trying to fit a Thomson 30.9 x 367. It won't go past the bottom of the insert that is glued inside the seat tube. No obstructions... An old Specialized seat post goes in all the way no problems but the Thomson won't go past the "Max" line.

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    did you try a little grease? I know my Thomson and my Lev are pretty tight fits but with some work they went in.

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    No issues here... sounds strange. Maybe like moralleper says, try some grease.

    You sure the post is the right size? Maybe have it measured with a micrometer..

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    I had the same issue. I have a wire brush about 6" long, attached to my power drill and reamed the inside if the seat tube. The wire brush slid down and I just worked it around the inside of the seat tube for a minute or two. Worked like a charm. You will loosen some tiny bits of metal inside the seat tube. Watch for those tiny metal bits to get into your BB threads. I took a magnet and cleaned out the BB area before installing my BB. Thomson seatpost slides down now, snugly. Hope this helps.
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    Re: 2013 Nimble 9 Build Thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by pointerDixie214 View Post
    No issues here... sounds strange. Maybe like moralleper says, try some grease.

    You sure the post is the right size? Maybe have it measured with a micrometer..
    Have tried a huge gob of grease. It'll go in fairly easy until the post reaches the end of the insert that is glued into the seat tube. Then it just stops. Like trying to tighten a bolt that is fully threaded. Have an old Specialized post that goes in no problems... Bummed that I can't run a Thomson though!

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    Re: 2013 Nimble 9 Build Thread!

    Finally got it in! Having the saddle mounted gave me the leverage I needed!

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    Re: 2013 Nimble 9 Build Thread!



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    Re: 2013 Nimble 9 Build Thread!

    Making progress!



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    Re: 2013 Nimble 9 Build Thread!

    Done!

    Large N9 in Matte Black
    RaceFace Atlas Stealth bar
    Truvativ T-20 75x5 stem
    ESI Chunky grips
    Avid Elixer X.0 brakes 180/160
    WB Loop TCR 29 120mm fork
    CC 40 headset
    Thomson post
    WTB Silverado saddle
    SLX shifters
    XT front der
    SLX clutch rear der
    SLX 24/38 crankset
    Stan's hubs
    Flow EX rims
    Ardent 2.4
    Racing Ralph 2.25

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    Large N9 in Matte Black
    RaceFace Atlas Stealth bar
    Truvativ T-20 75x5 stem
    ESI Chunky grips
    Avid Elixer X.0 brakes 180/160
    WB Loop TCR 29 120mm fork
    CC 40 headset
    SLX shifters
    XT front der
    SLX clutch rear der
    SLX 24/38 crankset
    Stan's hubs
    Flow EX rims
    Ardent 2.4
    Racing Ralph 2.25

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    Chrome, small, assembled with a mix of old and new parts. I just swap tires, pedals and bar/stem according to the type of riding Ill be doing. The bike is huge fun whichever way you build and ride it.
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    Fun

    Still having a ton of fun on mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ast View Post
    Still having a ton of fun on mine!
    That's a mad build mate!

    Damn, I've gotta stop screw'n around and build me up one of the those N9's

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    argh! i've got a bad case of the winter blues and at this rate it won't be until may to hit the dirt, friggin' snow needs to go. i too love the n9 and cant wait to get her back on the trails. i've been dreaming of what it will be like to rock these duallys i laced up.

    ast, have you rode her ss yet? i rode her ss last 1/2 of the season last year and it was more fun than i thought.

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    2013 Nimble 9 Build Thread!

    I ride mine ss with 150mm of travel and I'm in love.


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    what 150 fork are you sporting, a pike?

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    Single speed rigid on the N9 is amazing.



    It is built...I just don't have a current picture.

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    FINALLY! After moving into a new house, I got to ride this beast! Absolutely the funnest HT I've ridden to date! I'm sold on slack HA and short chain stays!

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    Thought this was interesting...

    44 Bikes...being built since at least 2008...



    And of course...the N9...new just last year...

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    yeah i saw those, but the tt, dt, ht junction scares me & they don't use sliders

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    Sliders are an option but the point is...the frames are eerily similar dontcha think? I mean a lot of frames out there are very close to the same but they are also pretty generic looking. But I always thought the N9 was pretty unique in it's looks...until I saw the 44 Bikes frame from which Canfield I'd say obviously copied. And not with permission. But 44 Bikes just takes it as imitation is the highest form of flattery.

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    yeah i did a double take and picked it apart when i stumbled upon 44 bikes. idk about the originator of the frame, unless you go by catalog year, but i sure do love mine. i actually built it up last june and rode it for 6 weeks and then sold it. 2wks later i bought it back, lol. i'll ride that girl into the dirt.

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    44 Bikes built their first version in 2008. N9 was out 2013.

    But yeah, I love mine...I guess it kinda sucks Canfield copied the 44 Bikes design but at the same time...glad they did. Especially considering the $1000+ price difference. The N9 is by far the best riding frame I've been on.

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    I built mine up but had to wait to ride it due to moving. I was skeptical about how it would ride. When I hit the first flowy section on my 1st ride, I immediately felt the magic this frame delivers. Love my N9!

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    i'll second that nub. 350 for slider option, geesh.

    cycl it is a sweet frame no matter how you set it up. i have even rode it with a 150 fork, but that's pushing it.

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    Playing with singlespeed and building trail features!


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    Finally It's here

    Finally It's here
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChileBike View Post
    Chrome, small, assembled with a mix of old and new parts. I just swap tires, pedals and bar/stem according to the type of riding Ill be doing. The bike is huge fun whichever way you build and ride it.

    Can I ask how tall are you? Also, I'm curious as to the stem length and the amount of fork travel.

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