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    Re: 2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

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    How many of you are getting seat post slippage on the 2014 frames? I'm building up a chrome and wondering if it's just with the chrome.
    My buddy's is chrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie View Post
    My buddy's is chrome.

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    He's having slippage problems as well?

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    Re: 2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

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    He's having slippage problems as well?
    Not after putting in a shim.

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    Where do you get those shims? Also, I'm using a Chromag clamp do you think that will remedy slipping issues?

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    Re: 2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

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    Where do you get those shims? Also, I'm using a Chromag clamp do you think that will remedy slipping issues?
    I think the best shim approach is to cut a section of beer can. I think any decent clamp should be fine. Just figure out how much shim you need to make the post stationary.

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    my seat post slippage problem seems to have ceased: I took the post out and clamp off, squeezed a lot more fibre grip down the ST, put some more on the post and worked it up and down, reassembled. no slipping on about 40km riding yesterday, let's hope it's fixed.

    @djembe975 mine is a chrome, though I don't see why frame finish would be an issue in this problem

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    Do you think a good clamp like the Chromag I have will solve the problem?

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    sorry I don't know. my clamp is Thompson (the bolt rounds out easily!). I'm riding again tonight, I'll update later if the post moves. If not, that's 2 rides so I think I'm done.

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    I just got mine built up, I also have the thomson clamp. I've only ridden on the street yesterday dialing in the drivetrain and brakes. Should get a full ride in Wednesday. Waiting on some new ESI chunky's.

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    A couple pics:

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    First ride yesterday, leisurely 5 miles to dial in my cockpit.

    I really like the geometry. I was able to manual off a very small ledge, something I could never do with my MCR. Didn't have any issue keeping the front down on a short climb, but it isn't very steep. Definitely faster acceleration and way more nimble in switchbacks.

    I moved to 60mm stem with my 685mm bars and the front is too twitchy for me, especially at speed. Don't really want to go back to my 90mm stem, so thinking of ordering the Enve 730mm carbon bars.

    Final build:
    Large chrome Nimble 9
    2.4 Ardent front and rear on Stan's Flow
    1x10 XT drivetrain
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    Avid BB7 brakes (old, definitely want to upgrade)
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    cheap 60mm race face stem while I figure out cockpit
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    These seem awesome! They do seem heavy though. Anyone noticing any issues with weight. 6.5 lbs seems like a lot for a medium frame, even steel. I currently ride a steel Salsa El Mariachi set up single speed.

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    It doesn't ride heavy to me. The Yelli is 2 pounds lighter if you are concerned about weight and can deal with the alu ride.

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    Anyone had any issues with an expanded 10 speed cassette? I've put a Hope T Rex 40T expander at the back of my cassette (and taken out the 17T) - the rear arm of the M786 XT mech is close enough to the cassette that in some shifts it obstructs the chain from shifting (in particular from 28T to 24T).

    Anyone have any knowledge of this?

    This pic shows the chain touching the RM after the shift has been clicked to upshift. It's not jammed, I can shift 2 up then 2 back if I have to, but at the point on the cycle where the tooth is trying to throw the chain outwards, the link is touching the RM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghetto View Post
    Anyone had any issues with an expanded 10 speed cassette? I've put a Hope T Rex 40T expander at the back of my cassette (and taken out the 17T) - the rear arm of the M786 XT mech is close enough to the cassette that in some shifts it obstructs the chain from shifting (in particular from 28T to 24T).

    Anyone have any knowledge of this?

    This pic shows the chain touching the RM after the shift has been clicked to upshift. It's not jammed, I can shift 2 up then 2 back if I have to, but at the point on the cycle where the tooth is trying to throw the chain outwards, the link is touching the RM.
    I think you need to buy a longer b-screw

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    extended b-screw already fitted

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    I'd grind some clearance into the derail with a dremel. There's plenty of meat there, won't hurt anything.

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    After 2nd ride realized that the headset had seated another mm, tightened that up and the twitchy steering disappeared, or by sometime in my third ride I just got everything dialed in. Loving the bike.

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    I goofed and left my rear axle behind in a car park, it's not there now. Bugger, as we say over here.

    Could someone confirm what I need is this, in 135mm width: RockShox Rear Maxle Lite (Updated) | Chain Reaction Cycles

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghetto View Post
    I goofed and left my rear axle behind in a car park, it's not there now. Bugger, as we say over here.

    Could someone confirm what I need is this, in 135mm width: RockShox Rear Maxle Lite (Updated) | Chain Reaction Cycles

    Thanks
    Correct, the 135x12 is the Maxle you'll need on the 2014 N9. We also have these in stock and can help you out with pricing as it's a replacement.

    Cheers!

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    thx for that, am in UK so probably easier to get from a local supplier this time.

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    Anyone reckon it's OK to run the N9 SS, chain stays slammed very short without the tensioner bolt nut in place (the bolts are in and tight, but if I add the nut I'm going to have to push the sliders back, add a chain link and a bunch more chain stay length)?

    I guess the principle risk is loosing a bolt on the trails.

    (Gearing is 32:18 with a chain that's a bit stretched).

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    If your dropouts are slammed forward, there is no where for it to go because it always slips forward. I say go for it.
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    sure, they're not actually 100% slammed, the screws are still applying a little tension, though not enough to get the nut in there.

    anyway I'll give it a try and keep an eye on it.

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    Anyone out there running anything bigger than a 160mm rotor in the rear?

    I got a 180mm rotor at the moment and i'm trying to find an adapter to make it work.

    I think I found one that could work. It's a Avid 203mm adapter

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    Anyone out there running anything bigger than a 160mm rotor in the rear?

    I got a 180mm rotor at the moment and i'm trying to find an adapter to make it work.

    I think I found one that could work. It's a Avid 203mm adapter
    You just need a +20mm adapter. Looks like this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghetto View Post
    Anyone had any issues with an expanded 10 speed cassette? I've put a Hope T Rex 40T expander at the back of my cassette (and taken out the 17T) - the rear arm of the M786 XT mech is close enough to the cassette that in some shifts it obstructs the chain from shifting (in particular from 28T to 24T).

    Anyone have any knowledge of this?

    This pic shows the chain touching the RM after the shift has been clicked to upshift. It's not jammed, I can shift 2 up then 2 back if I have to, but at the point on the cycle where the tooth is trying to throw the chain outwards, the link is touching the RM.
    I had the same issue... The cassette wore a notch in my derailleur arm... XTR...

    I put the same parts on another bike and did not have the same issue... Highball...

    I noticed that the derailleur was rotated lower on the Highball vs the N9... Basically, the N9 dropout is what's causing the issue with running a 40t and shimano der. I tried many adjustments but have not succeeded. Running a 650b setup now, 36t is perfect. No issues at all there...

    I'll install a Radcaged der and if that helps any...

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    Thx, yes please update re the radcage. (You put 650bs on you N9?)

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    I finally got my new XL N9 built up and took it out for a quick shakedown ride after work. On some fairly non-technical flowy singletrack, I can happily confirm that everything good I'd heard about it is true. It is indeed nimble, but also stable, responsive, comfortable and a genuine riot to ride. I still need to put it through its paces on some more demanding terrain, but initial impressions are super positive. Great bike!!
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    ^^Very nice build.

    I love that you stayed with Chrome and Black. Perfect setup imho. Only thing I would do is ditch the wheel graphics.

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    Helping a friend build up a 2014 chrome. Wanting seat clamp advice. Diameter? Particularly one that comes in blue. Loaded? Salsa?

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    Ive got a blue Hope 30.0 on mine.

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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

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    Helping a friend build up a 2014 chrome. Wanting seat clamp advice. Diameter? Particularly one that comes in blue. Loaded? Salsa?
    Seatpost clamp is 29.8mm. I went with a black thomson clamp. There are not a lot of options at this size. I think salsa is the only other clamp I really found. I'm not a fan of loaded as all there colors clash with every other brand.


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    Cool deal. Thx for the help. Helping him get the right chris king headset too. Want the flush upper/traditional lower. Anyone know which model this is? Canfield site says 44mm upper and lower, but the ck site says 44 upper 49 lower, is this the correct one? Why the diff, I imagine its because the bearingd are external? Thx!!

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    It is a 44mm straight head tube, not the 44/49.

    ZS44/28.6 is the upper and EC44/40 lower tapered steerer and a ZS44/30 for a straight 1 1/8 steerer.
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    Hi,

    Anybody had any rusting problems on LE version welds?

    I spotted some yellow-ish discolorations on the welds near BB/Seat Tube junction but ignored it.
    Recently checked this area after new chain installation and found some rusty spots on the welds...

    Not exactly happy bunny :-/

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    LoMF syndrome...

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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Can anyone post the part number for a cane creek 40 series headset for my 2014 nimble 9? I just want to make sure I get the right one. Thx in advance.

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    here you go.... Off Cane Creek Website
    TAPERED ZS44|EC44/40
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    TAPERED ZS44|EC44/40

    COMPLETE Tapered ZS44|EC44/40

    Technical Description ZS44/28.6|EC44/40
    Top Type ZS - ZeroStack
    Top Head Tube Inside Dia. 44.0mm
    Stem Clamp Dia. 28.6mm
    Top Stack Height 8mm
    Top Bearing Type Black Oxide, Sealed
    Bottom Type EC - External Cup
    Bottom Head Tube Inside Dia. 44.0mm
    Crown Race Seat Dia. 39.79mm
    Crown Race Type Steel, Face-Sealed
    Bottom Stack Height 12mm
    Bottom Bearing Type Black Oxide, Sealed
    Material 6061
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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Thx rsullivan, that's exactly what I needed. I will post a pic when it's finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanMTB View Post
    Hi,

    Anybody had any rusting problems on LE version welds?

    I spotted some yellow-ish discolorations on the welds near BB/Seat Tube junction but ignored it.
    Recently checked this area after new chain installation and found some rusty spots on the welds...

    Not exactly happy bunny :-/

    Cheers!
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    Yeah I've had that discolouration for a while now but haven't really paid much attention to it. No rust spots so far.

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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Just got it finished. I'm happy with how it came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azlakerfan12 View Post
    Just got it finished. I'm happy with how it came out.

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    Cool build! I love the purple on the green, and there are no bars better than Deity.

    Which purple hubs did you go with?

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    2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9

    Hubs are the hope trials.

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    somewhere on that bike you need "the joker" ! love it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanMTB View Post
    Hi,

    Anybody had any rusting problems on LE version welds?

    I spotted some yellow-ish discolorations on the welds near BB/Seat Tube junction but ignored it.
    Recently checked this area after new chain installation and found some rusty spots on the welds...

    Not exactly happy bunny :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ast View Post
    Yeah I've had that discolouration for a while now but haven't really paid much attention to it. No rust spots so far.
    yeah i have a 13 chrome and the bb/st junction and ht/tt junction have copper showing through. i will get rust on the bb/st, but i just make sure no mud sits in that area and hit it with a silicone spray that i have laying around. i contacted sean about the thin nickel areas and my concerns as it wasn't even built yet, and he said to just keep it wiped down and not to let water sit on it. kinda ticked about that at the time, but i'm over it. the plating isn't the best quality in those areas

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    What up guys? currently building my new nimble 9. really want to run a reverb stealth dropper post, but there isnt any routing for it? anybody have suggestions on how i could make this work? maybe bore out the whole for the front derailer that im not using??

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    A friend of ours, Sanjay Shanbhag, is doing a 7 year would tour and wanted to run a steath routed dropper. Here is how he did it. 2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-n9-stealth-1.jpg2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-n9-stealth-2.jpg2014 Canfield Brothers Nimble 9-n9-stealth-3.jpg
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    Yes! this Is exactly what I'm looking for. Is there any way I could get in contact with Sanjay for a little advice/insight? Or if you could point me in the direction of that cable guide/grommet. Much appreciation!

    edit:

    Found this, looks like it might work. We'll see.

    Vitus Bikes Zenium Internal Brake Cable Guide 2015 | Chain Reaction Cycles

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    Sanjay said: "The little rubber insert I believe was off of a Santa Cruz. It will hopefully keep dirt and grime out of my frame and the cable from getting chewed by by the frame."

    He has posted a bit on Facebook, just search his name.
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