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    Quote Originally Posted by gregclimbs
    Big dummy desires big meat:



    Laced last night.

    Frame and parts at powdercoat, RAL5012 is the color...

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    Rohloff and a SON for Hubs?

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    So you're building another Dummy?!
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    Seriously better ride characteristics, and unexpectedly decent off-road handling/traction to be gained by the addition of 26"x2.5" Maxxis Hookworm tires on a Big Dummy. You will be a happy camper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregclimbs

    Frame and parts at powdercoat, RAL5012 is the color...

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    Interesting choice. You trying to match something?

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    Thats a purty blue, not matching against the picollo?

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    @hardtailkid - wanted to trade the 20 for an 18, but ended up selling most of it. do not have 2x dummys!

    @LP - thanks for the headsup on the tires... will see if I like the hooks on 32mm.

    @bme107 and rkt88edmo the blue is actually going to be closer to in between teh 5012 and 5015. The powder coater didn't have 5012 in stock and estimated an additional week to get the powder in. I couldn't wait that long so selected a in stock blue.

    It is closer to the piccolo, but I did not try to match the piccolo as it is probably going to be transitional and we will outgrow it in <2 years by my estimation.

    The blue color was inspired the fat mundo in another thread (if I could find the weirwolf tires, I would snap them up!).

    Here is the dummy laid bare (naked):



    Maybe tomorrow with color... or maybe he is going to make me wait until monday

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    I do like the blue on that Mundo.

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    A tease until I get back from the bicycle film festival (too bad I can't ride it there!) as the other images are uploading:



    She is already half built, but needs cables and chains and.........

    More later tonight.

    TOTALLY STOKED.

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    Nicely done...
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    Well...

    Three work sessions on it and it still isn't 100% complete, but I am so excited, I thought I would share...

    First this was to get it home (with the headset in) and hang the wheels and bars on it and get an idea of what it would look like:



    Stoked for that, so move on. Powdercoater did a bang up job on prepping and covering appropriate surfaces:



    I was excited to have the son28/Edulux, but didn't want the clutter. So a little planning led to the conclusion I could pull the wire through the vent holes in the fork, unaltered.

    Run a shifter cable (new, still soldered) through the fork, heat shrink the wire to the cable and pull through:



    Cut and bend a spoke to keep the wire away from the hub/wheel while rolling and during tire changes:



    And mount the light:



    I actually re-routed the brake line under the light wire so they would not rub after this photo was taken:



    The 5yo found matching zip ties at home depot while I was shopping for black:



    I am close to done, but not there yet...

    Late last night, I got the rohloff cabled, but haven't taken pics yet.

    Here is my todo:



    Maybe monday she will be done...

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    Looks great. Nice color and attention to detail with the dyno cable routing..

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    Complete!

    Last post for a bit methinks...

    Ergon is out of stock (for now) on rohloff grips, so I got a twist shift pair of matching ruffians and used one (and essentially have another set for when these are toast).

    Finally got the black plugs for the canti bosses in too.

    My rohloff is missing a tiny part, but an email to Germany led to an email forwarded to Cycle Monkey. I hadn't heard back (my initial contact turns out was on holiday after repling to my message) but he had already contacted Cycle Monkey. When I talked to Neil, he was already mailing me the part. Hopefully, the singlespeed dummy becomes 14 speed this weekend.

    And last, but not least, I got a loving care package in the mail:



    Which lead to a twitter poll on white vs. black. The results of which were friggin' 50/50.

    So I went black and am calling her done.





    Ok, well, not ENTIRELY done. I am contemplating a hardwired, internally routed rear light(s). And I still want to go stans no tubes, but the only rubber strip is schrader (ugh!).

    And add the ergons. And swap the front chainring for one without ramps and pins....

    And...

    It goes on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregclimbs




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    Wow, turned out really nice. Black was the right choice.

    I really wish I could find a used 18" in the wrong color so i could justify a re-powder.

    Hurry up mid-november, I want to start on a dummy project..

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    I'm putting my frame and fork up soon.

    I'm putting my frame and fork up soon.

    I'll post here when I do

    it's an 18 curved TT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev-Bot
    I'm putting my frame and fork up soon.

    I'll post here when I do

    it's an 18 curved TT
    You have a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregclimbs
    Well...

    Three work sessions on it and it still isn't 100% complete, but I am so excited, I thought I would share...

    First this was to get it home (with the headset in) and hang the wheels and bars on it and get an idea of what it would look like:



    Sto
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    I have to say, I absolutely love that one of the first parts on it was your coffee holder. I think it's a metaphor for riding a big dummy.

    (Sure, it was probably on your h'bars already, but I'm going with 'you installed it to see how it looked.)

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    very purdy!

    wow! super swank!
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    WOW!!! That thing is sweeeeeeeeeeet!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lawfarm
    I have to say, I absolutely love that one of the first parts on it was your coffee holder. I think it's a metaphor for riding a big dummy.

    (Sure, it was probably on your h'bars already, but I'm going with 'you installed it to see how it looked.)
    Yes, it was already installed. But on a side note (and I think mentioned earlier in the thread) it holds a pint glass perfectly as well

    Thanks for all the kind words. Very happy to have it back.

    Still stuck in single speed mode for another day or two until the gear arrives, then it will be back to hauling gear and kids and groceries and home depot runs and .....

    Looking forward to getting her beat to snot...


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    Very nice! Looks sorta familiar... :-)
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    What diameter and width are you getting with the Hookworms? I might want to run these with 50mm rims on a custom frame I'm in discussions about.

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    It's awesome!
    way to rock the dummy!

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    Finished pics!?
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    Long time, no update.

    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    Finished pics!?
    Is a dummy ever finished?

    Well, to start, I finally finished my piccolo attachement.

    I was unhappy with the way the mount was working.

    The idea was sound, but my implementation was not. It needed some for/aft support as it rocked pretty significantly since I chopped it up into little pieces.

    So, I took it to a friend (Doug) and local framebuilder (Edwin Bicycles) with the hopes of him tacking a few extra pieces of the leftover rack to it to provide additional mounting points.

    I explained the situation to him, he said leave it for a few days. I left the parts and a 14 month old 22oz bottle of homebrew Belgian Golden Strong for him.

    He called me back a day and a half later saying come get it.

    It exceeded my expectations. And was exactly what I was looking for.







    And back on the bike:





    (more pics here)

    As an added bonus, it provides a nice tie-down point for hauling things (like this craigslist/ikea find):



    Which was modded to mount my new grain mill



    But what is interesting is that I recently moved closer to, well, my life. And in doing so, I have found (but not contacted) ANOTHER Big Dummy here in SLC. And interestingly, he rides right down my street on the way to take his kid(s) to school. He has a peapod, and get this, a PICCOLO bolted to his snapdeck.

    I want to stop him and say "hi" but have missed most opportunities. What'r the odds?

    More in a later post...

    -g

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    I love this thread.
    Just wanted to let you know.
    Keep it up.

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