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    My new ride - tell me what you think ;)

    All,
    some time ago I promised to post my new ride. It took me ages to actually complete my bike. I just picked it up today and went for a ride and I absolutely love it.

    This is my new ride - scott ransom. From the orginal bike I kept only the frame, headset and saddle, the rest is a mix of parts I always wanted to test and then to have on my bike.

    Sorry for the picture quality - taken by mobile camera so I should not expect more.
    Comments, critique, suggestions more than welcome

    Best
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    Tied spokes are pretty old school road, and for that rig I would think you would want the option of ‘on trail truing’. I would be interested in hearing your reasoning on going that way.

    With that hub you are somewhat limited to the amount of power (cough cough wink wink) you can apply to the drive train why not opt for a smaller cog and ring also?

    Not faulting your choices at all, just interested.
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    WorldWind,

    I'm having the same comments about the wheels and the "roadie" old school methods to tie the spokes. Well, I have done some riding on these wheels and none needed any truing at all. My friend did these wheels for me and from his experience as a wheel builder that method makes wheels more rigid, which in my case as a clydesdale makes sense.

    I would agree with the comment about rings, I'm thinking about going smaller rings here. I'm off to do some welsh riding and then I should be able to say something about that.

    I do understand that some of the parts I have here could seem like a strange choice but whichever part does not suit me then they will meet ebay.

    thanks for comments

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    That is a very cool bike.
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    Cool, unusual bike

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    What tensioner is that?

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    Interesting to see a steering damper on a 'trail bike', does it do much at trail speeds?

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    Nice bike!

    NICE BIKE! I have a rohloff also, but on a Santa Cruz Nomad..A little heavier than your bike I suspect...

    Just one thing...your rear rotor is on backwards......comparing it to the front....I may be wrong...
    don't believe everything you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97 ATX 2.0L
    What tensioner is that?
    Do you mean chain tensioner?

    If so, this is rohloff chain tensioner. It is very sturdy piece, very strong spring keeps the chain properly tensioned. It comes with rohloff hub.

    tatankainlondon

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    Full bike spec

    Full bike spec for those of you who may be interested:

    * Bottom Bracket - Enduro Ceramic Hybrid
    * Brakes - Formula Oro 203 Front / 180 Rear
    * Cables - Rohloff
    * Chain - KMC X-10 Gold
    * Crankset - Shimano XT
    * Fork - Pace RC40
    * Frame - Scott Ransom Limited size L
    * Grips - ESI Silicone Grips
    * Handlebar - Bontrager Race XXX Lite OS Carbon Riser
    * Headset - FSA (standard on the frame)
    * Steering Damper - Hopey Steering Damper
    * Pedals - Exustar E-PM 25Ti
    * Quick Releases - DT Swiss RWS MTB [rear end only]
    * Seat Clamp - standard clamp
    * Seat - Scott Saddle
    * Seatpost Shim - Gravity Dropper
    * Seatpost - Gravity Dropper Turbo
    * Shifters - Rohloff
    * Stem - Thomson X4 90mm [titanium bolts]
    * Tire - Front Bontrager Mud-X
    * Tire - Rear Bontrager Mud-X
    * Stan's Notubes
    * Wheel - Front: Hope Pro II / Sapim CX-Ray + brass nipples / DT Swiss EX 5.1d rim /
    * Wheel - Rear: Rohloff Speedhub / Sapim CX-Ray + brass nipples / DT Swiss EX 5.1d rim

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    Quote Originally Posted by arandal
    NICE BIKE! I have a rohloff also, but on a Santa Cruz Nomad..A little heavier than your bike I suspect...

    Just one thing...your rear rotor is on backwards......comparing it to the front....I may be wrong...
    I think AR's right. Looks like the rear rotor is backwards.

    I built a Kona A with a Rohloff. It's not as light as your Scott and likely even heavier than AR's Nomad. BUT I don't need a chain tensioner since the frame design is a concentric pivot 4-bar.

    Nice build...color me jealous.
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