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    It's black

    What's black & white and red all over? My new HT in Moab. Need to put the Vanilla back on it, the Float RLC is not giving me the love...nothing mechanically wrong with it, just prefer spring forks.
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    Very nice looking! The color looks a bit more matte than gloss, yeah? Me like. Nice understated, mellow graphics. How much room for rear tires? Looks like you built for some fatties.

    I hear the builder does good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    Very nice looking! The color looks a bit more matte than gloss, yeah? Me like. Nice understated, mellow graphics. How much room for rear tires? Looks like you built for some fatties.

    I hear the builder does good work.
    Thanks. It's got room for 2.6s with 16.5" stays. Just normal chainstays with a little extra bend but they're spaced wide. I'm running the same wheels and tires I have used for the last couple seasons: Hadley hubs, Alex Supra D rims, Alpine spokes with Pana FR 2.4 in the front and a Noke Core 2.3 in the rear.

    As far as the builder goes, well, if I hadn't gotten this frame for free I'm sure I would of shopped elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    What's black & white and red all over? My new HT in Moab. Need to put the Vanilla back on it, the Float RLC is not giving me the love...nothing mechanically wrong with it, just prefer spring forks.
    Nice looking frame. It'd be really cool with an EBB.

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    Sweet frame...too clean though...needs some scratches, and other assorted trail gunk added to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    Nice looking frame. It'd be really cool with an EBB.
    EBB? No way! If it had an EBB I might be tempted to ride it as a singlespeed and I'm too old and too fat for that shite...besides, I already have two SS's. A vintage Mountain Goat Deluxe and this one, my favorite:
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    that must be some marketing guy's photo...

    ...I'm sure the real DWF's bike was ridden hard and put away wet...oops, no, it sleeps outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    Sweet frame...too clean though...needs some scratches, and other assorted trail gunk added to it.
    That pic was taken right before its maiden voyage. Shortly after that shot was taken, I blew a slickrock traverse at Bartletts and skidded to the bottom. It has scratches now...and dirt.
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    Since I'm posting pics...

    ...guess who got a new camera? Here's my son's new toy in the process of getting kitted out.
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    That bike is just begging to be ridden hard and abused. Even has a little nubing for a FD so you can granny it to the top. Awesome.

    How wide are those tires...look like 3.0's from this perspective.

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    Ahh, much better.
    The more out of shape you are, the steeper the hill looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    ...guess who got a new camera? Here's my son's new toy in the process of getting kitted out.
    DAMN, that thing is hot. lol
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    is making a comeback.

    Turns out that five years of not mountain biking, really makes one strive to get back to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    That bike is just begging to be ridden hard and abused. Even has a little nubing for a FD so you can granny it to the top. Awesome.

    How wide are those tires...look like 3.0's from this perspective.
    Yeah, he's got an FSA Xtreme double 22/32 that's supposed to go on it. He'll inherit my Gustav brakes once my Hopes arrive. He's got more work to do to earn the rest of his parts but he's almost there. The wheels are Arrow Wide Bites, 24x3.0's on Sun/Intense Mag30 24" rims. This is a nice setup for a play bike as the 24 x 3.0s are the same height as a 26 x 2.1 but you get all the bennies of the huge volume and low pressures. They roll surprisingly fast too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    That pic was taken right before its maiden voyage. Shortly after that shot was taken, I blew a slickrock traverse at Bartletts and skidded to the bottom. It has scratches now...and dirt.
    Hey! I've been in that shop. I stopped by once to see if he could do some horizontal ends on my bike, but we decided the frame wasn't worth retrofitting. He was still moving stuff into the new shop, so half of the machining tools were still in the old shop.

    Nice ride.

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