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    Project bike

    Got a box this past Wed...
    Waiting on a CCDB from Quebec...





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    Where do you put the water bottle?

    Nice looking bike man. Get it together so I can ride it!

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    Well, that looks pretty darn nice. Normally, I would have to say Disco Sucks but I think we'll have to make an exception in this case.

    Coming soon....flying off a cliff somewhere near you.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsj3831
    Well, that looks pretty darn nice. Normally, I would have to say Disco Sucks but I think we'll have to make an exception in this case.

    Coming soon....flying off a cliff somewhere near you.....
    Not a big huck fan. IE can tell you I prefer my bikes pluuuuush...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y
    Not a big huck fan...
    I thought the minimum huck for a Karpiel was 14 feet to flat.

    Never ridden one, but I have a lot of respect for their past creations. Cool to see 'em reemerge.
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    I think it's DunCon that was the driving force to have these frames (Discos and Armys) delivered to the US for this season. Before the sale, the old Karpiel (in Poland) had been sitting on my defective Army for months (last Aug maybe?)!
    Anyway, all reports from BrianHMC is this incarnation of the Disco is NOT like its former self... I'm hoping the lower CG will make the bike less tippy, noticable in my old Army.

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    It's a totally different bike than before.
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    frame weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    frame weight?
    BrianHMC's original post. It's in here somewhere...

    It's complete!!!!!!!!! My New Karpiel Disco!!!!!

    I don't have a scale.

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    I'm glad to see on your bike you have the alien head. On the first batch of bikes they did away with them. When Jan was out here in October, at dinner I made mention that I loved the alien head and said I think it should continue to be the trademark of that model. Hopefully it's here to stay.
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    He should make them green!
    A Disco is not a Disco w/o the LGMs! Honestly tho, I didn't even notice
    Oh, when I was in Roswell, they have those dash-top dancing alien heads on springs... You should try to get one and bolt it to your stem!

    So, is Jan back in the States again?

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    He was here to visit family and meet with me.
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    A CCDB showed up today but with the wrong spring
    The initial feel of the build quality was meh...OK. This may be something buyers of new frames won't ever encounter as their shock will already be mounted, but may show up when adjusting the cams. The powder coat cracked and chipped around the bolt holes for the cam pinch on the main frame. What I get from this is they didn't clean out the hex head recess after powder. This is a very minor nitpick but now there's a chunk of red missing from that area and the white primer showing...

    Some other thoughts:
    - The eccentric cams have stops on them now so you can't push a long 10mm thru both sides and adjust them simultaneously and evenly like I was able to w/ my older (circa 2001) Army. Not too big of a deal to remedy w/ a needle file or Dremel.
    - The headtube is only reamed about 1" deep, making the deep cups of the King SteelSet a non-option, until you take it and have it reamed deeper (yikes.. I'm gonna get it on this one!).
    - I'm not sure if I received a show frame, but there's a descent amount of powder chips in the BB and the disc side rear dropout.
    - The shock fitment... As it's being sent w/ Rocos, the fit of the CCDB limits the bolt hole of the main triangle's cams to the upper half of the circle, and pretty high up in that position at that. This means there isn't much room, using a CCDB, to dial in slacker head angles, at least w/ the upper cam. I think this position turns out to be the more progressive one (for the top cam). The lower still has pretty much the full range so progression and BB height can be tweaked a bit there still.

    Next up, pressing in some Sunline V1 HS cups and Shimano BB cups from the '09 Saints.

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    Edit: can anyone get me a 400x3" Obtainium on a deal?

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    Good luck w/ those V1 headset cups. The ones I put in my Sunday were a little generous on the OD...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    Good luck w/ those V1 headset cups. The ones I put in my Sunday were a little generous on the OD...
    It didn't split your head tube did it?

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    Ha, no. Just was a lot more trouble than E-13 reducer cups to install...
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    Good bike. Is it heavy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sindy9001
    Good bike. Is it heavy?
    Doesn't feel very heavy, but that's judging it by feel. I don't have a scale. BrianHMC has a post w/ a pic of it on a scale, fully built. It tipped in at around 41#s. Thread. I'm expecting mine to be a bit heavier, around 45#s or so, and I'm not trying to build light (Saints, older DeMax w/ 36 h rims, i-Sky cushy saddle, Azonic pedals, CCDB, etc).

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    Lookin' good Paul! That's one gnarly looking frame!

    Keep us posted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    frame weight?
    Because if its light enough you'll need another bike to put in your garage?
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Paul... I have a digital scale for bikes... I could bring it over for a beer (I'm such a whore)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    Paul... I have a digital scale for bikes... I could bring it over for a beer (I'm such a whore)
    I think there's like a 1/2 dzn of Coronas sitting in the fridge; I haven't had a beer in close to two months I think...
    Maybe Fri evening since you're Mr. Mom this weekend. You can bring by the Nomad bearing press too

    **I really need to get me one of them scales...

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    Yep, sounds good. I just finished up with the bearing kit and do need to get it back to you.... Will call you Friday.

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    looks good I can't wait to see it in person.
    "its not how slack your head angle is, its how you ride the bike"

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    have any current pics?
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