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    some new bling thanks ups

    So I get home and a couple boxes are waiting at my doorstep thanks to the man in the big brown truck.

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    Looks like some heavy-duty stuff. Let's see the chassis these components are going on.

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    It should be here next week

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    Nice. This thing will be indestructible and probably pedal quite well for the travel.

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    Very nice, Nate. Really diggin' that frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Very nice, Nate. Really diggin' that frame.
    we will have to switch sometime when I get it in.
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    Hey, that's not a used post production frame. Lucky. Did Chris and Lance sell you some previous overstock from their warehouse?

    BTW, fine choice. Not too many Canfields on the front range. Good to see another.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    It's Lance's / Chris's bike actually hence the extra skull sticker. Don't think I forgot about you this thing is going to beat it up in the springs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsaam
    It's Lance's / Chris's bike actually hence the extra skull sticker. Don't think I forgot about you this thing is going to beat it up in the springs.
    Excellent. If it's Lance's/Chris' bike, it's a large, right? I just so happens that a large would fit. I recommend that you should check out my PUSHed Balance too. Should be a totally different bike, but if confident it'll put a smile on your face.

    Interesting history about my Canfield: according to Chris, my XL Canfield is the only Balance in that size they have ever sold.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Excellent. If it's Lance's/Chris' bike, it's a large, right? I just so happens that a large would fit. I recommend that you should check out my PUSHed Balance too. Should be a totally different bike, but if confident it'll put a smile on your face.

    Interesting history about my Canfield: according to Chris, my XL Canfield is the only Balance in that size they have ever sold.
    Yeah it's a large I will remember not to cut the seatpost until after you have ridden it. They are sending it with DHX 5.
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    Nice! I love those Canfields

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsaam
    Yeah it's a large I will remember not to cut the seatpost until after you have ridden it. They are sending it with DHX 5.
    Now it's on you to ensure that it receives the same type of riding it's been accustomed to.
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    Nice looking frame! I have really taken a likin' to those frames! I like Nickle's, and now you? Hmmm.... Perhaps I should sell something for one of them!

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    Btw.. I still have to argue with your build. I think the versatility of that bike deserves some dual rings up front. It should climb quite nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Btw.. I still have to argue with your build. I think the versatility of that bike deserves some dual rings up front. It should climb quite nicely.
    AGREED!

    You should seriously consider a dual ring setup. Youl could take that bike everywhere! I'd make that my new XC bike!

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    nah just a 34t if I want to climb I will bring the stumpy
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsaam
    nah just a 34t if I want to climb I will bring the stumpy
    Pssht. This bike just made the stumpy irrelevant.. Sell it and toss on some Hones and a DRS for relatively cheap. Plus it'll just make it more to my liking while I borrow it for the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Pssht. This bike just made the stumpy irrelevant.. Sell it and toss on some Hones and a DRS for relatively cheap. Plus it'll just make it more to my liking while I borrow it for the summer.
    Hah I have a drs wanna buy it? I specifically wanted a single ring on this one because that drs use to downshift whenever it wanted to. Yeah that and I can shuttle marshall mesa on this Yeah the waiting for the frame is killing me. I am going to blow the doors off the haro it replaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsaam
    Hah I have a drs wanna buy it? I specifically wanted a single ring on this one because that drs use to downshift whenever it wanted to. Yeah that and I can shuttle marshall mesa on this Yeah the waiting for the frame is killing me. I am going to blow the doors off the haro it replaced.
    Nice bike.... what do you want for the drs?

    I think a dual ring would be sweet on the Canny, but it'll have a lot of pedal feedback climbing. That bike will be overkill for most trails, but not all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    but it'll have a lot of pedal feedback climbing.
    Could we please have a thread without arm chair engineering. That's what the DH and AM forum are for.
    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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    Oh, and I want to see a full build of that bike, looks great.
    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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    I'm going to put forth a vote for a single ring setup. The vertical support on the drive side in the rear triangle does not offer much chain clearance for dual rings. This was true at least for my Balance. Granny gear would rub that vertical support like nobody's business.

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    Could we please have a thread without arm chair engineering. That's what the DH and AM forum are for.
    I find that with a dual ring, the Canfield Lucky with its extreme rearward axle path, is going to ride more like fake boobs than a bike with extreme pedal feedback. With a larger single ring, the pedal feedback will be more like real boobs. There is clearly a difference, but we're talking boobs here; you can't go wrong.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    I have to agree with nickle I like boobs
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    Real boobs vs fake boobs is a favorite topic of mine. Probably because it involves boobs.
    Boob test. *NSFW*
    I got 16 right.

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    real or fake... I don't care!

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    Nice bike.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Amateurs... 19... Oh, and nice bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    I find that with a dual ring, the Canfield Lucky with its extreme rearward axle path, is going to ride more like fake boobs than a bike with extreme pedal feedback. With a larger single ring, the pedal feedback will be more like real boobs. There is clearly a difference, but we're talking boobs here; you can't go wrong.
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    I have the Deity Twenty14 bar, Fantom 31.8 stem, Tibia seatpost, Choker clamp, and Decoy pedals on my bike and I like their stuff a lot. Quality stuff, not the lightest, not the heaviest, but strong and good quality. I'm a heavier guy so I need strong stuff. Plus it looks pretty sick. If only I could ride my bike as good as it looks. Their warranty and crash replacement program are solid. Eric seems like a damn cool guy too, and responds to all emails personally. It's one of those companies I feel good about giving my money to.

    Nice components!

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    giantsaam, I forgot to ask. What made you choose a crows foot style of lacing for your wheels? Is that even crows foot? Also, what spokes are those?
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    giantsaam, I forgot to ask. What made you choose a crows foot style of lacing for your wheels? Is that even crows foot? Also, what spokes are those?
    I laced the 3x and I did groups of four in each color because it reminds me of the oldschool bmx. They are loaded presicion product and the only distibutors right now is beyondbikes.com they seem to be a good spoke but only time will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsaam
    ...loaded presicion product...
    Thought so. Figures. What's with all these Canfield owners and their "oh, I'm so pretty; like a rainbow builds?"

    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Thought so. Figures. What's with all these Canfield owners and their "oh, I'm so pretty; like a rainbow builds?"

    yeah that guy with purple hubs freaks me out I wouldn't leave my children neer him
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsaam
    yeah that guy with purple hubs freaks me out I wouldn't leave my children neer him
    Wise man.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    19....

    the rearward axlepath would cause bouncing more like fake boobs. FSR is more like real boobs. Get it straight, Nickle
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    13 I suck at that
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    I got 17, my wife wandered by the computer while I was taking the test and was surprised to see a page full of boobs . I assured her it was about mountain biking, she took the test too, she got 19.
    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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    ugh, 18; but I'm not picky

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsaam
    I suck at that
    Double entendre?

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    What's with the weird spoke thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    What's with the weird spoke thing?
    who's spoke are weird? Mine are the hottness with all the bling of late 80's bmx!
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsaam
    who's spoke are weird? Mine are the hottness with all the bling of late 80's bmx!
    Not the spokes themselves but the build.

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    they aren't tensioned yet so they had some bowing in them from the lacing is that what your talking about? I don't understand I think I should go cry in the corner.
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    They look much better all tensioned up and trued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    Nice looking frame! I have really taken a likin' to those frames! I like Nickle's, and now you? Hmmm.... Perhaps I should sell something for one of them!

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    Do it. Do it.
    I want a test ride!
    Sweet bike! But if you've not done the crank install b4, get ready for some, er, fun.
    At least on the one I installed, we were wishing for Isis or x type bb the whole time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    They look much better all tensioned up and trued.
    I'm sure they're really pretty. It was the spoke weave thing that looked different to me but I'm probably saying that wrong.

    Anyhoo, nice bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    Do it. Do it.
    I want a test ride!
    Sweet bike! But if you've not done the crank install b4, get ready for some, er, fun.
    At least on the one I installed, we were wishing for Isis or x type bb the whole time.
    I got so anxious waiting for this bike I have already assembled an disassembeld the cranks and have got it dialed just waiting for the bike. I have the maiden voyage on this before anyone else lays their sausage fingers on it
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    it's a normal 3x lace. it's probably that blindingly ugly blanket they're sitting on that's throwing you off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    it's a normal 3x lace. it's probably that blindingly ugly blanket they're sitting on that's throwing you off.
    what I couldn't hear you with that stick in your spokes.
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    Canfield Jedi

    Rode with Bender a few weeks ago and he's on a Jedi with the DT mag wheels. Not sure about the wheels but the bike felt great with a Roco on the rear - a real nice looking rig too.
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