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    Vassago Fisticuff Builds!

    Couldn't find a previous thread... So here ya go. Lets see them!

    Currently in gravel mode:

    1x10 Ultegra with Race Face ring
    SRAM s900 crank
    Woodchipper Bars
    Clement X'plor 40s

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    nice ride

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    Nice rig

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    This is one of the coolest frames out right now I think. Happy to finally see one built up!
    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    Here's mine. Sorry for the shitty quality photo. Built up with Ultegra 6800, Stan's 340, Force crank and some sweet King Cages. Will most likely be making the switch to 1x11 soon.

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    I just sold a frame...must.....fight.....temptation.....to buy another.....

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    i agree with you, I think. Happy to finally see one built up! thanks

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    fire02red and nkranhold, would you mind sharing what size frames those are? Thanks!

    Nice looking rides!

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    They are both 57s. I'm 6 foot and it seems to fit great. I believe they make a 51, 54, 57, and 60.
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    Few more shots of the Graphite for you guys.

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    Where is the "like" button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkranhold View Post

    Here's mine. Sorry for the shitty quality photo. Built up with Ultegra 6800, Stan's 340, Force crank and some sweet King Cages. Will most likely be making the switch to 1x11 soon.
    What's your bike weighing in at?

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    Clement X'plor 40s

    About to pull the trigger on these tires for my wifes new Surly Straggler. How do they roll? Her commute is mostly road with a few detours down smooth single tracks.

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    Just over 23 lbs. Its not light but who cares as long as it rides well.

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    Surprisingly they roll faster than the Vittoria XG TNTs i was running. IMO they are a very fast rolling tire for the size. Mine are set up tubeless on Iron Cross wheels at 50ish psi
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    fire02red - is yours a 57 (L) or 60 (XL)? looks bigger than the white one below.

    EDIT - dont worry i see you said your one was a 57!!!

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    nice builds
    I like Vassago a lot.

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    So on their website the geo chart says the large fits riders 5'6"-6' but the stand over height is 839mm (33in). How is the sizing working for you guys? I'm 5'9" with an inseam of 31in and think Id crush my stuff with that stand over height..

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    I'm 5'5" with about a 28.5" inseam & was wavering between a small/medium based on the recommendation on the geometry chart. Then I got to thinking about the seat tube length plus crank arm length & with those added together I'm looking at 27.5"+. I really don't think I'm tall enough for a 54cm seat tube so I'll be going with a small. Hoping to have the cash to order the frame later this week.

    FWIW, I asked Tom about the standover & he told me it's measured with a 1.75" tire in the frame.


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    Has anyone out there built up an XL? Keen to see the proportions of the bike so looking for a photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damian777 View Post
    Has anyone out there built up an XL? Keen to see the proportions of the bike so looking for a photo.
    +1
    I am also considering this frame and would like to see some pictures of the XL.

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    Love is a Fist!

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    How much does this beauty weigh? Me likey.
    Quote Originally Posted by fire02red View Post
    Couldn't find a previous thread... So here ya go. Lets see them!

    Currently in gravel mode:

    1x10 Ultegra with Race Face ring
    SRAM s900 crank
    Woodchipper Bars
    Clement X'plor 40s


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    Quote Originally Posted by aevanlloyd View Post
    How much does this beauty weigh? Me likey.
    23 and change... If i had to have one bike for every job, this would be it!
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    All very nice bikes. Just curious, were you all able to test ride the frame or was it a shot in the dark?

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    Great builds! I'm trying to consolidate my bike herd and think one of these would replace quite a few of my bikes.

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    Vassago Fisticuff Builds!-image.jpg

    Just finished my build.

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    she's a beauty! Looking to build up something similar this winter. Can you share more details? What wheels are those? Drivetrain set up? This looks like the medium frame, right? How does it fit you?

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    It's the 53cm/M frame, I'm a little under 5'8". The stem is too short right now, but it's what I had in the parts bin. 100mm was too long, this is 75mm, so I'll get something in between. As a mountain biker, I like a shorter stem anyway.

    Wheels are Hope Pro 2 hubs to H Plus Son Archetype rims with Sapim race spokes and brass nipples (32h, 3x laced). Not road light, but should be solid, and are nice and wide. Current tires are Challenge Gravel Grinder Race in 38, I have some Clement slicks around for road duty.

    Drivetrain is a mix of a Gevenalle shifter and derailleur, (Shifters - Gevenalle), Shimano cassette and SRAM Apex crank with a Wolftooth 42t chainring. 1x10. Brakes are Avid BB7.

    Thomson seatpost, clamp and stem (coming). Bars are Salsa Cowbells.

    It's not light, but not a tank, and is a way better spec than I could have purchased for the same money as a complete bike. It's my "all road" bike, and it came out exactly as I wanted.

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    What does the bare frame and fork weigh?

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    Edit: I didn't realize this was in the Cross subforum...just found some pictures and wanted to show them off. Sorry yall!

    My Fisti has changed a little bit over time, but here is a fairly recent version of it with a dingle speed fixed setup (shot with potato):


    My brother's commuter poking itself into view:

    One of the many places it has taken me to:

    Now it has some bar end friction shifters with an 8 speed cassette. What a great all around bike it has become!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish_matt View Post
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    Just finished my build.
    Well Done! looks like a great bike!

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    Any hassles running 135 hubs on the 132.5 rear spacing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    What does the bare frame and fork weigh?
    Anybody? Considering one of these to replace a Voodoo Wazoo frame I have recently decided is too small. Planing on running Jones' bars for more of a hybrid style build, but don't want a the extra weight of a 29er frame if I'm just planning on only road and "light" trail riding.

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    Soon!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigmode View Post
    Any hassles running 135 hubs on the 132.5 rear spacing?
    None from me!

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    It's Alive!!!!

    Vassago Fisticuff
    Full Shimano XT group 1x10 via Hope 30T and 11-36 Cassette with BS-M10 bar end shifters
    Easton Wheels
    700x32 Tomac Small Block 8's (Tomac was my hero back in the day)
    Thomson Seatpost and Stem
    Salsa Woodchippers
    Cane Creek Series 40 headset (Won it at one of their brew rides)
    Cane Creek canti's and levers
    and the crown jewel in my opinion Brooks cambium C-17 saddleVassago Fisticuff Builds!-vassago.jpg

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    50cm (got on black friday deal)
    Nashbar Cross fork
    Thomson X4 90mm stem (not pictured)
    Salsa Cowbell 3
    Dura Ace 7700 FD
    Sram Apex 50/34
    Ultegra 6500 RD
    Dura Ace 12-25 9s
    KMC x9.99
    Tiagra 9s brifters
    BB7 Road
    Time ATAC Aluim
    Ritchey seatpost
    WTB Pure V Ti
    Hope Pro II gold
    Salsa Stainless skewers
    Panaracer T Serv 35mm or Vittoria Rubino Pro 28mm
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    Here is mine.. just built it up last night. At some point I may snatch a cheap red CK Headset from Fleabay to match the theme.

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    After a few rides I can say that I love this frameset.


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    Quote Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts View Post
    Anybody? Considering one of these to replace a Voodoo Wazoo frame I have recently decided is too small. Planing on running Jones' bars for more of a hybrid style build, but don't want a the extra weight of a 29er frame if I'm just planning on only road and "light" trail riding.
    Fork is 1145 grams (2.5 lbs)

    Frame with CK headset and Shimano BB is 2590 grams (5.5 lbs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigmode View Post
    Any hassles running 135 hubs on the 132.5 rear spacing?
    None at all! Ran quite a few 135mm hubs on mine. You might have gently pull the stays apart to put the wheel in, but nothing feels unnatural.

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    I still love this bike.


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    just finished my build...love it, could be lighter but I'm stoked for under 600 bucks

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    BUMP...these Fistys can go the distance. Just finished San Diego to Jacksonville in under two months on my SS Fisticuff:

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    Hi guys:

    So I am in the market for a steel cyclocross frame and this caught my attention because It has similar geometry and slightly better tire clearance than my custom Nashbar CX Frame/Fork.

    Has anyone had any issues running a 2x road compact groupset in terms of chainring/chainstay and crank/chainstay? I've had issues on my current bike where there was about 1mm between the crank and chainstay, and the crank can flex and rub the chainstay unless I use spacers (and mess with my chainline).

    My other question was tire clearance. I'm running 27.5 x 2.0 Panaracer Comet tires and the rear has about 3mm of clearance and the fork 5mm. I wanted to know what the tire clearance is like knowing that they advertise the frame as being able to fit "some" 29 x 1.8 tires. My idea is to have enough clearance for occasional mud + rocks.

    Lastly, how are the horizontal dropouts in tandem w. a rear derailleur? I am only used to vertical dropouts so I would be anxious to see how the two work together.

    Here's my current bike setup for reference. If I were to get this frame I'd essentially transfer everything from this bike to the Vassago:
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