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    am 29er build

    next project, should be interesting. cycle solutions is helping me out with this one.

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    I like the electric mucous colour.

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    and here I thought your next one would be a fatbike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    cycle solutions is helping me out with this one.
    I should ask my friends there to drop some large ball bearings into frame, that way you won't need a bear bell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    I should ask my friends there to drop some large ball bearings into frame, that way you won't need a bear bell.
    Your friends have a bit more integrity than that, unless you just forgot your . Internetz may be serious business, but messin' with someones ride is REAL LIFE!

    Though I wonder if that would satisfy the legal requirement for a noisemaker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth View Post
    Though I wonder if that would satisfy the legal requirement for a noisemaker?
    Well, there's only one way to find out!

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    Now it makes sense...

    Does anybody make fork's that are over 32mm in a 29'r geo?

    I'd pick Green also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    I should ask my friends there to drop some large ball bearings into frame, that way you won't need a bear bell.
    let me get this straight you are saying you will get a bike shop employee to willfully sabotage a customers bike at cycle solutions...

    i can't believe how stupid you are to make such a statement in a public forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth View Post
    Your friends have a bit more integrity than that, unless you just forgot your . Internetz may be serious business, but messin' with someones ride is REAL LIFE!

    Though I wonder if that would satisfy the legal requirement for a noisemaker?
    i have no concerns andrew, though legal ramifications of such an act/statement that is now out in the public is quite serious. because at this moment such a statement has increased the liability of the shop if something happens (if i was nelson i would be livid). i would be careful mixing your friends with your place of work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    let me get this straight you are saying you will get a bike shop employee to willfully sabotage a customers bike at cycle solutions...

    i can't believe how stupid you are to make such a statement in a public forum.
    I think there's a couple steps between "I should ask my friends to..." and "I will get my friends to...", specifically: should -> will, and ask -> get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    and here I thought your next one would be a fatbike!
    yeah it was a toss up, lots of sleepless nights. fat tire is still in the works though, they are just so cool and have a place in my stable of bikes.

    the rational for this build is mainly for icebiking on the humber river (studded tires) and to experiment building features for 29ers (oh i will take it to blue ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickboers View Post
    I think there's a couple steps between "I should ask my friends to..." and "I will get my friends to...", specifically: should -> will, and ask -> get.
    doesn't matter how many steps, this is also coming from a person who has also said on this forum that he will try to get me in some way... i can only draw two conclusions... he has extremely poor judgement or psychiatric issues... one thing i can say that this can be easily construed beyond banter and into harrasment. perhaps having this out in the public will make him think a little before posting such statements, then again perhaps not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post


    Now it makes sense...

    Does anybody make fork's that are over 32mm in a 29'r geo?

    I'd pick Green also.
    mmmmm bacon.... going polished with purple bits...
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    I like the green best too but it is a shame that the other two colour choices are so mundane.

    What are you thinking for wheels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    let me get this straight you are saying you will get a bike shop employee to willfully sabotage a customers bike at cycle solutions...

    i can't believe how stupid you are to make such a statement in a public forum.
    Do you have a stick up your arse or are you even dumber than I thought?

    Let me explain this to you once more, you've seen this before, you'll likely see it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    next project, should be interesting. cycle solutions is helping me out with this one.
    I thought you are not a fan of the big wheels.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    doesn't matter how many steps, this is also coming from a person who has also said on this forum that he will try to get me in some way... i can only draw two conclusions... he has extremely poor judgement or psychiatric issues... one thing i can say that this can be easily construed beyond banter and into harrasment. perhaps having this out in the public will make him think a little before posting such statements, then again perhaps not.
    You need help...

    Hopefully, CycleSolutions can provide it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    doesn't matter how many steps, this is also coming from a person who has also said on this forum that he will try to get me in some way... i can only draw two conclusions... he has extremely poor judgement or psychiatric issues... one thing i can say that this can be easily construed beyond banter and into harrasment. perhaps having this out in the public will make him think a little before posting such statements, then again perhaps not.
    You seem very sensitive. Remember, you are willingly volunteering information about yourself on the internet. Nobody is forcing you to post what bike you are getting and where it is being built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    I like the green best too but it is a shame that the other two colour choices are so mundane.

    What are you thinking for wheels?
    I like pink for an accent color .... so if it was my bike I would go polished (more options to play with). Pink and gooseshit green is harsh.

    Wheel set choice will be interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    mmmmm bacon.... going polished with purple bits...
    A throw-back? I agree with ano purple over judy yellow!

    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    I like the green best too but it is a shame that the other two colour choices are so mundane.
    Transition needs to turn down the suck, turn up the good!

    Green might look pretty dated in a few yeas anyways... usually polished or bare frames don't end up looking old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Green might look pretty dated in a few yeas anyways... usually polished or bare frames don't end up looking old.
    Philshep spent the better part of last winter polishing every inch of his Nomad and it is totally sick looking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Philshep spent the better part of last winter polishing every inch of his Nomad and it is totally sick looking!
    Hmm, not sure i approve... I will say it's healthier than polishing a rifle collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    You seem very sensitive. Remember, you are willingly volunteering information about yourself on the internet. Nobody is forcing you to post what bike you are getting and where it is being built.
    that does not justify on what was said nor negate forum rules based on what was said. what's good for the goose is good for the gander as they say
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Philshep spent the better part of last winter polishing every inch of his Nomad and it is totally sick looking!
    That sounds tasty. Philshep, please post a picture of your shiny Nomad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    A throw-back? I agree with ano purple over judy yellow!



    Transition needs to turn down the suck, turn up the good!

    Green might look pretty dated in a few yeas anyways... usually polished or bare frames don't end up looking old.
    i always liked the way my polished gt zazkar looked many years ago... got a soft spot for purple ano...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    Do you have a stick up your arse or are you even dumber than I thought?

    Let me explain this to you once more, you've seen this before, you'll likely see it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by want to ride View Post
    I thought you are not a fan of the big wheels.....
    ask me that question again in about a year and i will give my impressions...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    i'm growing a moustache, pics will be posted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Does anybody make fork's that are over 32mm in a 29'r geo?
    Yep fox does this one

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    the question is which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    the question is which one?
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    Given this is to be of the wagon wheel variety... it is only appropriate a fitting moustache be grown.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    That sounds tasty. Philshep, please post a picture of your shiny Nomad...
    They were up around here someplace. Perhaps the SC forum. I definitely remember pictures of him polishing something...

    You know what I mean...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrastories View Post
    Yep fox does this one

    yep that would be the new 34's

    WRT to CS, no one there would contemplate any such thing. take it for what was intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    You seem very sensitive. Remember, you are willingly volunteering information about yourself on the internet. Nobody is forcing you to post what bike you are getting and where it is being built.
    Maybe if we ignored him....

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    Personally I am torn between:

    a)Chromag Surface, which is very pretty, but very similar to my current Paradox in every way but made of steel, and in Canada. Would allow me to use a new King HS currently sitting in my pile, and has 2nd bottle braze-ons which I miss dearly. Haven't made my weekly call to check ETA/availability though, for all I know they are already sold out!


    b)Build up a 2012 Paradox capable of receiving a Fox 34 and just go into send'er mode until sustaining major injury from sendin'er too hard. Thinking of maybe sizing down to a medium and see if an inch longer stem (70 to 90-100) is worth the trade of for a shorter wheelbase in the twisties.
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    c)Keeping my Paradox as is because there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. However if any party wishes to relieve me of the terrible burden of this choice, in part or full, through what would typically be a cash transaction, it would make this difficult decision much easier. It also gives me the opportunity to post this pic of my bike again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth View Post
    Personally I am torn between:

    a)Chromag Surface, which is very pretty, but very similar to my current Paradox in every way but made of steel, and in Canada. Would allow me to use a new King HS currently sitting in my pile, and has 2nd bottle braze-ons which I miss dearly. Haven't made my weekly call to check ETA/availability though, for all I know they are already sold out!

    Maki, last I heard from Ian this first and second batch was to be made in Canada. The rest the plan was to get them made in the same region as the Sylus. So might want to jump on it sooner then later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Maki, last I heard from Ian this first and second batch was to be made in Canada. The rest the plan was to get them made in the same region as the Sylus. So might want to jump on it sooner then later.
    Looks like a pretty short wheelbase(toestrike ne1) on that surface, also what is with the cables - messy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Given this is to be of the wagon wheel variety... it is only appropriate a fitting moustache be grown.

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    like this fork... calling it a 34 so does that mean 34mm stanchions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    like this fork... calling it a 34 so does that mean 34mm stanchions?

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    It's a bit more CX / AM than AM / Enduro, to bad they didn't do the 29 conversion to the convert "pun intended"

    It looks like a Rocky Mountain Element suspension which was fast and tight. It might be a great build not sure about Blue Mountain though?? More fast and fun?

    There are some 140 and 150 mm travel 29's out there.

    I converted to 29 this year and have had some fun doing it,(WFO 9) problem now is it doesn't feel any different that my old bike, I noticed all the things a first but now it just feels like the bike I ride.

    I love building bikes what a great way to spend the winter, have fun!

    Oh and sorry BCD no fatbike for this winter........

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    i'll just take it there to try it at blue. the m9 is the prefered ride, just to much fun using all that suspension. i think the bike will be very capable the way i intend to build it. now that companies are getting away from the whole retrogrouch movement towards 29'ers and incorperating more progressive design features for the bikes it's becoming really interesting. for example the enduro INDUSTRY NINE : : : - Enduro 29


    Quote Originally Posted by Near north View Post
    It's a bit more CX / AM than AM / Enduro, to bad they didn't do the 29 conversion to the convert "pun intended"

    It looks like a Rocky Mountain Element suspension which was fast and tight. It might be a great build not sure about Blue Mountain though?? More fast and fun?

    There are some 140 and 150 mm travel 29's out there.

    I converted to 29 this year and have had some fun doing it,(WFO 9) problem now is it doesn't feel any different that my old bike, I noticed all the things a first but now it just feels like the bike I ride.

    I love building bikes what a great way to spend the winter, have fun!

    Oh and sorry BCD no fatbike for this winter........
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    My Industry 9 Enduro 29's have been a good set of wheels I would use them again. I wish they would make then in a 150 x 12 rear spacing. My new frame of interest is not available in anything but 150 so I was thinking of looking for a set of dtswiss 440 hubs next, I have had good luck with them as well.
    I like the fox 34 but wish it was more fork like a 150 or 160
    I have also looked at the Manitou Dorado and the White Brother 150 .

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    Carbon fiber wheels! I think Easton has some for trail/AM in 29r. The biggest thing that is going to suck is how much inertia those wheels require to move, never mind that i=mr^2 so that further makes every gram you shave off the rotating rim and tire weigh almost twice as much on the frame. Def'n go tubeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Near north View Post
    My Industry 9 Enduro 29's have been a good set of wheels I would use them again. I wish they would make then in a 150 x 12 rear spacing. My new frame of interest is not available in anything but 150 so I was thinking of looking for a set of dtswiss 440 hubs next, I have had good luck with them as well.
    I like the fox 34 but wish it was more fork like a 150 or 160
    I have also looked at the Manitou Dorado and the White Brother 150 .
    I would be very surprised if I9 would not simply lace a 29er Flow rim to a 150mm hub if it was requested of them.

    Also, despite my lusting after one, I am still not totally sure the 34 fork is really going to be a night and day difference from the 32. Working on a couple of bikes w/36 forks in the past few days, it got me thinking that a burly 29er fork should probably have stanchions as big as the burly 26" single-crown fork, right? I don't necessarily think that the 34 is a quantum leap in strength or stiffness, merely that it maintains the strength and stiffness of the 32 that was maxing out @ 120mm travel. (FWIW I ride a non-tapered 120mm F29 and do not find it flexy. So why do I even want a 34?!?!?) I would expect a F29 36 out as soon as 29er riders can clear the conceptual hurdle of a 5lb+ fork, or riders who are already over that hurdle start riding 29ers. (Also note I have not yet seen/played with a 34 in real life)

    Also, I feel like there is really only so much incentive to stiffen the fork when the wheel will remain the weak (flexy) link. I would expect the F36 to adopt a new hub standard (let's say 123x20mm) that would allow for zero-dish. 'Another front hub standard!' you say? Yeah, look at headsets and tell me I'm crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth View Post
    I would be very surprised if I9 would not simply lace a 29er Flow rim to a 150mm hub if it was requested of them.

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    I never thought to ask, I just went on there site and looked at the 29 inch wheels and bought the enduro 29.

    I may rethink buying them again cool idea thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth View Post
    I would expect the F36 to adopt a new hub standard (let's say 123x20mm) that would allow for zero-dish. 'Another front hub standard!' you say? Yeah, look at headsets and tell me I'm crazy.
    No worries... the crew in Barnoldswick will have an adapter for that in about 2 days.

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    I can't seem to grow a moustache but I'll do what I can to increase awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer. I know all about the importance and advantage for early detection and (currently ongoing) treatment for my own cancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I can't seem to grow a moustache but I'll do what I can to increase awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer. I know all about the importance and advantage for early detection and (currently ongoing) treatment for my own cancer.
    Congratulations on being mustache free and I hope your battle goes well

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