Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 201 to 300 of 706

Thread: 9:zero:7 Love

  1. #201
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    From the XXL Thread:

    Yep, 5.65 on the 103 at 20psi. 5.45 at 3psi. Quickly measured to approx 5.30 at around 10psi on a Sarma 80mm

  2. #202
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Volks, the 190/197's are noted to fit 4.8" very well. Screw the attic, build up your bike in the living room, whatcha waitin for???


    82's were a good choice for in between. Makes a more comfortable fit for 4.0 and works well with 4.8. I run my tires at 8 PSI max and as low as 1.5 in the snow.
    Thanks on the 82's recommendation!



    No worries, it all comes down to having enough parts my friend....once the parts amass a certain number, there is no stopping the flow and that's precisely when the the build comes out of hiding!!! Right now just try to delay the inevitable 'discussion' until I can actually build and ride the 907...you can laugh if you want to, but it worked on recent a BWM K75 acquisition that I hid in the barn for 18 months until and she eventually discovered it this past spring... That one may have left a mark...a wound rather, but I fortunately I heal quickly...

    Peaceout

    -VB
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  3. #203
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,316
    Cat fight!
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

  4. #204
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Volks, the 190/197's are noted to fit 4.8" very well. Screw the attic, build up your bike in the living room, whatcha waitin for???


    82's were a good choice for in between. Makes a more comfortable fit for 4.0 and works well with 4.8. I run my tires at 8 PSI max and as low as 1.5 in the snow.
    Definately build in the living room, just want to know if that monster XXL will fit in the back. Prob not considering it's 32" diameter...

  5. #205
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,316
    There's good clearance for 4.8, but 5.05 isn't likely. Someone else stated that 5.05 would make it in the fork but not the rear. RSD Mayor fits the 5.05's on 80's but not 100's.
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

  6. #206
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    99
    I built up a second hand 170/135 yellow frame as a spare bike and so the family can join in with the fatbike action, the wife loves it and the kids are just, only just big enough to ride it. I scored some green rims for it and bought a Salsa Enabler fork for it, updated it with some nukeproof parts too.

    Cheers
    Adrian


  7. #207
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    5,091
    I agree with others regarding the 80 vs 100mm rims. 80's give you the ability to run 3.8-4.8"(or larger?) tires, vs 3.8" on 100mm rims is not idea imho.

    If possible I would suggest a Mulefut or DTSwiss wheel over RD, as they setup tubeless much better and are overall better quality. There is nothing wrong with Darryl, but if the choice presents itself I wouldn't choose RD.

  8. #208
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    I've had a 190 and a 197mm frame. Clownshoes and Bud and Lou fit in both of them.
    Snowshoe XXL doesn't fit in any of the current 9Zero7 frames.
    I've ridden my fat bikes on Clownshoes for the first two years. I'm building my black ano 190mm frame as a dedicated beach steed and that one's going to get the Clownshoes and Big Fat Larrys. Turns out, Clownshoes are overkill for trail riding.
    The green 197 bike will get Other Brother Darrys with Bud and 4.8 Knard. Lou for snow.
    Green bike is currently running 29+... Chupacabras on Velocity Duallys.
    These bikes are awesome in the versatility department.
    I like turtles

  9. #209
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    Yes the Other Brother Daryls are tubeless compatible, though i can't speak from experience.

    I have been thinking 80mm rims but now considering the 65mm. Will a 4.8 perform well set up tubeless at low pressures on a 65mm rim? I weigh ~150lb.

  10. #210
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,316
    As long as it doesn't unseat from lateral forces, 65's will work peachy.
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

  11. #211
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    As long as it doesn't unseat from lateral forces, 65's will work peachy.
    I have been running RD's tubeless on my Pugs Ops with no Issues...
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  12. #212
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,316
    Quote Originally Posted by volksbike View Post
    I have been running RD's tubeless on my Pugs Ops with no Issues...
    Same with my 9:Zero:7, I've been fortunate, altho, I'm a 160# beanpole. The benefit is 8 PSI max I'll evuh run.
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

  13. #213
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jlynn907's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    71
    Quote Originally Posted by hardly_stuntworthy View Post
    I built up a second hand 170/135 yellow frame as a spare bike and so the family can join in with the fatbike action, the wife loves it and the kids are just, only just big enough to ride it. I scored some green rims for it and bought a Salsa Enabler fork for it, updated it with some nukeproof parts too.

    Cheers
    Adrian

    LOVE this photo!!!!

  14. #214
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    54

    New 29x3 Wheelset

    Carbon Whiteout with summer wheels:
    - 29x3 Maxxis Chronicles, tubeless
    - Easton Arc 45 rims
    - 9:zero:7 hubs

    9:zero:7 Love-l-29-plus.jpg

    9:zero:7 Love-r-29-plus-1.jpg

  15. #215
    Living the thug life.
    Reputation: Logantri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    793
    9:zero:7 Love-2016-05-06-00.19.36.jpg

    Turned my winter Carbon Whiteout into my summer Carbon 'Hit It'. This thing shreds on the dirt.
    I proudly ride for these guys.

    My blog.

  16. #216
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Has anyone successfully tried running 27.5. with 4.0 tires on a 907?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  17. #217
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    Quote Originally Posted by volksbike View Post
    Has anyone successfully tried running 27.5. with 4.0 tires on a 907?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I did not run them but I trial fitted a set on mine. There was a set waiting to be picked up at the shop and I tried the rear one in my 190 QR frame. Fit fine.
    I like turtles

  18. #218
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I did not run them but I trial fitted a set on mine. There was a set waiting to be picked up at the shop and I tried the rear one in my 190 QR frame. Fit fine.
    Cool just wondering about the frame geometry if it is built/designed for it? I do see others running 29+ x 3.0....Thanks!
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  19. #219
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    Quote Originally Posted by volksbike View Post
    Cool just wondering about the frame geometry if it is built/designed for it? I do see others running 29+ x 3.0....Thanks!
    Yep. Mine is 29+ at the moment. Bud on a Clownshoe is actually taller than 29+.
    I like turtles

  20. #220
    Living the thug life.
    Reputation: Logantri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    793
    The 27.5"x 4" tires fit fine in the 907's. My wife's bike is an XS purple alloy, set up with those tires. Granted, it is on 50mm rims, but has tons of room to spare. The 27.5" tire run a lower profile rubber, so they end up not being any taller than a bud or lou.
    I proudly ride for these guys.

    My blog.

  21. #221
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243

    ... and if we just ... Purple Love

    Oh yeah!! I got it together and now have some 9:Zero:7 purple love coming my way!

    9:zero:7 Love-image.jpg

  22. #222
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    Oh yeah!! I got it together and now have some 9:Zero:7 purple love coming my way!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	87 
Size:	90.9 KB 
ID:	1069700
    Nice call!!!
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  23. #223
    Thingamejigger
    Reputation: Flying_Scotsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    913
    Whiteout by the seaside.... can't beat it!

    9:zero:7 Love-26868580601_3636f8db4a_c.jpg

  24. #224
    Thingamejigger
    Reputation: Flying_Scotsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    913
    Whiteout in the hills.... 532 meters higher than the earlier shot!

    9:zero:7 Love-26636577250_3f9fac4628_c.jpg

  25. #225
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    9:zero:7 Love-hempstead-20150502-00500.jpg9:zero:7 Love-oyster-bay-20150503-00502.jpg

    I forgot to post pics of my son's Medium bike. It's 2x10 on Marge Lites and HuskerDus. He loves it.
    He's been bugging me for 29+ wheels. Just got all the parts. Just have to get him some tires.
    I like turtles

  26. #226
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    386
    F&SCO and Flying Scotsman - Nice steeds!
    Since there has been some talk of wheel/tire fitment... Have either of you (or anyone else for that matter) ever run CS+Lou for a rear wheel? The reason I ask is that for some reason, I can't on my carbon Whiteout. There is such minimal clearance that in the snow the tire buzzes the chainstays with hard pedaling and cornering on firm snow, and of course is even worse (un-ridable) on dirt. I swapped with a friend for his carbon 90mm with 4.8 Knard and it rubbed as well. I'm bummed since this frame was said to accept 5 inch tires and that was why I got it. My aluminum 907 with 190 QR rear did fine with a CS+Lou. I also had the wheel trued, so that shouldn't be an issue, pressure was a max of 10. Usually 2-4 in the snow.
    Here's a pic of Kermit.
    9:zero:7 Love-photo-16.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by Fat&SkinnyCO View Post
    Carbon Whiteout with summer wheels:
    - 29x3 Maxxis Chronicles, tubeless
    - Easton Arc 45 rims
    - 9:zero:7 hubs
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	R 29 plus 1.jpg 
Views:	125 
Size:	113.4 KB 
ID:	1068013
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Photo from the weekend riding at Forth Fat.... 80 bikes in South East Scotland. The Island in the background is Treasure Island (proper name is Fidra)

    Attachment 1066813

  27. #227
    Thingamejigger
    Reputation: Flying_Scotsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    913
    Quote Originally Posted by ToastR View Post
    Have either of you (or anyone else for that matter) ever run CS+Lou for a rear wheel?
    My Dillinger 5 on Rolling Darryl (107mm) has buzzed the frame before (I have helitaped the inside of the stays and forks for this reason. Your Lou / CS is 119mm.... too tight as you have found out.

  28. #228
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    386
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    My Dillinger 5 on Rolling Darryl (107mm) has buzzed the frame before (I have helitaped the inside of the stays and forks for this reason. Your Lou / CS is 119mm.... too tight as you have found out.
    Thanks for sharing your experience. I heli-taped also, and it turns out the knobs buzz through that pretty effortlessly - and through the paint as well... I can see shiny black carbon.

  29. #229
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243

    Special Delivery!

    Love to see these great bikes! Keep 'em coming...

    Definitely psyched now as I just received a special delivery!
    9:zero:7 Love-image.jpg

    I am blown away as to how sweet this frame is. It looks nice in the pics but in person, the details like the hydro forming really shine!


    Pleased w/ the color too. More like a plum color but edging towards purple in the full sun.

  30. #230
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,316
    Congratz on your new friend, Kirkerik! You'll enjoy a fun ride with that rig. The ride quality is quite nice.
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

  31. #231
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Congratz on your new friend, Kirkerik! You'll enjoy a fun ride with that rig. The ride quality is quite nice.
    Thanks BansheeRune, i have to wonder what's in store for my FS or my CX or even my HT 26'r!

  32. #232
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    Quote Originally Posted by ToastR View Post
    Thanks for sharing your experience. I heli-taped also, and it turns out the knobs buzz through that pretty effortlessly - and through the paint as well... I can see shiny black carbon.
    Ouch! I feel your pain!

  33. #233
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,316
    The novelty will mellow with time! Meanwhile, enjoy the bouncy fata$$ tires, cause they are sooo fun to play with. There will be places where you'll wanna let some air out of em and then you'll wanna pump em up again so a good pump is essential. I do the same with my B+ cause it works very well.
    You're in for a pleasant surprise on your first few rides. Gonna be really fun.

    Post build pix and ride pix once it's ready to get dirty!
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

  34. #234
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    Thanks BansheeRune, i have to wonder what's in store for my FS or my CX or even my HT 26'r!
    My FS 29er sits unridden. I may bust it out for one specific trail but it's days are certainly numbered. I've got my sights set on FS 29+.
    I like turtles

  35. #235
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347

    Getting parts ready for the PPE build...



    Parts for the Purple People Eater are trickling in- Rootbeer RD's w/DT Swiss hubs (not tubeless yet) wheels running Jumbo Jims built by Mike C. in Colorado, 1x NW GX crank from California, gears, chain & shifter from the UK and cheap Shimano hydraulic brakes from China (still on the slow boat?) and of course the purple monster XL frame from Alaska!!!

    This pic shows the Jumbo Jim 4.8 on 82mm root beer RDs next to my stock pugs ops Nate 3.8s on RD...and Mr. Wiggles snout in the bottom left corner... BTW- he does not like the wheels blocking the path to his food bowl...oops!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by volksbike; 05-19-2016 at 11:33 AM.
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  36. #236
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    Nice! Looks like you like the RD's! I like the color options on the Surly rims.

    Have you tried them tubeless and if so, how'd it go?

    I have already rcvd a GX crankset but it might be a while before i can get the rims/wheels going. Exploring options... where did you score the wheels? Mike C?

  37. #237
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    Nice! Looks like you like the RD's! I like the color options on the Surly rims.

    Have you tried them tubeless and if so, how'd it go?

    I have already rcvd a GX crankset but it might be a while before i can get the rims/wheels going. Exploring options... where did you score the wheels? Mike C?
    Thanks!! So you went with the SRAM GX crank, hopefully it fits this frame well...I may try it tonight...

    BTW - I updated my post with the answers to the above, will let you know when I go tubeless my experiences on the process, the green RD in the picture is already tubeless with no issues....

    Peaceout,

    -VB
    Last edited by volksbike; 05-19-2016 at 11:48 AM.
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  38. #238
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    Did you try the fit of the GX crankset yet?
    The tires are the things on your bike that make contact with the trail.

  39. #239
    Thingamejigger
    Reputation: Flying_Scotsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    913
    Quote Originally Posted by volksbike View Post
    RD's w/DT Swiss hubs (not tubeless yet)
    I just got done re-tubelessing my RD's, I changed from Dillinger 5's to Jumbo's for the summer. I had wide duct tape on there and it had soaked up a bit of sealant but not lots, the reason I removed was the edges were starting to lift when I took the tyre off.

    I replaced with the Mulefat tubeless tape (78mm x 10m roll) and then a wrap of stans tape on either bead... all pulled drum tight.

    By far the best tubeless set up I have tried to date on fat wheels. Aired up easy, zero stans loss when I filled up and zero leaks after 5 miles spin around the blog to slosh the stans about.

    Tape is a bit pricey but very impressed.

  40. #240
    Why so uptite?
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    967

    9:zero:7 Love

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Tape is a bit pricey but very impressed.
    I'd rather spend $$ on tape that works instead of something cheaper failing along the way and having to walk out..
    Collection of fun carbon & titanium bikes

    @tgi_cycling

    .

  41. #241
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    1,985
    Quote Originally Posted by EBG 18T View Post
    I'd rather spend $$ on tape that works instead of something cheaper failing along the way and having to walk out..
    For sure get good tape, but to keep from walking out just take a spare tube.

    It is good to check periodically to make sure it is still a good tube though. Nothing like having a belt and suspenders and neither of them work.
    Latitude 61

  42. #242
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    I'll have another 907 build to show off soon. This one surprises even me...
    My father just had a 95% blockage cleared from an artery and a stint installed. I went to see him after he got home. I had just built a Fatback for my brother and my dad asked about building him a bike. He's 69!
    He ordered up a Large purple frame on Friday. I guess it'll show up on Monday. I'm very curious to see if he keeps it purple or decides to have it coated.
    I also turned him on to the 65 dollar polished Darryls 907 is selling. I bet if he gets those, he gets the frame done black... Not really sure but I'm excited to see how this plays out.
    He's WAY more likely to ride this bike on the beach or just around his neighborhood. That being said, I'm going to build it up 1x10 with a 28 Wolftooth up front, 11-36 cassette, X7 shifter and derailleur, blah blah...
    Probably Big Fat Larrys. I was thinking about a Surly Open Bar. What do you guys think? My Dad's never going to hammer singletrack on this bike.
    I'll post pics as it happens.
    I like turtles

  43. #243
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I'll have another 907 build to show off soon. This one surprises even me...
    My father just had a 95% blockage cleared from an artery and a stint installed. I went to see him after he got home. I had just built a Fatback for my brother and my dad asked about building him a bike. He's 69!
    He ordered up a Large purple frame on Friday. I guess it'll show up on Monday. I'm very curious to see if he keeps it purple or decides to have it coated.
    I also turned him on to the 65 dollar polished Darryls 907 is selling. I bet if he gets those, he gets the frame done black... Not really sure but I'm excited to see how this plays out.
    . I was thinking about a Surly Open Bar. What do you guys think? My Dad's never going to hammer singletrack on this bike.
    I'll post pics as it happens.
    Nice! The more Purple 9:Zero:7's the better!!

    Right?
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  44. #244
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,316
    NYrr, You're a good egg, indeed!

    Gitter dun! So, what about Mom's fatty???
    I think he'll really enjoy going out on the fatty and it'll be really good for his heart too.

    After all, my cardiologist highly recommended riding as part of my cardiac rehab.

    Hmm, you need to get your father to sign up for mtbr so he can check out
    "fatbiking and health" and keep us posted on how he's doing and riding, etc.
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

  45. #245
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    NYrr, You're a good egg, indeed!

    Gitter dun! So, what about Mom's fatty???
    I think he'll really enjoy going out on the fatty and it'll be really good for his heart too.

    After all, my cardiologist highly recommended riding as part of my cardiac rehab.

    Hmm, you need to get your father to sign up for mtbr so he can check out
    "fatbiking and health" and keep us posted on how he's doing and riding, etc.
    I'll get him on.

    Mom and Dad are unfortunately with other people. Mom is in Florida. I just sent her a 700c bike that I restored for her. Thread:
    Something A Little Different...

    I'm pretty surprised at Dad's request but I'm totally on board. I'm more excited about this build than many others I've done.
    I like turtles

  46. #246
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I'll have another 907 build to show off soon. This one surprises even me...
    My father just had a 95% blockage cleared from an artery and a stint installed. I went to see him after he got home. I had just built a Fatback for my brother and my dad asked about building him a bike. He's 69!
    He ordered up a Large purple frame on Friday. I guess it'll show up on Monday. I'm very curious to see if he keeps it purple or decides to have it coated.
    I also turned him on to the 65 dollar polished Darryls 907 is selling. I bet if he gets those, he gets the frame done black... Not really sure but I'm excited to see how this plays out.
    He's WAY more likely to ride this bike on the beach or just around his neighborhood. That being said, I'm going to build it up 1x10 with a 28 Wolftooth up front, 11-36 cassette, X7 shifter and derailleur, blah blah...
    Probably Big Fat Larrys. I was thinking about a Surly Open Bar. What do you guys think? My Dad's never going to hammer singletrack on this bike.
    I'll post pics as it happens.
    Glad to hear your Dad's getting a fatty! Definately go w a comfy cockpit. Is the open bar too much? Idk. Maybe have a couple on hand to try... Let him decide.
    The tires are the things on your bike that make contact with the trail.

  47. #247
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    Glad to hear your Dad's getting a fatty! Definately go w a comfy cockpit. Is the open bar too much? Idk. Maybe have a couple on hand to try... Let him decide.
    Yeah... I have an Open Bar, a Salsa Bend Bar and a few ODI and other risers he can try.
    I like turtles

  48. #248
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Open bar sounds great heading into the long weekend!!!

    Purple 9:Zero:7 build kit is complete...Speaking of builds all my parts have finally arrived...now I just need to find an unsuspecting builder (me) and about 2 hours of dedicated time...and a little help from my friends at the LBS who I kept in projects over the winter...only for the stem bolt anchor in the fork and the shifter cable cutting tool....hopefully they remember me?

    Peace out, wishing a safe and MTB bike filled weekend to all!

    -VB



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  49. #249
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    Quote Originally Posted by volksbike View Post
    Open bar sounds great heading into the long weekend!!!

    Purple 9:Zero:7 build kit is complete...Speaking of builds all my parts have finally arrived...now I just need to find an unsuspecting builder (me) and about 2 hours of dedicated time...and a little help from my friends at the LBS who I kept in projects over the winter...only for the stem bolt anchor in the fork and the shifter cable cutting tool....hopefully they remember me?

    Peace out, wishing a safe and MTB bike filled weekend to all!

    -VB



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Nice. I have the hubs, rims, seatpost, stem and spokes all coming.
    I'll get the wheels built up and then order the crankset, brakes and shifter and derailleur.
    I like turtles

  50. #250
    Thingamejigger
    Reputation: Flying_Scotsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    913
    VB - I spy TWO bottles of stans, how much sealant are you planning to add.... <200ml each tyre should be fine!

  51. #251
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    VB - I spy TWO bottles of stans, how much sealant are you planning to add.... <200ml each tyre should be fine!
    Hmmm-

    I'll have to check into it but I was thinking of starting with 4oz of Stans in each JJ tire??


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  52. #252
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    You're gonna want to do more than 4 oz. Remember, you have to wet the entire inside of all that tire.
    I pour a good sized puddle in my 4.8's.
    I like turtles

  53. #253
    Thingamejigger
    Reputation: Flying_Scotsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    913
    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    You're gonna want to do more than 4 oz. Remember, you have to wet the entire inside of all that tire.
    I pour a good sized puddle in my 4.8's.
    Bottle says 4.2oz for upto 4.0 tyres.... I went with 150ml (5.25oz) for my 4.8 JJ's but I also had zero leaks when I mounted them, so I know that total is still sloshing about inside.

  54. #254
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Bottle says 4.2oz for upto 4.0 tyres.... I went with 150ml (5.25oz) for my 4.8 JJ's but I also had zero leaks when I mounted them, so I know that total is still sloshing about inside.
    Sounds like more oz can't hurt!! Thx


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  55. #255
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    Looking forward to seeing that Purple bike mounted up!
    The tires are the things on your bike that make contact with the trail.

  56. #256
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    Looking forward to seeing that Purple bike mounted up!
    Me too!!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  57. #257
    Thingamejigger
    Reputation: Flying_Scotsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    913
    Back to the matter in hand.... changed over to the summer tyres! Didn't like them at first, seems I had to run them harder than my dillingers, so after a couple more lbs of pressure they seem to be not bad.

    9:zero:7 Love-27233029742_89383d3c10_c.jpg

  58. #258
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    811
    I'll have to pick up some summer tires soon. I'm not gonna go ruin the 'biests in the bare rocks.
    Old Barney has been suffering some neglect recently.

  59. #259
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,316
    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I'll have to pick up some summer tires soon. I'm not gonna go ruin the 'biests in the bare rocks.
    Old Barney has been suffering some neglect recently.
    Infidel!! You must ride...
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

  60. #260
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347

    9:zero:7 Love

    Woot woot!!!

    Making progress...feeling the purple love!



    Monster 810mm green bars



    Cut about 1 3/8 inches off the steerer tube...



    Spacer on each side of threaded BB cups...



    Shimano 10spd XT "clutch" RD...



    Also trying to shoehorn in a 180mm rear disc?




    Hopefully I Will be riding soon....

    Peace out!

    -VB





    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by volksbike; 05-30-2016 at 07:22 PM.
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  61. #261
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    180 rear disc works fine. That's what I run.
    Those Bronze Darryls look good on the purple frame. I ended up getting my dad Marges in black.

    As summer tires go, I went 29+... Chupacabras on Velocity Duallys.
    Hauled ass down the paved path to Jones Beach this afternoon. Road bike guys didn't like me blowin' past them with all my tire noise and my Hope Pro4 buzzin'.
    I like turtles

  62. #262
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,316
    I thoroughly pissed off a roadie today raisin past on my B+. Wide open throttle and left em like a dirty shirt. it pays to have a 4 barrel...




    I dunno if I'd wanna try a 180 with my Hope's. It would prolly be like my trials bike, on or off with little modulation. I do prefer a brake with a small modulation window tho'.
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

  63. #263
    Why so uptite?
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    967
    Looking good. I dig the purple!
    Collection of fun carbon & titanium bikes

    @tgi_cycling

    .

  64. #264
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    Woot is right! That is looking sharp Volksbike! Those bronze rims look good w the purple frame. Same w the green bar! I 'm hoping to do some green and blue on mine.

    I have some Wolvhammer's coming from the auction site and i just landed a Dillinger 4 and 5 both studded. Going to pick up a Bud or another D5 to run w the studded D5 and a Nate to pair w the 4. I'll switch over the studs to the 5 from the 4 me thinks.

    You running the JJ this summer?
    The tires are the things on your bike that make contact with the trail.

  65. #265
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347

    9:zero:7 Love

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    Woot is right! That is looking sharp Volksbike! Those bronze rims look good w the purple frame. Same w the green bar! I 'm hoping to do some green and blue on mine.

    I have some Wolvhammer's coming from the auction site and i just landed a Dillinger 4 and 5 both studded. Going to pick up a Bud or another D5 to run w the studded D5 and a Nate to pair w the 4. I'll switch over the studs to the 5 from the 4 me thinks.

    Nice!!

    You running the JJ this summer?
    Yes JJ all year for this bike - have some home made tire chains that work ok on the ice. I don't plan to run studded tires this winter...not in the budget...yet!

    -VB



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by volksbike; 05-31-2016 at 11:28 AM.
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  66. #266
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Photo of brake caliper mounting on 9:0:7??

    Does anyone have a shot of the spacers for the 907 aluminum frame mount up? With 180mm rotors please...




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  67. #267
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    I'll take a picture now but I won't be able to post it til I get to work in the morning.


    The part you need is: Shimano SM-MA-F180P/P2.
    I like turtles

  68. #268
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    Quote Originally Posted by volksbike View Post
    Yes JJ all year for this bike - have some home made tire chains that work ok on the ice. I don't plan to run studded tires this winter...not in the budget...yet!

    -VB
    Tire chains, or even cables must still be a good option. Easy on/off is a plus. How'd you make 'em? I got a great deal on both the Dillingers and the wolvhammers. Biding my time and looking for deals so long as i'm ready in the fall.

    Speaking of budget, i'm on the fence between the Nexties or the Clownshoes. Both of them are $$.
    The tires are the things on your bike that make contact with the trail.

  69. #269
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347

    9:zero:7 Love

    Drivetrain installed easily...nice chain line!!





    Brake caliper mounting, cable length issues...cheap Ebay Shimano BR-M355s came set up European style and the whole setup needs to be reconfigured & bled with a longer rear cable to reach the caliper...




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  70. #270
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I'll take a picture now but I won't be able to post it til I get to work in the morning.


    The part you need is: Shimano SM-MA-F180P/P2.
    Cool thanks!



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  71. #271
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    Glad to hear your Dad's getting a fatty! Definately go w a comfy cockpit. Is the open bar too much? Idk. Maybe have a couple on hand to try... Let him decide.
    I laid the Surly Open Bar on top of my Jones Loops last night. They're almost exactly the same. I think they'll be a win. Too bad I have to use adapters to make them fit the stem. Get with the program Surly. No one uses skinny bars any more.
    I like turtles

  72. #272
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    9:zero:7 Love-hempstead-20160531-00012.jpg
    I like turtles

  73. #273
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Hempstead-20160531-00012.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	285.5 KB 
ID:	1073719
    Sweet...THANKS!!! For the part nbr too!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  74. #274
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I laid the Surly Open Bar on top of my Jones Loops last night. They're almost exactly the same. I think they'll be a win. Too bad I have to use adapters to make them fit the stem. Get with the program Surly. No one uses skinny bars any more.
    I read somewhere (on the Jones or Surly sites) that Surly licensed the patented Jones bar for their bikes. Hmm maybe that is how they got the open bar?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  75. #275
    Why so uptite?
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    967
    Quote Originally Posted by volksbike View Post
    Drivetrain installed easily...nice chain line!!



    Brake caliper mounting, cable length issues...cheap Ebay Shimano BR-M355s came set up European style and the whole setup needs to be reconfigured & bled with a longer rear cable to reach the caliper...




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I had really good luck just removing the line and swapping them on a set of used SLX's that I installed that were setup moto style. Didn't even have to re-bleed.
    Collection of fun carbon & titanium bikes

    @tgi_cycling

    .

  76. #276
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347

    9:zero:7 Love

    Quote Originally Posted by EBG 18T View Post
    I had really good luck just removing the line and swapping them on a set of used SLX's that I installed that were setup moto style. Didn't even have to re-bleed.
    That's cool, sounds like you got lucky!

    In my case the moto rear line needs to be cut down and used as the front lefty lever and a new, longer line installed and bled in the rear on the right lever. The net is that the LBS labor and parts will cost more than the brakes shipped from China!! but I'm hoping to get them setup and some adapter brackets by the weekend...


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  77. #277
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    Quote Originally Posted by volksbike View Post
    Drivetrain installed easily...nice chain line!!



    How does that DT rear sound? Not that it's a big deal but i have been rolling my old XT's on my hardtail lately and they are nice and quiet.
    The tires are the things on your bike that make contact with the trail.

  78. #278
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347

    9:zero:7 Love

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    How does that DT rear sound? Not that it's a big deal but i have been rolling my old XT's on my hardtail lately and they are nice and quiet.
    DT hub is super quiet so far...MikeC recommended it for low cost & high strength...but I might need to find a louda clicka!! I'm running Northpaw 135/170mm hubs in my other fatty and I really like them and the sound they make...quieter than a Hope but still louder than the DTs.

    Final build update: Just installed the brakes --> Measure twice cut once...no more moto & they came out mint! Last things are the grips, tubeless and some time to ride and fine tune.....just in time for the weekend!!




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by volksbike; 06-03-2016 at 02:41 PM.
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  79. #279
    Why so uptite?
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    967
    Looks great!
    Collection of fun carbon & titanium bikes

    @tgi_cycling

    .

  80. #280
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    How sweet it is!

    I just got off the trail and had a blast. Love it.

    Enjoy your new ride!
    The tires are the things on your bike that make contact with the trail.

  81. #281
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,316
    How ya liking that new bike Volksbike? Sure looks nice with the bronze rims.
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

  82. #282
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347

    9:zero:7 Love

    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    How ya liking that new bike Volksbike? Sure looks nice with the bronze rims.
    Thanks guys -->> It's finally done & I love it. Spent some time setting up the JJ's tubeless and it was a learning experience. Not too bad as the compressor helps. for the record used most of one 16 oz bottle of Stans...

    So the "Prince Purple People Eater" is officially rolling on root beer float Darrlys!!! Only took it for a shakedown cruise in the rain so far but I can tell it is a big upgrade from my GBM. Weighed in at 30.6 lbs -->> not too bad considering a few low end components were used.

    This is a big bike with a long wheelbase and it fits me very well. Looking forward to getting out on the trails.

    Thanks much for everyone's help and input during the build!!!

    Peace out

    -VB














    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by volksbike; 06-05-2016 at 08:30 PM.
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  83. #283
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    Told ya you'd use more than 4 oz oz per tire.

    So... Was it the same brake adapter front and rear?
    I like turtles

  84. #284
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Told ya you'd use more than 4 oz oz per tire.

    So... Was it the same brake adapter front and rear?
    Yes. Same part for 160 to 180mm adapter worked in front as well!!

    Go out on the trail this am sweet...




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  85. #285
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    Cool. Makes sense that they'd be the same.

    Bike looks great. I built the rear wheel for my dad's purple 907 last night. I'll be posting pics of the build soon.
    I like turtles

  86. #286
    Thingamejigger
    Reputation: Flying_Scotsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    913
    Nice machine, but you loose a point for mounting the tyres the wrong way up compared to your rim stickers!

  87. #287
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347

    9:zero:7 Love

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Nice machine, but you loose a point for mounting the tyres the wrong way up compared to your rim stickers!

    Hmmmm...I see that...now...with the Jumbo Jim lettering....DOH! In the heat of the battle the Stans was a flowin' everywhere -->>I was happy to get the tires rotation directionally correct and setup tubeless...I mounted the M in JIM at both valve stems like I always do!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by volksbike; 06-07-2016 at 07:30 AM.
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  88. #288
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    5,091
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Nice machine, but you loose a point for mounting the tyres the wrong way up compared to your rim stickers!
    They guy rides a purple bike....what do you expect?

  89. #289
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347

    9:zero:7 Love

    Purple is the new black!!!





    Thanks guys loving the 9:Zero:7 so far - it feels more spread out in fitment since I'm 6'7" with the longer wheelbase and wide bars. Hydraulic brakes are a nice upgrade. Lighter weight helps too and so far my 32 NW - 36 gears are more than adequate for the local hills!!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by volksbike; 06-07-2016 at 08:52 AM.
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  90. #290
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,316
    volksbike, it's good to see your bike in fatbike habitat enjoying the day! How ya like the 9:Zero:7 so far? Sure looks better than the images on the fatbikes.com site.
    Dem wheelz! I love how nice the bronze wheels look on the purple mountain eater.
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

  91. #291
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    8,392
    Take that seat post clamp that they sent you with that frame and toss it in a field. Replace it with a Salsa Lip Lock. The factory supplied ones slip. Even my light weight 175 pound friends make them slip.
    I like turtles

  92. #292
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347
    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    volksbike...Dem wheelz! I love how nice the bronze wheels look on the purple mountain eater.
    Hope to ride some mountains soon!



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  93. #293
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,316
    Good stuff, volksbike! You did a nice build on that rig! Pix when you get out for a proper shakedown...
    Then we will hear of the excitement of the new fat!
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

  94. #294
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347

    9:zero:7 Love

    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Good stuff, volksbike! You did a nice build on that rig! Pix when you get out for a proper shakedown...
    Then we will hear of the excitement of the new fat!
    Have it dialed in pretty good after 3-4 shakedown rides this week, no major issues -> tubeless working well, brakes really quiet until I got the pads wet when rinsing off the mud, then they got loud & squeaky! Oh and I replaced the Shimano 10 spd chain pin with a SRAM Power Lock reusable master link after the pin failed due to improper install on my first ride. I hate those Shimano non-reusable pins anyway, have had too many issues with them in the past and they are not reusable.

    I'm loving the purple people eater so far!



    PPE at beaver pond



    2 purple tails up

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Last edited by volksbike; 06-09-2016 at 07:39 PM.
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  95. #295
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    4,316
    volksbike, I can relate with the Shimano pins being rubbish. As for the brake noise, it'll go away as you ride em after they dry. My brakes make noise after cleaning until I ride a short distance and use them a few times.
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

  96. #296
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    The bike looks great Volksbike! Glad to see it is working well for ya! Breaking in the new pup family member along side the new Purple 907, I see.

    I still carry a small chaintool to this day because of those shimano chains. We've broken so many of them it just became part of our necessary kit. Don't bother w the special pins, the shimano's are much more reliable using the regular links and pins IME. YMMV

    Of course, now i run Sram chains w little to no problems.
    The tires are the things on your bike that make contact with the trail.

  97. #297
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kirkerik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    243
    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Take that seat post clamp that they sent you with that frame and toss it in a field. Replace it with a Salsa Lip Lock. The factory supplied ones slip. Even my light weight 175 pound friends make them slip.
    Good to know, i was reluctant to throw down for a QR clamp given the frame came w one but now i have a second reason!

    Thanks.
    The tires are the things on your bike that make contact with the trail.

  98. #298
    Why so uptite?
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    967
    I stopped using Shimano chains once I went 10/11spd on the current bikes. I've been using the KMC X11SL & X10SL with great results. IMHO they shift as good as Shimano and have an easy quick link.
    Collection of fun carbon & titanium bikes

    @tgi_cycling

    .

  99. #299
    mtbr member
    Reputation: volksbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    347

    9:zero:7 Love

    Quote Originally Posted by EBG 18T View Post
    I stopped using Shimano chains once I went 10/11spd on the current bikes. I've been using the KMC X11SL & X10SL with great results. IMHO they shift as good as Shimano and have an easy quick link.
    Hmmm-

    I'm going to order a KMC 10.93 10 speed to as a spare, I have a new KMC Z51 with a master link, but that is one is a 6,7, 8 speed chain...Apparently all the spacing on Shimano, SRAM and Campy 10 speed is the same and all can run KMC chains? Since I have all 3 types of 10spd drivetrains, the KMC spare makes sense for me. Not saying I would run a KMC on my Campy, but apparently it is supposed to work...Also does KMC make the chains for Shimano?

    Last edited by volksbike; 06-09-2016 at 07:46 PM.
    ====================
    GBM, Pugley & 9:ZERO:7
    Surly Ogre Rigid 29er - RAGBRAI 2013
    TREK Alum Hardtail 29er - Recon Fork

  100. #300
    Why so uptite?
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    967

    9:zero:7 Love

    Volksbike - I am running KMC chains on an SRAM X9 (10sp), Shimano XTR (10sp) & XTR (11sp), Shimano Dura Ace (10sp) and my Campy Chorus (10sp) with no issues.

    I find that the KMC chains wear better for me than other chains I have used.

    No idea who actually makes Shimano, SRAM or Campy chains. Curious now though..
    Collection of fun carbon & titanium bikes

    @tgi_cycling

    .

Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 35
    Last Post: 11-25-2014, 07:32 AM
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-15-2013, 05:22 PM
  3. Do you love your Pivot 5.7? Do you love your Turner 5.Spot?
    By nando in forum Bike and Frame discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-03-2012, 08:23 AM

Members who have read this thread: 220

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •