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    Wink The Blue Chubby Chick

    Finally got my 2013 9zero7 and I just finish building her last night.





    170mm rear end. Hope hub and 183mm rotor.


    King 44mm "inset" headset for steeper head angle (i did not work to well, still very slack)


    XTR 970 "STI" brake/shift levers on easton haven bars.


    Maverick SC32 fork.




    XTR brakes, hopefully they work as great as my old ones if not better.


    Cool details..

    Chainstay protector made from a "mister tuffy"


    I safety wire the grips so they don't move around when they get wet.


    With this technique that i developed (to use on Dakar motorcycles, etc) you only need to worry about a single "Pooky" thing at the very end but you can still insert it into the grip so no big deal.


    Things to do, make tubeless but so far no luck..
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    Congratulations! That is a really nice looking build, do you have a total weight with the fork? I really like the grip trick, I had been wiring grips on for years, but then they introduced the lock-ons. I do like the Oury's since they remind me of my M/C racing days. I just picked up the same color 9:zero:7 in a medium today from my LBS (West Hill Shop), so it is particularly nice to see yours built up.

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    WOW !
    Super Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by wardo78 View Post
    Congratulations! That is a really nice looking build, do you have a total weight with the fork? I really like the grip trick, I had been wiring grips on for years, but then they introduced the lock-ons. I do like the Oury's since they remind me of my M/C racing days. I just picked up the same color 9:zero:7 in a medium today from my LBS (West Hill Shop), so it is particularly nice to see yours built up.

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    Wardo no idea how much she Weight and sincerely I don't want to know since is not much more I can do about it..

    My self I don't like Lock-on grips since the plastic core takes about half the diameter and then the rubber layer end up been really thin..

    Ps: OURY grips rule

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnsgotapugsley View Post
    WOW !
    Super Nice
    Thanks John I'm really happy about the result, Hell I wait almost two months for it (since it was a 2013 frame)

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    More cushion for the pushing!

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    I like your helper


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    * Frame, Size:... 9zero7 size large (20")
    * Fork:... Maverick SC32
    * Brakes & shifters:... Shimano 970 XTR "STI" 9speed shifters
    * Rotors:.. Hope 183mm floating rotors front and rear
    * Front derailleur:.. XTR 970 9 speed triple
    * Rear Derailleur:.. XTR 952
    * Cranks:.. Bontrager ISIS something or other 42/32/22 (for now)
    * Bottom bracket:.. FSA isis platinum
    * Pedals:... Shimano 636
    * Stem:... Thomson, size I'm not sure until I test ride it
    * Handlebar:... Easton heaven
    * Seatpost:... Thomson 30.9 x 410mm
    * Saddle:.. Old salsa saddle for now very comfortable
    * Chain:... SRAM 9speed
    * Headset:... Chris King 44mm Inset
    * Grips:.. Oury
    * Front Tire:.. Larry
    * Front Rim/ Spokes:.. DT DB 14/15 262mm
    * Front Hub/Skewer:.. Maverick 24mm
    * Rear Tire:.. Endo
    * Rear hub:.. Hope 170mm whatever the name is
    * Rear Rim/ Spokes:... DT DB 14/15 262mm
    * Cables:..Jackwire full housing, black Teflon coated cables.
    * Misc:.. Mister tuffy tire liner for chainstay protection.
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    Looks Awesome!
    Very Nice build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan GSR View Post
    I like your helper
    Oh yeah she loves Bicycles already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyh83 View Post
    Looks Awesome!
    Very Nice build.
    Thanks senor, I'm super exited

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    I just spit up all over my keyboard thank you very much Safety wire pliers are the bomb for sure and have a pr in my box to make use of, i always used 3 wraps of wire for grips but yours may be an improved style.

    Was the SC32 readily avail or something you've had for awhile??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    I just spit up all over my keyboard thank you very much Safety wire pliers are the bomb for sure and have a pr in my box to make use of, i always used 3 wraps of wire for grips but yours may be an improved style.
    You are very welcome, Yea safety wire pliers are the bomb, I got to use them a lot preparing race bikes (motos) but I wish I learn from a aircraft guy since does guys have tons of great tricks and fancy procedures.

    Yes I do believe my technique is a big improvement over the "four single loops"



    Was the SC32 readily avail or something you've had for awhile??
    I purchase the fork from a guy on pink bike, but so far is been kind of a nightmare, the steer tube was compromise when somebody took the lower race with a chisel or something that scratch the surface very deep, so I got my friend JP Morgen to make me a new steer tube something that Ethan the Maverick guru does not offer.

    Plus the damper rod is not working so I need to take the forks apart, but not from now since I'm dyeing to ride it..

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    One of the nicest bikes I've seen in a while. Great job.
    Almost a shame to get it dirty.

    P.S....would have looked better with a Lefty.
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    Like the soft blue color. Great build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    I purchase the fork from a guy on pink bike, but so far is been kind of a nightmare, the steer tube was compromise when somebody took the lower race with a chisel or something that scratch the surface very deep, so I got my friend JP Morgen to make me a new steer tube something that Ethan the Maverick guru does not offer.
    I don't see many of these is that due to Maverick being out of bizz or just the other brands surpassed them tech wise??

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmaxx4 View Post
    One of the nicest bikes I've seen in a while. Great job.
    Almost a shame to get it dirty.
    Thanks, I don't care about mud or grime I tend to keep them really clean using this method.



    P.S....would have looked better with a Lefty.
    Sadly I was running out of money for the build so I had to sell my Lefty, someday I will have one again..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    I don't see many of these is that due to Maverick being out of bizz or just the other brands surpassed them tech wise??
    From what I understand they where really advance, (specially the DUC32) but sincerely I have no clue of the current developments..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Way View Post
    Like the soft blue color. Great build!

    I'm not to much into Blues or reds for that matter, but I do think this two work pretty well together, specially with the white contrast..

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    Very nice build. Did you go with narrow tires so you could use the suspension fork or do you just prefer the narrower tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    Very nice build. Did you go with narrow tires so you could use the suspension fork or do you just prefer the narrower tires?
    A combination of the two, I got them used as a steeping stone until I figure out the whole riding experience, yes the fork is a limiting factor at the moment (I can always use it on one of my 29er's so no big deal) but I may go with something wider in the back..

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    Nice build!
    I think wrapping the chain stay with some white tape would look cool but thats just me...of course it would get dirty quick lol.

    The maverick is a decent fork, better than rigid for sure!

    (and yes, they are out of biz now )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Nice build!
    I think wrapping the chain stay with some white tape would look cool but thats just me...of course it would get dirty quick lol.
    Oh that is a idea, I do it if you offer to clean it after every ride...


    The maverick is a decent fork, better than rigid for sure!

    (and yes, they are out of biz now )
    For a brilliant as Paul Turner his he does not know how to keep his companys afloat..

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    Excellent build! I really like your color choices. Very unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cendres View Post
    Excellent build! I really like your color choices. Very unique.
    Thanks senor, you have great taste too..

    Just as a suggestion I find much better to run the shifter and brake housing to the opposite side from where they come from to avoid damage to the paint in the frame and also improve shifting do to the rounder routing,

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    You guys where right this bikes are a lot of fun.


    The little first test ride was awesome except for the fact the Endo tire suck A^^ in the snow/ice (worth the try at least) the rest of the bike perform to perfection even the front tire was fine or at least not noticeable.

    Thanks again for holding my hand with all my silly questions..
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    Me too got the Blues

    That is a nice bike you have there, for sure. just wanted to share a pic of my lady's zero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by railntrail View Post
    That is a nice bike you have there, for sure. just wanted to share a pic of my lady's zero.
    Cool the green rims look great too.

    I was not to sure about the white rims on my bike so I paint them my self, but now I totally love them, I will wait until the summer to get them painted right..

    Wonderful pictures by the way
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    We when on a run/bike again with little Kiersten the bike perform great, even in the mud, I can not even imagine how it will be with the nate's


    Happy family


    Here you can even find a little Video of a hill climb that as usual looks really flat even if is not.

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    Nice bike and photos. Enjoy it.

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    Looks Great....Post a pic of the bike on CH FB page...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOBBY605 View Post
    Looks Great....Post a pic of the bike on CH FB page...
    You got it, you guys rule..

    Also look on the link to the video for my photo gallery and download as many as you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limba View Post
    Nice bike and photos. Enjoy it.
    Oh man you guys are right, this bikes are a ton of fun..

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    I just came back from my first "Real ride", the bike works great, actually climbs really well (about 20psi on the tires since is no snow to deal with) the only strange thing is a weird feeling in the front end at speed (around 20/25mph) the front end just feels like is "rotating on axis" aka flexing like crazy, but I look down and I don't think it is, Craig thinks is the fork it self, my self I'm still not so sure, the funny things is that the bike climbs quite well even with the super slack head angle (for my taste, it most be 67 maybe 68 degrees at the most with the tall fork) but descending is where the issues come about..

    Over all I'm really happy, the shifting and braking work flawlessly also the fit is spot on and super comfortable, now I just need to get used to the front end or do something drastic about it, I grow up riding and racing rigid bikes so going forkless is not a big deal for me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post


    For a brilliant as Paul Turner his he does not know how to keep his companys afloat..
    I think he is with xfusion now? I hope they give us a fat fork option some day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    I think he is with xfusion now? I hope they give us a fat fork option some day
    Amen for that..

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    Do I have my tire "backwards"...

    I was sure chevrons where run this way, but maybe I'm wrong..

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    Do I have my tire "backwards"...

    I was sure chevrons where run this way, but maybe I'm wrong..
    generally, if minimal rolling resistance is desired, the tire should be swapped around. when rolling, if the "point" of the chevron hits first, everything else follows suit easier. That said many, perhaps most, users have the Endomorph on like yours to increase the traction on loose material. Gives kind of a paddlewheel effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombinate View Post
    generally, if minimal rolling resistance is desired, the tire should be swapped around. when rolling, if the "point" of the chevron hits first, everything else follows suit easier. That said many, perhaps most, users have the Endomorph on like yours to increase the traction on loose material. Gives kind of a paddlewheel effect.

    Thanks glad to know I was not going crazy.

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    Three long rides so far and this bike keeps getting better and better with every mile, now I totally understand the "You don't need snow to ride a fat bike" way of life (or sand I imagine).

    Handling still a little strange and not as crisp as many of my other bikes, but I'm getting use to it in a hurry.

    Thanks again for showing me the ropes.

    Ps: my Nate's will arrive next week hopefully before the next storm.

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    Sweet ride!

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    Nice!


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    The Nates will transform the way your bike rides. Much less push into the corners and a lot less drift mid-corner. I think you'll be pleased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cendres View Post
    The Nates will transform the way your bike rides. Much less push into the corners and a lot less drift mid-corner. I think you'll be pleased.
    Great..

    How about the rolling resistance I bet she will be a lot slower

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    Yep, lots more of that, too. But it's a worthwhile trade, to me at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cendres View Post
    Yep, lots more of that, too. But it's a worthwhile trade, to me at least.
    Well my current tires are useless in the snow and specially ice, so is not like I have any choice, plus I don't plan to ride the bike on the road, so maybe the drag will be less of a issue.

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    Maybe the only disadvantage of riding a pretty bike, specially one with big old tires is that everybody want to know about it and then your rides get longer, No big deal I like to chat with people anyway, so far I let two guys ride her (around my same size) and they really like the way she rode in fact they where really impress how well it accelerate and how smooth it feels even on rocky singletrack..


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    One thing that bug me about this frame (maybe the only thing) is that a full size water bottle did not fit on the seat tube mounting holes, what where they thinking I have no clue (maybe space to mount for the problem solver)

    In any case I decide to solve the problem.

    First of all I have a "riv-nut" rivet gun but I did not want to compromise the integrity and warranty of the frame by drilling holes on it..


    I use a old piece of delrin from a old skateboard railing (really old school) (since the extra hole big hole in the middle)


    Sorry for the blurry picture.


    Cage mount it..


    I may make another bracket a little lower from a different piece of material since I still have room to go down (I had a pre-made hole on the part I was using) but at least now the long water bottle fit just fine..
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    Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cendres View Post
    Well done!
    Thanks senor, is a very simple mode, but it does the trick well..

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