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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugeye View Post
    ...Other than the purple cable housings, I like the Black/Purple combo....nice work!
    I was going to go with black and than after the Angry Catfish build was going to go purple on the housings. Is it too much?

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    Damn that thing looks seriously rad in purple and black!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipstall View Post
    I was going to go with black and than after the Angry Catfish build was going to go purple on the housings. Is it too much?
    In my opinion, yes. Bright-colored cable housing is certainly eye-grabbing, but I don't understand why anyone would want to draw attention to their cables in the first place. Camouflage them. Black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cendres View Post
    In my opinion, yes. Bright-colored cable housing is certainly eye-grabbing, but I don't understand why anyone would want to draw attention to their cables in the first place. Camouflage them. Black.
    all part of the collection of colors and if it feels right then do it. bright and lively colors are cool.

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    Is there a go to crankset? I'm finding trying to pick one a major pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipstall View Post
    I was going to go with black and than after the Angry Catfish build was going to go purple on the housings. Is it too much?
    I don't think so, Is kind of a nice color detail it complement the rest of the accents..

    Ps: I'm such a dummy I did not get a pair of does purple rims..

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    hey purple peoples.

    I'm building a new FATbike for my wife and she loves purple.

    I've been able to get a hold of purple gear outer... but no such luck with purple hydraulic hose.

    Any of you purple fanatics able to point me in the right direction?

    I mean... we deal with QBP but they have nothing that I could find. (maybe I need to look harder?)

    This is to be her dream bike. So I want to make it "purfect"...

    Elvis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis @ Dirt Works View Post
    hey purple peoples.

    I'm building a new FATbike for my wife and she loves purple.

    I've been able to get a hold of purple gear outer... but no such luck with purple hydraulic hose.

    Any of you purple fanatics able to point me in the right direction?

    I mean... we deal with QBP but they have nothing that I could find. (maybe I need to look harder?)

    This is to be her dream bike. So I want to make it "purfect"...

    Elvis.
    did you check Jagwire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    did you check Jagwire?
    Jagwire was the first place I went.

    HyFlow Quick-Fit Hydraulic Hose | Jagwire USA

    No purple.

    Alligator

    Alligator Cables-manufacturer of brake and control cables for the bicycle, motorcycle

    no purple...

    Maybe she's doomed to run black hydro hoses...

    Elvis.

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    Guys I need to decide on a crankset tomorrow, any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tipstall View Post
    Guys I need to decide on a crankset tomorrow, any help?
    Do you not want to go with the E13 one? it works well on mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis @ Dirt Works View Post
    hey purple peoples.

    I'm building a new FATbike for my wife and she loves purple.

    I've been able to get a hold of purple gear outer... but no such luck with purple hydraulic hose.

    Any of you purple fanatics able to point me in the right direction?

    I mean... we deal with QBP but they have nothing that I could find. (maybe I need to look harder?)

    This is to be her dream bike. So I want to make it "purfect"...

    Elvis.
    I saw these online at RCZbikeshop.com.
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    The e13 is not available.

    Current Build Plan

    Front Der SRAM X.7
    Rear Der Sram X.9 Type 9 Speed
    Cassette SRAM PG-1050 11-36T
    Chain KMC X10
    Crankset Surly MR Whirly Crankset
    Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44
    Stem Salsa Pro Moto 2
    Handlebar H-BarŪ Jones Loop aluminum black
    Grips Lizard Skins Lock-On Logo Grip
    Shifter SRAM X9 Trigger
    Front Brake Avid BB7
    Rear Brake Avid BB7
    Brake Lever Love Lever 2.5, black
    Rotors 160mm Front/160mm Rear
    Seatpost Salsa Pro Moto 2 27.2
    Saddle WTB Pure V Team
    Tires 45N Husker Du 26 x 4.0", 120tpi Folding
    Front Hub Salsa Enabler, 32H
    Rear Hub Salsa Mukluk 2, 32H
    Rims Surly Holy Rolling Darryl

    New teaser pic

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    I have a craving for grape soda all of a sudden!

    Looks good guys!
    Riding.....

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    grape ape!!

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    Wheels started

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    Jay working on the Grape Ape. Many parts out of stock so it's been going a little slow. Weather in Chicago should be 50 this weekend so we are hoping to be ready.

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    Picked up the Grape Ape today. We played with the seat and fork length before finally cutting the steerer. Final weight with pedals was 33.5 lbs. Rode it home and looking forward to riding again tomorrow.















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    What a beautiful bike! Enjoy it!
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    fantastic build.

    my wife must *never* see this page. She loves purple...

    Elvis.

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    I love the rims!

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    Great combo. I wish they did a purple marge lite, I would have that frame and those wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR2ebike View Post
    Great combo. I wish they did a purple marge lite, I would have that frame and those wheels.
    easy with powder coating as you have access to a plethora of colors but i suspect you may already know this.

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    Really nice touch with the grips.

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    Very nice build

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