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    What did UPS bring today?

    Wheels still missing, dammit!
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    I think this would call for a......
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    And I love beer!!

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    Time for

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    Got few parts installed

    Got the fork, stem, bottom bracket, seatpost and seat installed today. Next i got to install the cranks but missing the 8mm hex key, gotta go buy one.
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    Nice build!

    My wife stole my carver fork so I picked up a Sarma for my Jackalope build... its a nice looking fork!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk1er18 View Post
    Nice build!

    My wife stole my carver fork so I picked up a Sarma for my Jackalope build... its a nice looking fork!
    So which one do you prefer, the Carver or the Sarma?

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    I haven't ridden the Sarma yet so I can't really speak in terms of reliability. I also got the fork at a huge discount and dont have to swap my lower headset bearing so it was a no brainer to give it a shot. If buying new, id stick with Carver. Wouldn't surprise me if they have a thru axle obeast fork soon
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    The Wait Is Finally Over!!!

    After 2 months of waiting the bike is complete
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    That turned out awesome, well done sir!!
    And I love beer!!

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    Thank You Bob

    Went tubeless and total weight came down to 27.8 lbs

    Not bad for a steel frame

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    Couldn't ask for a better bike

    Very light and very sturdy, just the way i like it!
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    nice build!
    two wheel livin'..

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    Quote Originally Posted by anortherncrazy View Post
    nice build!
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi-iv View Post
    Thank You Bob

    Went tubeless and total weight came down to 27.8 lbs

    Not bad for a steel frame
    Thats an awesome rig with the red accents and darn light for a steel fatty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRock24 View Post
    Thats an awesome rig with the red accents and darn light for a steel fatty!
    Thank You

    I just need few more matching red items, found out that KMC has Red/Black chain and also i need 29.6 seatpost clamp in Red which is hard to find.

    Kmc chain: http://www.socaltrailriders.org/foru...0&d=1335206944

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    nice work
    what rims did you go with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironpo View Post
    nice work
    what rims did you go with?
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    I have two sets of rims, the ones on the bike right now are Velocity Dually laced to 616 red hubs and the other set that i have is Schlick Northpaw-s 47 laced to black 616 hubs and Sapim double butted spokes.

    The Northpaws are little lighter by maybe 100 grams for both.

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    Love to see a ride report!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwh View Post
    Love to see a ride report!
    I will be short - rides like dream and way better than any production fat bike. I will be getting another 616 for my wife and will try to talk them into fabricating one for my daughter as well.

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    Wow very nice job putting that bike together. I almost got the Duallies with the red hubs but I ended up with the black ones. I had mucho rojo going on my bike. The KMC black and red chain just looks black on my rig now, it has been hard to keep the red clean.

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    Any updates to share? I've talked to John a few times and am considering a frameset. Will it fit 29+ wheels? How would you rate stiffness of the frame?
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    Enjoy the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBIkid View Post
    Any updates to share? I've talked to John a few times and am considering a frameset. Will it fit 29+ wheels? How would you refrigerate stiffness?
    I've had mine built up for a few months, frame seems stiff to me, I get a good amount of flex from a salsa enabler fork, but pedaling feels great single speed with 32/22 gearing.

    Not sure about 29+ looks like it might work, chainstays might be tight. Husker Dus on 80mm rims for reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adw31 View Post
    I've had mine built up for a few months, frame seems stiff to me, I get a good amount of flex from a salsa enabler fork, but pedaling feels great single speed with 32/22 gearing.

    Not sure about 29+ looks like it might work, chainstays might be tight. Husker Dus on 80mm rims for reference.
    Thanks for the reply. I'd like setup 29+ with Knards on Blunt 35s, so I'd hope those would fit?

    Mind if I ask about rider weight? I check in around 215 lbs., but ride fairly smooth.

    You mentioned an Enabler fork...are you running an Enabler on this frame? If yes, I'd like to hear hwo it affects the geometry since it's built around a 450mm fork.
    Enjoy the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBIkid View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I'd like setup 29+ with Knards on Blunt 35s, so I'd hope those would fit?

    Mind if I ask about rider weight? I check in around 215 lbs., but ride fairly smooth.

    You mentioned an Enabler fork...are you running an Enabler on this frame? If yes, I'd like to hear hwo it affects the geometry since it's built around a 450mm fork.
    I've been weighing in around 180-190 plus camelback, stuck to mostly flat trails. I built it on a budget its actually a demo frame I bought from John off the facebook trader, he had said an Enabler would work fine. I already had the fork to try and replace one on a bikes direct bike, but decided to just start new. On the trail handles great, but I don't have a good comparison to know if it steers any different.

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