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    The One (Ti Fatback)

    So I'm selling three Surly bikes (Pugs, Dummy, and LHT) to finance and build The One.

    Build list:
    - 16" titanium Fatback frame
    - Steel Fatback fork with extra bottle mounts (thanks, Tim)
    - Uma II rims with Hadley hubs and ti' skewers
    - Thomson seatpost & stem
    - Jones Loop titanium H-Bar
    - Fatback/Hive crankset
    - Speedway's new Ti pedals (hopefully)

    Frame/fork are on the way. Still trying to move the Dummy frame/fork and LHT so I can finance the wheelset, etc.

    Pics to follow...
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    That thing is gonna be pimp!! Can't wait to see it.

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    No carbon fork??

    Move along, folks. Nothing to see here.


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    Always wanted a full loop bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    No carbon fork??

    Move along, folks. Nothing to see here.

    Heh. Thought about it, believe me!

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    Any chance the Dummy is a 22"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot
    Any chance the Dummy is a 22"?
    Sorry—18".

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    Yeah, not everyone is a giant like you, lancelot! Us little six-footers have rights too!
    one by nine works just fine but single speed is all ya need
    BTW, it’s called “sarcasm”; you’re soaking in it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    So I'm selling three Surly bikes (Pugs, Dummy, and LHT) to finance and build The One.

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    I'm looking for a used Pug.

    Let me know the details when you are ready to sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete
    I'm looking for a used Pug.

    Let me know the details when you are ready to sell.

    SPP

    Sorry—should have stated up front: the Pugs and LHT are sold. Just the 18" Dummy frame and forks are left.

    Edit: LHT buyer bailed. It's still for sale. If you fit a 50cm LHT and want a fair deal on an ultimate LHT build, I've posted details here:

    http://www.adventurecycling.org/foru...p?topic=8444.0

    Now...where were we? Oh, yes. The One.

    Those sweet U.S. Hadley hubs get released into the wild on March 8th...
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    Wheelset ordered from Speedway (thanks, Jeff!)—the US Hadley/Fatback hubs are due Monday (3/14).

    Lost my mind and added a SRAM XG999 cassette to the rear wheel.

    Fatback Ti pedals are coming, too.

    Yikes. What in the world have I done...

    ...oh, I remember: sell 3 bikes to fund this project.


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    Anyone have advice on SRAM rear derailleur and SRAM shifters for my Fatback build? I figure since I'm spec'ing that 999 cassette I might as well spec SRAM stuff where possible. But I have no idea what to buy, other than the fact that I need 9-speed compatibility.

    Any Fatback owners out there with knowledge to share including cage length recommendations for the rear d'?

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    X-9 is super nice (without being outrageous) if you can afford it. Otherwise, x-7 is durable and works well. If 1 or 2 x 9, you could probably get away with medium cage. Short cage would work with 1 x 9, but would limit your options in the future if you ever wanted to add another ring up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    X-9 is super nice (without being outrageous) if you can afford it. Otherwise, x-7 is durable and works well. If 1 or 2 x 9, you could probably get away with medium cage. Short cage would work with 1 x 9, but would limit your options in the future if you ever wanted to add another ring up front.
    Thanks, Sean. So, if I'm running the Fatback/Hive triple crankset, I'd need to go long cage?

    And shifters...do SRAM's Twist shifters have a good rep (assuming they'd fit on my Jones bar)?

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    Not sure about fit on a Jones bar. Greg or one of the Jones owners on here might be better able to answer that. If you're running 3x9, then yeah, long cage is the only way to go.

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    I have a lot of X.9 and X.0 stuff. The '9 is almost as snappy, and lasts almost as long. I would be happy running either. You could probably get away with a medium cage if don't cross chain.

    I have '0 grip shifters on my Fatback, but on all my other bikes I run triggers. There is less stuff to freeze on 'twisties'.

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    Your killing us, lets see some build pics!

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    Thanks Sean & tscheezy. Planning to call Speedgoat today and finish parts ordering.

    And FarNorth, they're coming...everything should arrive from Alaska next week.

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    I run a short cage X0 2x9 (34/12) with no issues on my Sultan.
    One reason I prefer the X0 rear der. is the ability to swap/replace cages...


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    XO was my preference before I bought a Rohloff. Super crisp shifting. Twist shifters will fit the loop bar no problem. Good choice with the bar. The ti loop bar is really sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suba
    XO was my preference before I bought a Rohloff. Super crisp shifting. Twist shifters will fit the loop bar no problem. Good choice with the bar. The ti loop bar is really sweet.
    You and jncarpenter reminded me of something: This past year, the Fatback/Hive crankset (on my Pugs) rarely saw any big ring action...

    I'm going to move that triple crankset to the Fatback frame, but I'm thinking about swapping the big ring for a rock ring, and running this as a 2x9 with the XG999 11-32 cassette.

    Possible?

    Thanks very much for the advice. I've been running typical 3-ring drivetrains since...forever, so I have no clue about 2x9's, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    You and jncarpenter reminded me of something: This past year, the Fatback/Hive crankset (on my Pugs) rarely saw any big ring action...

    I'm going to move that triple crankset to the Fatback frame, but I'm thinking about swapping the big ring for a rock ring, and running this as a 2x9 with the XG999 11-32 cassette.

    Possible?

    Thanks very much for the advice. I've been running typical 3-ring drivetrains since...forever, so I have no clue about 2x9's, etc.
    Yep easy swap. Remove big ring, install bash guard, adjust front derailleur limit screw so you can't shift past the middle ring accidentally.

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    Got a good deal on some stuff, so I pulled the trigger. Will be running as a triple (for now), using:

    SRAM X.0 Twist Shifter Set
    Black, Mountain Triple

    SRAM® X.0 Rear Derailleur
    Red, Long, Top-Normal (Traditional)

    SRAM® PC-991 Hollow-pin 9-Speed Chain
    Silver, 9-Speed

    I believe I am done spec'ing and ready to get wrenching...

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    Thanks, looks forward to your build. I been thinking hard about a Ti Fatback.

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    Good choices! I really like the XO twist setup and run it with the Jones H-Loop on my AL Fatback. 2x9 with med cage. I really prefer to keep my cage as short as possible. I got good deals on them awhile back when collecting for a few projects and Pricepoint was good on price and availability at the time. Very cool build you are working on! Enjoy!

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    Update: Frame Size Change

    Just talked to Tim at Speedway. Patient dude (Thanks, Tim!).

    After several minutes of discussion, we decided to put me on a 16" frame instead. For those of you who are looking for sizing information for a Ti Fatback, here's some background on me that may (or may not) help you decide your own size choice:

    My personal measurements:
    Height: 67.75 inches
    Sternal Notch: 55.75
    Inseam: 32.85
    Arm Length: 20.45
    Thigh: 23.5
    Lower Leg: 21.33
    Shoulders: 15.75

    Bikes I've owned (last 10 years, shown in order):
    Medium '01 Santa Cruz Heckler
    18" 1x1
    18" Big Dummy
    50cm Long Haul Trucker

    I did a 2 hour fitting for that Trucker, and I could've easily fit a 52cm frame. That said, the 50cm was a solid fit...although I ended up putting a 130mm stem on it...

    So you'd think I'd take an 18" Ti Fatback, right? Right. Me, too. But given the following issues...

    - I'm shrinking
    - I'm planning to use this FB as a more traditional mountain bike (not much snow here)

    ...I think the 16" will be a twitchier, 'throw-it-around' kinda fit over the 18".

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    I'd be all over that Big Dummy f&f, but I fear the shipping to Australia might prove a little too difficult. :^(

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    I'm 5'10" and have a 32 inseam the 18" Ti. is long in the TT. I run a Speedway Ti. bar and have a 60mm stem. The 16" sounds like what you would want to run.

    BTW it's one of my favorite bikes.

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    At 5'6" you will defintely need the 16" frame. The 18-incher would be waaaaaay too big for you. I'm 5'8" and the 16" FB Alu frame fits exactly like my MD 2011 Epic 29er.

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    Looking forward man! I must say, I missed riding with ya this winter.

    That is going to be a really nice build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by surlyoldman
    Looking forward man! I must say, I missed riding with ya this winter.

    That is going to be a really nice build!
    Yeah...I'm Jonesin' to get my paws on the Jones and this build. Just waiting on the U.S. Hadley hubs—Speedway says they're still a couple weeks out (end of March).

    And still have the LHT and it's parts for sale....

    (cue Jeopardy theme song)

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    I'm with you on the Jonesin' as I am also waiting on the Hadley hubs for the Fatback I'm having built by One On One here in Mpls. I don't quite have the scratch for the Ti frame particularly since this will be my first fat bike so mine will be the blue alu but it should be sweet.

    The stars align to get a project like this going and then you wait. By the time it all comes together I may have to head to Alaska just to find some snow to ride it on :-0
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    I went and took a pic. of mine, just to get you thinking.


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    Thanks, dvo1! I just drooled into my keyboard.

    Yours is a 16"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    Thanks, dvo1! I just drooled into my keyboard.

    Yours is a 16"?
    18"

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    dvo 1,

    You got me thinking too,

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    Can someone fill me in, please? Need to know what size seatpost clamp is needed for the Ti Fatback frame. Thanks!

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    mangoman,

    Speedway's website says 31.6 for Ti and Alum frames. It can be found on their sizing chart page.

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    mangoman,

    Speedway's website says 31.6 for Ti and Alum frames. It can be found on their sizing chart page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarNorth
    mangoman,

    Speedway's website says 31.6 for Ti and Alum frames. It can be found on their sizing chart page.

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    Thanks, Steve. But still unsure about the clamp size...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    Thanks, Steve. But still unsure about the clamp size...
    34.9mm I have a thomson. Actually like the one that comes stock better though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1
    34.9mm I have a thomson. Actually like the one that comes stock better though.
    Speedway includes a 'post clamp? And given Thomson's reputation, saying you like the stock clamp makes me curious as to Why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    Speedway includes a 'post clamp? And given Thomson's reputation, saying you like the stock clamp makes me curious as to Why.

    My other bike runs one, the seat tube is slightly less then 34.9 on the fatback and the Thomson clamp seems to need to be closed further then it should be imho so I run the Lynskey one.

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    dvo1: thanks for the feedback!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    dvo1: thanks for the feedback!
    Maybe I should say, get the frame install your seatpost and measure the size of the seat clamp area, I can check mine tonight, if it is low like my fatback, I would say don't get a thomson clamp, if it is higher like my pro29 get one.

    The Thomson post might run bigger then the Lynskey one, I can't remember if it does or not though.

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    Thanks again, dvo1. Good to know.

    UPDATE on The One:
    Wheelset #2 has been ordered, and it'll sport black Stans Arch rims, black spokes, a red US Hadley hub, red nips, and another SRAM XG999 cassette.

    Still waitin' on those US Hadley hubs.

    Forgot to ask Tim at Speedway: If I spend X amount of dollars in one month at Speedway, do I get a free Speedway pewter chalice for drinking my post-build celebration IPA?

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    The Pro is 35.1mm right below the seat clamp the fatback is 34.7mm I bet the Thomson clamp would be fine on my Fatback if I had a thomson post.

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    I'm officially bikeless—sold the LHT and other parts this morning. I haven't been bikeless since I was a toddler. This is weird.

    Anyone know if the new US Hadley hubs have landed at Speedway this week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    I'm officially bikeless—sold the LHT and other parts this morning. I haven't been bikeless since I was a toddler. This is weird.

    Anyone know if the new US Hadley hubs have landed at Speedway this week?
    Yup, I was waiting on them too and just got the word that they, along with the frame, cranks, UMA II 70 should arrive here in Mpls. early next week some time.

    Now that everything is coming together for my build it's likely a guarantee that we are totally done with snow for the season. Gonna have to find some sandy beaches to ride waiting for winter to return.

    Oh, as for bikeless, can you really do that?!? Maybe that's why I have 8...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgileCarbon
    Yup, I was waiting on them too and just got the word that they, along with the frame, cranks, UKA II 70 should arrive here in Mpls. early next week some time.
    Rockin' good news. Thanks for the post, AC!

    Quote Originally Posted by AgileCarbon
    Now that everything is coming together for my build it's likely a guarantee that we are totally done with snow for the season. Gonna have to find some sandy beaches to ride waiting for winter to return.
    Exactly!

    Quote Originally Posted by AgileCarbon
    Oh, as for bikeless, can you really do that?!? Maybe that's why I have 8...
    I'm doing it—unfortunately. But thanks to your good news, I'm guessing I won't be in this weird state for much longer...

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    At the risk of acting like a post-count whore, being bikeless is starting to sink in... I realize how much I use my bikes for comfort, release, prayer time, meditation...

    ...but Greg emailed on the 6th to say those US Hadley hubs were due in a day or two. Which means I *might* see all this stuff arrive late next week...?

    Ride a lap for me, kids.

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    Thanks, Borgschulze. Much appreciated.

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    Just received some fat boxes full of fatness. First reaction: this little 16" ti' frame is freaky light. Pics to come....
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    Let's do this thing.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5635802949/" title="16&quot; ti' Fatback by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5102/5635802949_d71dae4c51_b.jpg" width="1024" height="765" alt="16&quot; ti' Fatback"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5636379320/" title="Fat Set by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5101/5636379320_65474defab_b.jpg" width="765" height="1024" alt="Fat Set"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5635798911/" title="Skinny Set by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5143/5635798911_5df6c6afc1_b.jpg" width="1024" height="765" alt="Skinny Set"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5636376560/" title="Hadley ti' skewers by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5261/5636376560_e573340e25_b.jpg" width="765" height="1024" alt="Hadley ti' skewers"></a>

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    Will you adopt me?

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    Wow. The mothership has finally arrived.
    What you have there is what I most lust after (in the realm of cycling).
    Enjoy the build. I suggest pacing yourself.
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    @tscheezy: Made me laugh out loud. Yeah, consider yourself family. But remember... after funding this project, I'm like Spanish architecture—Baroque!

    So please bring a case of Ramen with you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeVT
    Wow. The mothership has finally arrived.
    What you have there is what I most lust after (in the realm of cycling).
    Enjoy the build. I suggest pacing yourself.
    Yessir. But know that there ain't no trust fund buried in the backyard. I had to sell everything to afford this. All my bikes and extra parts. Miscellaneous camping and shooting gear.

    Even sold a Glock pistol.

    It was a bit crazy. But I just answered the question: What would I build if I could simplify down to one bicycle? {and...um... two wheelsets...}

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    Wow, beautiful. so jealous. I just got my 16" ti fatback too . I also wanted to build a 29er set, but had to spend the money on my taxes. i only got the imported fatback hub, those hadley are NICE. how much were the 29er build up?

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    Congrats M!
    Ti...Black..Red...I liket it!
    The One will be awesome!

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    This is going to be sooooooo cool!!!

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    Wow, nice toys you have there! Happy days

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    Congrats! I'm sure it was tough selling everything in order to get this, but it looks as though it'll be worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    Baroque!
    Dude....

    Dude.

    How can such a corny person ride such an awesome bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller
    How can such a corny person ride such an awesome bike?
    That was pretty bad. Unusually and horribly bad.
    Last edited by mangoman; 04-27-2011 at 06:25 AM.

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    wow

    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    Let's do this thing.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5635802949/" title="16&quot; ti' Fatback by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5102/5635802949_d71dae4c51_b.jpg" width="1024" height="765" alt="16&quot; ti' Fatback"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5636379320/" title="Fat Set by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5101/5636379320_65474defab_b.jpg" width="765" height="1024" alt="Fat Set"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5635798911/" title="Skinny Set by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5143/5635798911_5df6c6afc1_b.jpg" width="1024" height="765" alt="Skinny Set"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5636376560/" title="Hadley ti' skewers by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5261/5636376560_e573340e25_b.jpg" width="765" height="1024" alt="Hadley ti' skewers"></a>
    I for one can`t wait,get that thing done already KP

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    Quote Originally Posted by KP snowman
    I for one can`t wait,get that thing done already KP
    +1
    Actually, I'd like to see some play-by-play.
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    Right now I'm also banging my head against the wall (figuratively); lost the bolt that secures the M770-E front derailleur to the frame, and am trying to figure out if I have to have the exact replacement bolt to proceed.
    Last edited by mangoman; 04-21-2011 at 06:12 AM.

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    Don"t sweat it, a Spd cleat bolt will work.

    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    Right now I'm also banging my head against the wall (figuratively); lost the bolt that secures the M770-E front derailleur to the frame, and am trying to figure how if I have to have the exact replacement bolt to proceed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shoo
    Don"t sweat it, a Spd cleat bolt will work.

    Cheers,
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    Great to know. Thanks, Steven.

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    Your welcome.

    Excited to see the final build pictures.

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    In the stand.

    Stickers removed and many things done tonight: headset, crankset, wheels, etc.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5642452360/" title="Building... by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5025/5642452360_083eceaa2d_b.jpg" width="800" height="603" alt="Building..."></a>
    Last edited by mangoman; 04-22-2011 at 03:45 AM.

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    She's puuuuurty. What's the standover with that TT compared to a 16" Pug? (Fatback's geometry info is pretty sparse...)

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    Use Ti prep... esp on headset and BB shell. Looking forward to the build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoo
    Don"t sweat it, a Spd cleat bolt will work.






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    I used a rotor bolt/screw

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    Of all the stuff I sold, I'm glad I kept this little Giustaforza torque wrench. Rockin' little tool, and totally overbuilt:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5644182443/" title="Fatback build in progress... by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5061/5644182443_84f22cf82d_b.jpg" width="765" height="1024" alt="Fatback build in progress..."></a>


    Another little 'tool' that I kept from the Goat/Dummy. Might come in handy...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5644750092/" title="Fatback build in progress... by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5064/5644750092_d9907e9c91_b.jpg" width="765" height="1024" alt="Fatback build in progress..."></a>

    Tim (Speedway) drilled the backside of my steel fork. Salsa's Anything cages are on the way:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5644185455/" title="Fatback build in progress... by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1428/5644185455_ff39af4e5b_b.jpg" width="765" height="1024" alt="Fatback build in progress..."></a>


    The rear end, sans chain:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5644754054/" title="Fatback build in progress... by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5110/5644754054_6bc360e64d_b.jpg" width="1024" height="765" alt="Fatback build in progress..."></a>


    Getting there. Waiting on Gore Sealed cable/housing kits, and a new set of BB7s:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cargonistas/5644756296/" title="Fatback build in progress... by DJ Menges, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5644756296_e7021868c4_b.jpg" width="1024" height="765" alt="Fatback build in progress..."></a>

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    Sweeeet!

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    All parts are in except for the replacement chainrings, due end of the week. Patience...

    Meanwhile, got the ti' pedals from Speedway. Almost bizarre how light these things feel. Guess I'm not used to light parts, being a Surly/steel dude for several years...
    Last edited by mangoman; 05-06-2011 at 08:36 AM.

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    Looking sweet Mangoman! Please tell me you are eventually going to put the carbon on it though. The carbon rides sooooo much nicer in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot
    Looking sweet Mangoman! Please tell me you are eventually going to put the carbon on it though. The carbon rides sooooo much nicer in my opinion.
    Would love to buy that carbon fork... Just tapped-out financially. Anyone need a kidney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    Would love to buy that carbon fork... Just tapped-out financially. Anyone need a kidney?

    I hear you there. If your selling a liver in good condition I may need it as a back up.

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    I could consider selling my Carbon Fork just to have your bike perfectly spec'd.

    Amazing.

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    Honestly, I'm not usually much of a nitpicker, but you gotta move your Wisecracker to the front before you open a knee instead of a beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    The rear end, sans chain:
    I'm in the midst of a build on a raw/clearcoat aluminum frame -- got red hubs and spoke nipples as well. How closely does the Sram derailleur match up colorwise? Close enough?

    Thanks!

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    That XG-999 cassette is ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    @Old Bag: Between the red parts—the XO rear derailluer, Fatback hub, and nips—I can't tell a significant difference in color:
    Wow, Mangoman -- thanks a ton for the pic. Awesome build you've got going!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Bag
    Wow, Mangoman -- thanks a ton for the pic. Awesome build you've got going!
    Happy to help. Post some pics of your build, too. Spread that fatbike love....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos
    Honestly, I'm not usually much of a nitpicker, but you gotta move your Wisecracker to the front before you open a knee instead of a beer.

    Los
    Good point. It's bangin' against my bag, too—I mean, my CDW fuel cell bag...

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    Before I forget (again), a big thanks to all you fatbike vets for paving the way and making the time to help all us Noobs join the fatbike fold:
    tscheezy, sean salach, bighit, thirstywork, coastkid71, etc...


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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoman
    Good point. It's bangin' against my bag, too—I mean, my CDW fuel cell bag...
    Oy! That'll chafe!

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    For the want of a nail—I mean, chainring....

    Waiting on two 'rings from The Hive. Should be here Monday, then it's run the cables and get this beast dirty.

    Had a dream last night that I finished the build, and when I sat on the bike, the cockpit was horribly cramped,
    as if I was a clown riding a kiddie bicycle. I woke up to discover that I'm still a clown.

    And to anyone reading this and wondering about frame size, this 16" ti frame immediately feels perfect for my 5'8" frame/proportions.
    So glad I didn't buy the 18". Thanks to those of you who offered insight about the sizing issue.
    Last edited by mangoman; 04-30-2011 at 09:02 AM.

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    So what chainrings do you want instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1
    So what chainrings do you want instead?
    Same. The middle and granny are missing some teeth (Granny, what happened?). No sense in running chewed up rings with a brand new chain and cassette.

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    You already had the cranks then, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1
    You already had the cranks then, correct?
    Yes. Bought the Fatback/Hive triple in early 2010 for my Pugsley.

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    Weight of the bike with the fat tires is just a hair over 31 pounds.

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