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    bike - pics pics pics - even i went too far - Delirium build guilty pleasure2010

    everyone seems to like the pretty pictures.... so thought i'd share.

    the build:

    frame: Delirium / XL / CCDB / black ano
    fork: Marzocchi 66 RC3 Ti
    headset: Chris King pink
    spacers: CK pink / pewter
    stem: Thomson Elite X4 45mm
    bars: RaceFace SixC carbon black / white
    brakes: XTR with XT 203 / 180 SM-RT76 6bolt rotors
    grips: Scott single sided lock-on (genius)!
    saddle: Fizik Gobi kium rails black / silver
    post: Thomson Masterpiece
    clamp: Chromag black / pewter
    shifters: XTR
    derailleurs: XTR Shadow / XTR Etype
    cranks: XTR
    bottom b: Chris King pink
    chainring: RaceFace litebash badass black
    guide: BlackSpire Stinger E
    chain: Dura Ace XTR
    cassette: XTR 11-32
    pedals: Twenty6 Prerunner ti purple with black / pink pins
    rims: Edge Composites AM 32h
    spokes: Sapim CX-Ray black / alloy nips
    hubs: Chris King pink
    skewer: XTR rear qr
    tires: Continental Trail King 2.4
    tires: Continental Der Kaiser 2.5
    ti bolts for the moral majority

    some purple ano chainring bolts and she'll be complete

    36.5 lbs
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    Last edited by biobike; 11-08-2010 at 10:54 PM.

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    Now I really want one, but I can understand why your having such a hard time climbing. Try getting a longer stem to push yourself out over the wheel just a little bit.

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    Sweet bike!
    One thing though, i had a set of those brakes once and had to ditch them, and that was on a much lighter bike. Very little power even with 203 rotors and too much lever travel, the new xtr brakes might be better though.
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    Holy stack height, Batman! You weren't kidding...

    Are those carbon wheels?

    Sweet bike!

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    Just out of curiosity, what was the final tally on that build?

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    definitely going to try a 60mm stem.

    i wondered about the brakes. they work real fine on my sub22 hardtail. same physics need not apply. was wondering if i needed i one can hook Saint calipers to XTR levers?

    just the new XTR rotors alone look worth doing - lighter and better.

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    yes the rims are that mythological carbon... have very little time in the saddle but the whole rig is like lateral stiff. 400g per rim though apparently its not so much the weight as the stiffness when it comes to carbon.

    i'm a tall skinny fuc%... 180lbs all geared up and i'm gonna ride like your grandma so the abuse wont be that hard. but again carbon is apparently stronger than aluminum, etc. everyone just fears the chipping-it-implosion-factor.

    i'm more worried about the Sapim spokes (though i shouldn't be)...

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    prosperity is no object...

    i dont like to think about it much... it'll probably be the only thing i bequeath to my son.

    i spent along time sourcing the bits... got lucky on some deals here... smuggled parts in from the States there...

    if done all in CDN probably $13.5K

    lot of love and work got it to around $10K


    my car's worth $700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biobike
    i dont like to think about it much... it'll probably be the only thing i bequeath to my son.

    i spent along time sourcing the bits... got lucky on some deals here... smuggled parts in from the States there...

    if done all in CDN probably $13.5K

    lot of love and work got it to around $10K


    my car's worth $700.

    Haha, thanks. Sorry about that question, didn't mean to put you on the spot. Beautiful bike, enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by naya the dingo
    Just out of curiosity, what was the final tally on that build?
    $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $!!!!

    I'd say north of $9000.

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    She's gorgeous!

    Keep an eye on her...she'll be attracting some predatious thieves. Really like the look of the bike, right up my alley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyak
    Holy stack height, Batman! You weren't kidding...
    +1. Try a bit more stem and rotate the bars forward a bit more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by biobike
    i wondered about the brakes. they work real fine on my sub22 hardtail. same physics need not apply. was wondering if i needed i one can hook Saint calipers to XTR levers?
    I ran XTR levers mated to an XT ft. caliper (& cheap LX rear) on my Podium without issue. I love the XTR levers.
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    very nice! the scheming and building is half the fun, no?
    i also have the xtr brakes and like the feel (i have them set up a bit spongy - personal pref).
    gotta say that it pains me to see you clamp your new ride on the bike stand. that's what cheap (in your case expensive) seat posts are for

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    That's way too many spacers IMO. How tall are you?
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    no clamp

    Quote Originally Posted by SaddleRags
    very nice! the scheming and building is half the fun, no?
    i also have the xtr brakes and like the feel (i have them set up a bit spongy - personal pref).
    gotta say that it pains me to see you clamp your new ride on the bike stand. that's what cheap (in your case expensive) seat posts are for
    dont clamp it just hang it... is that bad?

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    playing with the cockpit height

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    That's way too many spacers IMO. How tall are you?
    5'-0" legs
    1'-3" upper body

    (not from this planet)

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    Im sure i read somewhere that around 30mm of spacers was the recommended max.
    and to make sure that the steerer goes right through the stem with a small spacer on top.

    May have been on the Thomson or King website.

    Here it is- http://bikethomson.com/category/blog/

    Whilst Thomsons advice might not be set in stone, it might be worth heeding. You could atleast swap the spacers on top of the stem and see how she climbs for a while, i think it would really help. Cheers.
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    Sweet build. The photos are great quality. With the purples and reds against the lush garden backdrop, it looks like pottery barn is selling Knollys now

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