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    my V-Tach

    Well I've been looking for a strong frame for my freeride bike that can take a beating,,
    It came down to the V-tach or the Cove STD....

    I liked both bikes, but in the end I decided on the V-Tach mainly because it seemed like a beefier frame..

    I know most of you will probably laugh at the weight of my bike
    but thats ok
    Strength,durability,and reliability are the only things I worried about when building this bike...the extra weight doesn't bother me ...

    I wish I could have fit an Avalanche piggyback shock on the rear because I'm not that happy about the way the resevoir looks mounted the way it is
    but thats a small price to pay for having the Avy on there
    I took it up to Craig at Avalanche and he tried everything he could think of to fit a Woodie or a Chubbie in there......Craig's awesome, and he spent alot on time with me trying to make it work, but the remote this was the only option that would fit......

    well here she is...the frame is an older version V-Tach but it was in excellent shape and the price was right......
    I'll post some action shots soon after my wrist heals
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    NICE

    nothing wrong at all with the MKIV V-tach frames - I recently rebuilt mine (needed 2 bearings lol) and have the weight down to 40.1lbs with magura gustavs and heavy tires. Every time I get back on that bike it reminds me why I should NOT get rid of it.

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    thanks
    mine is a light 51lbs

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    You in CT and ride Trumbull by chance? Wanted me to offload my red lovely lovely v-tach to you?

    Congrats either way! You'll love the bike, bike is the bees knees, does great with the suspension slacked (maybe an angleset soon) and the wheelbase at full long for the diablo days, which are many given the season pass I have. Its the one bike that I'll keep till I retire it to a wall display.

    Hope to see you out at trumbs sometime! Enjoy the ride.

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    You in CT and ride Trumbull by chance? Wanted me to offload my red lovely lovely v-tach to you?

    hehe yep thats me

    I knew your frame would be too big for me so I let you keep it

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    Mine is 48.5 lbs. I ride it everywhere. Aside from the fork and shock, it looks exactly like yours (well, my 4x4 linkages are black, so almost like yours)!

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    I love the original Knolly logo. You'll absolutely love the Vtach, hands down the best bike I've ever ridden. It's my one bike for everything too. Mine's is about 44lbs, for a small frame, heavy forks and 2.8" Michies front and back.
    As a thought, can you not run the reservoir under the top tube close to the st? It looks like there might be enough room in there. And that raw rocker arm just looks badass, wonder if Noel still got some lying around so I can 'upgrade'.

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    thanks for the suggestion
    but the end of the shock mounted to the linkage(closest to the seat tube)
    not only goes forward, but it also goes upward(closer to the top tube)during the compression stroke and it would then hit the resevoir

    we tried every location we could think of


    like i said...small price to pay for having the Avalanche on there

    p.s. guys feel free to post some pictures of your v-tachs
    I like looking at various different builds

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    Brewed just right...

    "Pegasus"
    43 lbs.
    Nimble like jackrabbit, burly like tank.
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    Gucked, any idea of your HA with the Totem on there?

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    According to my handy-dandy droid leveler app - 64
    According to my Silva compass - 65
    ...so 64.5(ish)?

    (That's indoors on my tile kitchen floor)
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    Nice, I'm thinking to throw a 66 on mine sometimes. It's about 64deg according to my iTouch inclinometer with a 888 on right now, nice and slack.

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