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    thanks guys...

    and no I did not chemically strip my bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    thanks guys...

    and no I did not chemically strip my bike...

    Bet you an Alaskan you bend the cranks tomorrow!!!
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    You got a raw deal... lol nice ride!

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    and no I did not chemically strip my bike...

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    Here is mine as well finally.
    Picked her up yesterday, took her for the maiden trails-drops today on Mt.Ymittus, Athens, Greece.
    Used some of parts from my Kona Coiler.
    Absolutely marvellous!
    What d'ya think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806
    Here is mine as well finally.
    Picked her up yesterday, took her for the maiden trails-drops today on Mt.Ymittus, Athens, Greece.
    Used some of parts from my Kona Coiler.
    Absolutely marvellous!
    What d'ya think?
    Looks great! Hows it handle with the 180mm fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806
    Here is mine as well finally.
    Picked her up yesterday, took her for the maiden trails-drops today on Mt.Ymittus, Athens, Greece.
    Used some of parts from my Kona Coiler.
    Absolutely marvellous!
    What d'ya think?
    Are the codes overkill for that bike? Looks sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806
    Here is mine as well finally.
    Picked her up yesterday, took her for the maiden trails-drops today on Mt.Ymittus, Athens, Greece.
    Used some of parts from my Kona Coiler.
    Absolutely marvellous!
    What d'ya think?
    Damn, another sweet bike that looks just like mine!! Well nearly!! Pick mine up Tuesday, its sitting in the LBS window.... final payment coming..... then look out!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red PeeKay
    Damn, another sweet bike that looks just like mine!! Well nearly!! Pick mine up Tuesday, its sitting in the LBS window.... final payment coming..... then look out!!


    maybe it is your bike, Red ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattoid
    Looks great! Hows it handle with the 180mm fork?
    This fork is the '07 66 RV ETA (Italian production line), is 160mm, perfectly suited for the Nomad.
    It was OEM on my Kona Coiler deluxe and I am very happy so far. It forgives very much abuse.
    At some point I will go for a Fox Van 36 RC2 but not yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy_Steve
    Are the codes overkill for that bike? Looks sweet!
    No, not really an overkill for the steep very rocky descents and loose gravel trails of the Athenian mountains I ride.
    But they do consume the brake pads twice as faster than the Juicy 3s on my Spesh Big Hit which was a HEAVY bike indeed.
    Going for replacement pads after six months probably this week.
    Any suggestions on what pads to choose and why? Organic vs. Metallic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    maybe it is your bike, Red ...
    Nah, definitely not mine...... know exactly where mine is.....Nomad Shop.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red PeeKay
    Nah, definitely not mine...... know exactly where mine is.....Nomad Shop.jpg
    Watch out for that rough guy standing in front of the shop window, he diffinately looks sus !!!

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    Ha ha, yeah got the RCMP out looking for him!! Am thinking of asking for a discount on the bike, reckon the paintwork is fading in the shop window. See if I can get a "shop soiled" discount!!
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    Man that must hurt just looking at it sitting there! It must be killing you!
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    I was all ready to wait another month or so until I decided out of the blue I would email SC to see about ano delivery time.

    Guess what? They're early so they are shipping out back orders currently. Now I can't wait even another week. If you're lucky depending upon size it won't be long now.

    All I have to ride is a 22yr old Fisher Montare...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmto
    I was all ready to wait another month or so until I decided out of the blue I would email SC to see about ano delivery time.

    Guess what? They're early so they are shipping out back orders currently. Now I can't wait even another week. If you're lucky depending upon size it won't be long now.

    All I have to ride is a 22yr old Fisher Montare...
    Really! What else did they tell you? What do you have on order? Thanks

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    Bike shop called and mine came in today. Will be picking it up tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimx1cr
    Bike shop called and mine came in today. Will be picking it up tomorrow!
    What did you get?
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    All they said was they were early and were currently shipping all back orders. So if you ordered yours earlier, not sure how early, and also I guess depends on the amount of each they received at SC, your LBS should be getting them soon. I wasn't told which colour or sizes they got in.

    I only ordered mine maybe 2-3 weeks ago so not likely mine will arrive until end of month.

    I ordered a L slate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmto
    All they said was they were early and were currently shipping all back orders. So if you ordered yours earlier, not sure how early, and also I guess depends on the amount of each they received at SC, your LBS should be getting them soon. I wasn't told which colour or sizes they got in.

    I only ordered mine maybe 2-3 weeks ago so not likely mine will arrive until end of month.

    I ordered a L slate.
    Yeah, I ordered mine in Oct last year, sooooo......this is all very exciting!!
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    Guess I was told the truth on deliveries. Let the ano pics thread begin.

    No offence I like white, my 06 I just sold was white, but there are way too many whites in the pic thread. Let's see the ano and other colours.

    woohooo!

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    mxracer33x posted in another thread that there is one on ebay already!

    Nomad on ebay
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    Quote Originally Posted by philshep
    Man that must hurt just looking at it sitting there! It must be killing you!
    Pay off and pick her up in just over 12 hours!! First ride will be from shop to home!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmto
    No offence I like white, my 06 I just sold was white, but there are way too many whites in the pic thread.
    Nahhhh, never enough white nomads IMO!! White is the new black!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red PeeKay
    Nahhhh, never enough white nomads IMO!! White is the new black!!
    definetely +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red PeeKay
    Nahhhh, never enough white nomads IMO!! White is the new black!!
    To many whites so Im going "nude"

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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    To many whites so Im going "nude"
    Do it!!

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    Jalapeno Nomad

    I just called my LBS. He said Tomorrow or Thursday.

    We'll see.

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    I'll be picking mine up in about an hour. Will post some pics tonight, sorry hmto... more white on the way.

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    Picked it up a few hours ago. Picture time!







    One last one my son and the nomad. Can't wait until he is old enough to tag along.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimx1cr
    Picked it up a few hours ago. Picture time!

    One last one my son and the nomad. Can't wait until he is old enough to tag along
    Sweet Jim, picked mine up today, bit late to do photos, maybe tomorrow!!

    As for your son, that day will come soon enough, probably a bit too soon. My experience suggests that by the time they get to around 8 or 9, your way behind. So make the most of it whilst he is still on the green machine and following...... because it won't be too long before you are shelling out big bucks and chasing his tail.... if you dare go where he does!!
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    Ditching those training wheels will speed up the process. My son had the same bike and he was riding on his own at 3 1/2, your son looks older than that. Lower the seat and remove the training wheels AND pedals. He will cruise around for a little bit (like less than an hour) and will feel the balance, then put the pedals back on and let him rip...
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    He'll be 4 in july. I have though about removing the pedals and making him a balance bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimx1cr
    Picked it up a few hours ago. Picture time!







    One last one my son and the nomad. Can't wait until he is old enough to tag along.

    Haven't I seen this bike before in like...mine.
    Sweet ride dude.

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    I picked up my Nomad 2 frame over the weekend and just finished building it. I'll be testing it out this weekend!


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    Have not been able to get to the trails yet, but if my experience in the driveway is any indication I am going to be very pleased with the Nomad.

    I came to the Nomad from a Specialized FSR XC. This is a much more upright riding position than the FSR had. So far I'm liking that. I can balance while stopped on the Nomad much longer than the FSR. I can ride a wheelie further, not sure how that helps but it is fun. And isn't that why I bought the thing!

    Over all I feel more in control and the bike feels more nimble than my old Spec. Seems strange to me I was expecting a bike that I may have to throw around some, but it seems easier to ride than the FSR.

    Really looking forward to Saturday to get a chance to give it a test on the trails.

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    my upgraded nomad 2 and still in progress

    rockshox lyric
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    sram x0 rear / shifters
    avid elixirs cr with 7" rotors
    thomson seatpost / stem
    lets just say i got em all cheap..

    3 more things i need to get
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbie Wan Kenobi
    my upgraded nomad 2 and still in progress

    rockshox lyric
    dt swiss ex1750
    sram x0 rear / shifters
    avid elixirs cr with 7" rotors
    thomson seatpost / stem
    lets just say i got em all cheap..

    3 more things i need to get
    bbg bashguard
    carbon fiber handle bar
    wellgo mg 1


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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    Is it a Lyric 2 Step or U turn???
    Check out the writing on the LH stanchion...

    Nice Nomad too btw. Heck, there isn't a non-nice one in this whole thread.

    I'm lurking here to see if the Nomad Mk2 I saw at Mt Buller (Australia) last weekend gets posted here anytime soon. Black, BOS S**toy shock, BOS N'dee fork. Probably the best looking one I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    Is it a Lyric 2 Step or U turn??? Hows the weight??? Is there really a god???
    its lyric coil with twist u-turn adjustable from 115 - 160, the weight is HEAVY hahaha id say about 6 lbs or a little less..
    for a $100 brand new i cant complain !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattoid
    I picked up my Nomad 2 frame over the weekend and just finished building it. I'll be testing it out this weekend!

    beautiful bike!

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    My jalapeño green ano frame arrived today. I'm going to pick it up after work. Pics soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    Check out the writing on the LH stanchion...

    Nice Nomad too btw. Heck, there isn't a non-nice one in this whole thread.

    I'm lurking here to see if the Nomad Mk2 I saw at Mt Buller (Australia) last weekend gets posted here anytime soon. Black, BOS S**toy shock, BOS N'dee fork. Probably the best looking one I've seen.
    Ahhh you saw that one!! That is a mate of mine from Maindample, just in. I'm back in Oz next week, with mine, will try to get some pics and post them!! Yeah, he went for the full Bos set up, would have cost a bomb, but then again, never been an issue with him.
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    Jalapano Nomad

    Got it.

    <a href="http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/?action=view&current=NewNomad001.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/NewNomad001.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    Got it.

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    Gorgeous! Makes me wish I had waited!

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    Thank you.

    Questions, on the rear brake mounts, the screws heads that came with the hayes brakes don't fit in the inset holes. I was looking at everyone else's set up and all the screw heads are flush with the inset hole. Did any of you have go buy smaller headed screws or did everyone's fit the first time?
    Also, with the Chris King 1.5 Devolution headset, do you have to use the preloader that came with it or can I use the star fangled nut thats already in my steer tube. Thank you Ill put some more pics up when its complete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    Got it.

    <a href="http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/?action=view&current=NewNomad001.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/NewNomad001.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    Awesome color!!Finally an anodized!Can't wait to see a pic of the complete bike....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    Thank you.

    Questions, on the rear brake mounts, the screws heads that came with the hayes brakes don't fit in the inset holes. I was looking at everyone else's set up and all the screw heads are flush with the inset hole. Did any of you have go buy smaller headed screws or did everyone's fit the first time?
    Also, with the Chris King 1.5 Devolution headset, do you have to use the preloader that came with it or can I use the star fangled nut thats already in my steer tube. Thank you Ill put some more pics up when its complete.
    I had the same issue when I got rid of the avid juicys that came with my BLT2 for some shimanos xt. I sold the juicys and when I got the shimano the bolts came with a little ring that you cannot take off that would not fit into the santacruz brake holes... Had actually a hard time finding the right bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    Got it.

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    Taste in Bike AND beer I see is that a Deschutes I spot on the counter? Black Butte Porter is my fav...

    almost makes me wish I had waited - but I love my raw Nomad2...

    I used button head Avid adapter mounting bolts and it worked like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    Taste in Bike AND beer I see is that a Deschutes I spot on the counter? Black Butte Porter is my fav...

    almost makes me wish I had waited - but I love my raw Nomad2...

    I used button head Avid adapter mounting bolts and it worked like a charm.

    Mirror Pond. Good stuff.

    I'm glad I waited, I only missed a couple warm days of riding so far this year, and were going to Fruita and Moab next weekend to break the bike properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    Mirror Pond. Good stuff.

    I'm glad I waited, I only missed a couple warm days of riding so far this year, and were going to Fruita and Moab next weekend to break the bike properly.

    -Simon
    I'm not the biggest fan of painted frames...the last few bikes I've bought have been either polished, raw or ano...

    if you need some bolts let me know, I'll send you some - but I'm sure you want your bike to roll yesterday - so you'll probably find something

    good luck!

    Moab - droooooool! what I would give to ride there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    Thank you.

    Questions, on the rear brake mounts, the screws heads that came with the hayes brakes don't fit in the inset holes. I was looking at everyone else's set up and all the screw heads are flush with the inset hole. Did any of you have go buy smaller headed screws or did everyone's fit the first time?
    Also, with the Chris King 1.5 Devolution headset, do you have to use the preloader that came with it or can I use the star fangled nut thats already in my steer tube. Thank you Ill put some more pics up when its complete.
    The Hayes screws I had just barely went in there. At first glance, they don't seem to fit, but they get in there w/o scratching anything.

    Use the preloader if your fork allows for it, it's a little stiffer.
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    hi, can someone pls post a up close shot of the carbon upper link? many thanks.
    edid: found it, its avaliable at UK santacruz bikes website


    ps: how many nomad mk2 riders here are over 240lbs ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cup
    hi, can someone pls post a up close shot of the carbon upper link? many thanks.
    edid: found it, its avaliable at UK santacruz bikes website


    ps: how many nomad mk2 riders here are over 240lbs ?
    Yep, Im 240 pounds. What you want the link pics for mate???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    Got it.

    <a href="http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/?action=view&current=NewNomad001.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/NewNomad001.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    I caught my cat using my front wheel as a scratching post a while back. Evil creatures, cats...

    ps How long before you have the nomad built???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschwart73
    The Hayes screws I had just barely went in there. At first glance, they don't seem to fit, but they get in there w/o scratching anything.

    Use the preloader if your fork allows for it, it's a little stiffer.
    Thanks, Ill take a 2nd look at the screw. I think I have some other around somewhere. As for the pre-loader, I actually read the manual and learned that yes, you can use a star nut if you so desire. I'll wait till I get a fork with a 1.5" steerer to use the pre-loader. Thanks for you help!

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    Oh, one other thing I was going to mention: I bought one of the Progressive 5th that SC had on super sale a while ago. Its a 2.75x8.75. Now I know there is some doubt as to if it will fit on the MK2, but on my frame at least, it looks like it will. There is a good centimeter and a half of clearance between the lower link and the bump stop. I'll post up if and when I try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    Hows the cat feel about you using its scratching post as a work bench. If your tyres mysteriously go flat then you may suspect your kitty wasn't happy.


    I caught my cat using my front wheel as a scratching post a while back. Evil creatures, cats...

    ps How long before you have the nomad built???
    2 cats. The only thing I caught them doing last night was playing with the shift cables that were hanging off the handle bars. All fine and good till the cable start unwinding. I hope I don't have any surprises when I get home tonight, like cat crap on the seat or something.

    The build should be done tonight, just need to run to the bike shop and use their bottom bracket tool and then finish running the cables, then its done. Bad part is were suppose to be getting a foot of snow in Denver tomorrow, good for snow boarding though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    2 cats. The only thing I caught them doing last night was playing with the shift cables that were hanging off the handle bars. All fine and good till the cable start unwinding. I hope I don't have any surprises when I get home tonight, like cat crap on the seat or something.

    The build should be done tonight, just need to run to the bike shop and use their bottom bracket tool and then finish running the cables, then its done. Bad part is were suppose to be getting a foot of snow in Denver tomorrow, good for snow boarding though.

    -Simon
    I await your pics with baited breath.

    ps I gather your snow is a little unseasonable? A mate in Canada says winters on over time this year. In Oz we are getting unseasonable heavy rain on the mid eastern coast, coastal towns flooding in these areas are a bit unusual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    Got it.

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    Very nice color indeed, but dare I say...white looks faster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    I await your pics with baited breath.

    ps I gather your snow is a little unseasonable? A mate in Canada says winters on over time this year. In Oz we are getting unseasonable heavy rain on the mid eastern coast, coastal towns flooding in these areas are a bit unusual.

    A little unseasonable, however the last couple weeks have been in the 70 when it should have been snowing and cold, so this is a little pay back. We need the moisture bad though. The trip to Moab is only 6 short days away though, 70 and sunny just 6 hours west of Denver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    A little unseasonable, however the last couple weeks have been in the 70 when it should have been snowing and cold, so this is a little pay back. We need the moisture bad though. The trip to Moab is only 6 short days away though, 70 and sunny just 6 hours west of Denver.
    Sounds like fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    I await your pics with baited breath.

    ps I gather your snow is a little unseasonable? A mate in Canada says winters on over time this year. In Oz we are getting unseasonable heavy rain on the mid eastern coast, coastal towns flooding in these areas are a bit unusual.
    The hill here closes on Sunday, the last two days have been powder days, its pukin' snow as I sit here typing and its farking April!!! I've got a new nomad sitting in my lounge and I can't ride it.... apparently getting up to 17 degrees C on Sunday through Monday, so now hoping to take it for a spin them!! Fly out for home on Wed and aardvark tells me its pissing rain back there...... WTF, I just wanna ride!! Then again, I have had two awesome days touring and skiing the trees, untracked knee to waist deep yesterday..... so I guess the bike can wait!!
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    im 240 lbs and i huck to 10ft to flat with my nomad 2 withno problem haha jk
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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    Yep, Im 240 pounds. What you want the link pics for mate???
    wanna have a closer look at it
    cause i'm really hesitant on pulling the trigger because of the carbon link. i'm afraid like 2-3 years down the road, if it decides to give way, i'd have to order a new carbon link or machine 1 out of aluminium( which is going to cost alot).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cup
    cause i'm really hesitant on pulling the trigger because of the carbon link. i'm afraid like 2-3 years down the road, if it decides to give way, i'd have to order a new carbon link or machine 1 out of aluminium( which is going to cost alot).
    Somehow I can't see SC putting something on their bike that isn't going to go the distance or take the punishment. If the carbon link starts to fail, suspect we would see free replacements..... wouldn't be good for business. They would have done their research before making it out of carbon.
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    Even V10 has carbon parts in its linkage system. I don't believe it will be a problem at all. A lot of people seem to have prejudices about carbon, maybe stemming from 90's when the technology wasn't at the level it is today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cup
    wanna have a closer look at it
    cause i'm really hesitant on pulling the trigger because of the carbon link. i'm afraid like 2-3 years down the road, if it decides to give way, i'd have to order a new carbon link or machine 1 out of aluminium( which is going to cost alot).
    pics will be posted soon

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    Its coming along nicely. I just need some cable housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer
    A bike company should come out with a bike named after Mikey. the Santa Cruz Vandeman. That would pisss him off to no end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    I await your pics with baited breath.

    ps I gather your snow is a little unseasonable? A mate in Canada says winters on over time this year. In Oz we are getting unseasonable heavy rain on the mid eastern coast, coastal towns flooding in these areas are a bit unusual.

    Here are some pictures of the complete bike. I only tooled around the neighborhood so far and haven't really played around with the shock too much, but my initial impression is DAMN. Butter is the first word that comes to my mind. So smooth, much more maneuverable than my Bullit. Could be that my Bullit was 10 lbs heavier. It feels stiffer too Anyway, Im pretty excited to get it on dirt. I did have to use the greese gun already, there was an awful creak when I would pedel hard from side to side. Hopefully that wouldn't be a reoccurring thing.

    One other note, the preloader that comes with the Chris Kind Devolution headset doesn't fit in my Marzocchi 66. the steer tube tapers too much at the bottom. However if you flip the preloader up side down so the top cap is on the under side of the fork it works just fine. Heres some pics:

    <a href="http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/?action=view&current=NewNomad073.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/NewNomad073.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/?action=view&current=NewNomad071.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/NewNomad071.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/?action=view&current=NewNomad061.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/NewNomad061.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/?action=view&current=NewNomad062.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk216/simon_suster/NewNomad062.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Were going to Moab this weekend so I'll get some action shots too.

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    I also tried the grease gun this weekend. Did it work for you? I had problems getting the grease to go through the system - Maybe some of the grease was dry and plugging it up? Anyway, grease came out the threads of the gun, where the gun connected to the fittings... anywhere but out the bearings till I heard a little pop and then grease shot out of 1 spot, not all the way around. It didn't look like the white replacement grease either - more like a dark blue/purple color. So I may have to tear the bottom apart, clean, relube, reassemble, and grease it more often.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    I also tried the grease gun this weekend. Did it work for you? I had problems getting the grease to go through the system - Maybe some of the grease was dry and plugging it up? Anyway, grease came out the threads of the gun, where the gun connected to the fittings... anywhere but out the bearings till I heard a little pop and then grease shot out of 1 spot, not all the way around. It didn't look like the white replacement grease either - more like a dark blue/purple color. So I may have to tear the bottom apart, clean, relube, reassemble, and grease it more often.
    I think the grease gun worked. After about 2 pumps of grease it started coming out from around the bearings. It was blue so I think it was pushing the factory grease out. Mine was really hard to get on and off of the zerks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    I think the grease gun worked. After about 2 pumps of grease it started coming out from around the bearings. It was blue so I think it was pushing the factory grease out. Mine was really hard to get on and off of the zerks.

    -Simon
    Mine was pretty easy to get on/off. Hmmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonns
    Thank you.

    Questions, on the rear brake mounts, the screws heads that came with the hayes brakes don't fit in the inset holes. I was looking at everyone else's set up and all the screw heads are flush with the inset hole. Did any of you have go buy smaller headed screws or did everyone's fit the first time?
    Also, with the Chris King 1.5 Devolution headset, do you have to use the preloader that came with it or can I use the star fangled nut thats already in my steer tube. Thank you Ill put some more pics up when its complete.

    sweet looking bike - i like your color combo!!!!

    preloader not required and actually adds more weight than the star nut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cup
    wanna have a closer look at it
    cause i'm really hesitant on pulling the trigger because of the carbon link. i'm afraid like 2-3 years down the road, if it decides to give way, i'd have to order a new carbon link or machine 1 out of aluminium( which is going to cost alot).
    SC reply:

    The Nomad model has no suggested rider weight limit and is designed for the
    type of riding you describe.
    The new carbon upper link has been subjected to the same testing process as
    our previous aluminum links were. They would also be covered under the same
    warranties as the aluminum versions were. No worries!

    A set-up with an F36 and DHX Coil would be a great combo for a 240lb
    somewhat aggressive rider.

    Thanks for your interest in Santa Cruz, and let me know if you have any
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    [QUOTE=philshep]one more shot taken with my nicer camera



    Used to be an SC man myself, had my Heckler stolen and had a Chameleon for a while. Just checked out this whole thread as the Nomad MK2 tickles me fancy...

    Gotta say that philsheps is the standout. What a sex machine, looks like Barbarella should be riding through space on it. I'm diggin the Joplin condom. Makes it look like a regular post instead of an office chair!
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    Those of you with the DHX Air shock - how does that propedal work? Is one direction all the way off and the other direction is the same as 15 clicks 'on'? Do you like that system?
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Those of you with the DHX Air shock - how does that propedal work? Is one direction all the way off and the other direction is the same as 15 clicks 'on'? Do you like that system?
    I haven't really been able to use it on the trail yet, but yeah, its just on and off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    Those of you with the DHX Air shock - how does that propedal work? Is one direction all the way off and the other direction is the same as 15 clicks 'on'? Do you like that system?
    On mine its more like maybe the 7th click "on".. Probably like the number 2 setting on my RP23 shock. I cant decide if it helps pedaling or not in granny but I definitely prefer it off for middle ring stomping.

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    Here at last

    Well, here she is, finally built and paid for. Have taken her for a few short spins locally, then sent her down to the LBS today to get boxed for the trip home to Oz tomorrow. Then onto single track on the weekend!! If I can't ski, then I can ride!!





    As you can see, the little silver SC man fell off the head tube.... another on order!





    And finally, a little XC ski trail that doubles as a single track once all the snow is gone!! Not too bad provided one stayed on the track (quite well packed by walkers etc), however diabolical if one strayed from the path....hub deep!!



    A bit more bling on the way, have ordered some red bar ends with engraving with matching red ODI grip clamps..... goes with the red on the brake levers etc. Not sure, may even go with a red head set cap.... although don't think they make them in 1.5 size at the moment!! Oh and I've got some of that helicopter tape on order to protect the frame from cable scuff etc!
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    Nice to see another one with Totems! What's the weight with that setup?

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    B E A U T I F U L... and somewhat similar to mine...
    Is that a 1.5 Rock Shox Totem 180mm coil in the front?
    Very nice wheels as well.
    Makes me start thinking of upgrades already...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red PeeKay
    Well, here she is, finally built and paid for. Have taken her for a few short spins locally, then sent her down to the LBS today to get boxed for the trip home to Oz tomorrow. Then onto single track on the weekend!! If I can't ski, then I can ride!!






    A bit more bling on the way, have ordered some red bar ends with engraving with matching red ODI grip clamps..... goes with the red on the brake levers etc. Not sure, may even go with a red head set cap.... although don't think they make them in 1.5 size at the moment!! Oh and I've got some of that helicopter tape on order to protect the frame from cable scuff etc!

    Oh no, that sus dude who was perving on your bike in the shop window is making off with your Nomad

    And the upgrade game begins . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    Oh no, that sus dude who was perving on your bike in the shop window is making off with your Nomad
    Damn aardvark, and I hear he is heading YOUR way shortly.... as in a couple of hours.... so lock up you bikes.... although QLD is a bit far from Vic.... at the moment!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mehukatti
    Nice to see another one with Totems! What's the weight with that setup?
    Just over 15kgs, which I think is about 34lbs. Doesn't feel heavy to pedal, but I do get around everything in granny gear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tp806
    B E A U T I F U L... and somewhat similar to mine...
    Is that a 1.5 Rock Shox Totem 180mm coil in the front?
    Very nice wheels as well.
    Makes me start thinking of upgrades already...
    Ahhhh yes, the upgrade game!! Your correct about the front fork, however its the solo air not coil.

    Next upgrade... deemax wheel set, but not till next year!!
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    nice! finally some colors other than white! no offense to those with white nomads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwheezy
    nice! finally some colors other than white! no offense to those with white nomads.
    White???????? My bikes not white!!! Its black....... "White is the new black!" Please adjust your reality
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red PeeKay
    White???????? My bikes not white!!! Its black....... "White is the new black!" Please adjust your reality
    Iooks pink through my rose coloured glasses

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    nice nomad with totem and a coil. where did i put that money from my V10 sale.
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    my new bike




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    Quote Originally Posted by speedbullit
    my new bike

    Looks like a pimped out Pontiac with the gold and purple bling.Do you have a lighter xc wheelset???

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    no, the rims are alexrims supra d and hope pro II hubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedbullit
    no, the rims are alexrims supra d and hope pro II hubs
    Looks great

    Tyres look like 2.5 or bigger???

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    Quote Originally Posted by other aardvark
    Iooks pink through my rose coloured glasses
    Hmmmmmm,. someones been licking those canetoads again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red PeeKay
    Hmmmmmm,. someones been licking those canetoads again...
    While you "southerners" march ever onward north, the humble cane toad is steadily hopping their way south. seems like a fair swap to me.

    i dont know if you have been up to Cairns Red but they call anyone south of Mackay "southerners".

    Anyone out-side of Australia who doesn't know what we are on about its just one of those dumb a$$ regional rivalry things going on.

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