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    14" reken frame arrived today


    3 lbs 13.5 oz according to my food scale - not sure how accurate that is lol

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    Looking forward to this build.

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    Nice, we require bigger pictures.

    I have never seen a red Reken, most people go for the black.
    Big Foot Blue KHS XC704r

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    red is purty

    here some pics - sry im not very good with the camera



    im real excited! when i was a kid i wanted to get a bmx frame & get a bike going, but i had no monies & it never happened... well now im a grown up!! & ill do what i want...well, actually, i still have no monies... but i think i can make it happen. anyway, im excited like a lil kid

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathenyoung
    Im real excited! when i was a kid i wanted to get a bmx frame & get a bike going, but i had no monies & it never happened... well now im a grown up!! & ill do what i want...well, actually, i still have no monies... but i think i can make it happen. anyway, im excited like a lil kid
    You by chance have a list of components for this build?

    If you come across any trouble, be sure and ask for help


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    He's buying the parts as he goes along. This thread will be useful for picking the right components.

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    mailman came today !

    i got this used '06 R7 - i hope it works


    i hope to have it ready by fall. Im picking up used parts as i see 'em/can afford them. well , thats it for now... have to stack up more bike loot & research cranks -

    budget is my #1 priority - but man i would love for this thing to be under 30lbs - i just hope its not a porker

    i think i got lucky with this fork - everything seems stupid expensive so its mostly going to be a used or a pricepoint/sette affair as far as parts go

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    I expect the build to be easily under 30lbs. Probably even under 25lbs.

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    I have that same fork, but the current model and it is white. It is a very nice for, and works very well for me.

    My 18 inch Reken 26 pounds, so depending on what you get for your bike you might be close to that. I dont want to say you will be under 26 pounds because I spent a good bit of money even getting that light, and there is still more to go.
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    Nice.. I thought rekens weighd a bit more than that though, i though they were in the 4 pound range

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildkyle90
    Nice.. I thought rekens weighd a bit more than that though, i though they were in the 4 pound range


    This is a 14" frame (small).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    This is a 14" frame (small).
    yeah the 18 inch which would be average is about 3/4 of a pound heavier than the 14 inch, but it does have 4 inches more of aluminum so its to be expected.

    Its still not as light as a carbon frame or even the Edge Frame.
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    For $80 you can't beat that price.

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    yep if i were ever to build a sette hardtail id go edge

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildkyle90
    yep if i were ever to build a sette hardtail id go edge
    If I ever replace my frame, or build a really light bike the Edge is on the top of my list. If I can ever get to a light enough weight there could be a Phantom in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    If I ever replace my frame, or build a really light bike the Edge is on the top of my list. If I can ever get to a light enough weight there could be a Phantom in the future.
    Id love to have a carbon bike, but the cost of lightweight parts that match such quality and lightness of frames would be over my budget haha. i have other hobbies too, and i try to distribute them evenly hahahaha

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    Nice. Thanks for sharing. I've got my 16" Reken waiting for me at home. I can't wait to get home and open the package.

    How tall are you? I'm 5'6 without shoes and went with the 16" frame. I hope the frame is not too big for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ^warning^
    Nice. Thanks for sharing. I've got my 16" Reken waiting for me at home. I can't wait to get home and open the package.

    How tall are you? I'm 5'6 without shoes and went with the 16" frame. I hope the frame is not too big for me.
    Should be no problem. You can always use a short stem/longer stem if you need to, along with riser or flat bar to get things just right!

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    im small

    im 5'5" with shoes & like 140lbs with clothes & gear & soaked lol

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    Wheels

    man wheels are expensive!!
    BUT
    i found '08 easton xc two on sale for $210. brand new, claimed 1870g & disc holes!!

    everything else in that price did not have holes for discs & weighed like 2200g plus.
    quick question?? forks says QR, i think frame says QR & wheelset says QR - wheelset came with these QR skewers but could i use just bolt on ones? is that ok?? like the srew on ones?

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    Bolt on skewers ? Or are you trying to use nuts ? Bolt on skewers will work , nuts will not .

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    bolt on skewers

    ok cool -im finding bolt on skewers are cheap & super light compared to the QR

    thank you sir

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    more questions

    i read on here that you should "re-face" the head tube & bb shell - like the lip areas? is this absolutely necessary? or only if lip is damaged? Can i just throw on the headset & BB as-is?
    or not recommended? i havent built up a rapport with any LBS's yet ...if i just go to the closest one, what do i say? ... i feel i might have an anxiety attack & run out lol jk



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    I didn't do it on my Reken, and I have no issues. People say you do it to get a good seal, by having a flat surface.
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    They dont always need to be faced , although its certainly a good idea to check them .

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