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    Go to harbor freight. Get a cheap grinder with a cutoff wheel. Protect your bike from shavings and stuff with wet towels and get after it. Heck i'd use the dremel if you have it. Dremel cutoff wheels should go through it too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    Go to harbor freight. Get a cheap grinder with a cutoff wheel. Protect your bike from shavings and stuff with wet towels and get after it. Heck i'd use the dremel if you have it. Dremel cutoff wheels should go through it too!
    Can you link the HF site tool(s) you're talking about?
    I'd greatly appreciate it...no sense guessing and getting the wrong tools.
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    Better to ask when I dunno something I say.The only really dumb(within reason) question is the one that aren't asked.LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    Can you link the HF site tool(s) you're talking about?
    I'd greatly appreciate it...no sense guessing and getting the wrong tools.
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    Better to ask when I dunno something I say.The only really dumb(within reason) question is the one that aren't asked.LOL

    Just a cheapo angle grinder.

    Angle Grinder - Save on this 4-1/2" Angle Grinder

    Use a cutoff wheel like this.

    10 Piece 4-1/2" Grinding and Cutting Wheel Assortment for Metal

    Cutoff wheel is on the bottom right of that picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynoman03 View Post
    Just a cheapo angle grinder.

    Angle Grinder - Save on this 4-1/2" Angle Grinder

    Use a cutoff wheel like this.

    10 Piece 4-1/2" Grinding and Cutting Wheel Assortment for Metal

    Cutoff wheel is on the bottom right of that picture.
    Thanks.I always wanted to get those things off the frame.
    The performance XCL Comp frame is another nice frame that could use the same job.I had one,but took it back to fund a new fork.it's nice like the Reken...and the XCL 29er frame is real nice too.
    Access XCL Comp Mountain Bike Frame - Mountain Bike Frames
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    Well, Iíve been hammering away on my Reken now for the past 2 months
    And I have to say I couldnít be more pleased with it! Flicks great, climbs well
    And I have no complaints about bombing down hills!! For a $90.00 frame
    I have ridden this thing hard and it rocks!
    "foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "

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    Nice! It bombs hills pretty good doesn't it!?! I changed my tires to Specialized Fast Trax and it made a huge difference. Also changed up the bars to some risers, and OURY grips. Funny thing is I've out rolled 29'ers on some of the gravel rides I've done.

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    Now it is 100%







    My buddies specialized hard rock and mine. Picture taken at Trexler town getting ready to drop in HP3. Normally I would swap bikes for one or two runs. But I just hate the fork he has. I'm not even sure it is working right. I feel like it is a rigid fork 0_o




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    650B'd

    I out roll a lot of 29r's with mine too!
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    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 120 View Post
    Yep, 650b works great


    What fork do you have on there? It looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pexio View Post
    My Reken SS I built last summer.

    Looks great! what kind of fork is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shyamrox View Post
    Looks great! what kind of fork is that?
    are you looking for a rigid fork for a reken?
    This fork would serve the Reken well.
    Dimension Mountain Fork w/disc tabs 1-1/8" Threadless Black - AEBike.com
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    THanks, I was looking for straight tubes though - So far i've found the Surly Instigator, and the Salsa CroMo - I really want the Instigator, however its 100mm suspension corrected...I'm concerned coupling that with 650b rims would make the front end too long...thoughts? I know I can get the Salsa CroMo with 425mm A-C versus the Instigator's 447 A-C......thoughts?

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    I just fit a set of 29er wheels to my Reken commuter. They DO fit. However, I'm using a rigid Mosso fork so it has more clearance than a suspension fork. I'll be using some low profile 700x35 slicks that will allow the rear wheel to fit in the frame as well. I believe this is the way to go if you want to use the largest wheels possible in a Reken. I'll post pics when I get my tires.

    Does anyone know if there will be any cons to fitting 29er wheels to my frame?

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    it's gonna highten your bottom bracket height...if that matters.
    It also could cause toe overlap...that means the front wheel will be closer to your foot...could cause problems during turning...that depends on the length of the top tube and your shoe size.
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    ...29 wheels will make your head tube angle too slack prolly...a 410 axle to crown fork and a 650b set-up might work better for ya.
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    It won't be more slack than how I had it set up with a 100mm Rockshox SID and 26" wheels. The fork I have now is not suspension corrected and a 29er wheel fits quite well.

    This is the bike fitted with 29" wheels and FLAT 2.3 tires. It's a tight fit, but there won't be any problem mounting 700x35 tires for urban riding. The head angle in this configuration (bare rims) is 71 degrees.

    So yeah, I now have a Reken 29er.

    Post your Reken-img_20130819_170801_zps64a178c2.jpg
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    Post your Reken-sette1-2-.jpgPost your Reken-sette2.jpg

    Some small adjustments since I last posted..like the Thompson seatpost I broke the carbon Sette post in a few months I have been riding this bike hard and gotta say LOVE it! for a $90 frame you simply cant beat it. Stiff and handles well.
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    "foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "

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    Quote Originally Posted by StabMasta View Post
    It won't be more slack than how I had it set up with a 100mm Rockshox SID and 26" wheels. The fork I have now is not suspension corrected and a 29er wheel fits quite well.

    This is the bike fitted with 29" wheels and FLAT 2.3 tires. It's a tight fit, but there won't be any problem mounting 700x35 tires for urban riding. The head angle in this configuration (bare rims) is 71 degrees.

    So yeah, I now have a Reken 29er.

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    you're right.I didn't remember that both wheels are 29er...so the ht angle is ok.
    ...as lng as you don't have a toe overlap problem,and you can live with the hightened bottom bracket, you're good to go.
    Me my self, I'm gonna try a 650b set-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    you're right.I didn't remember that both wheels are 29er...so the ht angle is ok.
    ...as lng as you don't have a toe overlap problem,and you can live with the hightened bottom bracket, you're good to go.
    Me my self, I'm gonna try a 650b set-up.
    I'm currently riding it with 26x1.5 slicks and my BB is WAY too low. I think the 29er wheels may help. I never had a problem with 26" wheels and 2.3 tires though.

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    Started my first build with a Reken. Build thread coming soon.

    Sette Reken frame
    Marzocchi Bomber Fork
    Shimano MT-15 Wheelset
    Avid BB5 Brake kit
    Race Face Ride BB and Crankset



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    This project started a few weeks ago as a budget frame project and things just added up from there. I sourced a lot off eBay and used the price match at Jenson and Tree House. I forgot brake and shifter cables until a few days ago, so it will be a week or so until they arrive. The total is $924 and includes shipping costs.
    The only big problem so far was the bottom bracket was really crooked, but my local bike shop (Marty's Cycle) faced the head tube and bottom bracket very reasonably getting me out of a jam. I haven't assembled a bike in 25 years, but so far this has gone well.
    Seat/Seat Post Used/Owned .00
    Ritchey Grips Owned .00
    Disk brakeset Avid BBDB $37.61
    700mm Ritchey Carbon Bars $29.98
    Fox Pedals $17.49
    Wheel set Xm119/Deore $106.00
    Avid FR5 Lever set $12.00
    160mm Hs1 Rotors Pair $11.90
    Sette Reken 18" Frame $112.00
    x7 Rear Der 10sp $46.73
    PC 1031 Chain $20.38
    x9 10s Shifter $52.69
    Stem RaceFace 70mm $14.99
    Jagwire Hyper cable kits $32.00
    Salsa Cromoto 26 445AC Fork $99.95
    Shimano SLX CS-HG81 Cassette 11-36 $59.99
    Race Face Ride 1x Crankset $84.99
    System 4 26x2.25 Tires x2 $40.00
    Tubes $6.00
    Shimano SLX CS-HG81-10 ten speed cassette $59.99
    Origin8 headset $45.00
    Labor: Face Headset and BB + Install Headset $35.00

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    Built up a 14" Reken frame for my 12yo nephew, he's loving it. Unfortunately he seems to be a natural on the bike so I figure I only have a few years before he starts crushing me ;-)

    Post your Reken-sette_reken2.jpg

    14" Sette Reken Frame
    Fox 32 F100 RL fork
    Avid BB7 brakes / levers
    Salsa Moto Ace bars / Sette grips
    Sram X.7 2x10 drivetrain
    DMR V8 pedals
    Ritchey Comp headset and seatpost
    WTB Rocket V saddle
    Mavic XC717 rims / XT hubs
    Kenda Nevegal tires

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    Sette Reken - 650B!

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    Build this Sette Reken (650B, 1x10) for my wife!

    16" Reken Frame
    cane creek headset
    x-fusion enix (650b compatible fork)
    WTB Frequency i23 650b Rims (stickers removed)
    2.35x650b Kenda Nevegal Tires
    raceface ride stem
    raceface bars
    ESI grips (Hot pink)
    FSA seat post
    Selle Italia Diva Flow seat post
    Avid BB7 brakes
    Avid Speed Dial 7 levers
    SLX 10speed shifter
    SLX 10speed cassette
    SLX 10-speed chain
    RaceFace single speed crankset w/ external bottom bracket.
    MRP chain guide (BB mounted)
    Forte convert pedals.
    Hot pink brake housing.

    This was a really fun build, and I learned a LOT about bike building/tuning!

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    ^^ That looks pretty bad assed! I've contemplated turning mine into a 650b.

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    Post your Reken

    Thanks!! It was fun doing research and slowing getting the parts to put on.


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