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    2012 Seven Sola SS finally complete!

    I started riding & racing SS this year and totally love it, so I decided to buid up a custom Seven for my race rig. I ordered everything back in Feb and and it was all ready to go in early March with the exception of the HBC spiderless chainring. So the bike sat gathering dust until this weekend when it finally arrived! So I finished it off & broke it in on the trail yesterday. The bike is an absolute blast - perfect in every way!





    20.4 lbs as pictured.
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    OOOOOOOoooooohhhhhhh!
    That looks delicious. Great build dude
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    very nice
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    Jealous. Nice curves on the rear end.

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    Very nice. No way in hell I would have let a chainring keep me from riding that for 2 months.

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    1) very nice ride
    2) you waited to ride it for that long over a chainring? you must have a nice backup bike. no way in hell i would have ever been able to do that.

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    Wow. Nice.

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    Thanks! It was definitely painful checking the mailbox everyday and finding no chainring On the bright side, I managed to podium 2 out of 4 races (would have been 3 if not for a flat at my last race) on the training bike so far this season, so I'm hoping the 3lb weight reduction & improved responsiveness will help maintain that trend!
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    2012 Seven ti 29er SS rigid
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    stunningly beautiful frame.

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    Very nice. Seven does great work.

    So you had a 3-month wait for your HB chainring?

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    Based on your performace at Iron Hill, I would say your training bike was just fine for you.

    I would like to know more about the Lefty conversion. Could I PM you?
    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudpawlz View Post
    So you had a 3-month wait for your HB chainring?
    Yep - painful but worth it in the end! Had I known the wait would be that long up front I would have picked up a used crank & BB for temporary duty off of eBay to tide me over.

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    Based on your performace at Iron Hill, I would say your training bike was just fine for you.

    I would like to know more about the Lefty conversion. Could I PM you?
    Thanks! And I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have

    On my first Seven build (26" hardtail 2.5 years ago) I went with a custom head tube to use a Lefty steerer, but that was an expensive option ($700). This time I went with a standard 1 1/8" head tube and a Project 321 adapter for the Lefty fork. In addition to being cheaper, it allows the use of a larger variety of headsets & stems. Plus, I don't think the larger diameter of the Lefty head tube gives any performance advantage (frontend stiffness) in this application since the top tube & down tube arenít enlarged to take advantage of the increased mating surface area.
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    Hella sweet!

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    awesome

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    Brilliant! Love the colours and the lines!

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    Absolutely amazing.... and then I see the lefty. Awesome derailed.

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    Man that sure is purty! 20.4 is a great number, especially when there is lots of room to shave more weight if you ever decide to! Love the 1/2 paint job as well.

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