Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fueledbymetal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    687

    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.
    2014 Yeti Arc XO1
    2012 Seven ti 29er SS
    2012 Seven steel 29er SS rigid

  2. #2
    Bicycle Addict
    Reputation: J3SSEB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,297
    OOOOOOOoooooohhhhhhh!
    That looks delicious. Great build dude
    The unexamined life is not worth living - Socrates
    Bearded Women Racing

  3. #3
    blet drive
    Reputation: JUNGLEKID5's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,985
    very nice
    Save a tree & wipe your butt with an owl.
    Thank your local Sierra Club.

  4. #4
    rebmem rbtm
    Reputation: alex_sdca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    172
    Jealous. Nice curves on the rear end.

  5. #5
    CB2
    CB2 is offline
    Jam Econo
    Reputation: CB2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,212
    Very nice. No way in hell I would have let a chainring keep me from riding that for 2 months.

  6. #6
    Teen Wolf
    Reputation: cr45h's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    831
    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.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Shalom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,998
    Wow. Nice.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fueledbymetal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    687
    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!
    2014 Yeti Arc XO1
    2012 Seven ti 29er SS
    2012 Seven steel 29er SS rigid

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    32

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Cygnus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    449
    stunningly beautiful frame.

  11. #11
    Hairshirt Rider
    Reputation: Loudpawlz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,821
    Very nice. Seven does great work.

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

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,264
    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!

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fueledbymetal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    687
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Manicmtbr View Post
    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.
    2014 Yeti Arc XO1
    2012 Seven ti 29er SS
    2012 Seven steel 29er SS rigid

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    87
    Hella sweet!

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    23
    awesome

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    682
    Brilliant! Love the colours and the lines!

  17. #17
    Bike Snob
    Reputation: can't get right's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,230
    Absolutely amazing.... and then I see the lefty. Awesome derailed.

  18. #18
    Low Rep Count
    Reputation: 1SPD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2,945
    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •