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    Beautiful bike. I had a problem with a Thomson and Brooks setup at one point. Couldn't get the saddle to stay in place. I really like your parts selection on your latest configuration. Can't go wrong with any of your choices.

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    ^^
    i dont remember having any issues and i rode about 100 miles on that set up.
    thanks, im always more and more satisfied with this thing.

    future plans are to find the perfect riser bar with 25.4 clamp (so i can put my thomson stem back on)
    paul levers
    homebrewed cog and chainring
    thompson seatpost clamp
    'true' slr saddle
    i think once i have all that i will officially be done untill something breaks.
    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding View Post
    The dude is like 120lbs, tops lol he can run any tires he wants without issues, i'm sure.

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    lots of new porn.
    kenda kosmik lite II 1.75 rear tire

    esi racers edge grips-paul levers

    homebrewed components titainium chainring-kmc 810

    homebrewed components alloy/titanium ring
    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding View Post
    The dude is like 120lbs, tops lol he can run any tires he wants without issues, i'm sure.

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    hot!
    tubeless?

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    nope. i have everything to set it up but i havent yet, im fine with tubes for now.
    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding View Post
    The dude is like 120lbs, tops lol he can run any tires he wants without issues, i'm sure.

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    Wow... Very clean lines.
    You still went with bottle cages in the end?

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    those are my favorite skewers, theft proof...unless they have allen wrenches, which at that point we are all screwed
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    I just got some of the steel Mary bars. I'm quite sure these won't break but they are heavy!

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    There's still weight hiding on that bike, and you should be able to drop at least another pound pretty easily. I suspect the fork and chain. If you aren't already using them, check out the Performance Ultra Lights; they'll drop ~140g from standard tubes and are still durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    There's still weight hiding on that bike, and you should be able to drop at least another pound pretty easily. I suspect the fork and chain. If you aren't already using them, check out the Performance Ultra Lights; they'll drop ~140g from standard tubes and are still durable.
    Fork - definitely.
    Whoops - the Lynskey is disc-specific. And niner is... well... niner. Maybe a nice Black Sheep custom Ti fork?

    Maybe the crankset too - Truvativ doesn't make anything that is very light.

    How is your chainline? I would expect your front ring to be on the outside of the spider with the rear cog so far outboard of the rear hub (or the rear cog more in the middle). Won't make a difference in weight, but could save you some headaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orkje
    Wow... Very clean lines.
    You still went with bottle cages in the end?
    i go back and forth, i mainly put them back on the sdcbs but ill leave them on for most rides. i just hate having to turn around for a waterbottle.
    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    those are my favorite skewers, theft proof...unless they have allen wrenches, which at that point we are all screwed
    mine are allens. i dont ever lock this one up in public so having someone steal my wheels is no issue.
    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    There's still weight hiding on that bike, and you should be able to drop at least another pound pretty easily. I suspect the fork and chain. If you aren't already using them, check out the Performance Ultra Lights; they'll drop ~140g from standard tubes and are still durable.
    not to mention the bars are no names out of the trash. the chains on there for looks not weight. im a weight weenie but only sometimes.
    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding View Post
    The dude is like 120lbs, tops lol he can run any tires he wants without issues, i'm sure.

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    Killer build. I've eyed the Rigor for years. Someday...

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    Damn, bike shops in Escondido must pay really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    Fork - definitely.
    Whoops - the Lynskey is disc-specific. And niner is... well... niner. Maybe a nice Black Sheep custom Ti fork?
    Quick search on google brought up these carbon forks with v-brake bosses:
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=38424
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...&PartnerID=635
    http://www.amazon.com/Carbon-Mountai.../dp/B002802U4O
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=263602_263622
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=263602_263622

    This is really anal of me, but I keep a spreadsheet for each bike with every component listed along with their weight. This way I can easily see where the weight in hiding on my bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    This is really anal of me, but I keep a spreadsheet for each bike with every component listed along with their weight.
    Uhhhh.,.... what?

    No - that's perfectly normal.

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    Edit -> P.S. - Veloreality - Your bike looks a little too familiar....
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    wow, you are one of the few posters on here I totally agree with.
    I rarely get jealous of bikes, but that thing is cool! love it.
    no chain no gain.

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    Your rig is looking sick my friend. Gives me lots of little ideas for my bikes. I feel your pain with bottles falling out of cages on my rigid bikes. I find it uncomfortable to have too much weight in jersey pockets though. I usually bend my cheap cages to make them hold the bottles tighter.

    One question I have is how do you like riding the skinnier race tires? I understand the weight factor, but do you take much more of a beating with them on a rigid? I just couldn't imagine them to be comfortable, but they look fast. How low do you run them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleAddict

    One question I have is how do you like riding the skinnier race tires? I understand the weight factor, but do you take much more of a beating with them on a rigid? I just couldn't imagine them to be comfortable, but they look fast. How low do you run them?
    The dude is like 120lbs, tops lol he can run any tires he wants without issues, i'm sure.


    I had the pleasure of riding his bike the other night. It was only down the street, but boy that thing is fast. I suspect it is FAR under 22lbs at this point. I'm guessing 19lbs, tops. Mine is a little under 20, and his definitely feels lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miwuksurfer
    Damn, bike shops in Escondido must pay really well.
    i make a normal wage but i literally only spend money on bikes or something bike related.
    Quote Originally Posted by 10speedbiopacefreewheel
    wow, you are one of the few posters on here I totally agree with.
    I rarely get jealous of bikes, but that thing is cool! love it.
    awesome! im glad your enjoying what you see
    Quote Originally Posted by CycleAddict
    Your rig is looking sick my friend. Gives me lots of little ideas for my bikes. I feel your pain with bottles falling out of cages on my rigid bikes. I find it uncomfortable to have too much weight in jersey pockets though. I usually bend my cheap cages to make them hold the bottles tighter.

    One question I have is how do you like riding the skinnier race tires? I understand the weight factor, but do you take much more of a beating with them on a rigid? I just couldn't imagine them to be comfortable, but they look fast. How low do you run them?
    i love riding the skinnier tires. i tried the 1.75 front and rear but i liked the current combo more. its seems perfect to me for how i ride. like isar said im barely over 120lbs i ride as fast as i can and swerve through the technical route. they are very fast and im running the rear 35-40 and the front at 30 no issue.
    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding View Post
    The dude is like 120lbs, tops lol he can run any tires he wants without issues, i'm sure.

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    While those Kenda Small Block 8s may be appealing. They have a weak sidewall and will pinch flat on your rigid rig.

    Good call on dishing the Mary bars you originally refuted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefrog
    While those Kenda Small Block 8s may be appealing. They have a weak sidewall and will pinch flat on your rigid rig.

    Good call on dishing the Mary bars you originally refuted.
    ive been riding sb8s for a bit over two years and have only flatted twice. once was on a 26" fs and once on my 26" ht.
    funny thing is that ive never flatted on any of my rigid bikes, 26, 29, or even cross bike except once when i hit a glass bottle on the street on my cross.
    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding View Post
    The dude is like 120lbs, tops lol he can run any tires he wants without issues, i'm sure.

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    changed a few things.
    salsa pro moto stem 80mm
    ritchey comp bar
    kmc 8spd chain
    and i have a thomson seatclamp but ive misplaced it in my garage.
    weighed in at 17lbs 7oz

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    Very nice !

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefrog
    While those Kenda Small Block 8s may be appealing. They have a weak sidewall and will pinch flat on your rigid rig.

    Good call on dishing the Mary bars you originally refuted.
    i've been riding them exclusively on my 26er since i pre ordered them back in 2006. I've seemed to have less than average issues with pinch flats, however i do run 45-50psi. I've measured the sidewalls with a micrometer, and they are no thinner than most tires out there.

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