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    27lbs of steel goodness - Vicious Cycles Motivator 29er SS

    Weighs 6 lbs more than the SS it's replacing, but geez...I finally get the "oversized BMX" analogy I keep hearing 'round these parts.

    Here's the build:

    Frame - Vicious Cycles Motivator 29er SS, 853 steel
    Fork - On One Superlight
    Wheels - Surly hubs laced to WTB Trail rims
    Tires - Specialized Fastrak
    Cockpit - FSA post and stem, Salsa bar
    Crank - Truvativ Stylo
    Bottom Bracket - Phil Wood
    Brakes - BB7s and XT levers


    Do I really need to start a new thread for this? No, not at all. And I almost expect to get flamed for it. But what else are you really doing on a Sunday night?

    At least I'm not making you look at pictures of my kids.
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    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    Great looking bike, I'm a bit surprised at the weight given my Origin 8 Scout weighs a pound less with nothing fancy on it.
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    I like it! Definitely not a light, but sensible build. Will surely last for many, many miles to come.

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    Nice, My kind of bike. I love the colour too, although not the blue ano stuff, red or black would be perfect. Black probably and with de-stickered rims is what I would do.
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    Is that a new frame?

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    Are you sure that your bikes a Vicious? It's a little tough to tell from your pictures but your dropouts look nothing like mine. Is there a bottle opener welded to the non drive side chainstay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post
    Great looking bike, I'm a bit surprised at the weight given my Origin 8 Scout weighs a pound less with nothing fancy on it.
    Me too. That's 3 pounds heavier than when I had my KM set up with BB7s, and Nevegals.

    But weight is such a small component to the fun factor.

    Great looking ride!!!
    Have fun and ride the piss out of it.

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    Here's my dropout, also your seat stay bridge should be sealed.
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    Put a short stem and some riser bars and the BMX effect will be even better....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleAddict View Post
    I like it! Definitely not a light, but sensible build. Will surely last for many, many miles to come.
    No not light at all. I think most of the pork is in the wheels....they were built for a 250 Ib guy (not me) and have through bolt axls front a rear...pretty solid axles. I'll snap a pick after work. And technically, it's not at 27 Ibs...its 26.7, but I rounded up which no one ever seems to do.

    I bet with lighter wheels and a lighter cockpit I could get it to the 23# range. But, I'm not planning on it.
    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy R View Post
    Nice, My kind of bike. I love the colour too, although not the blue ano stuff, red or black would be perfect. Black probably and with de-stickered rims is what I would do.
    Yeah, I wasn't sure about the blue either, I'll probably ditch the blue stem cap and use the CB one that came with the headset. But, I do like the blue collar, I think it makes the bike pop. Although, one could argue that an army green bike isn't supposed to pop....

    The next work I do will be de-stickering the rims and going tubeless. But those are the only "upgrades" that will happen.
    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim86 View Post
    Are you sure that your bikes a Vicious? It's a little tough to tell from your pictures but your dropouts look nothing like mine. Is there a bottle opener welded to the non drive side chainstay?
    Pretty sure. I bought the frame from a guy who works at Waterford who apparently did some work at Vicious as well. This was his personal bike he got while doing whatever work he was doing at Vicious. He told me it was a Motivator at any rate.... But, I did no research. It fit, the price was right, so I bought it.
    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    Is that a new frame?

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    Nope, circa 2004-2005 I was told.
    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2 View Post
    Me too. That's 3 pounds heavier than when I had my KM set up with BB7s, and Nevegals.

    But weight is such a small component to the fun factor.

    Great looking ride!!!
    Have fun and ride the piss out of it.
    Thanks! Oh, I will.
    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    Cool man your gonna love that bike! Here's mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by aperzigian View Post
    ...But, I'm not planning on it.
    Right. Not yet anyway.

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    Good looking bike you have there.
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    Any idea if these holes in the dropout are for a derailleur hanger? Pic below. Also, I did some swapping: 90mm FSA for an 80mm Sunline stem; blue Salsa collar for a stainless Surly collar; blue stem cap for silver; removed wheel decals.
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    Nevermind! These are not for a hanger. Anyone else with a Motivator have these...? Still trying to figure out if in fact my bike is a Motivator.
    C'mon lets go for a whirl.

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    27lbs of steel goodness - Vicious Cycles Motivator 29er SS

    They are probably eyelets for mounting a rack.

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    27lbs of steel goodness - Vicious Cycles Motivator 29er SS

    I am not sure it is a motivator either. If it is, it should have a stainless steel bottle opener mounted underneath the non-drive side chain stay. I used to have a motivator, and it definitely looks a bit different than mine did.




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    Take a look at the headtube. What kind of ebb does the frame have?
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    I really dig that build! It's like if my G.I. Joe woulda came with a S.S. as a kid...that would have been it! Brilliant!

    Funny because in my daily lap thru the "dope-house" (E-Bay 29er frames LOL) I found one a day or two ago and now there's this thread.

    Check this one here...Looks similar, just a taller frame, but can't say for sure. What ever you DO have it looks too fun.

    Vicious Cycles The Motivator Custom Painted 29er Frame | eBay

    On a side note (quote) "If anyone gives you criticism that starts off "you should" or "you shouldn't", walk away immediately."-Paul Westerberg, the Replacements, 1995 (smart guy...)

    Thanks for postin' up your bike and not your kids on a Sunday night!
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    27lbs of steel goodness - Vicious Cycles Motivator 29er SS

    Just for reference, I sold my motivator frame with matching vicious rigid fork last year and the best I could get for it was $350.

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    I don't want to sell mine but $350 is a shame

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