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    Another Origin 8 Scout singlespeed

    This Origin 8 scout was built as a commuter/trainer and as a backup for my "XC/Trails" SS

    I got most of the parts from stuff i had lying around plus some 2nd hand bargains like the Bontrager wheelset, added a new SUNLINE V1 711 bar and nice fat OURY grips.. and it's good to go! Actually very good!

    Although i was concerned by the frame's weight (about 2.7K for size 19") the total build is about 11.4K including quite a lot of sealant at the tubeless-ready wheels.

    Current setup is 32*17 but I might change it to 32:16, since for some reason, it is easier to ride this bike than the Kona Unit 2-9 it replaced (having similar ratio of 34:18).
    This is probably due to the lighter build and better wheels - bottom line, it's fun

    Still too early for a real review, but so far I'm liking it a lot
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    Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads..

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    This may be a tad off topic, but I have the same On-One fork as you and am having trouble with clearance for the disc rotors. I am running 160mm rotors on both a phil wood hub and a chris king hub and the rotors on both wheels will rub against the molded dropout when the wheel is mounted. I have added a washer to use as a spacer and it seems to work but I worry about how much axle the fork is resting on then.

    Have you noticed anything like this with your On-One fork?

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    That's a good lookin' little ride. That's the first of those I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimi_Lee
    Have you noticed anything like this with your On-One fork?
    I'm currently running Avid's 160mm G2 rotors on a Bontrager (formula?) hub ,
    I used to run this fork on my other bike, same kind of rotor on a Hope Pro II hub.
    In both cases i had no issues with the on-one fork.
    Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimi_Lee
    This may be a tad off topic, but I have the same On-One fork as you and am having trouble with clearance for the disc rotors. I am running 160mm rotors on both a phil wood hub and a chris king hub and the rotors on both wheels will rub against the molded dropout when the wheel is mounted. I have added a washer to use as a spacer and it seems to work but I worry about how much axle the fork is resting on then.

    Have you noticed anything like this with your On-One fork?
    I don't have one myself, but I know there are issues. A mate has one (I'm not sure what hub, maybe Surly) and there's barely enough room for a piece of paper between rotor and lower fork leg.

    Maybe try and find a 0.5mm spacer.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Man, that head angle looks steeper than 72 degrees. Great looking bike though. How much did it end up weighing in at? Not that weight matters that much, but one is always curious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    How much did it end up weighing in at? Not that weight matters that much, but one is always curious...
    Guess you didn't read the whole post....
    Quote Originally Posted by TheNewOriginal
    Although i was concerned by the frame's weight (about 2.7K for size 19") the total build is about 11.4K including quite a lot of sealant at the tubeless-ready wheels
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    It's not his fault, it wasn't in American.

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    Royal with cheese..

    total weight is about 25lb,
    but I just call it "Le big Scout"
    Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnV
    Guess you didn't read the whole post....
    Uh.. guilty. Sorry fellas, carry on.

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