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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    18" black Jabber, looks good so far!
    Very cool, especially the head badge. Looks like a great frame. Congrats.
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    I have seen the light... Vassago convert-2017-08-25-10.19.26.jpg

    I have seen the light... Vassago convert-2017-08-25-10.19.50.jpg

    100mm Reba
    Hadely rear hub with 142x12 axle
    34/21 gear with AB oval

    I was hoping to get some riding in the weekend, but Harvey has other plans.
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    That turned out nicely. Frame/fork look like they're made for each other.
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    You got a photo of the rear seat stay clearance with the wheel/ tire in the frame? I've been looking at getting one but don't like 29+ and don't want to get the frame if the bike looks goofy without a 29+ tire in the frame.
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    I have seen the light... Vassago convert-ljis7dd.jpg

    I have seen the light... Vassago convert-vl8jn7v.jpg

    I have seen the light... Vassago convert-qfqtdek.jpg

    It's a pretty big gap, but this is a 25mm i.d. rim with a 29x2.25 Crossmark on it. I am sure that a bigger tire would look more reasonable and leave lots of room for crd to not get jammed up in the frame.

    Also, I don't plan on looking back at my rear tire much while riding.
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    Looks good man. I'm curious to hear your impression of the geometry of this frame compared to others you've recently owned.
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    I have owned a lot of bikes that didn't fit me well. The closest thing was my Soma Juice, which is an awesome frame.

    My main reason for buying a Jabber was the longer top tube. I sold a Niner ROS 9 to buy this for exactly this reason. Might get a wet pavement/ gravel ride in tomorrow, but Harvey is pushing rainstorms into Central Texas right now, so I won't get a proper trail ride in for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
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    It's a pretty big gap, but this is a 25mm i.d. rim with a 29x2.25 Crossmark on it. I am sure that a bigger tire would look more reasonable and leave lots of room for crd to not get jammed up in the frame.

    Also, I don't plan on looking back at my rear tire much while riding.
    Thanks Man!

    I don't plan on looking back there when riding either but 99% of riding is looking good while you do it.

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    (I already posted this onbthe wheels forum.)

    Is the 12mm thru axle that comes with this frame just crappy or is it adjustable somehow? When I thighten it, it only works in the 6 o'clock position. This is sketchy.I have seen the light... Vassago convert-2017-09-01-08.03.20.jpg

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    How do you adjust the angle of the lever?
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    Is there no adjustable nut on the other side?

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    No. Should there be? Each dropout is a single, solid piece of metal. Like this B4037: Right Side, Sliding, Hanger, DT Swiss 12 mm
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    Huh. I guess they use different 12x142 dropouts on the Jabb/Verhauen. Mine has a nut that can be adjusted similar to on a fork.

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    That must be a Fox of Shimano thing because my Rockshox fork does not have such an adjustment.
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    Mine is like yours on the 'nut' side Mack, but the lever end is a little different. On mine, I screw the axle in with the lever 'open' to *almost* tight, then flip the lever closed like a reg QR can, and then I can reposition the lever wherever I want.
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    I keep looking at the pictures on the bottom, I feel like those threads or the set screw allow for adjustment, somehow.
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    I guess so. For reference, similar to this:

    I have seen the light... Vassago convert-indicatornubbyqr32.gif

    So, I just checked my other bikes and they use yet another system that also looks different than yours where the axle is screwed in all the way and then clamped at whatever angle is desired. Sorry I can't help.

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    I figured it out.

    ARandomBiker, you were on the right track.
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    My frame is on the way! Teaser shot.

    I have seen the light... Vassago convert-verhauen.jpg

    By the way, I received GREAT service all the way through the process. He even called last night and we talked shop for quite awhile even answering all of my stupid and random questions. Tom had already made the sale, and didn't have to talk to me, but he put up with my crap and offered to help me going forward with my build. Looking forward to building it up this winter!

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