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    I'm joinin' Club Vulture! (x-post 29)

    As I mentioned in a recent post, I need to dedicate my KM to commuting duty and get a separate rig for MTBing. Also, it's time to switch to get a suspension fork.

    I love the KM's handling, but I'm getting tired of the horizontal dropouts with disc brakes (gotta go EBB), would like a slightly higher BB and wouldn't mind losing a little weight. Rig would be an option, but I don't think the geometry's going to be right for me. So custom it is. And why not keep my business in Oregon and go with Vulture? I left a message today to kick things off.

    I'll probably stay pretty close to my current geometry, though with a few minor changes. I haven't decided on the paint job yet, but I've got several ideas. I promise it will be something befitting my moniker. More details to come.

    Can't wait.

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    SaaaahhhhWEEEEET!

    Will remember to bring dark glasses to the rollout....


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    Update

    Visited the Vulture's nest on Sunday, got measured, filled out paperwork and put in my deposit. Sounds like it will be ready late Feb.

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    I love my new Vulture...

    Wade and Derrick are great guys aren't they. The Vulture's nest has good energy on a special piece of property...
    My frame came out great, I can't wait to ride it. Wade is waiting on the new 455mm true-temper blades for my fork, should be Feb. I'll post some pics when the fork is done.
    Mean Todd should have my wheels finished by then , waiting on the hubs...
    This will be the first frame that fits me with a 25'" TT, it's a SS 29er with an ebb.
    I think you will be very pleased, Wade and Derrick know how to ride and build bikes.
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    Yeah!

    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBoy
    Visited the Vulture's nest on Sunday...
    Dude, I just missed you over there... I was at Vulture HQ on Saturday. I shoulda gone Sunday like you did -- driving conditions were miserable on Sat.

    Vulture -- way to fly! Lickin' forehead to your presence in the aerie.

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    *tear
    Congratulations....

    Enjoy doing what a Vulture does best!
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    Mine is in the que, too. Mr. Chesthair finished the frame drawing and Wade has it in his hands. Steve Garro of Coconino Cycles gave me a vintage Prestige Concept tubeset (plus a special extra tube) and Co-Motion EBB. D-Rock has the direction for the paint.

    I just need to get over there to confirm some details and drop off a few parts.

    29er. KM fork. Dropbars (of course). Disc only. EBB. Derailluer hanger (goes both ways).

    Should have it in the Spring.
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    Carry on!

    Carrion!

    Hey, that wouldn't be my grinning goat under that Vulture, would it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Dude, I just missed you over there... I was at Vulture HQ on Saturday. I shoulda gone Sunday like you did -- driving conditions were miserable on Sat.

    Vulture -- way to fly! Lickin' forehead to your presence in the aerie.

    --Sparty
    Hey Sparty, sorry I missed you! Yeah, unfortunately I was subjected to the bad conditions on Sat. Fortunately I got over the mtns Friday night before the ice hit the passes, but there was freezing rain in the zone between 4000-5000' feet between Bend and Bachelor, which I had to drive through twice. Saw two fully overturned vehicles in the ditch, watched a Suburban nearly spin out right in front of me (which I'd just let go around me because it had been tailgating me at 50mph on the ice), and spent a fair amount of time stopped waiting for accidents to clear. Pretty ugly, and I'm just glad I didn't get caught up in any of the mayhem, and that Richie and I just had fun biking the 'biler tracks and x-c skiing instead.

    Shiggy - congratulations on getting your order in too! This is the incarnation of the Adventure Bike we've been hearing about for so long, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBoy
    Shiggy - congratulations on getting your order in too! This is the incarnation of the Adventure Bike we've been hearing about for so long, right?
    Yup. Many of the parts will come off of this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Steve Garro of Coconino Cycles gave me a vintage Prestige Concept tubeset (plus a special extra tube)
    Coconino Cycles is harder to find on the web than you might think.
    When the going gets weird its bedtime.

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    fixed the link. thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Yup. Many of the parts will come off of this bike.
    Including the wheels, I hope? Can't wait to see the paint job that will match them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBoy
    Including the wheels, I hope? Can't wait to see the paint job that will match them.
    Wheels, saddle. levers, derailluers, brakes, cranks (or similar). Different bars, stem, seatpost and headset.
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