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    My New Waltworks Information Specialist

    and, yes, I got it dirty before I took photos

    Geometry
    CS = 440mm/17.3” (+/- 5mm each way)
    HA = 71*
    SA = 73*
    TT = 24.8 in
    ST (c-c) = 19”

    Features
    Clearance for 2.4”
    Paragon sliders
    S-bend CS and SS
    Cardinal BL05 powder coat (WW/Fuentes Team Blue--chosen by my daughter)

    Build
    Fox F29 Terralogic/1.125/15mm
    Cane Creek 110
    Thomson X-4 stem
    Ritchey WCS 10* 31.8 700mm
    ESI Chunky grips
    WTB Laser-V Pro saddle
    Thomson 330mm post
    Elixir 5 brakes/G3 rotors
    Stan’s Flows with DT240 hubs (F-oversized with 15mm/ R-SS)
    XT cranks/bb
    Blackspire downhill ring—34T
    Chris King stainless cog 19T
    PC-951
    Time ATAC pedals
    Maxxis Ardent 2.25 F/Ikon 2.2 R set-up tubeless
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    Yeah well, that's just, ya' know, like, your opinion, man.

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    Nice Ride. Is it me or does it look steep? I was never great in geometry - so I don't understand all the angle stuff. Here's my 94 Kona. Interesting to compare the diff. Anyway, beautiful ride - hope it fits you like a glove and you are tearin' it up!
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    I really dig the Waltworks. I think that guy is one of my favorite frame builders and your bike seems pretty money.

    Mike A- pretty sure you both have similar HA. No posting pictures of your bike again, until the photo doesn't take place in your house.

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    Umarth! Dealio! I'll ease up on the posting of the pics. It's seen plenty of trail action over the past month. Swapping out the poc shimano freewheel for a White Ind this weekend. No more knocking and no more pretty pics. Peace!

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    She's just a beautiful thing.

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    You know I appreciate it.

    What weight did you end up with?

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    I loves me some toothpaste colored bikes.

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    I have yet to come across an ugly WW frame, and this one is no exception. Wonderful! No WW rigid fork, though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbryant2
    You know I appreciate it.

    What weight did you end up with?
    Matt,
    I haven't weighed it, yet. It's lighter than my gearie, though.

    Barry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orkje
    I have yet to come across an ugly WW frame, and this one is no exception. Wonderful! No WW rigid fork, though?
    Orkje--No rigid as of yet. I may spring for one at a later date (no pun intended ). I ride with a couple of guys who just went to rigid forks and like them for what we ride around the Greensboro area, however I plan on doing some rides that, [I]I[I] feel, will require suspension to make them comfortable for me (SMT 100 for one).
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    Very, very nice..
    There have been some really beautiful bikes in this forum lately! I love the art!
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    I reallly reallly like that, congrats on the sweet bike!

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    Nicely done. Beautiful bike for sure. Is your fork in 100mm mode? Got any initial ride impressions to share?

    I am on the list and have the same fork on order, probably will end up with a pretty similar ride although likely slacker and less braze ons.

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    Love the kona!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACC
    Nicely done. Beautiful bike for sure. Is your fork in 100mm mode? Got any initial ride impressions to share?

    I am on the list and have the same fork on order, probably will end up with a pretty similar ride although likely slacker and less braze ons.
    Yeah, I wimped out and had Walt add braze ons for a rear der. cable in case my old, tired legs can't handle one gear any longer at some point in the future.

    The fork is 100mm. I only have one ride on it, but the fork performed well. I never noticed any stiction or lag before the brassmass opened up and it climbed with zero bob that I could feel. The ring on the fork leg in the picture is where it was after the ride--I hadn't touched anything before I took the pics. I would say I'm definitely getting full travel but it never bottomed.
    It was set at 12 clicks from full in for rebound (factory suggested).
    2 clicks out from full in terralogic.
    85 lbs of air (5 less than suggested).
    I'm gonna play with the air and rebound a little, but I bought a terralogic because I wanted the feature of the platform so I doubt I'll go too far from 2-3 clicks out from full.
    I'll write some more on it when I have a few rides in.
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    Sweet ride. I'm curious about your headset spacers. It seems to me like you have a large stack, considering the bike was built for your body. Was that intentional?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgtlbliss
    Sweet ride. I'm curious about your headset spacers. It seems to me like you have a large stack, considering the bike was built for your body. Was that intentional?
    I'm just playing with the amount of steer tube that I want to have left. I'm coming from a 26" bike that was set up with the seat 3 inches above the bars and want a new position that is more upright. I have already dropped one of the large spacers from the stack--probably more as I get more rides in. Walt did design it with a certain stack height in mind that corrects from my previous bike and puts my seat about 1/2 inch above bars, but my mechanic suggested playing with the height a bit before we cut the tube.
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    Love custom steel frames and this is no exception! Looks great and the color is spot on.

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    nice bike! did you get the two-hole washers from walt? didn't get any with mine but it's held up no problem. and your bolts- why the button-head/non-button head combo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minh
    nice bike! did you get the two-hole washers from walt? didn't get any with mine but it's held up no problem. and your bolts- why the button-head/non-button head combo?
    I got the two hole washers from Walt. I think Paragon specs them now, spreads the load across the washer/dropout. Don't know why the different bolts are spec'd. I know Walt used to always switch the bolts to larger head but I've no clue as to why there's one button and one non. I figured they'd work and I don't mind mulleted bolts so I didn't think to ask.
    Yeah well, that's just, ya' know, like, your opinion, man.

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