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    Here's the jones in her natural habitat- the best urban riding around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsqueri View Post


    Here's the jones in her natural habitat- the best urban riding around!
    Wissahickon trails?

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    Yeah, along the far side of Lincoln Drive.

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    I miss those trails! And French Creek too! They don't have real rock gardens out here in SoCal.

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    New to the forum. With a new bike!
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    New Bits :)

    Update to my Genesis Fortitude. Fitted a Syncros FL carbon fork and Hope headset. Shaved nearly a pound in weight over the steel fork, and hopefully improved the ride at the same time. Shame I'm too busy to ride the bloody thing just now
    Need to get plenty of miles in over the summer though, cause I'm entered into the SSUK champs in September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarhero View Post
    Update to my Genesis Fortitude. Fitted a Syncros FL carbon fork and Hope headset. Shaved nearly a pound in weight over the steel fork, and hopefully improved the ride at the same time. Shame I'm too busy to ride the bloody thing just now
    Need to get plenty of miles in over the summer though, cause I'm entered into the SSUK champs in September.
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    I like that!

    Was tempted by one of these but ended up with the High Latitude.

    Glad there's another Genesis owner out there, I was beginning to think I was on my own.

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    P4240232 por fertxitxito, en Flickr


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    32-18 magic gear, using a slightly stretched chain
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    Quote Originally Posted by superstar1 View Post
    I like that!

    Was tempted by one of these but ended up with the High Latitude.

    Glad there's another Genesis owner out there, I was beginning to think I was on my own.
    Cheers. Yes, I know they're not as fancy as some of the bike porn on here, but the geometry is just spot on. The fortitude is a singletrack ripper.

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    more Genesis

    Quote Originally Posted by guitarhero View Post
    Cheers. Yes, I know they're not as fancy as some of the bike porn on here, but the geometry is just spot on. The fortitude is a singletrack ripper.
    Quote Originally Posted by superstar1 View Post
    I like that!

    Was tempted by one of these but ended up with the High Latitude.

    Glad there's another Genesis owner out there, I was beginning to think I was on my own.
    Not the only one Superstar I have one too. Gotta agree Guitarhero lovely machines to ride. Poor pick of mine, it's got 180 rotors front and rear, Token freewheel, Deore cranks and a chainring I can't remember the name of..

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    Had this built up over the winter. Got to say though geared fatbike riding did not keep me in SS shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaultbrad View Post
    Thanks. I've been eyeing those for their cheapness and tire clearance. How's it ride?
    A few good rides on it now. It rides really nice. The frame seems super compliant with bumps and vibration but its hard to say how much of that is contributed by the wheels/tires. The tires measure 45-mm and i'm running them at 32-ish psi tubeless. I'v been really monstertrucking around with it and so far is seems to be a really solid frame. None of the chatter and harshness i'm used to with an aluminum frame. With the layback post and 70mm stem theres not alot of weight over the front end so the steering is a little nervous. I'm going to switch to a 100mm soon to hopefully fix that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newdee View Post
    A few good rides on it now...
    Thanks for the follow-up. I'm just about convinced to pull the trigger on the 59cm even though I'm worried it might be small. Do you know the length of the steerer uncut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaultbrad View Post
    Thanks for the follow-up. I'm just about convinced to pull the trigger on the 59cm even though I'm worried it might be small. Do you know the length of the steerer uncut?
    Long enough that you'll need every spacer in the state if you don't cut it

    Luckily, i took this photo before i assembled it. The headtube on this size (53) is 4"

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    Looks like its roughly 10-12" long. I cut the thing nearly in half. I can measure the cutoff piece in the toolbox tomorrow if you need a more exact length. BTW, definitely use a hacksaw, it took FOREVER with a tubing cutter.

    I ordered mine on the small side so i wouldn't feel too stretched after getting used to mtb geometry.

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    thanks again

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    a quality pipe cutter is real quick and clean. i replaced my stem today and nibbed off 5mm in a couple mins. i also have used a crappy tubing cutter with a chipped wheel before which took forever. nice frame, i was chatting with those guys at the detroit bike expo.

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    Your Tube cutter must be shot. Mine cuts them fast and clean. I could never do as well with a hacksaw.
    Full rigid SS, Hardtail SS, Hardtail Geared, Full Suspension Geared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    a quality pipe cutter is real quick and clean. i replaced my stem today and nibbed off 5mm in a couple mins. i also have used a crappy tubing cutter with a chipped wheel before which took forever. nice frame, i was chatting with those guys at the detroit bike expo.
    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy View Post
    Your Tube cutter must be shot. Mine cuts them fast and clean. I could never do as well with a hacksaw.
    Aluminum or Steel steer tubes?

    IME, those cutters are made for soft metals such as aluminum and copper(and worked well for cutting a PVC pipe crown race setting tool) . I did a ton of searching and could only find a tubing cutter rated for "light wall steel" at best. Although a chromoly steerer might be pushing it.

    It probably didn't help that the one i was using is small, difficult to tighten, and at its max OD. Even though it was supposedly rated for steel, the cutting wheel was still destroyed by the time it finally made it through. That, and i had to do quite a bit of filing to fit the stem over the mushroomed end.

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    steel steerer here. yeah sounds like you bought yourself a cheapo from depot. my ridgid brand will cut up to 1" gas pipe and is quick. i'd plan on buying a quality cutter because you should never get a mushroomed end as thats caused by too much pressure too fast and a crappy wheel.

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    one of mine

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    And the other

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    The "New" Post Your Singlespeed!

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    Wow, that looks like a tonne of fun.

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    First ride of the season, it seems nobody's been through this trail this year yet.

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