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    My first SS, first 29er and first HT since the 90's. I love it so far, I never want to ride my FS bike anymore.

    Frame: Trek Marlin, 17.5"
    Fork: Rockshox Recon Solo Air TK Silver w/ G2 geometry
    Wheels: Stan's Arch w/ ZTR hubs
    Tires: Bontrager 29-3 Team Issue 2.0" w/ Stan's sealant
    Cranks: E-thirteen XC SS
    BB: The Hive
    Chainring: Blackspire Mono Veloce 32T
    Cog: Surly 20T
    Chain: KMC 710SL Gold
    Brakes: Avid Elixir 5
    Rotors: Avid G2CS 160mm
    Headset: OEM - Came with frame
    Stem: Bontrager Race Lite 90mm
    Handlebars: Witchey WCS Carbon 15mm rise
    Grips: Ritchey WCS foam
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite 27.2x350mm setback
    Saddle: WTB Silverado Team
    Clamp: Hope non-QR
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy C

    The only thing I may change this year (unless something breaks) is to get a HBC 20T cog. Next year I'd like to get a carbon frame and either Reba or F29 RLC, maybe also better brakes (not a huge fan of the Elixirs, I just happened to have them leftover from my Fuel EX 8) and Eggbeaters.












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    Ok, so I mostly commute and run errands on this, but it sees a lot of singletrack in form of cut throughs and I do take it on trails from time to time.

    And I've included a couple photos from the ride home...
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    After a year riding my old raleigh ss decided to upgrade, wanted on of these for a while now Genesis iO going for a ride later so though i would take some photos before it gets mucky





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    My monkey. Just built her up.


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    Springtime!!!

    boooohooooooo....

    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Just built up this Soma Juice 29er






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    FS SS more fun than HT SS

    So I'm rehabing a sprain knee and thought the fs rig would be a little bit more of a smoother ride than my ht ss. Well I had all the old parts from when I first converted over to ss several years ago so I didn't have to buy anything, just took about 1.5 hours of time to convert everything over. I was really impressed with how well the bike handled on the trail as a ss. The ML is a great bike geared but I thought as a ss it would be kinda sluggish. This setup bombed through turns and downhill and although it's about 5 lbs heavier than my ht ss, I didn't notice it in my overall time. I think I'm going to leave the gears off for now and maybe throw a Paul tensioner on there. The surly did fine, some small pops when I really torqued the chain but with this type of tensioner I've had similar problems on other bikes, so I picked up a half link to get the chain a little tighter and if that doesn't fix it, I'll go with the Paul setup.
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    Took the plunge and bought an inexpensive SS 29er (GT Peace 9r) in January having never ridden either. The most fun I've had on a bike in many years! Two months later picked up a used El Mariachi frame, finished building two days ago, maiden voyage yesterday. Had a blast!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS

    You are proud of that bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    You are proud of that bike!
    It's a pretty bike Wouldn't you be proud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS
    It's a pretty bike Wouldn't you be proud?
    If my bike were that ugly, I'd shave it's ass and make it roll backwards!

    Not really, just teasing you. It's nice. I think the green and brown go good together. Did you paint it? And what fork is on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek
    boooohooooooo....

    Still the sexiest bike for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    If my bike were that ugly, I'd shave it's ass and make it roll backwards!

    Not really, just teasing you. It's nice. I think the green and brown go good together. Did you paint it? And what fork is on it.
    It's actually copper colored...sort of. It is hard to tell in the pictures though. I got the frame powdercoated a nice copper vein color, so it's a bit textured..wish I could show this by pictures because it is very cool. And the fork is a Soul Cycles Hooligan. I got it on sale from SC for $9 I was going to powdercoat the fork too but the color was so close when I saw it that I decided not too. I would have spent more powdercoating it than I spent on the fork. It is a light pearl brown/copper color and besides not being textured it is very similar. Got the frame for free from a buddy so $75 for the powdercoat and $9 for the fork isn't bad

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    Just converted my raSScal...sorry for the link, don't know how to post pics.

    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/3150027...12325/sizes/l/
    Last edited by dolefee; 04-02-2011 at 07:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS
    It's actually copper colored...sort of. It is hard to tell in the pictures though. I got the frame powdercoated a nice copper vein color, so it's a bit textured..wish I could show this by pictures because it is very cool. And the fork is a Soul Cycles Hooligan. I got it on sale from SC for $9 I was going to powdercoat the fork too but the color was so close when I saw it that I decided not too. I would have spent more powdercoating it than I spent on the fork. It is a light pearl brown/copper color and besides not being textured it is very similar. Got the frame for free from a buddy so $75 for the powdercoat and $9 for the fork isn't bad

    Right on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolefee
    Just converted my raSScal...sorry for the link, don't know how to post pics.

    there you go. Nice bike.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    My 1st SS and 29er.
    2007 Redline Monocog frame powdercoated matte black
    Reba Race fork
    Easton wheels, bar and stem, and seat post too
    H B C Chainring, cog and tuggs
    SLX Crank set
    Crank Bros Egg Beater pedals
    Salsa skewers and seatpost clamp
    Ritchey seat and headset
    Avid Juicy Seven brakes, overlook the rotors, going to put G3' s on soon
    Took the pics in the shade as to not wash out the red.
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    Oh...that's n-i-c-e
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    You need to invest in a setback seatpost. It is a beautiful bike besides.

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    Thanks guys, yes I see a setback post in my near future. I was going to get one when I did the build but had the Easton CF one and had to see how it did.

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    First SS
    First 29er
    and heck, first MTB since I was 13

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    Niner One9

    Just cleaned up from the 6 hour Alafia Classic. Back to the Niner carbon fork for training. Ordered Stan's Race wheelset with a SS hub. Under 20 lb....
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    Quote Originally Posted by theblackbullet
    First SS
    First 29er
    and heck, first MTB since I was 13

    Dawes Bullseye?
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    That One9 is sick.

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    Thanks p nut..... I am super happy how she turned out. My wife thinks I'm silly but it's cool that it glows in the dark!
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    What's your gearing? Looks biggish (33x17?). I'm at 33x20 to 22. Trails get steep here and I have girl legs. And for the record, I would def get the glow in the dark if I got a Niner.

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    34x18 for most of my training. 34x17 when I want to do intervals on the ss. I find that 33x18 is great for most of the steep stuff in Florida when I want to ride more than 60 miles.

    Kyle

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    swapped bars back to the soma odins, and trimmed them dowb, pulled a saddle out of the LBS spare parts bin.
    haven't removed the studs yet. and need to shorten cables... when i get things sorted.
    currently running fixed.
    since the pugs arrived december this has been sitting in the rack...
    first ride this morning on it in quite a while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe V
    Your chainline needs a little work it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylemason
    Just cleaned up from the 6 hour Alafia Classic. Back to the Niner carbon fork for training. Ordered Stan's Race wheelset with a SS hub. Under 20 lb....
    I remember you from the race! I was on the neon pink 29er SS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotu
    Your chainline needs a little work it seems.
    Might be the angle from which it was taken....hopefully.

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    Bought tis today (please disregard the red pedals...they'll be gone tomorrow,put back on the black bike ),I'l post more/better pics after all the parts get bought for it and I actually get more than a "around the property" ride in '11 Jabber in all it's Green-ness


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    '11 Origin 8 700CX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron1017
    I remember you from the race! I was on the neon pink 29er SS!
    I'm not sure I am man enough to ride your bike!! Baby blue was as far as I could go!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crosstown Stew
    So I'm rehabing a sprain knee and thought the fs rig would be a little bit more of a smoother ride than my ht ss. Well I had all the old parts from when I first converted over to ss several years ago so I didn't have to buy anything, just took about 1.5 hours of time to convert everything over. I was really impressed with how well the bike handled on the trail as a ss. The ML is a great bike geared but I thought as a ss it would be kinda sluggish. This setup bombed through turns and downhill and although it's about 5 lbs heavier than my ht ss, I didn't notice it in my overall time. I think I'm going to leave the gears off for now and maybe throw a Paul tensioner on there. The surly did fine, some small pops when I really torqued the chain but with this type of tensioner I've had similar problems on other bikes, so I picked up a half link to get the chain a little tighter and if that doesn't fix it, I'll go with the Paul setup.
    I've been on the fence on whether I would SS a FS bike I have, you've inspired me to do it.

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    Better pic (from a high school track ride with the kids today),with a few parts swappped around. Now needing only the new wheelset and crankset,hopefully to come in a month or two now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob
    there you go. Nice bike.
    Thx for posting the pic and the compliment.

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    Better, seatpost height, better pic, better chain tension!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Nice!

    You seem to have a new bike every other week though!

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    Is that a Sinister??

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    Is that a Sinister??

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    stupid internet

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob
    Is that a Sinister??

    Aye! Sinister Simon Bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Aye! Sinister Simon Bar

    Looks good hee rtoo,Mark (you don't hafta call me sir again ),awesome build!
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    Looks good hee rtoo,Mark (you don't hafta call me sir again ),awesome build!

    Yessir Sir!

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    Might as well get some mileage out of my pictures...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozmosis
    Might as well get some mileage out of my pictures...
    What bars are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS
    What bars are those?
    Titec H-bars.

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    New Spot Frame

    Just bought this frame a couple weeks ago and swapped out the parts from my Longboard.
    It rides nice but I'm a little disappointed with the limited rear tire size I can run.
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    G'day, meet Pomona.
    She likes to beat up hipsters on their fixies and enjoys long weekend rides around Melbourne.
    Her favourite band is The Plasmatics.
    At a svelte 9.25kg, she'll destroy anything in her path.

    Surly 1x1 frame
    White Brothers rigid fork
    Cane Creek S8 headset
    Deity Fantom Stem
    Deity Villain II Bars
    Paul Love Levers
    Deity Enoki Grips
    E Thirteen Cranks, Guide Ring, and BB
    Deity LT Pedals
    Thompson post
    Turbo Reissue Saddle
    Fulcrum Red Metal 3 Wheels
    Avid BB7's
    Rennen SS Spacer kit
    Schwalbe Kojak 1.35 tyres

    Weight: 20.4 lbs (9.25 kg)







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