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    New Vulcha

    After 2 months of what seemed like a year, the Vulture landed on my porch Mon afternoon. Wade did an awesome job with this frame. Very consistent and flawless welds and the geometry is spot on. Only thing left is to take off some steer tube.

    Frame is a custom small via Co-Motion pinch EBB. Topped off with the only color that matters: Any color as long as it's black.

    Btw: Black is not a color; It's a shade. 8^)

    Specs:
    Sun DS-1 rims
    Paul Word Hubs
    King Headset
    Thomson Post
    Selle Italia Ti
    XT 180's
    Shimano 959's
    Avid Disc
    Thomson Stem
    Kelly Fork
    Koski riser 27"
    2.2 Enduro/2.24 Motoraptor.

    Total weight: 24lbs.

    One gripe though: The frame is a small and it weighed in at 5.5lbs!!!!! I was really hoping to keep the frame weight to around 4.5lbs or lower since it's a small. I think it's a bit overkill for my 155lb frame.
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    very nice

    those chainstays are rad. the seatstays are obviously his signature but i bet those chainstays make for a plush ride.

    black bikes do rule.
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    That bike looks very cool. What is the widest rear tire you can stuff into the back end?

    Don't forget to Frame-saver it!

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    Wow... what a beauty! Those seat/chain stays are interesting. I bet you can fit a monster rear tire in there. What did the frame build run ya?
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    interesting chainstays. does it feel spongy when you hammer hard?

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    Looks good! I like the Stays, both up and down. Especailly the chainstay "yoke". Too bad its black though. IMHO, its now become waay overdone. Otherwise, a sweet looking rig.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Nice, Paul. Cool beans.

    Must be the type of steel used to make it so heavy.

    My Jericho is 4.1lbs with Bushnell Ebb....It's Zona tubing though.

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    is the rear stiff??

    Noice!

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    Noice!!!

    Is it just me, or is that fork blue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    Is it just me, or is that fork blue?
    Is it just me, or is black not a color nor a shade. It is the absence of color.
    Psha.

    P.S.

    My new bike = Every combination of every ugly, overdone anodized pastels. No color matching. Strictly contrast and eye irritants.

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    ... and if we just ... Nice ride! That thing is sick! Enjoy your Vulture!

    no message here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    Is it just me, or is that fork blue?
    SSSShhhhhhhhh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSweetleaf
    Noice!
    Very.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    That bike looks very cool. What is the widest rear tire you can stuff into the back end?

    It'll swallow a 2.7 with ease.

    Don't forget to Frame-saver it!
    Whad'ya recommend?

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    Can't EVEN tell. nm

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul J
    SSSShhhhhhhhh.
    eminem

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    That is sweet!

    I actually really like the black - looks soopah stealth.

    The thing that concerns me is that saddle nose...

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    Looks good to me! Are the chainstays one of a kind or is this a Vulture option now?? (My wheels are turning)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Freddy
    Looks good to me! Are the chainstays one of a kind or is this a Vulture option now?? (My wheels are turning)

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    Wade's new design. Not sure if you could opt for something else though.

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    That bike is gorgeous! What kind of steel did he use to make that frame?


    Those chainstays are really unique looking and I like em!

    And a Black Vulture just looks badass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTRider
    That bike is gorgeous! What kind of steel did he use to make that frame?


    Those chainstays are really unique looking and I like em!

    And a Black Vulture just looks badass!
    True Temper (not ox gold or platninum) and columbus-not sure the grade though either.

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    Woooo... nice chainstays!!

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    ... and if we just ... me too! in 2-3 wks

    i've got one on order also!! i spoke to Wade about the weight. i'm sure he'll do what he can.
    Enjoy your new toy!
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    Is this bike really up for auction on Ebay - or is just another Ebay Scam??? Can't be too careful with all the fraudulent Ebay auctions anymore....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=22679

    Inquiring minds want to know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Freddy
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    Is this bike really up for auction on Ebay - or is just another Ebay Scam??? Can't be too careful with all the fraudulent Ebay auctions anymore....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=22679

    Inquiring minds want to know!
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    Yep that's me.
    Last edited by Paul J; 02-03-2004 at 11:10 AM.

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    Smile Not just yet!

    No e-bay involved! I hope to receive my new frame late next week. The Bianchi SISS frame (19.5) will be available the following week for $250. You get the shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Freddy
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    Is this bike really up for auction on Ebay - or is just another Ebay Scam??? Can't be too careful with all the fraudulent Ebay auctions anymore....

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=22679

    Inquiring minds want to know!
    FF

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