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    Quiring Ti SS is born

    Took delivery 1 week ago and put 56 miles of trail on it this week. My first 29er, first custom bike, first dedicated SS frame, first wheelset I built up from scratch. It is a dream bike and just gets better with each mile.

    I have ridden MTB since 1991 and almost all of it was on suspension forks. I have been riding SS for about 1 year on a converted 1998 Fisher MT Tam aluminum hardtail.

    Built it up last Saturday and rode the next day. First ride rigid beat the heck out of me and I almost stopped trailside to pull out the phone and order a Fox F29 right there. But 40 miles or so later and it has become second nature. The bike just floats.

    21lbs of smiles.

    Quiring Cycles custom 29er SS Titanium frame. 23.75" ETT, disc brakes, 468mm A-C fork w/44mm offset 72/73 head/seat tube angles

    Wheels:
    King SS ISO Disc rear hub, King ISO Disc front hub, pewter
    Sapim CX-Ray spokes, black
    DT Swiss 12mm alloy nipples, silver
    Stans Flow rims, black
    Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25
    Stans tubeless

    Titec J-bar
    Thomson 100x0 X4 stem
    Moots Ti setback seatpost
    WTB Laser Stealth SLT saddle
    King bottom bracket, pewter
    King headset, pewter
    Shimano XT 175mm crankset
    Speedplay Frog pedals, stainless steel spindle
    Wipperman 9x1 chain
    Blackspire Mono Veloce chainring, 32t or Surly steel chainring, 33t
    Avid Elixir CR Magnesium brakes, 185mm f/r
    Knog N.E.R.D 12-function computer, green
    Tacx Tao Water Bottle Cages
















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    sexy aren't they....my wife LOVES hers....

    damn...now i'm all jealous....
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    I feel silly for not checking this out earlier. That is a great bike.

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    Great bike and it would fit me too!


    My next frame, if there ever is a next frame, will be a steel Quiring SS. Love his work.
    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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    Very nice. The tuba is a nice personal touch. Scott sure does nice work.

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    I switched to the 2.4 RR up front and now will surely never wish for front squish.. may want to try it once that one is worn. - nice bike

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    Hey tubadude. I keep coming back to this thread, There is something so very classic and "right" about your bike. Who made the fork? I believe the banjo on the CR's is adjustable, so you should smooth out the rear brake line. Super sweet bike, I wish I could ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    Hey tubadude. I keep coming back to this thread, There is something so very classic and "right" about your bike. Who made the fork? I believe the banjo on the CR's is adjustable, so you should smooth out the rear brake line. Super sweet bike, I wish I could ride it.
    Scott Quiring made the fork. It is steel painted black. The geometry on the rigid fork is the same as a Fox F29 80mm at sag. 468mm axle to crown length and 44mm offset. That 468mm is also fairly standard industry wide for aftermarket rigid forks so I could try a Niner carbon or any number of offerings later if I choose to.

    I was planning to buy an 80mm F29 later but so far the bike rides great rigid. The steel fork flexes a good bit and the larger 29" tires roll over trail bumps much smoother than a 26" wheel. So the net effect is the bike handles bumps much like my previous SS conversion 26" with a Fox F80x fork.

    I did move the brake cable last night to straighten it out. I had noticed that too.

    Thanks for the comments.

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    Nice tensioners

    Are those presta valve adapters used as a locknut for the set screw on your sliding drop out set screw chain tensioner?

    Wow, that was a lot of words.

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    Wow!! That is one Gorgeous Frickin Bike!! It's so sexy in it's simplicity.

    Thanks for the pics!

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    That thing is sweet.

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    Gorgeous! Never tire of seeing Quirings on the forum(s). Scott does such nice and classy work. Congrats and Enjoy that thing!!!

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    beautiful bike. Scott does some amazing work. Let us know how it the love affair holds up long term. I can honestly say that Ti is my favorite material on any kind of bike, I wish I would have made the leap sooner.

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    I think we need more pics....

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    Drop dead gorgeous. I assume you are loving the J-Bars?

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    I can answer that one - they are now the stock tensioner fittings Paragon uses. Link

    Just updated my Q with them.

    jw

    Quote Originally Posted by Peacefrog34
    Are those presta valve adapters used as a locknut for the set screw on your sliding drop out set screw chain tensioner?

    Wow, that was a lot of words.
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