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    Sofa King porn

    After waiting FOREVER for some Hadley hubs, I finally got my wheelset from Larry. I spend most of Friday evening putting her together and she will go on her virgin ride on Sunday...I can't wait! According to Pat at Chainwheel cycles, this is the last Sofa King frame to exist (he's since created Grail Cycles). Luckily, it was just what I was looking for (Ti SS w/EBB) and my size, too. I hope I can do her justice. Enjoy...

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    Hadley/DT4.1 w/WTB Mutano 2.4
    FSA carbon DH 27"; Marta SL
    Moots stem & post
    XTR M952 w/ Boone chainring & cog


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    Crankset detail...


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    Rear hub detail...


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    Good job! Wow!

    Very pretty indeed! As the owner of #3, I can personally vouch for the wonderful ride of the Ti Sofa King Ti King Pin! I've had mine for a few years now, and she just keeps on impressing me every single day.

    Nice to see pics of "my" frame, from someone else!

    You'll enjoy the ride.

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    Incredible bike! Whats the weight?
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    Hadley.

    Your bike is very nice. What's the deal with Hadley hubs? I've never heard of them.
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    Sweet.

    Looks good, P. See you on the trail.

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    Pardon my ignorance, but what's that bottom bracket?

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    Good job! Ebb

    Eccentric bottom bracket, Sofa King uses a Bushnell.

    Weight wise, mine is 21 lbs even, with Surly wheels and rigid fork....this one looks even lighter! (much more bling than mine..) That squishy adds some weight, tho.

    What size is it? TT length? Looks very close to my frame size.



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    Pardon my ignorance, but what's that bottom bracket?

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for the love. I haven't put her on the scale yet, but I'd guess about 20 and change. Hadley became popular with the DH set, but started to make SS hubs. I think the lag in me getting this set comes from the increased demand since King upped their prices (but that's just a guess).

    Yup, it's an eccentric bottom bracket that is used to adjust the effective chainstay length, which is done to put tension on the chain. It can accomodate most standard MTB BBs.

    The size is a 17+ and it's got a L-O-N-G top tube...just under 25". xrmattaz, you've got a larger size that mine, right? I remember scoping it out as I was gathering parts for this build.

    I just got back from the maiden voyage in Chino Hills (CA). I love taking out a new bike and having no issues whatsoever. It rides like a dream, and I was feeling pretty good out there today. I hadn't ridden there in a while and it was WAY overgrown...still fun, though!

    Finally,...hey Barn. werd

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoltesV
    that is a pretty bike. thank you
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    ... and if we just ... Nice!

    I'm 6'5", and Patrick and I discussed (almost to death!) my need for a larger frame, and the problems involved with titanium/large front trianges/lack of rigidity leading to loss of control and probable death!! So, after much thinking, I suggested a 20" seattube (smallest I'd ever run!) to keep the triangle more compact, and Patrick and the engineers worked out the 6-4 Ti biovalized tandem-rated downtube.....the end result is nothing less than perfection to me! A 410mm Thomson seatpost is almost 50% buried in the frame, and the 25.4" (actual!) toptube had me running a nice little 100-110mm Thomson stem. I'm VERY well stretched out on this frame, even with the current Salsa 40 degree stem and the Midge bars.

    Most comfortable/lightest/most rigid yet forgiving frame I've ever ridden. I'll never ever let this one go!

    Only thing I'd get rid of would be the EBB, as I just don't like 'em. I'd prefer horizontal fork ends to this day.


    They did tweak your chainstays a bit to allow fat tires, eh? I had to send mine back, but only took a week to get her fixed.




    Quote Originally Posted by VoltesV
    Hi all,

    Thanks for the love. I haven't put her on the scale yet, but I'd guess about 20 and change. Hadley became popular with the DH set, but started to make SS hubs. I think the lag in me getting this set comes from the increased demand since King upped their prices (but that's just a guess).

    Yup, it's an eccentric bottom bracket that is used to adjust the effective chainstay length, which is done to put tension on the chain. It can accomodate most standard MTB BBs.

    The size is a 17+ and it's got a L-O-N-G top tube...just under 25". xrmattaz, you've got a larger size that mine, right? I remember scoping it out as I was gathering parts for this build.

    I just got back from the maiden voyage in Chino Hills (CA). I love taking out a new bike and having no issues whatsoever. It rides like a dream, and I was feeling pretty good out there today. I hadn't ridden there in a while and it was WAY overgrown...still fun, though!

    Finally,...hey Barn. werd

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    I'm only 5'10" and I was wondering how the long TT (25" effective, 23.75" actual) would be, but it was something I wasn't opposed to, since I have a longer torso. With the 90mm stem (my other XC bike has a 120mm), it fits really well. I love it! The ride is awesome and I was all smiles on every part of my ride today (steep grinder, rollers, fast DH)...I can't wait to put more and more miles on it.

    I was a bit concered with tire clearance for the 2.4 Mutanos, but they fit with a comfortable (but small) amount of room to spare. The chainstays were already dimpled for more clearance when I got the frame. The only thing bad I can say about the frame is that I didn't get one any sooner!


    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz
    I'm 6'5", and Patrick and I discussed (almost to death!) my need for a larger frame, and the problems involved with titanium/large front trianges/lack of rigidity leading to loss of control and probable death!! So, after much thinking, I suggested a 20" seattube (smallest I'd ever run!) to keep the triangle more compact, and Patrick and the engineers worked out the 6-4 Ti biovalized tandem-rated downtube.....the end result is nothing less than perfection to me! A 410mm Thomson seatpost is almost 50% buried in the frame, and the 25.4" (actual!) toptube had me running a nice little 100-110mm Thomson stem. I'm VERY well stretched out on this frame, even with the current Salsa 40 degree stem and the Midge bars.

    Most comfortable/lightest/most rigid yet forgiving frame I've ever ridden. I'll never ever let this one go!

    Only thing I'd get rid of would be the EBB, as I just don't like 'em. I'd prefer horizontal fork ends to this day.


    They did tweak your chainstays a bit to allow fat tires, eh? I had to send mine back, but only took a week to get her fixed.

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    NIce build!!!!!

    Hey Pat,
    Lookin gooood!! Well worth the wait. Well sorta. Now you have to take it out Tuesday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgsuarez
    Hey Pat,
    Lookin gooood!! Well worth the wait. Well sorta. Now you have to take it out Tuesday?
    Thanks, Mike. I kinda agree with you on the 'sorta' part, but glad I waited for the parts I wanted. I can't do Tuesday, but 6pm Thursday at Sycamore might work. You down for that?

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    Wow!

    That's extremely nice. Top of the line across the board.

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    I am curious as to why you would go with such a long top tube for the size (thereby increasing wheelbase and frame weight while potentially decreasing front triangle stiffness) and run such a short stem....

    I'm not implying that it's necessarily a bad idea I am just curious as to how it handles..

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    Hey Pat, cant make Thursday (work). We need to get the 5 SS out for a ride soon!!

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    The increase in frame weight in negligible, at least to me. I also don't think that I could tell the difference in stiffness between two frames, one with a 1" longer TT, so I wasn't too worried. But, the shorter TT would probably be marginally lighter and stiffer.

    My torso is long relative to my height, plus I like to be stretched out on my XC bikes. Some builders (like Gary Fisher's Genesis geometry) build longer TT bikes for those guys that want them and I suppose that was the case for this frame, too. While Sofa King frames could be made custom, this one was already in stock and probably a little longer than I would've order if I were to spec it myself. But, I knew a shorter stem would get me where I wanted to be, so I was cool with it.

    The shorter stem make the steering a bit quicker, and the longer wheelbase is a bit more stable at speed (I'm kind of a speed-freak). Different ways to skin a cat, I 'spose.



    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer
    I am curious as to why you would go with such a long top tube for the size (thereby increasing wheelbase and frame weight while potentially decreasing front triangle stiffness) and run such a short stem....

    I'm not implying that it's necessarily a bad idea I am just curious as to how it handles..

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    Damn.......

    Alright.....VoltesV...
    Ti Sofa King, live in San Diego......Have not seen this on the trail yet...Why have we not met? What area of town are you......See you on the trail

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    Hi Eric,

    My first ride on the SS was just this past Sunday, and it was in Chino Hills! I live in the Sorrento Valley area and ride often at Penasquitos Canyon (it's basically my backyard) and Sycamore Canyon. But I usually all around. Where you be??? I'll keep an eye out for you!


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