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    Tsunami is here...

    Well, it's actually not as fugly in person as I thought it would be but I'm still tempted to either strip or paint it.

    Here are some pics....(i didn't want to make the mistake of placing the frame on a couch so I put it on a chair)
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    To follow up with some measurements.... it's listed as a 20.5 inch frame. The biggest available from www.chucksbikes.com, I wighed it with a friends digital fish scale and it came it at 3lbs 10oz. I was told the scale is a little high so it's probablly closer to 8 oz.

    Seat tube length from center BB to top of seat tube 22.5 inches
    top tube length from center seat tube to center head tube 21.5 inches
    Chain stay lenght, center of BB to drop out 16 inches

    I took the frame over to my LBS and the frame seems to match up with a 19.5inch Trek except the head tube looks freakishly small.

    Came with an integrated headset.

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    looks/sounds pretty good, esp

    for the price!


    fugly? just plaster it with various stickers! how's the integrated HS look? durability wise, i guess.

    and hey, i actually dig that chair!

    what you gonna' put on it?
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    Thanks for the update George.

    Intergrated headest....hmm.

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    I don't think it's fugly at all George. It may may seem a touch rhetorical being named 'Single Speed', but I especially like the name Tsunami and how it looks on the frame. I'm not really a fan of aluminum, but I am curious as to how it rides. Fill us all in after her first ride.

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    Progress

    I'm throwing some parts onto the frame but it looks a little short in the top tube. I'm going to play with the stem lenghts and see what happens.

    I went down to my lbs and picked up a few parts, some SS cranks, a stem and bars. I had an old XMO so I threw it on for now. I'm looking at buying an unmatched Bontrager Race Disk for the front and an XT calliper with some Avid levers I had . I've gotten used to disks so if I can at least get them for the front then I'll be happy.

    I can't wait to see how it turns out.... btw, I'm leaning more and more toward painting the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by george_da_trog
    Well, it's actually not as fugly in person as I thought it would be but I'm still tempted to either strip or paint it.

    Here are some pics....(i didn't want to make the mistake of placing the frame on a couch so I put it on a chair)
    Best place to take bike porn shots is on the bed. Forget the couch or chairs!

    Except for the huge "SINGLESPEED" decal I like the look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by george_da_trog
    I can't wait to see how it turns out.... btw, I'm leaning more and more toward painting the frame.
    I like the top tube graphics now!

    Leave the paint as-is. It looks good. A good, durable paint job could cost you more than the frame. Just ride it.
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    Tsunami Single Speed Frame

    Hello All,

    I'm brand new to MTBR.com's forums. I ended up here by searching for information on the Tsunami frame and after wading through some errant posts this is the right thread.

    I'm looking to build a single speed, and this is the frame I've found. I like it because it has the Track Fork ends on the chain stays. I don't have much of a pref. between AL or ChroMo, so the AL aspect of the frame doesn't bug me a bit.

    The last bike i rode for any length of time was a Gary Fischer Joshua Y back in about 1997 or 98. I broke that frame on two different bikes. I gave up biking all together when cars, girls and college got in the way. Now I'm done with school and a happy little urbanite so I need something smaller and cheaper to work on than race cars. The single speed resurgence has caught my attention so I thought I'd throw one together and see how i like it.

    Is this frame worth $100? I'm not going to hang and super outlandish components on it to begin with EXCEPT for a Rock Shox DUKE (not outlandish to a downhiller, i guess). I live in Milwaukee which is essentially a 200sq mile pot hole. I got the shock for $200 so it's going to get planted in the headset to help my out-o-shape body get back into things). I'm a bit nervous about the integrated headset though. Is it any good? Total crap? Can i replace it if it really really bites?

    If i end up riding a lot, really liking the frame/bike/etc, I'll probably throw some more money at it as the summer progresses....I might even consider a Rohloff rear hub....please don't kick me out of the single speed forum for saying that.

    Anyway, any information that anyone can provide with respect to the Tsunami frame or a better frame like it would be much appriciated. Bare with me, I've been away from bicycles for 6~7 years and the lingo is slow to come back to me.

    Thanks again!
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    The main problem with the Tsunami, at least for me, is the headset. As I understand it, this is one of those rare bikes that uses the frame instead of any kind of press-in cup. So if the section of the headset that is the frame gets messed up, your frame is shot.

    You should also check out the IRO Highlander. It's not a ton more expensive and it uses a standard headset. Plus, Tony the owner is great to work with.

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    Good luck!

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    as in an integrated headset?

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    I'm not sure what you mean?

    Tsunami (as far as I can tell) = internal
    IRO = standard
    Integrated = zero stack (with press in cups)

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    as in an integrated headset?
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    integrated is where the bearings sit inside the headtube.



    internal is like integrated, only there are "cups".....i believe Zero Stack and Internal are the same thing.



    i run some e13 1.5 reducer cups on my Imperial that use an integrated headset. i kinda dig it. only difference is the bearings had to be pressed in, rather than just dropped in like normal integrated designs.

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    Tsunami is a done-deal, what other components should I consder?

    Well, I bought the chassis now, so i guess I can answer any questions once i get it.

    Seriously though, thanks for the interest. It is (from the guy I bought it from) and intgrated headset. That was certainly a detractor for me because it just seems like that's a way for mfg's to cheap out. However, I don't think I'll be riding this thing too hard....yet...so the headset should hold out just find. After I bought it I was affraid it might be a 1.0" headset...I've since been assured that it's a 1.125". Thank god.

    Now it's time to go bench-racing (errr...Bench Riding, as the case may be): What sort of components should I throw at the rest of this thing?

    The front fork will be a 2003 (new, in box) Rock Shox DUKE-Race. I want the bike to be light, but I want to build the entire thing for under $700. Right now I have $380 in it. Clearly there's a limit to what i can buy. There's also a limit as to what most saine people would hang on a lowly $80 frame!

    I want a dedicated single speed rear hub, not a multi-speed with a bunch of spacers on it. Surly seems to be a natural choice, but I know everyone has more atuned opinions, so lets here them.

    Next: Lowers/crank set. I have pretty short legs, and I'll be doing a mix of urban & trail riding until I really get my wheels under me....then i might look for more aggrssive stuff. I'm thinking 175mm something-er-others. What's good and what's affordable? XTRs are clearly NOT affordable for THIS project. Heard some good stuff about Truvative and RaceFace, epecially for their price...?

    Seatposts? Handle bars? Rear (V) brakes? Front disc?

    thanks again,
    drew*

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    what is tsunami

    What is this company tsunami? ive never heard of it, but apparently they make everything from dual suspension tandems to road bikes...who are they?

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    The original posted Tsunami frame is now mine......

    ....all mine!!!! It was too small for George. I was able to build with spare parts I had laying around. XT cranks and BB, Specialized(Formula)/Mavic 517 wheels,Nokian NBX lites. The only thing I had to buy was the cogs and BMX chain. The sweetest part of the whole deal was the very next day after I sealed the deal with George, I won a Fox 80X w/ Terralogic fork in the MTBR raffle at Sea Otter. Love the tbike so far. It's my first SS so I have nothing to compare it to. But I'm definitly hooked. http://www.mtbr.com/races/2004_seaotter/contest.shtml
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