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    Matt, you seem to have jacked that seat up (could be the angle in this later shot). How tall are you, sir and what size inseam, please. I'm looking to buy one of these in a 24". I'm 6'8" with 37" inseam and I'm optimistic it will fit.
    Don't need to be in a hurry, though - no 24s in UK until at least February apparently.

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    Answers to Questions

    I built my Ogre up from a frameset with Deore cranks, LX shifters and derailleurs, Stan's Flow rims on XT hubs, BB-7 brakes/SD-7 levers, Ritchey stem and seatpost, and Ragley Carnegie handlebar. A very solid build if I do say so myself, and FWIW, the entire build cost less than a complete Ogre...

    The tires in the "Road Mode" picture are Schwalbe Road Cruisers in 700x32 size. I needed some pavement tires and didn't have much cash to spare, so I picked these up on eBay for $20. They are nice enough, but I plan to eventually upgrade to Marathon Supremes in the same size.

    My saddle isn't as high as it looks in that last picture; it's partially the angle of the shot. I'm 6'4" riding a 22" frame. At 6'8" I would definitely be riding a 24" frame.
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    what size is that bike? any photos from the front? looks like you've removed the brake posts. is it much of an issue to do so?

    has anyone used framesaver or similar on their Ogres? good idea i gather?

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    My Ogre is fully treated with boiled linseed oil. I belive it is an even better teatment than FrameSaver on the long run, but this is a personal opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ze_Zaskar View Post
    My Ogre is fully treated with boiled linseed oil. I belive it is an even better teatment than FrameSaver on the long run, but this is a personal opinion
    I've used BLO for woodworking... How did you get it in and spread around? Seems like it would be a pain.

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    It's also good for cricket bats but a lot of you guys wouldn't know about that - the sport of gentlemen (plus cycling, of course).

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    That's really the worse part of it.
    You have to cover very hole (I tape them) in a tube but one, then inject the oil thru that one (I use a very large syringe). Then you cover the injection hole and turn and flip the frame around until it covers the inner surface. Lastly, free the holes and purge the excess oil. Repeat on every tube...

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    Mountain Mode

    Did two days of riding singletrack in Squamish, BC this weekend on the Ogre. The bike is stiff and precise. I'm sore tonight, in a good way.

    There's another pic or two from this weekend on my blog for those interested.
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    Had my first big cargo load on the Ogre today, a one way 5 mile gorcery run with 35kg on the Cargo Evo rack. I'm really impressed with the behavior of the bike under load, great rigidity and planted feel. Obviously not as good as a long chainstay/wheelbase bike, but remarkably good for such a nimble and fun mountain bike.
    With full rear and front (lowrider) panniers I can really envision the Ogre as a full on expedition bike.

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    At last, OGRE frame on the way

    Finally , after many months of indecision ( and no cash ) ordered the Ogre over the Fargo. Feel good with the decision, as a Rohloff is something I really want to have on the bike in the not to distant future.
    Some questions.
    1. Is it a TOP SWING, duall pull FD that I need?
    2. Need IS 51mm disc adaptors 160mm rear/ 180mm front?
    3. Will the middleburn crankset work well with 10-SPEED FD,RD, Cass, Chain?

    Jones H loop bar on the way Nov20th. ( Also have On-One Mary )

    Suggestions?????

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    1: You can use top or conventional swing, your choice. Ogre used top pull, so a dual pull works.
    2: The Ogre uses it's own adaptor on the back, with a maximum 160mm disc.
    3: Yes, it will work.

    The Jones H bars looks like a clever design, wouldn't mind to try it. I'd say go for it.

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    Hey ianick! Noticed the Rassy's water bottle! I've purchased a few bikes them. Love that store, great staff! Sweet looking Ogre!

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    Thanks! Rassies is the best. I buy all my stuff there. Do you ride on Wednesday nights?

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    Me too! I don't but need to.

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    Sounds like good news for the beanstalks. I've got a 37" inseam, so the Ogre might be a nice option.

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    Random Jack-o-Lantern while out for a day ride



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    May I ask why a Freeload with all the Ogre's braze ons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ze_Zaskar View Post
    May I ask why a Freeload with all the Ogre's braze ons?

    Hello! I like the Freeload since I can take it off quickly to lighten up the bike for some quicker singletrack. Also I switch it to other bikes when needed. Plus I can snap on the pannier racks to carry more.

    I may eventually get a Tubus however this seems to be working out great for now.

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    Pulled ze trigger. Put a deposit down on a 24" frameset, due within a fortnight.

    Had to spec it down a bit to get under budget, plus salvage some bits from my 2003 Giant, but excited about the new ride.

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    did a 40mi commute today...forgot how heavy this bike is!!
    still love it though!

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    Glad you shared that photo, as I see that must be a 2013 frame? I was wondering if the Ogre got the updates the Troll did (Anything cage mounts on fork, downtube) and I see it did. Awesome - that might seal the deal for me.

    So glad they kept the green on board too.

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    The 2012 Ogre already had those mounts. Mine is a 2012 and has everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ze_Zaskar View Post
    The 2012 Ogre already had those mounts. Mine is a 2012 and has everything
    Pretty odd then that Surly's site doesn't shown them in photos nor mention them in the description still!

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    mines a 2012...!

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    the troll was the one that got anything cage mounts mid-season, i thought.
    the ogre has always had them....

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