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    ... and if we just ... Bike Boner Jamz Summer 06...

    Just put on my new wheelset, fork and rear derailleur...
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    You Bast#@#$!!!!!!!

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    Yummy yummy yummy. Looks great..................... Great hubs, well great bike all round. And here I thought it was a similar thread to mine re a Titus get together.............

    But still great to see your ride, great shots.....
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    Beautiful!!
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    The blue King hubs just ruin it. You should remove them at once and forward them to me for proper disposal. :P

    BTW, it was pics of your earlier build that incited my ML lust and consequent purchase!

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    Thanks fellas,

    The wheels are sick!!!, built up by Chad at Red Barn Bicycles. Thanks Chad!



    The wheels are Chris King ISO hubs -- heavy duty rear (Chad at Red Barn Bicycles. Amazing customer service! Thanks AL driveshell) w/ Fun Bolts and 20mm front; Mavic XM819 rims, and Sapim Cx-Ray bladed spokes w/ AL nipples. At the margin, the Sapims were only about $60 extra, so even though they aren't cheap, in world where an XTR cassette costs $100 more than an XT - it doesn't seem that bad to me.


    The Fun Bolts are really cool. They're massive 8mm hex bolts that are spec'd for 300 inch/lbs of torque. It's like an extra burly brace on the rear triangle. They seem to add incredibly stiffness for the same weight as a standard quick release. Besides, the added stiffness, I like the idea that I'm not pressing the frame against the hub's bearing races.

    Unfortunately, I haven't even been able to ride it. My der hanger is a little bent. Ironically, I just wrote on that post from Mikey74 that I'd never had a hanger problem. I guess my long cage der could handle the bad chainline, but my new X.0 med cage cannot. I don't want to mess up the derailleur, or throw the chain into my new spokes so I'll have to wait for a new hanger, should be Friday to give the official ride report. But, I can already tell from the parking lot test ride it's like a whole new bike!
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    One question...

    In my excitement to install my new Pike, I forgot to grease bottom of the steer tube before pounding on the headset baseplate. Is this going to cause any problems down the road???

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    I say nope. Based on half a dozen builds and fork swaps having NEVER greased any steerer. Zero probs. You're supposed to grease that!? Oh well...

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    Duly!!

    Great hoops, bro! They're sick!

    Can you measure the real size of that Crossmark? Looks nicely sized!
    Any idea if the standard foldable version (non UST) is similarly sized?

    It is a 2.1", ain't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangeruss
    I say nope. Based on half a dozen builds and fork swaps having NEVER greased any steerer. Zero probs. You're supposed to grease that!? Oh well...
    Agreed.

    If it ain't got damaged with the punding, then you're good to go.
    The grease there is for smooth sailing during installation of the baseplate and avoid it to warp. (Pun intended? )

    However, maybe you should have greased the baseplate or the lower bearing of the headset. That can get creaky if it doesn't.
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    I serviced the bearings of the headset; cleaned and added a bead of Chris King lube before puttting on the new fork.

    I don't think I damaged anything; at least I hope I didn't...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr
    I serviced the bearings of the headset; cleaned and added a bead of Chris King lube before puttting on the new fork.

    I don't think I damaged anything; at least I hope I didn't...
    No, you didn't.
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    Is that fork the coil or air?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp
    Duly!!

    Great hoops, bro! They're sick!

    Can you measure the real size of that Crossmark? Looks nicely sized!
    Any idea if the standard foldable version (non UST) is similarly sized?

    It is a 2.1", ain't it?
    Thanks Warp.

    The CrossMark only measures out at a solid 2.0" at the tread. Great tire though...

    Not sure if the UST and the std. are the same size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackagness
    Is that fork the coil or air?
    [SIZE=3][SIZE=4]P I K E 4 5 4 Air U-Turn Baby![/SIZE] [/SIZE]

    Come'on Black just buy the Pike and that new wheelset... you know you want to.

    look here's the phone and email address for Red Barn

    email: redbarnbicycles@aol.com call: 406-369-0487

    I can only do so much...


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    Finally!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr
    [SIZE=3][SIZE=4]P I K E 4 5 4 Air U-Turn Baby![/SIZE] [/SIZE]

    Come'on Black just buy the Pike and that new wheelset... you know you want to.

    look here's the phone and email address for Red Barn

    email: redbarnbicycles@aol.com call: 406-369-0487

    I can only do so much...


    Dude! you know I can't make a move, until you post a link!!!!

    Geeeesh! you can't go creating dependents...then go leave em hanging...

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    Duly, did you request the rear triangle in black or did you paint that yourself?
    "'I refuse to prove that I exist,' says god, 'for proof denies faith and without faith I am nothing'"

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    His mother did it.....you like??? JK...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclopod
    Duly, did you request the rear triangle in black or did you paint that yourself?
    I bought my MotoLite a couple of months before the FR lowers became standard. Titus gave us a deal on them, but they only came in polished silver. So, I went ahead and stripped and polished the seatstays, and then anodized the rear triangle so that it would match.

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    I noticed that my new, basically un-ridden rear wheel has a slight wobble. If I hold something next to but not quite touching the rim I can see that it's maybe 1mm out of true. Come to think of it, it seems like all my wheels have been like that. Is that normal, even for a brand new wheel?

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