• 12-23-2008
    pspwesty
    It has arrived - TransAM (pics)
  • 12-23-2008
    Glynis27
    :)

    Opening up a new frame and seeing it for the first time in person is awesome, isn't it?
  • 12-23-2008
    FM
    Nice! 6.07lbs is good news. I was fearing the production frames would be closer to 7lbs for a medium.
  • 12-23-2008
    lorenz0
    Looks really good, weight is not that bad... but I'm still not totally convinced about those dropouts :confused:
  • 12-23-2008
    ebxtreme
    Nice dude.....looks really sweet.

    I'm hoping to pick mine up next week (along with some pit bike action in the snow).:thumbsup:

    Cheers,
    EB
  • 12-23-2008
    wookie freeride
    Looks Tight
    Cant wait to see it built and ripped. Enjoy..
  • 12-23-2008
    sodak
    Sweet! I am excited to see the build. What are the specs your going with? Fork?
  • 12-23-2008
    pspwesty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FM
    Nice! 6.07lbs is good news. I was fearing the production frames would be closer to 7lbs for a medium.

    That included the seat collar and the dropout inserts. Those items weighed 53 grams so bare frame weight is 2704 grams. Not a big deal but put it out there for informational purposes.
  • 12-23-2008
    pspwesty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lorenz0
    Looks really good, weight is not that bad... but I'm still not totally convinced about those dropouts :confused:

    I was just playing with them. It is actually a clever design. Lightweight and seems like it will hold well once clamped around a wheel. I'll snap another close up of that area after dinner.
  • 12-23-2008
    pspwesty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sodak06
    Sweet! I am excited to see the build. What are the specs your going with? Fork?

    Stem and bar: syncros
    Post: Easton vice
    triggers and RD: X9
    FD: SLX two ring specific
    Cranks: Stylo w/ Gamut bash (borrowed off my covert)
    Fork: Vanilla RLC (again borrowed from covert)
    Wheels: I9 Enduro
  • 12-23-2008
    FM
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    I'm hoping to pick mine up next week (along with some pit bike action in the snow).:thumbsup:

    Cool, yer gettin one?!
    You getting a small? A full bike or stealing parts off something else?
  • 12-23-2008
    pspwesty
    Dropout pics
  • 12-24-2008
    lorenz0
    Great pics; I reckon it's a smart solution since it involves just a few parts and, probably, removing the QR lever from the hub is not a great issue. A "plus" is the fact that you can replace the derailleur hanger while in most steel frames it's included in the dropouts (steel usually doesn't snap, but it can bend). But, IMHO, the most effective solution for singlespeedability (?) is using Paragon sliding dropouts ;)
  • 12-24-2008
    euroford
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lorenz0
    But, IMHO, the most effective solution for singlespeedability (?) is using Paragon sliding dropouts ;)

    noooooo yuk! i hate the paragon sliding dropouts!! i really dig transitions solution.

    either that, or go with EVIL sliding dropouts.
  • 12-24-2008
    ebxtreme
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FM
    Cool, yer gettin one?!
    You getting a small? A full bike or stealing parts off something else?

    Yeah, not sure which size yet. I'll give a couple sizes a ride before deciding.

    Most parts will be a new build. Likely gonna run it as a singlespeed for my winter bike......hoping to get in better shape.

    EB
  • 12-24-2008
    AW_
    Looks sweet!

    I like how they added the third cable guide on the top tube. About time someone figured that out!
  • 12-24-2008
    juice
    I've got a BRIGHT orange Large one sitting in my shop right now. 6.3 lbs with dropouts - not bad! Nice paint job - metal flake in there. It's bright. I usually go for understaed colors, bit figured, WFT, might as well go day-glo. Besides, now those drunk russian hunters won't shoot me :)

    But here's the dealeo - I never knew building up a frame could be so hard. The parts are fine, just swapping my old crap over from my busted Azonic. But jeezus, the sticker options are making my head spin! I can't figure it out - maybe my non-biking wife needs to come down to the basement and provide some consulting.
  • 12-24-2008
    ebxtreme
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by juice
    I've got a BRIGHT orange Large one sitting in my shop right now. 6.3 lbs with dropouts - not bad! Nice paint job - metal flake in there. It's bright. I usually go for understaed colors, bit figured, WFT, might as well go day-glo. Besides, now those drunk russian hunters won't shoot me :)
    .


    Ummmm.......Helloooooooo..............Pics???
  • 12-24-2008
    FM
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by juice
    I've got a BRIGHT orange Large one sitting in my shop right now. But jeezus, the sticker options are making my head spin!

    I'd throw the blue stickers on.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Likely gonna run it as a singlespeed for my winter bike......hoping to get in better shape.
    EB

    Cool! You gonna shave your chest? :ihih:

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by euroford
    noooooo yuk! i hate the paragon sliding dropouts!! i really dig transitions solution.

    Just out of curiousity, what don't you like about the paragons?
    They provide adjustable chainstay length which seems like a good thing.
    Plus, your disc brake tabs are guaranteed to be aligned with your drop-out, and can be replaced if the threads get stripped.

    Let's see those pics Juice!
    Happy holidays.
  • 12-24-2008
    juice
    I had to spend most of the day cleaning and cooking up a cassoulet since we're having fam over tomorrow.

    But here she is. All ready to ride, just needs stickers. The only thing I really need is a longer stem, poached the 40mm off my big sled, and I think I'll run 55 on this rig - you know, super long since it's my "xc" bike.
    http://vanderpol.org/bike/images/transam.jpg

    I really like the way the bike looks, all clean and stealth. I think I"ll go super low-profile with the stickers. We'll see.

    Since this is whay my yard looked like last night, and it's supposed to be super sloppy snow-rain mix for the next week, it might be a while before I get a virgin ride.
    http://vanderpol.org/bike/images/snowyard.jpg
  • 12-24-2008
    pspwesty
    Teaser Pics
    I didn't get to finish my build today as I hoped. Daughter, cleaning, and cooking for the next two days of family and friends took precedence. Here are some teaser shots until friday or saturday when I get a chance to finish.

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...m/IMG_0099.jpg

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...m/IMG_0102.jpg

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...m/IMG_0104.jpg
  • 12-25-2008
    lorenz0
    Quote:
    Looks nice in large size too ;)

    I was thinking to Chromag for a "all-duties" hardtail, but this bike is really tempting me. Probably the fact I don't like those dropouts won't be a great issue :D

    BTW... merry Christmas!
  • 12-25-2008
    ebxtreme
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FM
    Cool! You gonna shave your chest? :ihih:

    Definitely.......just got a new high powered razor courtesy of Santa and my mother-in-law! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Note my X-mas sweater!

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3292/...7eaa0925_b.jpg
  • 12-25-2008
    ebxtreme
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by juice
    I had to spend most of the day cleaning and cooking up a cassoulet since we're having fam over tomorrow.

    But here she is. All ready to ride, just needs stickers. The only thing I really need is a longer stem, poached the 40mm off my big sled, and I think I'll run 55 on this rig - you know, super long since it's my "xc" bike.

    Awesome JVP. Stoked for ya! I've yet to see the orange in person, but Kevin was describing it and says it's got a silver undercoat that looks killer.

    EB
  • 12-25-2008
    FM
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Definitely.......just got a new high powered razor courtesy of Santa and my mother-in-law! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Note my X-mas sweater!

    Thats awesome dude! :D