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    Neg reppers r my biatches
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    I can't do ANYTHING right!

    So I try to have a bike built based purely on what "I" think looks good so yeah, a bike built completely on aesthetics with MANY, if not most parts, selected based on how I thought it would look, regardless of weight.

    I completely failed and consider the final weight a weight weenie weight......Chad weighed the bike before shipping it (en route) and it came in at 34.25 Lbs What the hell? I was hoping for AT LEAST 35 lbs.....how pathetic can I be and no, I aint adding no stinkin gravity dropper to hit the 35 lb mark!

    On the bright side, bike is on its way and I may actually get out to ride it this weekend Chad sent some pics and I LOVE the way it turned out.

    THANKS FOR EVERYTHING CHAD !!!!!
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    Look on the bright side...

    after adding your Gravity Dropper it'll be over 35 lbs
    Life....the original terminal illness

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    Man you are such a weight weenie. So inadequate. My Pack is 35lbs + Oh and...
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    Neg reppers r my biatches
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    dont you worry, I have a "custom" gravity dropper in mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    THANKS FOR EVERYTHING CHAD !!!!!
    Fo', go the Chad!

    My build is still taking longer than yours, so

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    it's the XC tires
    Nothing to see here.

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    Neg reppers r my biatches
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    it's the XC tires
    no doubt....do they make triple ply tires?

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    Solid tires.
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    its those damn bling wheels. i told ya to buy my wheels! xt/hope big un hubs, straight guage spokes, brass nips and old mavic 521's! they weigh 35lbs alone. i still have em. 2 bills and ill send em out. ill even toss in the un used dh tubes and 2.7 big earl tires thatll put ya over 27lbs in a heartbeat pre gd!
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    Wouldn't building a bike involve, well, actually building a bike? If you pay someone to build a fence for you do you say you built the fence too? Just kidding of course, congratulations on finally getting a real bike!

    I have trouble seeing the pictures by the way.

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    Neg reppers r my biatches
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpdsurf
    Wouldn't building a bike involve, well, actually building a bike? If you pay someone to build a fence for you do you say you built the fence too? Just kidding of course, congratulations on finally getting a real bike!

    I have trouble seeing the pictures by the way.
    good point. i did not "build" the bike of course but simply ordered off of a menu for somebody else to build.

    chad sent some pics and from that stash, here are a couple.

    Do these brakes make my ass look big?
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    holy crap! chad dont fock around with preview shots, do he? now git off yer ass and email me the full meal deal ya looser!
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    Neg reppers r my biatches
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    holy crap! chad dont fock around with preview shots, do he? now git off yer ass and email me the full meal deal ya looser!
    yeah, he took some nice teaser pics for sure for which I am grateful.

    He also included this cool pic while he was out test riding it....very cool
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    Very nice. White is definately the theme lately. I like the nipple slip shots but really wanted some full frontal nudity.

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    "It's starting to look alot like christmas..."



    If you actually ride it, you could easily accumulate a pound (or more) of mud 'n dirt on it...
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    That fork and brake and wheel look sick! Hey FO - I knew you were a weight weeenniieeeee! :-0
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    Neg reppers r my biatches
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    Quote Originally Posted by murphie
    That fork and brake and wheel look sick! Hey FO - I knew you were a weight weeenniieeeee! :-0
    yeah...it must be the Ti in the M6 calipers

    i am really glad we did NOT go with the red rotor carriers....we both thought it would be too much red and God forbid it clashed with the I9

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    That bike is going to be to pretty to ride.

    The Chad does nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCinSC
    Fo', go the Chad!

    My build is still taking longer than yours, so
    I don't think there's a comma. It's, "Fo go the Chad!" although it does sound better with the comma.

    And I'm patiently waiting for my bits to finish my build, too. It is a winter build for next spring so I can theoretically wait, but I would so much love to have the complete bike sitting in my garage.
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    Now maybe Chad can relax and "recover his sanity" after going through the trauma of dealing with you however the end result is looking excellent ! TIG.

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    Fo, forgot to add that those teaser pics are really hot. i really like the way that red and white wheel came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    Fo, forgot to add that those teaser pics are really hot. i really like the way that red and white wheel came out.
    thanks man.....the colors came together great. i am so very stoked!

    the funny thing is that while i cant make it out for a big ride this weekend, i am gonna do a local ride with 4 Ventana riding buddies and will no doubt catch a LOT of heat

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    Fo:

    I don't think I have seen anyone as gifted at color coordinating bikes/components as you are. You should rent out your services to those of us who are more challenged. Sort of like queer eye for the straight cyclist (not that there is anything wrong with that).

    I pretty much throw whatever junk on the bike I can find in the tool box.

    Gorgeous, but....your frame is the wrong color. Doesn't El Terremoto come stock in white?.........I'm sure Sherwood could also match the red of the wheels, he's done it before you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    thanks man.....the colors came together great. i am so very stoked!
    Hey Fo, the red in the grip/shifter doesn't really match the red of the brakes. See...



    Are you gonna be able to live with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    I pretty much throw whatever junk on the bike I can find in the tool box..
    Proof is in the pudding

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