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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
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    Man you are such a weight weenie. So inadequate. My Pack is 35lbs + Oh and...
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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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    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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    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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    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...
    ...every day sends future to past...

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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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    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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    is that the new toy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago
    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.
    i concur...no comma...i believe the kiwi language does not use punctuation at all!

    hey fo...i like the color combo...how about a picture of the whole bike? or is the rear not done yet?
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    I also recommend custom PCed white (in honor of our recently departed Confused Fred) DT 5.1 rims. Forgot to mention that earlier.
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    Big A$$

    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle

    Do these brakes make my ass look big?
    I Hope not.
    Were looking at balz

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    Faux, remember when I was counceling you on losing weight ()?

    Quote Originally Posted by Faux Schnitzel
    what might be a logical consideration to get this bike lighter without breaking the bank.
    Well, I'll only charge you $454 per every pound I add to your bike. Yes, that's $1 per gram, the break point for a "good deal". Hell, I'm feeling generous. I'll offer you the soon-to-be-a-Homer bro deal of $350 per pound.

    All you have to ask yourself is, "how much do I wanna gain?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Proof is in the pudding

    As you can see, I also only drive the latest in high performance vehicles.

    I think Squeak should get his Bruja PC'd to match the Vette. It will look better there riding around on the roof.
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    no joke those are some nice ******* pictures fo
    would you stop picking out and buying such nice parts, people are going to start to think you actually build them
    but really... wow. cant wait for the real pictures
    and the bike will easily gain 1/2lb in muck, but you could just add a lizardskin or something else too
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    I only got one thing for ya big guy!

    GO the FO
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    34.25 pounds? What a tank! My RFX weighs in a featherly 33 pounds.



    That wheel looks bada$$!!

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    extra travel

    Running the steerer tube that long probably gets you atleast another 1/2 of travel too!

    Nice color coordinating FO.

    Sweet ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumstix
    34.25 pounds? What a tank! My RFX weighs in a featherly 33 pounds.



    That wheel looks bada$$!!
    thanks man.

    speaking of brakes, the lever area turned out nice too......I promised I would not say (in fear of people thinking chad too may be "color coordination" equipped shall i say) but near the end i simply mentioned 3 brakes i would be happy with so we could finish, just mentioning Hopes generally to Chad.........and within hours Chad emailed back to say "hey man....you got your brakes! M6 front, M4 rear...red bore caps and red master cylinder caps....but did not want to get rotor carriers cause i was worried the red may be too much and clash with the I9 red"......LOL. Classic! That is exactly what I would have wanted him to do....sorry Chad, you too may be "cursed"
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    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
    Just wondering if he hucked that cliff while 'test riding' it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmac
    Just wondering if he hucked that cliff while 'test riding' it..
    well somebody has to break it in

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    Holy Fack!!!!



    I think I'm gonna need a cigarette... I feel...so...dirty.
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    I'm still not feeling those Deity bars and stem. Maybe if I saw a full shot of the bike. I think the transition from white/red wheels moving up towards black/red would have worked better.

    Oh oh, this thread is turning
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    new trend?

    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    well somebody has to break it in
    so whats up with these shops trail testin new bikes for custys? is this the new homer standard? i mean i know fo and i never ride so what diff does it really make? maybe this is a non issue afterall. i guess if need be, squish and i can test ride each others bikes in a pinch.
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    need a lite?
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    The bike turned out very nice! (The resale value will never be higher.)

    As for the weight problem:

    I have a couple of friends here in the OC that specialize in the secret addition of weight to 6 Pack/RFX bikes. You see they had a friend that loved to race his 6 Pack to the top of the hill. They found that by adding buck shot inside the handlebars and swapping out his light weight tubes for tuffies, that their friend's climbing pace became much more relaxed.

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    34.25lbs!! Damn, guess those XC wheels/tires really make a diff, the XC air fork probably helped too , looks killer man. Are you running an air or coil rear shock?

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    The ODI lock-on rings come in colors? I've got to get me some!
    Fo' quit teasing us with partial shots. We want full frontal nudity!
    ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    34.25lbs!! Damn, guess those XC wheels/tires really make a diff, the XC air fork probably helped too , looks killer man. Are you running an air or coil rear shock?
    running DHX Coil even...I blame I9 to some extent; their wheelsets end up being pretty light. I even ran a 10mm Rear Hadley axle....though I guess the thru axle cant be that much heavier than a standard qr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    The ODI lock-on rings come in colors? I've got to get me some!
    Fo' quit teasing us with partial shots. We want full frontal nudity!
    Those grips would look a ton better if he didn't have to use half of them to shift.

    Besides, don't the xo/x9 triggers match better?
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Those grips would look a ton better if he didn't have to use half of them to shift.

    Besides, don't the xo/x9 triggers match better?
    X9 triggers have too much silver, as does the rear der which is why i went with X7 on both ends since it is only black......plus, X7 allows me to still call the bike a "budget" RFX. But yeah, X0 twist shifters would have been better....i completely forgot to change that part from the original budget build spec Chad sent me...no big deal, the X7 looks fine and I would not have changed the rear der anyway since like I said, all black and the 07 was an improvement there anyway


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    i just compared the '06 wtb dual duty wheelset (which is quite close to my '07 set) to the i9 enduros:

    wtb: 2125g
    i9 : 1840g
    weight savings: 275g

    whats that, close to 3/4lbs? add to it the basic lack of negitive long term use comments, impressive engagement and added stiffness on the i9's and im gettin more and more interested. im startin to see a sub 32lb rfx here that wont fold under me. be gone you "xc lite fr rigs are junk" nay sayers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    ...plus, X7 allows me to still call the bike a "budget" RFX.

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