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    My new bike (non-turner content)

    I had some components after the several Turner upgrades, so I bought a frame for them. The only new thing is the cranks

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    Frame weight: 2kg
    Bike weight: 11.8kg

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    Really pretty ride. Looks like fun, and there's always something to be said for a nice steel hardtail.

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    Nice....especially the orange-peel finish


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    The RC is looking great already...can't wait for RTM

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    You know, I've always been a fan of Marin hardtails, since I found out about them about eight years ago. I noted how most models (now down to a few) used really upscale Columbus tubing, some frames made in Italy. Why they were never a big splash here, I can't understand. Their FS bikes could be polarizing, but their hardtails are stunning.

    I noted some marking at the top of the headtube. What's up with that? How good does the clearcoat look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    I noted some marking at the top of the headtube. What's up with that? How good does the clearcoat look?
    This marking is really small, and was almost gone during facing. Frame has waited for me about three years in the several bike shops, so marking is normal

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    envious

    Man, I am envious of that steel build. I have a similar ( but not as extravagent ) project and It will not come close. Great Job!

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    my fave part is the rear pegs. i love a nice steel hardtail myself. im a fool for sellin mine, also built from spares.
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    Beauty - great steel, but the contrast between the Oro Biancos and the Deore cranks is something I just can't get my head around.
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    I envy your pro level photographic skills.

    Hardtails are fun. Lots of fun.
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    Cool ride - I have to say I'm a steel fan too. After trying a couple different road bikes, AL & CF, I bought a steel touring rig and I'm really digging the ride. Its MUCH easier on the body than my previous two jackhamers were, I can ride for 2-3 hours and only feel it in the legs as opposed to before when I felt like I got ran over by a bus after every ride. Steel is real.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    You know, I've always been a fan of Marin hardtails, since I found out about them about eight years ago. I noted how most models (now down to a few) used really upscale Columbus tubing, some frames made in Italy. Why they were never a big splash here, I can't understand. Their FS bikes could be polarizing, but their hardtails are stunning.

    I noted some marking at the top of the headtube. What's up with that? How good does the clearcoat look?
    Agree here with JC, one of my all time best bikes was my Marin Indian Fire Trail, stella frame and bike fit for me, loved it.....

    A sweet looking build, the frame looks awesome
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    I also have a new steel hardtail coming - made by a small Ann Arbor, Mi builder, Chris Zias. Columbus Zona tubing, paragon sliding dropouts w/ der. hanger - can run it Singlespeed [default] or geared....

    I love steel bikes, and maintain that if steel didn't exist, and it was recently discovered, people would be hysterically clamoring to have a bike made of it!
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    that Raw frame with a clearcoat on it would be nice. Too bad scratches would then mean instant rust possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat
    Beauty - great steel, but the contrast between the Oro Biancos and the Deore cranks is something I just can't get my head around.
    Ok. What about this?




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    Now you just need to finalize the little details. Get both valve stems rotated to the floor of the pics, and of course the cranks should be level......

    Really nice looking rig. hmmm, I think I need a hardtail......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Really nice looking rig. hmmm, I think I need a hardtail......
    This thread has really made me wonder whay DT doesn't have a Hardtail in the lineup - something like the SC Chameleon, or the Cove Handjob. Something that can be geared or SS. I know DT's had other threads about this sort of thing, and outsourcing the builds and whatnot. This isn't a thread for that, but if Turner had a Steel or Alu hardtail, that could be SS or geared (maybe in 26" and 29"), and had geometry that could handle a 100-140mm fork.. And the frame sold in the $450-700 range - I think people would buy.

    I guess the problem is that all of the other options in that range would require him to spec the frame from overseas to be competitive with all the Niners, SC's and other bikes in that range.

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    Sweet lookin ride...

    Archer,
    Really great looking bike, I have always liked the Marin hardtails. Can I ride it if I ever get over to Praha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDtofer
    Can I ride it if I ever get over to Praha?
    Sure

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    Gorgeous, looks nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer13
    Ok. What about this?
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    1) nice ride...nice upgrades with the silver cranks and seatpost - looks great!
    2) Like Enel pointed out - you're photographic skills are top notch!
    3) Another up for steel.

    here's my Steel HT - Chromag Sakura.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalnjunky
    This thread has really made me wonder whay DT doesn't have a Hardtail in the lineup - something like the SC Chameleon, or the Cove Handjob. Something that can be geared or SS. I know DT's had other threads about this sort of thing, and outsourcing the builds and whatnot. This isn't a thread for that, but if Turner had a Steel or Alu hardtail, that could be SS or geared (maybe in 26" and 29"), and had geometry that could handle a 100-140mm fork.. And the frame sold in the $450-700 range - I think people would buy.

    I guess the problem is that all of the other options in that range would require him to spec the frame from overseas to be competitive with all the Niners, SC's and other bikes in that range.
    ...something like this....
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    Damnnnnn

    I wish I had some formula brakes just lying round. Love polished frames to.

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    And here is my new steel hardtail;
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