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    They call me FoMer

    While they are pretty crappy pics (minus the ones Chad sent to me), they will make due. The 4 kids fighting sure didnt help.

    Good news is that bike weighs more than originally stated (Chad, check your scale). Went by my local shop tonight to let my buddy check it out and without pedals we weighed it on the digitcal scale and it came in at 34.3 lbs! So with pedals, which arrived later by email in a separate shipment from Chad, total weight is actually 35.7 lbs Like I said, sub 35 lb bikes are for biatches.

    There are indeed some budget / generic parts which helped keep the cost at a few hundred bucks less than some lame-asss of the shelf Specialized Stumpjumper Pro. They include Deore front der, X7 shifters and rear der, generic chain and cassette, along with Hone cranks. All these parts are more than fine and I particularly like the 2-ring Hone cranks, very cool.

    Previously posted wheel pics. powdercoated 5.1 rims with I9 hubs/spokes using 20mm front hub and 10mm rear hub using a Hadley 10mm x 135mm thru axle.



    M6 caliper. Hey, I am a good 175 lbs so what the heck



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    Asss shot courtesy of Chad



    My inspiration from Crazy Fred



    You can see here some more Hope red bits....red reservoir caps and levers



    Final Redbarn test ride photo sent to me by Chad



    crappy inside garage pic



    and outside garage pic



    and a parting shot from Chad...thanks. it turned out exactly like I had hoped.


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    LOL.

    No pedals - you didn't even ride it. Loser! I love the CUSTOM spring.


    Congrats Fo.
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    Nothing to see here.

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    the red/white/black color coordination came out pretty well, but that blue DHX reservoir ruins everything. i suggest you hack off the reservoir with some bolt cutters. or buy a zocchi shock in red/black.

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    Nasty looking, Fo...very nice. Too pretty to ride. Which works out, b/c you don't really ride anyway, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    LOL.

    No pedals - you didn't even ride it. Loser!


    Congrats Fo.
    ha ha...I know. Chad forgot the pedals with the rest of the bike which came via FedEx. But the pedals came this afternoon in the mail so its all good in the hood will ride potentially tomorrow and Sunday

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCinSC
    Nasty looking, Fo...very nice. Too pretty to ride. Which works out, b/c you don't really ride anyway, right?
    correct sir! I never ride. Riding is gheyer than building ghey bikes.

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    I'm undecided on the bar but the bike looks great. It's quite meticulouly pimped out and should be fun to ride if you decide that's what you need to do with it. Good job!

    Looks like it's cooling down where Chad is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider
    ...that blue DHX reservoir ruins everything.
    I agree. He's got to get one of these:



    The red will go...the little bit of yellow in the graphics will match the yellow "maxxis.com" on the tires.

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    That thing looks just schweeeet! Nice rig, man.

    And remember, if you ever wanted to drop one or two pounds, you could just strip all that paint.
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    that's a pretty sweet ride you've got yourself there!
    you boys are even winning me over to the white components side...seeing as it is the new gold and all!
    nicely done!
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    FO-MER - you have stolen the title as King Of Bling from Trailadvent! Now let's see some ride pics that stack up to his. The I9's, DT Rims, Zoke Fork, Diety Front & Red Hope Parts all around are all off the hook! and oh ya - NICE FRAME! My only concern is that spring. Unfortunately, while it is "Custom", the "Crazy Fred Inspired" white spring no longer impresses the homers. But have no fear, once the white gravity dropper boot is installed the white spring will just blend in perfect!

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    That's a 'happy' looking machine dude!

    It's custom, that's for sure...nice job!
    Now you just need to scrape those stickers off the rims and git it dirty!

    Report back on those AD tires...I want more opinions...
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    Fo.....i'm glad the bike made it to you safe and sound. It looks better leaning against a wall in your garage than those boring pics that i sent to you. I'm a little worried about the weight....if my scale was off a pound and a half on your bike then i wonder how much my 38 pound Knolly REALLY weighs !! ; )


    have a good ride !



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    Very nice! The black frame with white parts is a really cool twist on the new white craze! Awesome bike!

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    our little candy stiper has now officially arrived! welcom to the big show at long last fo derek! im sure yer royal homerness will be missed sometime next month when another lucky homer owns it.

    on a slightly more serious note, the bike looks outstanding and the new bar has been set. i dont think ill get a single no vote on that. just need to finish it off with fully bling drivetrain to really earn yer crown of queen homer. congrats on a long and tough battle gettin it done. woops, that last comment was meant for chad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmtb
    Fo.....i'm glad the bike made it to you safe and sound. It looks better leaning against a wall in your garage than those boring pics that i sent to you. I'm a little worried about the weight....if my scale was off a pound and a half on your bike then i wonder how much my 38 pound Knolly REALLY weighs !! ; )

    have a good ride !

    Chad
    LOL....you know, the bike does not feel heavy at all. Though they do have a digital scale and my last bike they weighed was exactly the same weight as my friends scale so who knows.....

    I am out in the garage COMPLETELY lost on how to setup with the DHX coil.....though I probably wont know if i do it wrong anyway

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    candy cane

    I like the Candy cane parts,looks great can I try it out for xmas.

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    unbelievable

    I've followed Fo's bike building chronicles over the last two years, and I'm speechless.

    Fo was the inspiration for me to get silver cranks, seatpost, and stem ... Fo had style. What happened? Did Fo land on his head? Is Fo crazier than Fred himself? Dayum.

    Well, my prediction is the Shizzled one is going to get taunted by the kids in his neighborhood, if not his own kids, about how ghey the bike is, and unable to escape on his 35lb+ bike will wisen up and put it on EBay. I predict the I9's will end up on another bike with a more genteel build, but the rest is destined for the parts bin.

    I gotta go play with my gravity dropper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    I am out in the garage COMPLETELY lost on how to setup with the DHX coil.....though I probably wont know if i do it wrong anyway.
    fo, try this and this. im only 165 and theres probobly better info out there but i knew where to find these. itll get ya started.
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    I usually don't give a ratz azz about bike aesthetics, but I gotta admit, thats a good looking ride! I am not so sure about the spring though....

    You need a wig and white patent leather jump suit to go with that rig

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    What, no couch?

    Geeze walk away from the keyboard and I totally miss Fo's coming out of the closet party!


    Schmooooooooove move man. Me likey, me likey longtime.
    Congrats on picking it up afterall!
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    please go get that bike dirty...



    hey, is that a med. cage x-7?

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    Verrry nice ride Fo. Be sure to post the "6 months later...." shots. I want to see that thing dirty too.

    Sorry if this was detailed elsewhere, but what kind of half-length grips are those? The only ones I've found are the yeti's.

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    Bike looks great man. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it?



    Except for the fact that the rims and tires kinda remind me of whatever those shoes are called that cousin Eddy gave Clark Grizzwald?

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    Sccchhhwwwwiiiinnngggggggg! Nice rig, Fo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    hey, is that a med. cage x-7?
    yes sir, it is indeed. I wanted an all black rear der and did not want a long cage.....and frankly, in 07 i am not sure other than material (steel instead of composite in those spots) what you get with an X9...nor do I care cause X9s are for posers

    just gave up trying to set it up and left it alone....am going on a solo 25 mile XC ride tomorrow which will have plenty of stuff to be able to tell what the settings do. Will ride Sunday with a group of 4 ventana riders , one of which i sold my X5 to, so i am sure i will get some grief
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    fo, try this and this. im only 165 and theres probobly better info out there but i knew where to find these. itll get ya started.
    i left it at 120 psi and some propedal for sure. remember what i am used to see even with max propedal it feels like a couch to me.

    I cant wait to smoke the local XC racer boys up the fireroad....the thing feels REALLY fast and quick, seriously. I am shocked. It has been a long time on a 26" bike, especially a FS. Also just playing around jumping steps in the park i can tell I am gonna LOVE the short cockpit. i probably could run an XL but I like this type of frame smaller. The seattube is long enough for me so all is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    I usually don't give a ratz azz about bike aesthetics, but I gotta admit, thats a good looking ride! I am not so sure about the spring though....

    You need a wig and white patent leather jump suit to go with that rig
    thanks man....yeah, for me it starts with aesthetics so i can be done with that. my last several bikes were built EXACTLY how i wanted and the nice thing is, when finished, i dont think about the build at all. i cant wait to putz around on it tomorrow and get used to it.

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    Fo stunning dude very scweet custom rig man

    Now the only things youre missing to make that a Homer approved custom rig is a chain guide & wait to ya try to fit it, thats whole lotta fun
    a gravity retarder blinged out in red white and black that would really look sick + it will add another pound or so though tis good to see you reach the 35lb summit
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    ps I would like to take that beast to my Prom reunion shes all class

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    Despite the weight, I'm sure it'll pedal like a 34.5 pound bike.
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    i think its the bling-king of poofta. just not a fan of red here.








    whats next?



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    I saw some blue, camo, yellow, and greens...
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    Wow.. it looks really awesome, Fo!

    Congrats on the failed-budget build!

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    That turned out pretty, FoZer.

    But ...................... those little wheels ..................... nope..


    Three months.


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    Fo, that bike is a beauty. high art sculpture.
    i am very jealous of your wheels and spring. (though would suggest one of the syncros stems would have a smoother aesthetic...IMO).

    stunning, really stunning.
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    You're not done yet - I think you should powder coat the rear triangle white...

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    I'm digging the white bar now. I do think that white rockers would balance everything out quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    I'm digging the white bar now. I do think that white rockers would balance everything out quite well.
    It'll all be balanced by the whiteness of the rider. He makes El C look tan.
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    Wow!

    I don't know if I could ride that bike, but it sure is pretty!

    Nice setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    Fo stunning dude very scweet custom rig man

    Now the only things youre missing to make that a Homer approved custom rig is a chain guide & wait to ya try to fit it, thats whole lotta fun

    ps I would like to take that beast to my Prom reunion shes all class

    LOL....thanks man!

    and yeah, i will get a chainguide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAHEEB
    i think its the bling-king of poofta.
    thanks man! that was my goal!

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    Fomer - you do know what a poofter is - right?

    Fo-Man,

    I saw your response - you do know what a "pooftah" is - right?

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    Aaaaah. Lake Como.

    The view is obscured by that whorish contraption in the foreground, though.

    Lake Como is a good test ground. The rocky sections will weed out quickly any fork and rear shock issues.

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    Freakin nice Fo! The wheels aren't that bad Is that frame ano or PC'd?

    Good to hear about the weight, I can live with a pound and a half difference between mine and the "bling standard" Enjoy and please post some ride pics.

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    Sorry if this was detailed elsewhere, but what kind of half-length grips are those? The only ones I've found are the yeti's.
    Okaay.....seems I might have made it on some ignore lists. Does *anyone* recognize what grips those are then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_olly
    Okaay.....seems I might have made it on some ignore lists. Does *anyone* recognize what grips those are then?
    Looks like an ODI Ruffian, grip shift length.

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...7&category=499

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    Also in a "Rogue" model, thicker than the Ruffian for larger hands

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    Those Rogues look like exactly what I need! Cheers guys, thanks.

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    nice bike.

    it's just missing one thing...


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    Fo, you need to PC the front triangle yellow A.S.A.P.!


    Then this will be your matching riding kit.



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    Quote Originally Posted by big_olly
    Okaay.....seems I might have made it on some ignore lists. Does *anyone* recognize what grips those are then?
    oops...sorry, yeah, as noted by somebody else, Ruffian. Great grips....for non grip shift, the best grip in my opinion is the Ruffian Waffle version (ie, not available in grip shift)...its sweet

    I have also used Rogue short grips...great too

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