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    Let's do it.

    It's time, in the pics the cru's are set @ 15''.
    HA = 70
    ST= 71
    We need a BB height, and a fork preference.
    Talk to me.
    I'm ready !!
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    80mm was the fork travel that was voted. Go for a gold label in white, for the hot rod style.

    BB height should be maybe 12-12.5'' to allow the use of 24's, if whoever gets the frame chooses to do so. Oh and rick, make sure you can at least run a 2.2 back there with the axle all the way into the drop-outs.

    This is going to be hella sick!!

    (btw I dig the "get fat" sticker.)

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    for the bb lets go with the higher setup that was discused in the progress thread, it would be tight cause it would efectivly lower the tt height, makin tricks easier

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    uh 80 was not the voted fork travel

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    I'll go check in the poll right now.

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    You are correct. 100mm was the fork size chosen. That opens up more possibilities.

    Argyle(Unknown A2C, I estimate it to be at 475mm), Gold Label(455mm A2C), DJ1(485mm A2C), or even a Pike(475mm A2C @ 95mm travel).
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    i dont no alot about forks but i do think it has to have lockout, good adjustability, and killer looks

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    There aren't a lot of forks that can handle the abuse of urban and dj and park that feature a lock-out, those are more for cross-country and all-mountain forks. It it possible though to get the pike and the argyle to be almost completely locked out by cranking the compression to the max and putting the floodgate setting on full closed. The dj series does not have any form of lockout. Only the dj1 has adjustability. Gold labels only have rebound adjust.

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    I say go with a modded pike and a 13"bb height. Pikes are damn expensive though. I change my fork preference to whatever is on sale, as long as it's not a DJ Comp.

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    Hey Rick,

    Nice rack,

    I mean... jig
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    My vote is for a 13" bb height, and a Pike 426 u-turn. Look on eBay for the Pike, I think my friend (hofferfish) got his for around $300 brand new.
    "Man goes in the cage. Cage goes in the salsa. Shark's in the salsa - our shark! We're gonna need a bigger boat."

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    My vote is for a higher BB, but 13" might be a good compromise. That would be zero rise or drop, right? That would look slick with these dropouts.

    I'll throw in a vote for 100mm Gold Labels, but a Pike would be fine.

    Rick, what else are you thinking? TT inline with the seat stay? How long of TT? I vote at least 22".

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    BB under 12" for urban/DJ 22" TT

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    pike all the way
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    Gold Label. More street oriented. It has a grind bolt. And it can easily be reduced to 80mm. If you are going to go with rockshox, try out the new argyle. And yes, make sure the wheel can be slammed without tire rub. Its a little annoying when it cant.

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    A higher BB makes the bike easier to pull off tricks on. So I wouldn't go under 12'' to allow for 24'' use.

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    Yah, a GoldLabel probably be schweetsky. And ariund 13'' BB height is probably about right.

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    The argyle looks radical.
    woooooooooo

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    Argyle in mint
    Orange Heckler

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    I'd go argyle or goldlabel.

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    Raw aluminum frame with green writing and a mint argyle
    Orange Heckler

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    R1D3R, that'd be sweet. But I don't know if rick is still going for hot rod stylin'.

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    Go argyle! That fork is undeniably hot! But you can find new gold labels, white or black, in 80 or 100 mm for real good deals. Check out pricepoint! 350 BUCKS!
    I'm out of things to say . . .

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    alright RTW, the JIG IS UP!

    yeah, now that I think about it.... I agree. seems the 13" bb height would be good for 26".

    what a2c does the 100mm Gold Label have? is it the same as the 80mm Gold Label, just without travel restriction? simple question, but something I just wondered.
    as for a fork... eh, why not, gold label sounds good. and rick, I remember you liked Manitou. I just don't know about the argyle yet.... I think it's a2c is around the 470mm mark. I like my dj2, but I know others would shoot it down for fairly obvious reasons. hmmm... it's hard to choose these things because just changing the fork, or even tires can change the angles and bb height....
    RTW, how is the downtube to headtube junction going to look? Gusset? tube gusset, plate gusset? straight? need to make sure there is a little bit of clearance for fork crowns for x-ups and b-spins...
    and I'm assuming thats a euro bb, what size? 68mm shell? and looks like a normal headtube for pressfit headsets.
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    White gold label would def look hot. White argyle too.

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