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    Another 650b El Chamuco

    I just pieced this bike together this weekend. I still have some fine tuning to do (the rear shock spring is WAY soft) but I have knocked around the house with it a little. Yes, red on red is always a bad idea but a local was selling these I wanted to try the whole B thing.
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    Wonderful!

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    Nice!
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    What is this? I can convert my Chamuco to a 650B? Is it a straight converison ?

    I would be very interested in converting my old friend into a new 650B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saidrick View Post
    What is this? I can convert my Chamuco to a 650B? Is it a straight converison ?

    I would be very interested in converting my old friend into a new 650B.
    Yes, it's just a matter of swapping the wheels. In fact, when you do, you'll see that it almost looks like the frame was meant for 650b. I have a FAT set of wheels (P35) and the 2.3 Neomotos are no problemo.

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    Lulz. We bought your frame.

    It's probably going back into a 26" loadout (of whatever nice-ish geared parts I have in the basement) for the time being, but R and I are both glad to know she has the option to do a B-version, should she feel for it.

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    Excellent, you should have it by now according to my shipping updates. I hope you enjoy it. If it had fit me better, I'd have probably kept it for a while longer. I rode it with the air shock only once and, in my opinion, it rode much better with a coil. My CCDB is actually 7.75" by my measurement rather than 7.875" and the stroke is 2" rather than 2.25" so it was slacker and less travel.

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    Yup. The Fed-Ex guy was here this morning.

    It looks great. Good to know about the coil-over. That was also the most thoroughly secured packing job I've ever seen on an Ebay frame.

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    That's great news. I am pretty paranoid about shipping frames, bikes or wheels. I have a Sultan sitting at my parent's house about 10 hours away and it'll sit there until I can pick it up in person.

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