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    Cool-blue Rhythm That is it I'm done! Superdust and Sliver

    Yesterday I received a set of Hadley/Flows along with a silver headset and seat clamp from Chad. I started out with the El Rey in 5 inch mode with a Fluid 135 and 5 inch rockers. It is now back in 4 inch mode with a rocker change and Fluid 110.

    So the final build data is:

    17 inch Superdust El Rey 4 inch rocker.
    Fluid 110.
    36 hole silver Hadley hubs laced to Flow rims, 20 mm F bolt on R. Tubeless mounted Rampages with home brew as a sealer.
    X9 Shifters.
    XT front dérailleur.
    X9 rear dérailleur.
    Race Face Atlas cranks 32 middle ring with Action Tec ti 20 inner ring.
    Time ATAC pedals
    05 Hope M4 brakes with 203 rotors f & r.
    Thompson post and stem.
    WTB Laser V saddle
    Easton Monkeylite low rise carbon bar.
    Lizard Skin lock-On grips
    JNC for the glow in the dark graphics.
    and a chain.

    30.5lbs as it sits.


    Thanks go out to Chad at Red Barn and Rage my Local LBS for all their support. Don't want to forget Sherwood for making a fantastic bike which fits this fat boys riding style

    Last edited by Cycle64; 01-29-2008 at 06:42 PM.
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    Sweet pal!

    Now that I know we share a pedal preference, I just may have to steal it for a ride.

    How are the Hope Mini's? I've never used them b/4 but looked at them on my last build.



    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    Yesterday I received a set of Hadley/Flows along with a silver headset and seat clamp from Chad. I started out with the El Rey in 5 inch mode with a Fluid 135 and 5 inch rockers. It is now back in 4 inch mode with a rocker change and Fluid 110.

    So the final build data is:

    17 inch Superdust El Rey 4 inch rocker.
    Fluid 110.
    36 hole silver Hadley hubs laced to Flow rims, 20 mm F bolt on R. Tubeless mounted Rampages with home brew as a sealer.
    X9 Shifters.
    XT front dérailleur.
    X9 rear dérailleur.
    Race Face Atlas cranks 32 middle ring with Action Tec ti 20 inner ring.
    Time ATAC pedals
    05 Hope M4 brakes with 203 rotors f & r.
    Thompson post and stem.
    WTB Laser V saddle
    Easton Monkeylite low rise carbon bar.
    Lizard Skin lock-On grips
    JNC for the glow in the dark graphics.
    and a chain.

    30.5lbs as it sits.


    Thanks go out to Chad at Red Barn and Rage my Local LBS for all their support. Don't want to forget Sherwood for making a fantastic bike which fits this fat boys riding style

    Why would I need more than one gear?
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    Rodney I have the Hope M4 not the Mini's. I like lots of braking power. The M4 is by far the best brakes I have used to date. But I will say I can really only compare then to the Hope Mini and XTR I have/had on the Niner.

    I'm still down with the knee issue. May do a easy Papago ride. But no stressful climbing until I'm sure the knee is good and ready. So if you want to borrow it you know my number.
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    Nice. Can you show off the glow in the dark stickers?

    Need some daylight shots too.

    I like my El Capitan a lot with 4" rockers and fluid 100. Just feels right.
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Bum knee but I'll be on the trail soon!

    As for the stickers, that picture was shot in the house with a flash. The TRB and Ventana sticker light up when light hits them. Normally all you see is a superdust frame unless you look close or are night riding and someone hits you with a light. So maybe glow in the dark is the wrong term.
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    great build, trb!

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    like it! great to see somebody has an El Rey heavier than mine too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_FLMB
    Sweet pal!

    Now that I know we share a pedal preference, I just may have to steal it for a ride.

    How are the Hope Mini's? I've never used them b/4 but looked at them on my last build.
    my personal opinion, is that for most folks (like me), on such a bike, the Mini out back is fine. I will be putting mini out back and M4 out front on my El Rey running 180mm front/160 mm rear which is going to be perfect. Could run M4 out back as well but dont need it.

    Minis are great too....work quite well on my hardtail with a 180mm out front providing enough power/modulation, but not quite an M4.

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    Nice burly Rey build.

    Hope brakes are worth every penny.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Mini was OK and it was the front I was not impressed with. But I prefer a brake that I don't have to pull to the bar to brake. I'm a fat dude at 270, so I need all the breaking power I can get!
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    30.5 is a weight weenie compared to the RFX it replaced!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    30.5 is a weight weenie compared to the RFX it replaced!
    i was just joshing.....mine is now at 29.6 lbs and its perfect.....might remove tubes, am putting on new (slightly) lighter brakes so 29 is about right for my ultimate build.

    speaking of RFX, I will be going soon from an 06 RFX with coil to Moto with air so i'll bet that will save some weight.....perhaps enough for me to add a gravity retarder with room to spare and still be ahead!

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    Nnnniiiccceeee..

    So i take it that the wheels pretty much eliminate any flex? Glad to hear your digging..but bummer about the knee..what did you do to it?

    Kinda looks like mine..except you out bling me and im running the 180F/160R set up..

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    Some day I'll give up being a tightwad and spring for some M4's. The ones I rode on Jayem's bike were unbelievable.

    Still, no real complaint with the Avid BB7's (4 sets!) other than being pedestrian, and they are sooo easy to set up.
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Motolite?

    I'm happy at 30.5 but sub 30 would have made my day!
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    They say it is Bursitis. Also told me to go to an orthopedic doctor. If something was torn it would not have got back to 80 percent in a week. Short story is it was bugging me so much I had a good limp. Had a road ride planned and said I'll see how it goes. After the road ride which was OK, I was toast cooling down. Saturday was in the ER it was so painful. Put me in a Velcro splint and sent me home with some pain killers.

    Like I said before I'm a big boy and like having enough brake!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    They say it is Bursitis. Also told me to go to an orthopedic doctor. If something was torn it would not have got back to 80 percent in a week. Short story is it was bugging me so much I had a good limp. Had a road ride planned and said I'll see how it goes. After the road ride which was OK, I was toast cooling down. Saturday was in the ER it was so painful. Put me in a Velcro splint and sent me home with some pain killers.

    Like I said before I'm a big boy and like having enough brake!
    i bet a chiropractor could fix your knee right up

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    Think so, they deal with Bursitis?

    Moto what is replacing the RFX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    Think so, they deal with Bursitis?

    Moto what is replacing the RFX?
    yes, a TerreMoFo will replace the GheyFX

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    yes, a TerreMoFo will replace the GheyFX
    Speaking of which, I went back to Beastro's thread and the photos are gone!

    Got any?

    Kinoki pads for the knee for sure.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Speaking of which, I went back to Beastro's thread and the photos are gone!

    Got any?

    Kinoki pads for the knee for sure.
    i know....i have a link to pics of his frame and had to ask him, but i am not a sharing friend as i dont want to be reminded that his azz has ridden that frame.....as it is, for the el rey, I am still recovering from acknowledging that he rode that complete bike (note that i quickly replaced the saddle however).

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    Kinoki pads for the knee for sure.
    Those things really work???
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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    Those things really work???
    Probably not, but some folks think so
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    Those things really work???
    dude, please dont show your ignorance. i read on the turner forum that they work from squeaky wheel so i know they work! sheesh!

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    sweet build. more pics of the stickers!

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