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    Sweet. I have a Monster with the original (Tange I think) Yo-like fork on the shelf because Chris and Wendyl made a custom (fork, paint) version. I believe the custom fork is the same as the 10th anniversary model fork's smaller diameter blades.

    Ours spends it's time on the trainer in basement now because my wife says it's the best and prettiest bike ever. I forget the year but I think our custom paint variation became production in 92 or 93 but not the Yo-type fork with smaller diameter blades. I believe it was a stock Imron purple used though because I saw a Peterbilt dump truck with the same exact paint.

    I have ancient WTB drops for it and a high rise stem that I think is a Nitto as well as the American stem it first had with ti flat bars.

    Thanks for the nostalgia. I road the custom road bike they made for me for first time in a while this past week!

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    Those both sound great--- I sure many of us would love to see pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitflogger
    Sweet. I have a Monster with the original (Tange I think) Yo-like fork on the shelf because Chris and Wendyl made a custom (fork, paint) version. I believe the custom fork is the same as the 10th anniversary model fork's smaller diameter blades.

    Ours spends it's time on the trainer in basement now because my wife says it's the best and prettiest bike ever. I forget the year but I think our custom paint variation became production in 92 or 93 but not the Yo-type fork with smaller diameter blades. I believe it was a stock Imron purple used though because I saw a Peterbilt dump truck with the same exact paint.

    I have ancient WTB drops for it and a high rise stem that I think is a Nitto as well as the American stem it first had with ti flat bars.

    Thanks for the nostalgia. I road the custom road bike they made for me for first time in a while this past week!

    This purple? http://boise.craigslist.org/bik/1796955797.html

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    Getting closer
    I feel better about not buying much of any bike stuff here in Tokyo when I think of this waiting for me when I get back.
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    Hmmm...NICE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Front hanger! Yes, indeed. The custom stem is going to have a built-in hanger.
    I'm not sure how this ended up for you, but I will agree that the cable hanger that you have on there is hideous.

    Sounds as though you're covered, but I thought I'd offer - if you end up needing a 1" hanger drop me a PM. I've got a couple of candidates banging around my parts boxes.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Thanks a lot for the offer!
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    Mental note,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla
    I'm not sure how this ended up for you, but I will agree that the cable hanger that you have on there is hideous.

    Sounds as though you're covered, but I thought I'd offer - if you end up needing a 1" hanger drop me a PM. I've got a couple of candidates banging around my parts boxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer
    I am guessing he doesn't want to cut down that styling fork...
    Rody built me the same fork for my Bonty with the proper Bontrager offset, and I have been having sleepless nights trying to decide where to cut, how many spacers, which stem ...

    I will get out the hacksaw one of these days. Every day my Judy sucks just a little bit more than the day before.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla
    Rody built me the same fork for my Bonty with the proper Bontrager offset, and I have been having sleepless nights trying to decide where to cut, how many spacers, which stem ...

    I will get out the hacksaw one of these days. Every day my Judy sucks just a little bit more than the day before.
    Make sure that you leave at least one spacer on top of the stem, so that you'll never regret cutting it too short.
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    This arrived yesterday!

    http://winterbicycles.blogspot.com/2...ster-stem.html

    Now I need to get some cables and get cutting.
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    Yup too small. Post height and headset spacers, to a lesser degree, aren't so important. Throw in the stem length though, and it's an open and shut case. You would like a longer tt and wheelbase I would guarantee. And along with that would come a longer ht.. yeehaw.
    A bike fitting sticky (in all it's contradictory glory) would be great. Someone besdies me.. why don't you get on that?!

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    I am ready for the possibility that I drank from the wrong little bottle.....
    but in the meantime I want to get this together and see
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    Interesting thread.

    I'm gathering the parts to dirt drop my 1990 Wicked. Just grabbed a Nitto long quill dirt drop stem yesterday and will match that up with either a Salsa Woodchipper or On-One Midge.

    Hopefully it comes together without having to throw $$$ at a custom setup (which I probably wouldn't bother with since it's just my up-north bike now).

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    Get the woodchipper

    I have both, and the Woodchipper is much more comfortable IMHO. The Midge has funky angles, and the drop extensions are super short for my medium sized hands. I have the 46 cm Woodchipper on my Singular Gryphon, and I love it! Lots of room, comfy angles on the drops, lots of room up top. Overall, a great bar.

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I have a 42cm Woodchipper on my CX bike, though it's set a bit lower than I hope to run on the Wicked - I was gonna give the 46cm a try anyway. My brother has a Midge on his Salsa Fargo and I thought it was pretty nice feeling, although no doubt some of that is the bike's drop-specific design.

    Certainly hoping for something less back breaking than the old setup I had on my FatTi...eeesh - not sure how I rode with that:




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    Whoa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmitty
    Whoa.

    October is only a few months away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    October is only a few months away.

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    Phew!
    The stem came out great. I finally got the last bits I needed, cabled it up last night, and did a little shake down ride around town this morning. All seemed good, so I taped 'er up and I am really digging how things came out. I put an old set of Ritchey WCS foam grips under the tape in the drops which are super comfy. The fit is perfectly dialed to me in the drops. Up top is cruisey, and I can use the hoods after a fashion. I cut the bars just over an inch each at the tips. It is easy to get off the back, and I don't feel too low. I haven't headed out on the trails yet--I need to fiddle with the brakes and cut and cap some cables, but riding around some grassy hills and such it seems like the new set up will be great.

    The Suntour Barcons are doing great in friction, but I might go to index later. I want to ditch the Cane Creek lizard and get a King top cap, and scare up some electrical tape in red or black (the only thing in my drawer was blue!), and the FD housing could be a tad shorter (aesthetically speaking).....but all in all I am super stoked to have this up and running!

    I was a little worried about the balance with drops but things feel great. Rody's fork tracks very well, and Eric built the stem with stiffness in mind so things are quite solid. Speaking of which, the 'bone' cable hanger looks a bit like a 'dong' ...but who am I to castrate Frank? (I suppose this means I ended up with an LD after all?)

    Some pics!

    Going forward, after getting the top cap and tape sorted, I think I should pick up a pair of BP's inline cable adjusters.....setting this up made me realized how much I would appreciate them. And the red tape---I nearly went with apple green Fizik...but I am sticking with blood and pepto for a bit. If anyone finds some nice lavender tape (like Frank's shirt) send me a PM!
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    And one profile shot for good measure:
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    it looks perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    the 'bone' cable hanger looks a bit like a 'dong' ...
    I thought you said "boner" hanger!

    Can't be helped, I'm a softy for the visual (and verbal) pun. Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    it looks perfect
    +!, nice ride!

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    Kool bike. Who made that stem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    Kool bike. Who made that stem?
    There's a link in post 61
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    Gotcha.
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    Looks good! I think the red and pink clash ... but I only have to deal with it as long as I keep this window open!

    If it were mine I'd wrap the bars in filet'ed road bike inner tubes and find an old Bruce Gordon rear rack.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    I got a strange urge to drop bar my Yo today while I was out riding.
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    Yes I am!

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    Indeed! I have my '91 (owned since new) Yo frameset and one day this fork/stem combo might migrate

    I am super excited to get out for a real ride once these trails dry out.
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    Nice build!

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