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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioActive View Post
    I have thought about going with white bars, but I am still undecided. The boyfriend thinks white bars would make it look too BMX-ish. He says carbon would look better (and it would go well with the bike - the seat stays are carbon). I am just trying to avoid going with any black components - a raw carbon finish isn't quite black, especially in the sun, so it's an option.

    I am going to hold off on making a final decision on the stem until my wheels are built. I have white Halo Vapour rims ( Halorims_Rims - Vapour tubeless ready XC/Trail rims. - Product Information -unfortunately the white ones aren't pictured) and I am going to match them with blue Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs. I am thinking about getting blue nipples and silver spokes. I have a feeling that the Hope blue will be darker like the RaceFace blue and that it'll all balance out (at least I hope so!).

    What are HRDs?
    Oops, my bad, I somehow got it in my head you were building up a fat bike (probably because I've been lusting after the Mukluks). Anyway, HRDs are Holy Rolling Darryl's, and the are drilled out fat bike rims. I love mtbxplorer's Fatback, too.

    Lol, well, I know what you mean about the white bars maybe making the bike look too bmx-y, that's the look I was going for with my old Yukon. I had visions of doing some park stuff (read-delusions) on it. So that bike got Azonic Outlaw wheels w/ white hubs, rims and spokes (with wheels called Outlaw, it had to be bad@ss, right? ), white pedals, and white bars. I think it looks tough...tougher than I am at this point.

    It'll be cool to see what you end up doing with the wheels.

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    Radioactive - Those wheels sound like they will be great! I'd love to see pictures when you are finished

    This is my current bike, a Rocky Mountain Altitude 970. I just treated myself to Canfield pedals to celebrate the first year of having my own business. They are great and the color perfectly matches the Raceface purple, so I am happy. I was going to just get more red bling but I'm glad I took a chance on the purple. Sorry about all the mud/snow...




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    See, I like that - going with a different color, especially the purple ! What a great way to celebrate your success- congratulations!

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    I picked up this DJ frame for $99... a killer deal. I am spending the winter building it up. Thanks for ideas for blingy pedals /grips and seats!
    I have a wheel set and fork. (pics to follow)



    I am pining for warm spring temperatures to melt the snow on the backyard pump track!



    I should have the bike ready for a spring launch.
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    ^ Oh wow, just look at those colors, you could have a field day with that frame! And your own pump track? Yeah, I bet you can't wait for the snow to melt. Jealous

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    Quote Originally Posted by petey15 View Post
    See, I like that - going with a different color, especially the purple ! What a great way to celebrate your success- congratulations!
    Thanks petey!

    Cyclelicious, that DJ frame is really cool! Having your own pump track must be awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petey15 View Post
    ^ All very nice! Did you put the she-devil decal on your fork? What saddle do you have on your Rockhopper with the blue?
    Yeah, it's a vinyl decal I got off Ebay. Here's the back part of the fork.



    Guess what it says? Hehe.

    The saddle is a Coda that was in my parts bin. Not the most comfortable but certainly ridable. The blue accent on it makes up for it, and it works fine, so I'm not gonna replace it anytime soon.

    Speaking of white accents, here's my Niner Air9. I used the NINER decal color as inspiration for what color highlight I wanted to use. White seemed logical. It's just the brake cable housing, grips, and pedals though. As far as parts are concerned, I used silver on seatpost, stem, crankset. Then a carbon saddle to match with the fork and touched off with a carbon seatpost clamp and headset spacer.



    Edit to add: Some really nice bikes! Love the fat bike. Saw one at JensonUSA last time I was there. I think it was a Surley. Really neat looking. Of course, I have no use for one here in SoCal or for the type of riding I do. I'm really digging the black bike gold accents now. Gold can make or break a bike--design-wise :P
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    Lucyvet - I love the purple! If purple could have worked on any of my bikes...

    Cyclelicious - Awesome DJ frame! I can't wait to see it built up.

    Ugh, I am fighting with my other computer right now... Linux... I needed a break. Looking at bikes is always a nice distraction.

    I've decided to send back the Cobalt 3 handlebars . They just don't quite work with the frame color.

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    All kinds of goodies on here! Djork, nice job on the Niner!

    Cyclelicious, you will find a lot of range bikes on the fatbike forum if you want more ideas.

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    Some of my purple parts have arrived and what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day, than to treat your bike to some love?

    Forgive the not-so-great indoor pictures. Limited room and the only blank walls in my place are those in the hallway.

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    I'm still waiting on the Blackspire pedals - they were backordered. I think I'm really digging the purple with this bike, though!
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    nice! what else do you having coming?

    and i feel like a total nerd saying this, but i "bedazzled" my helmet. yep...i glued on some gemstones. i know, right? i'll have to take a pic later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    nice! what else do you having coming?

    and i feel like a total nerd saying this, but i "bedazzled" my helmet. yep...i glued on some gemstones. i know, right? i'll have to take a pic later.
    Bwahahhahahahahhahahahahaha pure 24k gold......pics or it didnt happen.......
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    So far, just the Blackspire Pedals. I will probably get some different grips at some point, with purple clamps, of course. I'm trying to keep it to a minimum...this kind of thing can quickly get out of hand for me .

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    oh, i WILL Tones. they are gold and silver stick-on rhinestones. my helmet is "burnt orange" and looks quite nice if i do say so myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Bwahahhahahahahhahahahahaha pure 24k gold......pics or it didnt happen.......
    Now THIS I have to see!!! This is going to be great!

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    Speedgoat is clearing out some bling!

    I was going to post the link to the Hope front hubs, but it seems I got the last one There has been a huge headache involving the NOS Hadley I got, namely finding a rotor for it. The rotor would have cost more than the Hope hub. Ummm... ya. It's going back up on ebay.

    It's electric blue! It won't match a gawd damned thing on my bike, but who cares? HOPE HUB. I also need a new rim (36h) and spokes (making the Hadley work was my only option to avoid this...) and a rotor anyways... but the rotor for this one is only $10!

    Speedgoat still has some upgrade brake levers for $29. Pink Shimano and weird green Hayes. Look through the Hope seat clamps too. They have QR and regular in various colors and sizes. $10 for regular, $13.65 for QR. Such cheap bling, no reason not to have some!!

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    i wasnt kidding.

    Let's see your blinged-out rides!-p1010122.jpg
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    ^^ You will be Princess Nicole in my mind from now on.

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    That. Is. The. Coolest. Helmet. Evah! What did you use? Now that totally goes with this thread! You doing the bike, too?

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    it's just just my LG robota helmet, and stick-on gems (reinforced with glue).
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    Bling bling, money ain't a thing!

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    Air9 Carbon SS w/SID WC Fork, Formula Brakes, and Memphis-Bling I9 Trail 24 wheels:

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    i wasnt kidding.

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    LOL, love your style Nic, but really i think you should go all out and cover the whole thing, i mean every mm of it, yes it might add some weight but you could handle it.
    What about some pearls, shells, stones, mother of pearl, yes even the visor and the straps, go all out girl, if anybody can pull it off its you......
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    The Hope front hub came in, so I decided to compare all of the blue ano parts I've acquired so far. The blue on the Atlas stem is just too different from the other parts. The hub closely matches Salsa's blue, which is nice. So it looks like I'm still in the market for a stem (I am considering the Answer Rove stem, either the white XC one or the charcoal AM one - if the charcoal is a neutral grey). Here are a couple of photos to show the color difference (it is rather difficult to get the shade of the stem to show up correctly in photos):

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    Luckily, a friend of mine is thinking about taking the Atlas stem off my hands to put on his rig.

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    Oh, ok, nice pic- you can really appreciate the difference in the blues. Did you want to try to get another anodized blue stem at this point? Did you check out Loaded Precision, they have them in blue?
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