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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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    Really want the red handlebars I saw earlier on...but here it is so far!


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    I just picked up a new cyclocross bike (well... I had the LBS put it in the back room for me with my name on it, LOL) and it has orange on the fork so I'm thinking I need to do some orange accents... thinking orange grip tape for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRILLINDK View Post
    Really want the red handlebars I saw earlier on...but here it is so far!

    That bike looks sweet, the only thing that im not keen on is the style of stem you have on there, but mighty sweet bike..
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    Re: Let's see your blinged-out rides!

    Thanks Tones. The stem and saddle are loaners from my LBS. I'm planning on riding a few different variations in lengths, etc to figure out what feels best. Any suggestions?

    Ultimately, I wanna go with a carbon stem in a attempt to get the bike weight below 24lbs.

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    No where near the money as some of these bikes but they still make me smile.
    I wish they sold the grips I have on the white bike in orange but I will have to get something different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petey15 View Post
    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?
    I have looked at Loaded Precision, but I think I am going to skip the blue ano for the stem/bars/seatpost. However, I think I should get the wheels built first and see how the bike is looking after that, then proceed. But I have been checking these out:

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    I really wish one of our local bike shops carried more obscure brands such as this. But I am thinking that the "charcoal" color is a neutral grey and would go well with the frame color. Otherwise, the white one should work fine.


    Nice Tallboy, DRILLINDK! I love the red on black.

    kjlued - sweet orange pedals! I am rather partial to orange. I'm betting that'll be a fun bike to add a little bling to.

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    Ooh, yeah, the red and black are gorgeous! Very nice! Lots of choices out there in those colors to play with, too.

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    Are those grips you're talking about PDW's? I have those (in pink) on my Misfit Dissent. Love those things. Gussets on the Marin, or something else?

    I was excited to see that Purely Custom now makes head caps in the 1.25" diameter size. Hmmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by petey15 View Post
    Are those grips you're talking about PDW's? I have those (in pink) on my Misfit Dissent. Love those things. Gussets on the Marin, or something else?
    Yeah, the are PDW's
    They are great.

    I also have the MG1 Pedals

    Then on the GT, I have the VP-001 Pedals.
    The VP's are really nice.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Thank you for starting this thread. You inspired me to write this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    Thank you for starting this thread. You inspired me to write this
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    So true - on all accounts! My first "real" mountain bike was a 2005 Giant Yukon hardtail. I've replaced the stem, handlebars, cables, pedals, bb, crankset, put on a bashguard, replaced the saddle, replaced the fork, the wheels and the brakes! The only things I haven't changed are the cassette, the shifters, and the chainrings. Yup, those are the only OE parts, aside from the frame. I'm going to have to post a pic of that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioActive View Post
    I have looked at Loaded Precision, but I think I am going to skip the blue ano for the stem/bars/seatpost. However, I think I should get the wheels built first and see how the bike is looking after that, then proceed. But I have been checking these out:

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    I really wish one of our local bike shops carried more obscure brands such as this. But I am thinking that the "charcoal" color is a neutral grey and would go well with the frame color. Otherwise, the white one should work fine.


    Nice Tallboy, DRILLINDK! I love the red on black.

    kjlued - sweet orange pedals! I am rather partial to orange. I'm betting that'll be a fun bike to add a little bling to.
    I've had both the white, and the charcoal gray Answer Rove stems. I am very impressed with their products, plus they are nice to look at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petey15 View Post
    So true - on all accounts! My first "real" mountain bike was a 2005 Giant Yukon hardtail. I've replaced the stem, handlebars, cables, pedals, bb, crankset, put on a bashguard, replaced the saddle, replaced the fork, the wheels and the brakes! The only things I haven't changed are the cassette, the shifters, and the chainrings. Yup, those are the only OE parts, aside from the frame. I'm going to have to post a pic of that one...
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    Aloha! That's such an awesome story. It belongs in Passion too. Streamers, what ever, it's not the number of miles (or the bling), it's the number smiles. I can personally say I can have lots of fun on a mountain bike no matter what I am riding.

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    Aloha! This is such a great story, it belongs in Passion. Bling or not, it's not the number of miles (or bling), it's the number of smiles.

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    Update!

    Purple Blackspire pedals finally arrived and I installed them last night. Not the best photo, but you get the picture
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    this is my budget bling titus racer x build...

    custom decals, straitline pedals, answer limited stem by fixation all shimano xt group.

    ready for this spring , cant wait...
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    ^ @Yeti...that is beautiful! Lots of attention to detail, right down to the custom decals. Talk about Pretty in Pink! :thumbs up:

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    Here is my new rig, don't mind the red pedals. Those are the hubby's, I was trying them out. I'll be getting a set of the special edition black and green Straitline Amp's! I've had this about 2 weeks now and it is an absolute rocketship.
    I also don't have my front wheel on it yet, still waiting for Easton to ship my 20-15mm adapter.

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    Whistle! Purple and green are gonna look cool on that thing!

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