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    nice bike man
    I see that xt crankset dropped an entire pound off the bike, wow
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    A couple for Steve (at his request)





    ...unfortunately, I cannot ride this setup because the steerer isn't long enough on the manitou


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    Bad Ass!!!!

    BAD - ASS!!!

    Me likey.

    What's the BB height with this setup?




    Aqua.

    PS Speaking of Bad ass...did I tell you guys about my bud's run in with a cactus this weekend?
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    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    BB was 13"


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    Good job! Very Nice! Indeed!

    jncarpenter:

    Great ride and Craftsmanship! True Astistry put into motion!

    What geraing are you using? Do you think a 26 inch rear wheel would be to your benifit? 69er set up? Just wondering...

    Good luck with her...



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    OK, I think I have it pretty dialed at this point. The 50mm stem ended up being just a tad short, but the 70mm stem coupled with the setback moots post (I just received back) has the cockpit dialed.

    Nothing left to do but just ride it!!! A fantastic riding bicycle thus far.



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    sweet as a nut.

    all balanced etc...ace. tempted...
    For a rock steady Gas Tank bag > the DeWidget

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    Thanks man! I am seriously very stoked about this bike. After spending over a month on it, it is a very fun bike for sure. I highly recommend Fred (Wolfhound), his craftmanship & customer service are at the top of the current market (IMHO).


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    Jncarpenter, I'm in love with this bike. I have been in love with Jeff's bikes since I saw his personal ride. I'm in the process of saving my pennies for a ride very similar, but with a little different #'s and by Curtlo (I just can't afford a wolfhound). I have been talking with Doug at Curtlo about this bike and he is excited about it. I was wondering how you liked riding the rigid on there? I have a Salsa El Mariachi with a reba and I put the rigid back on the other day for a jarring ride. I want a rigid, but I like to play and on rolling drops and little jumps I was all over the place on the rigid. Do you ever regret having a rigid in place of a po-go on the front? Let me know as I am beating myself up over this. I was thinking of the Maverick single crown fork, but I have heard mixed reviews on it. Thanks, and again...beautiful bike.

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    Who is Jeff? You mean Fred?

    I love riding a rigid bike. It may not be the most compliant ride, but becuz it is super stiff...it tracks wonderfully & handles great for a rigid bike.


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    Bummer the minute wouldn't fit due to steerer length issues. Have you tried the WB fork on it ? Really interested to see you riding impressions with some squish up front with this geometry. I know the WB forks don't have as much offset a your rigid fork, but I heard its more than the reba (42 or 45 for WB vs 39 for reba???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayoutside
    Bummer the minute wouldn't fit due to steerer length issues. Have you tried the WB fork on it ? Really interested to see you riding impressions with some squish up front with this geometry. I know the WB forks don't have as much offset a your rigid fork, but I heard its more than the reba (42 or 45 for WB vs 39 for reba???)
    It's not likely that I'll run suspension on this bike. I stuck the Manitou on there just for a friend to look at....nothing else. The geometry was designed for full rigid.


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    So how much side to side tire clearance is there?
    Think you could run a 26"X3.0" for snow days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCookie
    So how much side to side tire clearance is there?
    Think you could run a 26"X3.0" for snow days?
    The thought had crossed my mind....tho I think it would be tight. Got a spare 26" x 3.0" for me to try out?


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    Since I am rehab'ing the shoulder for a second time....I found something to do to kill some time.


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    Good job!

    J:

    Looks like some mighty fine shoulder rehab exercises that produced a shiny thing! Hope the shoulder gets better quickly or else I can see many more shiny things coming forth...LOL!

    NICE!



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    ...there's more truth there than you know


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    Just found this thread and am really impressed with the craftmanship that went into making your frame. The layout of the shop is pretty cool too - love the way everything is organized down to the last square inch of space. It looks like the shop is set up in a mobile trailer (toolbox bolted to wall, tie downs in floor). I'm curious, why does Wolfhound have a mobile operaton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by biker_steve
    I'm curious, why does Wolfhound have a mobile operaton?

    WolfmanFred is in a witness protection program.
    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    Since today is nearly the halfway point (8 weeks) in the recovery process for my second shoulder surgery this year, I decided to celebrate with a fresh picture of the Wolf in it's current winter splendor



    ...so Steve, how long of a wait on yours?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    I decided to celebrate with a fresh picture of the Wolf in it's current winter splendor
    Damn that's nice.

    biker steve: Fred's busy right now getting ready for the hand-built bicycle show. He is currently in La Grande Ore. so I'll answer on his behalf. He splits his time between the Ashland area and his parents place in La Grande. He got the trailer and set up the shop inside when he lived in La Grande for a while... The trailer hasn't moved from the Ashland area for a long time now, but it was his idea since he doesn't own a place, that he would put it in the trailer if he needed to move. It has worked out quite well for him.

    Hope I answered right Fred! This bike in this thread is on my wishlist when I get myself out of the poor-house ya know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    Damn that's nice.

    biker steve: Fred's busy right now getting ready for the hand-built bicycle show. He is currently in La Grande Ore. so I'll answer on his behalf. He splits his time between the Ashland area and his parents place in La Grande. He got the trailer and set up the shop inside when he lived in La Grande for a while... The trailer hasn't moved from the Ashland area for a long time now, but it was his idea since he doesn't own a place, that he would put it in the trailer if he needed to move. It has worked out quite well for him.

    Hope I answered right Fred! This bike in this thread is on my wishlist when I get myself out of the poor-house ya know...
    Cool. I figured he must have set it up like that because he spends time in multiple locations, kind of a nomadic framebuilder/artist. I know a guy who runs a mobile bike repair business out of a Chevy box truck, but to fit everything one needs to build custom frames in a cargo trailer is pretty impressive.

    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Damn that's nice.
    ...so Steve, how long of a wait on yours?
    For now, I will have to live vicariously. I'm in the poor-house too.

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    I am currently getting ready to go wolfhound. Trying to figure out the geometry seems a bit confusing. How did you decide this would work for you? Was there other bikes that were similar in someways? Where does a guy start?

    Maro1

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldognz
    I am currently getting ready to go wolfhound. Trying to figure out the geometry seems a bit confusing. How did you decide this would work for you? Was there other bikes that were similar in someways? Where does a guy start?

    Maro1
    If you really have no idea what you need for geometry, just describe your riding style to Fred & let him set you up. He is more than capable in developing the geometry to suit your needs.


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    That's one of my favorite bikes. It's much more than "just another rigid SS 29er". I have lots of pics of it saved in my "Bad Ass Big Wheels" folder.

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    Wow, just stumbled across this thread, absolutely beautiful bike! Craftsmanship is unreal!

    Any instructions/suggestions for stripping and shining your XT's? Love how they turned out.

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP.
    Wow, just stumbled across this thread, absolutely beautiful bike! Craftsmanship is unreal!

    Any instructions/suggestions for stripping and shining your XT's? Love how they turned out.

    Matt
    There are a few threads on here about how to do it, very easily done...imho. Just get some Heavy Duty "Easy Off" oven cleaner. Spray on & wait 15 minutes. I used tooth brush to remove the anodizing evenly & thoroughly (wear latex gloves when handling them!!!!). Rinse & repeat if necessary. Then I simply used steel wool & Mother's Mag polish to shine them up. The whole job took me roughly an hour.


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    Thats great to know! it was your bike on his website that really hooked me. I may be using a few of your design elements in the oe he creates for me. Hope you don't mind

    Maro1

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    What did you have in mind?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    There are a few threads on here about how to do it, very easily done...imho. Just get some Heavy Duty "Easy Off" oven cleaner. Spray on & wait 15 minutes. I used tooth brush to remove the anodizing evenly & thoroughly (wear latex gloves when handling them!!!!). Rinse & repeat if necessary. Then I simply used steel wool & Mother's Mag polish to shine them up. The whole job took me roughly an hour.
    Excellent! I got a whole container of aircraft paint remover, stripping an old frame down. Sounds like a great project for tomorrow (rain). Any clearcoat over?

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    man i have to say this. i know what i like and oh boy do i like that bike.
    before this thread i thought all ss's and 29's were dull as but that is just gorgeous. i'm glad it rides as well as it looks!

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    sick ride man, i like that better than the jones stuff! crazy sweet
    Winter is coming.

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    That bike is just too sexy, lost of words...I hope I could afford to build bikes like that some day, or even learn to build the frames form the ground up myself someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP.
    Excellent! I got a whole container of aircraft paint remover, stripping an old frame down. Sounds like a great project for tomorrow (rain). Any clearcoat over?
    If you're working with aluminum...I would recommend against it. The times I have attempted to protect a polished alu bike part/ frame with clear coat...it has turned out badly. The clear didn't seem to stick very well to the polished metal and what did stick seemed to turn yellow. IMHO, you're better off just hitting it up with some polish once a year if need be


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    Never told you this, you've heard it before, but that is the most amazing paint I have ever seen.

    Incredible purpose built bike.
    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 Enel
    Never told you this, you've heard it before, but that is the most amazing paint I have ever seen.

    Incredible purpose built bike.
    Thanks man, I am very thankful

    Keith Anderson is a very talented painter/ builder. He is very meticulous about perfecting every finish...I would highly recommend him to anyone.
    Last edited by jncarpenter; 02-16-2008 at 11:52 PM.


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    Hey....get your own Wolf!!!



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    Just rediscovered this thread...
    Liking the Wolfhound look, geometry, execution, attitude....

    I know this is the 29er area ... but ... is there anyone with a Wolfhound 26er around? I know there are some, somewhere.

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    wow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher_CK
    wow
    Dude...seriously! She married


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    this is pure art- love the frame, especially raw finish, the bent tubes make it look so flowy.
    I'm not obsessed but one day, when I'm rich I'm gonna get me a bike like that.

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    Haha do you have surveillance system where you can take shots of the front yard? I bet you were pretty anxious before UPS showed up.

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    Not sure how I missed this thread in my endless trips through these forums but WOW. Congratulations on a BEAUTIFUL bike.

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    Work of art!

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    just revisiting the thread and reliving how lovely your bike is. just noticed some holes on the drive side seat stay which i can't see a reason for. what they for?

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    awesome frame very interesting design looks killllrrrrr.any pics of complete bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    ...any pics of complete bike?
    huh? There were a bunch in the thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nickhart
    just revisiting the thread and reliving how lovely your bike is. just noticed some holes on the drive side seat stay which i can't see a reason for. what they for?
    Good eye!!
    Those are threaded bosses for optional full length housing guides in case Idecided to run gears...to date, I have not


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    The Wolf has been asked to step in & fill a void in the quiver for a short season. First time with suspension...first time with gears

    The "Tweener" build:



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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    The "Tweener" build:

    140?

    How do you keep the chain from jumping off the front?
    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 Enel
    140?

    How do you keep the chain from jumping off the front?
    120mm. The chain is potty trained


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    That frame would also be bad ass painted black chrome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    120mm. The chain is potty trained

    what about you?? Still one of the coolest mtbikes!
    http://queencitycycles.com home of the shiftless bastards

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil hillbilly
    what about you?? Still one of the coolest mtbikes!
    Me...potty trained?


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    So long old friend!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    So long old friend!

    change your footer (signature) already ! slack
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    Wow,thanks for po sting that!

    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    .....build pics coming soon!!!!! (a week or two)
    I never get tired of seeing frames getting made. That'll definitely be a rideable piece of art. Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    change your footer (signature) already ! slack
    NEVER!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    So long old friend!
    Sold????????

    Scratch that...saw the ad.

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    Full Moon Howler, very cool ride.
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    It will be howling at a UK moon in the future!


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    man, with that thread title i was hoping somebody saw a wolf on a ride and started chasing it around with a helmetcam or something.


    life is full of disappointments, sick bike though.

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