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    Dilemma?

    What if? you purchased a new 29er FS...
    What if? you converted your 26er to a SS...
    What if? you converted SS cracked...
    What if? you craved a 29er SS...
    We don't need more to be thankful for; we just need to be more thankful.

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    What if the international space station came crashing to earth and was headed for your hometown....run?.....hide?....go riding?....which bike?

    So what IS the question here? Which 29 FS or SS or both or all four?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jl
    What if? you purchased a new 29er FS...
    What if? you converted your 26er to a SS...
    What if? you converted SS cracked...
    What if? you craved a 29er SS...
    Get a Chango Karateka (Karate Monkey) and get a Cane Creek Thudbuster to go with it. LOVE.

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    whats the dilemma?

    Start saving your pennies for that big wheeled SS.

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    a quandry indeed...

    While I am not yet a 29er, I will be within a month or so hopefully. So I will attempt to relate...

    I currently have my Litespeed Obed converted via an ENO in the rear.

    I fear that as soon as I get my geared 29er, I am going to follow in the footsteps of many other 29ers and ditch all of my 26 gear.

    Then, I will be in your shoes. While I have not quite reached that point, my 26 SS may be as good as dead. Sad part is, that Obed has served me so extremely well for so very long (Four 24 hours of Snowshoe events, ~ Two 24 hours of Canaan events, and One Wilderness 101). It will be very difficult to sell. Maybe I won't sell it. Maybe it will become a fixture on a basement wall.

    At any rate, my current vision is to get a KM for a SS beater/trainer/etc.

    Then again, perhaps someday I will stop being a wuss (no offense to anyone), put a disc eno on the WaltWorks and go strictly SS. We'll see.

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    I think Ernesto hit it - buy the KM. Cheap to get into. Can do both geared and SS. Give you a taste of the 29 thing. You can always give it to one of us when you grow tired of it or upgrade.

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    You're a coloradan right? Hit up Walt or Wily and keep it close to home.

    Or buy a monkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey
    You're a coloradan right? Hit up Walt or Wily and keep it close to home.

    Or buy a monkey.

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    Yep. Go sublte bling(you've already got the Bling Bling in the Lenz) or go cheap. Either way you know you're gonna be happy.
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    jl, I think you already know what you really want, and in which stinkin' color! ;-)
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    Stay away from the Thudbuster.
    It takes a beautiful frame and build...then adds an erector set device that throws the whole thing off...
    Better yet...have Ernesto catch you a gnome, a smallish one...duct tape it to your saddle...I'd guess a few inches of usable travel.....and much better looking....

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    Get a monkey and ride it SS. I've had mine for about a month. Today I went for a quick after work ride and grabbed the blur. I now know why its been sitting. I'm completely sold on 29 now.

    Steve

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    Thats how I wound up with my 29er SS.

    Quote Originally Posted by jl
    What if? you purchased a new 29er FS...
    What if? you converted your 26er to a SS...
    What if? you converted SS cracked...
    What if? you craved a 29er SS...

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    I think I am going to get a Monkey before I sell all of my 26" rigs.

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    Sell the bouncy bike to finance the SS.
    When the going gets weird its bedtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    jl, I think you already know what you really want, and in which stinkin' color! ;-)
    That's why Cloxxki you are the Moderating Maestro!!!

    I give you a hint
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    More to follow as soon as I fix a leak in my house .
    We don't need more to be thankful for; we just need to be more thankful.

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    The Dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by jl
    What if? you purchased a new 29er FS...
    What if? you converted your 26er to a SS...
    What if? you converted SS cracked...
    What if? you craved a 29er SS...
    Okay everyone, here's was my dilemma (only a minor one). Should I ask for an upgrade and will they do it?.

    I had my 26er set up for SS. I rode it about a dozen times, but on the 3rd time offroad, misfortune struck.

    <img src ="https://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=43056&stc=1"/>

    I was planning on later selling this frame to help in purchasing a Waltworks or a Wily. I really liked the idea of having a simple 29er SS. I didn't know what the original manufacturer would do since it was suppose to be under warranty.

    I sent in my frame and they said they would fix it and send it back. I asked about a 29er SS, they said, we'll think about it and get back to you. Ugh...

    Well, the deal on the 'warranty-reduced' frame was too good. Here it is. My 'misfortune' a.k.a. blessing The best part is I got it in under a month

    <center>
    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/238595seatcollar.jpg"
    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/238595headtube.jpg"
    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/238595frame.jpg"
    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/238595headbadge.jpg"
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    Last year I bought that headbadge as a present for the "last bike I'll ever own." Makes me laugh just thinking about it....
    We don't need more to be thankful for; we just need to be more thankful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jl

    <img src ="http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=43056&stc=1"/>

    that new ride is mighty nice. dig the color. my only question is: are IF's prone to cracking on the chainstay? please put me in my place if i'm wrong, but it seems like i've seen or heard of at least a handful of IF's breaking in the same place over the last year or two. either way, i'm sure they've addressed whatever problem (if any) there was. they're good people, and they know their sh!t. enjoy the new bike, and be sure to post some pics of the final build.

    the_dude
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    I don't know if IF's are prone to cracking on the chainstay. Mine did, but I haven't heard of any others cracking. I do know they worked out an amiable solution with me, so I'm happy, and that's good.

    I'll let you know in 4 years if it is a problem again ...
    We don't need more to be thankful for; we just need to be more thankful.

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