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    Just bought this... CX bike on steroids?

    Found this on Ebay a few hours before the end of the auction and won it by about $3... Seems to be a wide-reared CX bike so hopefully I can build it into a 44mm tired epic bike with flat bars and bar ends. We have recently purchased a camp in the mountains and the trails, dirt roads, asphalt and climbs are simply unreal. A 'crosser would be too fragile for the trail portions, all of my mtbs are SS so they would suck on the roads and a road bike is out of the question. I was going to use my old KM frame but this may be a better alternative..
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    wow, this hurts more than it used to.

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    I forgot about that!

    I noticed that frame this last week and made a mental note to keep an eye on it, I forgot, congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinkcrazy
    I noticed that frame this last week and made a mental note to keep an eye on it, I forgot, congrats!
    Yea, I'm pretty stoked at the posibilities!!
    wow, this hurts more than it used to.

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    Just looking at it, it looks like it'll take a much larger tire than my cross bike. I'd bet you could get a fairly wide tire in there. I wonder if the new lightweight Kenda would fit? I've read that it's actually pretty narrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinkcrazy
    I noticed that frame this last week and made a mental note to keep an eye on it, I forgot, congrats!
    I forgot about it too, and didn't put it on my watch list. Oh well. Last thing I need is yet another frame...what'd it go for in the end?

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    just under $600 shipped.
    wow, this hurts more than it used to.

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    I have a simalar frame.

    It's a DEAN steel frame with super wide clearance out back and a reynolds straight blade fork with similarly huge gap. I had a local frame builder (Bernie Mikkelsen) add a chainstay brace and a proper brake hanger bridge which stiffened it up enough and cleaned up the rigging.

    I use it as a road bike mostly, but I have a super sturdy D/A wheel set with cross tires on it and I do use it on trails. The big tires are really fun on the roads and allow you to ride like tho hooligan you would have been inhigh school.

    I never really got the bug to take off on serious Singletrack on it. It's capable but not that fun. If It weren't for the brakes, I could easily run my 29er wheels in there, butprobably not with an Exiwolf. At least in back.....
    "Welcome to my underground lair...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by one1spede
    Just looking at it, it looks like it'll take a much larger tire than my cross bike. I'd bet you could get a fairly wide tire in there. I wonder if the new lightweight Kenda would fit? I've read that it's actually pretty narrow.
    I'm hoping for a 44
    wow, this hurts more than it used to.

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