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    Just put a deposit down on my new Strong 29'er SS!

    Just put a deposit down on my new Strong 29'er SS! I will take most of the parts from the Monkey, plus I'll add some more bling of course. Frame will be disc only and I'm wondering if I should go EBB or horizontal drops.

    Any thoughts? and anyone have some Strong porn to keep me going?

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    Ebb

    Quote Originally Posted by indigosky
    I'm wondering if I should go EBB or horizontal drops.

    Any thoughts?
    It's been a while since I've spec'd a new SS, but if it were me, I'd run an EBB with discs, and horizontal drops for Vs. Maybe there are new hubs and brake adapters out now which make the whole rotor/caliper alignment in horizontal drops thing easier, but an EBB is just so simple, and the with the new Bushnell EBBs out, the weight penalty is less now than before.

    How long til you get it?

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    Strong SS 29"er, 3 years now...

    here is a pic of when it was new. I now have Jones H-Bars. The wheels are DT 240s SS rear hub, regular front, DT TK rims, 32h. Strong is a great company - good folk there. My wife has a Strong CX.
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    EBB.
    EBB.
    EBB.

    Horizontal drops are worse than gears, almost. More of a pain all around.
    Ask donkey for input on bushnell or pinchbolt style EBB.
    There is not better way than EBB.
    Sliding dropout is close....just close..

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    maybe...

    6+ years of horizontal drop-out single speeds and no troubles, not to mention the 1980's on BMX bikes. But, if I were to do it all over again, I'd likely get a pinch bolt EBB, but just to be able to run disc brakes. I don't see enough of an advantage however to get a new bike (yet).

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    I like ebb and had 2 bikes w/horizontal drops

    I had a lot of trouble with slippage and the horizontal drops on my surly 1X1 and airborne Ti hag before I went to a custom waltworks with an ebb. I used chain tugs and (then) had trouble with getting the wheel in "just right". EBB has been good but not perfect either-it just *wants* to get grungy and seized in the bb shell (I have it all gooed up with antiseize)

    Now having said that those big muscular dudes on track bikes use horizontal drops so maybe I'm just the world's worst wrench. But I still like ebb a little better.

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    Steel?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA
    here is a pic of when it was new. I now have Jones H-Bars. The wheels are DT 240s SS rear hub, regular front, DT TK rims, 32h. Strong is a great company - good folk there. My wife has a Strong CX.
    I like the looks of your bike. Is it steel or scandium? I thought Carl used to build frames with scandium but I could be wrong.

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    Ebb

    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    EBB.
    EBB.
    EBB.

    Horizontal drops are worse than gears, almost. More of a pain all around.
    Especially if you want to go with disc brakes.

    There is not better way than EBB.[/QUOTE]
    I couldn't agree more.
    Spinning and Grinning...

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