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    My New, Freshly-built Commandante....

    Haven't touched it or seen it in person, but it looks like Larry did a beautiful job building her up. Weight is at 20.3 pounds. I've posted photos on the Ventana board, but figured I'd add to the fun over here.

    Feel the gin
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    Looks Nice!

    Very sharp bike. I really like white bikes for some reason. (I own an Inbred 29"er )


    Have fun on it, it should be a sweet ride.
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    Nice... very nice!

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    It's actually not altogether white....

    ....It's got a green clearcoat that no photo can do justice to, apparently.


    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    Very sharp bike. I really like white bikes for some reason. (I own an Inbred 29"er )


    Have fun on it, it should be a sweet ride.

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    Whew! She's a doozy!

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    Very nice! Love the green...

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    Beautiful bike, I have one too and love the ride, enjoy.

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    Nice

    But I guess the green WI chainring would have been too much Have fun.

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    I actually wanted one initially....

    ....but they stopped makin' em. Woulda been cool to see it on there for starters, but I think we got enough green already. Already had to start begging off when the subject of green skewers came up.


    Quote Originally Posted by slowrider
    But I guess the green WI chainring would have been too much Have fun.

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    Wow, that looks freaking SLICK! I bet you're chompin at the bit to get that thing in your hands.

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    Pretty bike. Looks light and fast. Got to love the Green I9's. Of course, Green & Orange are my two favorite colors. So, it's a given.

    They stopped making the Green WI chainrings? Too bad. Glad I got one when I did then.

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    Cool!

    Quote Originally Posted by el Turtlehead
    Haven't touched it or seen it in person, but it looks like Larry did a beautiful job building her up. Weight is at 20.3 pounds. I've posted photos on the Ventana board, but figured I'd add to the fun over here.

    Feel the gin
    Very, very nice!
    Excellent choice of rim, the Arch will be my next choice should I total the ZTR 355 29er rims...
    Billy.

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    wow, makes me want to get rid of the fs geared, and live a little simpler.

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    Sweet Bike! I'm considering going to all white frames on future builds . . .

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    So with the Arch rims....

    ...I can simply use the yellow tape and no rimstrip when running tubeless?

    And while I'm asking questions, Do I use a stay protector with an SS, or is there really no way for the chain to whack the stays?

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyMTB
    Very, very nice!
    Excellent choice of rim, the Arch will be my next choice should I total the ZTR 355 29er rims...
    Billy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Turtlehead
    Do I use a stay protector with an SS, or is there really no way for the chain to whack the stays?
    If you are hitting the stay with your chain, it is time to tighten it. It can happen, but is rare, and more likely in the beginning as the chain length sorts itself out.
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Good to know. Thanks.

    You have an EBB on your Ventana? Any issues to report? Or is that an old Toro in your Avitar?





    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    If you are hitting the stay with your chain, it is time to tighten it. It can happen, but is rare, and more likely in the beginning as the chain length sorts itself out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Turtlehead
    You have an EBB on your Ventana? Any issues to report? Or is that an old Toro in your Avitar?
    No issues with the EBB. If I get a creak, so far it has been from the stinking Truvative cranks coming loose.

    The bike is an El Comandante and is my favorite bike ever. Recently made it rigid, and man is it punishing and rewarding at the same time.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Larry weighed her at 20.3 lbs.....

    ....And that's with Time Pedals which I won't be using. I'm gonna assume it's a damn fast ride if a bit on the stiff side.



    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Speed
    Pretty bike. Looks light and fast. Got to love the Green I9's. Of course, Green & Orange are my two favorite colors. So, it's a given.

    They stopped making the Green WI chainrings? Too bad. Glad I got one when I did then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Turtlehead
    I'm gonna assume it's a damn fast ride if a bit on the stiff side.
    Oh yeah, it's fast and responsive. I ride it when I want to haul at all costs with maximum immersion in the experience.

    http://bikemusings.blogspot.com/2007/03/rigid-baby.html

    http://bikemusings.blogspot.com/2007...s-fastest.html

    http://bikemusings.blogspot.com/2007/03/i-am-speed.html
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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