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    RIG in Europe

    Finally arrived in the Netherlands, Europe (at least earlier than the US guys, hehe)
    No offroad rides yet, tomorow promising day. First real experience with the big wheels you're already loving ! Hopefully it's as fast as Klok promised me !

    Some pics:

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/showgallery....&ppuser=254713

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    Fow yo konveniense :


    Congrats, the first documented paying Rig owner on here!
    Klok - XC - Skate - Ski

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    Proof it's in Europe :

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    So what's the proof JG, you don't think they have brick in the U.S.? Put a hooker or a hash bar behind it and that will be proof.
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    LOL!

    What he said...

    Looks like a nice bike.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Next time you guys post, I'll demand an included fast food joint or all-destructive police car chase in the background ;-)

    I like this picture, a simple bike, in a place from one or 2 centuries earlier.


    Can't wait till I get my ride in, Hubert has already ridden my KM before.
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    Disc only?

    Question on the production Rig, is it disc only like the Paragon or does it have the V-bosses? I really like the clean look of the Paragon.

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    Alson V-bosses

    The frame has got V-bosses and studs.

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    Why is the headtube so short ?
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    The Rig Lives!

    glad to see that the Rig isn't vaporware afterall, lol!

    how tall are you, Hubert? and what size is the frame? i am trying to get an idea for myself (though i am leaning really hard towards a WaltWorks frame/rigid fork).

    go get dirty and enjoy!
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    20.100, I think the headtube on your XL KM is to the mm the same length :-)
    Perhaps it looks extra short due to the headset hubs so perfectly mathcing the stem and fork color?

    29" headtubes are often shorter than on similar 26" bikes to compensate for the ~31mm higher placed front axle and the ~30mm taller fork need to accomodate the 2.5" (no, not 3") bigger front wheel.
    While some will think taller handlebars are the main reason to go 29", so were already riding spacerless on their 26" bikes, and like to keep their front end low. To each his own. The taller (E)BB on the 2005 Fishers does make it easier to bring the bars relatively lower than before. On my pre-2005 bike I run a spacerless 90x-17, and with the new one I could get a very similar same fit with a 100mm x0.

    OneGearGuy, whether one the production frames on your shortlist will suit you, depends a lot on your body proportions and preferences. By ordering a Waltworks you always get a frame that is built for YOU, in YOUR fav color of course. I would never advise against that, especially with such an experienced 29" fitter/builder.
    Fisher are one extreme of the design differences between various hardtails, towards long toptubes and low seattubes. If your have really long legs and short arm, they might not work for you. Short legs and long arms, and a Fisher might be the only stock bike to ever fit properly.
    Hubert has the XL, which seems to fit most over 6'1-6'2 with short legs and over 6'3" with long legs. My freak of nature long legs barely fit the XL's seattube with a looong seatpost, and I'm 6'4".
    Klok - XC - Skate - Ski

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    Next time you guys post, I'll demand an included fast food joint or all-destructive police car chase in the background ;-)

    I like this picture, a simple bike, in a place from one or 2 centuries earlier.


    Can't wait till I get my ride in, Hubert has already ridden my KM before.
    Wow, it looks like a pretty tight squeeze under that Reba brake arch. I hope a Ritchey 2.35 will fit in there...

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    2 questions for anyone. Does the Reba have a lock-out on it and what is the total weight of the bike.

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    [QUOTE=Hubert]Finally arrived in the Netherlands, Europe (at least earlier than the US guys, hey
    can you do me a favor and look at the driveside rear dropout? is it a replaceable derailluer hanger with the hanger cut off? so you could replace it with a standard one? like on the cannondale 1fg?

    thanks!

    that's a sweet ride. i am in europe now, too. all the cars are so small. but i think on average the chicks are hotter. food is better for sure. i am in italy.
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    ... and if we just ... normal (non derailleur) hanger

    So you're not allowed to use gears one this bike !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubert
    So you're not allowed to use gears one this bike !
    oK, thanks. it's a sweet looking bike. one thing I have never quite fully understood is why they put chainstay proctectors on SS bikes... it's not just the RIG but others as well... at least yours is clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    Next time you guys post, I'll demand an included fast food joint or all-destructive police car chase in the background ;-)

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    There are more McDonald's per square kilometer in the EU than in the US. (France leads the World in McDonald's per sq-km, Germany is a close second and the Netherlands I think is in the top five.

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    How about hookers per 1000 heads?

    Isn't the EU also more crowded than the USA? We NEED more (Fast)food! :-)
    Klok - XC - Skate - Ski

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    How about hookers per 1000 heads?

    Isn't the EU also more crowded than the USA? We NEED more (Fast)food! :-)
    Yes there are more McDonald's per person in the US than in the EU. Just remember to use which ever stat better supports your stance of the moment.

    Wal-Mart's ten year plan is to have something like half the number of Wal Marts in the EU per sq-km as they do in the US. (Actually Wal-Mart does their spatial analysis based on traffic density and linear roadway miles but...)

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