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    This showcase can be yours...if the price is Rig!

    I brought it home yesterday and promptly set forth making it mine. I swapped the cranks for my 180mm XT's, the 18t cog for my 19t King Kog, and H-bars of course. Unfortunately I had to go right to work and haven't been able to ride it yet. I have time today to ride it, but it started raining this morning. Ride report will come as soon as a ride does.

    Edit: It appears I've forgotten to remove the reflectors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    I brought it home yesterday and promptly set forth making it mine. I swapped the cranks for my 180mm XT's, the 18t cog for my 19t King Kog, and H-bars of course. Unfortunately I had to go right to work and haven't been able to ride it yet. I have time today to ride it, but it started raining this morning. Ride report will come as soon as a ride does.

    Edit: It appears I've forgotten to remove the reflectors.
    wow, i'm jealous, where are you geographically located again?

    Not to open a seriously worn out topic, but what changes on the stem would typically be required for an H-bar conversion? Say i'm running a 110x0 now with a flat bar or a 1" riser?

    How does that King Kog integrate with that rear bonty SS cassette (exact cog and tooth count i'm using)...?? How about some closeups of that?

    Other initial impressions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    I brought it home yesterday and promptly set forth making it mine. I swapped the cranks for my 180mm XT's, the 18t cog for my 19t King Kog, and H-bars of course. Unfortunately I had to go right to work and haven't been able to ride it yet. I have time today to ride it, but it started raining this morning. Ride report will come as soon as a ride does.

    Edit: It appears I've forgotten to remove the reflectors.
    That's nice...made me drool all over my computer. Ditching the old crank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01

    Not to open a seriously worn out topic, but what changes on the stem would typically be required for an H-bar conversion? Say i'm running a 110x0 now with a flat bar or a 1" riser?
    I understood from MOTOMAN771 that you need to add about 20mm to your stem length.
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    Rock On Nat.

    It needs a bell ( Cowbell)
    Looks like a bike Van Halen would would endorse.
    Worth the wait, GF has the 29er market covered ....
    Can you ride tomorrow or friday, even around town ?
    I'm heading over to Webcyclery, my hubs came in yesterday !
    Time to get Todd to do his magic, I'll be SS 29'in with you soon...
    Jefe'

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01
    wow, i'm jealous, where are you geographically located again?

    Not to open a seriously worn out topic, but what changes on the stem would typically be required for an H-bar conversion? Say i'm running a 110x0 now with a flat bar or a 1" riser?

    How does that King Kog integrate with that rear bonty SS cassette (exact cog and tooth count i'm using)...?? How about some closeups of that?

    Other initial impressions?
    I went from a 110mm 5 deg Thomson w/ 1" risers to a 120mm 15 deg Thomson with the h-Bar. Perfect.

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    seriously now

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    I don't care what kind of rig it is"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01
    How does that King Kog integrate with that rear bonty SS cassette (exact cog and tooth count i'm using)...?? How about some closeups of that?
    I have the hub, not the bike. The hub will accept a KK with room to spare...looks like it could even take two flat steelies with a spacer inbetween(2sp = sin?). It's nice and quiet...made by Formula.

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    My H-Bar is on finally

    Quote Originally Posted by indigosky
    I went from a 110mm 5 deg Thomson w/ 1" risers to a 120mm 15 deg Thomson with the h-Bar. Perfect.
    I decided to keep the same 100mm 5 deg Thomson I was using with my flat bar, and am hoping (expecting) that will be good. I figure the two hand positions I'm most likely to use are on the flats for climbing, and at the tube junction on downhills and in technical sections so I can reach both the brakes and thumb shifters with ease. Either place doesn't set me much further back, and I'm good and stretched out already. I think a longer stem would put the flats too far out. Hopefully I can get out for my first ride on the bars today or tomorrow to know for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinsNeedles
    It needs a bell ( Cowbell)
    Looks like a bike Van Halen would would endorse.
    Worth the wait, GF has the 29er market covered ....
    Can you ride tomorrow or friday, even around town ?
    I'm heading over to Webcyclery, my hubs came in yesterday !
    Time to get Todd to do his magic, I'll be SS 29'in with you soon...
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    So far it looks as if I'm off all day tomorrow. Where should we ride? Smith?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01
    wow, i'm jealous, where are you geographically located again?

    Not to open a seriously worn out topic, but what changes on the stem would typically be required for an H-bar conversion? Say i'm running a 110x0 now with a flat bar or a 1" riser?

    How does that King Kog integrate with that rear bonty SS cassette (exact cog and tooth count i'm using)...?? How about some closeups of that?

    Other initial impressions?
    I live in Bend, OR.

    I bet a 130 x 10deg stem would put you into a similar position, but one thing I've found is that with the new hand position and on a singlespeed, I want my bars closer/higher than before so I can stand up straighter and deliver more power.

    King Kog slid right on. The cassette portion (I guess you'd call it) of the hub is threaded on the outside instead of inside as with Shimano. There's a lockring that screws down the cassette and holds the cog in place. I'm not sure if you can make it out in this pic, but it's the best focus I could get up close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super E
    Ditching the old crank?
    I just might. PM me about it if you'd like to make an offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01
    wow, i'm jealous, where are you geographically located again?

    Not to open a seriously worn out topic, but what changes on the stem would typically be required for an H-bar conversion? Say i'm running a 110x0 now with a flat bar or a 1" riser?

    How does that King Kog integrate with that rear bonty SS cassette (exact cog and tooth count i'm using)...?? How about some closeups of that?

    Other initial impressions?
    I went from a 120x5 with RaceFace riser bars to a 130x15 with the H-Bar on my KM. I wanted a shorter cockpit though. If you wanted it the same I would go with a 140x15

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    What size frame? It looks to be on the small side. 16" center to top?
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    Did you happen to weigh the bike ?

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    I went from a 120x5 and 11 bar (~110mm stem + 5 bar) to a 140x5 and H-Bar. Oh so nice! I thank the poers of Surly for the toptube on the Karate Monkey, without it I would be cramped (not be at all) with the H.

    Very hot bike Nat, grrreat upgrrrades!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    The cassette portion (I guess you'd call it) of the hub is threaded on the outside instead of inside as with Shimano. There's a lockring that screws down the cassette and holds the cog in place. I'm not sure if you can make it out in this pic, but it's the best focus I could get up close.
    Sounds (and looks) like another copy of On One's hub, aka Novatec, Woodman, Nashbar etc. etc..

    Nice bike by way, I want one, but can't justify Yet Another Bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark67
    "A new bike is one thing--but a bike on the counter!?!?--NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

    I don't care what kind of rig it is"

    --shark67's Wife
    Hoo whee, LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    What size frame? It looks to be on the small side. 16" center to top?
    It looks tiny, doesn't it?! It's actually the 17.5" size. although I haven't measured it myself. I usually ride an 18" or medium 26er frame. For comparison, my medium Blur and medium Quasimoto fit me well. The dimensions on this Rig feel right so far, but I perceive that I'm on a HUGE bike. It must be the bigger wheels hey?

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    Let's Roll.

    I'm down for a ride tomorrow (thurs) I'll ride where ever you want, it's your party
    The morning is better for me, not too early though...call me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corner_stuffed
    Did you happen to weigh the bike ?
    On our cheap bathroom scale it comes in at somewhere between 25 and 26 lbs. That's much heavier than I expected it to be. I noticed that the front tire/wheel felt very heavy (MUCH heavier than my 26" wheels) when I picked it up by itself. Hopefully it's the tires/tubes so I can cheaply lighten it up.

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    Very nice!

    Although, wait until you try to fit some water bottles in the cages. It is very tight in a medium sized frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinsNeedles
    I'm down for a ride tomorrow (thurs) I'll ride where ever you want, it's your party
    The morning is better for me, not too early though...call me.
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    Sounds good. I'll post on Oregon board for any other locals who want to go to how about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    It looks tiny, doesn't it?! It's actually the 17.5" size. although I haven't measured it myself. I usually ride an 18" or medium 26er frame. For comparison, my medium Blur and medium Quasimoto fit me well. The dimensions on this Rig feel right so far, but I perceive that I'm on a HUGE bike. It must be the bigger wheels hey?
    how tall are you? The tt is like an inch longer than the medium blur right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiMana
    how tall are you? The tt is like an inch longer than the medium blur right?
    I'm 5'10" on Monday but I decrease to about 5'9 1/2" by Friday. The TT is longer, bu you're suppsed to use a shorter stem as a part of the "Genesis Geometry."

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    Consider switching to a silver seatpost and stem --- they'd better match your appliances. Oh yeah, and a tan Brooks saddle to go with the cabinets.

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