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    Guess what the UPS truck brought...

    2004 Matt Chester Utilitiman (third from the last one built). I even skipped a race today just to build it up??!!

    Kinesis Maxlight fork (398mm)
    Jeff Jones Estes H-bar
    Chris King headset
    Race Face Turbine cranks 175mm/74-110 BCD
    39T Salsa front chainring
    SRAM PC-68 chain
    Race Face Taperlock BB 68/73x110mm
    Shimano PD-M959 pedals
    WTB speedmax wheels with Paul hubs
    Hutchinson Python AirLight front tire
    Conti Vertical Pro rear tire (both w/ Stan's)
    White Industries 17T ENO freewheel
    Shimano XT brake levers and XTR V-brakes / cables
    Thomson stem 120mm/15deg and seatpost 27.2mm/410mm
    Selle Italia SLR saddle
    Giant grips
    Blackburn Stainless Steel bottle cage

    Total weight - 19.0 lbs
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    39:17??!!

    nice lookin' bike, great specs but shoot, that's a tall gear!

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    That is ssswwweeeeeetttttt

    Great Bike, Enjoy

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    Cool looking bike. When I heard 39-17 I thought no way, Then I seen the licence plate "MICHIGAN"
    I know the highes hill in Michigan is 600ft. So your going to be riding FAST, Very cool. Bike on

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    I agree... SWEEEEEEEEETTT !!!!

    All the components Tied together very nicely......

    Happy days are here again for you.

    JS

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    Hey Skippy,

    You are too heavy for that fork! (P.S., mow Your lawn)

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    Sweet Ride

    I remember my first rides on my ute way back in 2001.........the ride is pure magic.......no hype....plain jane.....magic. She looks alot like her older sister pictured below. Happy trails with you new machine.
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    Very nice! But a little eerie. To wit:

    - I live in Michigan.
    - I have a Ute on order.
    - I am planning on stealing the wheels off my Bianchi to serve the Ute, at first.
    - I also serve Satan, I mean, am a Kevin McDonald fan.

    Oooh.

    Enjoy the ride..

    Jim

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    Welcome to the MC club! Just curious, how tall are you?

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    BeaUTEiful

    Very nice!

    Did it all turn out as well as you expected (the whole build). I know that I've oscillated on my MC choices over the months of waiting. That's a sweet-looking rig!

    I hope that the MC-carrying UPS guy will be visiting me soon, too!

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    Yup, the elevation here is roughly 700 ft, so that explains the stiff gearing.

    Aside from still messing with saddle position, the bike fits and rides quite nice. The Kinesis fork isn't as stiff as I expected - much smoother than the stock CroMo fork on my Cuss. And Jai (gearless) - I've lost 17 lbs since New Year's and still going...

    I'm 6'0", 32" inseam, and the Ute's standover is about 30". The long headtube (170mm) and top tube (600mm) make the bike look absolutely huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paqrat
    2004 Matt Chester Utilitiman (third from the last one built). I even skipped a race today just to build it up??!!

    Total weight - 19.0 lbs
    Nice build....kind of like mine! (see my thread a bit further down)

    The bike looks huge, but you are the same hight as me, I have a 'L' Ute from Sept 2000 and it looks tiny with the 18" c-t seat tube....kind of like the old '91 Kona's

    The Kinesis forks are pretty good, I have the longer sus-length ones and they ride real smooth for beer-can tubes

    I'm sure you'll love the ride of the bike, Matt really knows how to tune-in to your riding style and build the perfect bike!

    The only thing I would change on my Ute would be a longer headtube, mainly due to the 19mm stack height headset (Star, from EAI) I have in it!

    Later

    Alex
    "Put any one on one of these singlespeed bikes and they could not help but have fun"
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    Otis Guy talking about klunkers c1976

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    Lets see how she does at the Ole' Paul Bunyon races

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