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    Kent ERIKSEN frames

    You know who you are - PLEASE post yours here. The one stop thread for ERIKSEN frames.

    Here are a few shots of my frame I received today - will finish the build and final tweaking this week - follow-up photos to come.
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    head badge

    I have ordered a Kent Eriksen frame recently. I thought Kent had changed the head tube badge to a screw on type but it looks like a decal on your frame. Am I seeing things?

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    Yes - he offers a head badge too....

    Quote Originally Posted by stuss
    I have ordered a Kent Eriksen frame recently. I thought Kent had changed the head tube badge to a screw on type but it looks like a decal on your frame. Am I seeing things?
    but I went with the decal. Personal pref.
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    Here's my KE frame, #78.
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    nice

    Both of those frames look fantastic. Kent makes some sweet looking frames. Cant wait to get my Single Speed!!

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    ERIKSEN now built

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    So close to ordering a Eriksen 5" FS frame. Deciding between that and a Lenz Lunchbox.

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    Heres mine..
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    oooooooooo. aahhhh!
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    Thats Lite!

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    One more from KE

    Posted these pics a while back. Rolls like a dream.

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    super clean (as in suave) good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bituman
    Posted these pics a while back. Rolls like a dream.

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    this is AWESOME! i would love that bike, apart from the forks................

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    #241 here. Had it built as a single speed with sliders, but had some extra hose guides tacked on the seatstay to run a continous cable housing for a 1x9, (have yet to do). It has a 2" down tube that makes it stiffer than Ron Jeremy so it'll mash up technical hills like a race horse behind a glue truck. Couldn't have chosen a better builder.

    Hey Hardtail29er, glad to see you got your frame. The decals look really good. I was teetering on the black myself.












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    How did I miss this?

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    a dirty one, sorry for this

    polished xt cranks, rasta i9 wheels, custom red r1 brakes and some other goodies. still need some masterpiece seatback post and ti bars.
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    My baby

    Kent Eriksen frame number 378. Had it since September now and its all i ever wanted. As far as i'm aware its the only BB30 specific frame he's built. Some absolutely stunning machines in this thread but naturally i would think that
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    Hello! First off, VERY gorgeous frames you got there guys! I don't think anyone has nicer welds than a KE frame. I'm currently contemplating on joining the Kent club but I just want to ask first how tough is the finish on his frame? I heard a satin finish on a titanium frame is a scratch magnet. How true is this? If you do scratch it is it easy to buff out yourself? I really hope to hear from you guys! I'm having fitted later this afternoon in a local Kent Eriksen dealer here and I just can't stop dreaming about getting my hands on a KE frame soon. Thanks guys!

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    nothing to worry about. the satin finish is plenty robust and once you got it used up have it refurbished. if i remember correctly, kent will charge you $150 or so and it looks new again. mine is 3 years old and no reason to have it refurbished yet.

    kent is a great guy and i am sure you will love your bike.
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    Thanks cook! I stay overseas that's why having it refurbished every now and then won't be pretty easy. I'm glad that it's not as scratch prone as what I've heard. I plan to keep my KE frame forever and maybe pass it on to my kids. His frames are simply works of art in motion!

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    Second that, no problem with the finish on mine either plus i hope not to need it refurbed as i'm in the UK

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    Thanks haggis. That's my concern too since I live on the other side of the globe (PI). Just had my measurements taken for my frame! Just waiting for the CAD drawing. I sure can't wait to get my hands on my own KE frame!

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    sick frames!
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    my baby.

    This is my Eriksen frame number 242. In geared and single speed set up. I cant wait to get my second one. Black Sheep fork 490 ac and 47mm rake 20mm through axle.
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    Cocheese, bituman, and 251 are the decals on your frames the color Pewter option? I like it but I'm also interested in the "Spray Mask" option but I want to know first how it exactly looks like and what are the advantages over an ordinary decal. Does anyone have this on their bike? I hope someone can post a close up shot. Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    Cocheese, bituman, and 251 are the decals on your frames the color Pewter option? I like it but I'm also interested in the "Spray Mask" option but I want to know first how it exactly looks like and what are the advantages over an ordinary decal. Does anyone have this on their bike? I hope someone can post a close up shot. Thanks guys.
    Yep, it's pewter.

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    #557 steel fork 29er 2x9 gripshift with ztr hubs/arch rims
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    Quote Originally Posted by HardTail29er
    You know who you are - PLEASE post yours here. The one stop thread for ERIKSEN frames.

    Here are a few shots of my frame I received today - will finish the build and final tweaking this week - follow-up photos to come.
    lame you just got a sticker not a head badge

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgeeriksenrider
    lame you just got a sticker not a head badge
    Lol. At least he knows how to spell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikecrazy55
    Lol. At least he knows how to spell.
    shut up chris i did it so fast you and todd put me underso much pressure

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgeeriksenrider
    #557 steel fork 29er 2x9 gripshift with ztr hubs/arch rims

    Dude, I would say that you are so badass for owning such a sweet bike. But then I noticed your retarded username..........ridgeeriksenrider? WTF is that supposed to mean?!?!? you must be a big loser and you probably have a face full of zits

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    just like how much pressure i put you on when i whoop up on you racin'
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    Okay before anyone comments on it. I realize that the brake lines are way too long on the green one. I literally built it up today and wanted to get out and get pictures before the sun went down.
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    yup!

    Just got my order in the line-up! 29'er HT, Sweetpost and some Kent bent Ti bars. 8 weeks feels like a long time at this point, but hell, there is powder to be skied and riding season around here will not come for another 3 months if we are lucky. All frames posted are beautiful. I will let y'all know how things come out._____'Hoss

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhoss
    Just got my order in the line-up! 29'er HT, Sweetpost and some Kent bent Ti bars. 8 weeks feels like a long time at this point, but hell, there is powder to be skied and riding season around here will not come for another 3 months if we are lucky. All frames posted are beautiful. I will let y'all know how things come out._____'Hoss

    I'm glad you decided to join us WheelHoss. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    The more the better I think in this case?

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    Hello guys! I might get my hands on my very own KE frame by the end of this month! I'm currently getting the parts I need for it. I'm going to build it up as a weight weenie wonder machine. Forgive the ignorance but what kind of headset would I need for it? A a-head set or can I use a semi-integrated one? Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    Hello guys! I might get my hands on my very own KE frame by the end of this month! I'm currently getting the parts I need for it. I'm going to build it up as a weight weenie wonder machine. Forgive the ignorance but what kind of headset would I need for it? A a-head set or can I use a semi-integrated one? Thanks guys!

    Did you specify with Kent about what you wanted to use? He will pretty much build your frame around any parts you want to use. Personally, and I think I speak for 90% of Eriksen owners, I think nothing pairs better with an Eriksen than a Chris King headset. They look nice and are smoooooove. I'm sure there is something lighter for you weight weenies. But that gets my voice. And if you're really nice, you can probably buy it with the frame and have it pressed in right away. That's what I did so I wouldn't need to take it to a shop for anything during my build up

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    Thanks 3fast3furious! I didn't really tell him what headset to use. So I'm assuming he'll use the regular aheadset type for it. I guess I'll go for that. I was just kinda hoping I could use a semi-integrated one so it would be lighter. You've got one very sweet bike there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious
    Did you specify with Kent about what you wanted to use? He will pretty much build your frame around any parts you want to use. Personally, and I think I speak for 90% of Eriksen owners, I think nothing pairs better with an Eriksen than a Chris King headset. They look nice and are smoooooove. I'm sure there is something lighter for you weight weenies. But that gets my voice. And if you're really nice, you can probably buy it with the frame and have it pressed in right away. That's what I did so I wouldn't need to take it to a shop for anything during my build up
    However, Kent just got the what he needs to do the tooling for a tapered headtube. So personally, if you don't have a fork yet, i would say go for it and get an integrated headset with a tapered fork. That would be some sick shlt! And post pics! And Chris king makes an inset if you are heart set on the brand, but cane creek also makes an excellent integrated headset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikecrazy55
    However, Kent just got the what he needs to do the tooling for a tapered headtube. So personally, if you don't have a fork yet, i would say go for it and get an integrated headset with a tapered fork. That would be some sick shlt! And post pics! And Chris king makes an inset if you are heart set on the brand, but cane creek also makes an excellent integrated headset.

    I would have told him that info too mtnbikecrazy55, but I figured it was a bit too late. He said he would be getting it by the end of the month. You and I both know that his frame is too far along to change the headtube at this point. He might have his frame in the same batch as yours DAWG. You guys will have to compare serial numbers when you get your frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious
    I would have told him that info too mtnbikecrazy55, but I figured it was a bit too late. He said he would be getting it by the end of the month. You and I both know that his frame is too far along to change the headtube at this point. He might have his frame in the same batch as yours DAWG. You guys will have to compare serial numbers when you get your frames.
    But not really, it's a small change.... Kent offered it to me a couple weeks ago......
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikecrazy55
    But not really, it's a small change.... Kent offered it to me a couple weeks ago......
    A couple of weeks ago your frame was a pile of tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious
    A couple of weeks ago your frame was a pile of tubes.
    Probably still is, I doubt he's put it in the jig yet. Once it's in the jig it's damn near done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikecrazy55
    Probably still is, I doubt he's put it in the jig yet. Once it's in the jig it's damn near done.

    False. He does them in batches. So he jigs it up to get the tubes butted right. then they get welded, like 5 at a time. Then they get the braize ons. Then they have to get bead blasted. Then they have to get Decals and stuff. You got a lot of steps left

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    Todd.. Stop talking. When greg and i were at his shop, he put one in the jig, and while doing so, said "now it's quick from here on out"

    DAWWGGGG
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    My frame will be enjoying the tapered headtube. Wondering if it is normal to have dreams of my frame at night....This is a sick and twisted process, 8 weeks feels like an eternity. And I probably won't even really ride the thing until mid-May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhoss
    My frame will be enjoying the tapered headtube. Wondering if it is normal to have dreams of my frame at night....This is a sick and twisted process, 8 weeks feels like an eternity. And I probably won't even really ride the thing until mid-May.
    Nice choice! Post pics when you get it!

    P.s 3furious, turns out it WASANT too late! Ha!
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    I'm just waiting for my frame to get here by the end of the month so its too late for me know to change the headtube. Sorry for being a bit OT but I was just wondering if a semi-integrated headset would work on a frame that was made for an ordinary a-headset frame such a KE frame?

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    No, you Can't use an intergrated headset with a non tapered head tube. Basiy, the benifiet is that you can get tge stack height lower, without having to use a stem with as Much drop. I was going to go for it, but I already had my fork and diddnt feel like messing around finding one with a tapered steerer instead.
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    @Wheelhoss Congrats on being the lucky first guy to get the KE tapered headtube. And yes the dreams are here to stay. Even after you get the bike you still dream about it.

    Also just an FYI mtnbikecrazy55 and I are good friends. So the banter between us was just in good fun. Bottom line is Kent Eriksen is the man!!! Enjoy your rolling art everyone

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    Haha, good friends, eh? :-P
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikecrazy55
    Haha, good friends, eh? :-P

    don't make me come down to that coffee shop and smack the iPad outta your hands!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikecrazy55
    No, you Can't use an intergrated headset with a non tapered head tube. Basiy, the benifiet is that you can get tge stack height lower, without having to use a stem with as Much drop. I was going to go for it, but I already had my fork and diddnt feel like messing around finding one with a tapered steerer instead.
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    [QUOTE=3fast3furious]don't make me come down to that coffee shop and smack the iPad outta your hands!!!

    LOL

    Of course Kent now does tapered head tubes cause I have this Big ass 1.5 headtube on my new one...
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    [QUOTE=njbiker66]
    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious
    don't make me come down to that coffee shop and smack the iPad outta your hands!!!

    LOL

    Of course Kent now does tapered head tubes cause I have this Big ass 1.5 headtube on my new one...

    That's a pretty sweet lookin ride Tommy Boy. I'm not trying to argue(cuz I think we're all friends here) but for the record the original dispute of the conversation was not whether or not it could be done, but rather if it could be done in time. The first guy that brought it up said he was getting his at the end of the month which means that it is probably past that point in the design to include a tapered head tube. And tapered tubing is different that the oversized that you have. Kent has been doing oversized for years. In fact, his own bike has a Lefty on it. But he just recently got the equipment to make the tapered tube. Happy trails

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    [QUOTE=3fast3furious]
    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66


    That's a pretty sweet lookin ride Tommy Boy. I'm not trying to argue(cuz I think we're all friends here) but for the record the original dispute of the conversation was not whether or not it could be done, but rather if it could be done in time. The first guy that brought it up said he was getting his at the end of the month which means that it is probably past that point in the design to include a tapered head tube. And tapered tubing is different that the oversized that you have. Kent has been doing oversized for years. In fact, his own bike has a Lefty on it. But he just recently got the equipment to make the tapered tube. Happy trails
    I hope we are all friends here to...,but any way This is my second Eriksen I got about 2 months ago give or take a few weeks. Its just funny that they now are doing tapered after I got mine with a 1.5. Its just my luck is all I'm saying.

    I will post updated build specs and pictures this weekend.

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    [QUOTE=njbiker66]
    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious

    I hope we are all friends here to...,but any way This is my second Eriksen I got about 2 months ago give or take a few weeks. Its just funny that they now are doing tapered after I got mine with a 1.5. Its just my luck is all I'm saying.

    I will post updated build specs and pictures this weekend.
    What was your first Eriksen? Was it road or a different mtb? I know that when I got mine, my brain started designing the next one. I can't decide if I want a KE road bike (as I don't do a lot of road riding) or if I want to go all out on a fat bike. Winters are long in Wisconsin and I'm dying for a snow bike. Can't wait to see the rest of your build. Are you going Lefty?

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    My first one is a 29er Frame number 242. I had kent build it for the Maverick Duc 32 and with an ebb for a single speed option as well. I loved the bike the minute I rode as a geared bike. So as time went on I build up a Van dessel single speed and started riding that more them my Eriksen. So I said F it and just converted my Eriksen to a single speed. I then had Black sheep build me a custom Ti fork 20mm axle, 495ac which is my sag height on the Maverick fork from 520ac. After riding the Ti fork for a few months I did not like the flexyness. So I had Scott Quiring Cycles build me a new Steel fork. Mean while I had my Titus FCR exo grid road bike that just sat in my loft and I maybe put about 500-1,000 miles a year on it. I started to think that I should just part the bike out and buy another Ti 29er. So I ordered up another Eriksen Frame to be a geared bike only Frame #554. Its once again build for the maverick fork but I could run a tapered fork or a lefty fork if the axle to crown is close enough for me. Ti is forever I keep being told so with 1.5 head tube I can run just about any for combo now and the future. Both of the bikes are 70 degree head tubes. I have really two bikes left in the dream build list its a Ti 29er FS bike and a Ti commuter style bike belt drive internal geared hub.

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    wow dude, you're all over it. That's a small fortune you have in bikes (or large fortune for some). I think my Erkisen was in the same batch as your new one. I have #560 and my friend has #557

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious
    wow dude, you're all over it. That's a small fortune you have in bikes (or large fortune for some). I think my Erkisen was in the same batch as your new one. I have #560 and my friend has #557
    Yup all over it you could say. I love bicycles and riding bicycles since I was 14. I have a good job doing commercial heating and air conditioning. lots of over time pays for my cycling habits.

    I would have to say we have frames from the same batch.

    How do you like the 2x10 setup?

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    [QUOTE=3fast3furious]@Wheelhoss Congrats on being the lucky first guy to get the KE tapered headtube. And yes the dreams are here to stay. Even after you get the bike you still dream about it.

    Yeah, I figured you guys were buddies, very similar to the conversation I would have with my buds.

    I got into the Park City Point to Point, so now I am guaranteed to spend lots o time on the KE this summer doing long rides in the hills. For now, I guess powder skiing and walking uphill work just fine. Cheers boys, you have sweet bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66
    Yup all over it you could say. I love bicycles and riding bicycles since I was 14. I have a good job doing commercial heating and air conditioning. lots of over time pays for my cycling habits.

    I would have to say we have frames from the same batch.

    How do you like the 2x10 setup?

    So far, I'm diggin the 2x10. It's less thinking which makes it less cumbersome. And it's lighter. It's also my first 29er and I am LOVING that so far.

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    Guys, in a few days I'll be getting my hands on my very own KE frame! Just wondering, what do I need to expect from it aside from a drop-dead-gorgeous frame? Would it come in a box? Manuals? Free stuffs? Certificate of authenticity or something? Thanks guys and hope to hear from you soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    Guys, in a few days I'll be getting my hands on my very own KE frame! Just wondering, what do I need to expect from it aside from a drop-dead-gorgeous frame? Would it come in a box? Manuals? Free stuffs? Certificate of authenticity or something? Thanks guys and hope to hear from you soon!

    Nope, none of that....aside from the drop dead gorgeous frame of course. You'll probably get a box. I agree though, they should throw in something cool. Like maybe a drool rag

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    I saw some1 had some eriksen ti handlebars. does anyone know how much they cost please as I cant see any on the website?

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    Looking at the welds on these gorgeous frames they look so much better than say Lynskey et al. I last spoke to Kent about 4/5 years ago about the possibility of building me a 69r, however I may start talks regarding a SS 29R at some point fairly soon, in the mean time I look forward to seeing your bikes on these pages!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious
    Nope, none of that....aside from the drop dead gorgeous frame of course. You'll probably get a box. I agree though, they should throw in something cool. Like maybe a drool rag
    Really? Aside from the frame/art it would've been nice if they threw in some freebies like a cap or at least an extra sticker frame set. Oh well...can't wait to drool over my own KE frame soon! Hmmm...maybe I can ask Kent to sign the frame for me or something then I'll put some protective tape over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    I saw some1 had some eriksen ti handlebars. does anyone know how much they cost please as I cant see any on the website?

    A guy on my team got those. I think they were in the 100-200 dollar range. Down side is that you have to shim them to fit into most stems and they are not super light. But they do look totally sweet. I know a few other guys on the team are probably gonna get them(we have a Kent Eriksen team)

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    That's must be an awesome sight to see 3fast3furious! A team of KE bikes! Pics or it didn't happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    That's must be an awesome sight to see 3fast3furious! A team of KE bikes! Pics or it didn't happen!
    o it happened

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    drool rag!!! more like drool towel

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    Hey 3fast3furious, If you are thinking of a second one it wont stop there. I'm still thinking of more,but the wife will kill me as she wants a bigger place to live. I think an Eriksen snow bike would be great build!!! What would you do for a fork? or should i ask who's fork would you use?

    I will get mine posted soon I hope but i lost my camera charger for the 3rd time.

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    Kent is going to bend up some bars for my frame. He told me they were about $125. I agree, they look pretty sweet

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    Wheelhoss: You will love his bars especially if you ride ridged. They are simple, but sweet.

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    Are they risers or flat bars?

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    The frame is a hardtail 29er and I am 5'7", so the bars are flat, I like a low cockpit, with an 8 degree sweep. No risers under the stem. Not a rigid set-up, 80mm Reba.

    Maybe a dumb question: I know the bars are a slightly smaller diameter, is there any issue fitting standard grips and bar-ends on there?

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    I have had no issues with mounting any thing to the bars what so ever. I use ODI lock on grips with Cane Creek bar ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66
    Hey 3fast3furious, If you are thinking of a second one it wont stop there. I'm still thinking of more,but the wife will kill me as she wants a bigger place to live. I think an Eriksen snow bike would be great build!!! What would you do for a fork? or should i ask who's fork would you use?

    I will get mine posted soon I hope but i lost my camera charger for the 3rd time.
    I would probably just do a Surly fork. Simple and available

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    Snow Bike

    I took pictures of this bike last year at NAHBS. I know its not an Eriksen, but it would be sweeter if it was!
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    At NAHBS in Austin, Kent had several bikes using a 44 headtube. Chris King had a headset that would allow use of a tapered steerer with the 44 headtube. Interestingly enough, King did not have any at their booth.
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    Eriksen won the 2011 NAHBS best tandem.
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    I got my first Eriksen last year. Here is my geared 29er. Frame has 2" down tube and 1" chain stays. Bike has some miles and dirt on it now.

    Note the clean welds

    Kent removed some metal from the top of the lockout knob/lever so that the knob would clear the down tube with ample room.

    The Eriksen seat post is a great design and adds comfort.


    I picked up my new Eriksen from Kent this weekend. I had him build a single speed EBB with the same geometry but using the 44 headtube. Kent reams the bottom bracket shell to ensure concentricity and also knurls the inside so that the EBB insert doesn't slip. This frame has a 1.75" down tube.

    Installed is the Cane Creek 110 headset that allows use of a tapered steerer with a 44 head tube. This frame was displayed at the Eriksen booth at the NAHBS.

    Just waiting for a set of Joe Young DT Swiss wheels.
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    WOW NICE

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    Nice bike Saw! Not bad for a 1st post! Welcome! I was told that my frame was displayed in the NAHBS too. Anyone has pics from the show?

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    Hey sawhornsoff, Nice builds!! Its just proof in the pudding that once you have one you will want another!!

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    morrisgarages,

    I have some pics from the show and from Eriksen's booth. Which bikes is yours? I'll search through the pics.

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    If you could post some of those pics I would love to see them. Doubt my frame is/was far enough along to be there. Just want to see pics to enhance the drool factor I have going right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhoss
    The frame is a hardtail 29er and I am 5'7", so the bars are flat, I like a low cockpit, with an 8 degree sweep. No risers under the stem. Not a rigid set-up, 80mm Reba.

    Maybe a dumb question: I know the bars are a slightly smaller diameter, is there any issue fitting standard grips and bar-ends on there?

    The ends of the bars are the same diameter as any other set of bars. They just don't taper to a fatter bar in the middle like most bars. They are the same diameter the whole way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    That's must be an awesome sight to see 3fast3furious! A team of KE bikes! Pics or it didn't happen!

    Here is our team's blog http://eriksencycles.blogspot.com There are some pics above of the new kits that we are waiting for. This is a new team so we don't have a lot of media yet about racing and such. All of us came from different teams from past seasons. It should be a fun summer. I know Kent and Katie are excited to have some more exposure in the racing world. Tell me what you think of the kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawhornsoff
    morrisgarages,

    I have some pics from the show and from Eriksen's booth. Which bikes is yours? I'll search through the pics.
    Mine's the one with the Yeti ASR rear. If its not on your pics it would still be really cool if you could post pics of KE during the NAHBS. Thanks!

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    Yes, post pics of the bikes at the show!! The more the better! Were all picture whores here!!!
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    morrisgarages,

    Your frame may be in the corner of these pics.



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    Here is some more bike porn from 2011 NAHBS:

    This Eriksen was at the booth across from Kent's. It is the first belt drive he has put together. Bike is built with a Lefty and Rohloff hub. Check out the custom fabricated seat stay joint to allow the belt to slide through.

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    Here is Kent and Katie's tandem that won best tandem:


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    For the cyclocross guys:



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    Oohh, that makes me want my orAnge one even moreeee
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    Great pics sawhornsoff! That frame in the corner with the asr rear could be it. I initially ordered it with the spray mask option then had it change to pewter. That one in the corner has the spray mask I think. There's a tag attached in the rear of the frame. I tried zooming it in but couldn't make it out. Maybe from your camera you can see it. Thank you so much again for the pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikecrazy55
    Yes, post pics of the bikes at the show!! The more the better! Were all picture whores here!!!

    You just wanted to see if they took yours to the show. I didn't see it. But those I9s looked pretty sweet on the orange one. Don't care too much for the lefty though. Yours will look nicer

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    This will be my next 29er!! I just need to figure out a way to hide it from my wife!!
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    The frame in the corner of the picture is mine at last! I guess they didn't get my email about me changing the logos to just pewter decals but I'm glad they didn't and went with my original order of spray mask. Can't wait to build her up!




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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    The frame in the corner of the picture is mine at last! I guess they didn't get my email about me changing the logos to just pewter decals but I'm glad they didn't and went with my original order of spray mask. Can't wait to build her up!
    It looks beautiful man. cant wait to see the finished build

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    Thanks 3fast3furious! It was well worth the wait! Most of the parts from this will go to the Kent frame. Its going to be a bit heavier but it sure is going to be a lot prettier!



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    Beautiful frame. The mask logo really looks sharp.

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    Frame on a scale. Not bad.


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    Morris, what size seat tube is that? 30.9 dia seat post?

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    Yup. 30.9

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    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66
    This will be my next 29er!! I just need to figure out a way to hide it from my wife!!
    Thing is - that might be a 650b bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Thing is - that might be a 650b bike.
    Kent will have to confirm on that one. But I'm pretty sure its a 29er. A 650b would have more clearance on that fork, unless they started making a 650b Rockshox that I'm not aware of

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    Hello again guys. I'm OCing over my new KE frame and notice something with the welds on the headtube. Its like little irregular lines or "cracks", if you wish over the welds. Here's a pic of it and an arrow pointing at what I mean. WTH is that?? Does your frames have this similar lines/cracks on the welds if you look closely at it? I know it maybe nothing but I was hoping I'd get the legendary flawless welds of a KE frame. Or is this normal?

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    wow, the frame may explode. if not, you should paint it asap, so nobody can see this flaw ...

    have you checked with kent? posting this first in the forum is kinda silly. you are buying a custom frame from one of the best builders, so you should have some communication going. why asking us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    Hello again guys. I'm OCing over my new KE frame and notice something with the welds on the headtube. Its like little irregular lines or "cracks", if you wish over the welds. Here's a pic of it and an arrow pointing at what I mean. WTH is that?? Does your frames have this similar lines/cracks on the welds if you look closely at it? I know it maybe nothing but I was hoping I'd get the legendary flawless welds of a KE frame. Or is this normal?
    It's nothing to worry about. They are all like that. I think that is just the effect that the bead blasting has on the welds. Kent has built thousands of frames and he is incredibly particular on his quality assurance. I dont think he'll start letting substandard frames get out now with his name on them

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    I sent Katie an email about it already but since its a weekend I don't think they'd get back to me till monday. I'm sure you guys would understand that I'd like to find out now if this is normal or not on a KE frame. I did notice from some of the pictures posted here that they have barely noticeable "lines" too on the welds. I hope you guys can post close up photos of these "lines" on the welds if it really is normal or common on a Kent frame. Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    I sent Katie an email about it already but since its a weekend I don't think they'd get back to me till monday. I'm sure you guys would understand that I'd like to find out now if this is normal or not on a KE frame. I did notice from some of the pictures posted here that they have barely noticeable "lines" too on the welds. I hope you guys can post close up photos of these "lines" on the welds if it really is normal or common on a Kent frame. Thanks guys.

    I have a simple solution. Switch to a camera that is not so nice. Your ultra high resolution is noticing details that you need not worry about. Kent has never had a frame broken yet, so I'm pretty sure you're good. Your close ups look exactly like my frame up close.

    And PS- I have 6 other friends with Eriksen's, they all look like that.

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    Hmm. Shoot him an email of that pic? I think it is probably the bead blasting as well, but it never hurts to ask?
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    Nothin a little dirt can't fix, eh??
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    I just looked at both of mine they both have something like that on it. Its probably from when they media blast the frame. I would not worry about it. The worst that could happen is that the head tube breaks off and kills you, but I really don't think it will happen.

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    Thanks guys! 3fast, I'm just using my phone's camera. When I took a picture of it again though I couldn't make it appear as obvious on my phone again. I guess the lighting and angle was perfect for the "lines" to appear when I took that picture. Well, knowing that Kent has never had a broken frame yet will make me sleep better at night now. mtnbikecrazy55, I already sent them an email of that picture. Will probably get a response within the week. If you guys want, I'll make a post on what they say about it. Thanks again guys.

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    ^^^Looks like it might be "alpha case".
    http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Av...tion-Final.pdf
    whatever...

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    That's very interesting steadite! I think it is an "alpha case" and since it happens whenever Ti is welded in a non vacuum environment, I bet all KE frames or other Ti bikes has this too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    Thanks guys! 3fast, I'm just using my phone's camera. When I took a picture of it again though I couldn't make it appear as obvious on my phone again. I guess the lighting and angle was perfect for the "lines" to appear when I took that picture. Well, knowing that Kent has never had a broken frame yet will make me sleep better at night now. mtnbikecrazy55, I already sent them an email of that picture. Will probably get a response within the week. If you guys want, I'll make a post on what they say about it. Thanks again guys.
    WOW that's a pretty good camera for a phone. I can't even get pics that nice on my camera......and that's its only job!!! And PS you don't need to listen to anything that mtnbikecrazy55 says. He's doesn't even have an Eriksen.......yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious
    WOW that's a pretty good camera for a phone. I can't even get pics that nice on my camera......and that's its only job!!! And PS you don't need to listen to anything that mtnbikecrazy55 says. He's doesn't even have an Eriksen.......yet.
    It looks like this other guy on the Moots forum used the same high resolution camera phone to take some pics of his new Moots and it shows the same "cracks" as the Eriksen which I'm pretty sure is from the bead blasted finish also.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...&postcount=136

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    Hardguy, you're right that's what I'm talking about! The small rough lines on top of the welds itself. 3fast3furious, you REALLY have to take a nice picture of all the 6 Kent bikes that you and your friends have when you guys get together then post it here please! I've never even seen 2 Kent bikes in the wild together! Are they all mountain bikes? If you take a nice picture of all 6 bikes I'll make sure it'll be on my computer as a wallpaper. PS. borrow someone else's camera though. Anyone else here has a Kent with the ASR rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    Hardguy, you're right that's what I'm talking about! The small rough lines on top of the welds itself. 3fast3furious, you REALLY have to take a nice picture of all the 6 Kent bikes that you and your friends have when you guys get together then post it here please! I've never even seen 2 Kent bikes in the wild together! Are they all mountain bikes? If you take a nice picture of all 6 bikes I'll make sure it'll be on my computer as a wallpaper. PS. borrow someone else's camera though. Anyone else here has a Kent with the ASR rear?
    I'll have my gf get a picture, she's got a biznatchin Nikon SLR that does wonders!

    If you're ever are in steamboat, stop in his shop! It's amazing to see the whole process on the frames that were on the wall, from being mitered, to being put in the jig, welded, blasted, etc etc, decaled. It's just sweet to see a frame in each step, all at the same time.

    When I went, I thought there was no way in hell I could afford it, but the visit sealed the deal and I made it happen :-D

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    Looking forward to that build log mtnbikecrazy55! And those photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    Looking forward to that build log mtnbikecrazy55! And those photos!

    Yeah, so mtnbikecrazy55 is one of the 6 other friends. We will all get together for the first race in May. So we'll make sure to get a good pic of them all. We actually have a Kent Eriksen team. Here is our blog http://eriksencycles.blogspot.com/ More info and pics coming soon

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    Hello again guys! I've been very busy the past few weeks and I only got to build up my baby and ride her today. I have another question for you guys though if you don't mind, am I still suppose to run spacers under my stem? I gave Kent all the components that I was going to use on my bike and he got my measurements so I was thinking that putting a spacer under my stem would kinda defeat the purpose of a custom made frame right? I'm running with now with no spacers between the stem and headset but only because me steerer tube is too short but what do you guys think? Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    Hello again guys! I've been very busy the past few weeks and I only got to build up my baby and ride her today. I have another question for you guys though if you don't mind, am I still suppose to run spacers under my stem? I gave Kent all the components that I was going to use on my bike and he got my measurements so I was thinking that putting a spacer under my stem would kinda defeat the purpose of a custom made frame right? I'm running with now with no spacers between the stem and headset but only because me steerer tube is too short but what do you guys think? Thanks again!

    It should be set up pretty much that you don't need spacers. But sometimes they look nice. Mine only hase one spacer but its on top of the stem. Its there purely for asthetic reasons. But I know a few other guys in my crew have some custom Ti spacer that Kent machined for them. They are pretty much nicer looking than any spacers I have ever seen before. Maybe get a set of those to complete your custom look if your sizing requires them. AND GET US SOME PICS MORRIS!!!!!

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    Accucally, yes, you need one. It can be really really thin, but it is important so your stem sits right and have equal pressure on the headset bearings.

    And I'm with 3fast, get some damn pics up!
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    Thanks guys! I also sent an email to Kent about this so I'll be waiting on what he has to say about this. I'm asking foremost for safety reasons since I'm using a fork with a carbon steerer tube. I do have a small spacer type of carbon thingy from Tune on top of the stem. Its a top cap that curves a bit down by 2mm so it acts as a 2mm spacer too. I'm waiting for my all black Formula R1 breakset (I'm using the regular one with red bolts) and my Mcfk all carbon (I'm using a white one) saddle before I take pictures of my ride and show it to you guys and get a final build weight as well. I promise I'll post them up as soon as I have pics! Been visiting your Team KE blog 3fast and I would also like to request you to post more pics of KE bikes in action!

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    All Black Formula R1 Brakes

    I'm waiting for my all black Formula R1 breakset
    Did you snag that set off eBay recently? I'm in the queue for a KE frame too, and was planning on the Super Batman R1 brakes for my build, but the set on auction I was watching dissappeared last week, and has not been replaced. I need to decide whether to wait and hope for another one, or go the standard route with the red bits. I was a little nervous about buying and shipping from Italy anyway, so maybe it's OK they're gone.
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    Yup that's it brokenbones! I noticed that the seller had 2 of the items available for sale. It was the price that made me buy them plus the Super Batman is pretty hard to get your hands into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    Thanks guys! I also sent an email to Kent about this so I'll be waiting on what he has to say about this. I'm asking foremost for safety reasons since I'm using a fork with a carbon steerer tube. I do have a small spacer type of carbon thingy from Tune on top of the stem. Its a top cap that curves a bit down by 2mm so it acts as a 2mm spacer too. I'm waiting for my all black Formula R1 breakset (I'm using the regular one with red bolts) and my Mcfk all carbon (I'm using a white one) saddle before I take pictures of my ride and show it to you guys and get a final build weight as well. I promise I'll post them up as soon as I have pics! Been visiting your Team KE blog 3fast and I would also like to request you to post more pics of KE bikes in action!

    Thanks for checking out the blog. Right now only one guy on the team is able to actually go mtn biking since he's in Colorado. The rest of us are in Wisconsin where all of the trails are closed right now. So, we've been riding the roads until the season opens up. But the first race is less than a month off, so we should be getting some more soon

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    Hmmm, what could be in this box...?



    Hmmm....

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    and excuse the dirty dorm room, lol
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    Dont forget the anti seize mtnbikecrazy! hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious
    Dont forget the anti seize mtnbikecrazy! hahahaha
    haha, i got me a big ol' can of it :-D
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    Very nice mtnbikecrazy! I see you're a fellow ww!

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    mtnbikecrazy, that is beautiful! I almost went with that color package, not sure why I didn't. I will follow the build.

    I think I am two weeks or so out on my frame. This helps...thanks for posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhoss
    mtnbikecrazy, that is beautiful! I almost went with that color package, not sure why I didn't. I will follow the build.

    I think I am two weeks or so out on my frame. This helps...thanks for posting

    What color did you end up going with Wheelhoss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slalomnorth65







    Good Move changing the from the white fork to the black one. That looks sick

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    Ti Spray finish.

    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    The frame in the corner of the picture is mine at last! I guess they didn't get my email about me changing the logos to just pewter decals but I'm glad they didn't and went with my original order of spray mask. Can't wait to build her up!




    Hello. I am new here, Amazing frames all you have. I just ordered a Eriksen HT 26 inch a week ago...so I guees this 8-10 weeks wait will be like a century to me.

    I still have to decide some details:

    1. Decals: Ti spray finish vs pewter decals...(Do you think the Ti spray worth it ? I have nver seen one in real life only in pintures).

    2. I wanted to use a seat tube with external diameter of 34.9 (more stiff BB and more options of FD without shom)...but then I have to choice between a using a 27.2 post with a shim...or to change to a 30.9 seat post...Kent told me that the 27.2 will give a more confortable ride...Is it really a big diferece in using a 27.2 vs 30.9 seatpos in a HT? since I donīt want to to use shims like first option...or maybe I should stay with the 30.9 seat tube and a 27.2 seatpost....Advice needed.

    Thanks I will post any news and pictures of my future frame and building
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious
    What color did you end up going with Wheelhoss?
    Yeah, initially I was going with kind of the same set-up as mtnbikecrazy with the orange headbadge/stickers with the king hubs, headset and bb. Then I had second thoughts. I am a pretty low-key person and thought the orange may be a little too 'bright.'

    So I ended up choosing mostly pewter with a few black accents. Already have few blingy parts in my mitts including King Ti-bottle cages, Brooks B17 swallow saddle with Ti rails, Easton EC90 bar ends. I also have a set of I9 hubs laced to Stan's Arch rims on order. I think my other parts are at an LBS waiting for the frame to show up.

    I guess it really does not matter at this point as it snowed a foot in the mountains last night where I live. I think this brings the season total close to 600 inches. Good ski year=late biking season. Yeah well, I'm in San Diego right now and its like 70. Good beach time with the family.

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    Ok Here we Go Guys!!!!!

    The Geared bike Frame #554 and my single speed Frame #242
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    Love that EBB Singlespeed. Whats that build weighing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onetrack
    Love that EBB Singlespeed. Whats that build weighing?
    She hits the scale right at 25lbs. It's truly built for a clyde.
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    Dude, NJ I'm diggin the pink. I noticed you had him build the SS with the brazeons for gears. Probably a smart move for such an expensive frame. Although it would still look pretty badass without them and a smooth frame. Is that a salsa fork? You got the through axle too. How do you like that? I took mine out today for the first real trail ride and I was amazed. Such a nice ride

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    It used to be my geared bike and single speed. I got tired of swapping parts all the time. Nope no salsa fork here, its a Quiring Cycles fork. The Through axle is nice stiffens up the fork nicely, but the bolts on the bottom of the fork are a pain in the butt. I'm having Scott Quiring build me another for the geared bike too. I love the rigid fork! Both bikes are smooth as can be.

    So really how was the first ride out on the bike? Every thing you wanted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66
    It used to be my geared bike and single speed. I got tired of swapping parts all the time. Nope no salsa fork here, its a Quiring Cycles fork. The Through axle is nice stiffens up the fork nicely, but the bolts on the bottom of the fork are a pain in the butt. I'm having Scott Quiring build me another for the geared bike too. I love the rigid fork! Both bikes are smooth as can be.

    So really how was the first ride out on the bike? Every thing you wanted?

    Oh my god. I felt so out of shape but the bike made me feel like I could still ride. This is my first 29er, so that added to the enjoyment. Also I haven't had a hardball in almost four years. It felt so good to connect to my bike again. I do not miss a 26 inch FS carbon bike at all. This is everything I ever wanted from a bike. I can't wait to race her. The Chris King hub are starting to break in, so the noise was cool. I kept looking over my shoulder to see if my buddy was on my tail because the sound was coming up on me. But sadly he was way behind, stuck on his old 26in Trek. His Eriksen frame is being delivered tomorrow, so it won't happen again

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    Ah nothen wrong with beating up on your buddies with a nice new ride! King Hubs are awesome. I tried other hubs, but its just not the same. I guess every ones getting Eriksen's this year.
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    I would love to have set of these bad boys. Hope Tech M4 special edition brakes. At $350 per wheel I think not!
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    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66
    I would love to have set of these bad boys. Hope Tech M4 special edition brakes. At $350 per wheel I think not!

    Those would look great on my bike. Except I think the green is a bit too limey. If it were darker it would look perfect with the Chris King green

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    hell yeah, I'll have a set of hope race x2's on my bike pretty soon, I think I'm going to have to buy a set of bb7's to ride until i can get the rest of the money i need though.
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    hey mtnbikecrazy55, any more pictures yet of the new bike built yet? I'm really liking the mango.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66
    hey mtnbikecrazy55, any more pictures yet of the new bike built yet? I'm really liking the mango.
    OH I'VE SEEN THEM!!!

    But seriously, Dude's got no brakes, no seatpost collar and a tank of a fork

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    Sorry for these late pictures. I'm having too much fun riding her that I couldn't find the chance to clean her up for some pics. Well here she is after a bike wash. Too bad she'll all be dusty and dirty again tomorrow.












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    Wow That's stupid Light!!!

    It looks very clean and simple with with no colors just black and sliver. Congrats

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    Impressive! Great to see you can get reasonably light with ti :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66
    Wow That's stupid Light!!!

    It looks very clean and simple with with no colors just black and sliver. Congrats
    Seriously, that is ridiculously light!! I don't know if I've seen a full suspension bike that light before. I remember about 2 years ago seeing Jesse Lalonde racing a prototype superfly SS with a prototype carbon rigid fork and a belt drive weighing about that much. Everyone was stunned that his mtn bike was in the 18lbs range. Now you have it with FS?! Crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    Sorry for these late pictures. I'm having too much fun riding her that I couldn't find the chance to clean her up for some pics. Well here she is after a bike wash. Too bad she'll all be dusty and dirty again tomorrow.













    where did you get the 10 speed gripshift!?!?

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    Thank you guys! I can actually still go lighter in the 17.5lbs range by going with road cogs, or a 1x9 setup, a DT SWISS carbon shock (like the one I have on my old ASR) or with road-tires-pretending-to-be-made-for-mtb like Furious Freds or those paper thin Maxxis but I'd lose the functionality and trail worthiness of the bike. This is my only bike and I plan to use it as a regular ride and not just for races. I do know the limits though so no 4ft drops or anything crazy. I weigh around 165lbs with complete gear so I make sure the parts I get has a rider weight limit of at least 190lbs. Ridgerikssen, that's not a 10speed gripshift. Its a 9. I run a 2x9 setup.

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    What type of wheels are those?

    Best, John

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    ZTR Alpine Rims, Super Sapim spokes, Tune Kong Superchraft rear, and Princess skyline front.

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    Nice.

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    Mmmm.....

    OK, so I worked in Laramie and Cheyenne, WY the last couple of days. I spoke with the good folks at Eriksen in the week or so leading up to this trip to see if was possible to take a detour down through Steamboat on the way home to pick up my goodies. They said good to go.

    Stopped by the Eriksen shop about three hours ago and picked up my 29er HT frame, Sweetpost and bars. #606. Didn't make it all the way home so I am doing some drooling in the hotel room. I could not be more pleased with the final product, just f'n gorgeous. Met a good chunk of the Eriksen crew and they could not have been more friendly. Many thanks to a great company. I'll see if I can figure out how to load some pics from my cell phone. Now if the snow would just melt at home....

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    Just wondering...is the serial number that Kent uses corresponds to the number of bikes he's built? Like mine is #569 so does that mean its the 569th bike he's built or sold for a customer? If that would be the case, I wonder who has #001 or even #005 or some of the early ones. It would be cool to see the first few KE frames so we can see if there has been any changes to his works.

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    should.

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    I think Banks has one or two of his older ones like under 100.

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    eriksen #599

    ventana FS with tapered ZS head tube, reba u-turn pushed, rp23 rear shock pushed, i9 wheels with stans flows, xtr parts, formula the one brakes, cane creek angle set, moots bars, titec ti stem, wtb saddle, ergon grips, eriksen post, candy 4ti pedals, schwalbe rocket ron & racing ralph tubeless, king cage. about 27lbs. / 12.3kg / L/XL frame only 2850g.
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    Those last two are stunning...the ASR and the Ventana ones...

    I would so much rather one of these works of art than the swoopy composite bikes that everyone is swooning over these days. I have to believe a good Ti bike will last a lot longer too.
    whatever...

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    That tapered headtube looks pretty cool but weird all in one. Kent is probably the only one who can make that look cool with those perfect welds.

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    Heres a couple of my freshly built Eriksen, Theres a few changes i still have to make, including the brakes, fork, saddle, cages, and grips. But for now it is the way it is (and at least rideable :-D)

    Fun fact: The frame, Headset, and Botom bracket combined weighs 1712g..... While the fork ALONE weighs 1397g.......

    DAMN.



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    Quote Originally Posted by morrisgarages
    Just wondering...is the serial number that Kent uses corresponds to the number of bikes he's built? Like mine is #569 so does that mean its the 569th bike he's built or sold for a customer? If that would be the case, I wonder who has #001 or even #005 or some of the early ones. It would be cool to see the first few KE frames so we can see if there has been any changes to his works.
    Well yeah, I think the changes have just been shifting as the industry does. Like, the older ones probably have more cantilever posts and now more disc brake mounts. But the quality of work is gonna be the same. Kent perfected his craftsmanship years ago with Moots. The frames are just getting better with the new technology. For example, I'm really loving this post above with the tapered head tube. That looks sick. I've seen it done on other Ti bikes, but not like this. Kent is an artist.

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    The Mango is sweet!

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    Thanks man!

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    Wow sweet bikes! Making me think again about my decision to paint a Ti frame, but I'm confident it will turn out great.

    Hellocook ... Real neat how Kent did your tapered head tube. Two pieces welded together and all. I think he may have changed it a bit as he just buit my bike with a single 1.5" tube and is machining a Ti insert to reduce the top diameter. Haven't seen the setup yet though ...

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    it was a short term change request to fit the angle headset and kent came up with this idea.

    i understand he used 2 tubes welded together and with his welding abilities it turned out to be an amazing piece of art ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook
    it was a short term change request to fit the angle headset and kent came up with this idea.

    i understand he used 2 tubes welded together and with his welding abilities it turned out to be an amazing piece of art ...
    Cool. I had requested just a standard King tapered. Just to be clear, I believe Chris Moore does most of the actual welding for Eriksen. He is listed as the lead welder on their website. Credit where credit is due ...

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    if you want to credit the right person, i would say it is katie.

    she seems to keep the bunch of guys together. and happy.

    hmm, that must be why chris' welds look that great. must be happy welds.
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    is it the zs 49mm headtube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook
    is it the zs 49mm headtube?
    Yes, 49mm = 1.5" ... Will be using a tapered fork.

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    very nice, enjoy the ride.

    where did you get the anodizing done?

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    I usually don't like to see painted ti, but that frame is downright SICK!!!!
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    Who did you have paint it btw?

    And get up some finished build pics when you're done!

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    Eriksen offered the anodising, might be a new service. Spectrum Powder Works powder coated the frame. They are really busy, but the wait was worth it for sure.

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    You can anodize Ti ??? Never knew that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onetrack View Post
    You can anodize Ti ??? Never knew that.
    Sorry, no. I meant the rear triangle was sent off to be anodized by Eriksen. The main triangle is powdercoated by Spectrum Powder Works.

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    You can anodize Ti. Looks pretty cool. Leni Fried does some really cool stuff. You can find her at One-Off Titanium. I had a buddy back in the day who had his litespeed done, I don't think there was any Ti color left on the frame after she was done. If I remember right the anodizing was almost as much as the frame, but it sure was cool.

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    Dipan Any updates on the frame?? That thing looks sweet. If I get another Eriksen it will be with the Ventana rear end for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66 View Post
    Dipan Any updates on the frame?? That thing looks sweet. If I get another Eriksen it will be with the Ventana rear end for sure.
    Will arrive next week and will take.week to build probably ... I'm really excited to see and ride it! Been waiting a year so week won't break me though ...

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    Frame has arrived. I can't wait until it is built up to ride it maybe by next week. Here's a pic with many more on the KGS flickr photostream here for anyone interested ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipan View Post
    Frame has arrived. I can't wait until it is built up to ride it maybe by next week. Here's a pic with many more on the KGS flickr photostream here for anyone interested ...

    Dude that looks absolutely incredible!! Usually I would be against painting Ti but this is very tasteful and subtle. It just looks like a million bucks and I'm probably not too far off

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious View Post
    Dude that looks absolutely incredible!! Usually I would be against painting Ti but this is very tasteful and subtle. It just looks like a million bucks and I'm probably not too far off
    Thanks, I really like the way it turned out also! Cost of paint was basically nothing compared to frame and parts. It's looking like it might come in around the 25lb mark ... I'm happy about that also, not much heavier than my XC bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3fast3furious View Post
    Dude that looks absolutely incredible!! Usually I would be against painting Ti but this is very tasteful and subtle. It just looks like a million bucks and I'm probably not too far off
    +1! That is a truly amazing looking bike. It has also started me rethinking what I am going to get for my next bike. Swinging back towards a Ti full suspension. Not sure if I missed it or not but what size wheels and how much travel? Did Elka have to cutom tune the shock for this bike based on info from Kent or did you get a shock set up for another bike from them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaskar24 View Post
    +1! That is a truly amazing looking bike. It has also started me rethinking what I am going to get for my next bike. Swinging back towards a Ti full suspension. Not sure if I missed it or not but what size wheels and how much travel? Did Elka have to cutom tune the shock for this bike based on info from Kent or did you get a shock set up for another bike from them?
    Thanks! It was designed for the Ventana el Ciclon geometry, which this rear triangle is exactly. Kent implemented it per Ventana's specs. This is a 26er with 5.5" rear travel. The way I look at it, 26" wheels are tried and true. I relish all the technical bits on a trail and didn't want to risk losing some of that slow speed precision stuff with the bigger wheels. That being said, I'm not going to rule out a 29er in my future

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