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    My 737

    I have been wanting to post this for a while but have now finally gotten around to it. I love this bike, it rides and handles better than I could have imagned for a $250 frame (that's right I was one of the suckers that bought it before it went on sale)

    Parts -
    Thomson Stem and Seatpost (of course)
    Cheap Titec flat bar
    Old FSA carbon octalink cranks w/RaceFace 32tooth ring
    Shimano XT ocatlink bottom bracket
    XT/Mavic Wheels
    18tooth rear cog (got my surly 16tooth sitting in the wait)
    SLR saddle
    BB5 brakes and levers
    Eggbeaters
    Exiwolf 2.3
    King headset

    - The parts I have laying around the house that I have yet to put on -
    On One superlight steel rigid fork (in black)
    Carver EBB
    I'll post up another pic with the changes later
    I built it up first as a cheap let me thry this thing out bike, now I want to deck it out so it will be so going slow if I ever finish


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    Nice looking build. How much does it weigh?

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    I haven't weighed it yet but it is definitely not too light. I am thinking that this is my cheap wheelset, so that will be something that I will be looking into changing. Even with me running tubeless it is pretty heavy.

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    All right I have changed her up a bit now she has a new On-One fork, Carver Bottom Bracket and running 32x16 (which maybe a little more than I really want to push around). Also decided to give it a little more color by wraping the ODI grips in white tennis grip (as you can see the color dosen't last long) and I fliped the stem which feels much better to me. Actually had a buddy of mine chop off the brake studs on the fork aad then we repainted it, you can see the finished product below

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    man, those bars are low! My back would be killing me riding like that.

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    Actually they feel great, before it felt like I was always riding too upright. This way it feels more like my 26er xc bike, position wise, I feel like I have more control (though I may be wrong about this) I would suggest this if anyone else building one of these bikes feels the same way. My back is fine, I have found the only thing that really hurts my back is if I put too much pressaure in the rear tire.

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    looking very good!

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    sweet bike, let us know when you get the weight of your ride. would like to build one myself..

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