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    New Chumba member here!

    Well, my new XCL arrived yesterday...thanks to Larry at Mountain High. Looks even better in person! I'll have more pics when it's built up.
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    Good on `ya!

    I do like the ano gray.. still wishing for ano blue though!

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    Nice couch shot! Make sure to post updated pics as you get her built up.

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    I must say, that is one good looking frame. Anyone who gets the Ano Gray clearly has discriminating tastes.

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    Normally, I'm a fan of the stealthy all-black look (I'll be putting a black Pike on it). But I think the gray looks the best in the anodized finish. Hopefully, I'll get to work on it this weekend.

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    Ahh yes... I remember when my baby looked just like that. Take plenty of pictures; they grow up fast.

    Just a side note, you may want to take the frame to a good shop and have your BB shell faced. Looks like you have a good bit of overspray there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky D
    Just a side note, you may want to take the frame to a good shop and have your BB shell faced. Looks like you have a good bit of overspray there.
    Ya, I noticed that too. I don't think it will be a problem as I am not using a BB with external bearings. I might have to chase the threads though.

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    Imagine that, another grey ano frame!!!

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    A LOT of RP23's too, as of lately!! nice rig dawg! Im awaiting mine as we speak.

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    Nice! Mine arrives tomorrow. Too bad we are scheduled for 2 more inches of rain (on top of 5 Monday night), followed by 44 degrees and rain on Saturday. Oh well, I won't have to rush while building it up, at least...

    scruffylooking is right. Anyone with Ano Gray clearly has discriminating tastes.

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    Dang it. I knew I should have ordered a raw frame and had it custom powder coated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky D
    Ahh yes... I remember when my baby looked just like that. Take plenty of pictures; they grow up fast.

    Just a side note, you may want to take the frame to a good shop and have your BB shell faced. Looks like you have a good bit of overspray there.
    How is that an overspray? I thought the ANO gray finish was anodized and not spray painted. Beautiful frame though, and for the money spent Chumba can't be beat.

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    Well, maybe overspray wasn't the right word... my bad. That area wasn't fully protected during the anodizing process and thus partially became anodized itself.

    It was just easier to say overspray.

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    You had me worried that factories had developed a new way to anodize a metal surface by using a spray gun. Lol, OK no more beers for me tonight.

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    dont spoil that XCL on that leather sofa.... remember you're that one that needs to get spoiled by that bike.... congrats

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    looks great......and nice pics but please dont degrade the name of Chumba with a ghey couch shot, that is a trademark of the douchebag Turner homers

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    Nice couch!


    nice frame too....

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    If my wife was in town that couch shot would never of happened! I'll try and be more creative next time, as I sure as hell don't want to be labeled a Homer...that would imply that I over paid for my frame.

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    I know we're all joking here and I suspect Fo's hate is really for Homers not the bikes themselves... But DT makes a mighty fine product. I've owned one. Just saying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    I know we're all joking here and I suspect Fo's hate is really for Homers not the bikes themselves... But DT makes a mighty fine product. I've owned one. Just saying...
    wrong, anything Turner, to include Ted, Tina, Ike, and Kathleen Turner

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    Your hate for all things Turner runs deep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    I know we're all joking here and I suspect Fo's hate is really for Homers not the bikes themselves... But DT makes a mighty fine product. I've owned one. Just saying...
    Ya, I'd take a Turner if it was given to me...but I'd rather have a Ventana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    wrong, anything Turner, to include Ted, Tina, Ike, and Kathleen Turner
    Yikes, you couldn't pay me to ride that Turner (Kathleen, that is):

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    Wow! She really let her self go. I hope the bikes hold up better than that.

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    Illicit picture 21 and over only

    Another grey Ano all grown up and being bad while mom is shopping. Yeah I'm bored and clearly a copy cat in more ways than one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keefe
    Another grey Ano all grown up and being bad while mom is shopping. Yeah I'm bored and clearly a copy cat in more ways than one.
    and another sweet XCL!

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    Well, I finally finished building her up and even managed to take it out for a romp in the snow. Conditions were perfect...lots of freeze-thaw cycles and not much snow in the last 2 weeks. You'll have to pardon the ugly tires...they are my studded winter tires.

    Warming up in the garage before the ride:


    After it's maiden voyage, enjoying the sunshine:


    Current Build Specs:

    Pike Dual Air
    Sram X9 RD
    Sram X7 Shifters
    XT FD
    XT M752 Crankset, FSA Bash ring
    Sram 990 cassette
    Sram 991 chain
    Older Shimano XT front disc, Deore rear
    Ergon grips
    Easton EA70 bar
    Thomson seatpost (will be replaced by Gravity Dropper)
    Hadley Rear on Mavic 819
    Hope Pro2 Front on Mavic 819
    Crank Brothers Acid pedals
    Selle Italia Max Flite saddle

    Weighed in at around 31.5 pounds, which is lighter than I was expecting.

    My initial opinion is that it kicks ass! It is definitely a lot stiffer than my 575 and just feels more solid and substantial. The geometry is perfect for my style of riding. It is also very quiet. I forgot to put on the chainstay protector and didn't hear the chain banging around at all. Unfortunately, I won't be able to give it a thorough beating until the snow is gone.
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    Fixed the broken images...sorry about that.

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