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  1. #1
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    True Fabrications SS (a 29r x-thread)

    Against Mikesee's best wishes and my own lurking nature I've decided I've just got to post up my wicked sweet new ride.

    It's not exactly new, I've had it for about 5 weeks now but I've been too busy riding, racing and writing (stupid grad thesis) to put something up here. But without further ado:

    My new True Fabrications SS Badass wicked f*cking awesome thrash and bash bike (TFSSBAWFAT&BB for short)

    You like? I do.

    More pics you say? Of course

    Jeff Jones Style

    Sweet sexy curves

    Anyone got a Boone (19t)?

    Lovingly hand polished and bent.

    And the sweetest part: Internal Brake Line

    Alright enough of the porn. Time for the important stuff.

    I'd been on a Voodoo Dambla for about a year and a half riding and racing rigid SS. I came to Cody, Clark, and Cole at TF with a short list of improvements.

    More stability, but still flickable.

    So they played around with the numbers ( and even took my Voodoo for a week to get an idea of where I was starting). They came back with an oversized downtube (big enough that people keep asking if it is Al). A half inch longer top tube (Letting me run a shorter stem 110*). And at my request a sweet internal brakeline. They stayed in constant communication through the whole process and even invited me over for a beer while they welded up the main triangle. They designed the geometry around me, my needs, and my Moots setback post.

    End result is a bike that climbs like a billy goat, handles like it's on rails and accelerates faster than Britney at a yellow light.

    And before you ask, the build specs:

    Fork: White Rock Solid
    Wheels: Kings with Stans Flow and DT Comp spokes
    Tires: Rampage front, Crossmark rear
    Crank: XTR
    Chain: who cares
    Brakes: Hope Mono Mini
    Post: Moots setback
    Stem: Hope 110x0
    Bar: FSA (till my Syntace Duraflite shows up)
    Grips: Ergon of course (Jeff...I need some new grips...when will the new stuff get here?)
    Saddle: Fits my butt

    w/o pedals it weighs in at 21lbs. Not bad for a bike that was not built to be light.

    I've got a 6hr ride planned for Saturday. While photo taking on epic rides is lame, I might squeeze in a couple shots and post them.

  2. #2
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    I wanna add to my above post that True Fab was awesome to work with and never left me in the dark wondering where things stood.

    They are still a small (but growing) company but I'd recommend them to anyone.

    I thought my welds were wicked nice (and they are) but I was in there the other week (6wks after my frame was welded up) and their welds were even more awesome. Rolls of dimes.

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