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    Finally!! My Evil Imperial!!

    It took me 3 months of collecting parts but I finally built it up!

    '04 Sherman Breakout
    Azonic A Frame pedals
    Profile Cranks
    E13 STS
    E13 36t chain ring
    SramPC-69 chain
    Shimano 105 rear der
    Shimano XT rear shifter
    Shimano LX 11-32t cassette
    Hayes Mags
    ODI Ruffians
    Thompson seatpost
    WTB saddle
    Hadley Hubs 20mm T/A & 10mm T/A
    Mavic 729's
    Maxxis Holy Rollers
    Funn Fat Boy Slim DH bars
    FSA headset
    FSA stem
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    nice bike
    one thing, what kind of deraileur is shimano 105???
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_B
    It took me 3 months of collecting parts but I finally built it up!

    '04 Sherman Breakout
    Azonic A Frame pedals
    Profile Cranks
    E13 STS
    E13 36t chain ring
    SramPC-69 chain
    Shimano 105 rear der
    Shimano XT rear shifter
    Shimano LX 11-32t cassette
    Hayes Mags
    ODI Ruffians
    Thompson seatpost
    WTB saddle
    Hadley Hubs 20mm T/A & 10mm T/A
    Mavic 729's
    Maxxis Holy Rollers
    Funn Fat Boy Slim DH bars
    FSA headset
    FSA stem
    very nice... 2 thumbs up

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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeHucker
    nice bike
    one thing, what kind of deraileur is shimano 105???
    Road der.

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    105 der

    by the way how well does that work with your rear cassette? i had heard from several people and shimano that going over 27 teeth in the rear was a bad idea...does it work well for you?

    oh btw, SWEET IMP!!!!!

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    very nice...
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    Looks really nice man, should have mine built up by the middle of Feb. I can hardly wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwmtnbiker
    by the way how well does that work with your rear cassette? i had heard from several people and shimano that going over 27 teeth in the rear was a bad idea...does it work well for you?

    oh btw, SWEET IMP!!!!!
    Seems to shift ok. I run Sram X9/XO on my trail and DH bike so it's kinda weird running the Shimano stuff. Just can't get it to shift into the last two big cogs. I don't know why but after thinking about it, I won't even use those two so it doesn't really bother me. My buddy from my lbs has a Ultegra cassette that he is gonna give me and I will just throw that on.
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    Sweeet bike,what kind of riding are you using it for?

    man i havent got to get on here the last week very much
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    God, Imperials are easily my favorite HT frame ever..

    Very, very nice bike
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    OH YEAH !!!!!!

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    Can I be Sancho instead?
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    looks like one hell of abike...seems to be a popular bike according to http://www.unrealcycles.com I'm sure it'll be worth every bit of the time and money you put into it. I should be getting myself a P.2 by the end of next week.

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    Your bike looks just like mine!!

    04' flick
    holzfeller cranks, stem and bars
    arrow dhx rims on woodman hubs
    arrow launch tires
    ect.....
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    nice bike. What are those evil frames designed for? They look like they'd work great for DH, but can you dj/street?

    Edit: Whats your overall weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentimby
    nice bike. What are those evil frames designed for? They look like they'd work great for DH, but can you dj/street?

    Edit: Whats your overall weight?

    My bike weighs in at 37lbs. The frame is designed to be used for anything. It is heavy, but the geometry is fantastic. The adjustable wheel base is nice. I love my imperial, its the best hardtail i have ever ridden.

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    Sweet ride man.

    Best looking Hardtail ever!
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    that thing is sweet. Have fun on it and post up some action pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianHooligan
    Sweeet bike,what kind of riding are you using it for?

    man i havent got to get on here the last week very much

    dj and urban
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    hey do you run it in the 15.5 mode? how do you like it? I run 26" wheels and maxxis holyroller is too wide for the 15.5. but if it feels good, I will buy something narrower (a 2.25 arrow launch would be awesome but Arrow tires are not available here.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfire
    hey do you run it in the 15.5 mode? how do you like it? I run 26" wheels and maxxis holyroller is too wide for the 15.5. but if it feels good, I will buy something narrower (a 2.25 arrow launch would be awesome but Arrow tires are not available here.)

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    I run mine in the 15.5 setting and love it. I do run 24" wheels though. The bike manuals well and is amazing in the skatepark. The short wheel base is helpful over spines. The bike does get a little loose sometimes but you get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfire
    hey do you run it in the 15.5 mode? how do you like it? I run 26" wheels and maxxis holyroller is too wide for the 15.5. but if it feels good, I will buy something narrower (a 2.25 arrow launch would be awesome but Arrow tires are not available here.)

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    Currently running it in the 16.25 mode w/Holyrollers. Feels good and easy to manual.
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    i ran mine in 15.5 for a little while and thought it was way too short. 16.25 was perfect in my opinion. i was running 24" Arrow Launches.

    J_B - rotate your guide more clockwise. get that thing as close to the chainstay as you can. nice ride, man.

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    Thanks for the heads up. I thought I had rotated the guide far enough. When I checked it, the bb cup was a little loose. I guess I didn't give it enough muscle when I tightened the cup.
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    yeah, you've really gotta crank down on it to keep it from loosening. i had that problem, as well.

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