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    My winter build

    This started out as a frame replacement, and has turned into a nearly complete build. The only parts I'm using from the current bike are the wheels I built last year and the saddle. I'm still waiting on some parts, but I was able to coast down the street with it this evening.

    Large size Devinci Dexter with RP23 and syntace thru axle.
    Hope Pro2s on Stans Arches with DT comps, Sram 1070 11-28 cassette.
    Fox F120 RLC Fit. ($349 from calgary cycle, omg!!)
    X0 2x10 26-39 BB30 cranks and 160/140mm brakes, X9 shifters and deraillers.
    Ti railed Selle Italia SLR I scored on ebay for $18. The SDG saddle and post are borrowed from the DH bike.
    Stem bar and post will be 3T team parts, but I don't have them yet and am just using stuff from the parts bin.


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    Looks good Nick!

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    Ya, crazy deal that was... but i only saw 29r fork... o well!

    Are you going to put chain guide on it? - If not I heard the new shadow+ stuff is nice kit to prevent that.

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    No chain guide. By shadow+ are you referring to the one way clutch they put into the XTR RD last/this year?

    I've not had problems holding onto the chain with the 3x9 X9 driveline on my current XC bike. The cage tension on this RD seems higher than the 9 speed, so I doubt I'll have any problems with chain control.

    I checked the other day and they still had the white 2010s for $349, but now I see that they're gone. They still have the black 2011 F100s for $549 though.

    Fox '11 32 F100 FIT RLC (non-Kashima)*::*2011*::*Fox*::*Forks*::*MTB Parts*::*Calgary Cycle Online

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    Yeah, their fancy clutch stuff... seems to work well or so i heard..

    If i get another fox it's gonna have kashima... that current coating wears out too fast if you ask me. Sort of soured on fox currently

    I saw a talas rlc 120/150 at competitive for $540... but typical fox crap you'd have to ship to buffalo and no kashima.

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    nice bike nick! yeah i did in a fox fairly fast, though i have another fox that lasted
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    build trail!

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    I've an '04 Vanilla that's seen thousands of km and a lot of abuse but is still in great shape. The oil has been changed regularly, the seals and bushings were replaced about 3 years ago. It's spent the last year on the jump bike, and when I had it apart a week back to sort out a damper issue everything looked as good as new.

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    That's a great looking new ride. Both funny and predictable that your original plan for a frame swap turned into an almost completely new bike from the ground up.

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    Laid waste to my first set of F100 stanchions in 2 years of winter commuting and no servicing. When my mechanic and the fox service centre were done browbeating me for being an idiot, I promised to have the fork rebuilt once a year. No issues in the 3.5 years since then.
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    Excellent build! I don't ever remember seeing a red X9 rear derailleur like that before. Is it a '12 model or something?
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    I don't think it's a '12 model. They come in red white and grey.

    A rental bike I had in the spring had a white one.

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    nice looking bike. Do you know if there is enough room for a 650b rear wheel?
    thanks

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    Don't know. How much room does a 650b wheel/tire need?

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    if you are running a 2.2 or 2.25 you need about about 15mm of clearance

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    I've got 2.1s in there that are a little small for 2.1s and there's maybe 14 or 15mm clearance.

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    thanks for the measurement

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