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    winter means WINTER BUILD!

    2010 turner 5 spot


    haven carbon 135x12 rear


    haven carbon 20mm


    xtr m970 170mm


    tioga spyder


    2011 x.9 10-speed carbon short cage


    2011 x.0 10-speed


    sunline v-one AM 50mm


    easton haven carbon 710mm x 31.8


    blackspire sub4 cromo axle


    2011 sram pg-1070 12-36 w/ chris king ti lock ring


    2009 formula the ones


    2011 fox float 36 rlc stripped and new skf seals installed


    also on tap: king headset, e13 xcx st guide, reverb seatpost, e13 guide ring 34t, sun-ringle 12x135mm stepdown bolt-on axle.
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    Sweet!

    Post up some pics and build weight once it's completed please

    I'm shortlisting a Spot for my next build, just deciding if 2012 will be the year or not, my 10yr old Turner is still running perfectly!

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    You have this all built up yet?

    What is your target weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    What is your target weight?
    At this rate, he'll still be able to use the kitchen scale to weigh the complete bike!
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    i have no target weight. it's going to weigh what it weighs. i am just waiting on a few small parts to finish it up.
    RIP Adam Yauch

    "M.C. for what I AM and do, the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true"

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    I replaced my Saints with Formula The Ones (2011) on my dh bike this summer. The lever action requires a light touch, and allows for good modulation on steep decents. They were expensive but I am very happy with them

    Looking forward to seeing your finished build

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    sick build! good brakes. squeals like a mofo when wet though...
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    build trail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    sick build! good brakes. squeals like a mofo when wet though...
    what brakes don't?
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    i have no target weight. it's going to weigh what it weighs. i am just waiting on a few small parts to finish it up.
    I figured with all the weight pictures you had specifically pre picked all your parts and spread sheeted them to target a weight...or do only geeks like me do that.

    My spread sheet for my next bike (sweet little hand made in eastern Canada beauty) is showing just under 26lbs. Going to be a fun trail bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickboers View Post
    devinci?
    xprezo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    My spread sheet for my next bike (sweet little hand made in eastern Canada beauty) is showing just under 26lbs. Going to be a fun trail bike.
    Devinci?

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    Circlip gets a prize from the top shelf.

    Super D. Great angles and supporting a small Canadian boutique builder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    Circlip gets a prize from the top shelf.

    Super D. Great angles and supporting a small Canadian boutique builder.
    I knew a few people riding various Balfa frames when Hugo and co. were still building under that label. The switcheroo on the mix-material frames (steel rear with Alu front tri) was kind of unique and funky compared to other mixed offerings from other shops which have mostly been Alu rear as the constant with any number of other materials (Ti, steel, carbon) on the front instead.

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    Still see Balfa's on the trails.

    Was joking with the guys at the shop that maybe this isn't the best bike for them to have me riding. They pretty much know I'll be riding it for the next 20 years. The frame is going to last forever and I won't need to buy any new frames.

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    What did you use to strip the fork? It looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvette View Post
    What did you use to strip the fork? It looks great.
    paint stripper in a can.
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    I figured with all the weight pictures you had specifically pre picked all your parts and spread sheeted them to target a weight...or do only geeks like me do that.

    My spread sheet for my next bike (sweet little hand made in eastern Canada beauty) is showing just under 26lbs. Going to be a fun trail bike.
    I've got a spreadsheet with actual and estimated weights for my winter build, but I haven't been planning or buying with a specific target. It should come in around 23.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    Still see Balfa's on the trails.

    Was joking with the guys at the shop that maybe this isn't the best bike for them to have me riding. They pretty much know I'll be riding it for the next 20 years. The frame is going to last forever and I won't need to buy any new frames.
    I'm waiting on my T4 as we speak, DHL should arrive any minute from now. I also chose Xprezo to support a "local" business (I'm far up north now but used to live close to Bromont), because of the durability and ride quality of a good steel frame.

    While I'm waiting for my frame, I'm looking at the Columbus website and they post their seat tube as a 28.6 outer diameter. When I spoke with Antoine, he told me it was a 31.8 which surprised me because it would make a thick tube (the inner diameter being 27.2). Do you know for sure what size it is by any chance?
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    No idea on what size the seat tube is. Concerned for seat post clamp I assume?

    I'd clarify with Antoine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    No idea on what size the seat tube is. Concerned for seat post clamp I assume?

    I'd clarify with Antoine.
    Yeah exactly, it's for the clamp, I have all the shims for the derailleur. It's no big deal, it comes with a clamp but I'll purchase a Thomson to match the rest. I'll wait and measure.

    What is a big deal however is that I missed the DHL guy when running on the treadmill. Damn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil View Post
    What is a big deal however is that I missed the DHL guy when running on the treadmill. Damn!
    Doh!

    Though I'm somewhat ashamed to admit it, I had to order 3 different Salsa Liplocks to get the sizing right on my last steel frame. Measure carefully!
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    well, i've got it all together. bathroom scale puts it at around 26-27 lbs.
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    well, i've got it all together. bathroom scale puts it at around 26-27 lbs.
    Pics!!!

    ... and sweet weight, that ride is going to be wicked!

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    That is going to be a nice ride. Svelte scaling is just a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HubbaMan View Post
    Pics!!!

    ... and sweet weight, that ride is going to be wicked!
    Indeed. Pics or it didn't happen!
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Indeed. Pics or it didn't happen!
    According to the internet bike weighing rules. Bikes must be weighed using a ceiling mounted scale.. similar to thoose used for weighing deep sea fish. The photograph must show the compplete bike to verify that there are no supports to assist in making the bike appear lighter.. this is the equivelent of using performance enhancing drugs.

    As well the digital read out of said bike weight must be visible in picture. If a close up is needed it will be assumed by the internetz bike weight commision that it was rigged and is null and void.

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    pics tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil View Post
    I'm waiting on my T4 as we speak, DHL should arrive any minute from now. I also chose Xprezo to support a "local" business (I'm far up north now but used to live close to Bromont), because of the durability and ride quality of a good steel frame.

    While I'm waiting for my frame, I'm looking at the Columbus website and they post their seat tube as a 28.6 outer diameter. When I spoke with Antoine, he told me it was a 31.8 which surprised me because it would make a thick tube (the inner diameter being 27.2). Do you know for sure what size it is by any chance?
    So I finally got the frame and the seatpost clamp is 30.0 mm. The tube is the Columbus Zona ZON113620/550 (30mm OD at the clamp, dropping to 28.6 for the while retaining it's 27.2 ID and down to 25.8 ID for the bottom bracket junction.

    Columbus Tubi
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil View Post
    So I finally got the frame and the seatpost clamp is 30.0 mm. The tube is the Columbus Zona ZON113620/550 (30mm OD at the clamp, dropping to 28.6 for the while retaining it's 27.2 ID and down to 25.8 ID for the bottom bracket junction.

    Columbus Tubi
    Let's see pictures of the beautiful hand made Canadian frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    pics tomorrow.
    Where's the pics?

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    Sweet build.

    btw, the pedals are Sub4's. Sub3's are just Sub4's with the Ti axle.
    Nice pedals, but beware the bearings. Mine lasted 9 months and my buddies about 12 months. Both now have play and a nice click whilst pedaling.

    Looking at Spikes next, gonna mail Blackspire and see about rebuild kit and put them on another bike or in the box for backup.

    michael

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    yes, they are sub4s. pics are coming. it is still today
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    yes, they are sub4s. pices are coming. it is still today
    Fine builds do not pay attention to arbitrary timelines. Pics will be great whenever they are available.

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    here's the best i can do with my shitty camera inside my shitty apartment with shitty lighting. at least the build is nice.




    RIP Adam Yauch

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    Thanks for posting the pics. Very nice looking ride. Be sure to post some ride reports when you get a chance.

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    Nice ride

    Sweet Jesus and Moses action figures too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by akura View Post
    Nice ride

    Sweet Jesus and Moses action figures too!
    +1 on both accounts.

    Jesus is the reason for the seasonl!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    Let's see pictures of the beautiful hand made Canadian frame
    Here we go, the build is complete. New frame & wheels, everything else was moved from the cracked frame.

    The fork is setup at 115mm hence the stack above the stem (I usually run it at 100mm). You can notice the massive tire clearance, the instlaled tire is a LUST Maxxis Ignitor 2.1 which measures at exactly 2 inches in the Velocity Blunt SL rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil View Post
    Here we go, the build is complete. New frame & wheels, everything else was moved from the cracked frame.
    A couple more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil View Post
    You can notice the massive tire clearance,
    No foolin'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    No foolin'!
    I measured the distance between stays this morning. I was wondering how big of a tire could fit as it could be useful for snow riding. The seat stays are 3 inches apart, chain stays are 2.5 inches. Fat for a XC bike!!! Not quite there for a "proper" snow bike but it wasn't designed as such. Very impressive job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil View Post
    I measured the distance between stays this morning. I was wondering how big of a tire could fit as it could be useful for snow riding. The seat stays are 3 inches apart, chain stays are 2.5 inches. Fat for a XC bike!!! Not quite there for a "proper" snow bike but it wasn't designed as such. Very impressive job!
    Before you run out and get some 2.5" remember the tire usually grows in all three directions so it will move further inwards in the direction that those chainstays narrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Before you run out and get some 2.5" remember the tire usually grows in all three directions so it will move further inwards in the direction that those chainstays narrow
    I wasn't planning on it but a Nobby Nic 2.4 from my 2nd bike would probably do very well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil View Post
    I wasn't planning on it but a Nobby Nic 2.4 from my 2nd bike would probably do very well!
    Probably. Tires are annoying since what exactly 2.4" means seems to be somewhat disconnected from what the actual tire ends up looking like on your rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Probably. Tires are annoying since what exactly 2.4" means seems to be somewhat disconnected from what the actual tire ends up looking like on your rims.
    It depends on how the manufacturer measures them. Some measure over the tops of the tires knobs while others don't include the knob height in the measurement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    It depends on how the manufacturer measures them. Some measure over the tops of the tires knobs while others don't include the knob height in the measurement.
    Yeah, but do those manufacturer they tell anybody which method they've used?

    The other "problem" is differences in rim width can change the shape of those measurement.

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