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    JJJ70, yes I emailed Alex and asked him if they could swap the stem and bars for some in stock alternatives and was charged the difference. No sense in populating a spare parts stash.

    I also added the dropper from the Sarge and a second set of tires. He's making margins and I'm saving some cash from buying elsewhere. I didn't want to be a PIA, so I hope he didn't mind my custom order.
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    Thats good to know that i can maybe have a thing or two swapped out. Im also looking at the build 3 raw.. I have looked at a lot of bikes in the last 2 months in the $2k range and for some reason the mayor keeps standing out ahead of them all.

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    Hey guys. Is there a Mayor owners group on Facebook? The only one I found is rsd's own Facebook.

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    Rsd is having a sale on Mayor's 35% off

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    I'm thinking about ordering one of the Mayor bikes. Can anyone here that already has one tell me if the frame is ready to accept an internally routed dropper post?

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    No, it doesn't.

    I installed a KS Lev DX and it routed very nicely - I got it added onto the order through RSD. Had to get the southpaw remote on my own as the OEM version only had the plastic remote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtkrawiec View Post
    No, it doesn't.

    I installed a KS Lev DX and it routed very nicely - I got it added onto the order through RSD. Had to get the southpaw remote on my own as the OEM version only had the plastic remote.
    So there is already a hole in the frame for the cable to go through?

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    No, there isn't. The DX is an external cable dropper
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtkrawiec View Post
    No, there isn't. The DX is an external cable dropper
    Oh, okay. Thanks for clearing that up for me, jtkrawiec. I was sort of hoping to be able to run an internal cable.

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    I was too, but I'm pretty happy with what I got - its just a few weeks old. I'll post a pic when I can.
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    With a minor surgery your frame could get the internal option in less than 10 minutes time. A fairly easy mod with a little careful drilling and trimming.

    Sarge doesn't have it either although, the Wildcat does.
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    I ordered a black build 3 . Its in the bike shop getting built. I should have it in a day or 2. Then ill post a few pictures..

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    Yes, pictures please.

    I'm thinking of going with the green build 3 in an XL. It's either that or the orange.

    When I go to RSD's website, it says the build 3 is 35% off, but when I put it in my cart, it shows up as only 30% off. I'm going to try and get in touch with RSD and get clarification before I place the order.

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    I can answer that for you. I talked to alex. It is 35% off. But he charges $100 for shipping . normally shipping is worked into the full price of the bike. So i think i paid $1530 shipped to jersey..

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    Here is my raw build 3. Biggest disappointment is the weight as it is 38 pounds (stock except for dropper post), which is definitely noticeable on the climbs.

    The BB height is also on the high side so the bike definitely feels taller than my On One fatty.

    Oh, and the Mastodon compression knob does not clear the down tube. I took care of that by filing it down on the bench grinder but Alex said they would send me a new lower profile (no remote) knob when they get them.

    Loving the fork however. Definitely makes it a year-round bike and not just for winter.

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    The BB is where it belongs for a bike intended to leave the city streets and go Jeepin!

    These are not for Van Nuys Blvd on Wednesday nights, don'tcha know!
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    You could drop two pounds instantly by going to Jumbo Jims (I say that only because it's true; personally, I have a JJ up front and a Minion FBR out back and love that combo big-time).
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    My Mayor is 28 #'s with JJ 4.8 Liteskins.
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    Hi guys . I am having a problem posting pics. Any pointers? thanks

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    Hey guys here is my new mayor. I did not get a chance to take it on the trails yet. When i do i will let you know what i think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJ70 View Post
    Hey guys here is my new mayor. I did not get a chance to take it on the trails yet. When i do i will let you know what i think.
    A few interesting sights there.
    Holy steerer spacers, I can kinda get the thudbustery seatpost, but what on earth is that saddle? Are the cranks also very long?

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    Lol....I had them leave the fork uncut for now..to figure out were I want it.

    The cranks feel fine .I took it out on some single track yesterday and the bike felt real good. ( the only bike I can compare it to is my blizzard -50)

    The saddle is ism touring. I tried dozens of seats and this one I liked the best . (Noseless)
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    "hey"
    I have a mayor build 3 on it's way.

    I am considering going tubeless right off the bat..can anyone help me out with what I need to do to convert?

    I am guessing just tubeless valve stems and stans/sealant?

    will this valvestem work? any other recommendations or are these fine?
    https://www.amazon.com/Stans-NoTubes.../dp/B00A3FYPG2

    I plan on doing sand riding..I guess the beach once in a while but we have some really sandy creek trails... never ridden a fat bike on sand but guessing I'll go for something like 5-6lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backona29er View Post
    "hey"
    I have a mayor build 3 on it's way.

    I am considering going tubeless right off the bat..can anyone help me out with what I need to do to convert?

    I am guessing just tubeless valve stems and stans/sealant?

    will this valvestem work? any other recommendations or are these fine?
    https://www.amazon.com/Stans-NoTubes.../dp/B00A3FYPG2

    I plan on doing sand riding..I guess the beach once in a while but we have some really sandy creek trails... never ridden a fat bike on sand but guessing I'll go for something like 5-6lbs.
    Basically valve stems, scum and go to town. The wheels are pre taped.

    As for riding pressures, go out and hit the sand etc. and try different pressures. It is kinda fun to experiment with these friggen huge tires.
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    Those valves should work well as they are threaded the entire length. Some valves aren't, and won't work with single wall rims used on most fat bike wheels.

    In order to get mine to seal I had to use soapy water on the bead and use a ratchet strap around the circumference of the tire to push the beads out towards the rim. Once the bead is set, you can air them down and they won't come off the rim without a little force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wankel View Post
    Those valves should work well as they are threaded the entire length. Some valves aren't, and won't work with single wall rims used on most fat bike wheels.

    In order to get mine to seal I had to use soapy water on the bead and use a ratchet strap around the circumference of the tire to push the beads out towards the rim. Once the bead is set, you can air them down and they won't come off the rim without a little force.

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    Local hardware store, nylon spacers with an I. D. suitable for the stem and away you go. My Rolling Darryls have been set up this way with American Classic stems for 4 years. And, you're right! I can run my tires 1-2 psi in the snow and get rowdy without issue.
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    I've decided to sell my Mayor frame if anyone is interested- I am going to a custom frame. Medium, black, with RF Turbine Cynch crank and CC40 headset. $300.

    Post edit- lower price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    I've decided to sell my Mayor frame if anyone is interested- I am going to a custom frame. Medium, black, with RF Turbine Cynch crank and CC40 headset. $400. I can throw in a set of Marge Lites laced to Hope Fatsno's for another $200.
    What is the hub spacing on the rear of hte frame?

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    197 TA- it is a current generation.
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    I've been trying to post a pic of my new Mayor from my phone, but I'm not having any luck. The site keeps telling me that the upload has failed and I don't know why.

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    Go figure.... I can upload the screenshot of the forum message, but not the picture of the bike.
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    Hi. i had a problem uploading pics of my bike also.. My problem was the file from my phone was to large. I reduced its size from 5MB to like 700Kb. Then they uploaded fine. I hope that might help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJ70 View Post
    Hi. i had a problem uploading pics of my bike also.. My problem was the file from my phone was to large. I reduced its size from 5MB to like 700Kb. Then they uploaded fine. I hope that might help you.
    Thanks for the info. I'll give that a try.
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    My Mayor.

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    Looking good...
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    Look like Blauvelt nj

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    Yep Blauvelt Ny. Other than rockleigh/alpine it's the closest to my house ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaylex View Post
    My Mayor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Lookin good!
    Thanks! I'm really liking this bike so far.

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    The Mayor has been a great find, indeed! I was ready to spend a small fortune on a custom frame when I ran across RSD's Mayor. The fact that the feel of the bike is like a mountain bike and not some kind of townie bastardization makes for an incredible ride on fat tires and wheels. Just cannot get enough of it!
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    I was having problems changing gears for the longest time. Then last weekend I dropped the chain between the sprocket and spokes and it was in there tight. Ordered a replacement derailleur hanger (Alex had it to me in TWO DAYS!! Thanks Alex!!) And now the Mayor is back in full form. What a difference! I decided to upgrade to an X1 derailleur at the same time, but that takes longer to ship. I might have it installed by next week.

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    Looks awesome Brian. Can I ask what you use to attach the pump to you're frame . I have a lezyne micro xl I'm trying to mount. And how do you like the 29+ rims , what is the max size 29" tires can you run on there?
    I was thinking of ordering a set from alex. Or maybe the 27.5 I'm not sure yet.. thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJ70 View Post
    Looks awesome Brian. Can I ask what you use to attach the pump to you're frame . I have a lezyne micro xl I'm trying to mount. .
    I think the smaller gauge portable floor pumps come with a mounting bracket, or is available. Looks like whats on Brian's bike.

    I saw in a thread months ago, someone fabricated a mounting bracket for the wider body XL with clever cutting of white pvc piping

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    Thank you Moz. I'll take a look for it.

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    I think it was in this thread, it was on an orange bike similar to Brian's.

    Was bugging me and found it, post #1067 in this thread back in 2016, BansheeRune posted it

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    thank you Moz . I will take a look..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJ70 View Post
    Looks awesome Brian. Can I ask what you use to attach the pump to you're frame . I have a lezyne micro xl I'm trying to mount. And how do you like the 29+ rims , what is the max size 29" tires can you run on there?
    I was thinking of ordering a set from alex. Or maybe the 27.5 I'm not sure yet.. thank you.
    I see you figured out the pump part of the question. As far as the tires, I'm not sure how large you could go, I've got Nobby Nic's on there now, at 2.6". The rims are 50mm (I got them from RSD, I think they are still listed on the site). I was running Nicotines at 2.35 over the winter, but I couldn't get them to seat tubeless. Not much of a winter tire, I'll be looking for spiked 4" or larger next season. I really like the 29's, but I haven't ridden 27.5's. I'm not sure how the bike would look with tires that small. The 29's have a very similar feel to the fat tires in a straight line. Cornering is different, and you can't swallow rocks and holes the same way, but the reduced weight is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJ70 View Post
    Lol....I had them leave the fork uncut for now..to figure out were I want it.

    The cranks feel fine .I took it out on some single track yesterday and the bike felt real good. ( the only bike I can compare it to is my blizzard -50)

    The saddle is ism touring. I tried dozens of seats and this one I liked the best . (Noseless)
    Hi, JJJ. I'm curious about a few "sizing" items as I feel like I may be between a small and a medium (a touch under 5'8", according to my last doctor's visit -- I'm shrinking apparently!). I'd normally buy medium frames, but I'm concerned that the bike might feel too big, especially if I went really big with the tires. Some of the medium's dimensions are bigger than the same dimensions on my current fatbike; yet the top tube length/reach seem real short on the small. How tall are you, and which frame size did you choose (and do you feel good on the bike, like you made the right choice)? Also, which Mastodon fork did they include with your bike (Comp vs Pro? Extended vs Standard? Travel?)?

    Thanks!

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    Hey Fitman. I am 5'11" . I went with the medium. Thats the size alex told me he rides also. He is 5'10".. I think its the perfect size for me. It feels a little bit bigger than my rocky mountain blizzard 50 and thats a medium also... The mastodon is comp ext.. Alex was great to deal with. He answers emails fast and called me 3 or 4 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJ70 View Post
    Hey Fitman. I am 5'11" . I went with the medium. Thats the size alex told me he rides also. He is 5'10".. I think its the perfect size for me. It feels a little bit bigger than my rocky mountain blizzard 50 and thats a medium also... The mastodon is comp ext.. Alex was great to deal with. He answers emails fast and called me 3 or 4 times.
    Thanks for your thoughts, JJJ70. All of the postings are a great help!

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    We need a rsd or mayor Facebook group. I didnt see one. I think I'll have to do some research on how to make one.

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    i have a mayor with a mastodon ext. Would a Barbegazi and Gnarwhal 4.5" tire on 27.5" rim fit on the front and back ?

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    New Fork Day

    I finally got around to purchasing the Mastodon...After its maiden voyage on it at my local trails here in Alberta (hence the bear spray), I am shocked at why I didn't purchase this sooner! An incredible fork that has transformed the Mayor into an awesome trail shredding beast!

    FYI: 120 EXT Pro - no clearance issues with down-tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhugal View Post
    I finally got around to purchasing the Mastodon...After its maiden voyage on it at my local trails here in Alberta (hence the bear spray), I am shocked at why I didn't purchase this sooner! An incredible fork that has transformed the Mayor into an awesome trail shredding beast!

    FYI: 120 EXT Pro - no clearance issues with down-tube.
    How would you describe the difference in the ride? Is it easier to make quick turns? Or are you feeling better stability? I was looking at the fork, but I just upgraded my brakes to SLX, and I'm looking at Dillinger 4's for January. My bike fund is running low, not sure what I should upgrade next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianCBRXX View Post
    How would you describe the difference in the ride? Is it easier to make quick turns? Or are you feeling better stability? I was looking at the fork, but I just upgraded my brakes to SLX, and I'm looking at Dillinger 4's for January. My bike fund is running low, not sure what I should upgrade next.
    Hello there BrianCBRXX,

    The ride has improved in a number of ways. Yes, the cornering is significantly better. The fork produces a lot more traction going into berms and the the confidence I now have over roots and rocks at speed is drastically better. One thing to note is that the climbing is a little different (not easier or worse) as the A-C length has heightened the ride a little pushing the weight a little further back than usual (rigid) - that being said the overall experience climbing surpassed any negative feelings pertaining to ride position.

    I rode one of the faster and rootier (lots of roots?) tracks and the speed and control I experienced were amazing compared to the rigid fork I had been riding for 2 years. The plushness of the fork makes drops and launches very smooth and gentle - I cannot recommend this fork enough to you. It really has changed the bike so much it feels like a brand new bike.

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    Is that a dropper post with suspension? Wasn’t aware such a beast existed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueNorth71 View Post
    Is that a dropper post with suspension? Wasn’t aware such a beast existed.
    oh man...what an idea!! Unfortunately not though - it is the gravity dropper. It has a rubber protective sleeve that does look like suspension. Its the only dropper that i found to work in -30c.

    Note: I would not recommend ever riding in -30c.

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    The new fork is incredible...

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    Sent RSD an inquiry through their site but never got a response.

    Love my new Borealis! ;-)

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    We answer every email fairly quickly. Maybe we never got it. Could you please resend it to me? info@rsdbikes.com
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    Well winter came early in Alberta, so the mayor has been getting more attention this week. This pic is my ride home in the leaves Monday and the ride back to work in the snow on Tuesday.
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    The new mayor is looking really nice! If that was a flat black I think I would be pre ordering right now to replace my v2. Sliding drop outs, internal dropper routing and revised Geo.

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    What do you think if this color scheme? Too Rococco? Too Drumpf?

    It wasn't intentional. I had the bars and wheels on hand.
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    Mr. Horse, looks great! Might change out pedals to go with the bars/wheels etc. But all in all, a raw frame is rather neutral and goes well with most colors.
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    I like it, the gold looks good with the silver.

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    Thanks guys.

    Yeah, the red peddles don't really match anything on it but they were all I had.

    Most importantly though, the bars and wheels go together nicely with the dog.

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    Does anyone know what the BB hight ends up as when running 2xl tires? The one hesitation I have is the -50mm bb drop with 2xl tires. I'm used to -60mm drop and 4.8 tires.

    The old Mayor wasn't my cup of tea because of the geo, but the new V4 looks vastly improved in most areas.

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    I've just built-up a Mayor V3 with 2XL tires on 100mm rims and the bottom bracket clearance seems to be about 13 1/8" or ~33mm (done with a tape measure, so not perfect).

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    Quote Originally Posted by trials4evr View Post
    The new mayor is looking really nice! If that was a flat black I think I would be pre ordering right now to replace my v2. Sliding drop outs, internal dropper routing and revised Geo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobShort View Post
    Does anyone know what the BB hight ends up as when running 2xl tires? The one hesitation I have is the -50mm bb drop with 2xl tires. I'm used to -60mm drop and 4.8 tires.

    The old Mayor wasn't my cup of tea because of the geo, but the new V4 looks vastly improved in most areas.
    You are over thinking it.
    BB height isn't going to make a big difference when your chugging along on big 2XLs
    I had a chance to ride a custom bike with a much lower bb.....and yes, in a perfect world, it MIGHT be nice sometimes.But if your budget has you looking at the Mayor....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FitmanNJ View Post
    I've just built-up a Mayor V3 with 2XL tires on 100mm rims and the bottom bracket clearance seems to be about 13 1/8" or ~33mm (done with a tape measure, so not perfect).
    pssst...you mean 33 CM.
    33 mm is about 1 1/4 inches.....which is a very low bb

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    I had enough parts laying around to build a Mayor V3 from one of the frames on-sale. I think it came out pretty good. I like the frames and have bought a few more in other colors as spares to built up later. Size Medium.
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    • Bluto w/ Charger Damper upgrade
    • Shimano Hydros
    • 1X10 - XT shifter/SLX 11-speed RDR/RF Narrow-wide 30T/ Sunrace MS-3 11/42 cassette
    • RF Ride 120mm cranks/100mm RF team BB
    • Stock Diamondback Elso Wheel/Kenda Jauggernaut 4.5 tires
    • Other various OEM parts.
    • Green Jagwire Hydro Lines and cable



    I'll be putting an X-Fusion dropper on soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    pssst...you mean 33 CM.
    33 mm is about 1 1/4 inches.....which is a very low bb
    Yes, of course, 33 cm. The fingers were "in gear," but my brain was temporarily in idle...

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