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    Stripping Lurch

    Lewd, eh?

    The Lurch w/ Bluto arrived today, so my project begins. The plan is to swap as many parts as possible from the Lurch onto an IP-019 frame that arrived a few weeks ago.

    The Lurch:

    Stripping Lurch-photo-mar-02-11-14-49.jpg

    The IP-019:

    Stripping Lurch-photo-mar-02-12-41-04.jpg

    Why? Because, after selling my old Rip9 for $1745, I have a budget of approximately $1745 to build a fat bike. So far, I have $2043.60 into the whole shebang. I'm hoping to recoup something by selling the Lurch frame w/ stem, bars, seatpost, and front derailleur. If everything works out as planned, I will have a carbon fat bike with both rigid and Bluto for under $1800. Realistically, if I can keep it under $2000, I'll be mighty pleased.

    The bike will be a rolling advertising platform for the website, so I'm calling it a tax deduction.

    The lettering on the IP-019 is standard adhesive vinyl. I got it from QuickStickers.com for $30 or so, shipped.

    Issues so far -

    1) Lurch has a top-pull front derailleur and the IP-019 is designed for a bottom pull. This will speed up my 1x plans.

    2) Different sized seatposts, so I'll have to buy one for the IP.

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    I'll follow this... tempted to do the same with my Borris X9.

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    Slight hiccup. The downtube interferes with both sides of the Bluto.

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    Definitely double or triple check this (probably in the Chinese Carbon Fatty thread) but I think the headset lower race that you need is the cane creek HD-8880.

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    Yeah its like 3 or 5 mm clearance it needs. I think I just rad that. Subbed BTW.

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    I know the Cane Creek/Salsa race provides 3mm, which may be enough. CK makes a 5mm race, but only for 1 1/8". There may be an On One 5mm option. Niner makes one as well.

    Another minor detail: cables and housings are too short, even though the IP is supposedly a smaller frame. Easy enough to fix.

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    Thread title vs. content dissapoints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Thread title vs. content dissapoints.
    Stripping Lurch-83184714.jpg

    Better?

    (PS - do not GIS "Lurch naked")

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    Any updates?

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    Stuck trying to get the thru-axle kit from Novatec to convert the rear hub. I emailed Henry on Wednesday, but haven't heard back yet.

    If it takes much longer, this project may jump in price when I go with some carbon wheels much earlier than planned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrez4 View Post
    Stuck trying to get the thru-axle kit from Novatec to convert the rear hub. I emailed Henry on Wednesday, but haven't heard back yet.
    I'm trying to do the same for the 12QR, let me know what Henry comes back with. I have an email out to him as well - if I hear something first I will share.

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    If you would have used the FM-190, am I correct in thinking that you would be able to use your 190mm x 12 QR? I only ask because I wanted to do the same and have a set of Rolling Darryls that have the same 190mm x 12 QR rear hub. If I buy a frame I don't wanted the added cost of buying and building a new set of hubs.

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