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    My first bike - UFV framebuilding 101 - flat bar commuter/touring bike

    So I had a few different ideas for this bike. Built around a Rohloff hub, PMW rocker dropouts, disk brakes, flat-bars, and Ergon grips.

    I wanted a slightly higher bar height, but with flat bars, so I got all the rise out of a 220mm headtube. Long front center but reasonable reach by using a short stem.

    Handles beautifully.
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    Nice;

    Looks like a very rideable machine. If I were ever tempted to road ride, that is the type of bike I'd require.
    Most people ply the Well Trodden Path. A few seek a different way, and leave a Trail behind.
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    sweet! how was the class? would love to do that one day. such a rad guy, paul.

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    Hey xy9ine, it was great. Lots of hard work and concentration. Btw, I think you are a gearbox guy too, with a Lahar? I'm now the Canadian Zerode rep.

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    yeah, still have that thing (though it doesn't get used much these days). very cool, re: zorode. random: was corresponding w/ rob a while back; seems he's still in touch w/ aaron (ex of lahar). though aaron seems to be living on a different plane of existence these days. still hoping rob pumps out that trail bike one of these days...

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    Nice bike evrac. Good concept and execution.

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    What do you think about those dropouts? Are they easy to tension and center the wheel? That looks almost exactly like a custom touring frame I am thinking about having built.

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    I would have preferred a hooded design. This way I had to make bullet transition pieces, which I don't think are quite as strong as a direct connection. However, they are a joy to use. Easy to tension. They don't have a tensioning screw to pull them back, so you just pull them. Maybe not ideal. Also relies on those two bolts being good an tight.

    Anyways, despite the negatives, they were the best thing I could find in an aftermarket dropout system. Good modularity with other dropouts available if I wanted to run a conventional drivetrain.

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