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    Future SWISS member...

    A friend of mine wants to try SS so I'm converting one of her bikes into a SS (it would be nice to see more women on SS, don't you think?)... Here is her work in progress... I should have it finished by Friday (waiting on some extra parts) and have her maiden this weekend. I'm predicting a weight of around 21 lbs with her parts selection (mostly recycled parts, and unused race schwag (yes, she's very fast)...
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    Frame prepped

    Cleaned and inspected... ready for conversion... We're using a Gusset and 34X20 or 32X20 gearing, Spox wheelset, carbon flat bars (race winning), 90 or 100 mm stem, Fizik saddle, Speedplays SRAM V's/levers, and a RS SID Black Box... Except for the chainrings, cogs, chain and stem, everything on the bike is off stuff on hand. You have to love recycling...
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    SWISS Miss?

    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    it would be nice to see more women on SS, don't you think...
    Yeah, just what we need, a SWISS Miss
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    by this weekend...

    there will be two "Swiss Miss-es" out on the trail... Leave it up to me to advance the cause of Swiss diversity...

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    Cranks?

    Are those Ionic "Billys"?

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    It WAS Bill's

    but it has been "re-cycled" by his wife...

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    Maiden voyage?

    Let me know when the maiden (heh heh) voyage is.
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    Cable Stops

    Those cable stops are huge - too bad they can't be cleaned up a bit. SS bikes have the potential for a very clean look.

    How about red brake cable housing (Nokian) and red nipples to go on some sweet silver rims.
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    I wish...

    I could Dremel off the stops but it's not my bike... I only have black housing in stock which should go well with the stealthy battleship gray look (although she's considering a repaint)... These are the wheels she's putting on it right now so red housing will definitely clash... hehe..
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    Rocket Wheels

    Those spokes/wheels make it look like a Rocket - Nice!

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    What ever happened to Ionic? I still have one of their stickers on my old Specialized helmet.

    Hey flip --- you seem pretty good at this SS stuff. If I ever decide to go SS with my Stumpjumper...would you be willing to convert mine (I'll pay you for parts and labor of course).

    Thanks

    Nick

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    Hey Brett... Nick

    Totally missed your comment about Ionic Billy cranks... Sorry, not enough caffeine. Yes, those are Ionic Billy cranks and the bike itself is owned by someone named Bill therefore the confusion... His wife is having me do the conversion for her to try SS... I think she's going to love it.

    Hey Nick,
    Yes, I've done quite a few conversions. I'll be more than happy to work do the conversion for you... I actually have an account opened with Rennen for Rollenlagers and I have an account setup with United Bicycle Tools (also trying to open up a BTI account) so I should be able to get anything new you would need for the conversion for a better price than local shops... Just give me some advance notice so we can figure out what can be recycled and what we have to order or pick up from local shops.

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    SS Mod

    Gary - Have you seen this before? I picked it off the "Save Some Weight" forum
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    That looks pretty cool...

    I like the minimalist design... Heck, if you ran the chain guide off the back of the seat tube, it can double as a chain tensioner...

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    Ready for the maiden...

    We'll take it out tomorrow to start out it's new life... The weight with pedals might be a little over 21 lbs but probably still less than 22 lbs...
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    Cool Grips...

    She got these white leather grips with pink flames and baseball stitching... The handlebar is a USE Carbon ATOM, the brake levers are SRAM ESP 9.0, stem is a 100 mm Salsa Moto Ace SUL.
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