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    ... and if we just ... Screaming Banshee!!! or The bike coral is complete

    For over a year, I've wanted to build an Urban Assault specific bike for my self. Something I could take around the streets of Seattle or Tacoma to get my self in trouble with "the man" with. My first and only true urban experience was summer 04 at UBC (University of British Columbia) with some of the Canadians. I knew then, I was hooked. I want to learn how to do better manuals, gap jumps, etc. I already have a Freeride bike, but wanted one that was a hardtail.

    Durt Demo 04, I got in touch with the boyz @ Banshee who hooked me up with a killer Morphine frame. Since then, it's been spending some very quality time in the garage just hanging there un-built. Through a lucky series of events, I've been able to get an entire build kit for it all at once.

    During my last visit to Vancouver, I took the bike and it's respective parts, up to BC with me. With the assistance of this here message board moderator Craig H's assistance; with in an hour, she was put together. Thus, @ 11am on Sunday November 13th; weighing somewhere around 35-37pnds; the latest addition to the family was born.

    Not pictured, I have some Maxxis Hookworm tires sitting in the garage which she'll be getting for her first ride in the city. Boy, I can't wait!!
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    Cool Bike!!!

    Congratulations!

    But... just one question (not bashing, just curious)... not any of the brands you work for has a urban frame??

    Again, nice build!
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    That is a beautiful bike. I have been wanting to build up a Morphine myself for jumping. How much did it cost to put together your build?

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    Sweet! That looks beefy enough to stand up to some thrashing from a guy your size. I imagine you're gonna have a blast playing on that thing.
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    Mmmmm Yellow!

    Nice ride there Mellow...that'd go perfect with my car! mmm..yellow! i'm diggin' my Banshee! yeah the Morphs are built like a tank!

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    Nice bike

    I set up a Chameleon for DH this year and realize that with a change of tires, it would make a nice urban bike. What size Hookworms are you using? I have to get something other than the 2.5 Nevagals for the street.

    I have an urge to get my younger son to lead me around Montreal on his post-midnight rides next summer.

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    Yes, we do; the Assault

    Quote Originally Posted by Warp2003
    Cool Bike!!!

    Congratulations!

    But... just one question (not bashing, just curious)... not any of the brands you work for has a urban frame??

    Again, nice build!
    We do make an urban/dirt jumping bike called The Assault. Unfortunately, it only comes in a medium which would not fit me. It's received very good reviews in the magz.

    2006 Diamondback Assault
    https://www.diamondback.com/items.as...=12&itemid=172
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    My guess

    Quote Originally Posted by mb3designs
    That is a beautiful bike. I have been wanting to build up a Morphine myself for jumping. How much did it cost to put together your build?
    Is somewhere around $1200 +/-
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    thanks...

    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    Nice ride there Mellow...that'd go perfect with my car! mmm..yellow! i'm diggin' my Banshee! yeah the Morphs are built like a tank!
    The thing is a tank! That's why I went with that frame. It's over built.
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    Hookworm

    Quote Originally Posted by Rev Bubba
    I set up a Chameleon for DH this year and realize that with a change of tires, it would make a nice urban bike. What size Hookworms are you using? I have to get something other than the 2.5 Nevagals for the street.

    I have an urge to get my younger son to lead me around Montreal on his post-midnight rides next summer.
    I got the 2.5s. I'll be sure to post pics when the new tires are on.
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    Interested in how they ride

    I was thinking my 2.5's were kind of big for urban assault but maybe I was thinking wrong. How does the tire roll on pavement?

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    Congrads on the new machine! Any rides yet?

    Did you get the back wheel & frame mounts converted over to solid axle?

    Don't forget to cross post this thread on the Banshee thread on the Cdn bikes board.
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=30584

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    I like the photo of the rear dropout area. Overall it's a real nice bike. That yellow just screams.

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    I guess this makes CraigH...

    ....the god father of your bike..when's the christening?

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    I won't find out anytime soon

    Work and family commitments will prevent me from taking her out any sooner than mid Dec It will have the 2.5's on it when I take her out. I'll be sure to post pictures when I do.
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    I'll do that!

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    Congrads on the new machine! Any rides yet?

    Did you get the back wheel & frame mounts converted over to solid axle?

    Don't forget to cross post this thread on the Banshee thread on the Cdn bikes board.
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=30584
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    Fat Tire Ale

    Quote Originally Posted by TheotherH
    ....the god father of your bike..when's the christening?
    Maybe on my next trip to the great white north; I'll christen her with some Moose Drool beer or some Fat Tire Ale.
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    Nice bike Mellow!!!

    Hey man, if you're interested, me and some buddies are trying to get some regular urban rides in/around Seattle on weeknights. We've got a fairly fun loop from my house (in the CD), but we're always into doing more exploring around the city.

    Cheers,
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    what's with the extra six inches...

    of derailleur cable sticking out? I'll bet you were just too excited to get out there on the thing and forgot to trim it.

    It does look like a really fun bike!

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    I'm in for sure!

    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Hey man, if you're interested, me and some buddies are trying to get some regular urban rides in/around Seattle on weeknights. We've got a fairly fun loop from my house (in the CD), but we're always into doing more exploring around the city.

    Cheers,
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    Send me a private message or post on the WA state board when you're doing the next one. I'll gladly try to fit it in my schedule.
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    Dude! You got like, 3" of lift in that last photo...

    I'm pretty sure with practice you can get up to 4" of lift on that front tire...


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    the hookworms roll something great on pavement so fast and some great cornering...your going to love them Mellow
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    Hey MY, you take this thing out for a ride yet?

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    If you're really riding urban, you better drop that seatpost sucka!
    cycle tracks will abound in utopia.

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    That goes with out saying

    Quote Originally Posted by coma13
    If you're really riding urban, you better drop that seatpost sucka!
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    Not yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    Hey MY, you take this thing out for a ride yet?
    I've been all of a sudden ultra busy. She sits in the garage just waiting. it's also so damn cold that I don't want to take any chances of sliding off a concrete wall onto any part of my body that was not mean to hit the ground first.
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    That things got

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellow Yellow
    We do make an urban/dirt jumping bike called The Assault. Unfortunately, it only comes in a medium which would not fit me. It's received very good reviews in the magz.

    2006 Diamondback Assault
    https://www.diamondback.com/items.as...=12&itemid=172
    skatepark written all over it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaMan
    I'm pretty sure with practice you can get up to 4" of lift on that front tire...

    Yea he needs to work his wheelies..... especially since that bike is a wheelie/manual machine. But he rode VERY well on the skinnies on Seymour day before these pitures were taken.
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