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    about done with the new rig.

    been meaning to get back into biking for a long while, a few months back picked up this frame and some other random parts with it at a garage sale for 20 bucks. that kickstarted my motivation to build one up. so anyways...



    basically just kept the frame and the quirky yellow water bottle cage (to pay a little homage to the original bike/owner i guess, i dunno it seemed right).

    pretty much bought every part used off of ebay. which has proven to be kinda fun, and downright agatating a handfull of times. all in all though was kinda nice to for once divert the attention away from the car, much to my fellow club members dismay It's far from a top of the line rig, but seeing as i'm just getting back into biking, it's more then adequate for the time being. i liked mt biking cause of the sizes, but hated derailuers breaking and chains slapping and/or falling off all the time. hated that part. alot. loved bmxing cause of the tossability and simplicity. so, rather then building this bike up as a single speed mt bike, i kinda tried to give it the "big kids bmx" flare. i'm 6'4" so this is ideal.

    anyways, couple pics.


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    so far:

    generic threadless headset
    some old school bontrager bars
    old yeti grips
    salsa stem
    surly instigator fork
    cheapy shimano bottom bracket
    race face forged cranks
    some spiffy dk pedals
    salsa skewers
    sdg ti saddle
    spot single speed / disc brake hubs
    mavic x3.1 tubeless rims

    en route, should be here this week:

    avid bb7 mechanical disc brakes
    paul levers
    a2z disc brake adapter for rear
    some random tires

    i'm pumped as pee to take this thing out, hope it's ready for a whoopin

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    Fun looking bike.
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    Definitely a fun project. I enjoy bargain hunting on e-bay and the net. It becomes a nice little distraction without blowing too much money.

    Probably already thought about this, but how are you gonna bolt up the rear disc setup?

    Should be a sharp looking conversion SS. Congrats

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    i can't tell what kind of frame that is, but almost looks like you've got enough room to make a 29er out of it, which would be great for your height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dscot420
    ...Probably already thought about this, but how are you gonna bolt up the rear disc setup?...
    "...a2z disc brake adapter for rear..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01
    i can't tell what kind of frame that is, but almost looks like you've got enough room to make a 29er out of it, which would be great for your height.
    thanks for the compliments guys. yes, it's been pretty rad building it up honestly. was about 6 or 7 years behind too in the technology, i got out when cook bros and paul and rock lobster and yeti and all those guys were the holy grail. this time around i can actually afford a few of the parts was gunna run some motolites but figured hell i got these wheels that accept discs so might as well give em a shot. ended up being cheaper too

    frames a *gasp* diamondback challenger. i shed off all of the stickers in a hurry. but, the frame does look decent, and if i break it, i break it no worries. and yeah, the thought of converting it to a 29 did occur to me. i got a tig welder here so i could do some slight modifications to it. at this point though, i just want it done so i can get out there and ride.

    oh yes.

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