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    Any Vulture Cyclocross frame owners out there??

    If so, how do you like the frame and please post pictures if you have them?

    Thanks!

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    I have a Vulture 29'er that I love. I am considering getting Wade to build me a freeride type hardtail, complete with gussets for a DC fork Wade does a great job.
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    There arent a whole slew of Vulture cross frames out there, and thinking of most of the folks who have them, I doubt they would post here. I built myself one this summer and even tried a couple cross races. They were super fun but I got totally whupped. Next week the website should have some cross bike pics.
    cheers, Wade

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    Hey Wade, you're building a freeride hardtail eh? I've been toying around the idea of a freeride 29er! As long as the frame can handle it, why not some 36 hole tandem rims and not yet available longer travel fork? Can it be done?

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    padre, how come a freeride 29er?

    i'm not meaning to dump on the concept at all, i'm just interested as to what would draw you to the idea - besides perhaps that it hasn't been done yet.

    to elaborate, i just ordered my play hardtail (planet x from unreal - should arrive friday!) on which i don't plan to go all that big and still i was debating between 24" and 26" tires. wouldn't 29ers be fragile, and too slow in the 'flickable' -type moves, just as i was warned the 26ers might be?

    as for the fork, you could always go rigid ... ouch. maybe not.

    share your dream for we intrigued parties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kept man
    wouldn't 29ers be fragile, and too slow in the 'flickable' -type moves, just as i was warned the 26ers might be? share your dream for we intrigued parties.
    At my size/height, flickable is the last thing on my mind...I'm interested in going downhill FAST and being able to drop stuff and clear stuff. I'm not an x-games kinda guy. No flips, whips, kicks, or x-ups for me. I assumed that a tandem 36 spoke type wheel could handle the duty. No way on the rigid, that sucks in EVERY department. I'm interested in a upside down type fork. It might now be possible... but it's worth a look. As hard as I'm riding my current 29er Vulture...I'm pretty sure the 29er freeride is within reason. So what if I'm 2 inches higher? On my Bullit with a 7" Jr. T, I'm sitting just as high...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Hey Wade, you're building a freeride hardtail eh? I've been toying around the idea of a freeride 29er! As long as the frame can handle it, why not some 36 hole tandem rims and not yet available longer travel fork? Can it be done?
    Well I was going to ask him if he would build me a freeride HT. I don't know if he has thought about it or not. I love the fit of my 29'er, but I wouldn't trust the current crop of rims to any medium sized drop or larger (4 ft and up). Something with short chainstays, big tire clearance, and a stout head tube, possibly a 1.5 headtube.
    Just a thought that crossed my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kept man
    to elaborate, i just ordered my play hardtail (planet x from unreal - should arrive friday!) on which i don't plan to go all that big and still i was debating between 24" and 26" tires. .
    Which Planet X? I have a Ridgeback I just built up 1x9 with a dura-ace 12-27 cassette. I love the horizontal dropouts, but I always have room for 1 more... don't we all.
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    a new jack flash ...

    i was looking for something that could handle the medium size drops (4-5 ft), that i could ride with my friends in their local "north-shore-esque" play spots, and that i could also try my hand with at some urban/trials action - it just looks so damn cool. these are not necessarily such complimentary genres, i know.

    ben from unreal cycles got good press in my research, and was a great help in my choosing (sorry, in the supergo era i feel i gotta plug the independents). it's built up with the heavy planet x parts (clydesdale), fsa x-drives, sherman flick, and - i must admit i'm excited to see this - a 1x9 setup with the new sram x7 stuff. not sure off the top of my head what that cassette runs, but a couple teeth here or there doesn't really concern me. 32t chainring. oh, and that badass black/orange dragon paint. had i not seriously wanted to try my hand at trials, i would have waited and gone with the new armadillo.

    i had dreamed of a custom freeride hardtail myself, but really the cost-vs-use issue quelled that for me - i mean, i do plan to freeride it, after all. plus despite my odd proportions i fit stock frames of all genres just fine. so as much as i'd love custom xc and freeride hardtails, i got my both my new (in the last year) xc and freeride bikes for about what just one of those in custom would cost. as it was i had to go through some 'contract negotiations' with my wife in order to secure the planet x; there will be no more bikes for me until i turn 30 - so, about 3 years. and it means i have a rocky mountain hardtail to get rid of - don't worry, i will pay and post in the classifieds once the weather turns a little more springlike.

    still, it is too bad as those vulture frames look awesome. that black frame someone posted/was selling a few weeks back ... with the amazing chainstay-to-bb job ... wow. with a 1/5 and beefed up ... that would be something sweet.

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    Well I know we jacked this thread, but Wade @ Vulture makes some AWESOME bikes. I paid like $550 for my custom 29'er. I could not be happier with it. I got a screaming deal on the Ridgeback with a Fox Vanilla 125R. I am running an E.13 SRS with a 38T front. I am using an XTR RD from my old GT XC bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2farfwd
    If so, how do you like the frame and please post pictures if you have them?

    Thanks!

    Yo Chris!

    vulture crosser? sounds like a fun project. Wade is a true freak of nature and an all-around good guy.

    hows life? colo treating you good? hey- my dad's finally retiring...on april fools day. think that'll make an impact?

    email me- lets chat:
    e2cflyr at msn dot com.
    Last edited by SlowSSer; 02-17-2004 at 02:48 PM.

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    jacking is always a risk

    when you fly the friendly skies. that's an excellent price on the frame: i'll keep vulture in mind when next i am looking around ... there was a "stolen or broken" clause in the bike negotiations. and i have yet to not bust up an aluminium frame ... though they've all still been under warranty.

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