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    ... and if we just ... BBBB Vulture build OMG!

    Just finished up the Vulture that Mattman so graciously sent me.

    Work of art. Midge/Avid Discs/287V's/Mutano's/ENO/Eggy's. Brooks Pro...well broken in! SRAM PC-58. 18 tooth Shizmano DX cog. Pink on black bar tape. Salsa stem. Thomson seatpost. Real BB. EBB.

    Beige. Burly. The compulsory (sp?) ride around the block had me smiling ear to ear.

    Sub forty pounds! The old girl and I are gonna get along just fine......piccy's to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz
    ......piccy's to come.
    pics quick!!

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    Water tubes?

    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz
    ....................Sub forty pounds! The old girl and I are gonna get along just fine......piccy's to come.
    Sub 40#, I should hope sub 30, or at least very low 30s. I think I had that thing at 29# less pedals, but of course I had a carbon bar on it and did not have a real BB My hollow cranks and hollow BB saved some I'm sure. Did you fill your tubes with water? That might not be a bad idea, if you spring a leak out in the desert you could have a drink of water as your tires deflate. Just think how fast you could descend and what a great workout climbing would be.

    If you already have it built it must have come Saturday or this morning. I'm hoping the SK will arrive here tomorrow.

    I'm eagerly awaiting the pictures Matt
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    Smile

    Brown Santa arrived with two boxes at 3pm yesterday, I was riding the old girl by seven! Getting pretty good at these SS builds, eh? One of those RARE assemblies wherein everything went together like clockwork, I had almost all the parts, etc. on hand! Heh. That included a trip to the LBS for cables/housing, and to borrow their Torx wrench, and an extra ten minutes to dish the wheel approx. 3mm to the right. so's the 2.4's wouldn't rub that purty beige!

    First ride (just around the neighborhood) and I fell in love.....she accelerates like a scalded rat!

    A little disc caliper re-shim this evening and all is golden.



    If you already have it built it must have come Saturday or this morning. I'm hoping the SK will arrive here tomorrow.

    I'm eagerly awaiting the pictures Matt[/QUOTE]

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    Less posting, more pictures! Get cracking, mate!

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    No kidding! It's almost as bad as Shiggy teasing about the VulChester for months with nothing.

    WTF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy
    No kidding! It's almost as bad as Shiggy teasing about the VulChester for months with nothing.
    Or when Niner was promoting without any facts... just to freeze potential buyers until they had the goods. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy
    No kidding! It's almost as bad as Shiggy teasing about the VulChester for months with nothing.

    WTF!

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    I knew I should have shot a pic of the frame drawing and tubeset.
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    Need More Vulture

    I'm considering sending a deposit on a frame... Could ya' hurry up with the Pics...

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    Good job!

    Hey, I'm workin' here, saving lives and stuff!

    Mattman already posted pics anyway...look at his and picture the same frame/fork with Midge bars, ENO cranks and it's the same bike.

    I'll drag out the camera in the morning darn it...

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    just do it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch
    I'm considering sending a deposit on a frame... Could ya' hurry up with the Pics...

    I already want another...

    here's a completely unrelated pic for the mean time.

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    Wink Now that's what I'm talking about!

    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz
    Hey, I'm workin' here, saving lives and stuff!

    Mattman already posted pics anyway...look at his and picture the same frame/fork with Midge bars, ENO cranks and it's the same bike.

    I'll drag out the camera in the morning darn it...
    I think..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka brad
    I think..

    1G1G, Brad
    why add the weight with the center tube though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjh_mtb
    why add the weight with the center tube though?
    Strength. Built for a BIG rider.
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    I was pleasantly surprised to find this frameset LIGHTER than I actually thought it'd be!

    Beefy main tubes, tandem-rated chain stays and the like. Built up, must be a bit less than thirty pounds. I am simply amazed at the stiffness and abundance of acceleration. I can detect ZERO flex. The true "maiden voyage" happens in about eleven hours.

    Per Wade, this frame was built for a particular 320 pound customer initially, who never built it up.....should hold up well to my rather svelty 220. The "extra" toptube, in Tru Temper butted steel, must weigh (??) a quarter of a pound??? Mucho benefit as to stiffness and strength, with not much weight penalty! Brilliant.
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    The SK build will also commence soon

    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz
    I was pleasantly surprised to find this frameset LIGHTER than I actually thought it'd be! .
    Not bad for a big bird with two top tubes, eh. I just put the SK on my digital scale and found that big frame to be very svelte at 4 pounds 2ounces with the EBB in place.

    I have an important question I need you to answer if you can check your PM or email. I'm hoping to start building tomorrow but need a question answered first. Matt
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