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    Bike thieves Rock!

    Okay - not really, but what better excuse can a person find to build their dream bike from the ground up? Just finished this yesterday, I still need a tug bolt and some taller gearing, but it's feeling good so far...
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    DUDE that bike is sooo pimp!

    OK man, spill the beans... How does it ride? How do the dropouts/disc mount work? One size fits all frame? 24" rear wheel or 26"? How does it handle with the pike at 140mm? Is the ride super stiff or is there any give to the ride? Have you trail ridden it yet, if so how was it? what is the state flower for north carolina? How much does it weigh right now in that pic as set up? Why did the chicken cross the road?
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    dang...

    That is pretty spankin...I like how you built it up. Looks like it would take a beating!
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    Thanks man - let me know if you decide you need to trade it for that Rat bike of yours I saw awhile ago

    I've only had the bike on the trail once - this AM.My ride was cut short by a now resolved cog issue, but the time I did put in on it was great fun. I will be using the bike primarily for long trail rides, I wanted something that I could throw around and ride aggressively, but which was comfortable enough to ride all day, so far it seems to fit the bill. I am guessing it weighs around 30 lbs or so as it sits. It's too early to say how it feels in 140 mode - since I haven't dialed it out that far yet, but the fork looks and feels nice other wise.

    The rear is a 24" - the frame is 24" specific - the front is 26". The frame doesn't feel overly stiff (but I rode a Steelhead, P2, and a PX Pitbull before this - so I imagine it's all relative). The Lifetime is one size fits all - which I think is pretty ghetto for a frame that cost $750 new (my frame is used) - fortunately it fits me fine @ 5'10". The bike is fun to ride, it rails through the corners and is very flickable.
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    niiiiiiice

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    btw, you might not need any sort of chain tug/tensioner...I never ran anything but a steel shimano skewer on the back of my Endless (w/ discs) and can't remember it ever slipping. I wonder how the bike handles with that much fork...never sported anything but a short rigid or 80mm on mine. Enjoy it, not many out there.

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    Cool. I like the contrast of burley singlespeed build with the road racing saddle.

    I was looking for a white SS on Sunday - I'm guessing you didn't make it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudpawlz
    Cool. I like the contrast of burley singlespeed build with the road racing saddle.

    I was looking for a white SS on Sunday - I'm guessing you didn't make it?
    I feel like such a d*** - no I didn't make it. Many small issues conspired to keep me from pulling it off. I will do it next year. How was it?

    My idea with this bike was to shave weight where it wouldn't be an issue and put it on where it was needed - hence the seat.
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    Very nice... Selle Italia... yum..



    Bike is very nice man. Good work.


    That from the top pic looking down on the fork... I bet that instills confidence in ya on the trail... looks pretty slick man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    How was it?
    Like this

    You would have loved and hated it.

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    Doh! I'd give you every different reason that I didn't make it, but in the end they'd just sound like, and be, excuses. Suffice it to say that I am bummed I missed it, but am looking forward to redeeming myself next year. I've been considering putting together a true death march type ride as penance for missing this, I'll post a notice over in the FR forum. Nice writeup, by the way!
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    Nice Build!

    That is Purrrrrrrty! i like them Hopes...I need some those on my BanSShee!

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