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    can I join the ss gang with this?

    I built it on a tight budget and a whim
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    It's not a gang

    It's a way of life.After you have stripped away the 10,000 gears and all the worthless crap that just slows you down your free to experience the ride.Its not something you can explain or read in a magazine you have to live it .So start enjoying life.
    actually I did read it in a magazine.

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    No, because

    your steerer column is too long.
    Ride.

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    Initiation.

    They told me I had to rob a liquor store on my SS to joing the gang.
    When I came back with the beer they rode away with it!
    Bastards.

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    If You.......

    Trim that steer tube You can not only be a member, You will be elected President! (good looking bike by the way!)

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    sorry guys, the steertube has to stay, when I run my h-bar the stem goes on top of the spacers.

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    I always leave my steertubes long too. Easier for resale when you are done with it.
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    As far as liquor store runs, I did manage to carry 96 beers on a bike once, 48 in the messenger bag and 24 in each hand. I could pivot the cases and use them to use the brakes even. do i qualify now?

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    dude...sweet ride!

    the only forum that may not let you in are those Homers over in the Turner forum

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    thanks! oddly enough my "sub22" still weights 23 lbs

    oh well, I will live, it rides well and gets me where i need to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iattackthedarkness
    thanks! oddly enough my "sub22" still weights 23 lbs

    oh well, I will live, it rides well and gets me where i need to go.
    still light in my book. i just got a new bike and it occured to me today i did not have it weighed.....in fact, I doubt I ever will. Who cares, it is light enough, probably around 22/23 which is light by most standards. After all, a $6000 full suspension will maybe be 23 pounds and if that was your bike, everybody would be so impressed with its supposed "light weight"....

    cheers

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    well, I am a clyde so the bike weight is meaningless to me. any lighter and I would guarentee to break it. and from what I understand Ells warrenty is not so hot

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    Hell freaking yes

    Quote Originally Posted by iattackthedarkness
    I built it on a tight budget and a whim
    but please consider doing that beast a solid by cleaning up that rear end, ditch that tensioner thing and you will be made man.

    oh yeah and cut that steerer tube.
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    if you buy me a eno hub, you got a deal but right now I am an unemployed bike mechanic with 2 kids and no money, I made due with what I had laying around.

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    Hmmm...

    Quote Originally Posted by iattackthedarkness
    I built it on a tight budget and a whim
    You're teetering there bud. The tight budget factor puts you in a bad light since we all spend ridculous amounts of money on these things. However, you did build it on a whim so you're okay there because many of us wake up and decide we're building a new bike...

    Nice ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTB-rider
    You're teetering there bud. The tight budget factor puts you in a bad light since we all spend ridculous amounts of money on these things. However, you did build it on a whim so you're okay there because many of us wake up and decide we're building a new bike...

    Nice ride.
    Thanks again. If I had the money I would spend it, I am really digging the SS thing, shoulda' tried it years ago.

    As far as the xtr chain tensioner goes, it is ugly and doesn't make for a clean look, but it works perfectly. when I can afford it I will be building a new rear wheel with an eno hub.

    the extra steer tube is so i can put the stem up top and run my h-bar.

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    I hear ya

    Quote Originally Posted by iattackthedarkness
    if you buy me a eno hub, you got a deal but right now I am an unemployed bike mechanic with 2 kids and no money, I made due with what I had laying around.
    I'm also pretty tight with money.
    As luck would have it my old geared bike had horizontal drop outs so & just got a King cog and went with an old 9 speed hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iattackthedarkness
    when I can afford it I will be building a new rear wheel with an eno hub.



    the extra steer tube is so i can put the stem up top and run my h-bar.
    I'd be saving pennys and applying the proceeds from the sale of the XTR rear derailleur to the purchase of the Eno hub.

    If you have an H-bar and like it, put it on there. That stack of spacers is killing the looks of a sweet bike.

    If youre riding SS and liking it, in my book you're in.....It really does not matter what your bike looks like
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    Most of us started on a tight budget...

    and a whim. If it becomes more than that, get a singulator or such for about 30 beans.


    Don't you worry that you are 1 slipped cleat from being impailed on you steerer tube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykegnurd
    and a whim. If it becomes more than that, get a singulator or such for about 30 beans.


    Don't you worry that you are 1 slipped cleat from being impailed on you steerer tube?
    I am not too worried about the steer tube, I am a recovering freerider so no clipless for me, i use atomlab flats and nike free shoes. but if i did, you are on to something!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattman
    I'd be saving pennys and applying the proceeds from the sale of the XTR rear derailleur to the purchase of the Eno hub.

    If you have an H-bar and like it, put it on there. That stack of spacers is killing the looks of a sweet bike.

    If youre riding SS and liking it, in my book you're in.....It really does not matter what your bike looks like
    Thanks, but I want to keep the xtr, it will go on another bike at some point.

    Actually my "h-bar" is homemade, as I couldn't afford the real thing, mine is 4130 cromo and weights nearly 2 lbs. I wanted to see how one felt but couldn't come up with 200 bones just to try one...I have to say, Jeff Jones is a genius, he is on to something there!

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    Jeez. That steerer.

    Get some Titec Flat Trackers, put the stem at the top of the steerer and get rid of that embarassing impaler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannybob
    Get some Titec Flat Trackers, put the stem at the top of the steerer and get rid of that embarassing impaler.
    I have tendonitis in both wrists so flat bars are not an option for me.

    I honestly appreciate everyones concern for the well being of my genitals but I am willing to take the risk in trade for the versatility that the longer steer tube provides me, and for future resale value of the fork.

    Will this picture put your minds at ease? or is this an even worse fashion faux pax?
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    Nope. But I would like to see the rest of the climbing wall:-)

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    the climbing wall is nothing too fancy, it is 8x8 built in my garage. If you really want to see pics, I will take a few tomorrow, it is too dark to see them tonight because the flash on my digicam burned out. It is small but it is a good workout on rainy days.

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    Tight budget?

    I'm very impressed to see that your tight budget whim included an Ellsworth and some fancy Spynergy wheels!

    Nice ride - I'm extremely jealous.

    jag

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey
    Nope. But I would like to see the rest of the climbing wall:-)

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    here is part of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannybob
    Get some Titec Flat Trackers, put the stem at the top of the steerer and get rid of that embarassing impaler.
    Is this better?
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    aaahhhhh.... now that's pretty!

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    As one of my kids says, Niiiiiiiicccccccccceeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Nice convert. Using the XTR, while homely was ingenious. I wimped out and went with a soulcraft, which realistically costs a third of a IRO Mia frame.

    Have fun!!!
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    So. are you guys just being polite, or do you really think it is that nice? Is it because it is an Ellsworth? If so, why do you think Ellsworth is so nice?

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    I am NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by iattackthedarkness
    So. are you guys just being polite, or do you really think it is that nice? Is it because it is an Ellsworth? If so, why do you think Ellsworth is so nice?
    A nice guy, it is a nice bike. Why? because You built it up Yourself, therefore it reflects Your style. that is what SSing is all about, doing it Your own way.....

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    Can't speak for anyone else, but I'll say 'nice bike' because any ride that you like, that you modify to be more of what you like (or try something new) is by definition, nice.

    Nice Ellsworth, btw.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by iattackthedarkness
    So. are you guys just being polite, or do you really think it is that nice? Is it because it is an Ellsworth? If so, why do you think Ellsworth is so nice?
    I think it is nice because it is nice. I like Ellsworth bikes for what it is worth. In fact, I cannot actually think of a bike that I do not like other than the one I cannot afford

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    I got all the bugs worked out now!
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