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    Jabberwocky Build

    I have assembled my new single speed. Thanks for all the helpful advice and build posts on this forum. Thanks !


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    That's a sweet looking ride. Nicely done.

    (but what's up with that front skewer?)
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    Jealous! Im about to build my own if i will be able to get my hands on a frame and fork in a month or so.

    Nice bike BTW
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    Nice Build. Love the Jabbers
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    That's one lovely Jabberwocky! Enjoy it!

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    nice job, looks sweet!

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    looks good, except for the pedals.

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    very nice. it calls for shorter stem, a matching thomson x4 so you can slide the seat back. cut the steerer tube. i love black bikess.
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    Nice build!

    I would swap the skewers, so that the levers are on the non-disc side. Makes getting a hold of them much easier and think it looks cleaner, especially on the front. I am also curious as to how well those Salsa skewers hold. On my 26" SS, I tried a Salsa skewer with my Vicious Cycles fork and could not keep it from slipping.

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    Nice, I suspect there's quite a few of those as new builds after their big Black Friday sale....that is, if they were able to fill all those orders

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianU
    I would swap the skewers, so that the levers are on the non-disc side. Makes getting a hold of them much easier and think it looks cleaner, especially on the front.

    I wouldn't. They're designed to go on that side, swapping them is dangerous.

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    Looks great, I love the Trails-edge custom powdercoat. Those I9 wheels and your bars rock.

    Are you local to TE? If those pics are current, I'm assuming not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolk83
    I wouldn't. They're designed to go on that side, swapping them is dangerous.
    Not debating here, asking this as a serious question. What part of the Q/R design constitutes which side of the wheel the lever goes on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianU
    Not debating here, asking this as a serious question. What part of the Q/R design constitutes which side of the wheel the lever goes on?
    I would like to know as well b/c I have both my front and rear on the non-disc side and haven't run into any issues as of yet but if it's "dangerous" then I need to put them back where they belong....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianU
    Not debating here, asking this as a serious question. What part of the Q/R design constitutes which side of the wheel the lever goes on?
    On every bike I have ever owned for the last 20years I have ran the QR on the non-drive side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianU
    What part of the Q/R design constitutes which side of the wheel the lever goes on?

    You can't read the "Salsa" logo if you run on the skewers drive side



    But as far as something dealing with the engineering design, someone else smarter than me will have to chime in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianU
    Not debating here, asking this as a serious question. What part of the Q/R design constitutes which side of the wheel the lever goes on?

    I couldn't tell you 100% why, but as they're designed to go on that side, i wouldn't risk it. I know it tightens from the lever side, so it may have something to do with that.
    I'm just going off what a bike mech preached to me a few years back, and he knows his stuff!

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    I really don't think that it matters on what side one puts the lever of a quick release. I recall being instructed to put the lever on the side opposite the brake caliper/rotor so that, in the event of a mishap, the lever wouldn't get smashed into the rotor. As far as I know, they hold the same, irrespective of side.

    I commented about the skewer because with the lever is pointing out, forward. I would be afraid of snagging that thing on something and opening it up. I prefer to have the lever upright, behind the fork blade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolk83
    I couldn't tell you 100% why, but as they're designed to go on that side, i wouldn't risk it. I know it tightens from the lever side, so it may have something to do with that.
    I'm just going off what a bike mech preached to me a few years back, and he knows his stuff!
    One way to know for sure, I'll shoot an email off to Salsa and see what they say. I'll post their reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolk83
    I wouldn't. They're designed to go on that side, swapping them is dangerous.
    you aren't serious, are you?

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    Q/R answer from Salsa

    I sent a question to Salsa's customer service yesterday and here is their reply.

    Hi Brian,

    Location of the skewer on the left side of the bike is largely a matter of personal preference and tradition. I personally run the lever on the left side of the bike in the rear and the right in the front on my disc equipped bike. As long as you get the tension correct, no worries either way.

    Chuck Sween
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    Kudos to Salsa for their quick reply.

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    Whew! So I'm in no "danger" then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolk83
    I couldn't tell you 100% why, but as they're designed to go on that side, i wouldn't risk it. I know it tightens from the lever side, so it may have something to do with that.
    I'm just going off what a bike mech preached to me a few years back, and he knows his stuff!
    Apparently not. That's a pretty far fetched assertion, and I would say it's more dangerous to put it on the disc side because:

    Discs get hot!

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    Nice, dude. What size is that bike?

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    Nice Bike, Hope You Are Riding The Hell Out Of It, What Is The Seat Brand? Beautiful Bike.

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    Wow! That is a great looking bike. The Brooks saddle sets it off. Looks like it would be a blast to ride.
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    Great looking bike man. That's what I wanna build as my first big boy

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    What's with the chain slap protector??? That should be obsolete if your tension is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halflung
    Nice Bike, Hope You Are Riding The Hell Out Of It, What Is The Seat Brand? Beautiful Bike.
    The saddle is a Brooks.

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    definitely the most informative thread i've read in here as of yet. Sticky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    definitely the most informative thread i've read in here as of yet. Sticky?
    Hey, I think finding out that being able to run your skewers on EITHER side is pretty dang informative!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1Gear
    Hey, I think finding out that being able to run your skewers on EITHER side is pretty dang informative!
    I think he was talking about an animated link somene had posted yesterday right above that reply.

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    I'm glad my post triggered such an informative dialogue about skewer orientation.

    The bike is running awsome. Switched the platforms to clips.

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