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    New frame questions

    Have a few bits (fork, wheels, brakes, drivetrain, well... everything but frame) laying around. And thought it would be good for a new build. All I need is a 26" frame. Looking for SS frame, budget, that can ride a 140mm fork without throwing off the geo too much. The Jamis exlile at jenson looks okay, nice price, but as its build around a 100mm fork, I'm not sure. Any ideas. Alum, or steel. Doesn't matter. This is just for giggles and to use all the bits I have off a frame I just sold. I must add I'm looking for a SS specific frame. I have a tugnut with a D hanger if I decide to run gears. I don't like tensioners. TIA ~joe

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    On-One Scandal ?

    I am biased though
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    voodoo wanga

    http://www.airbomb.com/itemMatrix.as...trixType=1&Av=

    Just built a voodoo wanga, bought the frame from the above site.

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    SC chameleon?

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    If Alum is what you're looking for.
    I'm on a steel kick. A buddy of mine lt me take out his voodoo steel singlespeed.
    Felt good so I built one.

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    A Ragley, A Cove or the Santa Cruz Cameleon.

    140mm is a lot of travel, probably too much for a trail-ish hardtail. You might be better off getting a new fork too and selling the old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Dunlop
    A Ragley, A Cove or the Santa Cruz Cameleon.

    140mm is a lot of travel, probably too much for a trail-ish hardtail. You might be better off getting a new fork too and selling the old one.
    Yeah, 140mm is a lot but he might be okay depending on how he sets the fork up and if he's got a lock out for the climbs. I did the Cream Puff once on a hardtail SS with a 125mm fork. 100+ miles plus over 16,000' gain... but I could lock the fork out on the {endless} climbs.

    During the final 10 mile descent I was glad I had a 5" travel fork. My arms were so tired that I stopped 3 times to check my fork. I was convinced it must be broken. But it wasn't.

    Anyway, I like a long travel fork on my hardtail SS. That said, I've never gone as long as 140.

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    I'm gonna rebuild it down to 120mm. Its now set up very very firm, with a lock out. Thats my dilemma. I'm not sure on the HT frame thats not gonna get all wacked out with the change in geo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmadams13
    I'm gonna rebuild it down to 120mm. Its now set up very very firm, with a lock out. Thats my dilemma. I'm not sure on the HT frame thats not gonna get all wacked out with the change in geo.
    Just choose a frame that incorporates that design criteria and the bike will handle well. Mine is custom, but there are production hardtails built to a 120mm fork.

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    Don't forget about the transition trans am... What a cool bike
    http://www.transitionbikes.com/Bikes_TransAM.cfm

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    Orange P7 on clearance from Unreal Cycles $330

    http://mtb.unrealcycles.com/catalog/item287.htm

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