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    Nice little package from Dean.....

    We'll finally received my frame after a few delays and problems. Busy today and tomorrow so should get out on Sunday for the maiden voyage.
    Frame is the Dean Duke Soft tail, EBB, disc only, for 100mm fork.


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    another photo

    Oh and by the way I did have to lower my saddle a little.

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    bad a$$, nice setup brother let us know how it rides

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    $ Bling!! $

    Bling-city, baby!

    looks like a weight weenies dream, too.
    congrats and enjoy your first ride.

    GG
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    Very colorful bike, and that crankset is hot!

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    Yummmmmmmmy... very nice..


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    Very nice! One question for you; why the geared king hub over the SS specific?
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    Kman give us a quick guesstimate

    how much have you spent on bikes in the last 5 years?

    Your sickness is deeper than mosts and quite inspiring.

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    Very nice, I will be excited to see it soon, before it goes up on Ebay and you buy a new one.

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    Lokks good, like MattyT said, how long til it is on ebay. Look forward to riding with you Sunday.
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    I will wait for Ebay

    If he rides it till it's used up and waits until it rusts before posting it on EBay, it will still be faster than waiting for a new frame from DEAN.
    "Welcome to my underground lair...."

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    Less than you think....

    I will only buy if I am getting a decent deal.....
    example I sold my Racer X100 including shipping for about $100 more than I paid for it originally, Bought a Turner Flux (discount of course) and I had to drop about $50 into a new frame.


    This Dean is paid for in part by:
    Bought a 1st Generation Spicer for cheap (since it was a "prototype") of sorts, had it for about a year and 1/2, sold if for about $100 more than what I paid for it.
    Next bought a Trek STP complete for a steal, sold all the parts and pretty much got the frame for free. Sold the frame and that with the Spicer cash paid for about 1/2 of this Dean.

    The way I look at it is if you buy at a decent price and sell every 2 years you really do not loose all that much $$ on depreciation and you can generally ride a new bike every other year for a minimal amount of additional cash. So I am not dropping a few thousand dollars on bike crap every year, just buying at the right price and selling at the right time.
    In fact, the Hope brakes are brand new and by selling the Formula brakes I originally had on Ebay right now I "expect" the new Hopes will cost me about $25-$35.
    Also, if you notice, almost all the parts on my geared and single speed bikes just roll over frame after frame. Pretty much the same parts I have been using for the pastr several years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Nazi
    how much have you spent on bikes in the last 5 years?

    Your sickness is deeper than mosts and quite inspiring.

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    Dude....

    If this one ends up on Ebay....I'll probaly be done.......
    Anyway, I am really, really liking my Flux. That bike just rock and rails!

    KMan

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyT
    Very nice, I will be excited to see it soon, before it goes up on Ebay and you buy a new one.

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    not to fear KMan....

    I do the same thing....rare for me to hold onto a ride for more than a year .....

    sweet setup...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMan
    We'll finally received my frame after a few delays and problems. Busy today and tomorrow so should get out on Sunday for the maiden voyage.
    Frame is the Dean Duke Soft tail, EBB, disc only, for 100mm fork.


    KMan
    That is a sweet Duke. Nice parts spec too.

    I really enjoy my Colonel (had it for about 6 months now)...I hope you like your Duke as much as I'm diggin' my Colonel.

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    Dude, that garage door is hot!!
    Alum I Assume?
    how about the handle Ti or Steel?
    you know steel is real...

    Opener or old school lifter, I know k-man that's gotta be opener...

    btw sweet bike... is that new ?

    respect
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    Question..

    ...Why the modular dropouts on an ebb frame?

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    without going through all the details...

    Lets just say I didn't want them, but that's what it came with.
    Also don't say you would have sent it back because you don't know what it took to get this frame and lets just leave it at that.

    KMan


    Quote Originally Posted by donkey
    ...Why the modular dropouts on an ebb frame?

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    Actually....

    The door is some sort of proto-type alloy....you know, lighter and stiffer!
    Picture doesn't show the drill hole I put in while installing the opener....kind of pushed too hard.

    KMan


    Quote Originally Posted by fatmarc
    Dude, that garage door is hot!!
    Alum I Assume?
    how about the handle Ti or Steel?
    you know steel is real...

    Opener or old school lifter, I know k-man that's gotta be opener...

    btw sweet bike... is that new ?

    respect
    fatmarc

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