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    Please help me choose a frame you a-holes

    My 26" AL Monocog Flight is getting a little long in the tooth. I like the way it rides but wish it could be lighter & snappier. I wish I could be lighter and snappier too but I'm getting all old and flabby and stuff.

    I'm not seeing a frame that fits my criteria on the market right now, but I have to admit I haven't looked very hard.

    The list:

    • light
    • horizontal drop outs (or a similar way to easily "shift" between 2 cogs on the rear)
    • 26" (not a typo)
    • clearance for 2.5" tires + a little mud
    • fairly quick geometry - will be used mostly on twisty-fast midwestern singletrack
    • designed for (or doesn't look ugly with) a rigid fork
    • will help me bag hot chicks


    As always, thank you for your polite, well reasoned, and insightful replies.

    Simpleton.

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    go custom jerk face......



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    surly 1x1 with the exception of light...
    on one slot dropout 'tardbred or whatever it's called
    on one scandal is fairly light

    not many using track style drops, most using sliders or ebb's of some sort. sorry, wish i had more suggestions that have track drops.
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    What a way to grab attention! Ha!

    Soma has their 4one5 frame on sale right now that fits your list requirements. Not sure about that tire size though. I’ve run wider tires than frame builder recommendation fine (maybe you can call them to find out for sure).

    As for helping you ‘bag hot chicks’ maybe you need a fixie, tight pants, and one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts
    surly 1x1 with the exception of light...
    on one slot dropout 'tardbred or whatever it's called
    on one scandal is fairly light

    not many using track style drops, most using sliders or ebb's of some sort. sorry, wish i had more suggestions that have track drops.
    If his current aluminum frame isn't light enough it's unlikely anything steel would do.

    but that Scandal is definitely a good idea

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    Was going to offer my input but then you qualified it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    go custom jerk face......


    Any suggestions, you empty headed animal food trough wiper? I fart in your general direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleton
    Any suggestions, you empty headed animal food trough wiper? I fart in your general direction.
    I don't know what kind of bone-headed suggestion that jerk will make, but if you're looking for light aluminum I've always been impressed by Rock Lobster and Quiring. I'm sure they're not the only good ones though

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    but that Scandal is definitely a good idea
    I thought you had it nailed for a minute but then I went to their website which says

    <blockquote>26" x 2.3 tyres will just about fit, but we recommend 2.0 – 2.1" for best performance</blockquote>

    And then I was a little sad.

    Anybody know firsthand whether Weirwolf LT 2.55" tires will fit in this frame? I don't think I could live without their stoopendous cushystickyrolliness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleton
    Any suggestions, you empty headed animal food trough wiper? I fart in your general direction.
    .....any custom i'd rec would be steel....'cause....ya know....steel is real*

    BUT....boomn's suggestions for rocklobster and quiring are spot on.....my wife rides a ti Quiring....freakin' hella nice frame....srsly...hella nice

    hell....if you can afford it...Ti is really pretty nice....beats the heck outta aluminam...er...alinumum....agh...aluminum.....





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    My next frame will be a Siren, so naturally i'd suggest one of those. He can make it any flavor you'd like, including encrusted anus.

    he will be building me a scandium/aluminum 26er with ti seat stays. I'm planning on making an expanding rear triangle for it similar to the Ibis Tranny, but if i never get off my ass to make it, i'll probably go with track ends.
    Also, you might want to look into the Tranny. My friend has one and loves it. It's carbon though.

    And dont listen to these "steel is real" clowns... they're always the last ones back to the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    And dont listen to these "steel is real" clowns... they're always the last ones back to the car.
    That's right, 'cause we're never in a hurry to go home ...

    I bet you break the speed limit on your way to work too

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    Just fix your crank already!

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    Okay, after my initial post you expanded the qualifications from a-holes only to a-holes and and empty headed animal food trough wipers... whew... I get to play, too.

    Here you go:

    https://www.vulturecycles.blogspot.com/

    Don't thank me.

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    That's beautiful, Sparticus! Even with mud on it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob
    That's right, 'cause we're never in a hurry to go home ...

    I bet you break the speed limit on your way to work too

    I was confused, so another material besides steel exists?

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    I'd recommend a steel monocog. Ride it for a month, and when you go back to your aluminum bike, I bet you're a big enough douche to think it is light as ****.

    I really don't need to see any more picture threads dedicated to someone's beautiful new custom SS without any dirt on them, but if you pull the trigger, paint the frame so it matches your riding skorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I'd recommend a steel monocog. Ride it for a month, and when you go back to your aluminum bike, I bet you're a big enough douche to think it is light as ****.

    I really don't need to see any more picture threads dedicated to someone's beautiful new custom SS without any dirt on them, but if you pull the trigger, paint the frame so it matches your riding skorts.
    Umarth, everything you say these days is auto-signature worthy. If you're ever near New Orleans, beer on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumonky
    Umarth, everything you say these days is auto-signature worthy. If you're ever near New Orleans, beer on me.
    With that sort of sweet talking, I'm not sure if I can trust myself around you after a beer.

    We missed out opportunity by about four years. Still, I might be compelled to head down there if Chris Paul ever gets a decent team again. It'd have to be a Blazzer's game.

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    This one is pretty cheap, light, has sliders, takes 2.3's...

    http://www.voodoocycles.net/bokor.htm

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    lightweight bikes are for wuss, go pugsley.
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    There is no distraction. You only hear the sound of your breath and the crunch of the wheels across the dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I'd recommend a steel monocog. Ride it for a month, and when you go back to your aluminum bike, I bet you're a big enough douche to think it is light as ****.

    I really don't need to see any more picture threads dedicated to someone's beautiful new custom SS without any dirt on them, but if you pull the trigger, paint the frame so it matches your riding skorts.
    I should have been more specific so that Internet know-it-all's like you wouldn't misunderstand and make themselves sound stupid. This bike is not for riding. It needs to be light for easy roof rack mounting when I go milf hunting in my subdivision on the weekends.

    And it's not a skort. It's a kilt.

    ~S

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    dip $h1T

    here is the list from your original post.

    The list:
    light
    horizontal drop outs (or a similar way to easily "shift" between 2 cogs on the rear)
    26" (not a typo)
    clearance for 2.5" tires + a little mud
    fairly quick geometry - will be used mostly on twisty-fast midwestern singletrack
    designed for (or doesn't look ugly with) a rigid fork
    will help me bag hot chicks

    From your list, it surely looks as though this bike meets a criteria for riding not posing.
    besides you are gay. so milf hunting is out of the question!

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    Wow

    Quote Originally Posted by vudu
    here is the list from your original post.

    The list:
    light
    horizontal drop outs (or a similar way to easily "shift" between 2 cogs on the rear)
    26" (not a typo)
    clearance for 2.5" tires + a little mud
    fairly quick geometry - will be used mostly on twisty-fast midwestern singletrack
    designed for (or doesn't look ugly with) a rigid fork
    will help me bag hot chicks

    From your list, it surely looks as though this bike meets a criteria for riding not posing.
    besides you are gay. so milf hunting is out of the question!
    One good thing about MTBR... ask for a-holes and by golly, ya git 'em.

    Not pickin' on you, vudu! Don't even know you, but your reply is right on and sure does give back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleton
    I should have been more specific so that Internet know-it-all's like you wouldn't misunderstand and make themselves sound stupid. This bike is not for riding. It needs to be light for easy roof rack mounting when I go milf hunting in my subdivision on the weekends.

    And it's not a skort. It's a kilt.

    ~S
    Skort, kilt, whatever. What can be agreed on by most passerbys would agree that you are in dire need of some manscaping.

    If you plan on milf hunting, you'll need hubs that match your headset and a nice soft saddle to avoid smashing that perineum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleton
    My 26" AL Monocog Flight is getting a little long in the tooth. I like the way it rides but wish it could be lighter & snappier. I wish I could be lighter and snappier too but I'm getting all old and flabby and stuff.
    Interesting, I just saw a post by a Monocog Flight asking about recommendations for a new owner as the current one was not as light and snappy as he use to be...

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    Last edited by S.O.B.; 05-26-2010 at 01:41 PM.
    I no longer deserve a signature. :skep:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nordstern1
    That's beautiful, Sparticus! Even with mud on it...
    The one in the photo is not mine, although I own a Vulture and love it.

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    Hey I know this Simpleton

    and he forgot to add CHEAP to the list. Just look at the scrubby ole thang he's replacing (but don't gaze too long, the 80's graphics package will burn your eyes).

    Oh, and don't let this douchbagneramous call you names either.

    Despite his obvious shortcomings, of which there are many, Simpleton is strangely adept at pulling chicks in the subdivision.

    I second Soul Cycles. Or spendy some-a-that squirreled away dough and buy the Selma frame at Rassy's.
    Last edited by ISUPsyclones; 05-26-2010 at 01:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    One good thing about MTBR... ask for a-holes and by golly, ya git 'em.

    Not pickin' on you, vudu! Don't even know you, but your reply is right on and sure does give back.

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    Sparty - I know vudu personally, in his free time he likes taking photos of balls on male statues and cocks crossing the road. Calling him an a-hole would be a nice gesture from things we typically call him…

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