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    throw a rigid on there and she'll be sub 20lbs! Nice build spec and bike. That OX frame for $89 is simply crazy. Hope you love it on the trail.
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    SS Phobia!

    Here is my latest ss incarnation, a Phobia Anxiety from Universal Cycles. This is
    a True Temper OX Ultra II frame that weighs in at 4#5oz and cost $89. The "magic"
    gear ratio is 32x18 (seems a bit loose) or 33x17. Total weight as built is 21# on the nose.
    Seems to fit me well, but I haven't taken it out for a real ride, yet.

    Specs

    Phobia Anxiety frame
    FSA Ultimax Ti bottom bracket
    Deore cranks
    32t Truvativ SS ring
    18t King Cog
    Profile Solar RS bar
    WTB Laserlite rear hub w/ Ti spokes and Mustang asym rim
    Spinergy Xyclone front wheel
    FSA Orbit XL II headset
    Forte Team stem
    Forte Pro SL seat
    Titec ti seatpost
    Avid Mech brakes
    Kenda Kozmik Lite tires
    Performance Lunar Light tubes
    Eggbeater pedals
    Generic seatbinder
    SRAM PC58 chain
    Tech Lite brake levers
    2002 Rockshox Duke Race

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    looks nice, but what its....

    all that white stuff on the ground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by namaSSte
    throw a rigid on there and she'll be sub 20lbs! Nice build spec and bike. That OX frame for $89 is simply crazy. Hope you love it on the trail.
    One of the reasons for this frame is to go suspended. I can handle my rigid SS
    rockhopper most of the time, but my chronic (7 years now) elbow tendonitis gets to
    me after a while.

    baker

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    I don't know about that yellow fork, but nice representation of the primary colors.

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    Primary Colours

    Quote Originally Posted by P-Funk
    I don't know about that yellow fork, but nice representation of the primary colors.

    Despite what was taught in kindergarden; the primary colours are red, blue, and green. Yellow is the result of adding red and green.

    http://www.omsi.edu/visit/hightech/t...t/colormix.cfm


    And a sweet build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nipp
    Despite what was taught in kindergarden; the primary colours are red, blue, and green. Yellow is the result of adding red and green.

    http://www.omsi.edu/visit/hightech/t...t/colormix.cfm


    And a sweet build.
    You've been staring at a CRT too long. RGB are the emittive/additive primary colors. Red, Yellow and Blue are the reflective/subtractive primary colors which are more relavent when you playing with crayons in kindergarden

    Err, nice ride though. Not sure if I would trust my large clyde a$$ to a $90 frame, but it sure is tempting.

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    nice! my first SS was a convert of this same frame, about two years ago. though they were calling their house brand Xero cycles back then. very nice frame. i used 32x18 on mine too, with no issues, for a long time before the bike got ripped off.

    it's a very nice riding frame. should work well. good thing is, with the steel, it's easy to file the drops just a hair to the rear to give more adjustment for chain/cog/ring wear. i took off nearly 1/4" on mine with no trouble.

    looks good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by noise_is_life
    You've been staring at a CRT too long. RGB are the emittive/additive primary colors. Red, Yellow and Blue are the reflective/subtractive primary colors which are more relavent when you playing with crayons in kindergarden

    Err, nice ride though. Not sure if I would trust my large clyde a$$ to a $90 frame, but it sure is tempting.
    Yeah, I think his comment gives away his age. When I was in elementary and even high school nobody was learning color theory as it pertains to a computer. There wasn't even a WYSIWYG interface yet, just BASIC. In the printing world Red, Yellow, and Blue still reign supreme as the primary colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Funk
    In the printing world Red, Yellow, and Blue still reign supreme as the primary colors.
    Where does CMY+K fit in? This is all so scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirchyGirchy
    Where does CMY+K fit in? This is all so scary.
    This is right at the limit of my understanding, but CMY are the contrast colors of RGB and are the color of inks used for seperation printing (vs. spot color printing), black (K) is added in so that you get a true black which is difficult to do by mixing the colors.

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    Right on

    Quote Originally Posted by noise_is_life
    This is right at the limit of my understanding, but CMY are the contrast colors of RGB and are the color of inks used for seperation printing (vs. spot color printing), black (K) is added in so that you get a true black which is difficult to do by mixing the colors.
    CMYK are printers colors (Cyan = blue, Magenta = red, Y = Yellow and K = Black). I work at a daily newspaper, and CMYK are the basic colors we separate full color images into so they can be printed in the paper. A color plate is made for each color and as the newsprint passes through the press, the various plates apply the only the appropriate color. If registration is satisfactory, the result is a full color image that appears as though it was applied to the page all at once.

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    I dig on rainbows myself.

    Red
    Orange
    Yellow
    Green
    Blue
    Indigo
    Violet

    Nice bike though.
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    Thanks for the compliments on the bike. The coloring was just a matter of what I had
    laying around.

    I've done two rides now and the bike rides really nicely. No chain probs with the
    magic 32x18 combo either.

    baker

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    baker, i was thinking about getting one of those frames and chopping it a little.
    can you elaborate on the frame specs?
    size info-tt lenght for yours
    hows it handle, climb?
    rear end flex?
    and do the damn decals come off easy, i'd rather have it w/o the stickers

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    baker, i was thinking about getting one of those frames and chopping it a little.
    can you elaborate on the frame specs?
    size info-tt lenght for yours
    hows it handle, climb?
    rear end flex?
    and do the damn decals come off easy, i'd rather have it w/o the stickers
    No idea on frame specs. I think it is the same as the KHS Team Hardtail from a
    couple years ago if that helps. I'm not at home, so I can't measure the tt.

    Handles and climbs well.

    I haven't noticed any rear end flex, but I've never thought about it.

    The Phobia and Anxiety decals seems to be clearcoated, which would make them a
    pain to remove.

    hope that helps...
    baker

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker
    No idea on frame specs. I think it is the same as the KHS Team Hardtail from a
    couple years ago if that helps. I'm not at home, so I can't measure the tt.

    Handles and climbs well.

    I haven't noticed any rear end flex, but I've never thought about it.

    The Phobia and Anxiety decals seems to be clearcoated, which would make them a
    pain to remove.

    hope that helps...
    baker
    Thats cool, for $90 you cant go wrong.
    I think im gonna sandblast it and grind off the brake posts and maybe braze in a couple supports here and there for that custom look. I always wanted a kona cruiser, you know the one with the 2 top tubes, one running under the other diagonally..Oh yeah and its gotta have a braze on bottle opener. Saw someones pic of a drop out with a bottle opener built in, thats awesome.

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