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    SS project finally completed

    After much more time than should have been necessary my ss convert is finally finished with the exception of some minor front hub adjustments. Many thanks to those that offered up solutions to the various issues I ran into.

    Build info(for anyone who cares):

    1996 Gary Fisher Steel HT(originaly forest green recently powdercoated flat black)
    LX cranks with 32 middle ring
    ENO ecc hub with 16t fw(who am I kidding...soon to be 18t) laced to Sun RhynoLite
    Front wheel XT hub laced to Sun SUB IV rim(they even make those anymore?)
    Marzocchi MX Comp
    XTR brakes and lever
    Platform pedals soon to be replaced with clipless

    That's about it........let the sickness begin.


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    Nice! The Fire XCs work well around here. So much so that I got the 2.5 DH version and put it on the rear of my SS. I rubs when I corner hard, but it really hooks up! Anyway, enjoy. And be prepared to start neglecting your other bikes and then eventually sell them to fund a custom SS job. That's what I just did! S

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    Oh, forgot to ask who did the PC job. Curious. S

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSR
    Nice! The Fire XCs work well around here. So much so that I got the 2.5 DH version and put it on the rear of my SS. I rubs when I corner hard, but it really hooks up! Anyway, enjoy. And be prepared to start neglecting your other bikes and then eventually sell them to fund a custom SS job. That's what I just did! S
    I was thinking the 2.5/4s but I am going to have a hard enough time pedaling as it is. If I do get the bug bad enough it will be easy enough to convert my chameleon. A lot easier than this one was anyway. Already thinking of turning the cross bike SS though. Denver Bumper did the PC job for $65 bucks. They have about 20 or so different colors.

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    okay, that's just purty. love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSR
    Oh, forgot to ask who did the PC job. Curious. S
    nice looking shop you got there by the way. Need to bring my 3yr old up there to get kitted out.

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    Whoah! Crazy Slack headtube angle! Doesn't that tall fork really mess up the handleing of the bike? Nice Forking Bike, regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gspot
    Whoah! Crazy Slack headtube angle! Doesn't that tall fork really mess up the handleing of the bike? Nice Forking Bike, regardless.
    ????? Actually the fork is an 85mm and the original was 80mm. The AtoC is a couple mm taller but not a huge difference by any stretch. Guess I will find out soon enough though.

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    Forest Green Fisher.
    Not a Big Sur by any chance was it??
    Mate of mine over here (NoWay Ray) has one of those that he has SS'ed.
    He is running a tensioner on his though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toowoombarider
    Forest Green Fisher.
    Not a Big Sur by any chance was it??
    Mate of mine over here (NoWay Ray) has one of those that he has SS'ed.
    He is running a tensioner on his though.
    Hoo Koo e Koo actually. Big Sur was one or two steps up and the closeout price of $599 back then seemed like a fortune to drop on a bike. If I had only known then............

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    Wow, That is one slick looking ride!

    It will almost be a shame to get that glossy black finish all dirty by taking it out on a trail.

    I see that you lucked out and found the magic gear that does not require a tensioner. I was not so lucky with my conversion. Also, try riding it with the flats for awhile. I have been riding mine with flat pedals for days now, and am having a blast. Shedding all of the extra technology and complexity really makes you look at the trails you have been riding in a different light!

    Have fun with it, and let us know how it rides!
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenspokes
    I see that you lucked out and found the magic gear that does not require a tensioner. I was not so lucky with my conversion..............
    Actually that is an ENO ECC hub so no magic number. I needed a new rear wheel anyway and rather than build one up and use a singleator or something like that I figured what the hell.

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    Frontranger - Yeah, say "hey" if you swing by the shop. It's either me or my wife in here!

    I called D Bumper. That's a sweet deal. In the end, I'm having Sdizzle spraypaint the new custom rig for me. He's done some sweet work with the rattlecan in the past. It's gonna be a split job - left side sky blue, right side orange. Heaven and hell! It'll have an EBB and der hanger, so heaven will be gear-mode and hell will be SS-mode. Fun fun! Again, nice looking rig. The ENO hub is so sweet. S

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSR
    Frontranger - Yeah, say "hey" if you swing by the shop. It's either me or my wife in here!

    I called D Bumper. That's a sweet deal. In the end, I'm having Sdizzle spraypaint the new custom rig for me. He's done some sweet work with the rattlecan in the past. It's gonna be a split job - left side sky blue, right side orange. Heaven and hell! It'll have an EBB and der hanger, so heaven will be gear-mode and hell will be SS-mode. Fun fun! Again, nice looking rig. The ENO hub is so sweet. S
    Will do....might try and get the little guy up there next week.
    I saw your thread and on the blue/orange and it looks it will be well worth it when you are done. SDizzle seems to have the mad fab/painting skills so I don't think you could go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontRanger
    Hoo Koo e Koo actually. Big Sur was one or two steps up and the closeout price of $599 back then seemed like a fortune to drop on a bike. If I had only known then............
    Sweet, I bought a 2000 Fisher Aquila frame last night on eBay for my new SS project. I've got my Wintertime work cut out for me now and I am officially in the game. Santa Claus should bring me a decent workstand and set of tools. Then, I am hoping to build up my Aquila this January and February. I really wanted a steel frame, but found this frameset on Ebay and got it fairly cheap.

    I am thinking of saving the task of building the drivetrain until last, I think that will be the most tedious part of the project. I am also anxious to see how the Genesis Geometry will feel on a SS.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBUNKY
    Sweet, I bought a 2000 Fisher Aquila frame last night on eBay for my new SS project. I've got my Wintertime work cut out for me now and I am officially in the game. Santa Claus should bring me a decent workstand and set of tools. Then, I am hoping to build up my Aquila this January and February. I really wanted a steel frame, but found this frameset on Ebay and got it fairly cheap.

    I am thinking of saving the task of building the drivetrain until last, I think that will be the most tedious part of the project. I am also anxious to see how the Genesis Geometry will feel on a SS.


    Take my advice. Get everything you need before you start. all cables, housing, brake parts, etc. Nothing worse than delaying instant gratification when you just want to take it for a spin around the block but it is 10pm and you don't have any brake cables.

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