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    ?Too much effort for a SS?

    Just thought I'd share my rebuilt SS pics......hoping I've not gone too overboard on the high-end parts.

    The frame is an old Norco team 853 frame, from 1999. It used to be the Kermit green colour with red stickers.
    Yes it is an XO tensioner, but as it no longer functions as a derailleur due to a crash I felt I could use it on the SS.
    Are carbon crown forks legit for SS riders??? Perhaps showing my XC race side too much
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    Nice build. I don't think you have gone overboard at all.

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    Sick nice work. totally legit. i am riding a Nitro with tange prestige tubing great bike.

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    Anything that makes the rider happy...

    Somehow, a tensioner that has fewer parts that can move pleases me more.

    ... would taking one link out of the chain make it too short?

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    I like it .

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    Rock it. Looks fast and nimble!
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    That's not overboard - I say go even FURTHER!! This is my Bro's bike, which is super-bling. $$$
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    Since you're asking, may as well chime in. Get rid of the clutter! Zip ties, derailleur, DIY chainstay wrap, etc. However, it is a good call on reclaiming the broken rear der and putting it to use. If you like it that's all that matters.
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    Not overboard at all. Pretty plain, actually.
    If you're lucky enough to be in the mountains,
    you're lucky enough.

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    Im diggin it. I like the color alot too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexRandall
    Just thought I'd share my rebuilt SS pics......hoping I've not gone too overboard on the high-end parts.

    The frame is an old Norco team 853 frame, from 1999. It used to be the Kermit green colour with red stickers.
    Yes it is an XO tensioner, but as it no longer functions as a derailleur due to a crash I felt I could use it on the SS.
    Are carbon crown forks legit for SS riders??? Perhaps showing my XC race side too much


    It's all good all the time!!! def legit Frankenstein.....
    I was told (in a very nasty way by CBO employees), "Your not allowed,blah blah blah" for using Chris King everything, Avid Ulti BL, Easton Carbon HB, TI, etc. that SS was supposed to be parts you got for from friends, old stock and an old frame you found and converted, random parts you found laying around the parts bin... **** THEM... build what you want how you like, its your F-ing Bike!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rageagainst1984
    It's all good all the time!!! def legit Frankenstein.....
    I was told (in a very nasty way by CBO employees), "Your not allowed,blah blah blah" for using Chris King everything, Avid Ulti BL, Easton Carbon HB, TI, etc. that SS was supposed to be parts you got for from friends, old stock and an old frame you found and converted, random parts you found laying around the parts bin... **** THEM... build what you want how you like, its your F-ing Bike!!!
    Sounds like you were talking to some hipsters.

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    No, this is overboard...but very cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Diesel
    Sounds like you were talking to some hipsters.
    sorry, buy what are hipsters I just thought they were all a bunch of pretentious douche bags!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rageagainst1984
    sorry, buy what are hipsters I just thought they were all a bunch of pretentious douche bags!!
    Well they are for the most part, but theyre always on some old skool frames and stuff. Not just that, kinda hard to explain i guess.

    I guess i could always post the old performance vid but i hate reposting.

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    Nah don't need to do that if ya dont want to... I think I understand! But for someone wanting to ride CBO was a bad call others I've meet have had the same problem, almost just gave it up!! Just bad business, so now I go out of my way NOT to buy from them!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Diesel
    Well they are for the most part, but theyre always on some old skool frames and stuff. Not just that, kinda hard to explain i guess.

    I guess i could always post the old performance vid but i hate reposting.
    I think
    those type of guys could well do with looking at this article

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...e-purist-13148

    Thanks for all the comments on the bike....very relieving to know I'm not the only one who puts silly parts on SS bikes. I do enjoy riding it on our (flat-ish) local trails in Melbourne.

    The only curious part of the build was the 7sp chain (which was new) didn't mate at all with the rest of the drivetrain (which were all new parts as well). Put the old wipperman 8sp back on and bingo - no more jumping......bizarre!
    Rimmer - "There's an old human saying - if you talk garbage, expect pain"

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    Ha ha thats an awesome link.

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    Nice bike chap

    My SS build started with an 800 budget and finished at 1900!

    There is no such thing as too much )

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