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    Time to build

    This is what I have so far. I'm a little concerned with the steerer tube since its slightly less than 8 inches. I'm thinking a zero stack headset should help with that.
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    Go Angleset!!! Get the thicker lower cup and the flush upper cup (can't remember offhand which model that is). Slightly lower than 8" is no problem. I measured mine today and I would only need about 7" (this is coming from a guy who usually has lots of spacers below the stem, on the EG I have alot of spacers above the stem).
    The angleset makes the EG a beast on the descents!

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    If you are going to slack it out with an angleset you might want to think about getting 165-170mm cranks. The EG has a low BB which gets lower when you slack it out. Just my .02

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    not slacking it out

    Thanks for the input but I have a cane creek 40 zero stack headset on the way. I used the angleset on my voltage fr that I sold and I ended up screwing up the handling. The best thing that came out of the experiment was it taught me to ride super aggressive over the handle bars to keep the tire from sliding out.

    I think I am going to pull the trigger today on a KS i950-r, CB Iodine 65 mm stem and a CB Iodine 11 handle bar. I'm trying to hold off until after interbike to see what I can scrounge up.

    My goal is to make this as light as possible with my budget. Unfortunately there's no shuttle service in my new town and the climbing is straight up (no switchback that I have found yet). I think I am missing Bootleg Canyon and the AMC shuttle drivers.

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    Parts are trickling in

    headset installed, CB Iodine 65 mm stem and a ks i950-r sea tpost.
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    Its looking good!

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    a couple more parts

    CB Iodine 11 carbon bars and Shimano SLX M666 brakes. Drive train will be Sram x9 thanks to my buddy in Vegas.
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    Just waiting on wheels now

    Sorry for the cell pics.

    Updates include SRAM X-9 group along with a new bash guard. Now I am just waiting on my Stan's Flow wheels and I'll be ready to roll.
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    Finally!!!

    Here's the finished product. My Stan's wheels fell through so I went for some bling Not sure what the weight is, but I'll take it to my LBS and see if the will weight it.
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    Nice bike... Those wheels though, please do tell what happens when you want to re-lace the hub to a different hoop? Standard 32h/36h is much more desirable in that situation (or on long road trips).
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    Quote Originally Posted by rearviewmirror View Post
    Nice bike... Those wheels though, please do tell what happens when you want to re-lace the hub to a different hoop? Standard 32h/36h is much more desirable in that situation (or on long road trips).
    I'm fortunate that I live in a place that I have no desire to leave to ride else where...well maybe a 45 minute drive to Sedona in the winter. If I need to replace the wheels, simple I'll just buy new ones.

    If they are stiff as everyone says they are (first ride this afternoon) and the hub redesign holds up, I'm pretty smooth so these wheels should hold up.

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    what happened with the stans?
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    Wish I had your bank account, nice ride though.

    I'm with RVM though - something in me is just doesn't like "special" wheels 'n stuff (same reason I'd feel "uncomfortable" on a Trek these days (the rear axle).

    I think you need a chain-guide though, just to complete the ensemble. I realize it's just not *needed*, but heck that ISCG mount is going all-to-waste. ;^)

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    Stan's

    Quote Originally Posted by sxr-racer View Post
    what happened with the stans?
    My buddy could only place a couple orders at once, and I was left off the order. No harm. I got a deal on the Iodines so all is good.

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    By the way, the wheels were awesome on the first ride. Felt no flex and the hub is absolutely silent...if you you like silent hubs.

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    Good looking build! Love the orange.

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    Like. I still have a soft spot for the EG. Looks like you've got a great build there.
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    Looks awesome dude I'm pretty sure I'll be there in the spring sometime. Next time you come to Vegas don't forget to bring the new beast!

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