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    Anyone cut down the seat tube on an 06 RFX?

    I am thinking that I want a little more drop on seat. Man the 2006 seat tube is a monster! So, has anyone cut down their seat tube? If so, where is a good place to start?

    My thought is to use a steer tube jig to get nice even cut. File and sand (if necessary). I figured on drilling out the collar joint. It won't look production, but will it work? Any problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    I am thinking that I want a little more drop on seat. Man the 2006 seat tube is a monster! So, has anyone cut down their seat tube? If so, where is a good place to start?

    My thought is to use a steer tube jig to get nice even cut. File and sand (if necessary). I figured on drilling out the collar joint. It won't look production, but will it work? Any problems?
    There was a thread on this a while back with DT chiming in.
    I'd suggest you use a pipe cutter.

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    Here is the thread I mentioned:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=487622

    DT apparently approves cutting of up to 1in off the seat tube.

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    PM me on all things 06 RFX

    As Gordon Ramsey would say seat tube!

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    No PM needed!

    I removed 3/8" with no compromises. Little more than a steer tube cutting jig and a hacksaw. Filed down and reinstalled collar/seatpost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    No PM needed!

    I removed 3/8" with no compromises. Little more than a steer tube cutting jig and a hacksaw. Filed down and reinstalled collar/seatpost
    All good not hard, I was meaning futchur changes but I think ya done, not much else we can do, sweet, I did mine at the beginning to accomocdate the 4inch gravity retarder thats gathering dust, I just ride in DH mode now even on the climbs! My 10yo Thomson is still going strong

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    Well, I got a wild hair and cut 7/16" more off of the seat tube for a total of 15/16". I did it more for aesthetics than anything else. Had to drill/grind in a new slot too. I was worried that the hope collar lever would hit the seat stay yoke so I offset it a tad. If anyone is interested, I can post some pics. It looks a lot like the pictures of the custom DJ frame that I see floating around from time to time.
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    If anyone is interested, I can post some pics.
    always good to see pics of mods to the ultimate frankeningbike.
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    I am doing what many of you have already done. I just seem to be enjoying it a lot more .

    This bike has been a huge learning experience for me. I look at all the new bikes and they are JUST that, "NEW". Lord, I don't want to go through all of this again!

    It's early morning here. I'll get some up in a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    I am doing what many of you have already done. I just seem to be enjoying it a lot more .

    This bike has been a huge learning experience for me. I look at all the new bikes and they are JUST that, "NEW". Lord, I don't want to go through all of this again!

    It's early morning here. I'll get some up in a bit.
    Turn the Hope clamp around, and run the clamp handle upright, e.g its in the vertical position in line with the seatpost, it gives a stronger clamp position its out of the way and is easier to drop and lift the saddle!

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    Wink

    Can we see that pic Mtn.Biker123?

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    Quote Originally Posted by supramk388
    Can we see that pic Mtn.Biker123?
    Forgot...

    TA, I've seen a few guys running their lever vertically but it doesn't work for me. Looks cleaner when in the horizontal position. Plus it's actually more comfortable for me. I have raked my seat back and tilted the bars to give the effect of a shorter stem, though I like it!

    *please note the the cut-out and the split stop kinda resemble the ole' twig-n-berries
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    Cool

    I bet that is sweet on A-Line and PAJ!

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    Probably, but we're getting dressed for the Burner!...You going? I think Brucey is getting a condo and I'm taking the RV. There's plenty of places to lay your head if you've got the dough...

    mmmmm....3 days of world class DH. You still haven't been there correct?

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    Yeah I saw the tread about the jersey I was thinking you all might were Tecate ones but now I know. Can you get a few made up cheap that fast? Let me know I may need to hit up same company next season if that's cool?

    Thanks for the offer I really app. it but you know you can not put up with me for 3 days! I move to slow for you man, you run a tight ship No man money is really super tight for me money wise at this point.

    I have not really trained seriously for this but I may show at the last min but it not likely. Need a few things I was not planning on for my bike as well so timing not good for me.

    Good luck man I am rooting for your team. Looks like top 5 for sure but there is only 5 teams signed up for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by supramk388

    Thanks for the offer I really app. it but you know you can not put up with me for 3 days! I move to slow for you man, you run a tight ship

    Good luck man I am rooting for your team. Looks like top 5 for sure but there is only 5 teams signed up for now
    True, knob is enough

    We are doing it for fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    We are doing it for fun
    Yeah I am just messing with you anyway (someone has to) you all have a strong team I think. You guys ride very well at night so I see you picking up spots when the sun drops.

    You will be the underdog though, that's why I am rooting for your team. Good luck man.

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    It will be something to remember, that's for sure.

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    Give it to me

    Quote Originally Posted by supramk388
    Yeah I am just messing with you anyway (someone has to) you all have a strong team I think. You guys ride very well at night so I see you picking up spots when the sun drops.

    You will be the underdog though, that's why I am rooting for your team. Good luck man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
    Sponsors are always welcome...

    Mmmm..some Ricky sponsorship would be nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
    Sponsors are always welcome...
    Have you hit up Tecate and Dave Turner yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    Mmmm..some Ricky sponsorship would be nice
    I could try but you all ride Turners Let me hit up Bikeworks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by supramk388



    I could try but you all ride Turners Let me hit up Bikeworks...
    It's still possible that I'll be on a (k)new bike by then....

    5-Alive (crosses fingers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    It's still possible that I'll be on a (k)new bike by then....

    5-Alive (crosses fingers)
    Nice! Are you sure Tuner will approve that? I fig. you had to be on a Tuner bike but I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supramk388
    ... but I could be wrong.
    You've been wrong before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    You've been wrong before
    Once in a great while but not as often as you . Looks like I got it right on this day
    http://mountaintopcycling.com/wordpr...rd_results.pdf

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    Actually....

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    Wrong Way

    Quote Originally Posted by supramk388
    Once in a great while but not as often as you . Looks like I got it right on this day
    http://mountaintopcycling.com/wordpr...rd_results.pdf
    I remember Crash88 had a sub 7:50 time, even though he went off the course, then doubled back on.

    Stupid SingleSpeeders. Would be interesting to see how he would have fared with the Comenceal.

    Probably like this
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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
    I remember Crash88 had a sub 7:50 time, even though he went off the course, then doubled back on.

    Stupid SingleSpeeders. Would be interesting to see how he would have fared with the Comenceal.

    Probably like this

    Ah....ha! Maybe one.....or, two fewer beers and he may have actually stayed on course

    Crash actually caught up to me going the wrong way! I was like.....

    Never mind, that his 'detour' was longer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob

    Stupid SingleSpeeders. Would be interesting to see how he would have fared with the Comenceal.
    Actually, I had considered doing it on my SS and had I not been riding the RFX all day, I probably would have given it a shot. Crash had only one run prior to the race and I was pretty convinced that he was going to smoke me.

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