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    The last one on the planet?

    I just put the finishing touches on Slim's new XL Highline. I had a massive erection the whole time I was workin on her. A shout out to Lawrence at Mtn High for a sweet spec. Some highlights:

    2008 XL Highline: Robin Egg blue with metallic flake
    2009 1.5 66 RC3
    King hubs laced to 729's
    Formula The One brakes
    Hammerschmidt
    Straightline pedals and stem
    x-9 shifters and rear mech.
    Goodridge brake lines

    I didn't mount the wheels, as Slim didn't have any tires or tubes handy.
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    not so super...
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    cool color choice.
    Nothing to see here.

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    to adapt one of Slim's favorite bands song title....."Ride it like you mean it!"

    NICE!!!
    I like bikes.

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    Fantastic. Except for the erection part. TMI.
    I once corrected DW about a bicycle related topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    I had a massive erection the whole time I was workin on her.
    Prove it. Knowing you there must be photographic evidence.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    You will probably want to remove the center pins from the pedals. Knowing it's personal preference, most like a more concave feel.

    Nice kit, pretty close to the gray goose.

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    Very nice! She picked a great frame color, although it screams for white fork and bars. Be sure to let us know how she likes the Hammerschnitzel setup.

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    What was the install on the HS like?

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    Yay! Bikes !
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    holy crap ... thats nice.

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    Its nice to know the recession has not hit most of the Homers.

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    Homers are recession proof, or really lousy with savings.

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    That's a great looking and unusual finish! Very nice build too.

    What do they feed you guys in St. George that you all need XL frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Homers are recession proof, or really lousy with savings.
    Stimulus check

    EC, do you really think that you will get him to ride it or is it going on the ebay this afternoon?

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    That is a very cool paint job.

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    Meh, the hoses look flexy.

    Awesome color! Who painted it?
    I remember when My HL was "The last XL"
    Congrats, what a kickarse bike it's been to own.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    What was the install on the HS like?
    Not sure. Larry did most of the build before shipping. I just put the finishing touches on.
    Team Sanchez; "Always hittin the upper lip"

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    Who knows whether Slim's bike will actually see the dirt. I'll volunteer to take it out next week and get the roller bearings seated on it.

    BZ: As for the paint, I assume Turner sent it out to get painted, as that is the color he requested from the factory. I'm stoked to try out the Formula Brakes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by can't get right

    EC, do you really think that you will get him to ride it or is it going on the ebay this afternoon?

    Now that is funny!

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    Looks good Ben. You and slim are both on XL's right? How tall are you guys?

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    Really like the colour, quite unusual!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    ... As for the paint, I assume Turner sent it out to get painted, as that is the color he requested from the factory. I'm stoked to try out the Formula Brakes!
    Man how did he find that color? I had a tough time getting info on alternatives from Olympic. Kinda had to know what you wanted going in. They were plenty helpful though.

    The T1 brakes are the shizzle! For-real!
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    What was the install on the HS like?

    I have done 2. Assuming that the ISCG tabs are on a bike welded by someone with a higher than 3rd grade education, or they're built here in North America by someone who actually cares, it's cake.

    If it's on some bike that has been imported from the orient, built in mass quantities, then the installation will definitely require an ISCG facing tool that no one has yet, or a good local machine shop. The ISCG Tabs NEED to be perpendicular to the BB axle's axis.

    Once the ISCG tabs are perpendicular to the BB axle axis, the installation is cakewalk. Literally, less than 1/2 hour. Far easier than a front derailleur install and adjustment.


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    Color is supposed to be Robin-Egg Blue but is definitely different (and has a lot more silver flake) than others I've seen in that color. Looks lighter in El C's pic than it really is in person.

    Hammerschmidt install went very smoothly, the tabs seemed to be nice and even (which is good since Truvativ doesn't have the tab facing tool out yet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2
    Looks good Ben. You and slim are both on XL's right? How tall are you guys?
    Slim is 6'3 and all torso. I'm 6'2 and all leg. The irony is that I'm running a 70mm stem, and he's running a 50. He hasn't ridden it yet, so he may change his mind about the stem length once he has to climb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    . I'm 6'2 and all leg...I'm running a 70mm stem...
    I didn't know they made road stems in 1.5

    I'm 6'2" as well, and with a 38.5" true-inseam, I guess you can say I'm all leg too.
    I liked the longer stem too, and it def helps with the climbing.
    I'm diggin the 50 and 40mm stems for the pure aggro stuff.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    And here she is with her rubbers on. 43.0 lbs of pure muscle.
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    Any reason you're not using the F. Der cable stops for the gravity dropper?
    Sure would look a lot cleaner than the zip-ties... and save that custom paint job.
    You could drill the stops out if you want to keep the full length housing (you'd still need to remove the cable from the lever to thread them through.)

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    Ben, are there any plans to remove the stickers from the fork? IMO, it sure would complete the look.
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    Great idea for the GD FM. This bike won't get ridden for a while, so the zip ties were just a temporary fix.

    Reny, not my bike, so I'm not concerned with aestetics.
    Team Sanchez; "Always hittin the upper lip"

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