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    Root Beer Float to DW transformation

    A few pictures of my new rebuild to be. I am really switching over nearly all the parts from the old bike. Pike, Marta's, XT cranks, King-DT wheels, Sram shift etc.
    Should be one sweet ride for sure.
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    nice! saving the couch shots for the full build, eh?

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    Very nice.

    Are you experiencing any of the reported seatpost insertion issues?

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    That bike's got your name written all over it.

    Looking forward to hearing your ride impressions, but at least you have your priorities straight.
    ''It seems like a bit of a trend, everyone trying to make things longer over the last couple of years" Sam Hill

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    seatpost

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN
    Very nice.

    Are you experiencing any of the reported seatpost insertion issues?
    yes. On my large the catch is 7 inches down. I always trim my seatpost so I have 4 inches in the frame, Once I get the rear brake adaptor and a few other part fit issues delt with I will move on to the seat tube thing.
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    anybody know if DT is aware of the seat tube issue?

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    no couch shots

    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead
    nice! saving the couch shots for the full build, eh?
    With 1-2 year old parts on it, I don't think its worthy of a couch shot, but once I am done with it, I will immediately get it muddy.........definately no couch shots then.
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    Look under the hood

    One last picture I forgot to post earlier, I thought worth looking at, from under the rear end. On other places around the BB and rear end the machined details are quite nice, so here is one from under the hood so to speak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN
    Very nice.
    Are you experiencing any of the reported seatpost insertion issues?
    Noticed it on my frame as well, but havent had the time to measure how much
    it actually goes in. Yes there is a point, you can push it down past, but then
    it's really hard to pull back up easily. Took it out and measured.. approx 8.5-9"
    of insertion.. that's it. I've got a shorter seat post to play with, probably gonna
    have to break out the hacksaw on the Thomson though. (bummer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclekittykiller
    ...anybody know if DT is aware of the seat tube issue?
    Yeah...he does. Apparently the ST is butted & tapers in at that point preventing the post from inserting fully.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Yeah...he does. Apparently the ST is butted & tapers in at that point preventing the post from inserting fully.

    I'm having this same problem with my new DW Sultan as well.......a very light coating of Phil Wood grease has made it a tad easier to get a bit more height adjustment with the Thomson post anyway ! From what your sayin , I guess there is not much you can do about it..........bummer ! TIG.

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    Update?

    OK, now that you have the frame I know you've been working on the switchover. How about some more pics?

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