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    What level Homer am I?

    First a big thanks to ESQUIRE at Boutique Bike in Maine. He hooked me up on a great deal on this frame and was great to deal with. Cheers Brian.

    This is my first Turner and first time on this forum. Will be riding this on long distance XC races this year.


    * Frame Size: Large
    * Frame Year: 2008
    * Color (frame/rear triangle): Raw
    * Shock: RP23
    * Fork: Manitou Minute
    * Brakes: Hope Mini Pro with Goodrich Braided Stainless lines
    * Brake Levers: Hope Carbon
    * Cranks: XTR
    * Shifters: SRAM X.0
    * Front Derailleur: XTR
    * Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0
    * Chain SRAM PC-99
    * Pedals: Crankbrothers Candy SL
    * Stem: Ritchey WCS
    * Handlebar: Ritchey WCS
    * Seatpost: Moots Ti Layback
    * Saddle: Brooks Swift Ti Rails
    * Bottom Bracket: XTR
    * Cassette: SRAM PC-990
    * Headset: Chris King Titanium
    * Grips: ODI Rouge
    * Front Tire: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.4
    * Rear Tire: Schwalbe Little Albert 2.1
    * Wheelset: Cane Creek Zonos Tubeless setup
    * Skewers: Hope
    * Seatpost Collar: Hope

    **** Build Weight: 27 lbs 11 oz
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    What level? Well, I don't see a couch shout yet!

    The grips and saddle look good with the raw frame. Nice ride!

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    This one is kind of a mixed bag, so Iet's see what the points system says:

    -RAW Sultan +1
    -Stock rockers -1
    -Manipoo fork -1
    -XTR & XO +1
    -Crank Brothers pedals -1
    -Hope brakes +1
    -Non-Industry Nine/King wheels -1
    -Titanium King headset +1
    -Matching grips & saddle +1
    -Non-adjustable seatpost -1
    -No couch shot -1

    I'm afraid that leaves you lacking, but nothing a new set of rockers and accompanying couch shot couldn't fix.
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    The only thing that will definitely raise your "Homer Score" is to not ride your bike, just post shots of your latest build.
    Who's in charge, the thinker or the thought?

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    Hmmm...I didn't know there were levels, I thought Homers were plain old A-Holes.

    Bike looks pretty good though.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    i'm thinkin +2 for the brooks ti saddle and grips look, and another +1 for the upgraded cables. could also justify a +2 for the totally unnecessary and ridonkulously expensive king ti HS, no? plus, if you're gonna go with a fixed post, may as well be a moots ti.

    edit: just noticed the fugly couch in your avatar, not quite there for proper homer etiquette, but a nice makeup if you will. if that's napoleon dynamite, may be worth a break even.

    nice work OP, enjoy the new horse.
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    King headset came off a used bike I picked up a while back, I'd never put out that kind of jack for a new one.

    I should have known about the couch shot, I failed miserably on that one.

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    I think it is extremely nice and you, sir, are most welcome here. Congratulations on the new bike.

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    Watch out for Tidy's faux accolades - it's a facade he uses to further his own purposes. When he offers you candy to go check out his England rugby shrine in the back of his van, run far away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy
    Watch out for Tidy's faux accolades - it's a facade he uses to further his own purposes. When he offers you candy to go check out his England rugby shrine in the back of his van, run far away.
    Shame on you, Fancy suggesting that my every move has nefarious intention. When Krankensteine is invited to visit my van, it will be for purely cycling-related reasons only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidybeard
    Shame on you, Fancy suggesting that my every move has nefarious intention. When Krankensteine is invited to visit my van, it will be for purely cycling-related reasons only.
    Uh huh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead
    Uh huh.
    Is that sheep suit available online anywhere in XXXXXXXL?

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    Your doing great!

    You care about what complete strangers on a bike forum think about your ride, so I'd say you're on your way to fitting right in.

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    Ay, Brooks in combination with mud? Not the best combi imho. For the rest a fancy ride!
    Never use your face as a brake pad

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