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    Well I just bought my 2nd bike

    Not ever of course. By second bike I mean bike for city use.
    Its a fat chance buckshaver with roughly equivalent geometry to my Nuke.
    I think I will set it up as a 1 x 7 to start with and then eventually go singlespeed.

    I am gonna need a 28 hole front hub. Preferably ringle in blue or 3dv. let me know if any of you have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer
    Not ever of course. By second bike I mean bike for city use.
    Its a fat chance buckshaver with roughly equivalent geometry to my Nuke.
    I think I will set it up as a 1 x 7 to start with and then eventually go singlespeed.

    I am gonna need a 28 hole front hub. Preferably ringle in blue or 3dv. let me know if any of you have one.
    Nice! Welcome to steel frames buddy!

    BTW, I scanned the MBAction 'Nuke Proof' Ti bike review...can your email account handle the large file size I'd send them in?
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    ... and if we just ...

    Believe it or not I have the august 1996 issue sitting right here.

    The buck shaver is blue and brand spankin new as are all the parts that are included.
    Got it with two forks
    chris king headset
    and syncros post and stem
    for $675
    I think I did ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer
    Believe it or not I have the august 1996 issue sitting right here.

    The buck shaver is blue and brand spankin new as are all the parts that are included.
    Got it with two forks
    chris king headset
    and syncros post and stem
    for $675
    I think I did ok
    Sh!t yeah! Killer deal indeed. Post some pics when you can.

    Guess I won't need to send you those scans then...
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    It will be a while before its together.
    Gotta find some cranks, pedals, brakes and levers, handlebars, and build the front wheel.

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    I altered the deal a little before paying.
    So now I am getting the
    buck shaver frame
    chris king headset
    tange rigid fork
    syncros post
    and a new pair of nike mtn bike shoes all for $620 shipped.
    I am pretty happy with that. I let him keep his rock shox jett xcs and the stem...

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    heres the auction
    https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...tem=7123979498

    it's gonna look great with that free black zooka I got.

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    The first step of the build is complete.
    More to follow as parts trickle in.

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    ... and if we just ... Gee I really love ebay

    Well I should have a photo update in the next couple of days but here is the progress so far on parts aquisition... as if you cared.

    Race Face turbine LPs NOS black 49.99 on ebay

    XT short cage (RD-M735SS) rear derailleur NOS out of a bike shop in puerto rico 34.95 on ebay

    Yellow and Black Max Flite saddle NOS 29.99 on ebay

    Parts to build front wheel (all new)
    ringle sun of bubba hub
    wheelsmith DB spokes
    alloy nips
    mavic 231 rim
    $67 for all front wheel parts combined.

    I hadn't originally intended for this bike to be such a high end build but with deals this good who could resist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer
    Well I should have a photo update in the next couple of days but here is the progress so far on parts aquisition... as if you cared.

    Race Face turbine LPs NOS black 49.99 on ebay

    XT short cage (RD-M735SS) rear derailleur NOS out of a bike shop in puerto rico 34.95 on ebay

    Yellow and Black Max Flite saddle NOS 29.99 on ebay

    Parts to build front wheel (all new)
    ringle sun of bubba hub
    wheelsmith DB spokes
    alloy nips
    mavic 231 rim
    $67 for all front wheel parts combined.

    I hadn't originally intended for this bike to be such a high end build but with deals this good who could resist?
    Looks like it's coming along well! I'm not so sure about that seat you picked up though!
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    fats have unbellievably short head tubes. they really believed in saddle to bar drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    fats have unbellievably short head tubes. they really believed in saddle to bar drop.

    Yeah luckily for me I like it that way. Makes for a nice light front end that still climbs well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer
    Yeah luckily for me I like it that way. Makes for a nice light front end that still climbs well.
    yup. i was green w/ envy when i saw this mint fat, in my size, in other hands than mine. congrats man. i've got a test on an english mag on the buck shaver. if you want, i could scan it and post.. i could do it over the week end. it has a tgange struts fork, w/ a similar design to the fat one inch.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    That would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer
    That would be great!
    i scanned but don't know to reduce the size of the images! can anyone helpe w/ that?
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    i scanned but don't know to reduce the size of the images! can anyone helpe w/ that?

    bla bla bbla bal bala
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    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Well she's starting to look more like a bike now.
    Just waiting on pedals and a shifter. And new cantis for the NP so I can steal the avids off it for this bike.

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    i need something like that
    but not with a single chain ring, and I would prefer an old raceface turbine crankset
    (or is it an old one and i just looks like a new crank?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Protorix
    i need something like that
    but not with a single chain ring, and I would prefer an old raceface turbine crankset
    (or is it an old one and i just looks like a new crank?)

    Well it is a new old stock RF LP forged turbine crankset. It is square taper and 94/58. The chainring is a syncros 32. Also new old stock.

    Oh and just as an FYI to everyone the only sourcing mistake I made so far was that I should have gotten a 107 bb. The 110 is more clearance than I needed and I think the chainline would be better with the other.

    The bike is to be a 1x7 cruiser initially then when I have the time and money I am going to single speed it with an eno rear hub.
    Last edited by lucifer; 02-04-2005 at 07:11 PM.

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    The only truly modern components on the bike will be the headset the brake levers and the avid ultimate v brakes which I am stealing off the nukeproof. The nukes real levers are better with cantis and the buckshaver needs vs in the back that can run the noodle in the opposite direction. So its a win win. I just have to wait for my new onza cantis to get here from mexico.

    This is truly the bike that ebay built.

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    looks great...

    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer
    The only truly modern components on the bike will be the headset the brake levers and the avid ultimate v brakes which I am stealing off the nukeproof. The nukes real levers are better with cantis and the buckshaver needs vs in the back that can run the noodle in the opposite direction. So its a win win. I just have to wait for my new onza cantis to get here from mexico.

    This is truly the bike that ebay built.
    but get some Porc's on it would ya
    "Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth"
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    I sure will just as soon as you box some up and send em to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    fats have unbellievably short head tubes. they really believed in saddle to bar drop.
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    OUCH. That saddle-to-bar-drop is pure vintage .... vintage Zap that is.
    .
    Definitely not a hot setup for the tight stuff ..... with drop-offs, etc. Pro road racers don't even use a setup like that.

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    C'est fini...

    Finally all done. Took it around the parking lot tuesday night. Now all I need is some porcs for off roadin...
    Of course it cost a little more than was originally planned but that's always the case right?
    Still I paid a lot less than it would have cost to build this bike in 1994.
    This bike will most definitely be getting a second rear wheel with a black eno eccentric singlespeed hub in the near future.





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    Oh and btw the bar drop feels just fine. Its actually very close to the position I use on roadbikes. Just a little longer in the top tube.

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    That's lovely. Any issues with dropping the chain off the front?
    “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” John F. Kennedy

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    Not so far but it hasn't really been put through any punishing shifts either. It has a pretty extreme chain angle in the granny ( I should have gone for a 107bb instead of a 110) but I don't plan on using the 28t cog much so I don't think it will be a problem. The bike is basically my commuter/townie/bar bike.

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    First real ride report

    Well Sunday had beautiful weather so I took the fat out for it's first real off road session.
    My usual spot was taken over by a race that I was too late to register for... not to mention unwilling to do on an untested bike. So I booked it over to my alternate venue which is about a 1.5 mile loop of mixed fire road and singletrack with a nice rooty section and a couple 1-2 foot jumps.

    First a couple qualifiers. I told myself that I would try to keep to one gear as I have been toying with the idea of making this bike a singlespeed.
    Also it has been 15 years since I last rode with a rigid fork...blame the cannondale pepperoni for swearing me off them forever.

    Well to put it simply the bike is awesome. The frame is responsive and the handling is telepathic. The rigid fork goes exactly where you tell it to and is reasonably good at handling bumps so long as you remember to use your hands more as guidance for the bars rather than gripping them tightly. Only during one very steep section of mega roots did the bars seem to low but on the next lap I picked a better line and all was well.
    My only regret is that I didn't go ahead and singlespeed it. I think I will most likely call odds and endos this afternoon and order up the parts to build a rear wheel. Not worrying about shifting frees your mind to think about the lines you are riding and how you are flowing. I did have the chain come off the front once on a particularly big root crossing...just another reason to go single.

    Lessons learned:

    Rigid forks make you a better rider. They keep your mind in the game and force you to pick better lines...which inevitably are faster lines as well.

    Yes my NP is lighter but the fat is a good bit more responsive, compliance over bumps is nearly equal.

    Cinelli Gel bar tape is better at absorbing shocks than any grips I have ever used.

    Oh and I confirmed my memory that Onza Porcs are the best off road tires in the universe.. period, bar none, don't argue.

    It's a crying shame that fat chance is out of business.

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    I guess you could say she's

    Newly single

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    nice bike

    I had a Monster fat for many years but it was stolen 4 years ago.

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

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    I had a Monster fat for many years but it was stolen 4 years ago.
    Man that sucks...

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