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I have a set of spank oozy 350 wheels in 142x12, Eagle GX drivetrain, Pike fork, and a few leftover parts that I'd like to use to build up a fun geared hardtail. Currently have this setup on my Nimble 9, but I've been missing that bike in it's SS form. A rigid carbon fork and i9/Atomik wheelset would go back on the N9.

Wanting to spend $750 or less, and my first thought was SC Chameleon. Go to the bike shop and am told that they no longer make 142 geared dropouts for the Chameleon.

Geo numbers I'm looking for
HA: 66-67 w/ 120-140 fork
CS: 420ish
STA: 74ish (no extended climbs in florida, so no need for stee sta)
ST Length: 460 or less. this is very important because I have short legs
Reach: 450-460

Not too worried about material or weight. Fun factor is all I really want. Love my N9, but miss it in SS. Stanton makes beautiful bikes with swappable dropouts, but shipping to US blows the budget on this bike.
 

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Yeah, boost adapters work fine from what I hear. Some people glue or shrink-wrap the adapters to the axle to avoid dropping and losing them.

A medium Honzo might do it. The Surly Karate Monkey has a much shorter reach.
 

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Salsa timberjack... 142 compatible with the right dropout plates, singlespeed ready

Also some Surlys
Looked at Surly? I have no idea on the measurements but the rear end can be run 142 or 148. Krampus or such might fit the bill.
Timberjack is too steep. Love the Karate Monkey, but M is too short on reach, L is too long on seat tube. I have a +2" Ape index with shorter inseam. The one thing I hate about my L N9 is that I can only fit a 75mm dropper on it.

Buy some adaptors and take your pick from more modern frames?
Yeah, boost adapters work fine from what I hear. Some people glue or shrink-wrap the adapters to the axle to avoid dropping and losing them.

A medium Honzo might do it. The Surly Karate Monkey has a much shorter reach.
Have people had success running adapted on short CS bikes? This would be ideal if a chain line issue isn't created. Medium Honzo has EXACTLY what I am looking for...
 

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I don't see what adapters have to do with the short chainstays. For the chainline, you might need to move your chainring around a bit to center it, depending on the rest of the setup.
 

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I don't see what adapters have to do with the short chainstays. For the chainline, you might need to move your chainring around a bit to center it, depending on the rest of the setup.
If you a get a single 6mm spacer, you have to redish wheelset. If you get two 3mm spacers, your chainline moves 3mm. I prefer not having to redish, and as I understand short chainstays magnify chainline issues.
 

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Have people had success running adapted on short CS bikes? This would be ideal if a chain line issue isn't created. Medium Honzo has EXACTLY what I am looking for...
I'm using a Wolftooth Boostinator in the rear on a frame w/ chainstays just under 17''. Works great, no issues. With my DT350 hub, the Boostinator endcaps fit nice and tight. I don't even think about them. The only issue is needing to slightly redish the wheel.
 

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face it, 142 is old news. I still have a 142 axle in a frame that can handle any axle size (Karate Monkey FYI) but if I needed to buy a new frame, I'd just bite the bullet and get a 148 spaced frame and an adapter axle for my hub. personally, I don't feel the need for boost anything, but there's little to be gained by limiting yourself the the very tiny list of frames that are still being made with 142 spacing. if you can find a frame you really like that happens to still have that option, that's great. just don't let it limit your options.
 

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I have Pole Taival and think it's one of the best hardtails money can buy. And you can run it 142 or 148mm in the back with enough clearance for 29x2.5 or 27.5x3

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I'm using a Wolftooth Boostinator in the rear on a frame w/ chainstays just under 17''. Works great, no issues. With my DT350 hub, the Boostinator endcaps fit nice and tight. I don't even think about them. The only issue is needing to slightly redish the wheel.
Agreed. I'm running the Boostinator on my I9 hub (frame has 420mm CS) and I don't even know it's there. Redishing is a non-issue it's so simple. If boost adapter endcaps are available for your hub, it's a no brainer.
 
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