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ok got all the bearings in [headset and BB] and started putting it together.

I need to cut down the steerer tube a bit more, and route all the cables and then she will ready for the first taste of dirt

 

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Nice Buzzcut.

Bring her out and join us on the Thursday night Gap ride at 6pm. You can ride from your house.
 

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rensho said:
Nice Buzzcut.

Bring her out and join us on the Thursday night Gap ride at 6pm. You can ride from your house.
I wish..I work 10-12 hour days I usually get home between 8-9pm:madman: and Saturday we have a wildland drill which should be one heck of a wokout so Sunday morning will be my first chance for a ride
 

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Menso said:
What travel setting are you using? Does it affect the head angle?
5" travel. Haven't played with the travel settings
 

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beer time, I finished the build:thumbsup:

From the old bike
XT shifters and rear derailer, LX crank
Titec stem and bar
WTB Seat and post
RhinoliteRims Deore hubs with WTB Velociraptors
Time Z pedals
Dirt Jumper 3 fork [can swap Jr T]
Avid 185 mm discbrake and levers

New Stuff
Frame and rear Shock
Cane Creek ZS-3 head set
Avid 160mm rear disc brake
UN54 BB
XT Front Derailer

Rode it around my yard and oh man I can't wait to hit the trails with it




 

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Nice!! Looking forward to a ride report - I'm toying with the idea of a longer travel bike, but the CFO has a tight hand on the purse strings!
 

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Nice BC!

Buzz Cut said:
beer time, I finished the build:thumbsup:
Found some time in your busy work schedule to finish I see:thumbsup:. When you get a chance, could you check and post the bb height with the suspension setup you have now??

Thx in advance-JMac
 

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Played on the dirt my my house before leaving for work. Me likey so much that I am going to ride dawn patrol friday in longridge starting from grizzly flat. I'll have to be done before 8am to get to work on time but I have a sneaky feeling that it will be worth it.
 

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First Dirt

I had about an hour of light left tonight so I rolled down my driveway and hit the singletrack across the street

WOW...I can fly on this bike. The trail is about 10" wide and has some flowing rollers and curves, some very tight 150* hairpins and some nice rocky chutes thant hug the cliff edge on really nice 1.5 mile 500' descent to some fire road. The steering is pretty much point and shoot and the rear suspension was spot on, no chatter or flex and very plush. I still have a grin on my face.

Climbing seated is a blast with no rear suspension bob, the came can't be said if you stand. It's not super obnoxious but a lock out would be nice.

I'm going to do a long ride this weekend as my Friday plan got squashed, I have to be at work by 7:15am.
 

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So, if I hear you correctly, you feel you got your $$'s worth :)

I just built an ACE and I'm also very happy w/ it, especially for the money. My only issue is that I only got one ride in and now I'm having shoulder surgery Tuesday, so this weekend will be my last ride for a little while. It will be interesting to see how many more people start riding Sette bikes w/ the economy the way it is. Hard to beat the value.

Enjoy!!
 

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tburger said:
Congrats on the new frame!

I roll down my driveway and see a street full of cars.
it helps to have a view like this off the back deck...trail starts thata way

 

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Swamp Rat said:
So, if I hear you correctly, you feel you got your $$'s worth :)

I just built an ACE and I'm also very happy w/ it, especially for the money. My only issue is that I only got one ride in and now I'm having shoulder surgery Tuesday, so this weekend will be my last ride for a little while. It will be interesting to see how many more people start riding Sette bikes w/ the economy the way it is. Hard to beat the value.

Enjoy!!
so far

you would be correct .

I'll know more after a few days of varied trails now that I have the shifters dialed in and the proper pressure in the shock:thumbsup:
 

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JMac47 said:
Found some time in your busy work schedule to finish I see:thumbsup:. When you get a chance, could you check and post the bb height with the suspension setup you have now??

Thx in advance-JMac
large frame 13 1/2" BB height
 
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