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Santa dropped off my christmas present to myself today.













I'll build it up tonight after work or tomorrow during the day and the shakedown ride will be on christmas afternoon.
 

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:)

Opening up a new frame and seeing it for the first time in person is awesome, isn't it?
 

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Sweet! I am excited to see the build. What are the specs your going with? Fork?
 

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FM said:
Nice! 6.07lbs is good news. I was fearing the production frames would be closer to 7lbs for a medium.
That included the seat collar and the dropout inserts. Those items weighed 53 grams so bare frame weight is 2704 grams. Not a big deal but put it out there for informational purposes.
 

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lorenz0 said:
Looks really good, weight is not that bad... but I'm still not totally convinced about those dropouts :confused:
I was just playing with them. It is actually a clever design. Lightweight and seems like it will hold well once clamped around a wheel. I'll snap another close up of that area after dinner.
 

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sodak06 said:
Sweet! I am excited to see the build. What are the specs your going with? Fork?
Stem and bar: syncros
Post: Easton vice
triggers and RD: X9
FD: SLX two ring specific
Cranks: Stylo w/ Gamut bash (borrowed off my covert)
Fork: Vanilla RLC (again borrowed from covert)
Wheels: I9 Enduro
 

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Great pics; I reckon it's a smart solution since it involves just a few parts and, probably, removing the QR lever from the hub is not a great issue. A "plus" is the fact that you can replace the derailleur hanger while in most steel frames it's included in the dropouts (steel usually doesn't snap, but it can bend). But, IMHO, the most effective solution for singlespeedability (?) is using Paragon sliding dropouts ;)
 

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lorenz0 said:
But, IMHO, the most effective solution for singlespeedability (?) is using Paragon sliding dropouts ;)
noooooo yuk! i hate the paragon sliding dropouts!! i really dig transitions solution.

either that, or go with EVIL sliding dropouts.
 

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FM said:
Cool, yer gettin one?!
You getting a small? A full bike or stealing parts off something else?
Yeah, not sure which size yet. I'll give a couple sizes a ride before deciding.

Most parts will be a new build. Likely gonna run it as a singlespeed for my winter bike......hoping to get in better shape.

EB
 

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Looks sweet!

I like how they added the third cable guide on the top tube. About time someone figured that out!
 

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I've got a BRIGHT orange Large one sitting in my shop right now. 6.3 lbs with dropouts - not bad! Nice paint job - metal flake in there. It's bright. I usually go for understaed colors, bit figured, WFT, might as well go day-glo. Besides, now those drunk russian hunters won't shoot me :)

But here's the dealeo - I never knew building up a frame could be so hard. The parts are fine, just swapping my old crap over from my busted Azonic. But jeezus, the sticker options are making my head spin! I can't figure it out - maybe my non-biking wife needs to come down to the basement and provide some consulting.
 

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juice said:
I've got a BRIGHT orange Large one sitting in my shop right now. 6.3 lbs with dropouts - not bad! Nice paint job - metal flake in there. It's bright. I usually go for understaed colors, bit figured, WFT, might as well go day-glo. Besides, now those drunk russian hunters won't shoot me :)
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Ummmm.......Helloooooooo..............Pics???
 

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juice said:
I've got a BRIGHT orange Large one sitting in my shop right now. But jeezus, the sticker options are making my head spin!
I'd throw the blue stickers on.

ebxtreme said:
Likely gonna run it as a singlespeed for my winter bike......hoping to get in better shape.
EB
Cool! You gonna shave your chest? :ihih:

euroford said:
noooooo yuk! i hate the paragon sliding dropouts!! i really dig transitions solution.
Just out of curiousity, what don't you like about the paragons?
They provide adjustable chainstay length which seems like a good thing.
Plus, your disc brake tabs are guaranteed to be aligned with your drop-out, and can be replaced if the threads get stripped.

Let's see those pics Juice!
Happy holidays.
 

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I had to spend most of the day cleaning and cooking up a cassoulet since we're having fam over tomorrow.

But here she is. All ready to ride, just needs stickers. The only thing I really need is a longer stem, poached the 40mm off my big sled, and I think I'll run 55 on this rig - you know, super long since it's my "xc" bike.


I really like the way the bike looks, all clean and stealth. I think I"ll go super low-profile with the stickers. We'll see.

Since this is whay my yard looked like last night, and it's supposed to be super sloppy snow-rain mix for the next week, it might be a while before I get a virgin ride.
 
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