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I have these pics on a post but I wanted to have my on place to post the build of my very own Big Dummy.My BD is not done yet but with a little more time and a lot more money it will be.The wheels I have on it now will come off after I get it all built and get to ride it for a while I am looking for a heavy duty set of hubs to use on my BD.The rims and the tires will still be use but the hubs will be change when I get the money save up again.I have a lot of parts on order and they should be in by Oct 5 if all goes well.But even with all these parts it still will not be done lol.I will keep this up to date as parts goes on and will do a lot pics as I go places with my new ride it may be 2012 before it will all be done but it will be paid for.When you are retired you only get to spend a little money at a time or it is with me anyway.All of my drive train will be on it the next post I can't wait to ride it to the store to get food with it my wife thinks I am crazy for wanting a bike for this.At my age why not Hmmm I did not say I was OLD lol...
 

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Nice beginning!
those tires are serious and will grip awesome on the trail (but will roll pretty slow on the road)
what made you decide to use the bar end shifters? i am debating on either using these or just rocking some road shifters so i can use the WTB drop bars

what drive train are you going to use? what hubs you going to use?
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My drive train I have a 11-32 cassette and I will run a 24,34,46t chainring with a 68x122 BB.Why barend shifters well for me its the only way to go I have them on my Surly LHT and my Nashbar Touring bike I built up as well.Once you set it up you are good to go for a long time.I had a 11-34t cassette on my LHT but I did not like it as well as I do the 11-32 cassette.The FD and the RD will be Shimano SLX I put both of these on my other two bikes and just love them.The wheels I have on it now will work until I get my new Hope Pro 2 Evo Hubs with Mavic XM719 Disc the cost of my new wheels want be as bad as I though it would be.But this can wait until some time in 2012 I hope to have my BD ready to ride this Xmas or sooner.My Handle bar is the Nitto B352 North Road Handlebar.I am going to put on white leather bar tape I have it on my two other bikes and they clean up real easy.I'm not sure what I am going to run on the back I may end up with go getter bags on it.Time will let me know what I want.
 

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Well this is my bicycle and if you don't like my tires then you can kiss my A$$
I put what I want on it because its mine.I feel so much better now that I said that.:D
Yeah, I meant that as sarcastic. I think the tires look awesome--for some reason, the straight tube new design, in black, looks really right with aggressive tires on it...IMO.
 

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Yeah, I meant that as sarcastic. I think the tires look awesome--for some reason, the straight tube new design, in black, looks really right with aggressive tires on it...IMO.
My Apologies to all I let the internet get to me again.And this is for lawfarm as well.Why do I do the things I do???
 

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Inspired...

This thread inspired me to make the switch back to knobbies, planning on doing it, but this pushed me over the edge! Thanks!
On a side note, how do you like the mustache bars? I feel like they would give you the "almost" perfect position. If there ever is a "perfect" position/setup. :thumbsup:
 

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This thread inspired me to make the switch back to knobbies, planning on doing it, but this pushed me over the edge! Thanks!
On a side note, how do you like the mustache bars? I feel like they would give you the "almost" perfect position. If there ever is a "perfect" position/setup. :thumbsup:
They do look a lot like mustache bars but these are the Nitto B352 North Road Handlebar.I saw another BD with them some place on the web and just had to get a set of them too.I hope to get to ride it some time in Oct.I have the other parts on order.It will let me ride it but it want have the Xtracycle stuff on it.That will have to wait until I get a new set of wheels built with Chris King hubs and Mavic XM719 disc 26" rims.Those will set me back a few bucks lol so I hope to have it all done some time in 2012.Retirement sucks some times but can also be a lot of fun.When I found these tires I had to get a set of them for 25.00 bucks each I could not pass them up with free shipping too.
 

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I will be going on my little trip in the morning I should be back by Wed.I hope to leave by 9:30am.9/9/2011
I will post pics of my trip when I get back.I am going on my Surly LHT this time my BD is not ready as of yet.I get look at a lot around here when I go on small trips on my LHT It is well loaded with a BoB as well.This may be my last trip on the LHT I can't wait until I get my Big Dummy done it's going to be a lot more fun to ride and all the things I can do with it
 

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My week end trip pics

I know it's not my BD but this was on my LHT this weekend enjoy I did.:p
 

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More pics on the way I'm working on it again this weekend.I can start to ride it this weekend too but I still need the other parts to haul stuff with.I'm also thinking about getting a set of Go-Getter Bags for it they can hold so much and keep all you have dry.
 
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