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Lots of firsts here - not only my first SS but my first rigid and first build as well.

Here is my build list:

Frame - 2009 Rocky Mountain Hammer 29
Crankset - TruVativ Stylo OCT 1.1, 32T
Wheelset - Velocity Blunt 29er rims with Shimano XT hubs
Brakes - Formula Oro K24
Rotors - Formula Oro - 180 front, 160 rear
Fork - Exotic Rigid 29er
Headset - FSA Orbit MX
Stem - Thomson Elite X4
Bars - RaceFace Deus
Seatpost - Thomson Elite
Saddle - Fizik Tundra
SS Hub Converter - Origin8
Rear Cog - Shimano 18T
Tires - Maxxis Ardent 2.25
Skewers - Shimano XT 9mm

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Bling!

Pretty freakin' nice for a first.

By the way, by saying, "my first singlespeed" implies you plan a second. Just sayin'.

Anyway, noice. Way.

--sParty
 

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Definitely loving the color scheme, reminds me of the old racing Porsches.
 

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Sparticus said:
Bling!

Pretty freakin' nice for a first.

By the way, by saying, "my first singlespeed" implies you plan a second. Just sayin'.

Anyway, noice. Way.

--sParty
Of course - both of my first two MTBs (that were planned to last me a long, long time) never made it past 1.5 years. My wife is not thrilled with my replacement plan but my LBS doesn't complain too much. :D
 

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I ordered some orange Straitline brake levers as well but when they were delivered I could see there was no way they would have ever worked for my brakes, even though it said Formula Oro on the packaging. Sadly, they were returned :(
 

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rydbyk said:
Nice work! Orange is the fastest color these days.
So fast that it appears to have taken a head on... that frame style always makes me think it comes pre-crashed from the factory.

Dig the color scheme.
 
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