Having all the parts and pulling them from one RIP to install on the new RIP was about a 1.5 hour project, with no bike stand. The only mistake was the spacer at the bottom of the steerer tube, when I set it down on the carpet, I got some MoS2 hi temp black grease on the carpet from the ring, one fell out of my hand taking them off the steerer tube. That, of course, required me to pull the carpet cleaner out, mix the juice, and clean up after myself before the GF got home to discover my oops!.david8613 said:dam your fast as hell, i caught the upgrade bug and sold my old parts for the new wfo build, my stanflow/hope wheels just came in today, man those hopes are loud! just gotta get new brakes and ill start putting it together. it will be my first time building myself.....
Double your pleasure!jeffj said:So sorry to ugly up your 2nd to last pic there :yikes:
All the rest of the pics are shockingly nice
Randy: That thing is purty. I love Niner Orange.RandyBoy said:
I will never be much shorter than 6'5", I have a GD, need to talk to Wayne and get a 30.9mm shim. The other thing is, I'll never ride chunk as big or steep as you or Mikesee. I can foresee a possible 140mm on this, perhaps in the future, to slack it out a bit. Whereas my other RIP was built with a 100mm in mind and I ran a 120, I may look in to a 140mm for this, just to see if it improves things. One things for sure, it sure feels a lot bigger/longer than my Large, length wise... I kind of miss the compactness of the Large blue RIP.Enel said:Randy: That thing is purty. I love Niner Orange.
Between the really tall saddle, steep HTA, and divey fork, I would kill myself on that bike in short order. Don't take that as a criticism of the build, just a comment on my riding skills Some time, consider an adjustable seat post in the future some time (gravity diaper or some such). I think you would find you like it. Otherwise, the thing looks great.
I think a 140 (or 150) on that bike would be sweet.RandyBoy said:I will never be much shorter than 6'5", I have a GD, need to talk to Wayne and get a 30.9mm shim. I can foresee a possible 140mm on this, perhaps in the future, to slack it out a bit.