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Seems it's shipped, Tang Orange, should be a very Happy New Year for me. :thumbsup:

Very stoked about doing the build up on the hydroformed frame.
 

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I've been loving my Atomic Blue RIP for the last 10 months, this is just FoShizzleitis. I get irritated bowel syndrome from all his E riding, while I'm in the saddle, logging real gnar core rad vert climbing and descending.

The new Niner RIP will be awesome, it's a given. Laced up a brand new Hadley 135 x 10mm x 72pt race hub in anodized red yesterday to a Salsa DelGado disc rim I had laying around.

Nothing more fun that doing a custom build with great components, and building the bike just the way you want it. :D :thumbsup: :p
 

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in raw gonna go 2010 xo rear deurealluer, truvanit crank, and red xo shifters...... red nipples and red hubs too...... waaah paow!
 

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A sneek preview...



Oops, wrong picture, that's the 2010 Hadley 135mm SDH hub I built up into a wheel on 12/29, Tuesday, Thanks to Mike at Hadley Racing.

 

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I think it would look (much) better on my couch. . . . . .

With my fork, wheels, cranks, shifters. . . . . .

And my fat tucchus sitting on it!

Git-r-done already.

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Those Hadley hubs can stay with the frame ;~)
 

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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.....
 

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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.....
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!. :eek:

I left everything on the forks, wheel, front brakes, the brakes, and everything on the handlebars, all shifters and all cable, sans housings, which needed to be cut to new lengths.











Someone was in shock today... Mr. JeffJ

 

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So sorry to ugly up your 2nd to last pic there :yikes:

All the rest of the pics are shockingly nice :rolleyes:
 

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jeffj said:
So sorry to ugly up your 2nd to last pic there :yikes:

All the rest of the pics are shockingly nice :rolleyes:
Double your pleasure!

A baby Sasquatch, a Giant, a Sasquatch, and a Niner RIP! Must have been the spidey sense and tingle after you E rode my new RIP. :ihih: :arf:

I'm thinking the Chunkaliciousness of Rocky Peak and Hummingbird for New Years Day would be a better idea rather that driving a long ways without the headset dialed in quite yet. Realigned the FD, the settings on it are a bit skillful to set up exactly, I'm still in Trial and Error mode making sure I have it dialed in perfectly. A few tweaks, a 30.9 x 410mm Thomson Elite with no set back, and then its time to put it through it's paces. While there are plenty of Shimano Crankenstein lovers, I've got to say, the Truvativ Stylo 3 ringer had zero chain suck, none, nada. :band:

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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.
 

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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 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.
 

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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.
I think a 140 (or 150) on that bike would be sweet.

You were riding a Large before!! Welcome to a properly sized bike:) Says the 6'1" dude riding a Med.
 
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