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JMKM said:
Damn, looks like Jeff's got some time to polish up some XTR cranks. I just put a high polish on a set of Ultegra's for my fixie. Way higher polish than the silver ano they come in, I'm talking mirror finish, looks hot! Looks like polished parts is coming back around.
Oh yeah, the cranks look really purdy:
 

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Word.

that is insanely beautiful. did it show up in your email because it is your bike?!

the cable routing/use of straight jackets is super innovative. the other really cool thing that jumps out- with all the bling this bike posesses, Avid BB-7s were still chosen for stopping duties! can't beat 'em. :cool:
 

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OneGearGuy said:
that is insanely beautiful. did it show up in your email because it is your bike?!

the cable routing/use of straight jackets is super innovative. the other really cool thing that jumps out it that with all the bling this bike posesses, Avid BB-7s were still chosen for stopping duties! :cool:
Nope, not mine unfortunately. I do have a deposit in with Jeff right now. I am in "line" so to speak. I have riden with Jeff twice. Both times on his personal bikes. His set-ups are perfect and the cable pull brakes work flawlessly.
 

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The seat tube seems to be welded to the forward face of the EBB, to give some extra tire clearance. Although the bike has quite a bit of saddle setback, it's not as extreme as it looks to be when I put the ruler to the screen.

Also, look, that's about 60mm of fork offset. Gotta love builders that dare to differ.

That bike is awesome. If you can afford one, you better put your name on the list.

>I'd love to see what Dick Cunningham would have to say about this!
He'll probably just be jealous looking at it, he's just talking about bikes others came up with, not contributing to bike design anymore, at least that I know of.

I need two of those, one to ride, and one to put in a glass cage.
 

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motoman711 said:
JONE'S PORN! Notice ExiWolf on front and rear. Also too much bling to shake a stick at:
that is nice to look at!

what headset is that?

Looks like he wanted to remove all brand names from the bike (cranks, headset...), surprised he didnt photoshop out the thomson.
 

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Headset

jh_on_the_cape said:
that is nice to look at!

what headset is that?

Looks like he wanted to remove all brand names from the bike (cranks, headset...), surprised he didnt photoshop out the thomson.
Jeff doesn't use cartridge bearing headsets (ala Chris King). He uses an older style cup and ball system (he uses 2 top headsets for his custom fork). This is because the loads caused by the fork are mainly vertical with a little side loading. A cartridge bearing is not ideal for loads which are perpandicular to the rotation of the bearings. I hope that I got that right... I can't remember what brand he uses though, sorry.

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Check out the Proto WTB Rims

Word on the street is that those rims are a prototype WTB disc specific 29er rim. Word is they weigh in around 630. I dig the wide profile rim, but at 630grams is that rim going to be liked by everyone wanting lighter rims. Is it wider and lighter everyone is looking for, or just wider.

In other news, I got out on my Dos Niner this weekend with Jeff's bars on it. I bought em' back in the fall, but was unable to ride them do to a serious broken left arm(complete fracture of both forearm bones). The Dos feels awesome with those bars on it. After being on rigid bikes all winter it is refreshing to hop on something with suspension.
 

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Mavic A719's

those are actually the A719 disc "touring" rim as Mavic still likes to refer to them.

but a new WTB would be a nice choice.

nate

oh yeah, and the rest of the bike is amazing. flawless.
 

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Avid Mech

TheRedMantra said:
Holy crap that thing is nice! I cant imagine the cost. The only thing I dont like about that bike are the avid mechanicals.
Jeff specs his bikes with Avid Mechs. Reasons:
- Bullet proof
- Awesome power and modulation
- Trailside repairable

The fact that he specs avid mech when price is obviously no object says a lot about the quality of the brake I think. It also shows that he picks components for a reason not just bling value.

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motoman711 said:
Jeff specs his bikes with Avid Mechs. Reasons:
- Bullet proof
- Awesome power and modulation
- Trailside repairable

The fact that he specs avid mech when price is obviously no object says a lot about the quality of the brake I think. It also shows that he picks components for a reason not just bling value.

Moto
I agree with Jeff. I can't find any advantages to using hydraulic brakes over Avids.
 

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What rims?

Looked a bit around on the internet, couldn't find anything on disc specific A719's from Mavic, just the regular ones for rimbrakes. If you look closely it seems to say 917. Could this be a new model?

Anyone?

cursivearmy said:
those are actually the A719 disc "touring" rim as Mavic still likes to refer to them.

but a new WTB would be a nice choice.

nate

oh yeah, and the rest of the bike is amazing. flawless.
 

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1strongone1 said:
Does anyone know the current wait time on a Jones frame?

Thanks
Well, I beleive that he has stopped taking deposits because the waiting list is just too long. Your best bet would be to call Jeff himself. He is quite cool to talk to:

http://www.jonesbikes.com
 
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motoman711 said:
Well, I beleive that he has stopped taking deposits because the waiting list is just too long. Your best bet would be to call Jeff himself. He is quite cool to talk to:

http://www.jonesbikes.com
I talked to him last year and he said it would be a year wait. Just think I would be getting the frame about now. I don't want to keep bothering him, but I don't have enough cash or patience to wait a year for a new frame. If I could get one in a couple of months I would possibly order one.
 
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