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So I got my Windsor Cliff Pro 29 last week and mainly bought it for the components. The frame color and graphics just aren't me. It also turned out a Medium is a 19" frame and, well, the frame tube hits my sack when I stand over it. At 5' 11" and a 32/33 inseam I thought I would have been good. :skep:

So I've been searching all over and the Soul Cycles Dillinger frame just looks awesome to me! I've heard a lot of good things and plan on ordering one in pearl white tomorrow. I'll be going with an 18" frame. I'm VERY tempted to go rigid fork as I'll be doing a fair amount of street riding as well.

I just wanted to hear any thoughts, if anyone saw any potential conflicts, advice, insight on the rigid vs Tora 318. I'll be having my bike mechanic do the swap over as I don't have BB or headset tools.

I'll be selling the Windsor Frame and possibly the Tora if I go rigid as well to re-coup my cost.

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I definitely am... Rootbeer is my least favorite color though, too bland.

Any issue swapping the Truvativ crank and the EBB of the Dillinger or Tora 318 on the dillinger?
 

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You will need new cable housing if you are going to run derailleurs as the new Dillingers have braze-ons for full housing runs. That you can get by the foot at your LBS.

The head tube is plenty long on the windsor so you should have plenty of steerer tube for the soul as well.

The rigid fork is so cheap, why not give it a try. Buy a spare crown race for your headset and you can easily (and fairly quickly) switch between the forks depending on your mood.
 

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IIRC, the Dillinger is spec'd for a 100mm fork, so you may need to have your shop take out the spacer on your Tora, if you plan to use it - not a big deal at all, just figured it should be mentioned. A few guys ride the Dillinger around here and say that it rides much more like a steel frame than an aluminum, so you might not have a problem going rigid with the SC fork.
 

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The rigid fork WILL be slower on the decents, by a significant amount. But as long as you keep the tire pressure low it really isn't that bad. Although after long rides and races your triceps will get sore. I ran that setup all last year and it was wicked fast on everything except for decents. The only reason I did it is because it was cheaper. Plus you have big volume tires so that is a major factor.
 

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Hey, That's my old bike you got pictured there. I miss her:thumbsup: She was BEAUTIFUL but was 1 size to big for me. The rigid was used for a short time while my NEW Reba Race was getting fixed (cracked lowers). Swapping forks is a quick and pretty simple plan to have. Burlier ride can be pretty punishing with that fork you see pictured (at least for my mid 50's body) Here is a shot with the other fork. If I remember correctly this weighed around 25 pounds
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you will be very happy with the white frame, it's what i'm building up at the moment. just need a wheelset and tires I suppose.

as mentioned earlier, you will definitely need full housing on your cables which your LBS probably sales by the foot, as mine did. the rest of the components should fit the Dillinger just fine.

good luck with your build! :thumbsup:

here is a pic of my work in progress.
 

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Thanks guys!

I really appreciate all the input and advice. My mechanic said my Tora definitely measured out at over a 100mm of travel which he said was above spec. I think I'll keep the Tora for now and may pick up some colored housing if I can find it, either white or blue to match the frame.

Calling now to order!! :)

-Z
 

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criticalmass said:
I believe you can get jagwire brake hoses for the avids to match jagwire cables and housing. All in that blue color (or quite close). Just like the one's above.
Know a good source for them? I ordered the frame today, can't wait for it to come in!

Thanks again guys, much appreciated! I'll put up some before and afters of it :thumbsup:
 
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