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Post by Zenkem on Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:13 am

Just got my 29er frame a couple days ago and with a generous donation from Krocko1 and the advice of Slim my first 29er is coming in way under budget and a head of schedule...I might even have this thing built before the end of Jan 11.





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Post by Zenkem on Sat Dec 25, 2010 8:36 am

I plan to use this ride mainly as a commuter but at the same time it will be competing with the C'dale for trail time. If my math is correct it will come in two lbs lighter then the C'dale.

Here's my laundry list of parts in the mail:

Kalloy Uno SP-712N Seatpost 31.6/350mm
Kalloy Uno ASA-105 Road Stem 110mm
Kalloy Uno AL-021 Riser Handlebar
Shimano SLX M660 Rapidfire Shifter Pods
Shimano SLX M660 Front Derailleur Top Swing
Shimano SLX M662 Shadow Rear Derailleur SGS Long Cage
Shimano SLX M660 Crankset w/ Bottom Bracket
Shimano Disc Brake Adapters SM-MA-F180P/S
Shimano Disc Brake Adapters SM-MA-R180P/S
WTB Inner Peace C Internal Threadless Headset Black, 1-1/8in
Crank Brothers Smarty Pedal Dark Grey/White
Giant Medium Expandable Wedge Seat Bag Black/Blue


Ordering these today:

Alligator Round Rotor F/B 180mm
Shimano CS-HG61 Cassette 12-36
WTB Pure V Race Saddle
Sette Blade Lock-on Grips
Lizard Skins Chainstay Standard

Been thinking 'bout putting Schwalbe Racing Ralphs 2.25 on because Wheelsports is offering them for a pretty good price...more to come...

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Post by Zenkem on Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:19 pm

Well, it's moving at a snails pace but at least it's moving. I decided to go with a Manitou Minute 100mm fork because the reviews were good and the price was right...I have to say "I like the look". I hope to have the rest of the parts by the end of the week which will pretty much complete the build, minus tires...more to come...






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Post by spookyload on Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:29 pm

Damn Mark. You making me want to build a bike. Guess I need to sell one to build one.
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Post by Zenkem on Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:35 pm

spookyload wrote:Damn Mark. You making me want to build a bike. Guess I need to sell one to build one.

Yah, I really enjoy putting 'em together!!! The hardest part is waiting for the stuff to show up in the mail...

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Post by gsmolin on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:28 pm

are those duff beer bottles up on the shelf behind the bike?

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Post by spookyload on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:33 pm

Looks like it. When we were in Florence over Christmas that beer was everywhere. Same for Rome.
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Post by Zenkem on Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:00 am

gsmolin wrote:are those duff beer bottles up on the shelf behind the bike?

Sure is and it's pretty good BEER too...you can find it at your local EDeka store...

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Post by Road_Rage on Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:26 am

Bike is looking good.
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Post by Jonesy on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:39 pm

You know, your build up would go a lot quicker if you did away with all those unneccessary derailers, cogs, shifters and chain rings Razz

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Post by Zenkem on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:46 pm

Jonesy wrote:You know, your build up would go a lot quicker if you did away with all those unneccessary derailers, cogs, shifters and chain rings Razz

When I grow up I wanna be just like you Jonesy...but until then, I'll be following you shifting gears... scratch

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Post by Gmoney on Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:49 pm

Zenkem wrote:
Jonesy wrote:You know, your build up would go a lot quicker if you did away with all those unneccessary derailers, cogs, shifters and chain rings Razz

When I grow up I wanna be just like you Jonesy...but until then, I'll be following you shifting gears... scratch

With the right gearing you can climb anything. Save lots of weight as well! If your a weight weeeeenie
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Post by Zenkem on Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:59 pm

Gmoney wrote:
Zenkem wrote:
Jonesy wrote:You know, your build up would go a lot quicker if you did away with all those unneccessary derailers, cogs, shifters and chain rings Razz

When I grow up I wanna be just like you Jonesy...but until then, I'll be following you shifting gears... scratch

With the right gearing you can climb anything. Save lots of weight as well! If your a weight weeeeenie

If I was a Weight Weeeeeeenie I wouldn't drink so much BEER...I just need all the help I can get....

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Post by Zenkem on Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:19 pm

Anyone ever run these tires??? I found a really good deal on them and the reviews are outstanding...

CST Caballero Comp Tire 29x2.25 $16.99 ea.

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Post by Zenkem on Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:11 am

Well, here she is after her maiden voyage and I have to say she feels well planted and track really well. The extra three inches set me back a couple gears on the climbs but I hope to get those back over the next month or so. I only have one ride with her and was pleased with the results but before I say I like the 29er better then the 26" I would need more Trail time which if the weather cooperates will be no problem.

I wanted to post the total price tag of the build but my online banking was down for maint...maybe their figuring it for me...my estimates as of now is just under $1K and a case of BEER...more to come...














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Post by spookyload on Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:35 am

And the collection begins!
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Post by Zenkem on Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:48 am

You know that's funny, the other day I looked around the garage and I have 11 bikes, 6 of which belong to the kids. I think it may be time to down size a little...

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Post by Sharpbike on Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:37 pm

You never have to many bikes! I have 13 ten which Are for me two for the wife and one for Saige. I am also looking to build another one maybe.
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Post by Jonesy on Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:59 pm

Zenkem wrote:... I think it may be time to down size a little...

HEY, no blaspheming on the FORUM!!! Razz

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Post by Zenkem on Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:19 pm

Jonesy wrote:
Zenkem wrote:... I think it may be time to down size a little...

HEY, no blaspheming on the FORUM!!! Razz

I know...I know...I'll try not to let it happen again!!! Mad Mad Mad

On another note, I put all the numbers together which I under estimated just a little. Not bad in my book considering I got the components I wanted. This frame can be purchased as a complete bike for $750 to $2000 from the MFG but none of the component packages really had what I was looking for and I would have missed out on the fun of the build...


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Post by Road_Rage on Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:36 am

Zenkem wrote:
Jonesy wrote:
Zenkem wrote:... I think it may be time to down size a little...

HEY, no blaspheming on the FORUM!!! Razz

I know...I know...I'll try not to let it happen again!!! Mad Mad Mad

On another note, I put all the numbers together which I under estimated just a little. The final price tag of this build is $1149.77 (or 846.68€) to include shipping. Not bad in my book considering I got the components I wanted. This frame can be purchased as a complete bike for $750 to $2000 from the MFG but none of the component packages really had what I was looking for and I would have missed out on the fun of the build...

You can't count the shipping cost. That's the price of doing business. Smile At least that's what I tell myself.
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Post by spookyload on Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:18 pm

Mark. Just saw Performance put the frame on sale for $99. Performance has the 90 day price protection deal. If you paid more for it, you can call their customer support and get a credit for the difference.
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Post by Zenkem on Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:11 pm

spookyload wrote:Mark. Just saw Performance put the frame on sale for $99. Performance has the 90 day price protection deal. If you paid more for it, you can call their customer support and get a credit for the difference.

THX, for looking out for a fellow rider!!! That's the price I got mine for 'cept I found a coupon for 15% off which knocked it...well you do the math...it almost feels like your stealing it... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post by spookyload on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:38 pm

Damn...not sure they looked the profit margin on their deal with you!
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Post by Zenkem on Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:16 pm

Here's the latest setup with XT Brakes and WTB Vulpine tires...never thought a MTB tire could make a MTB so fast...





***Disclaimer: Forgot to pack water bottles for trip to Italy...bought one right after pic was taken***

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