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Old 03-13-06, 03:16 PM   #1
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Received my Frame today

U.P.S. man delivered the frame for my ss project today. Unfortunately, G.O.D. man delivered an obscene amount of snow today, too. This is why I hate March in Wisconsin.



The frame is an '03 Gunnar Ruffian which I plan to pull out of retirement piece-by-piece in the coming months. So far all I've come up with is a Vicious fork, a full set of SRAM 9.0 brakes and levers, and a Bontrager Race Lite SS crankset with Race Face Evolve BB (haven't had to resort to eBay yet, though).
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Old 03-13-06, 03:22 PM   #2
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Can't wait to see it built up. What gear combo you gonna run? You're gonna spray the inside w/ frame saver after taking pics of it in the snow, right?
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Old 03-13-06, 03:41 PM   #3
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Can't wait to see it built up. What gear combo you gonna run? You're gonna spray the inside w/ frame saver after taking pics of it in the snow, right?
I knew I'd catch heck for posing it in the snow.

Frame's already been treated, and I wiped her down real good once the "shoot" was over. Not sure yet what gearing I'm gonna run. Front ring is a 32. I'll test things out a bit more on my geared bike to get a general idea. It kinda depends on what type hub I put in the rear, too. If it's a cassette-type hub I'll buy 2 or 3 different cogs to try out. If I go the freewheel route, not so much.
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Old 03-13-06, 04:06 PM   #4
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Nice. Does that frame have an EBB or do you have horizontal 'dropouts'?
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Old 03-13-06, 04:28 PM   #5
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Nice. Does that frame have an EBB or do you have horizontal 'dropouts'?
Somewhere beneath the snow there are a pair of track-style dropouts. I think the Ruffians started coming with standard EBBs in '05 maybe?
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Old 03-13-06, 04:41 PM   #6
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congrats! If funny how I can get hyped about someone else's build. I don't know what's best for sure, the actual build or the Aaaaahhhhh feeling you get when you ride something you've built. Either way enjoy it!
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