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Old 02-17-07, 04:11 PM   #1
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Steel Against a Green Garage Door?

This could be a first for BF. A steel hardtail against a green garage door.
Here is my new build. First of all, a sincere thank you to all of you who have helped me with the build and motivated me to get back into mountain biking after a long hiatus.

Here are the specs. All parts were new except those donated by a friend. (Man do I ever owe him lots of beer)
Kelly steel hardtail
2007 XT drivetrain.
2007 Juicy carbons
Chris King headset
XT/Mavic 717 disc wheels
Shimano 959 pedals
Rebuilt Rock Shox SID donated by a friend (I just paid for the rebuild)
Thomson post donated by same friend
Carbon profile bars donated by same friend
Race Face dues stem
Specialized seat taken off my S works road bike
Salsa Ti and steel skewers taken off my old Stumpjumper
Panaracer Cinders- 1.95 rear and 2.1 front (I think the 1.95 rear was a mistake).

I still need to trim the front brake cable and cut the steerer tube.
Weight is around 24lbs +/- based on the bathroom scale subtraction method. Total cost $1905. (Isn’t eBay great!)
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Old 02-17-07, 04:23 PM   #2
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Pretty shwag.
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looks sharp, great build. are you going to have your driveway paved?
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looks sharp, great build. are you going to have your driveway paved?
That is just the driveway to my shop.
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Old 02-17-07, 05:24 PM   #5
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i like steel hard tails. i have all the pieces to build my steel hard tail schwinn replacement up. should be very, very nice...well, i guess about as nice/exciting to anyone who really cares about xc hard tails that is.

awesome shop pic! what do you primarily use it for? (i know i should probably be able to tell from looking, but couldn't really)
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Like the bike but love the shop. Do I spy an old fly rod on the wall?
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Thats a pretty fine lookin shop.
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Old 02-17-07, 10:03 PM   #8
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Like the bike but love the shop. Do I spy an old fly rod on the wall?
Yes, that is from my uncle. I don't fly fish but only occasionally bait fish for steelhead and cut throat.
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nice bikes and shop there mikejo

Practicing some climbing on the trainer?
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Nice bike. Love the shop!
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nice bikes and shop there mikejo

Practicing some climbing on the trainer?
I never realized building a shop would be so difficult. Next time I'm putting the TV lower so I don't have to look up when watching the Sopranos on DVD with surround sound while on the trainer.

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