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    Winter project

    Over the winter I have slowly been building an XC hardtail. I got a Gary Fisher Piranha frame new off Ebay for $75. So far I've put on a Marzocchi MX Pro ETA/TAS with cane creek headset, Race Face Ride XC crankset with matching BB and XT disc brakes with dual control levers. The rest of the parts will be at the house today and tomorrow, thanks to tax returns. So I'll be busy building the next couple of evenings and I can't wait to get out and take it for a ride. I'll post pics when It's done.

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    $75!!! Dang, that's a great deal, haha. Interested in seeing the photos... Sounds like a nice build...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ymmie
    I'll post pics when It's done.
    No, no, no, no, no (to quote my 2 yr old). Not when its done. Take pics as you go and create a very nice pictorial narrative of the build.

    That sort of thread is really exciting (ok, to me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoeglassjd
    No, no, no, no, no (to quote my 2 yr old). Not when its done. Take pics as you go and create a very nice pictorial narrative of the build.

    That sort of thread is really exciting (ok, to me).
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    Ok Fine. I've got the pics during the build. Got the wheels today and the rest will be on the doorstep and installed tomorrow.

    Frame with crankset headset and rear brake installed
    Crankset.JPG

    Added fork and front brake. That is not the stem that will be on the bike
    Bike Build.jpg

    Added wheelset
    Wheels (2).jpg

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    Nice project. I like the paint job
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    Nice job! Great looking hardtail.

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    I really like that piranha frame. I took one for a ride at the lbs to see if it felt much different from the Marlin. It rides nicely and looks very cool.

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    So I took it for a test ride today up and down my street doing wheelies and bunny hops and stuff. I learned the hard way that those kind of things are a lot differant on a hardtail than a dualie. I attempted to ride a wheelie and as soon as I pulled up I was on my back faster than I could say *****. I tried to wash the pain away with beer and Vicodin but my a$$ still hurts.

    I think it's going to be a sweet ride once I get it out on the trails.

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    were you going clipless while doing them? +props if u were.
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    I always ride clipless. It wont over so fast I didn't even have time to get my foot down.

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