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Old 08-11-07, 12:17 AM   #1
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DH build...

Pretty much decided on everything for my DH build. Wheel parts/brakes will be ordered next week, suspension is in, and frame is expected to ship Sept. 1. Hoping to be riding Northstar mid September

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Frame- Transition Blindside (Large Raw)
Shock- Marzocchi Roco World Cup
Fork- Marzocchi 888 RC2X World Cup
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Old 08-11-07, 12:20 AM   #2
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I guess I don't understand, but... didn't you just build that Nomad? Why the complete new build?
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Old 08-11-07, 12:25 AM   #3
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I guess I don't understand, but... didn't you just build that Nomad? Why the complete new build?
Ya, and I love the Nomad, kick ass bike. I went to Northstar and got hooked you could say... I'm keeping the Nomad frame and DHX so I'm sure later down the road I'll rebuild it, but not nearly as nice.
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[QUOTE=MattP.;5046992] and frame is expected to ship Sept. 1.

That's funny, I ordered my TOP august 1st and its also supposed to ship that same day. Having to wait a whole month sucks. That sounds like a good build though i'd love to get a blindside someday.
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Sounds like a good ride

Whats the price on that build?
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must be nice to have lots of money to throw around.
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must be nice to have lots of money to throw around.
I'm 17, I don't have "lots of money" to throw around. I work at a bike shop 25 hours/week during school, and 40 during the summer. I have nothing else to spend my money with the exception of gas. So how about you shut up and think before you start making assumptions.
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Don't worry about it Matt. All that matters is that you EARN the money you spend. Whether you have plenty of money to throw around or not.
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Don't worry about it Matt. All that matters is that you EARN the money you spend. Whether you have plenty of money to throw around or not.
Thanks Pheard, you and me both! Nothing beats finishing up a bike, knowing you earned it all.
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Nothing beats finishing up a bike, knowing you earned it all.
Word. Sounds like a great build.
Have you thougt about commuting on bike? Gas is ~ $3.30 a gallon here in NYC, a 2 dollar slice of pizza and a fast townie gets us a lot farther per buck.
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Word. Sounds like a great build.
Have you thougt about commuting on bike? Gas is ~ $3.30 a gallon here in NYC, a 2 dollar slice of pizza and a fast townie gets us a lot farther per buck.
Haha, yeah the shop I currently work at is like 3/4 mile down the road, and I rode their quite often. But that shop is closing today (that's another story ) but the shop I'm moving to is about a 20 minute drive, by bike would be like 25 miles one way. I'll drive there on the days I work after school, but on Saturdays and Sundays, I'll ride there cause it's all along a pathway that parallels the river.
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Codes are great.

Minion DHF front and rear is the hot setup around here.

Sounds like a nice rig, enjoy it.
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I'm 17, I don't have "lots of money" to throw around. I work at a bike shop 25 hours/week during school, and 40 during the summer. I have nothing else to spend my money with the exception of gas. So how about you shut up and think before you start making assumptions.
Oh, I am sorry. I didn't relise that. Good for you.
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Looks like a pretty pimp build....but why put XT cranks on it though? They're going to look a little weak next to everything else.
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Sounds nice.
Hey, i have a good suggestion.
Once its built, before you even get to ride it, pack it all up, and send it to me. I'll iron out all the bugs, and make sure everything is safe...
Ok?
I can see a great partnership here.
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Sounds like it's going to be a great bike. I'd do a few niggling things a bit different but that's just me. I'm sure you're going to enjoy it.
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Looks like a pretty pimp build....but why put XT cranks on it though?
That's what I'm running on my Nomad currently, and before that I was running Saints, and to be honest I can barely tell a difference in the stiffness.
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That's what I'm running on my Nomad currently, and before that I was running Saints, and to be honest I can barely tell a difference in the stiffness.
There really isn't much difference, heck the bb cups for the saint are the same as the ones for the xt. Besides keeping some of the weight off is important.

Sounds like a very nice build up.
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I meant weak as in lame, not weak as in strength.
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From my experience with the saint crankset, I'd sooner have the xt cranks, they're a bit on the overwhelmingly heavy side, and feel just as stiff as the XT's, so why buy the saint cranks when you can spend the same amount on an xt crankset and save some weight.

Your a bit wrong in your logic there Jetta. XT cranks have been used on dh bikes for ages, they hold up just fine. Besides why replace something that is in really good shape.
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From my experience with the saint crankset, I'd sooner have the xt cranks, they're a bit on the overwhelmingly heavy side, and feel just as stiff as the XT's, so why buy the saint cranks when you can spend the same amount on an xt crankset and save some weight.

Your a bit wrong in your logic there Jetta. XT cranks have been used on dh bikes for ages, they hold up just fine. Besides why replace something that is in really good shape.
Amen! I figure if I do something to jack up my XT's, there is gonna be a lot more busted than just the cranks, on both me and the bike
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Haha, yeah the shop I currently work at is like 3/4 mile down the road, and I rode their quite often. But that shop is closing today (that's another story ) but the shop I'm moving to is about a 20 minute drive, by bike would be like 25 miles one way. I'll drive there on the days I work after school, but on Saturdays and Sundays, I'll ride there cause it's all along a pathway that parallels the river.

What bike shop are you going to be working at?
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I'm 17, I don't have "lots of money" to throw around. I work at a bike shop 25 hours/week during school, and 40 during the summer. I have nothing else to spend my money with the exception of gas. So how about you shut up and think before you start making assumptions.

lol yea u got a ton of money to throw around. hell, im 20, pay for my college and apartment, also play college vball, and have a job.

You dont have money? i ride my bike to work becuase i cant afford gas. Here u are going to build a 3rd bike or somethin. LOL
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