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Old 04-25-09, 07:53 PM   #1
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Shadow is finished

Yay.


















Quick build list:

Shadow frame with Marz 55r 140mm and FSA DH Pig

Azonic Strip Bars, BBB Freedom stem, with Sette lock ons. Easton EA30 seat post with no name SLR style saddle

Its set up 1X9 with x.5 and a Holzfeller crank and Kona Jack****s

BB7 185mm rotors on both ends and Speed dial 7
WTB Dual Duty FR wrapped in 2.35 Slime FR tires.
These tires are what Slime called SRT or standard rim tubless. They are presta valve. I got them for 10 bucks from Nashbar on clearance from $50.

And Super Fortress cables to tie every thing together.

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Old 04-25-09, 08:06 PM   #2
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Wow. Thats nice.
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Old 04-25-09, 08:12 PM   #3
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Thank you sir!

Here are some alternate concrete pictures.
















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Old 04-25-09, 08:38 PM   #4
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lookin good man, keep up the good work
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Ohhhhhh pimpness of stealthy black....nice!!




Oh crap!! Danger, danger!
http://www.beyondbikes.com/bb/ItemMa...1&MatrixType=1
http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/p-2...ner-plate.aspx

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NOICE! *jealous*
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Two more just because.



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Danger danger
I'm not 100% sure there is room back there for one. I am actually thinking about getting a jumpstop al la scrublover.
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I'm not 100% sure there is room back there for one. I am actually thinking about getting a jumpstop al la scrublover.


This pic leads me to believe that there's plenty of room.

Good luck with the double-nickle...I pray blessings of supernatural damping upon you.
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Old 04-25-09, 11:21 PM   #10
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What's the geo of the frame? Looks almost identical to my Manik (other than a couple of things).
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That.... is an awesome bbike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you ever get tired of it, I'll take it off your hands lol
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Old 04-26-09, 12:36 AM   #12
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What's the geo of the frame? Looks almost identical to my Manik (other than a couple of things).

As per Sette's website
Headtube Length
120mm
Top Tube Length (actual)
560.5mm
Top Tube Length (effective)
[?]
Seat Tube Length (C-to-T)
419mm
Down Tube Length
668.5mm
Chain Stay Length
410mm
Seat Stay Length
414.8mm
Wheelbase
1037.1mm
Headtube Angle
70 Degree
Seat Tube Angle
71 Degree
Standover Height
Seatpost Size
31.6mm


That is all based on a 100mm fork I think. The 140 slacked every thing waaaaayy out though. As slack as that seat tube angle looks though it really doesn't feel bad at all pedaling which is something I was worried about. It actually feels pretty nice.


A few things that are going to change are the saddle. (Marz Boss perhaps.) And the grips. The damn Sette grips are not quite getting locked on. and the clamps are cranked an the way to where the two sides are touching. The don't slip per se but they rotate about 1/4 of a turn during every ride. This is the first pair of lock ons I have used so maybe that is just par for the course, but it just seems like the problem will keep getting worse as it keeps happening. To top that off the bolts are already stripped out so the clamps will have to be pried off. Actually maybe just some ODI clamps would solve this issue, because I really do like the grip itself, just not the locking (or not I guess).

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Looks like a tuff ass chopper. Nice!
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Thanks man.
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The sette clamps do suck. I had the same issue. But even with the ODI clamps you need to be careful not to strip the bolts. Happened to me too.

Nice bike. What pedals are they? And how do you like the tires? I saw that sale, but didn't bite.
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Sweet built!!

Lovin' the black, just looks so cool and slick.



Nice cranks too!

Off topic question : How did you take the picture of the bike from the front, with the bike standing, with nothing supporting it? (well it looks like nothing is supporting it)

And also the last picture of the first post...

I've always wanted to know.
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Old 04-26-09, 10:51 AM   #17
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The sette clamps do suck. I had the same issue. But even with the ODI clamps you need to be careful not to strip the bolts. Happened to me too.

Nice bike. What pedals are they? And how do you like the tires? I saw that sale, but didn't bite.

Looking at ODI clamps I don't think they would even work with these grips so I guess I will just run them until they start slipping too bad. The pedals are Kona Jack****s. They are the non replaceable pin version but I got them for 16 bucks. I like them so far. I am hopping they will get better when the paint wears off the pins some because they are kinda slick when my shoes are wet.

The tires are really great. For 9 dollars anyway. They grip well in the dirt but are really soft on the pavement and get torn up really fast. There are already small cuts in the tread blocks. But I do like them in the dirt and would probably buy another pair but the 2.35 is a super tight squeeze in the back. Ill probably run these until they crap out and then Ill pick up something else. But for 9-10 bucks each they really are great tires.

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Sweet built!!

Lovin' the black, just looks so cool and slick.



Nice cranks too!

Off topic question : How did you take the picture of the bike from the front, with the bike standing, with nothing supporting it? (well it looks like nothing is supporting it)

And also the last picture of the first post...

I've always wanted to know.
Thanks for the complements. I use a stick and photoshop it out with the patch tool. If you look in the last picture you were talking about you can see it behind the rear wheel
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Damn man looks sweet. I want to ride with you, we gotta hook up man. we could include Chelboed and some friends and maybe the Extremist and his dad. We have to get together!
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Sounds good to me. I don't know if I'll drag this bike out though I would have hard enough time keeping up as it is.
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Sweet. That is a nice looking bike.
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These tires are what Slime called SRT or standard rim tubless. They are presta valve. I got them for 10 bucks from Nashbar on clearance from $50.
They're down to $6.99

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product..._200276_200520
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Those say shrader other wise I might have picked up another set.
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Nice looking ride. Yeah, you've totally got room for a JumpStop there. And at $10 a pop, it's a cheap and easy way to go.
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Thank you sirs.
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