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Old 10-27-04, 02:12 PM   #1
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ToP Complete - at least ghetto style anyways

I call it ghetto because it isn't true SS yet. This way I get to play with gearing until I can find out what I like. I also need to know if I want the hadley for my djer/urban or save it for later. Anyways pics
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Congrats bro, very nice looking and not at all ghetto...

damn i envy the sunny pics
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The sun has only been here a couple of days...otherwise rain and gloom
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whoa......im not gunna comment.
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Old 10-27-04, 07:02 PM   #6
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Seatpost too high for ya

Anyways first ride report...AWESOME. finally a small bike that fits an adult. Long tt and short seat tube. This bike was so good for djing. I was nailing the jumps I could never hit well (casing them)...anyways I am stoked...this was a fun first bike I built from the ground up.I think I found my gearing too.
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It just looks funny cause the seatpost is longer than the chainstays
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YEah...I have a short seatpost...for djing..thats just bent and can't go any further. For djing I use the baby post...for riding trails etc...thats my post...I still can't get full leg extension...

BTW...kudos to all sspeeders...what a workout...I could ride most things but way more workout...I definately plan to keep this ss...
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Hahaha..it is longer than the seatstays hahahaha
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Get a Thompson boy, and never look back
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30.0 I can't find them up here. I would have bought one for my Roast ages ago. I have used one on my bighit for a year...first seatpost EVER to not bend under my fat unsmooth riding butt I love thomson...
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Yeah, ive had some bad falls with this one, and it just leaves scratches on my seat. You'd think getting caught by tape at 20+mph, flipped, and smashed onto a bunch of large boulders might scrape it up a bit?
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Old 10-27-04, 07:48 PM   #13
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A little dirty Just the way I like her.
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Cheating on your gf/wife eh?
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Old 10-28-04, 09:39 AM   #15
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Old 10-28-04, 09:45 AM   #16
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Cute bike, can't say I'm too thrilled with the front Der.

You still need TWO chainrings?
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Old 10-28-04, 09:47 AM   #17
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Nope...I don't have a spare chainguide, so I am using a middle deraileur to hold the chain in place. Notice no cables or shifters...

Told ya it was ghetto.
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O.k...should have noticed.
What do you think of the Truvativ Hussefelt box guide?
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...38&category=56

Or do you have a tried\true dual guide\tensioner that you can recommend?

I'm gonna get one of these I think.

http://www.243racing.com/page155.htm

Hey, and you might know- who makes the inverted suspension forks?
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Nice frame. That was one I was considering but I got this cheap. What I can tell you about 243 is it is STRONG. My buddy rode it full time in whistler. Put in almot 50 days up the mountain on that bike. Broke a set of profiles before the frame

I love evil. Light, strong, the bashgaurd is amazing and the system holds up well. The box guide is ok. My cousin uses it and it makes a tonne of noise from that top portion. It seems finicky at first but you can make it so it only make noise in the 9th and 1st gears. (when chain line is most extreme)

Manitou has one. Mazocchi used to make a sc version but I am not sure if it is still available. Avalanch makes one. Past that, it will be all 3rd teir companies...and usually heavy price tags.
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Thanks for the info.

http://www.avalanchedownhillracing.com/mtn10.html $3695??? Oh ****!

Will check out the Evil tensioner\ guide.
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Yeah inverted forks are nutty pricing. For the bike you are looking you might be best to look for an 02 or 03 Marzocchi Shiver.
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hahahaha funniest thing ive heard for a while....by the way that bike looks nice...except by the looks of it, if i sat on it my feet wouldnt reach the pedals...
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At the top of the seat at its highest is 38"...and I can stand on with my feet flat ..very very short bike
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What pedals are those?
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