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Old 04-22-05, 08:52 PM
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Super sweet hardtail build...

Alright so here's what I'm thinking. I need an around town assault-type bike, because I live in mid-town ATL ya'll. So anyway, I can't exactly ride to the trails so here's what I want to build. Let me know if there's anything better for a comparable price, or a downgrade that's quality equivalent but a little cheaper.

Frame: Banshee morhphine frame
Fork: Marzocchi Jr. T
Crank: Holzfeller Urban
BB: ? Suggestions, I don't know much about them
Wheels: Again, suggestions, I know that fork takes 20mm thru axle stuff, though I don't really know what that means besides the obvious.
Brakes: Avid Juicy 5's
Handlebars: Diabolus (how do you say that?)
Stem: Diabolus (actually doens't the Jr. T have it's own stem attached?)
Headset: ? Suggestions, I was thinking something race face or FSA, I don't think I want to pay for a King
Seatpost: whatever I can find
Saddle: Azonic Love seat
Pedals: Easton Cully
Tires: Maxxis hookeworms or holy rollers.
Chain: whatever I can find

So yes, I know I am showing some ignorance, but I don't want to stay that way so just guide me. I just want some opinions. So as you may have noticed, I am thinking of making this thing a single speed. Would that be insane? I was thinking it may be way too heavy. I am not really looking for light, but it's just an added bonus on the nicer things. Also, if it is crazy, could I put a rear cassette on it with a single up front and not repetively lose my chain? Also, I was thinking of a chain guide, would that be something I should look into? Would it really be that important for a singlespeed or should I only consider it if I put a cassette on the rear wheel? Thanks for the advice. Trying to learn.
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Originally Posted by alcahueteria

Frame: Banshee morhphine frame
Fork: Marzocchi Jr. T
Crank: Holzfeller Urban
BB: ? Truvativ DH Gigapipe maybe?
Wheels: Again, suggestions, I know that fork takes 20mm thru axle stuff, though I don't really know what that means besides the obvious. o0...some nice all mountain wheels sun ringle rims Whatever hubs you want, phantomcow should chime in! He reads too much about wheels
Brakes: Avid Juicy 5's
Handlebars: Diabolus (how do you say that?)
Stem: Diabolus (actually doens't the Jr. T have it's own stem attached?) does it?!
Headset: ? Suggestions, I was thinking something race face or FSA, I don't think I want to pay for a King FSA The PIG, has been suggested to me as a beefy headset
Seatpost: whatever I can find
Saddle: Azonic Love seat
Pedals: Easton Cully
Tires: Maxxis hookeworms or holy rollers.
Chain: whatever I can find
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Old 04-22-05, 09:04 PM
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wtf?
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Old 04-22-05, 09:23 PM
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Wtf?!?!
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Old 04-22-05, 09:29 PM
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what was the WTF for
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Old 04-22-05, 09:34 PM
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I was wondering what the ellipses meant? Is that a good thing? I meant no offense.
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Old 04-22-05, 09:42 PM
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you have to add something to the quote otherwise it won't post...it's lame like that. lol. we just post wh*red like 10 posts for no reason
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Old 04-22-05, 09:47 PM
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So I see.

So is that a good build? Because it is to the best of my knowledge. I assume teh ellipses and quote meant you liked it? Suggestions?
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to each their own, I'm looking into a Thru Axle fork, probably a DJ 3 from zocchi...it's a decent build, I wouldn't complain if I owned it. let me try and explain it again

If I say "what is blue and red" and you quote me and it looks like this
Originally Posted by pwrdbytrd
what is blue and red
and you respond with your response inside the [/quote] like this:
Originally Posted by pwrdbytrd
what is blue and red, AN AMERICAN FLAG
You then have to add something after the [/quote]
Otherwise the board thinks you aren't actually posting anything adn there is a two character minimum...so you have to add something and ... worked for me
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Old 04-22-05, 09:53 PM
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ah thanks for illuminating. I'm a jacakss. I didn't even read in the quote. I just assumed(we all know what that does) it was the same, since it was a quote.

Now we really did kill a good 10 posts. Oh well I learned something.

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Oh and the pictures of the fork have something on the top that looks like a stem, if not then I would probably go diabolus.
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Originally Posted by alcahueteria
ah thanks for illuminating. I'm a jacakss. I didn't even read in the quote. I just assumed(we all know what that does) it was the same, since it was a quote.

Now we really did kill a good 10 posts. Oh well I learned something.
it happens *watches my post count go up*
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Curiously...why juicy 5's and not 7's?
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Well for some reason I got really cheap around that area. Would the 7's be that much better? I was thinking hayes too, but I definitely want hydrolics but I didn't want to pay for the el camino's and I have only heard bad things about the hfx-9's.
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I have the HFX 9's and they stop me...but from what I have HEARD, I have not ridden them, the Juicy's are stronger, and apparently have a better adjustment system, how much are you coughing up for the 5's are you going 6 or 8" rotors?
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I am pretty sure this frame will only take 8in rotors. I can get them for relatively cheap from the bike store I work at. What I'm noticing though, is the frame says it can take so many inches of travel and such and such inch rotors and the fork says so much in millimeters and the rotors are in millimeters too. Is this asinine or is it just me?
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measurements are a disaster 160 is 6" 180 is 7" and 203 is 8" go figure... Also 100mm is 4" and so on...
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Right on...So I was also thinking of just going with a rear brake. Would that be a bad idea, or is it just personal preference?
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Ok from a possitive view

Killer build. That would be a sweet dj/urban bike. And the avid 5's are more than find for street don't waste the money on the more complicated 7's. The bonus to them is the throw adjust, which you don't worry about on a street bike anyways.

I don't like the fork, to long for a dj/street bike but thats my preference.
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Ok from a possitive view

Killer build. That would be a sweet dj/urban bike. And the avid 5's are more than find for street don't waste the money on the more complicated 7's. The bonus to them is the throw adjust, which you don't worry about on a street bike anyways.

I don't like the fork, to long for a dj/street bike but thats my preference.
dude we were having a perfectly good convo...you messed up the flow just kidding. what fork would you recommend?
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headset - fsa pig dh pro (40$ and will last 10 years)
tires -hollyrollers - way more versatile
bb - save your money and get an FSA
wheels - tough one. What can you afford. Do you care about weight. Personally I would start with xt rear built on ryno lite XL and a formula hub 20mm built on the same rim. Abuse it till it breaks and work from there. You won't know what kind of rims you need till you really start beating them up, and you don't want to drop coin on the best to start,
Saddle - love seat...I am gonna hazard a guess you hang out on pinkbike?....

diablous - dee-ab-lows (more or less)
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
dude we were having a perfectly good convo...you messed up the flow just kidding. what fork would you recommend?
That seriously depends on coinage. For that build I personally would get a z150 (I love that fork) otherwise ... well...a z150. Imo there isn't anything better for me personally.
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I didn't there was such a thing as too much travel...Would a dj be better or one of those 66's (I think that's what they are called)?
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I'm too slow
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those z150's only have 15mm of travel less than the jrT. Is there a big difference?
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