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Old 11-08-11, 08:16 PM
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How Would You Outfit This Frame With A $3000 Budget?

Hey there MTN folks!

This is one of Lynskey's Top Notch Premier Titanium MTB frames. If you had a $3000 budget to outfit this frame, how would you do it? ...It's a 26'er!



What type fork would you use?...What type of brakes would you prefer?...What about your drive train, shifters, and the like?...Any special wheel set-up you'd select?...What about your tires?...

* The frame itself, is worth $2000...Choose any 100mm fork you like...You like air, coil, what? Certain name brand of fork you like?

$2,000 + 3,000 = $5,000

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Let's see some MTB class and style...
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26" 100mm HT XC bike?


They make nice frames, but I'll pass.
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I wouldn't.
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Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
26" 100mm HT XC bike?


They make nice frames, but I'll pass.
Are you scared you might scratch it?

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Nothing's too good for you....

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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
I wouldn't.
What! Afraid you might mess it up?

I think you're better than that...

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How Would You Outfit This Frame With A $3000 Budget?
RockShox SID XX World Cup

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$2000 worth of other junk.

Why?

Freeky Downtube they got there:



I might be tempted to get some twisted handlebars to go with it, just to compensate for the light fork


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Uh, what's the point of this exercise?

Are you buying one and need help making a decision? With a $3k budget - uber lightweight weight weenie build.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
RockShox SID XX World Cup

+

$2000 worth of other junk.

Why?

Freeky Downtube they got there:



I might be tempted to get some twisted handlebars to go with it, just to compensate for the light fork

Hey there Lester!

I don't know..When I usually think of MTN bikes, I think of something rugged and aggressive. Something that's gonna have rocks and pebbles kicking back. Your bottom bracket or downtube may even hit some extraneous obstacle sticking out of the earth, who knows. Just the concept of a high end frame material like CF or Titanium, is kinda unnerving, I think. I mean, half the time, you gotta be thinking..."I wonder how my bike is gonna look after all these crazy DH riding manuevers I'm gonna attempt, today?"

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Hey man!....Those handlebars are looking kinda wicked!
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Commo_soulja says:

Uh, what's the point of this exercise?
I was just curious as to how people would dress up a high-end MTB frame material. I mean, it's really hard for me to see a Ti DH MTB. I'd be too worried about hurting my baby as opposed to just having fun. I most probably would feel the same way with CF, only slightly different. I mean, eventhough Ti is one of the toughest and most durable elements on the face of the earth, subconsciously I'd be reluctant to just go all out and have fun. I'd feel the same way about CF, perhaps even more so.


Are you buying one and need help making a decision? With a $3k budget - uber lightweight weight weenie build.
In a word__ Nope!

...It's not really my forte. I'd prefer something in chromoly with a slightly greater slope of the top tube. I'm not trying to get any ideas about how to dress up my own Ti rig. I'm just curious as to how others would approach dressing up such a high-end frame material, destined for certain hard times!

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I think these exercises are fun.

How do you want to build it? Super XC weight weenie? All'round trail bike?
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Originally Posted by ed View Post
I think these exercises are fun.
I usually do too . . . but in this instance, all you wind up with for all that money is an XC hardtail.

>yawn<
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Originally Posted by ed View Post
I think these exercises are fun.

How do you want to build it? Super XC weight weenie? All'round trail bike?
A Super XC weight weenie would be great! ...

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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
I usually do too . . . but in this instance, all you wind up with for all that money is an XC hardtail.

>yawn<
I'll have you know that hardtails are more versatile than FS MTN bikes...So don't be so quick to go yawning on me, buddy!!!

The only time FS is fun is when you're going downhill! Otherwise...<yawning>...

OTOH, I've seen some sick psycho masochistic folks do crazy life-treatening and death-defying tricks on a few full suspensions, but they're not normal like us! Huh?

...Therefore, they don't count!


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So really what we have here is another luddite and/or cheapskate with a fundamental lack of understanding about materials and their properties?

If you're out riding and you're stressing about the possibility of a pebble hitting your frame, you're Doing It Wrong.
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Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
So really what we have here is another luddite and/or cheapskate with a fundamental lack of understanding about materials and their properties?
Basically.



...I'd probably make into an XC race bike and go racing. I wouldn't do that with my money, though.
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Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
So really what we have here is another luddite and/or cheapskate with a fundamental lack of understanding about materials and their properties?

If you're out riding and you're stressing about the possibility of a pebble hitting your frame, you're Doing It Wrong.
Thanks Sensei...Oh Lord of Wisdom. I humbly accept your reproof in hopes that you will forgive me of my infinite imperfections...

Oh please have mercy upon my wretched soul Oh Lord...Please___!

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OTOH, Oh Lord, if you'd at least read post #9, you'd see that I at least know a little about Titanium. However Lord, please forgive me about my CF doubts. For I am old, weary, and senility is quickly approaching. It may even be upon me at this very moment...

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Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
So really what we have here is another luddite and/or cheapskate with a fundamental lack of understanding about materials and their properties?

If you're out riding and you're stressing about the possibility of a pebble hitting your frame, you're Doing It Wrong.
$3k build + Ti = Cheapskate...I'm confused by this statement.

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Originally Posted by SlimRider View Post
Thanks Sensei...Oh Lord of Wisdom. I humbly accept your reproof in hopes that you will forgive me of my infinite imperfections...

Oh please have mercy upon my wretched soul Oh Lord...Please___!

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Flattery, as well as mention of sloping top tubes, will get you nowhere.
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Originally Posted by ed View Post
Cheapskate + $3k build + Ti= I'm confused by this statement.
It's a fantasy build. Cheapskate because s/he is (theoretically) worried about hurting the (expensive) frame. Just ride the damn thing - or in this case, imagine you're riding it I guess.
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Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
Flattery, as well as mention of sloping top tubes, will get you nowhere.
But Sensei! I'm am on no mission. I have no ulterior motive. I simply have come here amongst fellow comrades of a common interest seeking greater knowledge and wisdom so that I might one day reach such great heights as your highness.

Please dear Lord! I ask of thee not to be upset with me, that I, a mere lowly subject, would have such high and lofty aspirations, as to reach such great heights, as that of your very own. However, I have all my life wanted to be so wise, as you. For you, are my idol and I worship the very ground on which you walk, dear Lord.

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What's the point of this topic again? Oh yeah...

I'd sell the frame, hopefully get $1500 out of it, and then have $4500 to put together a dream build. If you want that build, let me know, but most of the parts would probably be out of place on that Lynskey.
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Could restart the exercise with an On One 456 Ti frame and go from there. I'd have a better idea of how to build it versus an XC sled.
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Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
It's a fantasy build. Cheapskate because s/he is (theoretically) worried about hurting the (expensive) frame. Just ride the damn thing - or in this case, imagine you're riding it I guess.
But why dear Lord, must you call me names. I admit that I have an unwarranted fear of mounting such a high end bicycle, due to my lowly status and my inability to afford such expensive things. Must I be castigated for possessing the naturally occuring, human emotion, of fear.

Have you ever experience this emotion called "fear", Sensei?

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Originally Posted by Zephyr11 View Post
What's the point of this topic again? Oh yeah...

I'd sell the frame, hopefully get $1500 out of it, and then have $4500 to put together a dream build. If you want that build, let me know, but most of the parts would probably be out of place on that Lynskey.
Hey there Zephyr!

Go for it!

I just would love to see different creative personal custom builds. It's like a kind of artistry...If you catch my meaning...

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