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Old 06-24-11, 09:39 PM
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Buliding a Big Dummy

I am building a BD I have my wheels they are built with Shimano M525 Hubs and the new XM719 rims with 2.0/1.8 DT spokes. Think I will run a 46t,34t,24t chainring and a 11-32 Cassette 9 speed.And I want the BB7 203mm disc breaks front and rear.I will post pics after I get my frame on order.The wheels took most of my money so I have to re save again lol.I am getting the 18" frame.I have a 11-32 cassette on my Surly LHT and it does great with it up hills but I am not sure about this build if it will be good or not.Anyone use this setup before on a BD?I am looking for any info I can get about this build any input people can give me would be nice.

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Old 06-25-11, 08:09 AM
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That's what is on my Dummy and it works well. I view it as a mountainbike that is longer and can haul ridiculous loads easily. I use XT hydraulic brakes 203mm up front and 185mm in rear. BB7's should do nicely. I went big with the brakes because of hills and heavy loads. Pics are must with your build.
I took my drivetrain off this bike for my Dummy:
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I started out with a similar set up on my Xtracycle as far as the gearing, I swapped out the 11-32 8 speed cassette for a 11-34 8 speed. Disc brakes rock especially on a Big Dummy.
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Old 06-25-11, 02:34 PM
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I could not pass this up.I got a Brooks Flyer Special in Honey with hand hammered copper rivets for 99.00 new in box at a LBS.Made my day too.Will post pics soon of the wheels and saddle.So its back to saving money for the frame set.If all goes well I should be able to order my frame On my B-Day.Don't ask how old I will be either lol.I'm going to be like a kid in a candy store when I order my frame.
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Old 07-05-11, 06:35 PM
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I made a few changes to my chainrings not much but I think this will work a little better with a 11-32t cassette.Go to my first post and look at it.Still like to get ideas form all who has a BD.Thanks
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Old 07-06-11, 01:13 PM
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Here are some pics of my new wheels and my Brooks Saddle.These are for my new BD that I am working on here.I am hopping to get to order my frame set in October if all goes well.I mess thisup tonight I will re post later.
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Old 08-04-11, 03:20 PM
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I now have the drive train for my BD.I have a 11-32t cassette and the Dimension crank 110/74mm and will be
using 24,34,46t Origin 8 chain ring.Will post new pics soon.But I may wait until I get my frame set.I hope to have it by my B-day or before.Just a little more money to save and the frame will be on order.If anyone has to much money send it to me lol.
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Old 08-04-11, 03:43 PM
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!11t on the back a 44,32 22 crank will give the lows, 4:1 will be plenty high.
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Old 08-19-11, 04:43 AM
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Update on the BD lots of new parts are on the way here.My frame and fork are next I have the money for it now my LBS will order it for me.But I want to wait a bit longer I think this will be my own Birthday gift to my self.Don't ask how old I will be Grrrrrrrrr.
But I will feel like a kid again soon.
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Old 08-28-11, 03:53 PM
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New update for the Big Dummy it is now on order they said it will take 4 to 6 weeks to get it to me.I ask why so long the place they get them from is out of stock but said they will be in September 23 or sooner.The wait is killing me here too.Now I need a little help on the Avid BB7 I want to run 203mm both front and rear but I would like to know if it would be better to run 203mm in the rear and a 185mm up front or the other way around.Or should I go ahead and run both 203mm front and rear like I want to.I know the BD will take 203mm front and rear and I do want the best so I will be safe when I need to stop fast with a load on my BD.So I am hope to get my frame set in as fast as I can maybe they will get them in sooner sure hope so.I just order it this weekend and I want it now lol.It's the 18" frame set.Wish me luck on this great build of mine.
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Old 09-04-11, 06:04 PM
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Another update on my Big Dummy build my frame is on it's way here so it should be here some time later in the week.
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it's about time to start my build and yes pics will be done.And I am going with 203mm on the rear and 185mm on front.That should work out fine for my self.
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My Big Dummy will be here tomorrow 9-9-2011 so I was told.So it is now 9-9-2011 oh wait the LBS is not open yet darn time 12:06am lol now I can't sleep.I will post pics when I can.
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Old 09-09-11, 11:38 AM
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My Big Dummy frame is here at last weeeeeeeee.See all later have a good one.
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Old 09-14-11, 10:01 PM
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Pics will be here very soon.
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A few pics of my build of the BD. I will not get to work on it Again until next month.I have to save up some money.
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Gonna be a beauty. Love it.
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Well it is all done enjoy I am. The chainring set has change to a 22,32,44t but with the same cassette its a 11-32t makes for easy riding too.
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Well it is all done enjoy I am. The chainring set has change to a 22,32,44t but with the same cassette its a 11-32t makes for easy riding too.
What bars are those??? Flipped Northroads??
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Looks great. One question though, why knobby tires? Unless you're planning on riding it off road I'd go for something that's mostly slick. On the road the knobs will just slow you down.

I'm running these on my Big Dummy, and have been happy with them: Kenda Komfort

Enjoy your new bike. They're great fun

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What bars are those??? Flipped Northroads??
They are
Nitto B352 North Road Handlebar 55cm CrMo
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Looks great. One question though, why knobby tires? Unless you're planning on riding it off road I'd go for something that's mostly slick. On the road the knobs will just slow you down.

I'm running these on my Big Dummy, and have been happy with them: Kenda Komfort

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I ride a lot of dirt roads and these are great even on payment they hum a lot on payment but I enjoy it.
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Very nice! But unless you do a lot long downhills, I think the 11 is not very useful. Maybe a 12-32 with less jumps would be better?
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Very nice! But unless you do a lot long downhills, I think the 11 is not very useful. Maybe a 12-32 with less jumps would be better?
This is why we all build our own BD to get it setup the way we like it.A 11/44 works out great for my self.It took me a long time to save up for these parts it ride,s very well the way it is setup.Whats good for one person is not always good for the other person bicycle are a lot like people they are all setup different for different reason,s.
It cost way more to build it up your self than to go get one setup out of the box.And I think you get a better bicycle when you build it your self at lease you get the parts on it you want and the tires too.
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This is why we all build our own BD to get it setup the way we like it.A 11/44 works out great for my self.It took me a long time to save up for these parts it ride,s very well the way it is setup.Whats good for one person is not always good for the other person bicycle are a lot like people they are all setup different for different reason,s.
It cost way more to build it up your self than to go get one setup out of the box. And I think you get a better bicycle when you build it your self at lease you get the parts on it you want and the tires too.
Agreed!
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Love the handlebar! Welcome to the Big Dummy community.
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