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halbritt
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(Reply to #201)

bradencbc wrote:
It's not for lack of options... it's more the wonky factor with steel fork vs actual desire for tapered carpet fiber fork.

I get that.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Sat, 04/27/2013 - 17:53
Bahamontes
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DQ: I'm trying to decide between two sizes and am having trouble discerning between them.

The 48 and 52 have TT, stack, and reach all within a mm of each other; no st measurement on the 48.

Sat, 04/27/2013 - 18:03
Endpoint
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Good catch... saved the wrong one.

Link should work right now.

Sat, 04/27/2013 - 19:49
rauce
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You mentioned 4 models, so far everything has been about the coffee grinder and a potential hardtail, so what are the other two? I'm going to be in the market for a CX bike soon, just wondering if that's part of the plan.

Sat, 04/27/2013 - 23:13
Endpoint
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Not soon on other models (minimum 6 months between each one)... Probably not ever for a cross bike.

Sat, 04/27/2013 - 23:40
Cy Trivialities
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http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=explosif#2

im leaning heavily towards this kona right now... should i be waiting for your joint?

Sun, 04/28/2013 - 01:30
Endpoint
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Naaa. Apples and oranges.

Sun, 04/28/2013 - 06:05
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #208)

bradencbc wrote:
match avatar wrote:
woooooorrrrrdddddssssss

do you even lift bro

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Sun, 04/28/2013 - 21:05
Endpoint
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Sun, 04/28/2013 - 21:55
Roundabout
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Would the optional Whiskey fork be painted to match?

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 00:13
JUGE FREDD
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also goddamn "Coffee Grinder" is a terrific name for such a bike

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 03:42
Endpoint
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(Reply to #212)

Roundabout wrote:
Would the optional Whiskey fork be painted to match?

Nope biy there is a matte or gloss option at least.

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 06:19
rauce
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(Reply to #213)

bradencbc wrote:
Not soon on other models (minimum 6 months between each one)... Probably not ever for a cross bike.

Honestly, I've thought about it and I really don't need a cross bike. I don't even have any plans to race cross any time in the next year and a half.

What I need is something to ride to work in less than perfect weather, road ride in the winter, hit gravel, fireroads and occasional singletrack, and double as a light touring bike if I need it to.

This is probably that bike...

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 12:46
halbritt
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Sounds like it.

Kinda sad that I already have one that does most of what this does and it's OX Platinum. No dicks though.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 13:36
rauce
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Yeah, I've got this:

But it's kind of a kludge since the frame was originally for a longer fork and flat bars so it's never handled that great, I think a rebuild with the coffee grinder would be a good solution.

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 13:50
akasnowmaaan
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I'm getting it for my 'always with fenders' bike. Being bright yellow only helps with bad weather and riding in traffic.

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 14:59
jeffro
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(Reply to #217)

rauce wrote:
bradencbc wrote:
Not soon on other models (minimum 6 months between each one)... Probably not ever for a cross bike.

Honestly, I've thought about it and I really don't need a cross bike. I don't even have any plans to race cross any time in the next year and a half.

What I need is something to ride to work in less than perfect weather, road ride in the winter, hit gravel, fireroads and occasional singletrack, and double as a light touring bike if I need it to.

This is probably that bike...

After countless attempts at shoe-horning fatter rubber under my road bike, I bought a cross bike. Every time I ride it I'm annoyed that it doesn't handle like my road bike and that cantis are bullshit. So stoked for this bike.

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 20:20
bward1028

I feel like this is going to be exactly like when everyone got really into the gt tachyon all at the same time

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 23:48
Rusty Piton
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(Reply to #219)

halbritt wrote:
Sounds like it.

Kinda sad that I already have one that does most of what this does and it's OX Platinum. No dicks though.

I feel this way as well. No matter how hard I try, I just can't justify another bike right now.
Oh well. I can't wait to see it.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 08:08
hiljentaa
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(Reply to #220)

bward1028 wrote:
I feel like this is going to be exactly like when everyone got really into the gt tachyon all at the same time

Lulz, kind of glad I didn't end up with one of those actually. Came pretty close, too.

This bike sounds really neat. If I had a need for it, I'd likely be planning one out right now.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:07
liquify
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So magenta frame and hi vis yellow fork?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:28
Endpoint
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Should have a proper orderform with all the good stuff on there to make it easy for me to track all this... will be sending it out sometime next week to everyone who expressed an interest. It will lay out 100% of the different options and pricing (sans rack/bag because I don't have that shit sorted yet).

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:29
NoahGenda
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Email says Frame/Fork Headset
I thought that included racks too?

The best type of fit advice is internet fit advice.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:37
Endpoint
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I wish it did. I don't have a supplier secured yet for the racks so not 100% on price. Worst case scenario I'll see about working with an existing rack and just powdercoat them to match until I can get up on a custom one.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 14:32
akasnowmaaan
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What size rack are we talking? Tiny rando thing, I assume?
What size bag will it support?
Could I also run this thing with front panniers?

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 02:44
Endpoint
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Will have mid blade mounts to allow for panniers or mini rando.

Given the geometry it's not for carrying much high up though. The rack and bag will end being similar to the setup I am running on my indy fab.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 06:23
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #227)

bradencbc wrote:
Post pics and measurements of the inside of that rim. I have some here too from a different distributor I want to compare to. The 29er ones I got are the same thing for sure.

Dimensions are exactly as listed on their website: http://www.light-bicycle.com/carbon-mountain-bike-650b-rim-mtb-27-5-rim.html

The tires aren't done stretching, but it looks like they give the same effective tire profile as an Arch EX. The bead shelf is pretty perfect, the bead seated with less than 20psi after mounting, and took two thumbs to pop out. Didn't make any pop noises, which was nice for my sanity when dealing with crabon.

Tubeless was trivial, sealed up both tires with half of a 12g co2 cartridge.

The 29er ones I got also use their new bladder implementation and have an identical profile, so I can't do a direct comparison.

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 23:10
Blakey
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What's a Whisky fork cost? $350? This Lynskey is 1mm longer A-C, same rake, alloy steerer, ~$250:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=89254

significantly heavier though.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 05:34
Endpoint
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(Reply to #229)

match avatar wrote:
bradencbc wrote:
Post pics and measurements of the inside of that rim. I have some here too from a different distributor I want to compare to. The 29er ones I got are the same thing for sure.

Dimensions are exactly as listed on their website: http://www.light-bicycle.com/carbon-mountain-bike-650b-rim-mtb-27-5-rim.html

The tires aren't done stretching, but it looks like they give the same effective tire profile as an Arch EX. The bead shelf is pretty perfect, the bead seated with less than 20psi after mounting, and took two thumbs to pop out. Didn't make any pop noises, which was nice for my sanity when dealing with crabon.

Tubeless was trivial, sealed up both tires with half of a 12g co2 cartridge.

The 29er ones I got also use their new bladder implementation and have an identical profile, so I can't do a direct comparison.

Looks like the same rim that I picked up from a different vendor. I'm betting Light Bicycle is just a distributor as well.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:58
JUGE FREDD
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she appears to be the in-house sales for that manufacturer

your other vendor might be buying from them

or they could easily have their own molds, they're spendy but not THAT spendy

do yours have a patched-over part of the tire bed between spoke holes where they cut a largish hole to extract the bladder? (how their old rims were made)

do they have molded-in serial numbers like this?:

I found the sectional drawing:

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 20:40
Endpoint
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VERY VERY close to taking orders... I know I keep saying that but I want to make sure that everything is 100% correct before I take any money.

In the meantime... this will give you an idea of the graphics... http://rideendpoint.com/

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 16:21
Blakey
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Shutupandtakemymoney.jpg

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:39
JUGE FREDD
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feels good man

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 20:24
cheese
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Yeah, that's going to be killer.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 20:59
Larry Winget
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God dammit. E-mailed.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 21:32
yummygooey
(Reply to #236)

tarckeemoon wrote:
E-mailed.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 22:20
liquify
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What colorway are y'all thinking about?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 23:18
Roundabout
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(Reply to #238)

Blakey wrote:
Shutupandtakemymoney.jpg

Magenta frame with hi vis fork sounds pretty perfect imo.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 00:59
liquify
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Cool. That is what I was thinking.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 09:15
Endpoint
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One change has been made... after much waffling decided to do 44mm headtube

It went from being... maybe I'll do that next year to gen to MUST have 44ht, to maybe this year to finding out it's not going to jack with price that much so fuckit, it's on.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 14:37
JUGE FREDD
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Paragon also just came out with a steel tapered steerer: http://forums.mtbr.com/frame-building/paragon-1-5-tapered-steerer-854647.html

designed for the 29+ tandem they got at NAHBS, and actually makes sense there

Glen would take affront to the very idea of spending an extra $45 on a steerer machined out of thick tube, but it could actually look pretty cool as a unicrown with the right blades

mechanically pointless though, just avoids the visual errata of the 1.5->1.125 adapter baseplate

so be prepared for dumb questions about that

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 19:02
Blakey
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I'm ok with that. conversion HS for steel fork and sweet upgrades down the track.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 19:04
Endpoint
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(Reply to #243)

match avatar wrote:
Paragon also just came out with a steel tapered steerer: http://forums.mtbr.com/frame-building/paragon-1-5-tapered-steerer-854647.html

designed for the 29+ tandem they got at NAHBS, and actually makes sense there

Glen would take affront to the very idea of spending an extra $45 on a steerer machined out of thick tube, but it could actually look pretty cool as a unicrown with the right blades

mechanically pointless though, just avoids the visual errata of the 1.5->1.125 adapter baseplate

so be prepared for dumb questions about that

Will be shipping frame-fork-headset as most minimal option to take care of that.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 19:12
imoscardotcom
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the logo is rad. I like it a lot.

I'm thinking all yeller frameset

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 00:53
Sneaky Viking
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dq, as I'm sure this has been answered elsewhere in this thread, but:
are there rear rack mount provisions?
(that's what this Homer needs out of a steel disc bike in his stable;+ I know there are many frame/bar bag options etc., but I need a fast-ish bike commute bike that can take a baby seat.)

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Sun, 05/26/2013 - 10:15
akasnowmaaan
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As much as I would have loved this bike, it's too close to the Snowaguchi to justify.
I can't have too-similar bikes. One always gathers dust, and makes me feel guilty.

Should have said it was just a cross check with different geometry. - Todd

Sun, 05/26/2013 - 13:31
Petr5
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You could still get one and then sell it to me when you've come to that conclusion post-purchase. Just sayin...

I know what I said up thread, but I was trying to make myself feel better cuz couldn't afford for a while.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
"Your bike sucks and we have a team of biased experts to pseudo-scientifically test that hypothesis, all in blue shirts."

Sun, 05/26/2013 - 13:36
bward1028
(Reply to #248)

Sneaky Viking wrote:
dq, as I'm sure this has been answered elsewhere in this thread, but:
are there rear rack mount provisions?
(that's what this Homer needs out of a steel disc bike in his stable;+ I know there are many frame/bar bag options etc., but I need a fast-ish bike commute bike that can take a baby seat.)

i already asked. NO REAR RACK

Sun, 05/26/2013 - 13:57
bward1028
(Reply to #249)

Sneaky Viking wrote:
dq, as I'm sure this has been answered elsewhere in this thread, but:
are there rear rack mount provisions?
(that's what this Homer needs out of a steel disc bike in his stable;+ I know there are many frame/bar bag options etc., but I need a fast-ish bike commute bike that can take a baby seat.)

i already asked. NO REAR RACK

Sun, 05/26/2013 - 13:57
balonya
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(Reply to #250)

bward1028 wrote:
Sneaky Viking wrote:
dq, as I'm sure this has been answered elsewhere in this thread, but:
are there rear rack mount provisions?
(that's what this Homer needs out of a steel disc bike in his stable;+ I know there are many frame/bar bag options etc., but I need a fast-ish bike commute bike that can take a baby seat.)

i already asked. NO REAR RACK

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Wed, 05/29/2013 - 15:15

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