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Old 10-12-2007, 09:28 AM
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You guys are killing me with those Zanks! I whish I had a magic fast-forward that made my 3 months old colnago old enough to justify a new bike

Incredible bike!
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:40 AM
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Thumbs up

Good stuff. Enjoy.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:59 AM
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Simply Zantastic!!!
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:10 AM
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zank-tastic!

i like the chris king setup also.

very very cool

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Old 10-12-2007, 11:04 AM
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Too hot!

Awesome! Tell us about the wheels Eric.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:17 AM
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Wheels:
King mtn. hubs (135mm spaced)
Sapim Laser spokes
alloy nips
Stan's 29er rims
yelloy spoke tape and olympic valve stem
Mich Muds with some Stan's sealant
25psi at the last race.

They hook up like Charlie Sheen at a strip joint.

The rims are wider (about 24mm) which I believe gives a better cross section of the tire (hair splitting). I'm confident enough in them that I brake late and hang on tight in the corners. The tires will stay put in any condition. I think the set weighs about 1570g or so. The lack of tubes is lighter, but more importantly, the sidewalls are so supple without them. You have great flex in them.

The rest of the build is standard stuff. I have to get used to ShimaNO levers. I have to stick with Shimano as I'd rather have the ability to use mtn. bike hubs all the time. The rear wheel builds up so much better with wider spacing. If I get a road bike, you can bet I'm going with 135mm as well. I never use any other wheels than the ones I make so compatibility is not an issue. If you are going to go cross you can always go with the growing number of 29er wheels out there so I see no reason to make cross bikes in 130mm anymore. Mark my words on that one.
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Old 10-12-2007, 02:51 PM
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Beautiful! I really like the thin outline on the logos.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:58 PM
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I love mine. Taking it out on it's first really long ride tomorrow and my really stoked.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:18 PM
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I love mine. Taking it out on it's first really long ride tomorrow and my really stoked.
Hey Jack -- Make sure you give us a ride report after your long ride on your Zank. I'll be curious to hear your comparison to your carbon fiber bikes.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:27 AM
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I have to get used to ShimaNO levers. I have to stick with Shimano as I'd rather have the ability to use mtn. bike hubs all the time.
You'd be surprised how well Shimano 9 spd hubs/cassettes work in a 9 spd Campy drivetrain. Honestly I have a hard time telling between the two.

One of the reasons that I hang onto my 9 spd Campy stuff... run any wheels you want.
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:06 PM
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You'd be surprised how well Shimano 9 spd hubs/cassettes work in a 9 spd Campy drivetrain. Honestly I have a hard time telling between the two.

One of the reasons that I hang onto my 9 spd Campy stuff... run any wheels you want.
+1 bro
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:01 PM
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Love mine too...

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I love mine. Taking it out on it's first really long ride tomorrow and my really stoked.
Eric, your bike turned out beautifully. You and Zank make a potent combination.

Enjoy.
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Old 10-13-2007, 06:57 PM
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Super build - worth the wait I am sure. Let us know how she rides with road tires as well.

Henry
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:31 PM
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Incredible frame.

Is there ANYWAY to get King hubs to work Campy 10spd? I know the American Classic cassette is an option. But last time I tried one, I wasn't impressed with the shifting.

Once again, great bike!
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:51 PM
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Incredible frame.

Is there ANYWAY to get King hubs to work Campy 10spd? I know the American Classic cassette is an option. But last time I tried one, I wasn't impressed with the shifting.

Once again, great bike!
Here is how I work it.....

Ultegra 10 Cassette. Jtek shiftmate. Shimano chain. It works.

JG
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