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Old 11-09-2013, 09:31 AM
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Very nice!

I like a bit more drop myself, but I could see putting a lot of miles on that bike.







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Old 02-12-2014, 11:08 AM
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NAHBS teaser

I've been working on a fatbike for myself (and to display at NAHBS) over the last couple months between customer's bikes. Here's a quick shot of the "almost" finished bike. I got the brakes hooked up yesterday and while it's waiting for a seatpost and saddle for the show, I stole the post out of my 29'er for a couple quick photos. I main regret is that I can't ride it before NAHBS as it's unpainted (to show off the fillets) and I don't want to gunk up all the parts.

You can see all the build photos here.



Build specs;
SRAM XX1 fatbike drivetrain w/gripshift
White Industries SnowWhite fatbike hubs
HED Yo Mamma carbon fatbike rims
45NRTH Husker Du 120tpi tires, set up tubeless
XTR disc brakes
XTR pedals
Ritchey Carbon Trail handlebar and seatpost
Ritchey Trail stem
Chris King Inset 7 headset
Salsa Beargrease aluminum fork
Fizik Tundra 00 saddle

For the frame, it is most of a Dedacciai 29'er tubeset with the exception of the seat tube which is Columbus Zona. Since it's a big bike, it seems to look much more proportional than some fatbikes, imo.

Can't wait to ride it!
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:26 AM
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That's a beauty Dave!!!

Looks very proportioned and maybe even big enough for me to ride.


Looking at it brings up a question if you don't mind: Being a big strong guy I find that most of the MTB's/29'ers I have ridden have large chainrings that are too small for my tastes. I pretty much ride in the big chain ring 100% (32t) of the time even when climbing. I looked at putting something bigger on but there is no room for it. On a bike such as the one above, can you easily accommodate the build to handle something bigger? I'm sure you can but I was wondering what your take on that is?

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Old 02-13-2014, 11:28 AM
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That's a beauty Dave!!!

Looks very proportioned and maybe even big enough for me to ride.


Looking at it brings up a question if you don't mind: Being a big strong guy I find that most of the MTB's/29'ers I have ridden have large chainrings that are too small for my tastes. I pretty much ride in the big chain ring 100% (32t) of the time even when climbing. I looked at putting something bigger on but there is no room for it. On a bike such as the one above, can you easily accommodate the build to handle something bigger? I'm sure you can but I was wondering what your take on that is?

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Old 02-13-2014, 11:39 AM
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you need bigger hills
Come to the next Ramble, I'll show you that there are "no" hills in Rhode Island.






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Old 02-13-2014, 01:06 PM
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That's a beauty Dave!!!

Looks very proportioned and maybe even big enough for me to ride.


Looking at it brings up a question if you don't mind: Being a big strong guy I find that most of the MTB's/29'ers I have ridden have large chainrings that are too small for my tastes. I pretty much ride in the big chain ring 100% (32t) of the time even when climbing. I looked at putting something bigger on but there is no room for it. On a bike such as the one above, can you easily accommodate the build to handle something bigger? I'm sure you can but I was wondering what your take on that is?

Thanks Dave!

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William,

This is certainly something that I take into account when I build a bike like this where clearance is going to be an issue on both the inside (tires) and outside (chainrings) of the chainstays. Because I'm running the XX1 with a 10x42 cassette, I didn't anticipate needing a chainring any bigger than 32T for the riding that I do, but if someone requested the clearance to run a 34 or 36T ring, I could adjust the positioning of the chainstays or potentially make them a bit longer to allow for this. I was going for as much tire clearance as possible with option of running 29+ sized wheels on this bike, so those were my considerations. If you look through the build pics of this bike you can see where I'm mocking up the crank and rear wheel to confirm that I have enough clearance.

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Old 02-21-2014, 02:56 PM
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Modern Classic for NAHBS

This one's headed to NAHBS in a few weeks, and I'm also going to be doing a new Ellis jersey design based on this paint scheme.



Here are the particulars;

Dura Ace Di2 group w/internal battery and wiring
HED Stinger 3 carbon tubulars w/Vittoria Corsa CX's
Chris King Ti headset (matches the stainless headlugs almost perfectly!)
Ritchey WCS Carbon Curve bars, and one bolt post.
Ritchey WCS stem painted to match, along with pinstripes!
Fizik Arione R1 saddle.
Dura Ace 9000 pedals

16.2 lbs as built.

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Old 02-21-2014, 03:10 PM
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That's gorgeous!

What tubing did you use, Dave, and what fork is installed?
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:34 AM
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Also a different type of fork than you normally use!

Very well done Dave!

And just my size!
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Also a different type of fork than you normally use!
Very well done Dave!
And just my size!
Really nice. Love the way this one looks with carbon fork rather than the classic steel with small radius bend often used.

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Old 02-24-2014, 10:41 AM
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That's gorgeous!

What tubing did you use, Dave, and what fork is installed?
This one has an interesting mix of tubing for a bigger bike. Instead of a full XL tubeset I opted to use an True Temper OX Platinum down tube in XL diameter, (35mm) and then a Dedacciai seat tube that tapers from 31.8 at the bottom bracket to 28.6 at the top tube. The top tube is OX Platinum in a standard OS diameter of 28.6 and the head tube is 36mm for a 1.125" steerer. The polished rear end is KVA MS2 stainless steel.

The tapered seat tube allows me to use a standard 27.2 seat post and I think this seat tube and the XL downtube should stiffen up the bottom bracket and keep the front end from feeling too flexy, but the smaller top tube will allow some flex as well. I've built everything from standard gauge, to OS to XL tubed bikes and they all have their strong points and weaknesses, I'm curious to see how this one performs.

As for the fork, it's an ENVE 1.0.

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Old 02-28-2014, 05:59 PM
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Whew! That bike makes an immediate positive impression. Nicely executed and painted. Of course its also very well set up like bikes should be.

Sounds like you've thought the construction of this one out well. I'm duly impressed with the 16.2# weight for a steel bike - especially given its larger size. If it is stiff in the BB and front end, then you have a winning formula for lightweight steel.

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Old 02-28-2014, 08:38 PM
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I'd love to see closeups of the DT and ST joints at the BB shell.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:38 AM
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I'd love to see closeups of the DT and ST joints at the BB shell.
I had my good friend Pete from COG magazine shoot some more professional photos of all my NAHBS bikes over this past weekend, I'm not sure when he'll have them all ready, but I'll be sure to post some up when I get them.

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