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A Little Mid-Western Flavor

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by Guitar Ted, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Guitar Ted

    Guitar Ted Monkey

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    This forum is great, so don't take this the wrong way, but there is a decidedly "East Coast feel to the proceedings here.

    So I present to you for your approval my (finally) completed Badger drop bar 29"er.

    (Bad late night pic, but I'll get better ones this weekend)

    Spec:

    Badger drop bar specific fillet brazed frame. 19" size. Suspension corrected fork (100mm) custom made by Badger
    Chris King/Stan's Flow /DT Swiss wheels set up tubeless with wire bead ExiWolfs.
    Thomson stem and seatpost
    Truvativ Stylo SS crank set up as a double ring crank with a 44T/32T
    XT rear derailluer, vintage 1995 w/vintage Avid Rollermajig in purple
    SRAM X-Gen front derailluer
    XT cassette 11-34T
    Chris King headset
    Origin 8 "Gary" bar
    Tektro linear pull specific aero levers
    Avid BB-7 mtn brakes. 185mm frt/160mm/rear
    Vintage Curve titanium skewers in purple
    WTB Lazer V saddle
    Bontrager faux-cork tape

    A single track/gravel road bent is what I was looking for. I'll get it out sometime this weekend on some gravel and report back.
     

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  2. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I like orange bikes - good work. Throw up some better pics when you have a chance.
     
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  3. greenchris

    greenchris Turbo Monkey

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    nice bike i look forward to seeing some better pics
     
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  4. NuMexJoe

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    The East Coast bent is, for this monkey in the mountains of NM, a nice counterpoise to the Cali bent at EmptyBeer. An that's a very nice Badger! I really wanted to get my wife a Dorothy for her frst 29er, but finances dictated the Bandersnatch instead. And yeah, orange w/ panels is always a good look. Looking forward to the ride report.
    - Joe
     
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  5. Lumberjack

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    Sweet build.

    When you do more pics could you do one looking down towards the bars from the front or the rear. I have been considering a set of those on a project.
     
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  6. Guitar Ted

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    I'll do that pic for ya. I am having to futz and fettle with the tubeless thingy. :disgust: I am having a leakdown issue from the bead/rim interface. I'll try some "hot laps" around the block today and see if riding will help solve the issue. It has worked in the past for me to help set up a tubeless system.

    I'll take the time to snap off some photos too.

    Sorry for the delay. If I were using a tubed set up, I'd have had a good long ride already. Still not convinced tubeless is worth the trouble, but I keep trying anyway.

    Maybe I'm insane............hmmm. :busted:
     
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  7. Guitar Ted

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    Went out today for a shake down on the tubeless wheels. Still not getting the rear to set up, but the front is sorted. Anyway, the ride of this bike is smooooth! I'm going to really enjoy this one on the trails once they clear up.

    Gotta shot for Lumberjack. Hope that's what you were looking for!

    The friction shifting is intuitive and super quiet. (Well, if you've used that sort of thing before it is) The bike steers very well, at least in slow speed situations. It was super icy out there today. Went down once and put a knot on my hip!

    Thanks for looking!
     

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