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  1. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    finally got the slick e13 direct mount stem for boxxers, and installed it over the weekend. took advantage to trim the steerer tube a bit too. i now see why they don't recommend running 25.4 carbon bars w/ this stem, as you really need to work to get the shims in over the curved part of the bar.





    of course, this means i can now use the thomson stem on my bike ;)

    a bit of advice; if you are cutting steerer tubes, make sure the star nut is not in the path of the cut. i thought my hacksaw blade was really worn out. :think:
     

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    .:Jeenyus:. Turbo Monkey

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    How much that stem go for?
     
  3. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    it was pretty pricey...i think $75 maybe? it's a pretty neat execution of a cool idea.
     
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    .:Jeenyus:. Turbo Monkey

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    Cool. I'm thinking about getting one.

    Any pics of the whole bike?
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    the lighting's kinda crap, but this should give you a decent idea

     
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    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    i am quite jealous.
     
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    .:Jeenyus:. Turbo Monkey

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    :stupid:

    That is one nice looking bike.
     
  8. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    best thing is that it was only 20 euro. we won it as a raffle when we were in ireland (a search may yield my initial post, if you are curious to the details). so i didn't mind upgrading some of the parts. tally includes:

    evil guide
    ti spring
    stem
    bar (sold the gold protaper and bought a black monkey bar)
    rear wheel (hadley hub from SSaddict, 823 tubeless rim)
    boxxer (got a world cup in lieu of shipping damages which trashed the original team, on our back to the US)
    post (swapped the crappy Orange one for a thomson)
    headset (got the pink CK for one of her xmas presents last year)
    custom rotors (they've got our boys names cut into them)

    yeah, it's a pretty pimped out bike; i just wished we lived closer to a mountain so she could ride it more.

    maybe i'll put the heavier steel spring back on the 5th and do some freeriding @ lynn or nam :sneaky:
     
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    Straighten that damned headset cap up. I would fire you if you were my mechanic. Put the music down and line things up. :mumble:



    *I really can't stand for a headset cap to not be centered, and readable from the cockpit.

    **oh yeah - nice bike. :thumb:
     
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    One day rock shox will inclue the direct mount stem with the fork but untill then the evil stem is major pimpage