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  1. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Thought i would post this up since i just took a bunch rig photos on a ride today...

    Here in the pittsbrugh area we ride a ton of stuff, everything from buff flowy singletrack to freeride style xc trails with rock lines that make you cry...I have been riding a hardtail forever and finally went to a fully in hopes i can carry a bit more speed through sections. I wanted something i could travel with and be happy almost anywhere so i ended up with an old stock heckler (i am not much into the new one, to big for my needs). I love this bike...enjoy

     
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  2. dan wask

    dan wask Turbo Monkey

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    Thats a pretty slick am build you have goin on there.

    OT: I'll be up in the burgh sometime soon to check out a college, can you recommend me some riding?
     
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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    It could use some SID blue cranks, but otherwise it's nice.
     
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  4. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    :clapping:
     
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  5. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    yeah no doubt let either brungeman or I know when you are coming we can see what is going on...and hook you up with some stuff...
     
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    FrontRangeDH Monkey

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    Wow, that's the nicest Heckler I have ever seen. Awesome build
     
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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    My friend Beth kick my ass on hers. Nice ride!
     
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    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    Beautiful bike. The old Heckler has been a wish of mine for a long time. Sadly I can't let go of my Karate Monkey and I don't have room for anything else at the house.

    Beautiful though, must be fun to ride. Sub 30 is pretty awesome as well.
     
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    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Nice, Bill.
     
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  10. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    thanks everyone, yeah i never really got into the trail bike fullys but i figured it was time.

    I didnt want something that was so big it would hurt me on the fast open stuff. As for the weight it is an estimate, my scale is one i have to hold so it fluctuates when i am doing so but that is as close as i could get it.

    I really need to drop some weight on this bike though can anyone think of major weight savings i could do?

    Here are the things i plan on swapping:

    Saddle - its cromo right now ti on the way
    Tires - they are full knobby the front is wire, for summer ill be running superlight high volume tires
    Tubes - might actually run superlight tubes on this bike to help

    Anything else? I would Love to get it in the 27lb range

    _Bill
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Nice build and I love the XTR cranks. Not the frame I would have chosen but the bike looks like a blast to ride.
     
  12. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    cmon the rear dropout is a bottle opener!:panic:
     
  13. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    I had a Heckler of that vintage and loved it. Your build is awesome. I wouldn't worry about the weight myself and just ride the tar out of it.

    Might want to reconsider the rear derailleur cable routing.
     
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    I think you are right on with the areas to lose weight, but think it will be hard to get to 27 without swapping forks or something. I am not questioning your fork choice but that would be one place to lose some weight as 36s are the lightest 130mm travel fork, but are pretty light for a 160mm travel fork
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Where I am from you can open a beer with anything as we used to have only bottles and no twister nor cans. My brother used to say if you can't open a beer with a hot dog you are not thirsty :busted: So no frame required for beer opening here.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Really nice bike though.
     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    If i can do something about the weight i am going to, i do some pretty long epics and at the end of the day you feel it. Either way tar will be ridden out of this bike...I have been swapping components forever at this point, i am finally in a good spot to shut up and ride.
     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    damn i gotta steel that...so funny
     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Yeah i have wrestled with the fork choice for a while but that thing is damn light i believe the float RLC is only a pound lighter, the 20mm is so nice when it gets nasty, i ride it pretty slammed unless it gets real nasty...

    27 is hard without getting dumb on component choices...speedholes anyone?:dead:
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I've seen people open bottles with a Sram derailleur....
     
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    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    DA pedals work the best of any bike product I've ever tried.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    No mountain bike? No care.


    Thanks, that might be worth knowing at some point.
     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    'DA'?
     
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    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Really! I was going to say that's the nicest bottle opener I've seen yet!
     
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    Dura-Ace. Road. It's like a different language.

    Anyhoo, here's my 2005 Heckler:



    DHX-5 coil
    Pike 454 coil
    Hone cranks/bb
    MRP LRP
    636 pedals
    X-9 drivetain
    BB7's/FR5 levers
    Thomson post
    WTB saddle
    Thomson stem
    Sunline V-two bars
    Sunline logo grips
    Sun Ditchwitch/DMR Revolver wheels
    Hutchinson Barracuda tires

    Guess it's around 32#'s, but never weighed it. Was a lot closer to 40 after the above ride. I'd love to drop a pound or so, and I know I can do better on the wheels.
     
  26. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    nice little touch no? I need to use it now for post ride brew...:monkeydance:
     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    I'd say there is a ton of room for a weight drop on the bad boy...I really do love the heckler its like you ride 'on top' of the bike rather than in it which is a big plus for me. I dont like the floating travel bikes that much...
     
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    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Cheers then and enjoy the ride. My friend has a Heckler with a 36 on it. A very good combo!!
     
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    I was going to suggest the fork as a weight saver too. Perhaps tubeless wheels? Either way, sub 30 for that bike is great!
     
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    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    What happened to the Bottlerocket?
     
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    I think i am going to go with some superlight tubes i dont get a ton of flats anyway we will see how they go, the ti seat is a must at this point as well. I know sub 30 is good but i am going to spend a ton of saddle time on this bike, i want it as light as possible.

    The bottlerocket is my freeride rig which is set up for beating up and going downhill, not worries it isnt leaving this replaced the evil sovereign was riding.
     
  32. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    How about lighter wheels? XTR hubs (can get a 20mm now), with Stan's Arches or Flows and DT Revs or Sapim CX Ray will get you a pretty light and nice wheelset. Then you can run your fave tires tubeless to save a bit more weight.

    My heckler was about 29.5lbs with x.9 build, vanilla 32 RLC, float R, king hubs, mavic 819 rims, CX-Rays, thomson etc. Would have taken quite a bit more to get it to 27.
     
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    The wheels are actually pretty damn light, the front hub i almost positive the king hub is as light or lighter than the xtr.

    The rear dt hugi 240 is crazy light to...The wheelset was just built (it is the only 'new' part on the bike...I have been riding it for a bit
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    Sweet Ride..
     
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    thanks bro...i am digging this bike so much right now...

    been putting in alot of nasty east coast winter rides on it and so happy...:monkeydance: