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  1. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Yesterday I ordered a Monk CX frame from the fine peeps @ Soul Cycles. I should ship next week. I cant wait. This is the first NEW bike, er...frame I have owned (my evil & sugar were purchased used) AND the first bike I will build from scratch.

    Also I got a screamin' deal on the frame & fork (closeout + it is a 2nd with flaws in the finish.)

    so yeah, I will be sporting a new cx frame soon. :D
     
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  2. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    That's cool. Funny though since their website has said that the Monk has been sold out for at least a month.
     
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  3. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    enjoy it!
     
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    sunny Grammar Civil Patrol

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    That is so exciting!! I built my first bike this past May. My Shova was the first mtn bike I have had that was from-the-factory new, and additionally that I built up.

    Be sure to take pics of the frame, and lots of pics during assembly.

    Keep us posted!! :)
     
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  5. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I e-mailed them about 6 weeks ago, after they just sold out and they said they were getting some with flawed paint refinished & I would be put on a list, so after more e-mails & some ol' fashioned phone tag, I ordered her yesterday.
    She is black with a silver fork....& i am thinking mustache bars.
     
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  6. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    That's awesome!! Congrats!! You should get some Jeff Jones bars for that puppy!! :thumb:

     
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  7. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I really like these....

     
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  8. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Man i'm so torn, i mean i really like the Fred but i can't stand CX.... Should i be stoked for him regardless of how the feeling cannot be truly genuine?

    i just don't know what to do here...
     
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  9. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    is it too british for ya? like fish pudding?

    i havent really planned on racing this year, but it will be my commuter/road ride taking bike.
     
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    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Nice....congrats!
     
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    :thumb: Pix will be required...
     
  12. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    quick question....can I run 130mm spaced wheels on a 135mm spaced frame?
     
  13. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Got a bunch of washers? It'll be 'fun' with disks!
     
  14. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    I wouldn't. You will lose about half of the part that goes into the dropouts. Good possibility that it will throw your chainline off which will be hard to correct since you will have to move the cranks inward.
     
  15. Mackie

    Mackie Monkey

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    No, no, not really.

    You can run a 130mm on a 135 rear. First make sure the axle is long enough - if it is, you are set, if not, you can get new axles cheap. Most shimano rear axles are swappable, so if you have an old 135mm hub around, steal the axle from that one.

    With that being said - the portion of the axle that rests IN the dropout does very little in terms of securing the wheel(See http://sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html for more info on this) so my guss would be that the 130mm axle will lork just fine with some respacing:

    You need to respace the axle with some axle spacers, which are cheap. If you do it symetrically, you need 2.5mm on each side.
    But I would add 4mm of spacers on the NDS and 1mm of spacers on the DS. That way you barely alter the chainline. You will need to redish the wheel, of course.

    Good luck with that TN, they are nice rides.
     
  16. The Toninator

    The Toninator Muffin

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    SWEET i've been trying to score a cx frame for a while. but i just cant seem to find a good used one for cheap.
    i've put bids on ebay for them and get out bid. there's one now that somebody is going to bay WAY to much for but oh well.
    anyhoo have fun on 'er.
    t
     
  17. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    New bikeys are cool - congrats TN!!!
     
  18. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Awesome find Fred. Post pics of you doing wheelies on it when it all comes together.