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Tuesday, January 18
Oh boy...  Posted by Hello
19 Comments:
Blogger debaser said...
Well, here's the latest money sucking hole. Bit of a strange one for me. The guy who never used trigger shifters until a year ago, who held out with silver parts on my bikes when the world went black, the guy with a garage full of Manitou forks... I'm taking the plunge into the world of big wheels. I figure I'm a wheelset and a few various parts away from gettin'er done, since I've got all the geared stuff from the singlespeed project.

Blogger bdiddy said...
I can't believe you keep this a secret from me on the phone the other night. Looks good I wonder if I will see it before the fat tire fest???????? Please post progress reports and ride reports.

Blogger redstone said...
That's a very, very sweet bike. Can't wait to see it! Nice.

Blogger Chaybo said...
cool score ganzel....i had a hard time following your post. Mind if i play 21 questions ?

Who did you purchase it from ?

What are you plans with it ?

How many gears will it have ?

well how about five questions instead ?

Blogger redstone said...
Is the steerer tube long enough for a bunch of spacers?

Blogger Chaybo said...
HAHAHAAHAHHAHAHA !


I'd recommend that each of you now please step in line :)

Blogger debaser said...
Who did you purchase it from ?

From a dude in Omaha, High Gear Cyclery, maybe? The shop Kent's affiliated with. His particular story is that he lost his job and was selling off unneeded bikes. This frame and fork was bought about a year, year and a half ago and was nearly built before he started selling the bits and pieces off for some cash. So, it's essentially a new frame and fork that's been built up and torn down. Brand spanking new as far as I'm concerned. Oh, and this was my first purchase from Ebay.

What are you plans with it ?

Build it! Ride it! Perhaps even sell it some day (but not here). I'm super stoked to check it out.

How many gears will it have ?

A bunch. My Homegrown is a single (and is light as hell!). You'd known that if you'd decided to come to my wedding this summer...

Is the steerer tube long enough for a bunch of spacers?

Hell yeah! I'm going Montana Styl-ee on this one!

Blogger mg said...
nice bg... very nice. i bet you'll dig a 'niner.

i'll probably have one before the year's out too. nate has been hounding kona to do a niner, and apparently they're finally giving in to him. they're gonna' do a niner version of the explosif frameset for '06, and as i understand it, nate has it worked out that we'll be riding protos at some point later in the year. i hope that happens!!

anyway, it's good to see that your stable of bikes continues to grow bg. i've been doing my fair share of buildin' lately too, and i'll post pics as soon as i get 'em off my camera.

cheers,
mg

Blogger mw said...
i like big wheels and i can not lie,
you other bikers can't deny...

better stop whilst i'm ahead. post pics of completed big wheeled bike. please...

Blogger debaser said...
I used to rap that song when I got my first 5" fork.

"I like big forks and I cannot lie..."

I've never really known the words very well. The other song that I tend to rap when riding:

"Because I got the flow where I grab my dick
and say 'Oh my God that's the funky shit!'"

Blogger mw said...
you got disk brakes for that bad boy? crazy ass kent rode those ultra light road wheels on his (with vbrakes) and smashed the stays together because the hub was of the road variety. nutty. but cool.

Blogger mg said...
if kent was a rapper, we could call him busta' nutty... heh heh heh...

Blogger debaser said...
I'm hoping to get discs. I need to track down an adapter from a Fisher dealer, and it should work... I will NOT be running super light road wheels on it out here. I've been poking around Redstone's distributors website, and have a couple things in mind for rims.

Blogger mw said...
well on rims, my 2cents: i used bontrager disk specific mustangs on the new geared 9er. my single has regular t520 mavic touring rims. doublewall double eyelet. heavy but strong as shit. i'd build mustangs again for the single if i was going to redo it.

Blogger Chaybo said...
the M&M show


wuz up boys ?? MW...are those bonty rims of the asymetrical type ? Saw a pic of your new wheels on the other blog...swee--eeeet !! Can i try them out ?


Dubuoix ... what's been happenin' ?? What's the latest news i heard...your racing on a Kona this year...damb i must live like 1500 miles away or something, i'm all ears brutha.

Blogger mw said...
my bonti 9er rims are the asym type. pretty cool. asym one way for the front disk and the otherway for the cassette. weird but right. seiler used open pro cds for his commuter 9er wheels. he's using the bontis for mtb duty too tho. i'm trying 15g staight spokes with alloy nips. i've got 15g and brass on the single speed wheels and they have held up great with a year of abuse. rigid fork abuse! so i thought alloy nips would conceed anything... i sure like disk brakes now. i can't imagine not having them.

Blogger mg said...
hey devall -- yep, kona it is. i've got a few of 'em already: an '04 kula deluxe (hardtail), an '05 jake the snake (cx), an '05 explosif (steel ss) and i just got a king kikapu 4" full suspension frame a week ago today. it's pretty darn sweet. even in my frame size, the frame was right at 5.5lbs on our postal scale. i'm still dialing-in the setup, but so far so good. that fox rp3 shock is pretty cool. other than building new bikes, it's been pretty much the same as it ever was around here...

have a great weekend!!
:-}
mg

Blogger redstone said...
*postal scale?*

heh, heh

Blogger Chaybo said...
now that you own a kikapu dually i'd be interested in hearing your opinions of the rear linkage.

holy crap..your entire stable of bikes has changed up, what in the hell ???? ....i can't wait to see a few of them tho, i bet they're purty damb nice. I've always really liked Kona bikes, the explosif is a closet love affair of mine. I bet you're digging the change-up. any pictures ??