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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Didn't you say the end of the month?



    I thought tomorrow was the 31st?
    I said the 30th, but since I'm a generous soul and this is for a good cause, I'll give you until Midnight the 31st to post your pics.
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    Meh, I don't need your generosity.

    No wait, actually I do, since it's not really complete yet. I need to cable the bike and put the chain on, but everything else is done. See below.

    This was the frame after I used the $100,000 Instron tensile tester behind it to press the headset bearings into the frame. Work slick as shite. So easy. Was great.



    The fork crown race actually went on pretty easy too. Some gentle whacking with a hammer on a dowel, and then a slight trim of the fork steerer with the tubing cutter, and voila-



    Then the handle bar and stem go on....



    Then the crank and brakes-



    And finally the derailleurs, wheels, seat/seat post. Just the cables and chain left, a quick tune and fitting and she'll be good to go.

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    Sweet! Nice work!

    You may have said this already, but I'm too lazy to go back and look; was there something wrong with your old frame or were you just looking for something different?
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Sweet! Nice work!

    You may have said this already, but I'm too lazy to go back and look; was there something wrong with your old frame or were you just looking for something different?
    I kinda wanted something with a little more travel, and the i-drive bearings ended up being a little more maintenance and a little less durable than I wanted.

    I was also sick of dealing with the integrated headset. I'll tell you what, this new crank bros headset has impressed me quite a bit already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    I kinda wanted something with a little more travel, and the i-drive bearings ended up being a little more maintenance and a little less durable than I wanted.

    I was also sick of dealing with the integrated headset. I'll tell you what, this new crank bros headset has impressed me quite a bit already.
    Were you having trouble with the headset loosing up or something, or was it just a pain to do maintenance on? Did the i-drive bearings fail (you said less durable) on you or was it mostly just the maintenance issues? Sorry for all the questions I'm just trying to learn what to watch out for with my next bike purchase.

    Just out of curiosity; how much travel did the old frame have?
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Meh, I don't need your generosity.

    No wait, actually I do, since it's not really complete yet. I need to cable the bike and put the chain on, but everything else is done. See below.


    And finally the derailleurs, wheels, seat/seat post. Just the cables and chain left, a quick tune and fitting and she'll be good to go.

    First of all, let me say, I'm drooling............sweeeeeet!
    Nice work!

    Second. I'll give you the extension. One more day!!!


    Nice, really really nice.
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  7. #67
    4".

    The I-drive bearing was hard to learn how to adjust correctly and thusly I went through one set while I learned how... .I did have problems with my first headset loosening up and once it gets loose once and you ride with it like that for a while, it'll not be the same. It was better when I put a new one in, but it was a very fine line between having it too loose and too tight, i.e., drag in the bearings. Like maybe 10 degrees of turn on the headset screw.

    So nothing serious, but I really wanted a good quality horst link bike.

    And thanks for asking me to explain in great detail everything I disliked about the frame and fork I'm now about to try and sell....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    4".

    The I-drive bearing was hard to learn how to adjust correctly and thusly I went through one set while I learned how... .I did have problems with my first headset loosening up and once it gets loose once and you ride with it like that for a while, it'll not be the same. It was better when I put a new one in, but it was a very fine line between having it too loose and too tight, i.e., drag in the bearings. Like maybe 10 degrees of turn on the headset screw.

    So nothing serious, but I really wanted a good quality horst link bike.

    And thanks for asking me to explain in great detail everything I disliked about the frame and fork I'm now about to try and sell....
    Sounds like a piece of junk, I'll give you $50 for it...
    Brian

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    I'll give you $30 shipped.


    Sweet looking ride. Now go crash it.
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    Is it done yet?
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