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NSMB - 2012 Light AM Hard Tail build off 4-7"

Sept. 9, 2012, 6:25 p.m.
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pretty sure that's a frog…

Sept. 10, 2012, 8:18 a.m.
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pretty sure that's a frog…

Yep. Frogs are our friends.

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Sept. 10, 2012, 9:19 a.m.
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This one is from the first batch of Raijin's.

that thing is hot as nuts drew. is the geo the same as the current unit?

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Sept. 10, 2012, 10:35 a.m.
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Do we need an "NSMB - 2012 Light Single-Speed build off" thread?

I'm loving these latest bike pictures.
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Sept. 10, 2012, 11:39 a.m.
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I'm just glad there isn't a Ti specifc thread. I suspect if Drew and I did a weigh in, he'd win this thread only because he don't have a rear derailleur or shifter.

Sept. 10, 2012, 5:41 p.m.
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And now for something completely different…

Titus Fireline Ti 29er

24.8# on the local shop scale, but no pic - claimer only.

mine's 25 lbs, 12 oz. Looks like I need to get my front CK/Stan's wheel installed and take of the yellow highlights to give scrublover and Cuprinol a run for their money before I put up a scale shot.

[HTML_REMOVED]edit[HTML_REMOVED] I just dropped the 8 oz off at the Noir T40 seatpost/ SLR Ti saddle store. 25 lbs even.

Sept. 10, 2012, 9:48 p.m.
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that thing is hot as nuts drew. is the geo the same as the current unit?

Thanks, yeah she's purdy.

In my size (18") the Raijin is 1/2-degree slacker according to the geo chart.

I'm running a 110mm Fox 32 and a taller front tire (Specialized Purgatory 2.2 vs. Maxxis Aspen 2.1) so mine is going to be a bit slacker then the stock geo.

I'm just glad there isn't a Ti specifc thread. I suspect if Drew and I did a weigh in, he'd win this thread only because he don't have a rear derailleur or shifter.

You'd be surprised. Big stainless steel 1/8" cog, super thick chainring, and 1/8" Wippermann track chain are super reliable and long wearing but they ain't light.

I also run it North-Shore XC with 180mm rotor, Full size front tire, and a 735mm Havoc bar.

Last I weighed her she was just under 24 pounds.

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Sept. 26, 2012, 6:38 a.m.
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New bar/grips, stem and post.

Sorry for the big pic.

Sept. 26, 2012, 9:44 a.m.
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once I am done work this rig will have a 10 gear cluster strapped on her ass end. for now, sitting on top of one of the better short decents in this corner of the province. an out and back. enter your "single speeds dont work in :my location:" comments here.

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Sept. 26, 2012, 11:54 a.m.
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nice cuprinol…

what kind of chainring screws are you using? My XT cranks without a bashguard end up with the chainring being loose because the clamping thickness isn't enough. Suggestions?

Sept. 26, 2012, 12:46 p.m.
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assuming shimano hasn't moved to some lame proprietary bolt or new "standard", you should be able to pick up single-ring specific cr bolts and nuts at any bike shop sven - esp. the ones frequented by fixie riding hipsters. or just get/make some spacers

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Sept. 26, 2012, 12:53 p.m.
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nice cuprinol…

what kind of chainring screws are you using? My XT cranks without a bashguard end up with the chainring being loose because the clamping thickness isn't enough. Suggestions?

As Boom mentioned, I'm just running the single speed (ring) bolts on my 1x9 XT cranks. no issues.

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Sept. 26, 2012, 12:55 p.m.
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yeah, my bins of nuts and bolts didn't produce any washers that fit. I'll try single speed ones. thx!

(that shows you how hip I am)

Sept. 26, 2012, 1:28 p.m.
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nice cuprinol…

what kind of chainring screws are you using? My XT cranks without a bashguard end up with the chainring being loose because the clamping thickness isn't enough. Suggestions?

I had that problem (The RF bash is thin), I ground about 0.5mm off the chain ring nuts to get them perfect. You can also buy smaller sizes.

Sept. 26, 2012, 2 p.m.
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Got a Charge Blender frame on its way tomorrow :D More of a 4x/DJ type frame I guess but I'm gonna use it for everything. Riding FS has made me far too soft.

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