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NSMB - 2016 - Hardtail Thread

Oct. 26, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
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Added a few upgrades to my Stylus. Funnest bike I've ever built up. No idea on weight and don't really care!

Stylus M/L frame
Marzocchi 350 NCR Ti
XT wheels
Saint brakes and rotors
Saint derailleur, XT shifters (LH modded for dropper)
Sunrace 11-42 cassette, KMC chain
XTR cranks, 32t oval ring, Nukeproof nylon pedals
Chromag bar, stem, grips, seat, clamp
Giant 150mm dropper
Minion DHF/Purgatory Grid

Oct. 26, 2016, 4 p.m.
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That's hot. Like fire. Hence the colour.

Wrong. Always.

Oct. 26, 2016, 7:53 p.m.
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Yeah, that's a rocker!

Oct. 28, 2016, 6:48 a.m.
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Even Monica would like that sombeetch.

Wrong. Always.

Oct. 28, 2016, 7:57 a.m.
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Even Monica would like that sombeetch.

ROFL

Oct. 28, 2016, 8:43 a.m.
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That Stylus looks really great! Nice.

I am thinking about getting mine powdercoated in Kawasaki or Kelly Racing green, or maybe some really loud hi-viz colour. The originally black finish is flaking at some places and I do not want that much rust, hence powdercoating which should last I think.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

Oct. 28, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
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I would do the head tube in high viz colour and camoflage for the rest.

But…I'm not right in the head.

Wrong. Always.

Oct. 28, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
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That Stylus looks really great! Nice.

I am thinking about getting mine powdercoated in Kawasaki or Kelly Racing green, or maybe some really loud hi-viz colour. The originally black finish is flaking at some places and I do not want that much rust, hence powdercoating which should last I think.

Mic: I had a vintage Brodie Catalyst that I had powder coated Arctic Cat green. They had to lay down a white base coat [HTML_REMOVED] then the technicolour green which resulted in a VERY thick coat. The welds were no longer discernible, [HTML_REMOVED] it looked less than stellar. They did the stem in 1 coat gloss black which was really thin [HTML_REMOVED] looked just like paint! Talk to your powdercoater before shelling out the bucks.

Oct. 28, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
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I second this. I had a frame done that looked like garbage after powder coat because it was so thick. That may be good for some applications, but for bikes it looks terrible and I think it may have contributed to premature failure of the powdercoat.

Oct. 30, 2016, 2:20 a.m.
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Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

Oct. 30, 2016, 8:08 a.m.
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Mic: I had a vintage Brodie Catalyst that I had powder coated Arctic Cat green. They had to lay down a white base coat [HTML_REMOVED] then the technicolour green which resulted in a VERY thick coat. The welds were no longer discernible, [HTML_REMOVED] it looked less than stellar. They did the stem in 1 coat gloss black which was really thin [HTML_REMOVED] looked just like paint! Talk to your powdercoater before shelling out the bucks.

I second this. I had a frame done that looked like garbage after powder coat because it was so thick. That may be good for some applications, but for bikes it looks terrible and I think it may have contributed to premature failure of the powdercoat.

Wow. Had not thought about the thickness of the powdercoat at all. Thanks a lot for putting that onto my radar. I definitely ask the guy first.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

Nov. 14, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
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Here's my Chromag Samurai65

Fully custom frame, built by Trulove. Slacker by 2.5D and lower by 1/2" from stock.

I have been dealing with back and knee injuries for the last 2 seasons and unfortunately can't handle riding a hardtail without suffering for it. So this is now regrettably for sale.

Hopefully you guys are ok linking my ad here. If not, I can take it down and you can search in the buysell if interested.
http://buysell.nsmb.com/showproduct.php?product=41978

Nov. 21, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
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Checking Pinkbike buy and sell lots lately. See lots of newer Stylus frames getting flipped. But no one sells off the older versions.

www.thisiswhy.co.uk

www.teamnfi.blogspot.com/

Nov. 22, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
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So the finance committee oops I mean the wife says it's okay to get replacement for the stole bike. But must keep costs down. Hmm.. do I go with the Deedar or the 4550b? Keeping in mind replacing the Stylus for now.

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FROODD27/on-one-deedar-275-steel-hardtail-frame

Disadvantage, need new rear wheel in 12x142

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FROO45650B/on-one-45650b-frame

Advantage to the 4560b, don't need a new rear wheel as can use the rear wheels I have. Already have a fork to fit.

www.thisiswhy.co.uk

www.teamnfi.blogspot.com/

Nov. 22, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
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My prediction that this would not be the last frame the King headset was going to be pressed into is coming true. If anyone local is interested in my 20" Rootdown frame (made famous right here), this is the first place I've posted. No apologies for the huge image – it's 2016, people.

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