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NSMB - 2024 - Hardtails Leaning Against Stuff Thread

Feb. 18, 2024, 12:09 p.m.
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I put a -2 angleset in my Krampus, it really transformed it.

Feb. 18, 2024, 5:47 p.m.
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Posted by: yardrec

Thanks, Vik! Your Krampus has inspired my usage.

Old Surlys never die!

Feb. 19, 2024, 5:05 a.m.
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Posted by: Vikb

Old Surlys never die!

Unless you keep cracking them at the chainstay/BB junction like me >-<

After I get my new frame I'm "recycling" my Ice Cream Truck to either my uncle or mom, who will probably not break it again.

Feb. 19, 2024, 5:46 a.m.
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Posted by: TristanC

Unless you keep cracking them at the chainstay/BB junction like me >-<

After I get my new frame I'm "recycling" my Ice Cream Truck to either my uncle or mom, who will probably not break it again.

Wow. Impressive. I've never managed to break one.

Feb. 19, 2024, 1 p.m.
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Posted by: tashi

Something I’ve learned now that I’m part of the Knollyverse: yeah the rear wheel isn’t compatible with my existing ones, (which sucks since I’ve been able to keep things compatible and running since 2010) but 12x150mm hubs can be converted and come dirt cheap and barely used on the used market. 

But yeah, an adaptor or swappable dropouts a la Banshee would really open up their market.

…aaaand third ride in the hub fails and I’m missing rides because I can’t just swap in my 148 wheel. 

Sigh.

Feb. 20, 2024, 4:49 a.m.
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Posted by: Vikb

Wow. Impressive. I've never managed to break one.

I don't think it's my watt cannons, unfortunately, but a questionable weld in a high-stress location. Driveside chainstay to BB joint. I have a Surly Troll with a plate here instead of a dimpled stay, not sure why they decided to go with the tube on the ICT instead - it seems like it doesn't work!

Feb. 20, 2024, 6:16 a.m.
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I rode the Stooge across the valley to explore some new [to me] trails. The gearing is a bit low for that. Not unworkable, but I definitely can spinout easily. My GF likes it because she can just shift up and drop me...until there is a hill! My preference for not driving overcomes my desire not to spin out in a low gear. The Stooge feels so good on the trails that I'm not highly motivated to adjust the gearing for faster cruising on the road. My Krampus has a SS gear that ~10 gear inches higher and is ideal for that mission, but it's not a trail weapon like the Stooge.


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Feb. 21, 2024, 11:44 a.m.
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Posted by: TristanC

I don't think it's my watt cannons, unfortunately, but a questionable weld in a high-stress location. Driveside chainstay to BB joint. I have a Surly Troll with a plate here instead of a dimpled stay, not sure why they decided to go with the tube on the ICT instead - it seems like it doesn't work!

I don't think I'll be able to break the Moxie. It's stiff! Although I've done 2 chains and a rear axle in the past few months...

I'm still torn on gearing. I can step things up from my 26x21 but I really only ride this super-locally and I'm far from climbing everything around here.

Feb. 21, 2024, 12:35 p.m.
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Is that a crown race spacer of some type on there?

Feb. 22, 2024, 10:07 p.m.
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When a guy says he’s visiting from out of town on two wheels, I can’t help but to say hi!

(Lousy photo, taken just after dusk, the flash one was worse)


 Last edited by: heckler on Feb. 22, 2024, 10:08 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Feb. 23, 2024, 10:53 a.m.
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Heckler - I'm lovin' the Krampus.  I still love mine - was on it today.

Feb. 23, 2024, 11:15 a.m.
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Is that Vik's Krampus? Sure looks like something he would build!

Feb. 23, 2024, 5:36 p.m.
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Posted by: pedalhound

Is that Vik's Krampus? Sure looks like something he would build!

and the red fork that DrewM's 2 year old Michelango painted for me.

Feb. 26, 2024, 5:53 p.m.
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Posted by: tashi

Is that a crown race spacer of some type on there?

It is - mtbtools (ebay store) makes an "Extended Crown Race for Fat Bike Suspension".  They had a website (mtbtools.com) but it seems to be down right now.  I hit mine with some black spray paint before installing.

There was some discussion around loading effects on the steerer tube.  My spacer is 25 mm which is within most manufacturers limits for stem spacers although under the head tube might be a slightly different load case.  But this is a full-steel fork/steerer.  Burly is the name of the game...

The Bird fork is 505 A2C so this bumps me up to 530 - essentially a 160 mm 29er fork at 25% sag.   It's worked great on my old Rootdown and the Moxie.  There are a few more photos in my album.

Feb. 27, 2024, 1:16 a.m.
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