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Offline benjibbad

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Steel SS 29er
« on: September 20, 2008, 04:20:34 PM »
Well I have been bitten by the bug yet again and have decided on building a steel single speed 29er.  My only problem is I can't decide on a frame. I have narrowed it down to 2 frames the Vassago Jaberwocky or the Soul Cycles Dillinger.  Both frames are in my price range, and will be outfitted with my Industry 9 wheels (converted to tubeless and new 29er hoops) I will be running a Reba or Tora up front, unless someone wants to spot me some money for the new Fox F29 :c).  I am also looking at carbon bars seat post, maybe truvativ noir 1.1 cranks, but a must is the Cris King Headset (in red)  all this will be going on the white frames.  Really what I am asking is does anyone have experience with these frames? What will happen to the trance you might ask?  Well I have been looking into converting it into a beefier trailbike with wider tires and stronger wheels do more jumping and such.  Let me know whats Y'all think.
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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 10:39:13 PM »
Vassago is well like because of the wet geometry.

I like my Redline Monocog http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/singlespeed/redline/monocog/PRD_363883_1533crx.aspx though you can only run singlespeed. Cheap and strong to start a 29er but it is frickin heavy.

Would go for the Jabberwocky.
Have you considered Specialized Stumpjumper 29er (frame IMO is great) or Cannondale's Caffeine 29er? The price is pretty good with what you will get.

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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 10:52:52 PM »
Right now I am leaning towards the Dillinger.  The chainstays are about an inch shorter and the geometry is a little more slack.I am just waiting for the pearl white to come out at the end of the month.  The cool thing I like are the dropouts.  They come with both single speed and geared.
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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 11:12:58 PM »
Well I have been bitten by the bug yet again and have decided on building a steel single speed 29er.  My only problem is I can't decide on a frame. I have narrowed it down to 2 frames the Vassago Jaberwocky or the Soul Cycles Dillinger.  Both frames are in my price range, and will be outfitted with my Industry 9 wheels (converted to tubeless and new 29er hoops) I will be running a Reba or Tora up front, unless someone wants to spot me some money for the new Fox F29 :c).  I am also looking at carbon bars seat post, maybe truvativ noir 1.1 cranks, but a must is the Cris King Headset (in red)  all this will be going on the white frames.  Really what I am asking is does anyone have experience with these frames? What will happen to the trance you might ask?  Well I have been looking into converting it into a beefier trailbike with wider tires and stronger wheels do more jumping and such.  Let me know whats Y'all think.
Have you looked at the RedLine Flight?  Both manufacturers seem good choices.  Dillinger has the EBB and you don't have to putz around with the rear disc braks cylinder adjustments when you change rear cogs.  The Jaberwocky will need the chain tentioners replaces with the beefier JabberNutz which are only $21 + shipping.  But you will have to make small adjustments to your rear disc brake cinlander when you change rear cogs.  NOt big deal but it might get old.

As for your 26, keep it unchaned for a while.  I doubht you'll want to go back to it but for a quick fast and short xc ride, keep it unchanged.

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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 07:44:18 AM »
you guys have gone SS crazy!! :o

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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008, 12:32:03 PM »
I'm not going to change the trance too much.  Probably just bigger tires and stronger wheels.  As of now I am just waiting for the dillinger to come back out in the pearl white. I also have found a great deal on a fork too!!  A manitou Minute 29er fork.  Again in White and red.  This is going to be one beautiful bike :c)  But I'm not building it for asthetics.  Functionality is first.  Any one have experiance with the Manitou Minute forks??  I have heard good things on MTBR.
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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 02:57:17 PM »
I try to stay away from manatou. seen alot of probs over the years.

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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 03:55:16 PM »
Well I pulled the trigger on a Soul cycles Dillinger.  I ordered the frame in pearl white.  I didn't get the manitou but am looking hard at the Rock Shox Tora or a Reba SL.  I have a reba race on the trance and love it and My wife has the Tora 318 on her bike, both good forks I just need to decide now.  Here is the rest of the parts list

Soul Cycles Dillinger 16" gen1 frame
Tora or Reba Fork
Race Face Deus Cranks 32T
Race Face Bash Guard
Chris King Headet
Thompson Stem
Easton EC70 Monkey Light bars
Oury Lock on Grips
Time Attack Pedals
I9 Hubs (from the trance)
Stans Arch Rims
Stans no Tubes!!
Maxxis Ignitor 2.1
Surly SS conversion Kit
16 or 18 T rear Cog
White SS chain
Thompson Elite Seat Post
WTB Rocket V Ti Saddle

I don't think I am missing anything.  Comments??
« Last Edit: September 23, 2008, 04:02:37 PM by benjibbad »
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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2008, 03:59:34 PM »
Well I pulled the trigger on a Soul cycles Dillinger.  I ordered the frame in pearl white.  I didn't get the manitou but am looking hard at the Rock Shox Tora or a Reba SL.  I have a reba race on the trance and love it and My wife has the Tora 318 on her bike, both good forks I just need to decide now.
Congrats... keep your eye on performancebike.com.  I am waiting for the 15% off coupoen they put out every other week to pull another REba fork from them.  Let us know when you put it all together... can't never have enough bike porn.

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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2008, 04:00:28 PM »
is that another SS 29er?

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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2008, 04:03:34 PM »
darn toot'n I added a parts list to my post above.

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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2008, 04:06:04 PM »
Well I pulled the trigger on a Soul cycles Dillinger.  I ordered the frame in pearl white.  I didn't get the manitou but am looking hard at the Rock Shox Tora or a Reba SL.  I have a reba race on the trance and love it and My wife has the Tora 318 on her bike, both good forks I just need to decide now.  Here is the rest of the parts list

Soul Cycles Dillinger 16" gen1 frame
Tora or Reba Fork
Race Face Deus Cranks 32T
Race Face Bash Guard
Chris King Headet
Thompson Stem
Easton EC70 Monkey Light bars
Oury Lock on Grips
Time Attack Pedals
I9 Hubs (from the trance)
Stans Arch Rims
Stans no Tubes!!
Maxxis Ignitor 2.1
Surly SS conversion Kit
16 or 18 T rear Cog
White SS chain
Thompson Elite Seat Post
WTB Rocket V Ti Saddle

I don't think I am missing anything.  Comments??


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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2008, 04:36:34 PM »
Darn toot'n I am going for the White frame and chain with Red accents.  Even if I can't make it up all the climbs on a SS I will look darn good doing it   ;D
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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2008, 04:44:10 PM »
my new SS is a mix match of colors that don't match.....it looks like a cherry Dr Pepper - brown/white and red

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Re: Steel SS 29er
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2008, 05:22:12 PM »
Sweet bike!

What made you go for aluminum instead of steel? (Since the post was titled steel SS 29er)

 

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