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The Spot that Sue built

post #1 of 10
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X-post from MTBR for those interested in photos of my *cool* new ride.

It'll work over here since there are ski pix in the background.



http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=335850
post #2 of 10
Nice!

That Sram is a beefy looking Derailleur.
post #3 of 10
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Yeppers.

I really love the way it shifts - very clean, very positive. I've been using grip shifts for a few years now and like them *so* much better than triggers. And, not having done a build before, I had no idea how much cheaper they are.

He who shall remain nameless suggested that I stick with the XT in front - I needed a new front derailleur as the one on my Blur wouldn't work on the Spot frame. In his experience Sram's front derailleurs didn't work as cleanly as the XT, and besides I was so happy with the shifting on my old bike that there was really no reason to change.
post #4 of 10
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Sue, that is sweeeeeet!
post #5 of 10
Like I said on MTBR, nice bike!
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by SNPete View Post
Like I said on MTBR, nice bike!
Takes one to know one, Pete...

Sounds like your new bikey is treating you nicely... don't know if you saw dj's comment in the Spot thread about how these new bikes are changing yours and my bike experiences...

This is so cool right now, and I know you're enjoying the same set of eye-opening revelations.

About the same thing happening now as the first time I strapped those Havocs on my boots. Magic. Freakin' magic.
post #7 of 10
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Sue, that is sweeeeeet!
Thank you, missy!

One of the super-fun parts is knowing I built it myself - never thought I could but it turns out that it was much more straight-ahead than I thought it would be.

Have you built a bike yet? You should if you get a chance.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by mountaingirl1961 View Post
Thank you, missy!

One of the super-fun parts is knowing I built it myself - never thought I could but it turns out that it was much more straight-ahead than I thought it would be.

Have you built a bike yet? You should if you get a chance.
Building a bike is special. You end up with something unique and..... Dare I say it-as a guy?

The bike is created: just for you.

On a guy level. (works for gals too) you end up up with a rig that is right for you. No compromise. Kinda like going to a bootfiter and getting the perfect boot and custom foot beds. Same concept.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by mountaingirl1961 View Post
Takes one to know one, Pete...

Sounds like your new bikey is treating you nicely... don't know if you saw dj's comment in the Spot thread about how these new bikes are changing yours and my bike experiences...

This is so cool right now, and I know you're enjoying the same set of eye-opening revelations.

About the same thing happening now as the first time I strapped those Havocs on my boots. Magic. Freakin' magic.
I am happy for you and I know what you mean.

A side note: could you give me a link for dj's comments. I went to the Turner forum and got lost.
post #10 of 10
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A side note: could you give me a link for dj's comments. I went to the Turner forum and got lost.
Never mind, I found it.
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