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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:19 am 
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So this will be my most modern build ever, my newest bike now is 13 years old, and my first 29er.
It is a Jamis Dragon One 2009, which can be build up as SS or geared with an adapter I also have.
I haven't decided yet how to build it, rigid or not, gears or not, might try SS and rigid first.

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The fun of finding parts can begin.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:48 am 
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nice paint work 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:57 am 
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Very nice.

Registering interest.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:36 pm 
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I have this frame for 6 month now, but never got to build it due to two retro projects and en modern AM/FR bike.
But the last weeks I started to collect some parts and this is how it is now.
Hope to finish it this weekend.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:12 am 
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Finished, it will get some other Salsa bars, stem, grips later.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:16 am 
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super nice.

hows the gearing on the 29er? still 2:1 or can you get away with a bit higher?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:25 am 
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Thanks, the gearing is a little lower due to the bigger wheels: 32-18


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:29 am 
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that is low. i used to run a 42:16 on my ss road bike and that was ok for road so maybe try a 42:18? aesthetically i think a bigger ring up front would work better too.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:11 pm 
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Nice one, to me there's something special about rigid steel SS 29ers, you'll really enjoy that.

FWIW I have started with a lower gear too, but quickly changed up and have been very happy with 38x19 for my 29ers. Added bonus is that the 38 is also perfect for 1x10 or 1x9 conversions for our Dutch conditions.

And I can see why you passed on my green forks, though you could have had them painted matte black to match the frame.

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:56 pm 
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jamabikes wrote:
that is low. i used to run a 42:16 on my ss road bike and that was ok for road so maybe try a 42:18? aesthetically i think a bigger ring up front would work better too.

32-18 for 29" is aprox. the same as 32-16 (2:1) for 26".
I'll just try this, when my condition is good enough I'll change to 34-18.


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