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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:19 pm 
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Put this on VRC as well.

ided on this cloudy Seattle day to do something a little different.
I bought the Bonty about 2 months ago because I wanted the fork for my American Comp lite but I did not have the heart to separate the 2.
After building it with a black XT kit(which now will go on the American) I decided to do something different.
The 650b wheelset I have had for over a year and were built for a project that got shelved so.......the Grey Ghost was born today.
WTB Drops, Cook cranks, Paul Moto-lites(like the clearence?), King no-logo and Superbee levers.
I am going to a local trail later today so I will let you know the ride tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:30 pm 
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That looks really nice. A very clean uncluttered look. I see what you mean about the clearance on the brakes - hope your trail doesn't have much sticky mud!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:41 pm 
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I'm a sucker for a bike with drops and this is no exception. I like it's utilitarian look that belies the nice components used - tasty stuff! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:32 am 
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-LOVE- this. :D
Nice work sir.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:28 pm 
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Stealthy- a graet looking bike. You have converted a couple of 26" bikes to 650b, can you make any generalisations to how it changes the handling?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:52 pm 
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very nice :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:13 pm 
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that looks lovely, quite fast too i bet?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:23 pm 
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GearlessinSeattle wrote:
I am going to a local trail later today so I will let you know the ride tomorrow.


...and? How does it ride?


That IS some pretty tight tire clearance. I hope the trail wasn't too muddy.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:34 pm 
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That's a cool bike 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:41 am 
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Really like that 8) I reckon with a bit of ingenuity, if the brakes were a problem you could fashion some sort of bodge.


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