Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Check this beast out!

Before we go any further, today's can be fully enjoyed by turning your speakers up [to 11 if yours can handle it] and pressing play below...

Oh yeah! You feel it? I know you do... and for that very reason it gives me great pleasure to present to you the completed Night Monkey project...

Here's what it's outfitted with:

_Frame: Surly Karate Monkey
_ Wheels: Salsa Delgado rims, Front hub: Shimano 600 32H, Rear hub: Shimano Nexus 7-speed internal with drum brake 36H. Built up using DT Competition 2.0 to 1.8 spokes, Tires: WTB Nano Raptors
_ Crank: Race Face Dues XC 175mm with a Rocket 32T chain ring, Crank Brothers Mallet pedals
_ Seat/Seatpost: Honey Brown Brooks B17, Thomson Elite 400mm 27.2
_ Stem/Handlebar: Thomson Elite, 25.4 mustache bar, Salsa bar tape

Now a top view... Can you tell anything that might be problematic with the set-up I'm running?

I highlighted it below so you can see my shifter cable line...
I'm running a teflon coated cable but am only really concerned with the sharp turn right as it hooks up with the hub... But so far it shifts fine with this cable routing...

There are two things that might end up changing as I get some ride time on the bike. One of them might be the front brake to a canti or switch out the brake levers to something that has a bit more 'spring' in it. I'm also considering playing around with a true barend shifter and running it friction and seeing how it goes.

But for now, it's time to put some miles on this beast!


oldmanandhisbike said...

Very sweet. I would like one of those please!

Dan said...

That saddle looks uncomfortable, but its a step up from the Mongoose you had in Junior High ;p