Wicked's new build. Felt Virtue Nine 1.

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Re: Wicked new build. Felt Virtue Nine 1.

Postby desertguns » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:25 pm

What gauge are the spokes, Wicked? What are they?

Oh, and I hate you with every fiber of my being... :P
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Re: Wicked new build. Felt Virtue Nine 1.

Postby RT4x4 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:43 pm

lol ^^^
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Re: Wicked new build. Felt Virtue Nine 1.

Postby BoomerBrian » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:54 pm

Looking wicked.


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Re: Wicked's new build. Felt Virtue Nine 1.

Postby wicked » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:07 pm

LOL, Thanks guys. LOL
The wheels are the Crankbrothers Iodine 2 29er. 15mm. thru axle front, 12mm. rear. Spokes are 3.2mm. upper, 2.0mm. lower. They are almost identical to the Cobalt's on my 650b, and hardtail 29er. Apparently, these are designed for AM use with the wheel being a little wider and sturdier. A riding local ordered a set and I was quick to order mine at the sale price. Merlincylces.com has these for $298.00 with free shipping. Over half off MRP. The Cobalts have proven to be quite solid so these should serve me well. I wish I had seen this sale earlier. I paid more for a used set of the Cobalt's 29. :(
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Re: Wicked's new build. Felt Virtue Nine 1.

Postby cole.robinson.543 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:11 pm

Well. I wish i had known then what i know now. I built my own wheels for as cheap as i could with sealed bearings for 250cad. And for just a couple hundred more i could have had those wheels! I'm pretty sure wicked should get booted for kicking ass on this build and making us all jealous.
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Re: Wicked's new build. Felt Virtue Nine 1.

Postby wicked » Wed May 27, 2015 6:45 am

Its been quite a while but the bike is about done.
Had the frame wrapped in black and red, compliments of a riding buddy.
Will post finished photos and built list up soon. For now, all that is left is a chain, and to bleed
the rear brake caliper. As she stands today :D Sorry for crappy photo, lol.

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Re: Wicked's new build. Felt Virtue Nine 1.

Postby desertguns » Fri May 29, 2015 7:11 pm

What exactly do you have to do for Satan that allows you to make these too cool bikes? :twisted:
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Re: Wicked's new build. Felt Virtue Nine 1.

Postby wicked » Sat May 30, 2015 7:31 am

LOL, thanks for that compliment, I think,LOL
I seem to always find great deals on components and from time to time frames. It has become sort of like a hobby.
I stock up on components, find frames, build them up, ride them, then sell them. Keeps me working on bikes year round. I love it :D
A few shots of the bike now complete and eager to see dirt. Working on putting together that component list. Cheers :D

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Re: Wicked's new build. Felt Virtue Nine 1.

Postby 6sharky9 » Sat May 30, 2015 11:14 pm

Insane in the membrane...Fantastic Job...2 thumbs up to you Sir.
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