Happy new frame day to me (aka wanna see me Bird with nothing on?)

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  • Happy new frame day to me (aka wanna see me Bird with nothing on?)
  • Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    Got myself a new Bird Zero frame. Was very tempted by the 11 speed GX build but managed to control myself. I’ve sized up to a large (I’m 5’8″) for a bit of extra length and have bought a works -1 angleset. Hope it works out how I think it will. I test rode a medium and I’m feeling confident I’ve made the right choice :-). Any other Zero owners out there?

    Yes. Very unsafe bike in my opinion. I keep finding myself riding attempting things I wouldn’t previously have considered due to the overconfidence this bike creates. Like the Nevis Range Orange last week, resulting in a what kneepad thread 😳

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    and here is the Whippet that will be stripped to get the Bird up and running

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    resulting in a what kneepad thread

    I’m already kneepadded up so no worries for me πŸ™‚ Except, er, I don’t often wear them πŸ™

    bikeneil
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    I hope you’ve got a strong spine and no fillings :mrgreen:

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    Beefy. πŸ™‚

    Looks great! But you better make sure your pedal technique is super tidy – your BB will be almost on the ground with those forks and wheels…

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    My pedal technique is middling but the forks will be 150mm pike DPAs and I have some 650b wheels but have to admit I’m going to give 26s a go. The drop isn’t ridiculous so it may work.

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    Well that’s the Whippet sorted

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    And my Bird Zero is up and running. Not the most aesthetically pleasing mix of bits you will see on here today I know πŸ™‚ Looking forward to a test ride and praying I like it.

    teasel
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    Out of curiosity, what’s wrong with the Whippet…?

    One assumes that photo is just banter.

    teasel
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    Indeed. Just wondered why it got demoted.

    taxi25
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    No reason ever needed. I’d imagine the Op fancied something new.

    teasel
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    Well, yes. Of course.

    I was just curious as to why he swapped the parts or stopped using the frame. Can we just let the OP answer, if he should feel so inclined.

    πŸ™‚

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    The whippet isn’t really going in the bin, just a little joke πŸ™‚

    The reason for the change is all because of an ex demo G150 I bought at the start of the year. I thought it would be good for a trip to Spain and stuff like that but expected it to be far too heavy and wallowy for my usual riding. It isn’t and its changed my whole attitude to weight, geometry and having fun when riding. It made me want something different from my hardtail and hopefully the Zero is it.

    teasel
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    The whippet isn’t really going in the bin, just a little joke

    No, really. I got that bit. I clearly need to give a less naive impression than I’m giving at present. πŸ™‚

    But yeah, I get the whole weight thing. It’s easy to become obsessive about lightweight hardtails when in reality, unless they’re very light (Njee-esque) then a little extra heft isn’t that noticeable in general use. Except the climbs, of course, and even then it’s not a real issue if you’re fit(ish). And a tougher build opens up the trail to different lines, too.

    teasel
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    Nice bike, BTW. Shame about the rear tyre…

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    I reckon a pair of skinwalls would nice against that colour – lovely colour ’tis too.

    teasel
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    reckon a pair of skinwalls

    You **** ****!

    That frame can take quite a battering, even from the heaviest clumsiest riders. According to a mate obviously.

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    You **** ****!

    Insightful genius? πŸ™‚

    Thankfully, I’m old and DGAS enough to just be happy with what I like, and I think I’d like that colour frame with a pair of skinwalls

    That said, also like chinos, John Lewis Aspen Curtains and my bike is sat in the spare bog, so my opinion is probably shite in here πŸ™‚

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    Shame about the rear tyre

    Did you clock the white bars…both were bargains from on-one. Less than a tenner for a tyre and I can’t really see it on the back πŸ™‚

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