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So after about 7500 miles I was experiencing too much BB flex in my Vaya which resulted in damage to my rear hubs.  I needed something with a thru axle, shorter stays, and was a bit stiffer.  I ended up with an Otso Warakin.  Anyone have any experience with one?  Any tips or tricks?  Wheels are in the shop getting converted to T/A and I need full length housing so I can't finish it.  These are the only two pics I've taken of it. 

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The only semi-real two problems I've noticed are the chainstay bridge bolt hole wasn't faced super well and the cable guide bolt being too long and interfering with my BB install, as shown in the second pic.  For fake problems, the only thing uglier than the gray fork is the seatpost collar.

What are people using for fenders?  I test fit my 29er Planet Bike Cascadias (65mm) and they fit easily in the frame and kinda in the fork.  I'd have to really bend the hell out of the brackets to get them to line up to the fender mount holes which are located mid blade on the inside.

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You damaged a rear hub because of BB flex?  Do you weigh 500 lbs?
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Naw, 195. I think there's something wrong with my left pedal stroke. It's also my lead leg when I start from a stop. I've broken XT left pedals, rounded out the bearings on a Chris King hub, messed up the axle on a White Industries, cracked a spindle on an Ultegra crankset, and most of my frames have marks from the drive side crank arm hitting the chainstay.

You'd think with problems like that I could pistol squat a school bus but instead I just spend money on bike repairs.
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No experience with the bike but I think the more important thing here is that we need more pictures of the cat!
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Nice cat. Is that a Maine Coon?
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She's just an ex-abandoned good looking mutt from the shelter.
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Sometimes she doesn't have parts
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As for the bike, my Chorus shifters and derailleurs should arrive tomorrow.  I'll need new housing and those Jagwire elite links get pricey quick when you go full length, but they're oh so cool.  I'm also waiting on White Industries to send out some thru axle conversion kits and then I'll be rolling and post some pics.
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