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Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« on: December 16, 2019, 09:55:14 PM »
Fit is doing a limited re-issue of the 3.5. BGers of 2008, rejoice!





https://fitbikeco.com/shop/frames/aitken-s3-5-frame/

Also they're doing a run of Aitken stems in gold and black w/gold bolts.
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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2019, 12:13:50 PM »
Man that price called my bluff. Would love a 21Ē tan though

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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2019, 10:23:43 PM »
Man that price called my bluff. Would love a 21Ē tan though
Yea and that's without the brake mounts for an extra $15
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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2019, 11:31:32 PM »
Is that normal stand over height? Or wax that the s3 with low seat tube?

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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2019, 08:39:14 PM »
Is that normal stand over height? Or wax that the s3 with low seat tube?
This standover is a little taller than the s3. According to Fit, the s3.5 has an 8.25 SO
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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2020, 06:46:31 PM »
I got one, 21íí in tan. Beautiful frame with die cut stickers. Iíve had a hell of a time getting the backend straight though, it pulls real hard to the drive side when you even slightly tighten the bolts, itís like itís off or something.
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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2020, 05:09:48 PM »
The dropouts might not be parallel at hub width. Are you running a hub guard that takes up more (or less) axle than the hardware it's replacing?

Does Fit make a hub guard that does this that it might have made their frame wider than 110mm for perhaps? Like when FBM and Profile made stuff that wasn't 110mm and caused this problem (and was responsible for some of the notorious Profile hub wobble)

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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2020, 11:09:34 PM »
No hubguard, odyssey Antiguan with 3/8s axle. I just bought those Simple wheel slammers, it did the trick perfectly for chain tension, the wheel is still pulled towards the drive side. I sold a T1 SFA for this frame! Whatever...bike check tomorrow
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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2020, 02:30:10 PM »
I almost posted this in hopes dick would see this and buy another one, considering I still have his old frame.

That being said, they didn't re-release them in 20.5, kids these days all run longer frames?

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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2020, 10:29:08 AM »
Are the wheel slammer things on the outside of the dropouts?

Is your wheel dished?

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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2020, 08:33:56 PM »
Are the wheel slammer things on the outside of the dropouts?

Is your wheel dished?
Yes. And yes. The wheel slammed perfect on a 13.75 backend running a 27-9 ratio. I normally donít even buy a frame unless I can slam the backend. Now with this frame and 3mm simple spacers and a 25-9, the wheel wonít sit straight. Even without the spacers the wheel pulls extremely hard to the right when I tighten it down. Never seen this on an aftermarket frame 17 years of riding. And believe me Iím a nerd about bike stuff.
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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2020, 08:14:01 AM »
I think you meant to say your wheel ISN'T dished homie ;>

Pop it in a truing stand and check

The reason it does it with or without the slammers is that the hub is squaring itself up with the dropout. The only reason I inquired about them was to make sure they weren't inside the dropouts, causing the OLD to be too wide for the dropouts to be parallel. A 14mm axle in this case would typically actually bow in order to have the locknuts (instead of the wheel itself) square up (coning-out the bearing seats over time and causing hub wobble), but you are running a 17mm

I've seen plenty of frames (including $$$ custom jobs) do this and don't doubt that the frame could be to blame, I am just trying to help you diagnose it

BTW, just for your and others' information, "13.75" is just there for somewhat roundness and/or compliance with completely-wrong gear charts and the like (including Bg's), it would have been 13.6" in reality. It's a silly convention that has caught people out in the past (like jonathon) when you get a frame that actually IS 13.75" and your 13.6"-slamming gear ratio and chain length is suddenly too short :<

« Last Edit: January 16, 2020, 08:20:17 AM by Professor Horatio Hufnagel »

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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2020, 10:16:05 AM »
Iíll stick to my screenshot of Fitís chain length guide (put together by leading industry experts!) that has served me with perfectly slammed backends with outstanding chain tension with my last 6 or 7 frames. But thank you for your expert opinions professor! Iím glad my posts prompted you to insert your backend knowledge on a dying forum.
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« Last Edit: January 18, 2020, 04:54:20 PM by Professor Horatio Hufnagel »

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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2020, 05:10:08 PM »
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Re: Fit Aitken S3.5 is BACK
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