So I tore the bike down last weekend. I sent the frame off to Acme choppers to have them do the hard tail for me. I really wanted to do it myself but I need several tools and things of that nature before I can start doing frames the way I feel is right. So with this one it is off to get done by someone else. Maybe someday I will have a bigger garage and be more set up to do hardtails or even complete frames.