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Old 03-18-2011, 03:56 PM   #19381
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So this lady comes in and finishes paying for her Xenith T2. Dropped ANOTHER $6788 on top of her deposit.



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Old 03-18-2011, 05:33 PM   #19382
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Finished!!!

and made it a full 31 miles of hills without breaking again

Functionally Fugly...




Repaired joint




Repaired chain stay


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Old 03-18-2011, 05:42 PM   #19383
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hei ricardo,
do you ride dh yourself?
Yes and No, In like I ride it like a "PussyGuss", Many years ago I was pretty fast and strong and I even represent the country I grow up in some "world cUp" races, So years later I decide to get back into the sport by purchasing really fancy equipment (Mid life crisis I guess) to overcome all the years of not racing, Well it did not work out I just don't have the balls and or the skills anymore (In fact I don't think I ever did, to ride they way they are suppose to be ridden this days)

To compare to motorcycle terms racing downhill full speed is like doing the Enduro of Elzeberg, nothing less, Is a big deal
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I drop off the Knowledge pool about 3 years ago, I just got to frustrated about been so slow, skill-less and scare (I still ride a lot, do drops, etc, but don't jump of Houses or clear 10meter gaps)
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:47 PM   #19384
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Retro Junk, any one need any?

I have a bunch of retro Junk, if any one needs any. I have some 8 speed stuff like XT rapidfire shifter pods, DX V-brakes in bright red and two 2 finger DX red levers (both rights), Plenty of 1" & 1-1/8" quill stems, 8 speed bar end shifters, cassettes, rock ring for a 48 tooth sprocket 110 bolt (road compact or old school mtb) A bunch of old 8 speed grip shifters, 4 pairs of Suntour Symetric Down Tube Shifters for a steel frame, 8 speed Campy shifters (one record, one chorus). Campy 9 speed cassettes and one campy square taper BB. A pair of the original Shimano mtb spd's that seem to use a slightly different cleat. Girvin Vector 2 fork 1-1/8" Girvin quill flex stem and some more misc junk.

Newer...

Bontrager 175mm 4 bolt single speed crank (and I think BB) barely used.
1-1/8" suspension corrected rigid fork for 26", disc brake only.
Saint rapid rise rear derailer


If you are interested in anything, send me a pm
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:19 PM   #19385
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I have a bunch of retro Junk, if any one needs any. I have some 8 speed stuff like XT rapidfire shifter pods, DX V-brakes in bright red and two 2 finger DX red levers (both rights), Plenty of 1" & 1-1/8" quill stems, 8 speed bar end shifters, cassettes, rock ring for a 48 tooth sprocket 110 bolt (road compact or old school mtb) A bunch of old 8 speed grip shifters, 4 pairs of Suntour Symetric Down Tube Shifters for a steel frame, 8 speed Campy shifters (one record, one chorus). Campy 9 speed cassettes and one campy square taper BB. A pair of the original Shimano mtb spd's that seem to use a slightly different cleat. Girvin Vector 2 fork 1-1/8" Girvin quill flex stem and some more misc junk.

Newer...

Bontrager 175mm 4 bolt single speed crank (and I think BB) barely used.
1-1/8" suspension corrected rigid fork for 26", disc brake only.
Saint rapid rise rear derailer


If you are interested in anything, send me a pm
I will like your 8speed rapidfire's, how much do you want for them....
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:17 AM   #19386
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I have a question for you guys...

Why are used Downhill bikes soo exspensive!?!?!? I mean they cost alot to begin with but then they get the shit beat out of them and still cost alot of money!? 90% of the motorcycles I have owned have been cheaper than a used DH bike.

I was just looking around at prices, I do alot of mtbiking and thought i might want to try the DH thing. There are a few mtns near me that have trails and I thought it looks super fun! but I cant believe the cost. so my plan as of now is to atleast go and rent a DH bike sometime this summer and see how much$$ I like it hahaha.
Like what was said above, they usually are pretty well maintained. Although I have seen a few that were totally beat.

In motorcycle terms, a new dirtbike is about $6000, I figure a comparable MTB is about $750. Think about all the stuff you have to change to even be able to ride a dirt bike in the woods, you would have to do about the same to a $750 MTB. Dirt bikes come setup pretty well from the factory but I put about another $3k in my bike before I even take it into the woods (skid plates, rad gurads, handle bars, bark busters, tune the carb and remove useless smog crap, get the suspension setup to my weight, etc...). To take a dirt bike to Pro level, they dump about $10-20,000 in the suspension and probaly about the same amount in the motor. So figure a pro level morotcycle runs about $30-50,000.
Most pro MTB XC rides cost about $4-8,000. DH rigs are about $5-10,000 for a pro level ride. .
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:54 AM   #19387
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So this lady comes in and finishes paying for her Xenith T2. Dropped ANOTHER $6788 on top of her deposit.



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Old 03-19-2011, 11:02 AM   #19388
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Did you propose?
I did actually. Right after her husband left.

Not only rides, but loves to cook as well.



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Old 03-19-2011, 12:46 PM   #19389
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Got lucky today (no not that gutter minds). My seat post slipped down on a cub ride so I worked my tool out while pedaling to adjust at the next stop sign. Moved the post back up and oops... The bolt stripped. It felt snug enough but fell on the 1st bump. The luck part? I had a habit of breaking the heads off the top of my seat posts so I had a hose clamp around the top of the post to keep it from splitting and impaling me. That and I had used another hose clamp to fasten an old broken seat bag to the rails. Between the 2 clamps, I was able to keep my seat up and make the 20 miles home.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:00 PM   #19390
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Pulled my mountain bike out of storage this evening; If the forecast for tomorrow is accurate, I should be getting in my first ride on dirt for the year.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:40 PM   #19391
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:49 PM   #19392
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60 miles

Did 60 miles today & that was too much of a jump in mileage from the 26 last weekend. Relearned a few lessons from my cycling past and will apply those moving forward.

It was a spectacular day here in AZ - nice and cool in the morning and the temps didn't rise above 80 or so.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:08 PM   #19393
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Just got back from a very wet and muddy and fun mountain bike ride in the rain. Only 6-8 miles I think, and just under an hour. Which was enough, for today.

I think I'm going to go 1x9 for my drivetrain, so I only used middle ring, to make sure I'm not crazy to do this. Seems like it should work out- I'll suffer a bit on hills occasionally, but it'll be great 95% of the time.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:40 PM   #19394
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I thought about making my Paragon a 1x9 using a 32 front and a 12/23 rear with a road derailer since my SS Mtb is a 32 x 21


btw, the SS XO1 cross bike I built back up has a 38/16 and that allows me to cruise at 20 with spurts up to 24-25 and still climb pretty good.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:05 PM   #19395
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I thought about making my Paragon a 1x9 using a 32 front and a 12/23 rear with a road derailer since my SS Mtb is a 32 x 21


btw, the SS XO1 cross bike I built back up has a 38/16 and that allows me to cruise at 20 with spurts up to 24-25 and still climb pretty good.
Yeah, but I'm a weakling. 32/32 or 32/34 skirts along blowing up my knees territory for me. Maybe this year I'll get strong enough to think about SS, but I'm not betting on it.
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