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Old 02-25-2012, 06:37 AM   #1411
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I'm 6'6"...285 lbs...but, I suck and don't care what other people think. I rode the trials rig today ...good times.



I think it's a smart move. I set up ALL my son's bicycles that way. I just don't understand how someone that rides bicycles and motorcycles, would do it anyother way.
Garth,please post some video of you on the trials bike,sounds like good physical therapy.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:48 PM   #1412
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^^^^^^^^^

Same here, just been riding bicycles a little longer.
I don't even think about it.........
Makes 3 of us.

To make matters even more interesting, I have some of the bikes 'moto style' some some 'north american style.' Don't confuse those either.

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:27 PM   #1413
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:58 AM   #1414
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Ain't no finer smell in the world...

'cept maybe for Pootry.

Heading out for a first ride today!



Full report ensues, of course. *giggling like little girl*
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:01 PM   #1415
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Funny that Bike 29 had to be a 29er.

I got this frame for a song with a small hairline crack near the bottom bracket at the downtube, No biggy I made a internal sleeve (inflating a innertube wrap on carbon fiber)


Most people don't like Shimano "STI" brake/shift lever, so you can find them for super cheap and they work wonderful, at least for my taste


This Maverick forks are super light but also really rigid


Gary Fisher Superfly 29er
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:18 PM   #1416
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Nice looking ride Ricky!
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:05 PM   #1417
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Foreground is my newest build. Santa Cruz Highball, 2x10 SRAM drivetrain with Quarq integrated power meter. Edge Composite wheels with Chris King hubs, Fox fork, Shimano XT brakes (the new ones are the best brake ever made), etc. It came in just over 23 pounds with two bottle cages and the eggbeaters on it. That's the bike I'll race in Leadville this year. The background is a year old Highball that's 1x10 using an SRM powermeter crankset (K-Force Lights) and SRAM everything else and XTR brakes (the new yummy ones). It's my more every-day rider as we don't have much in the way of huge hills around here. Both are pretty identical except the small drivetrain difference and XT vs XTR brakes (which is just a small weight thing, they perform the same).


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Old 02-26-2012, 06:05 PM   #1418
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Funny that Bike 29 had to be a 29er.

I got this frame for a song with a small hairline crack near the bottom bracket at the downtube, No biggy I made a internal sleeve (inflating a innertube wrap on carbon fiber)


Most people don't like Shimano "STI" brake/shift lever, so you can find them for super cheap and they work wonderful, at least for my taste


This Maverick forks are super light but also really rigid


Gary Fisher Superfly 29er
Very nice. I rented a trek rumblefish 29 last year. now I cant stop thinking about selling all my 26" bikes and buying a 29er.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #1419
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Very nice. I rented a trek rumblefish 29 last year. now I cant stop thinking about selling all my 26" bikes and buying a 29er.
Was it Vegas, by chance? That's what I rented out there a few months ago, and while it did fine for the locale, I'm still plenty happy with a HT 29er for pretty much everything.


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Old 02-26-2012, 07:22 PM   #1420
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no it was in Moab. The bigger wheels made a big difference, most notably on steep transitions onto climbs and off descents where it ate them up like they weren't there.

I ride a HT 90% of the time, I hate feeling the bike bob when I pedal but the rumblefish wasn't bad. I enjoyed it.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #1421
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Nice trail ride yesterday on the new PM.

Heading north along the tracks into downtown and toward the the river:


Far end of our 9-mile river trail loop:


Below the dam on the way back, north side of river:


And one de rigeur garage door pinup shot with the deep dish wheels. This build is just over 17 lbs, and will be lighter with the new crank and tubie race wheels. A black crankset is on the way, thus ensuring that this rig will go with all my evening wear:



Fantastic riding frame. Looks like I ruined my front Ksyrium on a rock I've ridden over/ a gazillion times, but somehow that did not dampen my spirits. Yay for new bikes!
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:17 AM   #1422
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Yay for new bikes!
New bikes are always a good thing.

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:19 PM   #1423
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Very nice. I rented a trek rumblefish 29 last year. now I cant stop thinking about selling all my 26" bikes and buying a 29er.
I try to stay away from the 29er's since I "did not want to know" but at the end resistance was futile
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #1424
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^^^^ I know...its been on my mind since then.... cant resist the pull of the 29er.....


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Old 02-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #1425
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Can someone post some images for me? I have yet to open a photo hosting account (yes, it's gaining on my to-do list).

PM me and I will send you my 3 photos...
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