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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:49 am 
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Starting to take shape.
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Is that "burnt orange", Flyin_W?

Lookin good! :handgestures-thumbup:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:09 am 
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Flyin_W, that's gonna be one sweet build. :) Now I gotta get off my ass and start building mine...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:54 pm 
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Not my "weapon of choice" atm, been riding my geared FS because I need all the help I can get right now. I will most likely be putting many more miles on the 'Cog come spring. Found it on Craig's last winter for $175.

I'd like to build a new SS in the near future. Thinking about something in 650b+/all-mountain flavor, like an On-One Parkwood, or a Canfield Nimble 9. I'm getting kinda tired of the rigid fork, also, and don't want spend $$$ on upgrading the old 'Cog.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:36 pm 
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^ That looks perfect for mashing out the miles, and quite a steal for $175!

marp, No hurry we've both got winter/mud season to contend with. If I stick to the plan, I need to re-build 2 sets of wheels. --->
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:39 pm 
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Hey Wedge, I have almost the same bike.

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random walk wrote:
Hey Wedge, I have almost the same bike.


Yes, I've seen your 'Cog a few times at EB. Is that an Ardent up front? If so, our bikes are even more similar. That pic of mine was taken before I put the Ardent on and added a carbon bar/ergo grips. I also switched out the sq. taper cranks for TruVativ's Stylos, big difference the GXP spindle makes!

Rod has a 'Cog, too.


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Wedge wrote:
Is that an Ardent up front? If so, our bikes are even more similar. That pic of mine was taken before I put the Ardent on and added a carbon bar/ergo grips. I also switched out the sq. taper cranks for TruVativ's Stylos, big difference the GXP spindle makes!


Yup. an Ardent 2.4. Love that 1/2" of travel.

I still have alu bars but installed the Ergon grips with small bar ends. Makes a world of difference climbing. Still have the stock BB & cranks. I bought a SRAM S1400 crank set with the removable spider, and the GXP BB, but I've decided to save that for another project.

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Hey Wedge, I have almost the same bike.

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Sorry, OT but nice pic Frank - that looks like Eagle Peak Rd. looking south toward Cedar Creek Falls, no?


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chuckanado wrote:
Sorry, OT but nice pic Frank - that looks like Eagle Peak Rd. looking south toward Cedar Creek Falls, no?


Eggzactly.

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^ I da Ho?

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No, the mountains East of San Diego. Near the headwaters of the San Diego River (Mildred Falls, to be exact), South of Julian by way of a smooth, cruiser dirt road. Unless you backtrack, though, the climb out is a bitch.

The picture was taken from this location, looking SW (plug into Google maps search box): 33.011539, -116.713104.

Here's the route on Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/activity/157135267

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It must be me but I see two half empty bottles. :lol:


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It must be me but I see two half empty bottles. :lol:


I prefer "half-full." ;)

I think I was doing that because they were both frozen to start (on purpose -- it was hot out).

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Well, crap, I wish I hadn't seen this:

http://canfieldbrothers.com/canfield-br ... 275-wheels

I'm imagining it as a SS.

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Ooooh I love that, RW. Anyone wants a used On One 456C frame? :lol:


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Sti wrote:
Ooooh I love that, RW. Anyone wants a used On One 456C frame? :lol:


A carbon Lurcher would make an awesome race 29er SS. Price is great too.

I just noticed Planet-X updated their website to look like On-One's UK site. AND -- they got Parkwood frames and complete bikes in sizes other than small back in stock. As great a deal as it is, though, Parkwood is Alu and only comes w/ vertical dropouts. I still keep gravitating towards steel...

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I still keep gravitating towards steel...


Me too. I was set on a N9 after I saw this: http://forums.EB.com/canfield/27-5-wt ... 34661.html

But at less than 1/2 the price, I am considering the Parkwood, probably with a chain tensioner.


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Yeah, carbon HTs are unforgiving biatches. I want steel and that N9 with 27.5 wheels looks fantastic.


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random walk wrote:
Flyin_W wrote:
^ I da Ho?

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No, the mountains East of San Diego. Near the headwaters of the San Diego River (Mildred Falls, to be exact), South of Julian by way of a smooth, cruiser dirt road. Unless you backtrack, though, the climb out is a bitch.

The picture was taken from this location, looking SW (plug into Google maps search box): 33.011539, -116.713104.

Here's the route on Garmin Connect: https://connect.garmin.com/activity/157135267


Back when San Diego was having some years where there was actually significant precip. and snow in the mountains, I'd annually do a loop from the Pine Hill fire station at Boulder Creek/Engineer road down to Cedar Creek road, to Eagle Peak, then down to the bottom to check out Cedar Creek falls.....when they are going off, they're pretty spectacular for SD county. Lotsa ticks in the HAB up to the base of the falls, though.
I remember Mildred falls on the good years, too. Much taller, but a lot skinnier.

That 'loop', on which I'd just ride straight back up Eagle Peak rd, then turn right on Boulder Creek rd, and back to the parking, was quite the thrasher, just in terms of the sheer amount of climbing. A shade less than 30 miles, IIRC.

I can't imagine trying that on my single speed.

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I also got some juicy new brakes for my SS.
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Very nice. Trail or race?


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Paul C. - Really nice!


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Trail. Couldn't pass them up. And man do they sparkle.


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Sparkle like dog's balls! Those are really nice.


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Sparkley dog balls. :mrgreen:
Minion vs. Chronicle that is my dilemma. Both weigh a ton, am leaning towards the 3.0 for more cush on the rigid SS. Ideas?...

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3" then when you decide it's too heavy send it my way.

What rim are you running? Front, rear, both?


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Alright, just got the Chronicle, and I'm like a lil kid in a candy store.

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This thing's so damn big that the tube used to seat the bead ripped a seam!
Going to now try to set it up tubeless, and can't wait to demo this fat mutha..


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