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 Post subject: Let's See Your Babies!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:40 am 
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No, I don't need to start another thread like the one on Empty Beer. I just want to show off my bike(s).

First bike I ever had with disc brakes. I still have no clue what it is.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:44 am 
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Oooh, I missed the Lefty.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:55 am 
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Quite a collection.

Magura :)

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Original Mountain Cycle Rumble. DJ/AM hard tail with Marz 150 Bomberz/SRAM X9. 34lb, go anywhere, do anything bike. Way overkill for my area's trails. Haven't touched it in a long time.

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Settle Serum Pro XT - stock from pricepoint.com with full XT (other than Avid CRs). CF frame, 23lbs. as it sits.

Flat bar bike on the way :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:44 pm 
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Here's mine again. My Knolly Endorphin.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:49 pm 
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norton55 wrote:
Here's mine again. My Knolly Endorphin.


Now I am jealous. Endo! My neighbor has one, that bike eats rocky rooty trails like no other. Very nice!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:50 pm 
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Hey boys and girls.

Some specs would be interesting, perhaps a short "cons and pros" talk as well?
I don't know most of the bikes that's been posted so far.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Well Magura, my Endo has Magura Marta brakes. Love them. ;)

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What do you want me to do, one uber-long post or a few shorter ones, one bike per each? ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:39 pm 
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Sti wrote:
What do you want me to do, one uber-long post or a few shorter ones, one bike per each? ;)


If I could decide, I'd like one post per bike, with specs and a small report about it.
I'd find that interesting, and I really ought to gain just a bit knowledge about what other people ride.


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Bike is just a touch over 24#

Full XO with XX cassette and EDGE bars

The wheelset has been bomb proof for the last 1.5 years, but last weekend the bearing load adjuster fused to the end-cap. So they are on their way to Easton.

This is an older photo. The bike is setup a little different than this now...also my camera distorted this image for some reason. I can assure you my seat is level, and that my bars do not go up at a 45degree angle :D


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Wmac wrote:
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Thanks.


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 Post subject: Rocky Mountain Trailhead
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:08 am 
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Here is my 1st ride in teh US, a Canadian made 2004 Rocky Mountain Trailhead. I bought this 3x9 hardtail for easy XC and dirt roads and it had served me well for a couple of years until I met a friend who got me into real trails. It came with a Deore / LX drive train, Marzocchi OEM pogo stick, no name wheels and mech brakes and various RM branded parts like handlebars, stem and saddle that turned out to be incredibly heavy when I began replacing them. I did many miles on this sub $600 bike but its stiff aluminum frame and a little odd geometry (short TT) made it a rough ride on rocky and rooty trails of New England and it also gave me much OTBs. I tried to improve its handling with a better fork - a RS Recon Gold RL - and a modified cockpit. All that helped a little but I eventually decided I wanted a new frame with a different geo. I would highly recommend this bike to a newb. I still have the frame and I use it for wheel truing from time to time.

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Pic shows the bike with many upgrades - fork, WTB Weirwolf tires, new handlebar, stem and saddle, XT RD, SPD pedals, suspended seatpost, XT dual control brake/shifter levers

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:14 am 
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Bought new in 1988, rode for thousands of miles, now getting ready to sell:

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Had a 2007 GT iDrive for a few years, but sold it to my brother in law. Current ride (going on 2 years now):

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Here's a few little pics from some recent rides. Notice the new bling cranks... ;)

2009 Pivot Mach 429 alloy
Rockshox Reba SL set at 115mm
Fox RP23
Full XTR drive train 38/26, 11-32 (2X9)
Stan's Crest wheel set
Magura Marta SL brakes
Specialized Ground Control S-Works tires
25.76lbs


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 Post subject: On One 456 Carbon 650b
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Nice rides gents!

Here comes my other hardtail, On One 456 Carbon with 650b wheels (sorry Mr. Magura!;). I jumped on a nice deal on the frame last winter and originally used many parts from the upgraded Trailhead when building it up. I was not too keen on using my old square taper BB and cranks so I got me a robust SLX crankset, and I also invested in a used fork to accomodate the bigger wheels - an X-Fusion Velvet that I adjusted from 100mm to 130mm of travel. Compared to the Trailhead, this bike is a beast. The frame is beefy and indestructible. You could huck it from the Empire State Building. You would get kicked in the taco badly but the frame would survive, perhaps with the exception of the paint that is softer than my fingernails. Here is the initial build:

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Its slack geo makes it a good fit for more gravity oriented riding but it does a pretty good job as a trail bike, too. 650b wheels and 130mm fork raise the BB to 12 5/8" which is a bit high but quite fine for our techy trails in New England. The carbon frame is one hollow soundboard though. Every single creek / noise gets amplified and difficult to locate and if you suffer from OCD, it might drive you crazy. Lucky for me, I do not suffer from this mental illness. ;)

Over the time, the bike got some upgrades. I switched to XT hydros w/ XT dual control levers and installed a bigger rotor in the front. After about 700 miles however, I bought yet another frame (my next post) and moved many parts from the 456C to it. Eventually, I accumulated anough spares for multiple bikes and built another set of wheels so I could re-surrect this bike for this Winter. Here is the most recent picture with a 2x9 setup (28-40 x 11-34), Shimano LX calipers, short stem and a 710mm wide handlebar. The saddle is from Nicole's new Giant 29er. :dance:
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As long as I have the space and resources, I am keeping this bike. There is stuff I dislike about Titus/On One these days but this bike is a gem, especially with 650b wheels. It has a SS future written all over it, too. Btw. I got more than one message at EB asking about my bike after I had posted pictures back in those days and it seems that I may have inspired a bunch of folks to get one, too. As far as I know, they all love it.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:40 pm 
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Location: Huntsville, AL
2010 Transition Covert
RS Lyric fork 170 w/DH damper
Elka Stage 5 Coil shock
Hammerschmidt crank
Avid Elixer CR's 203 - 180
Current - Kronolog seat post (Joplin 4 in this foto)
Shimano M-647 pedals
Straitline stem 50mm 0 rise
Transition T-bar 30"
Current wheels - Kings laced to flows wrapped in 2.5 Minions (spinergy's in this foto)
pushin 38 lbs


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:47 pm 
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Sti, I'm gonna have to wait till tonight to se your on one.....the links aren't showing for me (but I'm at work and they block quite a few of the image hosting sites from here)


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net wurker wrote:
Sti, I'm gonna have to wait till tonight to se your on one.....the links aren't showing for me (but I'm at work and they block quite a few of the image hosting sites from here)


They are on google's web picassa Wurker. Btw a great shot there!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:50 pm 
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My main ride.
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  • 2007 S-Works SJ FSR carbon frame (DIY modded)
  • Rockshox Revelation WC DA fork
  • Spesh AFR Brain rear shock (just rebuilt!)
  • Rockshox Reverb dropper seatpost
  • SRAM XX 2x10 shifters
  • SRAM XX front derailleur
  • SRAM X.0 carbon crankset (28/42)
  • SRAM X.0 Type 2 rear derailleur
  • SRAM XG-1080 Cassette
  • KMC X10 Chain (gold/TiN coated)
  • Gore Ride-On sealed cables
  • Shimano Saint M-810 brakes
  • Hope floater disc rotors (203f/183r)
  • S-Works Enduro carbon riser bar
  • Spesh Pro-set stem
  • Ergon GP5/GC3 grips
  • Spesh Phenom Expert saddle
  • 2011 Mavic Crossmax ST wheels
  • Specialized Ground Control tires (tubeless with Stan's)
  • Shimano PD-M647 hybrid clipless pedals

Last weigh in put it at around 28 lbs.

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My flat bar road bike came in today. I assembled it and the only adjustment was a half turn on the front and rear derailiers. Then I took it our for a 17 mile loop with 1185 of climb and it was flawless. I ordered it for $600+ shipping + a pair of XT pedals.

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Frame
Sette 700c 6061 heat-treated aluminum frame

Size(s)
52, 54, 56, 58, and 60cm


Fork
Sette 700c 12k carbon fiber 43mm Offset

Shifters
Shimano Tiagra 4500 9 speed

Front Derailleur
Shimano Tiagra 4500

Rear Derailleur
Shimano Tiagra 4500 9 speed

Shifter Cable/Housing
Slick Stainless steel

Front Brake
Promax Pivot Power

Rear Brake
Promax Pivot Power

Crankset
Truvativ Touro C2.0 PS 50-36 (172.5mm 52cm, 175mm 54-56/58cm)

Bottom Bracket
Truvativ Power Spline

Cassette
Shimano Tiagra 12-25T 9 Speed

Chain
Shimano HG 53

Headset
FSA Orbit CF IS Sealed Bearing

Handlebar
Sette Vector OS 31.8mm flat bar 600mm wide

Grips/Tape
Sette Type S Lock On, Black w/ Black Clamps

Stem
Sette Aeon 31.8mm (90mm 52cm, 100mm 54cm, 110 56/58cm)

Saddle
Sette Rez w/Ti rails

Seatpost
Sette APX Alloy 31.6mm
Wheelset Shimano 700c R500

Front Tire
Kenda Kriterium 700x23 folding bead

Rear Tire
Kenda Kriterium 700x23 folding bead

Color(s)
Gloss Black & Gloss White

Warranty
5 Years

Weight
Weight: 19.84 pounds (without pedals, 56cm)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:26 pm 
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Very nice, wmac. I've been thinking of getting a roadie so I can ride to the office... then again I'd make it there just as well on my SJ.

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my list of bikes. most of them sold.
Gunnar fast lane
2013 giant trance X0
2012 bmc speedfox
2011 Giant Anthem
2009 giant yukon (dont have a pic)
2008 specialized myka. my first real bike!
2007 stumpy (had it painted yellow)


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Shibiwan wrote:
Very nice, wmac. I've been thinking of getting a roadie so I can ride to the office... then again I'd make it there just as well on my SJ.

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Thanks - believe it or not, it's not that much faster than my Serum with Geaux street tires. The climbs in 36/25 are slower but top end is faster at 44 vs 42 mph :) If it was fairly flat, or when I get used to pushing bigger gears up hills, it will be faster.

I think they've got one more in 58cm?


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And kick ass bikes everyone!


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2006 Norco Six 3 - stock except for the 2-piece seat post.

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Fork Marzocchi Dropoff 4, 130-150mm travel
Rear Shock Fox Vanilla R, 145-165mm travel
Brakeset Hayes Sole brakes, Hayes levers
Crankset Truvativ Blaze, 24/36 teeth
Rear Cogs 9-speed, 11 - 34 teeth
Saddle SDG Bel Air
Handlebar Truvativ LE
Handlebar Stem Kalloy AM
Headset FSA TH-855
Hubs Shimano Deore
Rims Sun Hill Rod, 32-hole
Tires 26 x 2.35" Kenda Nevagal


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Nicole, do you use your dropper post much?


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Old (year unknown) Kona Lavadome. It was my back-up bike for many years, I still have it stashed safely in the forests of Vancouver Island.

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Wmac wrote:
Shibiwan wrote:
Very nice, wmac. I've been thinking of getting a roadie so I can ride to the office... then again I'd make it there just as well on my SJ.

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Thanks - believe it or not, it's not that much faster than my Serum with Geaux street tires. The climbs in 36/25 are slower but top end is faster at 44 vs 42 mph :) If it was fairly flat, or when I get used to pushing bigger gears up hills, it will be faster.

I think they've got one more in 58cm?


I think I'm too short for a 58cm. What's the recommended frame size for 5'5"/30" inseam?

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