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Old 11-27-05, 07:10 PM   #1
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Gastro, Maelstrom, Raiyn, LowCel, and all others...

here are some photos of my mountain bike that i was working on over the summer. i appreciate the advice from everyone on this forum. i have learned a lot since joining in may. i am proud to say i have been converted to a mountain bike expert since then

hope you like it!!
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here is the rear disc adapter i purchased. it seems like a sound set-up. i will have to let you guys know if i encounter any problems with it. i could certainly see why some of you 6+/200+lbs guys would be leery







can you make out the X-Ray Grip shift? when did they stop making those?
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Looking good, I want your brakes.

That brake adaptor looks like a weird version of a floating brake system.
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Cool bike. What was the total cost, and how much does it weigh?
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very nice. besides the seat.

brakes are look awsome.
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i would almost trust that set up for a rear brake more...looks alot more beefy and since it utilizes the axle...probably stronger although its probably heavier
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wow! that looks great!

I might as well ask now for the build specs...

3 questions:

1) Did you have any fitment issues with the Woodman Disco?

2) What hubs are you running?

3) and most importantly, how does it ride?
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very nice. besides the seat.

brakes are look awsome.
hahaha that seat is 10 yrs old. the seat and the seat post were about the only thing i didn't change
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Cool bike. What was the total cost, and how much does it weigh?
i will have to get back to you on that. i am afraid to tally up the price, but i have been wanting to. how do you guys usually weigh bikes. just the "animal" method on your home scales?
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wow! that looks great!

I might as well ask now for the build specs...

3 questions:

1) Did you have any fitment issues with the Woodman Disco?

2) What hubs are you running?

3) and most importantly, how does it ride?
thanks!

1) yes. i did have to use a dremel tool. i was VERY proud of my dremel "machining" skills. (another skill to add to my list of skills...dremel skills )

i spoke with the guy from WOOdman, who was very nice, and he just said that sometimes people do have "doctor" it up a bit. he just said that they wouldn't be able to make it fit EVERY frame out there...understandable.

2)well...you have to use the WOOdman hub as a complement to the brake system. and since i like uniformity, i chose a WOOdman front hub as well. they are okay...probably comparable to XT hubs or so. they are cartridge bearings and not cone for what it is worth. i am happy with them. however, i don't have the experience to compare with other ones.

i am using DT spokes...supercomp i think. the ones with 3 different diameters. i believe 2 at the hub to 1.7 to 1.8 at the nipple. i am also using DT brass nipples with the pre locking compound inside. i don't know what you guys think of those DT products....

3)it rides great! i will have to update you all as i get more ride time on it. i just recently found trails so i will be getting more time on it now.

the front end feels VERY light. i don't know if it is too light or not but it raises its front pretty easily.
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Old 11-27-05, 08:11 PM   #10
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G@D D@MN! *fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap jizzzzzz*

just change the seat.
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G@D D@MN! *fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap jizzzzzz*
Oh god...
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Sweeeeeeeeet!!
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G@D D@MN! *fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap jizzzzzz*

just change the seat.
is the seat that bad? it is a selle san marco integra or something. back then i think it was expensive. has seat tech changed that much?

what do you guys suggest for my next seat?
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If the seat is comfortable, what's the problem with it...
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If the seat is comfortable, what's the problem with it...
Some people think it's ugly, personally I would go for comfort over looks.
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Some people think it's ugly, personally I would go for comfort over looks.
i don't think it was meant for comfort. when i got the bike in 1995 i think it was supposed to be a high end seat. it is railless. the seat rails are built into the shell. i like that other one posted! but i figure i would wait till this one gets ripped or something. i do want a thomson seat post though. the seat post on it is made by Control Tech?? remember them?
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the seat post on it is made by Control Tech?? remember them?
Yep, it's got a machined rib running up the center of the post. It's worth keeping even if you let these guys talk you into a new seat...
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i would go for comfort and looks. selle italia seats are not that bad, they might look like they wouldnt be all that comfortable.
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where the heck is RAIYN???

i even posted a new avatar for him!!
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i don't think it was meant for comfort. when i got the bike in 1995 i think it was supposed to be a high end seat. it is railless. the seat rails are built into the shell. i like that other one posted! but i figure i would wait till this one gets ripped or something. i do want a thomson seat post though. the seat post on it is made by Control Tech?? remember them?
Oh, in that case get rid of it
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Nice looking rig. Now get it dirty
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correct! i was using the version by cowboy junkies
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but i already won your bike
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