Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 28
  1. #1
    Eleventy Billion Posts schnell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    The new bike is done!!! Pic

    Just finished it. 2003 Explosif frame, XTR components, Rolf wheels. I've only ridden it in a parking lot and an icy dirt road so far...but it feels good

    http://groups.msn.com/justAStorageSp...hoto&PhotoID=1
    There are two kinds of people in this world I can't stand. People that are
    intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

  2. #2
    Eleventy Billion Posts schnell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Damn pic host
    There are two kinds of people in this world I can't stand. People that are
    intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

  3. #3
    bac
    bac is offline
    Senior Member bac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    My Bikes
    Too many to list!
    Posts
    7,487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very good looking hardtail!!!!! Let us know how she works out on the singletrack!!

  4. #4
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That will be a sweet ride...congrats on a great bike

  5. #5
    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
    My Bikes
    Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
    Posts
    7,965
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Let us know how you like the new XTR cranks. I'm not a weight wienie, so I doubt I'd ever get a pair, but they are beautiful to admire!

    Is that the Black Comp or the Elite or Super? I just bought a Black Comp for a co-workers son. It should be here next week. Just curious if you like yours!

    Nice bike overall. How much did it set you back?

    Congrats, now go ride, don't let a little icy conditions hold you back. (This coming from a guy in FL, who gets cold when it drops below 40 F)

    L8R
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

  6. #6
    Eleventy Billion Posts schnell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks, guys.

    Obviously can't give a review of the crankset now...but they sure do look nice. I didn't put a whole lot of power to them in the parking lot with my khakis and office shoes on. lol

    Fork is a '02 Black Elite Air 80mm. Got it on closeout pretty damn cheap It seems pretty comparible to a Duke as far as weight and stiffness...not many bumps in the parking lot though

    Total was around $1600. Viva la Ebay! I did everything but adjust the shifting and the shop guy said it would have cost about 3.5k retail...The only parts I paid retail on were the pedals and notubes kit.

    Black Elite:
    There are two kinds of people in this world I can't stand. People that are
    intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

  7. #7
    Senior Member TotalKos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    the T-Dot
    Posts
    171
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Damn fine ride!
    Tapps

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    691
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Way to go. That is really nice looking and i like the color. That really is a choice bike. By the way tell me how the saddle works out. I'm thinking of getting that exact one

  9. #9
    Eleventy Billion Posts schnell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's my second WTB for what it's worth They're like couches...I suppose everyone is different as far as what is comfortable though.

    By the way...anyone recommend a good seatpost with setback? I've got a 5 dollar special on it now. It weighs a ton and my seat angle kept sliding around. Damn thing won't stay tight.
    There are two kinds of people in this world I can't stand. People that are
    intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

  10. #10
    reddingmountainbiking.com jekyllrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Northern California
    My Bikes
    Cannondale Jekyll 3000sl, Cannondale F500
    Posts
    90
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Be sure to give an update on how the notube kit works. Are your wheels tubeless or did you convert?

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    wichita kansas
    Posts
    89
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The new easton is light and knowing easton it's a good post.
    the incredible lightness of being

  12. #12
    Eleventy Billion Posts schnell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wheels are just standard rims - not tubeless.

    I've been riding the notubes for a while now. Can't recommend them enough. It's almost like the difference between clinchers and tubulars on the road...they just feel different (better IMHO). They save a bunch of weight where you can actually feel it and you get a little traction advantage with the lower PSI...or you can run them as high as you want for lower rolling resistance.

    The sealent is awesome, too. It has zero problems sealing thorns and stuff instantly. Unless you tear your sidewall or something it's about impossible to flat.
    There are two kinds of people in this world I can't stand. People that are
    intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    wichita kansas
    Posts
    89
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like how your car is tirty and your bike is clean. You have your priorities straight IMHO.
    the incredible lightness of being

  14. #14
    Canadian eh?
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    2012 Trek Madone 5.2
    Posts
    1,730
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow!! Nice freakin ride!! Enjoy it!!

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Now that is one nice bike. I love than blue color. I wanted to buy an 02' explosif but there wasn't a dealer close buy and it was a little more than I wanted to spend. Great bike can't wait to hear how it rides.

    P.S. What happened to the hubcap? lol

  16. #16
    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
    Posts
    15,071
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by a2psyklnut
    ...snip... don't let a little icy conditions hold you back. (This coming from a guy in FL, who gets cold when it drops below 40 F)
    Wuss

    Schnell: Nice bike!
    edit:something on topic
    Last edited by Raiyn; 03-13-03 at 02:11 AM.

  17. #17
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,790
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Nice
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  18. #18
    Eleventy Billion Posts schnell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks guys.

    I like how your car is tirty and your bike is clean. You have your priorities straight IMHO.
    I try to keep the inside of it clean....but I just wait for rain to wash the outside

    What happened to the hubcap? lol
    One of them fell off I feel like a litterbug, but I have no idea where or when it happened. I just took the rest of them off to match...I'm too cheap to buy more
    There are two kinds of people in this world I can't stand. People that are
    intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

  19. #19
    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
    My Bikes
    Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
    Posts
    7,965
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    On the subject of seatposts. The best out there is Thomson Elite, and I know they make one with a lay-back. The two bolt clamping mechanism is so easy to micro adjust for angle, and hold the seat rails very securely. I'll never go back to a single bolt clamp. I kept stripping those and was constantly fighting them. I got a Thomson, and I now have them on all my bikes!

    L8R
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
    Posts
    57
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The bike looks great!

    I'm on my 3rd WTB saddle. I love them.

    Btw, would someone mind explaining what the "notube" is? I haven't heard of that. Are they kind of like in-between regular tubed and tubeless tires?
    Mike

  21. #21
    Eleventy Billion Posts schnell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's a system to convert regular wheels (rims) into tubeless wheels. You can also run standard tires without tubes. Right now I have some Python Airlights installed...so I'm running tube wheels and tube tires with no tube.

    It's basically just a rubber rim strip that goes in place of a normal rim strip. There is a hole and valve on them to pump your tires up.
    There are two kinds of people in this world I can't stand. People that are
    intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

  22. #22
    Eleventy Billion Posts schnell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by a2psyklnut
    On the subject of seatposts. The best out there is Thomson Elite, and I know they make one with a lay-back. The two bolt clamping mechanism is so easy to micro adjust for angle, and hold the seat rails very securely. I'll never go back to a single bolt clamp. I kept stripping those and was constantly fighting them. I got a Thomson, and I now have them on all my bikes!

    L8R
    I'm starting to lean towards a Thomson, but that may mean a longer stem. I have a 110 on it now, so I don't know; I don't want to mess up the geometry.

    About the layback Thomsons...I just don't like the looks of them. I used to have a layback on my Haro BMX back in the 80's. lol
    There are two kinds of people in this world I can't stand. People that are
    intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Auburn, AL
    Posts
    74
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sweet bike........I'd love to build up a bike of my own sometime in the future. As of now, though, I have nowhere near the required skill to do so.
    2002 Trek 4500
    Rockshox Psylo SL, 2003 Shimano WH-M540 wheelset

  24. #24
    www.titusti.com montlake_mtbkr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Seattle
    My Bikes
    Titus Switchblade, Trek 4500
    Posts
    320
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sweeeeet!!! *drool* gotta love those kona's
    looking forward to a report on the XTR

  25. #25
    0^0 fubar5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Rolla, MO
    My Bikes
    Redline Monocog,Surly Crosscheck, Lemond Reno
    Posts
    4,056
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wowzer,only 1600 eh??? Darn good IMO.
    Booyah!!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •