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Old 01-06-09, 05:38 PM   #2826
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Old 01-06-09, 08:45 PM   #2827
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New Sunline stem, and a slimmer seat. Trimmed the fork steer tube a touch. All dialed in nice and happy. Somewhere between 32-33#, with 2.6" tires, the rear being a full extra pound of DH tire.


Ditching the chainguide, swapping a regular seatpost on, going to a Lyrik Solo Air vs. the Totem Solo Air, smaller/lighter pedals, and lighter tires would easily have me in the high twenties for weight, but I'm not willing to sacrifice those particular parts just to lose some weight.

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Old 01-06-09, 08:52 PM   #2828
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Old 01-06-09, 08:57 PM   #2829
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I think I wet my pants.
Hopefully not over the Pitch. It's not even as decked out/light as it could be, if I really wanted to throw more money at the thing.

I can get you a Depends hook up. Let me know.

Damn, Oleanshobox's B-52 looks like a whole lot of fun.
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Old 01-07-09, 05:13 PM   #2830
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It is. Took it out on Friday. The Kinetics leave a bit to be desired but other than that I am waaaay happy.
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Old 01-07-09, 05:26 PM   #2831
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C'mon dood...the Pitch is the Shizzle! Loving it...midget Totem and all.

I don't get as excited over the "cookie cutter" bikes that people build. I've seen too many Nomads, hahaha.

Maybe that's why I ride a red-headed step-child, teehee.
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Old 01-13-09, 12:33 PM   #2832
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A ninties Trek 800 Sport, a heavy, solid frame with upgraded Deore components. It's been an excellent commuter bike so far, but I don;t think it'll take the abuse of off-roading.
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Old 01-14-09, 09:50 PM   #2833
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My first mountain bike. I never had one during the mountain craze in the 90's, and only came into this one by default (was going to pull my pedicab trailer, until it was logically deemed an improper use). So I built it up using spares lying around the shop I work at. I honestly don't know the first thing about mountain bike tech, so sometimes I feel at a loss, but I'm a quick learner. I bugged out of work early today and hit up some local trails, and holy **** I don't think I've ever had as much fun on a bike! I did about 6 miles of (what I think is) super rocky single track this afternoon before the sun set and I probably smiled the whole time.

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It's a 2002 or so KHS Team ST, with a mix of parts, admittedly mostly low end. But I didn't feel like dropping any real money on a bike I wasn't sure I would even like, and will undoubtedly smash the hell out of while I figure out what I'm doing. But I do have some good parts on the way: a SID XC Dual Air fork came in the shop today in a "donation box," and I snagged an XT front derailer off of criagslist today.
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Old 01-15-09, 04:21 PM   #2834
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^looks solid. Enjoy it (sounds like you already are)
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Old 01-15-09, 10:21 PM   #2835
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Old 01-16-09, 06:14 AM   #2836
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She really should be wearing that helmet.
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Old 01-16-09, 10:57 AM   #2837
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Old 01-16-09, 11:19 AM   #2838
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It was uphill, avg. was like 3 mph
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Old 01-16-09, 01:03 PM   #2839
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Old 01-16-09, 01:10 PM   #2840
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Is it just me, or does this head angle look really slack?
I'm pretty sure the bike was designed for a rigid fork (not positive) but the fork appears to give it that angle, or enhance it.
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Old 01-16-09, 04:54 PM   #2841
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Oh, that would make sense.
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Old 01-17-09, 10:19 AM   #2842
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Hey people
I ve benn lurking for a while, and I just bought a "new" bike so here's my first post

I wanted a Bianchi for sometime now and I finally got a sweet deal on a second hand one.
Not sure of the year but its in really good condition minus a few rusty screws which are easy to work on.







I set it up with some roadish tires as I use it mainly in the city

Best bike I ever owned
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Old 01-17-09, 07:11 PM   #2843
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Old 01-17-09, 08:53 PM   #2844
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Threw on the big shoes.
If you don't mind...can you post up a build list? I'm intrigued.

Mainly in your tire size, blades, bars (brand/sweep/rise)

Looks good
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Old 01-18-09, 08:11 PM   #2845
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Old 01-19-09, 06:45 PM   #2846
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Old 01-19-09, 07:19 PM   #2847
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If you don't mind...can you post up a build list? I'm intrigued.

Mainly in your tire size, blades, bars (brand/sweep/rise)

Looks good
Frame:DMR Sidekick
Fork: Manitou Black
Handlebars: Truvativ Hussefelt DH riserbars, 680mm wide, rise 40mm 9 degree backsweep and 5 degree upsweep 31.8 clamp, possibly the most comfortable riser bars I have ever used.
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Brakes:Avid Juicy 7's
Rotors:203mm up front, 185 on the back
Wheels: Front: Sun Ringle MTX laced to an XT hub, Rear: Mavic XM517 laced to an XT hub.
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Old 01-20-09, 12:27 PM   #2848
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Old 01-21-09, 12:08 PM   #2849
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I just purchased a Motobecane 700HT on Friday. No pics yet, but will get some. I'm sure I'll get some comments about buying this brand, but it's cool. Bike shifts well, feels sturdy, fits, etc.

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FrameCustom 7005 Aluminum Trail-Tuned POWER STAY frame, box section chainstays, bi-axial gussetted downtube, sculpted rear dropouts with replaceable rear derailleur hanger, 2x H2O bosses, International Standard rear disc mounts
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Rear DerailleurShimano Deore XT long cage
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I just purchased a Motobecane 700HT on Friday. No pics yet, but will get some. I'm sure I'll get some comments about buying this brand, but it's cool. Bike shifts well, feels sturdy, fits, etc.
not in this forum. As long as it is a solid bike we don't fuss about brand names.
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