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  1. #1801
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    Quote Originally Posted by scelia View Post
    My fork finally came in the mail (after the first one got lost)... The Syncros pedals are in for servicing, and I put on some Woodman Spiky pedals... The weight is 31.7lbs and feels great. I can wait until I can get out to the trails. Better pictures to follow tomorrow in daylight.


    Anyhow, here is the run down:

    2006 Gunnar Rock Hound frame (True Temper XO Platinum tubes) with Custom Powder coat: Candy Blue with metal flake
    2008 Fox TALAS RLC Forx
    Profile Crank (24/34/46)
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    Phil Wood hubs laced to Syncros Big Box rims
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    Sweet ride. I got the first glance of this before I saw your location and thought to myself, "Eight inch rotors on an xc hardtail? This guy's gotta be from Oregon."

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    Just rollin' thru... scelia's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhattTyre View Post
    Sweet ride. I got the first glance of this before I saw your location and thought to myself, "Eight inch rotors on an xc hardtail? This guy's gotta be from Oregon."
    Thanks... btw, 183mm = 7.205" (8" = 203.2mm). I do plan on upgrading the front to 203mm in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scelia View Post
    Thanks... btw, 183mm = 7.205" (8" = 203.2mm). I do plan on upgrading the front to 203mm in the future.
    Damn, where do you ride that gives you problems on 183mm rotors?
    Singletrack Mind

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    Just rollin' thru... scelia's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsGT2 View Post
    Damn, where do you ride that gives you problems on 183mm rotors?
    The larger rotor has more linear braking surface, reducing temperatures and brake fade. Sometimes it is not where you ride, but how much you have to stop... I am a Clydesdale and the extra braking power would help immensely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsGT2 View Post
    Damn, where do you ride that gives you problems on 183mm rotors?
    It's wet and mucky here in Oregon and you can have some really long descents. Even some of the purely xc rigid single speed guys around here use 7-8" rotors.

    I'd love to go to at least a 7" in front, but I don't think my Reba can handle it.

    Edit: I just looked into it. I can go up to 210mm!

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    I wonder how large I could go on a Team SID fork with an XTR hyd disc.
    it's got 6" now.
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    Why do you want to go bigger?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    mostly just a curiosity thing on limitations of the fork.. but in MI it's snow or wet most of the year with a short break in Winter for road construction season.

    besides, bigger is always better, isn't it?
    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by scelia View Post
    Left-Rear profile:
    Though I love mountain bikes, rarely would I consider one "beautiful". This one is. I hope you don't mind, but I used this picture as my wallpaper.

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    Lovin the thomson stuff... Im eventually getting a stem, but that comming after my pedals/shoes/forks/ and possibly brakes.

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    99 Pontiac Sunfire @ 184,000 miles. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
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    Original Shimano Acera crank (that actually works quite well); SRAM x.9 rear der; SRAM XGEN front der; Avid V Brakes; Saris Bones 2 (that I just got, we'll see how it goes) Judy XC fork.

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    ^^ why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
    Though I love mountain bikes, rarely would I consider one "beautiful". This one is. I hope you don't mind, but I used this picture as my wallpaper.
    LoL, I am just glad it was not a picture of my wife...

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    It is a good looking bike.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    It is a good looking bike.
    Thanks, I really have enjoyed building it. It really rides nice. I can't wait to get out on the trails with it, hopefully next weekend.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
    Though I love mountain bikes, rarely would I consider one "beautiful". This one is. I hope you don't mind, but I used this picture as my wallpaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scelia View Post
    LoL

    I ditched the Race Face cranks for the Profile Racing... The solid 19mm 4140 CroMo spindle seems to flex less than the ISIS BB did... I have considered an external bearing version of the XT or XTR crankset, but I have been liking my Profile crank (and it only weighs about 1/4lb more than the Race Face did).
    Excellent choice! But pick up some nicer rings for them. They deserve it
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    I don't have any pictures at the moment but my bike is built as follows:
    04 Iron Horse Hollowpoint Expert
    Fox F100 RL fork
    Manitou Swinger 3-way rear shock
    XT 770 cranks
    Sram X9 shifters, X0 RD, XT FD
    Hayes Carbon HFX9 7" rotor hydro brakes
    Mavic Crossland UST wheelset
    Maxxis Highrollers tubeless (going to Nevegal UST front)
    Easton EA50 stem, handlebars and seatpost

    It currently has an internal headset but the cups will fit a traditional headset so I might put my Chris King in to slack the head tube angle up a bit. I'm going to build a FS 29er sometime this summer. Probably a Rip 9er, RST M29 fork, Hope pro 2 hubs laced to stans rims.

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    Just rollin' thru... scelia's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
    Excellent choice! But pick up some nicer rings for them. They deserve it
    What would you recommend over the Salsa rings on it now? I know they do not have the shifting ramps and pins, but they work great so far. Disregard the old GT frame in the pic...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
    Though I love mountain bikes, rarely would I consider one "beautiful". This one is. I hope you don't mind, but I used this picture as my wallpaper.

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    Well it's not a complete bike yet, but hopefully soon. The stem is just temporary to hold the fork on.


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    Fully Rigid Hardrock 05'. Some cheapo stock parts, except for the holzfellers. 24.5lbs; pretty light for a big bike.


    Figured I'd post a pic before my upgrades that are just around the corner. Upgrades are gonna be a Tora up front, some Avid Juicy's (maybe bb7s, depends how cheap I am), new shifters/rear derailleur.


    BTW: yes it's a huge frame 23" to be exact. I'm 6'5". It is actually a little big for me. My next frame will be about 21".



    Last edited by bobsaget; 03-06-08 at 09:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsaget View Post
    Fully Rigid Hardrock 05'.
    Love the paint, oh wait I have the same bike in green... I don't know what it is, but rigid forks always look like they're about to snap off, to me. The angle just seems unnatural when you're used to the straight lines of suspension forks.
    Erwin Schroedinger will kill you like a cat in a box. Maybe.

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    isn't fully rigid overly descriptive?

    it's rigid or it ain't right?

    or are you suggesting we start defining bikes by their rigidity and not their suspension characteristics.

    example;

    fully rigid = rigid

    part rigid = hardtail

    fully non rigid = dually

    I dig it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Law View Post
    isn't fully rigid overly descriptive?

    it's rigid or it ain't right?

    or are you suggesting we start defining bikes by their rigidity and not their suspension characteristics.

    example;

    fully rigid = rigid

    part rigid = hardtail

    fully non rigid = dually

    Needs Viagra = Long travel dually

    I dig it.
    Fixed!

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