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Old 03-01-08, 10:52 PM   #1801
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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.


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2006 Gunnar Rock Hound frame (True Temper XO Platinum tubes) with Custom Powder coat: Candy Blue with metal flake
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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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Old 03-02-08, 01:37 AM   #1802
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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."
Thanks... btw, 183mm = 7.205" (8" = 203.2mm). I do plan on upgrading the front to 203mm in the future.
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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?
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Old 03-02-08, 10:32 AM   #1804
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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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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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Old 03-02-08, 02:26 PM   #1806
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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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Old 03-02-08, 02:39 PM   #1807
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Why do you want to go bigger?
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Old 03-02-08, 02:42 PM   #1808
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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?
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Old 03-02-08, 05:39 PM   #1809
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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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Old 03-02-08, 05:43 PM   #1810
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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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Old 03-02-08, 09:09 PM   #1811
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Old 03-02-08, 09:23 PM   #1812
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^^ why?
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Old 03-02-08, 11:47 PM   #1813
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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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Old 03-02-08, 11:50 PM   #1814
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It is a good looking bike.
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Old 03-03-08, 12:11 AM   #1815
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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.
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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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Old 03-05-08, 09:09 PM   #1817
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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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Old 03-05-08, 09:44 PM   #1818
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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...

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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".




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Old 03-06-08, 11:18 PM   #1821
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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.
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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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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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Old 03-07-08, 10:29 PM   #1825
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