Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 35
  1. #1
    In search of moar cowbell dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Now THIS is what I call a birthday!!

    To start off with, my son called yesterday and invited me over for the weekend of April 1st for a Sonics BB game and a weekend of riding on Galbraith Mtn. for a birthday present. Then last night, my WSU Cougars beat the UW Huskies for the third straight time in the Pac-10 Tournament quarter-finals

    Well, this morning I was talking with my dear wife about how bummed I was about not getting the Yeti sold so that I could order my Gran Mal, she says "How much is it again? When were you supposed to have the order in?" Well being the good family CFO that she is, she realized that it would be a crime to let the opportuinity get away and gave her blessing on me putting in the order for my birthday(!!)

    Soooooo, I called Kevin at Transition and they still have my frame in stock; so sometime next week they should be shipping a large Gran Mal frame in the gloss blue with a Swinger 4-way. I am sooooooooo psyched!

    Now I just have to relist the Yeti on ebay and get that sucker sold. All in all a great birthday so far . . . makes turning 52 not as painful
    Last edited by dminor; 03-09-07 at 02:39 PM.

  2. #2
    (lowkey spazz) highrevs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    NC
    My Bikes
    Kona Dawg and a couple of GTs
    Posts
    622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Heck yeah! Happy birthday oldman!

  3. #3
    Senior Member FreeRidin''s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Boulderado
    My Bikes
    Intense SS, Old spesh P series, ski/snow bike, fixie conversion
    Posts
    1,474
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    I though you where selling the ASX as frame only. What will be the run down on the specs?
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    The way I ride requires the most advanced, toughest wheelset's available.

    Chicago Freeride

  4. #4
    Too Much Crazy
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NY
    My Bikes
    Ventana El Comandante, Lynskey ridgeline, EWR OWB, GF HKEK, Gunnar Roadie, Spesh E5 S Works, Quintana Roo Kilo, Intense BMX Cruiser
    Posts
    3,311
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thats cool about your son and the basketball and all but jesus dude....how do you let your wife emasculate you like that controlling the purse strings?

    (yes i am married)

    Buy the stuff when you want it, period. end of story.

    Unless she makes all the money too, and well, then, thats cool that she is giving you money to buy a bike.

  5. #5
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,720
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Happy b'day.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Happy Birthday dude!
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

  7. #7
    In search of moar cowbell dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRidin'
    I though you where selling the ASX as frame only. What will be the run down on the specs?
    Thanks FreeRidin'.
    Decided I wanted to start fresh, even though the wheelset was perfectly fine, I could use the crankset and the bottom bracket & pedals are practically new.

    Here's how it will probably shake out:
    Fork(s): RST Sigma 8" / RST R1 7"
    Wheelset: Transition Revolution - white
    Stem: Sunline V-One
    Bars: Sunline V-One OS
    Grips: Sunline Lock-on
    Headset: Sunline V-One reducer
    Saddle: Syncros or Sunline V-One in white
    Seatpost: Syncros Derived
    Pedals: Sunline V-One or Syncros Mental Mag (white)
    Chain Guide: Syncros alloy
    Brakes: Hayes HFX Mag HD
    Tires: Maxxis High Roller ST 2.5 or Maxxis DHR ST 2.5/DHF ST 2.5
    Cassette: SRAM 8-speed

    I just haven't decided on the rest of the drivetrain. I'd like to go SRAM X.7 w/grip shift but I might cheap out and do Rockets with a Shimano road derailleur again. Crankset/BB will probably be FSA or Gravity.
    Last edited by dminor; 03-09-07 at 05:17 PM.

  8. #8
    In search of moar cowbell dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Kurt
    thats cool about your son and the basketball and all but jesus dude....how do you let your wife emasculate you like that controlling the purse strings?

    (yes i am married)

    Buy the stuff when you want it, period. end of story.

    Unless she makes all the money too, and well, then, thats cool that she is giving you money to buy a bike.
    Oh, she's not "giving it to me." It's just a loan out of our household finances until the Yeti is sold. We're actually a very good team. She's real good and punctual about paying bills, doing taxes, etc. - - all of those financial things I detest doing. She's an excellent manager of our finances. We're still paying college tuition (have been for eight years - -4 of them to USC ), so I have to be careful how I spend money on an expensive passion (hence why I've chased sponsors so hard).

    In the meantime, since we've been very careful with our money, we're finishing our house that we built ourselves, were able to acquire the twenty- and ten-acre parcels adjacent to our original ten and we finally own dependable AWD cars that will always make it up a mile of road that I have to keep plowed open all winter. We are living on our dream on our own terms out in the country without a neighbor within eyesight surrounded by mountains. I'll take the inconvenience of scratching for money for some bike parts now and then
    Last edited by dminor; 03-09-07 at 04:23 PM.

  9. #9
    Commited Suicide WannaGetGood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Abbotsford.BC
    My Bikes
    2001 Kona Stuff & 2004 Rocky Mountain Switch SL
    Posts
    2,416
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Happy birthday. Have a good one!

  10. #10
    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)
    Congrats man. I was hoping Kevin wouldn't have gotten rid of it. Great company to deal with.

    oh and happy bday

  11. #11
    Senior Member TheFlip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
    My Bikes
    70s Motobecane and '06 Enduro (and a kickass little pink and purple schwinn)
    Posts
    209
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ouch, USC tuition is rough, my sister goes there and needless to say my parents are certainly glad that I went to a public school. (But really, are there any California schools with better mountain biking than Santa Cruz)

  12. #12
    Old School Rad mtnbiker66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    The old Mountains
    My Bikes
    Blur LT
    Posts
    8,212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wooooohoooooooo!!!!! Happy Birthday!
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

  13. #13
    Lost in the Black Hills mx_599's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    5,725
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    happy birthday!

    sell the yeti first? i thought transition gives you free bikes and stuff

  14. #14
    In search of moar cowbell dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Don't I wish. Hey, thank you everyone. You all are the most diverse and interesting group of friends and acquaintances I've never met.

  15. #15
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,720
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Nice, have a good one.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  16. #16
    ed
    ed is offline
    . ed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    The Summit of Lee
    My Bikes
    2010 Jamis Parker, 2005 Jamis Komodo, 1998 Jamis Komodo, 198? Raleigh Pointe, 1978 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2
    Posts
    10,929
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

    Ever since I broke my Dakar and someone suggested a Preston FR...I've been oooogling the closeout '06 Preston and DirtBag frames that they have for under $700. Holy crap if I could build one of those, I'd be droppin off anything I could find.

    You're so lucky, dude. Galbraith looks like killer place to ride. Great wife too.

    Happy Birthday, sir. Are you sponsored by Sunline too, or are you just liking the product?

  17. #17
    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)
    I'll buy you a stiff drink in June...whatcha drink?

  18. #18
    Lost in the Black Hills mx_599's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    5,725
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    I'll buy you a stiff drink in June...whatcha drink?
    are you tonight?

  19. #19
    In search of moar cowbell dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    chelboed - Sunline is a SixSixOne brand that they acquired a couple years ago. They started moto and have just branched out into an MTB component line.
    http://www.vsportgroup.com/media/pdf...ycling2007.pdf

    Maelstrom - Yer on. I'm kind of a wimp - - I'm a fan of locally-brewed stouts and porters. But I'm always willing to expand my horizons. Case in point - My daughter sent me two CDs on my wish-list for my birthday: Offspring, Greatest Hits and Switchfoot, Beautiful Let Down.

    ooo - -halftime's over: My Cougs are in the Pac-10 semis against USC. Go Cougs!

  20. #20
    Lost in the Black Hills mx_599's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    5,725
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor
    chelboed - Sunline is a SixSixOne brand that they acquired a couple years ago. They started moto and have just branched out into an MTB component line.
    http://www.vsportgroup.com/media/pdf...ycling2007.pdf

    Maelstrom - Yer on. I'm kind of a wimp - - I'm a fan of locally-brewed stouts and porters. But I'm always willing to expand my horizons. Case in point - My daughter sent me two CDs on my wish-list for my birthday: Offspring, Greatest Hits and Switchfoot, Beautiful Let Down.
    where is Maelstrom hiding? not to encourage it, but i like buzzed Maelstrom posts

  21. #21
    OTB
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    238
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds great, except for that part about the Cougs beating up the Dawgs once again in hoops. When does football season start?
    By the way, USC tuition? Why are they not in Pullman?

  22. #22
    In search of moar cowbell dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mikejo
    Sounds great, except for that part about the Cougs beating up the Dawgs once again in hoops. When does football season start?
    By the way, USC tuition? Why are they not in Pullman?
    They were going for educations

    Well, USC prevailed tonight. All I can say is they better make it count tomorrow and bury Oregon.

  23. #23
    Too Much Crazy
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NY
    My Bikes
    Ventana El Comandante, Lynskey ridgeline, EWR OWB, GF HKEK, Gunnar Roadie, Spesh E5 S Works, Quintana Roo Kilo, Intense BMX Cruiser
    Posts
    3,311
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor
    Oh, she's not "giving it to me." It's just a loan out of our household finances until the Yeti is sold. We're actually a very good team. She's real good and punctual about paying bills, doing taxes, etc. - - all of those financial things I detest doing. She's an excellent manager of our finances. We're still paying college tuition (have been for eight years - -4 of them to USC ), so I have to be careful how I spend money on an expensive passion (hence why I've chased sponsors so hard).

    In the meantime, since we've been very careful with our money, we're finishing our house that we built ourselves, were able to acquire the twenty- and ten-acre parcels adjacent to our original ten and we finally own dependable AWD cars that will always make it up a mile of road that I have to keep plowed open all winter. We are living on our dream on our own terms out in the country without a neighbor within eyesight surrounded by mountains. I'll take the inconvenience of scratching for money for some bike parts now and then

    i was just teasin anyhow. sounds like a great wife and life

  24. #24
    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    My Bikes
    GMC Denali
    Posts
    17,586
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Happy birthday young un! Glad to hear that it went so well.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

  25. #25
    Senior Member Punx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    California
    My Bikes
    2008 Kink Transition with upgrades, 2007 Haro Thread 1 with upgrades.
    Posts
    1,428
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Happy Birthday! Your Yeti looks so cool, i don't see how no one has bought it yet!

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
  •