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Old 09-07-08, 12:46 PM   #1
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new to the forum, just saying hi

I am new to the forum, and would like to introduce myself. I love to ride both mountain and road. I put more hours in on the road, but nothing beats the trails. I am a certified bicycle mechanic, and worked as one for 5 years prior before i had to go to a higher paying career. excited to help out with the forums and answering questions...may even have a few of my own. On to the good stuff.

The trail bike. Budget build...cost less than 200 bucks. built from all parts laying around or traded for.

05 Gary Fisher Genesis Frame
Rock Shox Tora 302 U-Turn frame (not pictured)
Avid BB7 Disc brakes
SS drivetrain (16t,32t), upgrading to 9 speed SRAM rear and staying single in front.
WTB SpeedDisc Rims with WTB Weirwolf tires
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03 Giant TCR 1
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Carbon fork and seatpost
full Ultegra drivetrain (SRAM chain)
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Garmin GPS with cadence
Total weight 19.2lbs

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Old 09-07-08, 12:49 PM   #2
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oh yea, just for fun...here is my support vehicle

2000 Audi S4...mods-o-plenty



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I am new to the forum, and would like to introduce myself. I love to ride both mountain and road. I put more hours in on the road, but nothing beats the trails. I am a certified bicycle mechanic, and worked as one for 5 years prior before i had to go to a higher paying career. excited to help out with the forums and answering questions......
It's about time we got someone around here who knows something.
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Old 09-07-08, 02:57 PM   #4
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Nice choice of Avatar. BTW: I am the Stig because I own a shirt that says so.
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GF however, did replace the frame with a brand new one of my choice of color.
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well, that frame cost me a whole 15 bucks, so if it goes, it goes....just hope it doesnt hurt too much!
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Just make sure your seatpost is very, very looooong.
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Hi Blue Biker! *waves* Welcome to Bike Forums. It's nice to be able to have another wrench on board.

Oh and.....I see you like BLUE!!
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Old 09-07-08, 07:05 PM   #11
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haha....i have a lot of blue around...
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Old 09-07-08, 07:52 PM   #12
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There could be a Power Ranger MTB team...

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Haha, I watched that show when it was on ABC on this Saturday. They now have these amazing digital effects. Its friggin insane.
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Haha, I watched that show when it was on ABC on this Saturday. They now have these amazing digital effects. Its friggin insane.
Man, that stuff is so messed up now. I didnt really ever get into Power Rangers, cause it kinda sucked. But now its even worse. They try to make a plot around 5 colored super heroes. Its not cool anymore.
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How much does it weigh?
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the S weighs about 3650...its a porker, thanks to the quattro....but with around 360awhp, i dont have too much trouble.
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Does that have the Elvis-like blue suede interior?
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Man, that stuff is so messed up now. I didnt really ever get into Power Rangers, cause it kinda sucked. But now its even worse. They try to make a plot around 5 colored super heroes. Its not cool anymore.
Dont be a hater. Power Rangers is still just as good as it was 10 years ago. Best kids show ever. Power Rangers isnt shown as much on TV now as it used to be, though. Kids these days have to watch these crappy shows with no super heroes.
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Dont be a hater. Power Rangers is still just as good as it was 10 years ago. Best kids show ever. Power Rangers isnt shown as much on TV now as it used to be, though. Kids these days have to watch these crappy shows with no super heroes.
Yeah, they have story lines now
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^^^^^^^^
I like how their story lines are like a cryptic message that you have to decode
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I like how their story lines are like a cryptic message that you have to decode
Lolol

Too much work is involved.
Thats a good reason to not like em.
Seriously, I dont watch kids cartoons anymore (excluding simpsons, some south park, king of the hill).
Mostly Discovery Channel!!!
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Dang hijackers, Holmes just wants to say hello and you go all powe ranger on him.
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Dang hijackers, Holmes just wants to say hello and you go all powe ranger on him.
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