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Old 01-03-09, 09:28 PM   #1
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Frame grinding, Hillbilly Hell, New Rubber, and chillin' "off" the porch.

Spent the weekend at the "In-Laws"...no trails, no stairs, no terrain and only gravel roads for miles.


I got a new Dremmel for Christmas...I got a conical cutter for it so I could make my permanent "full length cable housing for my RD.

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Got the new Nevegal's locked and loaded. I figured that they're reasonable enough for me...I went Stick-E on both ends this time:

I don't know why I was expecting the front 2.5" to "look" so much wider than the 2.35" it replaced, but I was sorta bummed to find out that they were just slightly narrower than I'd expected:
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I got creative with the riding this weekend:



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Old 01-03-09, 09:40 PM   #3
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Hey, thanks. You've made me realize that bar leans (or what ever they are called) are do-able with clipless (I'd assume you're not riding platforms). The other day I just about died when I tried a lean larger than my tiny normal ones. My foot came unclipped, and I landed with my right foot above my head.
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no stairs,
Not sure what you're talking about. I see some in the back ground of one of the pics
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Old 01-03-09, 11:09 PM   #5
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You gotta' do what you...

Well you know.

I still like my Nevegals on my hardtail. 2.35 rear dh DTC and a 2.5 dh DTC that goes on for some rides. 2.35 regular DTC on the back of the SS. Paired with the 2.6 Stickee Kinetics fronts, they work great around here.
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Those housing stops came out good. Did you use the two bits pictured? Also touch up paint?
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Yah, I used the two pictured.

Are you saying I "need" touch up paint or did I use touch up paint?

If the former: I'm gonna beat the crap outta this thing anyways...I'm not gonna use touch up paint...I'm not a roadie. Chix-dig-skarz.

If the latter: I have superior mechanical skillz and all that I do is magic.
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Yah, I used the two pictured.

Are you saying I "need" touch up paint or did I use touch up paint?

If the former: I'm gonna beat the crap outta this thing anyways...I'm not gonna use touch up paint...I'm not a roadie. Chix-dig-skarz.

If the latter: I have superior mechanical skillz and all that I do is magic.
It's the latter. One of the better jobs i've seen. I agree on the not painting on an off road bike but I've seen some pretty bad hack jobs. On a related note I don't know why frame makers are still using interupted set ups?
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Have seen only a few pics of you Ed. You are big boy, unless that's forced perspective. Now I see why you break crap.



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I sick of phat jokes

Yah...I'm 6'1.5" and right at 2 bills right now.

When I was riding alot of XC and training for off-road-road racing I was about 185. Now that I have a second kid and I'm just having fun and riding when I can...well, ya know
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Heck, I was toying around some on the mtb tonight.
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Next time dremel a helmet out of a rock. Don't want to hear about you busting your dome.
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And slow that thing down Jr! Looks like your warping the time/space continuum
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That's just artifacts from him trying to photoshop out the Maxxis logos.
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And slow that thing down Jr! Looks like your warping the time/space continuum
Actually that was a Photoshop artifact. I was trying to "crop" and I thought I had the "box selector" thingy turned on. I think I had the "smudge" function on b/c I grabbed the corner and dragged diagonally twice before I figured it out.

I didn't even notice the smudge
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Next time dremel a helmet out of a rock. Don't want to hear about you busting your dome.
I know this is going to sound weak and ghey, but I wear a helmet "every time" I ride trails when I can smack trees or when I put myself into an urban or jumping situation where I can hurt myself.

I know, I know...I'm off the ground in that picture. It's like I have said before...when you come from a skateboarding, 3wheeling, BMX background and are used to falling gracefully...hopping off a little porch like that is squat for dangerous. I never wore a helmet when I sk8'ed. Does that make it right? Prob. not.

I know that doesn't mean anything to the die-hard helmet advocates who say you could fall on the pavement sitting still and end up in a coma...so suck-it, I'm graceful
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The real helmet advocates wear a brain bucket when they're on the couch watching TV. Never know when that roof is gonna cave in...
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Do I see some studded knobbies hanging on the wall? To what do they belong?
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Those are for the days he plays indoor bicycle soccer. Gnar defenseman.
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Funny you should say that. . .

The other day a friend and I played Hockey with and orange cone in a parking lot. Lots of fun, and it helped with track stand practice when you knocked it over and had to get it up again.
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Do I see some studded knobbies hanging on the wall? To what do they belong?
Yah...home made...they're actually hanging on a 1980's rigid Motobecane Hunter.
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