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Old 10-18-13, 09:14 PM   #2626
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Old 10-19-13, 04:38 AM   #2627
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Corratec X-Force 2012. 140/140mm. 14Kg. Cheap, but works rather well!




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Old 10-19-13, 06:43 AM   #2628
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That looks nice.
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Fascinating floating-shock design and a good-looking bike too. Had to do some research - -Corratec had never been on my radar.
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. . . and slak. Diggit.
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Old 10-23-13, 11:20 PM   #2633
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. . . and slak. Diggit.
It's actually not that bad - 68* as is. Considering my Kamui and the TRc are both at 67*, but this one won't steepen up with any fork compression, it's pretty nice.

It's not as if I'm going to win any hill climbs on it anyhow.
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I'm liking the looks of the on one fat bike, I think I'm getting won over.
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^^ It has a very Evil Imperial-esque look.
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Old 10-24-13, 08:03 PM   #2636
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^^ It has a very Evil Imperial-esque look.

All right Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my close up.









Throwing in some lighter tubes vs. the stock boat anchors dropped it down to a svelte 32# this afternoon. The new tubes are a full pound ligher each. Cheap, easy, and the best place to lose it - the wheels.
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Got my Fatty a few weeks ago....sure been loving it!

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Nice! I'm almost wondering if drilling the rims is actually worth the time. But, I've got a couple decent hole saws already, so may as well. Cheap and easy, just time consuming. So I'll save it for some crappy weather day this winter.
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I've got a couple decent hole saws already . . .
You could be a bit more creative and dremel out some ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ or asterisks or "Y O U R B I K E S U C K S" or something . . . .
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You could be a bit more creative and dremel out some ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ or asterisks or "Y O U R B I K E S U C K S" or something . . . .
You missed the obvious.


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If only Brooks made a bright orange saddle to match! Loving the On*Ones on this page!
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Old 10-25-13, 03:40 PM   #2642
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Thanks! I actually had a Mandarin ordered from Modern Bike but they called & said they didn't have anymore.



I used a Hougen Holcutter to drill the rims and it went a lot smoother and faster than a regular hole saw. It has a shoulder that prevents plunge thru....didn't have worry about hitting the spokes.
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Nothing special...this is my "I think I want to try out mountain biking" bike. New pedals are on the way. I also managed to eat dirt within the first mile of riding it. So far, so good.

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Old 10-31-13, 01:46 PM   #2644
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Here's my new ride. Motobecane Fantom DS Pro. Reba RLT fork and XT components, some kept from the old bike including the dual control levers and 12 year old M755 4 piston brakes.
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Old 11-01-13, 07:17 AM   #2646
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^^ is it a bantam or superlight? can't tell from that pic, without going to SC's site to look at the color schemes..
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Old 11-01-13, 04:50 PM   #2647
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The Honzo has been updated....

...with a new 'downhill' gear.
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Old 11-07-13, 12:09 PM   #2648
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Teaser shot of my new rigid 29er:

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...with a new 'downhill' gear.
Curious to see what you think of that. Gave it an attempt when they first came out, gave up shortly. The drag in the overdrive felt horrible, despite a clean and faced install. Worked as advertised, but the drag was too much to put up with.

It's what ultimately led me to stick with the 1x setups, as I just ended up leaving it in the low all the time, and shifting up/down the cassette more.
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My Surly InstiGator, build was just completed today by my friend Bob Davis over at Country Roads Bicycles in Plymouth Indiana, Bob is closing shop another small shop with excellent customer service fallen by the way side mostly due to big ticket stores and cheap bikes. Going to miss this shop

I am short legged and after a few failed experiments with 29ers and a previous build using the 96er format, the Surly Instigator fits like a glove.

I'm sure it will be tweeked here and there along the way but can't wait to take it out and beat on it.
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