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Old 01-10-11, 11:07 AM   #1251
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My GT Avalanche after it has seen some mud.
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Old 01-11-11, 10:04 PM   #1252
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Just picked this up after seeing Leadville 100. $400 out the door at Performance haha.

FD: Deore
RD: XT
Cranks: Deore
Fork: Rock Shox Tora
Wheels: Deore and WTB Speed Disc
Shifters: LX
Brakes: Hayes Stroker Ryde
Cockpit: Easton EA30

Seemed like a steal for $400 Now i have to learn how to ride it haha.
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Old 01-12-11, 05:58 AM   #1253
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Old 01-12-11, 02:35 PM   #1254
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Old 01-13-11, 10:20 AM   #1255
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I agree. Fantastic setup for the picture as well.
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Old 01-13-11, 10:48 AM   #1256
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I just finished this last night, still needs fine tuning but I just had to ride it. I picked up the frame over a year ago and finally felt up to the task. It is a custom Mikkelsen (not built for me) hardtail. Mid 90's? Reynolds? pretty light frame. A donor bike provided the SRAM X-7 derailleurs, Firex crankset, BB7 front disc and front wheel. I added a Single Digit 7 v-brake for the rear. I wanted a light, rigid fork and thought I would try one of these (subtle they are not.) I took it for a quick spin around the block and liked the ride. I still have a suspension fork if I decide to go that way, but I wanted a quick, light trail bike.

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Old 01-13-11, 03:45 PM   #1257
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Fox fork, kmc superlight chain in black, black cog







Now i just need to take the fork to a powder coater and have it matched to the frame
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Old 01-13-11, 05:33 PM   #1258
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Old 01-13-11, 05:51 PM   #1259
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Have you had a chance to ride it yet? How does the fork feel?
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Old 01-13-11, 07:39 PM   #1260
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I'm living in the northeast now, so we got hammered with snow and the trails are covered. I've only had a chance to ride it on the road...couple stairs, some small-ish urban ledges, etc. Super plush compared to the stock fork that came with the bike (RST Launch). It raised the front end of the bike a little, though it feels like less than I expected, since I had practically no sag with the old fork (Launch wasn't set correctly, and I wasn't about to waste money on a new coil for that fork). Looking forward to getting some trail time.
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Old 01-13-11, 08:08 PM   #1261
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Well it sounds pretty promising for the little amount you spent on it!
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Old 01-16-11, 12:53 AM   #1262
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I just started a few months ago so my ride is entry level. No upgrades, but it gets the job done. I am not ready to start spending thousands of dollars on a bike.

2010 Marin Bolinas Ridge

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Old 01-16-11, 06:06 PM   #1263
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Just got this less than a week ago. But due to weather and needing new brake pads (which should come in this week) i havent even rode it yet

Manitou Nixon Comp 145mm travel fork
Manitou Split RP rear shock
Shimano LX front derailleur
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Sram X7 shifters
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Old 01-16-11, 08:34 PM   #1264
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Old 01-23-11, 10:30 PM   #1265
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New bike, no pics yet.
Giant Anthem X 29'r frame
Fox Talas Fit RLC 95-130
Fox RP23
SRAM XO in black/blue
2x10 26-39, 160 rotors
Thomson x4 stem silver
Thomson Masterpiece seatpost silver
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Blue hubs
silver spokes except 2 parallel to valve -blue
Stan's Arch rims
Specialized purgatory 2.2 front
Specialized captain 2.0 rear

any interest or should I just not post pics?
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Old 01-24-11, 12:12 AM   #1266
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New bike, no pics yet.
Giant Anthem X 29'r frame
Fox Talas Fit RLC 95-130
Fox RP23
SRAM XO in black/blue
2x10 26-39, 160 rotors
Thomson x4 stem silver
Thomson Masterpiece seatpost silver
Truvativ Noir XC bars
Oury Odi lock-ons blue and silver
Industry Nine wheels:
Blue hubs
silver spokes except 2 parallel to valve -blue
Stan's Arch rims
Specialized purgatory 2.2 front
Specialized captain 2.0 rear

any interest or should I just not post pics?
Of course! Post em'!
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Old 01-24-11, 08:20 PM   #1267
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MMMm. New Elixir-R brakes and some SRAM 10 speed goodies. No trail time yet though. 29#6oz.


New Transition chainguide - simple, cheap, and loads lighter than the Truvativ Boxguide it replaced. 35#3oz.

Neither is getting any lighter without compromises I either am not willing to make in the parts spec, or in dollars spent.
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Old 01-24-11, 09:16 PM   #1268
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how many bikes do you own man?
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Old 01-24-11, 09:20 PM   #1269
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Five. Hardtail, squishy trail bike, DH bike, commuter/grocery getter/crap weather around town bike, and road bike. My wife's bike is also kicking around, as well as a cheapy drop tube beach cruiser.
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Old 01-24-11, 10:00 PM   #1270
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bikes look good scrub. nice work station too.
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Old 01-24-11, 10:17 PM   #1271
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Old 01-24-11, 10:47 PM   #1272
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Thanks. Workstation is...in the works. Small one-car garage. I have a goal of still being able to get a car in. We just recently got it emptied of the rest of the (newly installed) kitchen stuff. I still have a couch that we are going to get re-upholstered sitting there though. Slowly working on organizing things, and getting lesser used things stacked/hung up high to free up floor space. Whe more room to work presents (the coulch is done and in the house...) I'll be adding some insulation to two exterior walls without any, and doing up lots of pegboard, and hanging racks/shelves form the rafters. Some sort of small work table as well. High ceiling is at least a bonus.

Won't have much room to really work on things with a car in there, but that is a rarity anyhow. I just want to ensure we have the room to get one in if we wish.

When spring rolls around, we'll be doing a small shed out back, so the yard type stuff will go there and free up more space here. Some of this will end up in the basement as well, eventually.
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Old 01-25-11, 10:56 AM   #1273
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Not to good of a photo but it's all i got. First ride with it, big difference from my mid 90's hardtail.
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Old 01-25-11, 11:20 AM   #1274
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Maiden voyage for my Mikkelsen hardtail. Bike was great, but I am not sold on this Mosso fork. This is the aluminum version and I am getting a lot of front end "brake dive". May try a steel fork.
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Old 01-25-11, 04:41 PM   #1275
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My Fuel EX8

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