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Old 01-25-11, 05:16 PM   #1276
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Old 01-25-11, 11:50 PM   #1277
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Old 01-26-11, 02:22 PM   #1278
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sweet salsa.
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Old 01-28-11, 10:51 AM   #1279
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I prefer spicy salsa...I kid! I kid!

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Old 01-29-11, 10:03 PM   #1280
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just got a new commuter to go to class, for downtown Spokane and quick trips to Safeway and back... i never knew budget bikes where so fun! I have this 93 Fisher Advance my roomate has a Jamis Explorer, and another roommate has a Next Power X! NO JOKE! LOL.




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Old 01-29-11, 11:09 PM   #1281
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^^ That was fast. I rescind the offer to give you a ride to Beacon. Pedal there yerself.


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Old 01-29-11, 11:39 PM   #1282
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i wouldn't put it past it. I just took it to Safeway about 20 minutes ago. it was only about 1.2 miles from my house but it is really solid man. It will be a great commuter.

But taking it down Beacon.... well.....
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Old 01-30-11, 02:51 PM   #1283
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Caloi Elite

I hope y'all don't mind me joining in. Just finished building (at least to the point of being rideable) this mountain bike this morning, have not had an off-road bicycle since 1997.





It is a 1996 Caloi Elite frame with a modified Quadra 21R fork, and mostly used parts from ebay. Much to my surprise, it came out at 27.4 pounds, I was expecting it to be over 30 with that fork. I spent some time today between road rides doing laps around the yard adjusting things. It feels like it fits me, but it has been so long since I have ridden offroad I may be mistaken. If nothing else, it was fun to put together.

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Old 01-30-11, 02:53 PM   #1284
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that's a great looking bike. Just needs and up to date fork.
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Old 01-30-11, 06:10 PM   #1285
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That looks like a very fun XC bike! Nice man
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Old 01-30-11, 09:50 PM   #1286
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I hope y'all don't mind me joining in. Just finished building (at least to the point of being rideable) this mountain bike this morning, have not had an off-road bicycle since 1997.





It is a 1996 Caloi Elite frame with a modified Quadra 21R fork, and mostly used parts from ebay. Much to my surprise, it came out at 27.4 pounds, I was expecting it to be over 30 with that fork. I spent some time today between road rides doing laps around the yard adjusting things. It feels like it fits me, but it has been so long since I have ridden offroad I may be mistaken. If nothing else, it was fun to put together.

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Nice! I agree it could use a newer fork, but looks like a solid build overall. Any clearance problems with that big back tire on a 90's frame? I tried a 2.3" on my 2001 Gary Fisher Wahoo when I first got it but even the slightest warp in the rim made it graze the frame.
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Nearly done building my new XC, not a bad rider for staying under 200 bucks waiting for chain and cables to get here, sitting at 23.5 lbs as pictured. The fork is nothing but a turd with springs in it but will work for now i guess i can't complain about a 15$ fork. Once the rest of the parts get in gonna spray the frame black and get her up on the foothills.


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Old 01-31-11, 01:16 PM   #1288
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don't forget a rear brake.
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Old 01-31-11, 01:32 PM   #1289
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Check, waiting for a stud to come in the mail
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Any clearance problems with that big back tire on a 90's frame? I tried a 2.3" on my 2001 Gary Fisher Wahoo when I first got it but even the slightest warp in the rim made it graze the frame.
The tires are 2.1" and yes they are larger than I expected. There is ~ 5mm clearance on either side on the chainstays, tighter than I would like, but may be OK. It is easy to change tires if these don't work out. Much better than my Centurion though - a penny between the tire and brake bridge would lock up the rear wheel .

There is also a front derailer on the way now (already have the small ring, bolts, spacers, and shifter) so this will become a 2x8 setup soon.
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Old 02-06-11, 03:11 PM   #1291
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Sure has. Welcome back, fp! Very nice bike.
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Old 02-06-11, 07:30 PM   #1293
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that's a sweet bike but why must all forks match the bikes now? what happened to black?
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Old 02-07-11, 04:17 PM   #1296
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I've been too busy with school/work to ride much, but found the time and money to put on an X-7 short cage and X-5 shifter for the 1x9 I'm running. Eventually I'll get a carbon fork... Now to ride!



Ps. That Giant is so nice looking. Needs some blue pedals!
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Old 02-07-11, 04:32 PM   #1297
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that's a sweet bike but why must all forks match the bikes now? what happened to black?
Because bike manufacturers are putting bikes together as whole packages now.
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Old 02-08-11, 02:17 AM   #1298
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Because bike manufacturers have no taste.
They should quit matching like the backstreet boys and make them look better.
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Dunno, I just think there is something totally zoot capri about this:

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That is one instance where it seems to look ok at best. But if the color placement would have been switched it would have come out with a yellow fork and that would not have been ok.

What's a zoot Capri?
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