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Old 07-31-09, 02:04 AM   #126
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I just really don't like bells lol.

Ill just make a noise, or yell "Achtung!"
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Old 07-31-09, 11:02 AM   #127
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Now have 3 29ers in the bike room. Just scored the Fisher Paragon at the Trek store on clearance 1165 and the Salsa in the bike stand, and the Raliegh XXIX behind that with drop bars.
those are some nice skis in there too.
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Old 08-05-09, 07:43 AM   #128
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Why was the old "post your rigs" thread taken down?

Those long forum stickies are classic.
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Old 08-05-09, 10:56 PM   #129
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So here's my rig even though I'm not actually using it for mountain biking at the moment. (Sticking to the paved trails as I'm trying to lose some weight. )

I put some Specialized Nimbus tires on it for road riding, and I just replaced the stock saddle tonight with a Specialized BG2 Sport. (Yeah, I need to lower the nose a bit. I haven't actually ridden it with the new saddle yet.)

Anyway, it was cheap for a new bike, and it's a really comfortable ride, so I'm enjoying it. I've named her the M.U.P.A.B. (Multi-Use Path Assault Bike).

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Old 08-06-09, 12:25 AM   #130
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My 09 Giant Rincon with:
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Old 08-06-09, 12:10 PM   #131
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'01 Klien Adept Race - Added a new front fork recently. Climbs really really well, descends, meh.



'05 Tarmac Comp - love it, so very comfortable.


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Old 08-06-09, 09:45 PM   #132
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My 2007 Trek 6000 with time i will be doing some upgrading. Starting out on the Mountainbike thing.





When i got the bike there was allot of spacers on the fork tubing. Should i take some off and get a higher degree stem? What are some good stems?

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Old 08-07-09, 05:14 AM   #133
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Here is my brand spanking new 2010 Cannondale F5. I have plenty of road bikes I could post photos of but I will hold off on that. Cannondale did a bunch of updates for 2010 including a new lighter frame and a new fork from RST that has a 1.5" steerer tube. I did just pick up some Time ROC ATAC to replace the flats in the photo...now I need to get out on the trails...hopefully this weekend.
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Gotta say, I was a bit pissed about how poorly this climbed, but I got used to it. Or maybe I just dont care, because it goes like whipped, CO2 powered, gnar down hills compared to the can-o-ale. Now rather then a fine line between plowing into a tree and going way to slow (as on the old frame), the bike lets you know when you're angering it by slowly loosing traction at the rear.



I could be wrong but you got the tires on the wrong wheels. If you put the rear tire on the rear wheel it might help the climbing. Also the tire you have the rear wheel is directional and you have it on backwards. Maybe this is your preference, but the tires are designed for a certain purpose and using them as designed will help all around.
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Picked this up this morning.





excuse the reflectors.... haven't removed them yet.
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although they're required in Germany...
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Nice bike. I really like that shade of red.
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My old-skool mtb that I take on camping trips and what-not.



My new Kinesis that I've been beating the hell out of out shown here on the backbone trail above Malibu.





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Dude...those trails seriously...nice.
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That's not even the half of it. My crappy CVS brand rechargeable batteries ran out so I didn't get any pictures of of the super-awesome gnarly parts of the trail. Those are just the vistas.
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I could be wrong but you got the tires on the wrong wheels. If you put the rear tire on the rear wheel it might help the climbing. Also the tire you have the rear wheel is directional and you have it on backwards. Maybe this is your preference, but the tires are designed for a certain purpose and using them as designed will help all around.
Nope. It is supposed to be a front specific tire. I find that the tread better (at least for climbing) going this way. I think I'm going to replace it anyways as I'm missing a bunch of chips out of it from my hackish no brake rock garden riding.
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That's not even the half of it. My crappy CVS brand rechargeable batteries ran out so I didn't get any pictures of of the super-awesome gnarly parts of the trail. Those are just the vistas.
Kansas sucks.
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Nice bike. I really like that shade of red.
thanks.

Its what led me to buy the bike honestly, all the other Kona's where white, green, blue etc.. this one was like BAM HERE I AM!!!!!
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I took a decent picture of it on the trail today, Ill post it up in a bit..'

it was dusk out, and the red seemed to have this cool tint to it, looked nice.
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Here is my brand spanking new 2010 Cannondale F5. I have plenty of road bikes I could post photos of but I will hold off on that. Cannondale did a bunch of updates for 2010 including a new lighter frame and a new fork from RST that has a 1.5" steerer tube. I did just pick up some Time ROC ATAC to replace the flats in the photo...now I need to get out on the trails...hopefully this weekend.
Nice looking bike.

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Nice looking bike.


Is 1.5 going to be the new thing?

I see they've gone from 1'' to 1 1/8

now I'm starting to hear about this 1.5'' stuff. Is there any significant advantages, besides having more metal up front?
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That looks like a great trail. Wish we had something like
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Kansas sucks.
Granted I haven't lived here all that long, but I don't believe
Missouri is any better. I confess I miss the trails in Texas,
and being able to ride them in January/February without
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thanks.

Its what led me to buy the bike honestly, all the other Kona's where white, green, blue etc.. this one was like BAM HERE I AM!!!!!
lol.

I took a decent picture of it on the trail today, Ill post it up in a bit..'

it was dusk out, and the red seemed to have this cool tint to it, looked nice.
My first mountain bike back in 1999 was a Specialized Hardrock in red, very
similar to the color of your Kona. That bike is long gone, but I still remember it - and several
of the "learning experiences" acquired with it.
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Nice looking bike.


Is 1.5 going to be the new thing?

I see they've gone from 1'' to 1 1/8

now I'm starting to hear about this 1.5'' stuff. Is there any significant advantages, besides having more metal up front?
I don't know. I know Cannondale went there when they started doing the Headshock and then used it for the Lefty...so in theory I could put a Lefty on there. I also know I road bikes they use a 1.5" lower bearing to increase stiffness on CF bikes (Cannondale actually did tests that show no significant added stiffness for an AL bike).

That is about all I know about it.
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Actually, Cannondale used the 1 1/4" headset when they came out with the Headshok. So now young Cheeto...you have 1", 1 1/8", 1 1/4", and the good ol' 1 1/2". Oh yeah...lemme throw another coal on the fire for you. Tapered steerer tubes. 1 1/2" lower headset cup with 1 1/8" top cup.
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