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Old 05-31-11, 04:26 PM   #1526
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dont paint it. it's only going to get more scratched. I like the rattlecan look.
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Old 05-31-11, 04:30 PM   #1527
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Just noticed this - - diggin' the mini-chopper in the background. But . . . is that a twin I'm seing? An old 160 or 175 engine?
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Thanks for the feedback.....and the mini chopper in the background isn't actually a mini chopper....it is just a project of mine....a super low chopper with an old Kawasaki KZ-750 twin motor
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Old 06-01-11, 11:24 PM   #1529
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Looks very nice. Did not realize it was that large displacement of a mill. Looks like it will be fun.
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Not much, but just picked her up tonight! First real mountain bike and I got it for a steal!


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My humble ebay budget trail-beater build - $25 frame, $50 Marzo fork, $95 Weinmann/Deore wheelset, Alivio drivetrain, BB7 brakes, <$400 total spent

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Stock except for Oury grips, Sram chain, spd pedals, and Bontrager saddle. Plus accessories. Picture taken on the Shoreline trail in Salt Lake City, Utah.


.... Yeah that's a coffee mug, lol. Didn't finish it before leaving so I decided to bring it with me.
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Old 06-05-11, 03:37 PM   #1533
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My birthday gift to myself.
Mojo SL - SLX build w/ Fox 32 RLC 140. Fox RP23 suppleness and DW-link-o-licious!!!
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Old 06-05-11, 06:53 PM   #1534
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My humble ebay budget trail-beater build - $25 frame, $50 Marzo fork, $95 Weinmann/Deore wheelset, Alivio drivetrain, BB7 brakes, <$400 total spent

Love it. Got alotta character
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Old 06-05-11, 06:59 PM   #1535
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I've since sold the Seven Sola and the Ellsworth Rogue. I replaced the Rogue with a Knolly Delirium. [IMG][/IMG]
I like it too.

Somehow it seems like the answer to all those threads whether to rebuild some POS (I'm in that dilemma now with the Tass) or jump into something new. The new bikes are just way cooler.

OMG!!!

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Old 06-06-11, 05:49 AM   #1536
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Love it. Got alotta character
Thanks. It's the best handling bike I've built so far. The objective was to end up with something with decent performance, but that I wouldn't feel bad when it gets beat up a bit. I can actually afford a lot more bike, but I figure riding this level of bike for a while will make me a better rider in the end (and you don't miss what you never had). Plus I have a building addiction (GT Avalanche frame currently in progress).
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Old 06-06-11, 10:20 AM   #1537
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My birthday gift to myself.
Mojo SL - SLX build w/ Fox 32 RLC 140. Fox RP23 suppleness and DW-link-o-licious!!!
Holy hell that's a swanky looking bike! I like it though, looks smooth.
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Stock except for Oury grips, Sram chain, spd pedals, and Bontrager saddle. Plus accessories. Picture taken on the Shoreline trail in Salt Lake City, Utah.


.... Yeah that's a coffee mug, lol. Didn't finish it before leaving so I decided to bring it with me.
Now that right there is what it's all about!!
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CHEAP EBAY FIND. SURLY 1X1 CONVERTED TO 1X8 W/ A DECENT MARZOCCHI FORK. I LIKE RIDIN' FAT TIRES.

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CHEAP EBAY FIND. SURLY 1X1 CONVERTED TO 1X8 W/ A DECENT MARZOCCHI FORK. I LIKE RIDIN' FAT TIRES.
Wow, you rode there on June 7th, 2011? What kind of time machine do you have?
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Wow, you rode there on June 7th, 2011? What kind of time machine do you have?
I just realized my mistake. Can't believe I did that. I'll have to fix it.
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Old 06-07-11, 12:40 PM   #1542
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Not my most fun or exhilarating machine but it is an efficient, utilitarian tool:



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Old 06-07-11, 01:36 PM   #1543
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Ah, a true man of the people, copping to riding a mere mortal bike. Admirable. (I'm not kidding BTW)
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Old 06-09-11, 05:51 PM   #1544
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:d

IT. IS. FINISHED!!
Pic attached. Shout out to Snazzy for hookin me up with the fork, Ed for answerin a few questions I had, and the general BF grouches that put up with my dumb questions along the way.
It turned out to look ALOT better than I expected. It's a heap of really, really random parts.
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I've had this bike for six years and have never taken decent pics of it. It came as a Shimano Deore LX build. I have modified it a bit here and there, but this spring right before riding season I bit the bullet and did some serious upgrades. The bike weighs 24.2lbs with pedals as pictured.

1. XT front derailluer


2. Saint brakes


3. Salsa carbon riser bar and the 7 degree stem were installed a few years ago, as were the XTR shifters. Loving these saint brake levers though!


4. X9 rear cassette and chain to go along with the new XTR cables I installed. Drivetrain worked like a dream until last night when I whacked my crank on a rock.


5. The whole bike. It's by no means a top of the line machine, but I love it so much. I bought it knowing nothing about mountain bikes because it was on sale and looked cool but I've grown to the point where I'll upgrade this bike forever before I go buy a new 29'er. I hang with most of the guys from the LBS on shop rides anyway and they are on 29'ers.
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Old 06-09-11, 06:37 PM   #1546
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This was my first rig, a Specialized Rockhopper FS A1 Comp with full Shimano STX, I had upgraded the Rear Dérailleur to a Deore XT unit, I bought the bike new in 1995...



About a month ago, I found this while wiping it down after a ride...



OUCH!

Soooo... this is my new rig, courtesy of Specialized
Built on a 2010 Hardrock Pro A1 frame.



Most everything from the old bike was installed on this one except for the front Dérailleur, it has now been upgraded to a Deore XT unit as well We put a new chain on too, since the old one was pretty rough.
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Old 06-10-11, 01:10 PM   #1548
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Mid ride photo opp from this morning....trying to get in a few more rides before the upgrade, well the frame that is...


And this will be the new frame with same components aside from a better crank (SLX)

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dude, the 90s called, they want their 135mm stem back! LOL, jk... well not really.

I assume the replacement for the cracked frame was an easy transaction?
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IT. IS. FINISHED!!
Pic attached. Shout out to Snazzy for hookin me up with the fork, Ed for answerin a few questions I had, and the general BF grouches that put up with my dumb questions along the way.
It turned out to look ALOT better than I expected. It's a heap of really, really random parts.
nice looking bike, now go ride the crap out of it.
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