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Old 07-08-11, 07:09 AM   #1
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A bucket of bikes...

I was thinking about the "Bucket List" with regard to bicycles. Not places to ride...b/c that bucket list is endless, but your bicycle gear bucket list. What's on it?


I still want a 7-8" FR dually (dual crown).
SantaCruz Bullit / 36Vanilla 180 AM Build...30#'ish
Surly Big Dummy or Xtracycle to haul my kids and stuff.
Surly Pug or some other Wildfire style PhatBike.
Twinny-fo, beeeyotches!!! I'd love to have a nice short ST long TT 24" bike "a-la" DannyMac.


Always wanted a burly'ish short travel FR/Slopstyle type rig...Tuesday
Did the Rigid SS thing. Liked it for its intended purpose
Will probably always have an AMHT

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Oh, and I'd like Niki Gudex to help me pedal (she can have her choice of positions).


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I don't have zits and I'm not stoopid!

Besides...what I meant by AMHT was All MUP Hardtail.
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I'm pretty sure I want a Pug too, but never ridden one.

Other than that:

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We talking about within reason or...not within reason at all?

Kind of within reason, as in I don't have the money now, but it maybe someday in the future, I'd like to put an F120 on the AS-R to slacken it out a little bit. Ditch the clipless for good and put on a pair of Straitlines. Shorter stem to tighten up the cockpit a little...maybe a Thomson X4 50mm. Adjustable seatpost...maybe a Command Post or something. And a pair of I9s.
Also Strokers and X.9 on the Komodo.
And replace the DMR Drone with either a Tonic Fab Fall Guy or a USB Molly. With an 831 in front.

No longer really within reason, I'd like a tricked out 24" trail bike. I love my DJ. I love how nimble it is, I love how much fun it is to ride, and I love the little wheels. IMO the industry is going in the WROOONG direction with 29ers. I'd like to find a custom builder who can put together a 24 for me. Full-suspension, maybe 5" or 5.5" front and back or whatever they think they can put on there without the geometry being totally wonky. 1x9, ideally SRAM X.9 or X.0, don't care. Probably aluminum. Guess it would have to have a regular 26" fork, but that's not without precedent (like I have in my "within reason" category with the 831), so put TALAS up front and an RP23 in the back. I figure it would land somewhere between the DJ and a 26" trail bike as far as how it rides. If it's even possible...which it might not be, and a custom builder might laugh me right out of their shop. But damn, it would be cool.

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^^ Not quite 'trail bike,' but how about a Big Hit Grom?

If you could get the geometry dialed back (shorter shock?), you could run a 24 up front on one of the 'small-wheel' BigHits. It would still have a 'grown-up' feel with small hoops. Except it would be a tank.
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^^ Not quite 'trail bike,' but how about a Big Hit Grom?

If you could get the geometry dialed back (shorter shock?), you could run a 24 up front on one of the 'small-wheel' BigHits. It would still have a 'grown-up' feel with small hoops. Except it would be a tank.
I was watching the first "Jib" the other night. If you watch Danny Swan, it looks like he's on a Lawwill 8 with 24" wheels. That's one of the coolest looking rides of all times. I think you could do a number of different duallies with 24's on both ends. I assume a taller BB height bike would be more ideal.
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I've seen a couple of them like that...BigHit Grom, Commencal Supreme 24, Norco B-Line. Might be a little downhill-ish for what I ride, but if I saw one on Craigslist, I'd totally go look at it and see how it rides at least. I ride an XS XC bike and my 20" has a 20.0" TT, so I doubt the kiddie sizing will bother me that much. Would be interesting for sure, and would push it out of the "wishful thinking" category and into the "after I'm done with grad school and have money again" category.
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A guy I used to ride with years ago (99 I think) had a Elsworth Dare he had set up with 8x8, (I think) 24" double wides, with 3" gazzalodies - and a triple. He loved that bike and could ride it up and down most anything.
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As for a bbl ( bike bucket list) I will always have my Litespeed ht - I consider it an AMHT (@ 24#s ready to ride). Also, I was going to turn my old Litespeed into a ss - but my son took it, probably make the change, with that fancy eccentric Paul rear hub, when I get it back. But something I will get in the next year or two is a lighter 6x6 (specialized enduro evo, yeti (don't get too excited D), or a couple others. I have had a couple long travel trail bikes - but after taking an evo out a couple weeks ago, I can tell they are even better now.
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For me, maybe an XC full-suspension bike. Working at a Trek dealer, that would translate into one of the Top Fuels. But then again, I really need to start saving for retirement, and blowing multi-thousands of dollars a year on race bikes is a good way to end up living in a cardboard box someday
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Tell ya what mech, if ya end up living in a van down by the river, we'll at least stop by once a week and take ya out for a good dinner .
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Retirement? You’ve got to live for the moment Dude…Think of it as a camping vacation.
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Oh, and I'd like Niki Gudex to help me pedal (she can have her choice of positions).

I don't mind following a woman/her lead, she gets to sit up front on that ride.
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I'm pretty sure I want a Pug too, but never ridden one.
Count me in on that Pugsley adventure ride. I test rode a TommiSea once, not sure if that really counts as crossing a fat bike with 4" balloon tires off the bucket list ? It's definitely a different feel even if it was only around the parking lot & block of the Adventure shop.

Aside from that, I like your alternative, the Ritchey P-21, refreshing to see that not everyone wants shock absorbers for forks & rear suspension.
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