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Old 10-06-06, 03:31 PM   #13876
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you might be a luddite, but I've never owned a bike with suspension at all.. back in my hardcore mountain bike riding/racing days in the early to mid 90's I was riding a rigid (steel) Giant ATX-780. And that means I've never ridden a bike with suspension off road. The only bikes with any suspension I've ridden at all were a rental bike in Vancouver and a couple test rides on mountain bikes in parking lots.

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Old 10-06-06, 04:27 PM   #13877
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I caught a 43 inch Chinook Salmon in the Humber today on my fly rod YAAY, me sooooo HAPPY,,,, so any rides tonight oh I mett eyefloater last night too
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Old 10-06-06, 05:02 PM   #13879
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K - donut ride? !
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Old 10-06-06, 06:08 PM   #13880
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The bike is great! I haven't ridden with gears for so long, its pretty fun. I managed to snap the chain (!!!) already, so I took out the damaged link and put the chain back together with my chain tool. Now the cassette is making funny noises every so often. How many links can I remove before the chain is too short? Also cantilever brakes are annoying to adjust (at least for me). Chris king rear hubs make a crazy buzzing noise when you coast.

Also gears let you go really really fast. Its astonishing, and I wasn't even using the big chainring at all.

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Old 10-06-06, 06:40 PM   #13881
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n. How many links can I remove before the chain is too short?
It's too short when you go big big and your bike explodes.
Also too short when your RD is nearly horizontal on big big.


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The bike is great! I haven't ridden with gears for so long, its pretty fun. I managed to snap the chain (!!!) already, so I took out the damaged link and put the chain back together with my chain tool. Now the cassette is making funny noises every so often. How many links can I remove before the chain is too short? Also cantilever brakes are annoying to adjust (at least for me). Chris king rear hubs make a crazy buzzing noise when you coast.

Also gears let you go really really fast. Its astonishing, and I wasn't even using the big chainring at all.
What is this bike that you speak of? sounds like it has some pretty fancy parts on 'er
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Unless I've completely lost my mind I'm almost certain that's about what they were. They've always seemed to be in a different stratosphere.
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I just saw the Trailer Park Boys movie tonight.

It was fuçkin great.
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Old 10-07-06, 07:09 AM   #13885
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What is this bike that you speak of? sounds like it has some pretty fancy parts on 'er
Soma Doublecross
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aye, ultegra parts and chris king/mavic wheels

Anyone want to go for a ride today?
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Old 10-07-06, 10:46 AM   #13887
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prolly goin 4 a ride later on...around 5 if anyones feelin it...
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Old 10-07-06, 10:51 AM   #13888
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ps. if anyone's interested in watching the Battlestar Galactica season premiere (shiznaz?), I'm going to watch it tomorrow at 5:00. It's playing tonight at 9:00 as well, but I'm going to be out. Please rsvp.
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tomorrow at 5:00? no can do... gotta be at dinner by 6pm.

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Old 10-07-06, 11:32 AM   #13890
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Dude you scooped a piece of history.
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I can't find anything about lofox on the net after 1995 newgroup posts
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Old 10-07-06, 12:13 PM   #13892
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see this article?
http://joeclark.org/fullface.html
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Old 10-07-06, 12:23 PM   #13893
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I found that article. Didn't read it though. So the Lofox came in only one model and then the company folded after making only 9000 of them. SWEET!
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Old 10-07-06, 12:38 PM   #13894
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I think it's the same lofox that tried to make snowboards in quebec in the early mid 80's.... then I think the shaper ended up doing burton and lamar boards.... from the searching I've been doing, it looks like there might be a connection to Troy Lee Designs somehow. You know how designers go from one company to another over their careers

I don;t know if you are collector of such things but you might want to reconsider the decorating. though being a giant piece of foam you could do sooo much cool haloweeny stuff to it
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Old 10-07-06, 01:07 PM   #13895
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I was thinking of just using various colours of electrical tape to give it teeth and eyes etc.
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Just in time for the halloween CM ride?
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Old 10-07-06, 02:04 PM   #13897
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got your pink bunny suit ready OP ???
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Old 10-07-06, 02:47 PM   #13898
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one more reason why i like japan.
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Old 10-07-06, 04:03 PM   #13899
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dude.. it so obviously needs to be made into Pac-Man.
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I was riding some of the don mountain bike trails on my CX and some dude on a big burly downhill bike was like "You need bigger tires" and I was like "You need a smaller mouth" but I actually just said "Uh-huh.." and kept going.

This bike is fun.
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