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    The Airborne Goblin is a solid value at that...

    The Airborne Goblin is a solid value at that price range, mail order only though.

    If you look at REI, see if they have one of their semi-regular 20% off coupons going on.
  2. Maybe for hydraulic brakes, but the very common...

    Maybe for hydraulic brakes, but the very common Avid BB7 mechanical brakes are both reliable and common, so you'll probably come across some.
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    They should be able to do a warranty repair or...

    They should be able to do a warranty repair or replacement on just the brakes if they were actually faulty.
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    I'm not saying 26ers are good or bad, but that...

    I'm not saying 26ers are good or bad, but that the market isn't valuing them now. Example: a guy on our club board was offering up a mid grade set of 26" wheels... for free (I took them for a...
  5. I've done a similar setup on my Crosscheck. The...

    I've done a similar setup on my Crosscheck. The chainstays are long enough, and chains are flexible enough, that having a chainline off a few mm doesn't make any noticeable difference.
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    I wouldn't pay more than $500 or so: - it's a...

    I wouldn't pay more than $500 or so:

    - it's a 26er, and that market is almost dead

    - it's a Sobo, and lightweight aluminum race frames have a limited life.

    - if it's not disc compatible,...
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    I owned both a Camper and a Super C at the same...

    I owned both a Camper and a Super C at the same time, and sold off the Camper. I didn't find the Camper significantly bigger in actual use (I think the actual LxWxH dimensions are very similar, I...
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    I would suggest something like this: ...

    I would suggest something like this:

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=35881&category=703

    ~400mm long, 1-1/8" threadless, and eyelets. Cheap, too. Don't bother...
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    At 6'3", I can fit myself and a my 6'1"ish buddy...

    At 6'3", I can fit myself and a my 6'1"ish buddy (or my two small boys) in my Eureka Spitfire 2, and it's reasonably light and cheap.
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    Off to the library, through a cold wind and...

    Off to the library, through a cold wind and scattered snow flurries:

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4NmQUxzmBwg/UpZuFXKskVI/AAAAAAAAMLw/1PGlzNeD4Pg/s912/Surly%2520CC%252011-13%25201.JPG
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    The bars working name is the "crazy bar" It's...

    The bars working name is the "crazy bar" It's supposed to be available this month or next. See: http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2013/06/new-handlebars-keeping-it-weird.html
  12. The Airborne Guardian gets a lot of love over on...

    The Airborne Guardian gets a lot of love over on mtbr.com. Looks like a pretty good budget bike.
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    It's funny, I was really looking forward to this...

    It's funny, I was really looking forward to this as my next around town/kid puller/camping bike, but lately I'm thinking of the Campeur instead. I don't need the single-speedability of the Camargue...
  14. The Straggler is also available in black. You...

    The Straggler is also available in black. You could probably also get a Gunnar for around that budget.
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    Sounds like fun! I recently did a stealth S24O...

    Sounds like fun! I recently did a stealth S24O with my oldest son to a city open space:

    http://bikingtoplay.blogspot.com/2013/10/s24o-to-stealth-spot_13.html

    I'm always keeping my eyes open for...
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    Nothing a black Cross Check can't do: ...

    Nothing a black Cross Check can't do:

    http://bikingtoplay.blogspot.com/2013/10/ways-to-build-surly-cross-check.html
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    Usually, Surly seems to release all their new...

    Usually, Surly seems to release all their new specs at once. My guess is the CC's current colors will carry over for next year.
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    I alternate between a Salsa 17* bar with bar...

    I alternate between a Salsa 17* bar with bar ends:

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Y1iiMQHcoEI/TpuDqrPPlEI/AAAAAAAAFbg/plyaGRV3Wow/s912/IMG_3263.jpg


    and an On One Mary, sometimes with...
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    You may also want to check out the Camargue ...

    You may also want to check out the Camargue that VO is coming out with this winter, seems like a good combo of responsive + tour capable + 26" wheels (in the smaller sizes). I've been pondering the...
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    Since you already have a Handsome Devil, why not...

    Since you already have a Handsome Devil, why not look at the XOXO?
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    I'm just a good ol' boy, never meaning no harm,...

    I'm just a good ol' boy,
    never meaning no harm,
    beats all you ever saw,
    been in trouble with the law,
    since the day I was born.
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    I took my seven year out for his first ride on...

    I took my seven year out for his first ride on real mountain bike trail:

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1gIWvImuaZY/UlCvaJTObBI/AAAAAAAAL1Y/Dei56h7lGU8/s912/IMG_0530.JPG

    I put more details...
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    A rigid steel 29er is my basic go-to bike. I've...

    A rigid steel 29er is my basic go-to bike. I've had a few of them over the years.
  24. Look used. Pretty much everyone wants disc brake...

    Look used. Pretty much everyone wants disc brake compatibility now (along with 29" or 650b), so these types of wheels go pretty cheap.
  25. Thread: 69ers?

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    Lately, I've been fighting the temptation to make...

    Lately, I've been fighting the temptation to make a 69er build with my Blackbuck fork and one of these frames.

    But I need to clear some space first.
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