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04-16-17, 05:49 PM
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Posted By ed

I think the last word has been said. If anyone...

I think the last word has been said. If anyone knows, it's going to be our good Mr Kelly.
02-01-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,387,975
Posted By ed

Thx, CX3. It's like the 5th rebuild on this...

Thx, CX3. It's like the 5th rebuild on this frame. I love it too much!
01-07-17, 09:36 PM
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Posted By ed

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h28/chelboed/Bik...

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h28/chelboed/Bike/IMG_20161231_154011241-picsay_zpsw3rhe3ob.jpg...
12-05-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,597
Posted By ed

Word

Word
12-05-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,597
Posted By ed

Tru:thumb::thumb: Instigator is a beefy...

Tru:thumb::thumb:

Instigator is a beefy fork.

KM and 1x1 arent too bad. I have used the Kona P2 and liked it a great deal.
12-04-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,597
Posted By ed

Enve is a waste of money unless you're loaded or...

Enve is a waste of money unless you're loaded or racing for money. To say that you should buy an Enve fork without even trying one yourself seems a bit near sighted. I'm sure they're fine, but given...
11-29-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,865
Posted By ed

People are all missing the OP's point. He wants a...

People are all missing the OP's point. He wants a tiny bike that will fit in his car easily. Cannondale Hooligan, Origin 8 Bully, etc...

He doesn't want a 29er
11-25-16, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,865
Posted By ed

Burro Bikes used to make a 20" fat tire mountain...

Burro Bikes used to make a 20" fat tire mountain bike made exactly for this. Google Burro Bikes bicycle and prepare to wait for a used one on eBay/Craigslist. The Cannondale Hooligan with knobbies...
08-01-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By ed

http://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-biking/549940-k...

http://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-biking/549940-kickstands.html
08-01-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By ed

I love both ends of the spectrum. I have a 6"...

I love both ends of the spectrum. I have a 6" dually and a rigid. Both are 26", both are All Mountain, both will shred hard.

My rigid bike utilizes a 2005 Komodo FreerideHardtail frame coupled...
08-01-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By ed

Heckler is the best bike I've ever owned. As D...

Heckler is the best bike I've ever owned. As D says...High/forward single pivot is something magical and always has been. Heckler has always been a well recieved ride in its simplicity. The...
12-01-13, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By ed

http://www.identitibikes.com/products-details.php?...

http://www.identitibikes.com/products-details.php?id=FKITRBA

Worst case, you could use the Identiti mounts and either shim or make your own back strap for them.
12-01-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By ed

Measure the diameter and look up Identiti canti...

Measure the diameter and look up Identiti canti mounts. They make some for their rigid line up that may work perfectly.
12-01-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By ed

:thumb: Your username has to go.;)

:thumb: Your username has to go.;)
11-05-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 23,045
Posted By ed

Me too...26+ sounds phun!

Me too...26+ sounds phun!
11-03-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By ed

Ooooooo...like! That one will work well....

Ooooooo...like!

That one will work well. Heck if you don't like it, you can always drop it. My experience though...more travel = more smile.
10-30-13, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By ed

I learned all my technique from the "Taken for...

I learned all my technique from the "Taken for granted...techniques for new riders" sticky.
10-30-13, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By ed

Dang straight it'll handle it! ...

Dang straight it'll handle it!
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h28/chelboed/Progression%20of%20a%20Komodo/DSC03134.jpg

Works well with 140 too....
10-27-13, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By ed

I enjoy both. Makes an old trail new. Makes a...

I enjoy both. Makes an old trail new. Makes a good rider better. Makes a poor man appreciate what he has.

2006 broken chainstay on my XLT. Received the 80's rigid Raleigh as gift to keep me on the...
10-27-13, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By ed

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h28/chelboed/ima...

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h28/chelboed/images_zpsa6255c78.jpg
10-23-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,556
Posted By ed

And as you grow taller...hi rise is your friend,...

And as you grow taller...hi rise is your friend, hahaha.

My red ProTaper moved over to my heckler. I tried a syncros bulk 710x40mm, but I didn't like the width and sweep compared to the ProTaper....
10-22-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By ed

Got my first bike when I lived on a farm. (7y.o.)...

Got my first bike when I lived on a farm. (7y.o.) Watched "Rad"...had to learn to bunnyhop. Moved to city@ age 12. Ride around town...acid drops off ledges, etc... Switched to skateboarding. Ollie...
10-19-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By ed

My wife the skeptic...

I got home from my ride on the rigid today and told my wife..."Wow, after a couple rides on the Heckler...that rigid is a rough ride." (obvious)

So she said (mind you, my wife isn't even a...
10-19-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,556
Posted By ed

I be liking my bars like I likes ma'women...tall...

I be liking my bars like I likes ma'women...tall and wide.


I just ditched my 685x40mm EA70 bar for another ProTaper 720x50mm. Never been more comfortable.



Btw...cycle club sports has them...
10-09-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By ed

Well...if you can put together the scratch, my...

Well...if you can put together the scratch, my Hope Pro 2 / DT EX5.1d setup has lasted since 2006. It's about time to rebuild the rear, but they've been abused and loved. A good set of wheels is a...
10-08-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By ed

XT/Rhyno lite is very affordable. Like $160 hand...

XT/Rhyno lite is very affordable. Like $160 hand built. Excellent
10-08-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By ed

How is your front wheel? Maybe since you have a...

How is your front wheel? Maybe since you have a suspension fork, you can put the whole $300 toward relaxing the rear wheel with a nice sealed bearing hub/721.
10-08-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By ed

You may be able to swing an XT/ 721/729 build. ...

You may be able to swing an XT/ 721/729 build.

XT is a good cup and cone hub that is cheap and you could run a single speed tensioner just in case you later decide to move back to a rear...
10-07-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,996
Posted By ed

My initial build was a freeride hardtail around...

My initial build was a freeride hardtail around 34#
http://www.pedalroom.com/p/2005-jamis-komodo-3879_4.jpg

Slimmed it down to a 26.5# for XC trail riding:...
10-07-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,996
Posted By ed

I don't know of Dan was joking around or being...

I don't know of Dan was joking around or being serious but this kind of thread usually causes me to say what he said. I'm a big fan of the Komodo. I still have two of them. My 2005 has never been...
10-06-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By ed

I second what Dan has explained. I have a fairly...

I second what Dan has explained. I have a fairly new Sektor and it's been a chore getting the stiction out of it. It's a great fork and it finally works as I want it too, but it's been a journey...
10-06-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By ed

Seat_boy...nice blog, man. Digg it. Well...

Seat_boy...nice blog, man. Digg it.

Well y'all...I just got back from the trail and I'm really satisfied. It performed as expected in some ways and totally surprised me in others.

1. Super...
10-06-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By ed

So I finally met up with the local guy with the...

So I finally met up with the local guy with the XT disc Mavic wheel that he let me have for $20. Straight and true. Even tension. Awesome. My local bike shop hooked me up with a donated 160mm rotor...
10-03-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By ed

Good call. Been looking there. Got a guy...

Good call. Been looking there. Got a guy somewhere round here that had an XT 6 bolt/mavic something he said he'd sell me for $20. I just need to find an opportunity to hook up and get it.


Kinda...
10-03-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By ed

It's going to be quite the punisher for sure....

It's going to be quite the punisher for sure. Super stout and strong equates to no flex in the chop. I'll have to combat that with tire pressure.
10-03-13, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By ed

Lovin crap! This thing is fun! ...

Lovin crap! This thing is fun!




http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h28/chelboed/Progression%20of%20a%20Komodo/IMAG0956-1-1-1_zpsd2a327a7.jpg...
10-03-13, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By ed

Pics

Pics
10-03-13, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,404
Posted By ed

The gap is only around 2.5' drop and around 4'...

The gap is only around 2.5' drop and around 4' long. It's not so bad. If the open space wasn't there and it was only a 2.5' drop...most people wouldn't think twice. It's just mental.



...
10-02-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By ed

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h28/chelboed/Pro...

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h28/chelboed/Progression%20of%20a%20Komodo/IMAG0953-1-1_zps989c1223.jpg...
10-02-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By ed

Yo! My frame is a 2005 so it's all external. The...

Yo! My frame is a 2005 so it's all external. The 2004 (as D stated) was 44mm....so it would have worked on that one, but I got rid of the 2004 in favor of the burlier 2005. I love this frame. I'd...
10-01-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,738
Posted By ed

http://rmhwonline.com/images/Rust_03.jpghttp://i.d...

http://rmhwonline.com/images/Rust_03.jpghttp://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/11/10/article-1084411-0269CA34000005DC-109_468x307.jpg
09-30-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,738
Posted By ed

Larger front than rear is cutting edge. 343462

Larger front than rear is cutting edge.
343462
09-30-13, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,404
Posted By ed

Built a new little gap feature this weekend... ...

Built a new little gap feature this weekend...

Turn off from main trail by the 1st guardrail section:...
09-22-13, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By ed

Steel is real! They're doing many 650b...

Steel is real!

They're doing many 650b bikes, but I don't care about XC stuff in this thread, so the Nemesis, XCT, etc...will not be posted by me.

The Dragon 650 however, is slack and steel....
09-22-13, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By ed

Beefcake 650b thread...

Let's see them peeps!

Hardtail / dually...bring it.

Jamis is really jumping in with both feet. They've been doing 650b longer than many other mfgrs...hope they come out with a Komodo-B some...
09-22-13, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By ed

I passed it on to my wife. She said maybe between...

I passed it on to my wife. She said maybe between her and her parents, they can swing it for Christmas.
09-18-13, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By ed

Oh Snap! Crap man...may have to get out the...

Oh Snap!

Crap man...may have to get out the credit card. How did I miss that one, Dan? Is it a new listing?
09-18-13, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By ed

You can't sell a legend. :lol: Yeah man, I...

You can't sell a legend. :lol:

Yeah man, I ride it frequently. The geometry of the bike is perfect for a hardtail. Long spacious TT for my long arms, semi slack, beefy. Love it. It just needs to...
09-17-13, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,480
Posted By ed

No more forks out there for me?

I've noticed now that everyone has gone QR15 and Tapered...you just can't find a good deal on an OEM overstock or cheap used fork. I was entertaining the thought of finding a good suspension fork for...
09-14-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,001
Posted By ed

That's not terrible. At least you know you're...

That's not terrible. At least you know you're trying.

I haven't wrecked/bailed much til this year. We opened new tech trail and I've gone OTB 3-4 times. Had to sew up my own elbow a few weeks ago....
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