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11-29-16, 06:27 AM
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Posted By osco53

Uh Oh,, Post #23, I did It, I am not perfect,...

Uh Oh,, Post #23, I did It, I am not perfect, Human I am,, I've enjoyed this forum, It has always been fun....

Later
11-29-16, 06:22 AM
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Posted By osco53

I've puked on my bike more than once. I bleed...

I've puked on my bike more than once.
I bleed on my bikes, many times, I crash really well.
Several decades ago I rode mountain bikes, rim brakes, no suspension, rode motor cross also.

Only been...
11-29-16, 06:15 AM
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Posted By osco53

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but...

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts.

This one Is priceless, Love It

In this thread you have presented your opinions, based on your own self-admitted lack of...
11-29-16, 06:00 AM
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Posted By osco53

Some of you people need to re think all of this....

Some of you people need to re think all of this. I mean really ?

I make comments on articles I have read,
I post observations from my riding experiences, based on the bikes I have been on and...
11-26-16, 08:58 PM
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Views: 8,152
Posted By osco53

Don't forget to wrap that chain stay, I use a...

Don't forget to wrap that chain stay, I use a Lizard skin, a bike tube works just as well.

Your chain will beat on the stay, and make Its mark In short order,
Plus the Lizard skin or the tube...
11-26-16, 08:49 PM
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Posted By osco53

Looks like you got the Raidon air fork, a good...

Looks like you got the Raidon air fork, a good one. I had a Raidon on my 29er, was very happy with it once it was broken In, Break in/smoothing it out took about 100 miles, then small adjustments...
11-26-16, 08:27 PM
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Posted By osco53

Better ask FrozenK about this but from what...

Better ask FrozenK about this but from what little I know a plus bike would be no where near as capable in the snow as a full on fat bike.

I've looked at the Walmart plus bike, no thanks.
Most...
11-26-16, 08:14 PM
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Views: 5,436
Posted By osco53

Yeah I should have said as far as I have seen,...

Yeah I should have said as far as I have seen, based on what I have actually been on,, Not :
"IMO The Bucksaw Is the best full suspension full on fat bike out there."

(IMO) means, In my opinion,...
11-26-16, 02:29 PM
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Posted By osco53

That's what I do, the other reason I hate crowded...

That's what I do, the other reason I hate crowded streets Is I feel breathing In all that exhaust poison Is quietly killing us. I feel no benefit to my health riding in the carbon monoxide river that...
11-26-16, 01:48 PM
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Posted By osco53

You got me, I have never seen or herd of the Foes...

You got me, I have never seen or herd of the Foes Other than one magazine review that I promptly dismissed and forgot about due to the cost. Never thought of the Salsa against a fat bike in that...
11-26-16, 11:10 AM
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Posted By osco53

Why would the Large suddenly grow by 20 MM. ...

Why would the Large suddenly grow by 20 MM.
Longer top tubes put us naturally lower, Lower Is faster,
Longer top tubes let us run shorter stems, Shorter stem bikes steer with less, 'Tiller'...
11-26-16, 10:41 AM
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Posted By osco53

Observations:

Getting my Scale plus dialed in now.

The most noticeable thing so far Is how less worn out I am at rides end and how much less work I have to do with my upper body. I am completing longer single...
11-26-16, 10:35 AM
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Views: 5,436
Posted By osco53

I know another rider who rides the Salsa...

I know another rider who rides the Salsa Bucksaw,, google that one, IMO, From my point of view the Bucksaw Is the best full suspension full on fat bike I've seen to date.
Anyway he said he can feel...
11-26-16, 10:24 AM
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Views: 8,152
Posted By osco53

Knowledge Is power... A few secrets for your...

Knowledge Is power...

A few secrets for your lower back Issues.

Work up to 1000 crunches a week slowly, a strong core helps support you taking the load off your back.

Set your fork up a bit...
11-26-16, 10:12 AM
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Views: 8,152
Posted By osco53

Extremely good well written review and take on...

Extremely good well written review and take on these new plus bikes from a newer riders point of view.

I started on a 29er HT when companies were rushing out these bikes to catch up on lost sales....
11-24-16, 07:12 AM
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Views: 1,039
Posted By osco53

I miss flat pedals, had a good pair, but for my...

I miss flat pedals, had a good pair, but for my kind of riding I had to also wear shin guards because the spikes on the pedals would poke some really nasty holes In my shins. I ride and I crash at...
11-23-16, 06:48 AM
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Posted By osco53

Ok Older Mtb riders,, I have moved from a full...

Ok Older Mtb riders,, I have moved from a full suspension Scott Spark to a HT Scott Scale 720 Plus bike

And am so glad I did. The bike is NOT slow at all.

There Is a two mile two track Into my...
11-23-16, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By osco53

I ride a 2x10 with a mid cage,, Hate long...

I ride a 2x10 with a mid cage,,
Hate long cages, too much chain to manage, more noise..

A clutched derailleur is far better for chain management,, just sayin.

Most 10 speed hubs can take an...
11-23-16, 06:11 AM
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Views: 1,373
Posted By osco53

From your question's op,, your showing me your...

From your question's op,, your showing me your skill/knowledge level on this,,,

You should find a local bike shop you like and trust if possible, and let them advise you. For this free advise you...
11-23-16, 06:03 AM
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Views: 1,039
Posted By osco53

Remove the pump and mount, bottle cage and light,...

Remove the pump and mount, bottle cage and light, Get a Camelbak, all your stuff goes In there. Why you ask ?

Because If you go cartwheeling down the mountain and come away from the bike and have...
11-23-16, 05:47 AM
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Views: 1,039
Posted By osco53

Motobecane Titanium,, ok cool beans ...

Motobecane Titanium,, ok cool beans

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fly_teamti_29_xo_20_xiv.htm

XTR tranny,
Some nice Ritchey bits, bar, stem, seat post,,,nice.
The fork, I'm a...
11-22-16, 07:22 AM
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Views: 1,524
Posted By osco53

Very wise, Things I was told and found to be...

Very wise,
Things I was told and found to be true for me,

Hard Tails teach, A hard tail should always be your first bike.
Hard tails require more from the rider, more skills and better...
11-22-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,481
Posted By osco53

Upgrading the fork made the bike steer better,...

Upgrading the fork made the bike steer better, made the bike stick better.
It Instantly took far less energy from my upper body to ride the single tracks and even the fire roads.

You do that and...
11-21-16, 01:39 PM
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Views: 2,481
Posted By osco53

https://www.srsuntour.com/pages/upgrade I...

https://www.srsuntour.com/pages/upgrade

I did this, moved to the Raidon fork, as good as any $350 fork, when I did this it was $189....was a wonderful fork..
11-20-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,963
Posted By osco53

Hai :D

Hai :D
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