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09-18-14, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Like father, like daughter... her Blizzard is a...

Like father, like daughter... her Blizzard is a '93 and mine is an '01.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/ourblizzards.jpg
09-18-14, 05:14 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Would love to set up a "Klunker" with...

Would love to set up a "Klunker" with drums...
09-17-14, 09:07 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Giggity...

Giggity...
09-17-14, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

The DBR Apex got some new old Mavic wheels and...

The DBR Apex got some new old Mavic wheels and boots... it colour coordinates at 23 pounds.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2014dbrmavicrace%20(4).JPG

The Moulden also got new lighter...
09-01-14, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Went out for 222 km this weekend on a fully...

Went out for 222 km this weekend on a fully loaded test, installed an LX compact triple with a 20/32/44 mated to a 12-32... this was useful when I was rolling up those hills with 45kg of bike and...
07-18-14, 04:19 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

My Shasta frame was EX and was a little lighter...

My Shasta frame was EX and was a little lighter than the Cascade with the same size frame and geometry.

The Shasta was the top of the line model for a few years with the Cascade running second but...
07-18-14, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

I have LHT owners tell me that this was a better...

I have LHT owners tell me that this was a better bike... :)

Kuwahara really bumped things up in '87 and '88 with their top of the line Cascade and Shasta being handbuilt on some very good tube...
07-18-14, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Thanks... she has been such a good bike for such...

Thanks... she has been such a good bike for such a long time.

I swapped the boots yesterday and matched up the derailleurs to some older XT 8 speed bits... it was more to match things up and make...
07-17-14, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2014cascad...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2014cascadext%20(2).JPG
07-16-14, 04:27 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

The Karakoram was an upper mid range GT and in...

The Karakoram was an upper mid range GT and in perfect shape it would have been $300.00 well spent considering what $300.00 would buy you at the LBS... if the new rims / wheels were of good quality...
07-15-14, 10:53 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Or the Ibis looks like a 15 year old RM...

Or the Ibis looks like a 15 year old RM prototype... D:

Was chatting with Al tonight and he was telling me how they built those Race Face carbon cranks, the carbon insert is mechanically joined to...
07-10-14, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

One of my partners at Dynamic Composites built...

One of my partners at Dynamic Composites built this in '99 for Rocky Mountain... he said that they cracked one frame during extreme downhill tests but broke 10 aluminium frames.
...
07-01-14, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

My daughter's new whip... an early Rocky Mountain...

My daughter's new whip... an early Rocky Mountain Blizzard Race (94-95 methinks) that came to us as a gift. The only thing wrong was that the 1 1/8 threaded fork had seized so I fixed that by...
06-26-14, 12:14 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

So when we can expect to see that ? :D ...

So when we can expect to see that ?

:D

Have been rolling those fatties at 35 psi and this seems to be the sweet spot for speed, handling, and ride quality... you can take the bike for a spin...
06-24-14, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

True Temper TT Lite (OXII short butted)... it is...

True Temper TT Lite (OXII short butted)... it is nickel plated.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2014dbrxt%20(1).JPG

Swapped the wheel set and transmission this am... now it has XT...
06-24-14, 08:36 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

1994-ish Diamondback Apex... a little project I...

1994-ish Diamondback Apex... a little project I have been working on.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2014dbr%20(1).JPG

Will be swapping in an XT wheelset (8 speed), shifter, and XT...
04-16-14, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Probably caused by a little blowout... if you...

Probably caused by a little blowout... if you ever wondered what those drilled holes in a frame are for, it is to allow hot gas inside the frame from making an exit through the weld / braze joint.
04-16-14, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

That is a little raunchy.

That is a little raunchy.
04-15-14, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2014moulde...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2014mouldenebc%20(5).JPG
04-14-14, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Excellent !

Excellent !
04-14-14, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

It's right there behind the dog... ...

It's right there behind the dog...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/critterpics/2014ben.JPG
04-06-14, 12:00 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Two words. Belt Drive

Two words.

Belt

Drive
04-05-14, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2014cascad...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2014cascadespringb%20(6).JPG
1987 Kuwahara Cascade ATB / Expedition Bike

Loving my new wheels... Arvon touring hubs (triple bearing rear) laced to CR18...
02-11-14, 05:45 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2014thumpe...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2014thumperebc%20(3).JPG
10-15-13, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

My Moulden was built in this shop with it's...

My Moulden was built in this shop with it's orange sister...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2013hardcoremoulden%20(3).JPG
10-12-13, 12:41 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

I suspect the Suntour VGT was a likely...

I suspect the Suntour VGT was a likely candidate... the Huret was also pretty fragile.

Shimano Deerhead was very nice stuff and the friction shifters are among the best ever made.
10-12-13, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Such a sweet ride. What was the original...

Such a sweet ride.

What was the original rear d ? The Cyclone seems like a rather delicate choice for the intended purpose.
10-10-13, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

You should PM me your address... there isn't...

You should PM me your address... there isn't nearly enough purple on that bike and am sure I have some purple ano stuff I could send your way.

:)

I have the same bike as yours in my shop right...
07-12-13, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

I will keep an eye out for you. The Stratos...

I will keep an eye out for you.

The Stratos (17.5) is smaller than my Blizzard which is a 20 inch frame but the (virtual) top tube and reach are nearly identical... at first glance I thought this...
07-12-13, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

What size frame are you looking for ? The...

What size frame are you looking for ?

The Stratos got a little shinier this morning and I swapped in the proper DX rear D and some 1.25 Avocet Cross tyres... am gonna hit the lake trail tomorrow...
07-11-13, 11:06 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

I have a Blizzard (2001) which I would consider...

I have a Blizzard (2001) which I would consider to be one of the best hardtails ever made and it is a wonderful bike on singletrack but the Stratos is freaking amazing... it reminds me of the rigid...
07-11-13, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

My friend called me and asked if I wanted an old...

My friend called me and asked if I wanted an old Rocky Mountain that seemed fine save for the lack of a saddle and seatpost... swapped the tyres and made a few changes to the chainrings and the rear...
06-30-13, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

I taught my boys how to first ride the trails on...

I taught my boys how to first ride the trails on rigids so they could develop good handling skills before they moved on to suspension designs and they benefitted greatly.

I prefer my steel...
06-30-13, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

I have spoken with him at length... perhaps I...

I have spoken with him at length... perhaps I misunderstood him when was telling me about his custom forks and how they got developed when he worked for Fat Cycles.
06-29-13, 10:27 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Chris Igleheart is the original designer of those...

Chris Igleheart is the original designer of those forks as he worked for Fat Cycles as a builder and was telling me these forks are one of the most requested items for him to build and he does of...
06-02-13, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Just remember... when you ride through puddles it...

Just remember... when you ride through puddles it isn't always water.

:)

On a practical note, good fenders do a lot to preserve your bicycle as they keep the crud and water off and out of...
06-01-13, 12:01 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Nicely done.

Nicely done.
06-01-13, 12:00 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

1987 Kuwahara Cascade... ...

1987 Kuwahara Cascade...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2013cascade3.JPG
04-26-13, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Really nice find... and welcome to Bf from...

Really nice find... and welcome to Bf from another Edmontonian.
04-08-13, 01:39 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

It is a beautiful frame from a material and...

It is a beautiful frame from a material and design standpoint... the bike is so good at dealing with twisty singletrack and high speed XC riding.

Will probably be swapping the Mars fork for a...
04-06-13, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

I think my Rocky Mountain is a classic... it was...

I think my Rocky Mountain is a classic... it was one of the last hand built steel hardtails (and arguably the best steel hardtail) that was made on this side of the pond.

It does everything it...
04-03-13, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

First ride of spring... ...

First ride of spring...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2013shasta1.JPG
1988 Kuwahara Shasta
03-29-13, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

I am presently in the process of building up an...

I am presently in the process of building up an Explosif... the frame is incredibly light and it will be getting a Project 2 rigid fork and some XT / XTR bits... should be a screamer.
03-05-13, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

As promised, some stem porn. ...

As promised, some stem porn.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/arvonstem2.JPG

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/arvonstem1.JPG
02-28-13, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

I can agree on the Arvon brazing work as I get to...

I can agree on the Arvon brazing work as I get to see it up close,and where things get hot and naked all the time, and have seen some naked Ritchey frames that also show some outstanding work.
...
02-25-13, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

For some reason I always call these older lugged...

For some reason I always call these older lugged forks dual crown although the term is technically biplane... which not too many folks understand.
02-25-13, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

How about a vintage styled dual crown fork ? ...

How about a vintage styled dual crown fork ?

This is probably one of the greatest pleasures of our work, being able to do things like this... it is suspension corrected and all ready for touring...
02-25-13, 01:22 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Those are some seriously nice bikes you have...

Those are some seriously nice bikes you have there.
02-25-13, 01:13 AM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

If you refer to the Arvon frames, they are filet...

If you refer to the Arvon frames, they are filet brazed and the only lug is at the bottom bracket and these had to be customized to fit the "mesa oval" tubes which were also custom drawn for these...
02-22-13, 09:08 PM
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Posted By Sixty Fiver

Pics... some filet brazed goodness. ...

Pics... some filet brazed goodness.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/arvoncycle/arvonvintagemtb%20(17).JPG

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/arvoncycle/arvonvintagemtb%20(15).JPG
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