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Old 11-24-16, 10:39 PM
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That turq is pretty rad, damn close of a match to my schwinn tempo
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Old 11-25-16, 12:38 PM
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Did you grab the bib?
Yeah, red bibs seem kind of weird, but as long as they match, they should be ok.
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Old 11-30-16, 09:19 AM
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Old 11-30-16, 09:53 AM
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Just picked up some Alpina forks as I had a fight with a gust of wind a couple days ago. No prizes for who guesses who won.

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Old 11-30-16, 10:35 AM
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Just picked up some Alpina forks as I had a fight with a gust of wind a couple days ago. No prizes for who guesses who won.


Story required.
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Old 11-30-16, 10:41 AM
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Story required.
Really nothing sinister in the slightest, just rotten luck! Leaving my first drop for the day riding zipping up my jersey as I was going along (on what might I add was a beautifully sunny and still day), a gust of wind came out of nowhere and swept the bike from underneath me. Handlebars twisted round and caught the door of a parked car - The bike stopped dead but I kept going.
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Old 11-30-16, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Co1Ev View Post
Just picked up some Alpina forks as I had a fight with a gust of wind a couple days ago. No prizes for who guesses who won.
#carnage

How did you fare?
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Old 11-30-16, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
#carnage

How did you fare?
Better than the bike - I came to in the middle of the road and my whole right arm felt pretty much immobile, the only thing running through my head was "awwwwww ****". Thankfully though it seemed to right itself in a couple of hours and I walked away just some nasty bruising and scrapes down my side. My forks and helmet seemed to take the brunt of the impact.
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Old 11-30-16, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Co1Ev View Post
I came to in the middle of the road.

This is always a special experience, isn't it? Like, "Where am I? How did I get here?"

I woke up in a lama ranch once. Don't ask.


Glad you are mostly OK.
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Old 11-30-16, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
This is always a special experience, isn't it? Like, "Where am I? How did I get here?"

I woke up in a lama ranch once. Don't ask.


Glad you are mostly OK.
Story required.

Thanks buddy.
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Old 11-30-16, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Co1Ev View Post
Story required.

Thanks buddy.

My R1 and I went hang gliding off a mountain cliff in San Diego....without a glider. Came to in a beautiful meadow surrounded by curious lamas. Took about 10 minutes before I could remember what day it was. I was wearing good gear so I didn't have a scratch or bruise. Bike was well hammered though. Some teenagers that lived on the ranch rode up on their quads and asked if I needed help. They helped me load the bike into their pickup truck and drove me home (60 miles) for $100.00 and a tank of gas. A tow truck would have been a fortune so I was pretty happy about that.

I've never been able to remember braking, missing the corner, or the crash though. Just accelerating towards it.

A few days later I broke out the wrenches and the checkbook and I was much less happy.
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Old 11-30-16, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
My R1 and I went hang gliding off a mountain cliff in San Diego....without a glider. Came to in a beautiful meadow surrounded by curious lamas. Took about 10 minutes before I could remember what day it was. I was wearing good gear so I didn't have a scratch or bruise. Bike was well hammered though. Some teenagers that lived on the ranch rode up on their quads and asked if I needed help. They helped me load the bike into their pickup truck and drove me home (60 miles) for $100.00 and a tank of gas. A tow truck would have been a fortune so I was pretty happy about that.

I've never been able to remember braking, missing the corner, or the crash though. Just accelerating towards it.

A few days later I broke out the wrenches and the checkbook and I was much less happy.
Damn, a definite 'life flashing before your eyes' moment I bet. I hit the deck right outside a police station, had an officer peel me off the tarmac and dust me off. Turns out he lives not 20 minutes from I where I grew up and was an avid mountain biker. About the only time I'd be happy to get a ride home in a police van!
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Old 11-30-16, 03:22 PM
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a ride home in a police van!

Done that too.
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Old 11-30-16, 11:00 PM
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This is always a special experience, isn't it? Like, "Where am I? How did I get here?"
When I was 15 years old, I went for a bike ride one Saturday afternoon and returned home completely disoriented. I didn't know what day it was, where I'd been, or anything else. Since then, I've pieced together what probably happened. I think I crashed and hit my head on the ground (or a curb) just around the corner.

Somehow, I found my way back home. My dad was working in the driveway, and I talked to him briefly as I passed. I then went downstairs, where my little brother noticed that I was acting very strangely. He alerted Dad, who took me to the hospital, and I was found to have a pretty serious concussion. For most of that day, I was utterly confused, and my family got quite a kick out of my silly questions, endlessly repeated. Stupid stuff like, "Grandma died, right?" and "Did a new family move in next door?" Both of these were old news. And there were many other things I was trying to sort out. My brain got so jolted, it took a while to get itself reconfigured.

The most troubling moment was when the doctor came into the room and started his assessment. He asked me my name, and I came up with it after just a little concentration. Then he asked me if I knew the date, and I had no idea. I couldn't even come up with the right year, let alone month and day. "Can you tell me what happened?" was next, and I was likewise baffled.

Over a period of weeks and months, the events of that day came back into my memory, but there were 8 or 10 hours that went completely blank for a while.
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Old 12-01-16, 09:45 AM
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Bought the Log Lady frameset I have been eyeing from the LBS + a Cane Creek 40 headset.

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Old 12-01-16, 02:03 PM
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Old 12-02-16, 03:55 AM
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Old 12-02-16, 08:33 AM
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Bought the Log Lady frameset I have been eyeing from the LBS + a Cane Creek 40 headset.
Nice build! Looks incredibly fun. I'd love to see a close up of the cockpit.
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Old 12-02-16, 08:34 AM
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Nice build! Looks incredibly fun.
Not my build - pic from Kyle Kelley via the Radavist.

My frame is a large, and I will probably be getting 2.8" tires, so it won't look too different.
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Not my build - pic from Kyle Kelley via the Radavist.

My frame is a large, and I will probably be getting 2.8" tires, so it won't look too different.
Oh, I see. Hurry up and build it so you can post pics!
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Old 12-02-16, 08:40 AM
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2.8 rear 3.0 front

youre welcome
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My LBS mechanic who had one of these ran the same combo. Trail Boss > Trailblazer. Might go with that.
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Old 12-02-16, 09:25 AM
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yup thatl be good. the trailboss is a great tire, its limitations only show when you start to get real crazy. the trailblazer is like a jacked up nano which is a favorite for mixed terrain skinny bikes and xc bikes. thatl be a nice zippy combo

they got me thru my arizona trip with only a single tiny sidewall puncture going 30mph down a scree field of jagged limestone. that wouldve happened to any tire, theyre very burly

also: dont put 50mm rims on it especially if youre riding in rock gardens (rocks will scrape the **** out of your rims). the flotation is cool but the tire profile from a 35-45mm rim makes the bike more playful, handling and traction is more predictable and you can really rail it. plus you still get boatloads of surface area with 2.8-3" tires even on a 20mm rim. and yaknow, lighter is better and all that.

that being said: i have a pair of scraper rims brand new if youre interested, lol.

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Old 12-02-16, 09:59 AM
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The Nano is definitely my favorite "mixed terrain skinny bike" tire, so that'll be rad.

Per their website the rear can handle a Trailblazer on a Blunt, but nothing more.

I'm probably going to scoop the XT > Blunt set from Velomine at $229.
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