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    Bike check - Mikesee's Lenz Lunchbox 29er

    Any questions about fork and equipment should be directed to mikesee.

    Mike left me his bike and asked me to take it for long walks in the rain in North Vancouver. Since its a borrowed bike I'm trying to be gentle and took it for a pedal on the trail which we send beginners down on Mt Fromme. Unfortunately it wasn't raining but it was wet

    Here's the Lenz Lunchbox 29er on Seventh Secret, Leppard, Crinkum Crankum, then Cedar Trail.

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    First the climb.



    Then the descent





    Some optional stunts which can be bypassed but traction was good





    Impressive rock work by Dean R has held up over several years



    The District of North Vancouver's trail crew has been busy and rebuilt some ladder bridge sections





    Then a helmet cam on the trail rebuilt by the District of North Vancouver - Bobsled. Today was the ribbon cutting ceremony and the opening day. Pictures and article here. http://www.pinkbike.com/news/bobsled...hore-2010.html

    I'm the one with the cockeye mounted helmet cam


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    Who did the music in the first video?
    I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity

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    Like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfiend
    Who did the music in the first video?
    Its "Understated" by Abakus

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    No questions about fork and equipment - but if you had to choose between this and say something North Shore suited in a smaller wheelsize (either 26 or 650b) which would be your "weapon" of choice?

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    What type of link does lenz use? Are they as efficient as a Turner with DW-Link?
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    WOW! Awesome Bike!
    Awesome video too. What camera were you using and which video editing program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FalloutMan
    What type of link does lenz use? Are they as efficient as a Turner with DW-Link?
    This should be good............CF.

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    nice vid..............for beginners????

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    nice pics and video, looks like fun

    Quote Originally Posted by FalloutMan
    What type of link does lenz use? Are they as efficient as a Turner with DW-Link?
    single pivot

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    Looks like a whole bunch of fun. I'd love to get my Lunchbox out there.

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    CF - I used a 7D with a 15- 85 Canon lens. Also used a Drift HD 170 camera.

    starre- yeah - we need more beginner trails. Some trails are getting built lower on the mountain for beginners but for the longest time this is where the newbs got sent. Not very friendly

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL
    Since its a borrowed bike I'm trying to be gentle
    Screw that. Ride it like it's rented.

    And take lotsa pics and vid along the way...

    MC

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    How would the Lunchbox compare to an Intense 6.6? Would it pedal relatively close to the same efficiency? I'm really interested in one of these things, but I don't know how the hell I'd ever have the chance to ride one.

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    Great videos - and that Bobsled run looks sweet! Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Screw that. Ride it like it's rented.

    And take lotsa pics and vid along the way...

    MC
    Nice vids Lee!

    Way more light than we had up there last year hey MikeSee?
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    XC ride in Squamish - dark dark trails

    Lenz Lunchbox 29er on some Squamish XC trails from Lee Lau on Vimeo.


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    awesome videos - thanks for sharing

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    Thanks LeeL

    really like the vids
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    Sooo Mike...
    What wheels do you have on that rig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedge
    Sooo Mike...
    What wheels do you have on that rig?
    First gen MTX 33 rims laced to DT hubs with DT Comp spokes and DT Prolock alloy nips. Pretty basic, in a burly-so-I-don't-need-to-worry-about-'em sorta way.

    I've tried lighter (Flows) and heavier (Holms) rims on this bike, and really prefer the overall package that the current combo delivers.

    Cheerios,

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    It was a greasy day in North Van. 60mm of rain fell the day before. I promised to see what parts of Mike's bike I could break so we went for a ride on Seymour - climbed up to trails that could take the rain. It was a sunny day so a bit tough for pictures. But the wood was suitably greasy (ie so slick you could barely stand on it) and the rock-faces weren't much better. It was a good test of point and shoot ability plus very ABS-like brake control.











    I let Jimmy get on the bike so I could get some pictures with the low-light specialist 7d and a fast lens





    Also tried to test Mike's wheel build





    The bike passed - mike it's going back in a box to you tomorrow with all parts intact

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    Video from that Seymour greasy ride

    More 29er on the Shore from Lee Lau on Vimeo.


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    Greazy

    Nice! I guess platforms are a must in that greaze..

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    Any impressions beyond the great imagery?
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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