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    Pimpalicious A/M ride build

    Check out this Pimpalicious AM ride I'm building. Lots of attention to detail, and some cool unique mods designed to raise your descent fun factor

    More to follow this week...
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    So what's the C/F bar there for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raghavan
    So what's the C/F bar there for?
    Floating rear brake

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    More details

    Dude,
    The photos show plenty of bling.
    Whats the frame and forks?

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    more than that...

    Lots more unique stuff going on than just a floating rear brake, some you can see now more you con not - but soon...

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    Hotness!
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    Oooooooooooooooh-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! It's a Nomad with a floater and some Chris Bling hubs. Nice build, love the contrast of the white-red.

    Hope you don't mind my asking, but whats the floater all about?? I know what they're mainly used for, but on VPP types & FSR's there's really no reason. Are you using it to alter the braking and no I don;t mean brake-stiffening(jack)?

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    I'd really love to see more of this ride, only less fuzzy....
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    Nice bike. Now you need to invest in a camera with auto-focus
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    Looks pretty cool, is it a Nomad?

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    How big of a rear rotor do you plan on putting on that?
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    ?????????????

    What... No one noticed the rear solid through axle what gives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhinkey
    What... No one noticed the rear solid through axle what gives?
    Teasing is boreing

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    nice...could use some better photos tho...use the macro function if you're using a point and shoot...step back a bit and zoom

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhinkey
    What... No one noticed the rear solid through axle what gives?
    Meh...my Hadley has that already - a 10mm thru-axle.
    As others have said - are you going to run a huge rear rotor?

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    Meh...my Hadley has that already - a 10mm thru-axle.

    Yep... I tried to get red Hadley's, could not. Although I have had some people tell me the aluminum T/A they have does not hold up to many taking on and offs. I am working on a 64AL ti set up, should be done soon.

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    How big of a rear rotor do you plan on putting on that?

    Just a standard 6" rotor. I'm all about the best contact, great modulation quality brakes. For me its more about flow and momentum than brute force braking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhinkey
    Just a standard 6" rotor. I'm all about the best contact, great modulation quality brakes. For me its more about flow and momentum than brute force braking.
    That's cool. Looks like a well thought out set up. Post pictures of the complete bike when it's done - looks like it will be an awesome build!

    The Al axle on the Hadley had me wondering too, but so far it has worked flawlessly, and a Ti axle is avaliable also.

    Hurry up and get your bike finished, and post a ride report!!

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    Get on with it.

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    Step 1: Finish the build!

    Step 2: Take the complete bike outside in the sun.

    Step 3: Position yourself eight feet away from the bike.

    Step 4: Take a good pic.

    Step 5: Post pic here, and stop teasing us!

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    Get on with it. step 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

    Sorry Boy's,

    My life has been a whirl wind of late. My wife and I bought a new home, and can't seem to sell our other. Need to move personaly, T.I. on a new building for my bus., moving that soon too. We just have to much on our plate right now! Anywho here's a glimps...

    Finished her a week ago, she came in @ just under 31lbs. Large Nomad with a floating rear brake, steering damper, Pushed DHX coil w/ 1.38 I.D. Ti coil, Maverick speedball post, SRAM XO shifters/rr der. XTR cranks/ cassette/ ft der. / King H/set/hubs w/rear solid through axle via Brake Therapy, Stans 32mm front hoop,24.5 rear hoop/ Magura Louise Free ride brakes. Stans Alu rotors, and all the Ti hardware she would take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd97


    Sexy bike! Hows she ride?
    Yeah, I for one am extremely glad to see some fresh mud on the new build.

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    Gots to love a floating brake on a VPP

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    doggyman

    What, another naysayer???

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    All that and you are only running a 6" disc up front.

    Tisk Tisk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moment
    All that and you are only running a 6" disc up front.

    Tisk Tisk.
    Please, that things a bike path queen. Those 6" stans aluminum weight weenie rotors would overheat on anything steeper than a driveway.
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    Grip Shift come on!.Nice build anyways

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    Everybody's a critic.

    We have some damn steep fast fire road descents and I have not had a problem. But then this bike was not built for ski lift weenies. I happen to prefer grip shift I have been riding it since 91-92 and it works beautifully for me, don't know what your problem is? I suppose I could say something along the same lines as you guys and call anyone who is riding air suspension a weenie cross country racer boy. But thats not my style, different strokes for different folks. I suppose you guys would put down the guy who pulls up in a Ferrari, saying Oh man thats only a 360 Modena.... You know you would burn up those brakes on the track unless you have the Challenge Stradale with Carbon rotors.... blah blah blah....

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    Bike path queen....

    Tell me there spanky who hides behind a bunch of silliness, where do you live and what is the terrain you ride like? I can assure you where I ride is no Bike Path.

    I often find the guys that are the first to say I'm this and your that are the first to start making excuses on the rides. I like to speak softly and whoop ass on the down hill. I'm not the first up the climbs with anyone I ride with in my area but I'm sure as hell the first down the descents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhinkey
    We have some damn steep fast fire road descents and I have not had a problem. But then this bike was not built for ski lift weenies. I happen to prefer grip shift I have been riding it since 91-92 and it works beautifully for me, don't know what your problem is? I suppose I could say something along the same lines as you guys and call anyone who is riding air suspension a weenie cross country racer boy. But thats not my style, different strokes for different folks. I suppose you guys would put down the guy who pulls up in a Ferrari, saying Oh man thats only a 360 Modena.... You know you would burn up those brakes on the track unless you have the Challenge Stradale with Carbon rotors.... blah blah blah....
    dhinkey, dont bite, these guys are just getting at you. It is called tall poppy syndrome.... You know what you ride terrrain area etc... My first thought was dam will those rotas stand up to that.. But then thought, you are no fool, you have thought of things, have been following this post.. Remember some folk just jump on, look at your pic and be critical........... Human nature, which sucks............

    A great lookimg ride, enjoy..................
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    That things a blah blah blah

    So Mr. Rivet,

    Is your OC Local for Orange County, Ca.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhinkey
    So Mr. Rivet,

    Is your OC Local for Orange County, Ca.?
    Dude, I was actually half joking but if you're gonna start a thread telling everybody how badass your bike is you better have a little thicker skin and be prepared for some comments.

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    Dude, I was actually half joking

    Fair enough then...

    Although I thought in the beginning all I was doing was sharing my excitement for my new bike with like minded A/M riders... Then most of what I got seemed to be critics and naysayers.

    So you did not say if your OC local stands for Orange County, Ca.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhinkey
    Fair enough then...

    Although I thought in the beginning all I was doing was sharing my excitement for my new bike with like minded A/M riders... Then most of what I got seemed to be critics and naysayers.

    So you did not say if your OC local stands for Orange County, Ca.?
    Yep. Orange County, Ca.
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    watch it dude, my mom uses stans rotors

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    watch it dude, my mom uses stans rotors
    Fo, is it raining where you are. Man I got up early to ride up to the top of Saddleback Mtn from my house and it friggin started raining on me...hard. Had to work all day yesterday and my day off I get rained on, sweet. I washed my car last night it's my fault. So when am I going to make your 'hated" list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Fo, is it raining where you are. Man I got up early to ride up to the top of Saddleback Mtn from my house and it friggin started raining on me...hard. Had to work all day yesterday and my day off I get rained on, sweet. I washed my car last night it's my fault. So when am I going to make your 'hated" list?
    Get out and ride in the rain man, it is only water. I ride if it persisting, especially as you mention you only have the one day off. Once you are wet and except it, it is a blast............Get out there... ENJOY....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Get out and ride in the rain man, it is only water. I ride if it persisting, especially as you mention you only have the one day off. Once you are wet and except it, it is a blast............Get out there... ENJOY....
    Out here a little rain turns the dirt to clay, a major buzzkill and a bike killer.
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    Clay is funn wheeeeeee
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    that's such a sweet looking bike man, awesome awesome looking ride
    looks like a chopper kinda
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    Bike path queen....

    Hey Rivet,

    OK man... I would not talk about bike paths if I were you, I grew up riding in OC (14 yrs), and now I ride technical terrain. In the last 7 years I have transformed as a rider coming from OC. Most of those trails I could descend with my eyes closed on a fully rigid single speed (at flank speed).

    Don't get me wrong there are some rides I still love and are very sweet, and once and a while I make my way back with some Friends to ride them.

    But you know what its really all about...
    Fellowship with good Friends, enjoying the outdoors, blasting down some sweet single track, and getting away from the rat race to recharge your batteries...

    Enjoy the ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Fo, is it raining where you are. Man I got up early to ride up to the top of Saddleback Mtn from my house and it friggin started raining on me...hard. Had to work all day yesterday and my day off I get rained on, sweet. I washed my car last night it's my fault. So when am I going to make your 'hated" list?
    I dont want to talk about it! I got ZERO rides in this weekend.....i am becoming an even more girly man which sucks. hopefully though get a few rides in during the week on lunch break and then off to Alaska for 10 days the following weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    I dont want to talk about it! I got ZERO rides in this weekend.....i am becoming an even more girly man which sucks. hopefully though get a few rides in during the week on lunch break and then off to Alaska for 10 days the following weekend.
    I just became your best friend, i hope you didnt forget my address to send the Salmon to buddy.

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    watch it dude, my mom uses stans rotors

    Thats not what she was using the other night...

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    Gripshift is better then any thumb or finger shifty thingy except maybe X9's (which are only comparable to twist).

    But what about the monkey SL? I ride the XC and think the SL would be too light for any serious riding. Oh yea and least 185 in front.
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    i dont like the paint scheme and why would you need a floating brake, do vpp's brake jack now? not trying to hate just giving my honest opinion..

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnetorta
    why would you need a floating brake, do vpp's brake jack now?
    vpp is supposed to improve on keeping the suspension active during braking but I don't think anything is perfect, the floating brake would just eliminate it all together. and kinda looks cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by umbertom
    vpp is supposed to improve on keeping the suspension active during braking but I don't think anything is perfect, the floating brake would just eliminate it all together. and kinda looks cool
    Xtra weight is cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by umbertom
    vpp is supposed to improve on keeping the suspension active during braking but I don't think anything is perfect, the floating brake would just eliminate it all together. and kinda looks cool
    i suppose, although ive never heard of a vpp bike exhibiting brake jack, maybe im wrong tho

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