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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    Is this the porn thread?
    Geez, it's like a cheap porno where all the good bits are airbrushed out :P.
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    KMC X9SL and Ritchey...
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    King rear hub axle kit.




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    Wot! You've blown your hub already??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    Wot! You've blown your hub already??
    lol. Well sort of..... i was like taking this 15 foot gap onto a rock garden.......







    I had some play in it from day one- and regardless of how many times i adjusted it- after each ride it was loose again. King just mailed me a new kit out.... problem solved Got to love King.... fantastic service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    Got to love King....
    It's one of those brands isn't it? When I first saw a King product it was a headset, on a beautiful boutique bike. I soon realized King headsets are much loved world wide, even by the weenie community despite their hefty weight. Whilst I'm still looking into a Crank Brothers headset for the Ti frame I might end up going for a CK instead, then I'll be able to swap forks at will between bikes. I also don't trust Crank Brothers products just yet. Love their product design but I question their longevity.


    The 215g FSA DH Pig Pro came off and the CK headset went on. It changes the vibe of my bike a lot (to me). I love it.


    Alligator rotors weigh in at 98g each.


    Not bad for a steel frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox
    It's one of those brands isn't it? When I first saw a King product it was a headset, on a beautiful boutique bike. I soon realized King headsets are much loved world wide, even by the weenie community despite their hefty weight. Whilst I'm still looking into a Crank Brothers headset for the Ti frame I might end up going for a CK instead, then I'll be able to swap forks at will between bikes. I also don't trust Crank Brothers products just yet. Love their product design but I question their longevity.


    The 215g FSA DH Pig Pro came off and the CK headset went on. It changes the vibe of my bike a lot (to me). I love it.


    Alligator rotors weigh in at 98g each.


    Not bad for a steel frame
    Hooorah! here we go

    Truth be known- i'm into King for life.... very much like Lynskey. I've never experienced such great products and service. There is no substitute.

    As for that ride..... i'm getting a little hot under the collar here Those rotors look fantastic... and so light too! Black King ...... very noice. I've only recently got into single speeding and i'm hooked. I think that the lynskey ti frame is heading for a SS life.... very soon. I hate to think about weight- but it already weighs close to that with gears and suspension forks

    *loosens shirt collar*

    fantastic looking bike mate..... and it's a classic frame too..... so even better.

    oh- and i'm into simple colour choice too..... very nice indeedy

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    Cheers Paul.

    Yeah the single speed thing is a bug that hits pretty damn hard. Once you're over the fence it's damn hard to find a reason to dislike it. The only thing I feel embarassed about is how it's looked upon as a "trend" and I hate to be a trend follower (I'm happy to say I would never give in and wear those tight denim shorts they sell at General Pants Co. lol).

    At the moment I've got the single speed and the Giant Reign. Both bikes are so different to each other, it's great. The Reign's a lot easier to muck around on though, it's very confidence inspiring so I end up pushing myself to do more and more with it. Wheelies are easier (still not there yet though), drops, you can even go up stairs in the Reign (!) come to a steep hill though and the single speed's way faster to get to the top of it, strange but true. It's very satisfying.

    The Ti frame's already proving to be confusing. I am trying not to be a weight weenie on it. But I can't help but check weights as I build my shopping list. Value for money is something I have to keep in mind as it's just a cheap no brand Ti frame. So I'll most likely aim for something semi-ghetto weird botique-ish but functional XC!

    Getting a full Shimano XT groupset would be great value for money, but that would be damn boring wouldn't it? So that's something I will avoid. Getting some interesting Taiwanese carbon fibre rims is tempting too, but they might fall apart on the first day out on a trail. So it's something I might avoid as well. Somewhere in the middle though. I'm definitely confusing myself but I hope to post at least a few parts from the build in this thread.

    PS: Your Lynskey Ti frame as a single speed will be so damn light! The temptation to make a 7kg single speed build on the Ti frame is massive but I just shouldn't go there (lol).

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    Just thought I'd briefly chime in...

    1.Some people look at SS as a trend but really all bikes started as SS so I prefer to see it as a welcome return to the ye oldie days.

    2. I wear tight denim shorts from General Pants...

    haha

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    I'm fully convinced about SSing. Love it. It makes old trails new and challenging. Makes you unsociable when riding in a group though as you MUST fly up the hills.
    Rigid forks...Early days and I havn't got used to it yet. Will use it for 6 months and see if I adapt. I want to. The Niner is going to be a great winter bike with much reduced wear and tear.
    Places like Silvan/Dandes rigid is the go, Yarra trails even St Andrews.

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    Its ok for XC-ing around, but you are severely limited as how you attack the terrain with a set up such as this...its a matter of choosing that magic gear ratio that will suit your "middle of the path" style. Just my OP of course, but when it was in years ago it was in...now its retro and I just can not see for any reason to get BACK into it other than weight, ease of maintenece, lack or parts to break, more streamlined, more assured attack and cadence...ok, its not a bad thing, he he he.

    Would still rather my XO ANY day o the week mind you.

    And regardless of what peeps used to say about the aligator rotors, man I am a fan and if they made them-there-puppies as a floating rotor style, I would love them more...which is essentially what Hope have done to a certain degree in all their 'sweet finctional blingy' thoughtfullness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim2u
    Its ok for XC-ing around, but you are severely limited as how you attack the terrain with a set up such as this...its a matter of choosing that magic gear ratio that will suit your "middle of the path" style. Just my OP of course, but when it was in years ago it was in...now its retro and I just can not see for any reason to get BACK into it other than weight, ease of maintenece, lack or parts to break, more streamlined, more assured attack and cadence...ok, its not a bad thing, he he he.

    Would still rather my XO ANY day o the week mind you.

    And regardless of what peeps used to say about the aligator rotors, man I am a fan and if they made them-there-puppies as a floating rotor style, I would love them more...which is essentially what Hope have done to a certain degree in all their 'sweet finctional blingy' thoughtfullness.
    I'm hearing you When I'm hitting the mountains good and proper- the Cove is my ride of choice.

    I started SS'ing to save the horrific wear and tear over the winter months on my rides- not for any trend. But as a bonus (as HUD mentioned) it does make trails a challenge and a great workout.

    As for rigid- i love how it fuks you up if you fail Also, chasing people on a ride who have suspension is a sport in itself

    Bottom line is- I love both my SS and long travel geared HT - and choose my weapons wisley *grasshopper*

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    She aint boutique like a lot of these beauties, but for my purposes this is going to be one sweet ride..ready to ride this weekend
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    That looks hoat. What a fun looking setup.....

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    Yeah it should be, I got a mate of a mate building it up cos I am not much of a bike mechanic...pretty excited

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    carbon trance, noice.

    theres some great parts youve got there to.

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    specka808 - that's some very nice gear.

    I have those wheels, same graphics too but an older model. I was hoping they would be super light but they're pretty heavy. Hope you got the latest lighter versions and not the older ones that I managed to end up with.

    PS: I love the look of these new Magura forks, some graphics that I actually like for a change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox
    specka808 - that's some very nice gear.

    I have those wheels, same graphics too but an older model. I was hoping they would be super light but they're pretty heavy. Hope you got the latest lighter versions and not the older ones that I managed to end up with.

    PS: I love the look of these new Magura forks, some graphics that I actually like for a change!
    Thanks mate...yep the wheels are the weakest <heaviest> link, to be honest I saw em for $300 on eBay and put a bid on, thought they'd go for more but I won, cant really afford/justify getting others yet...making em UST with some Nobby Nics..

    The new Magura's are allegedly fantastic, was a tough decision to leave Fox forks...
    Ill be taking it for its maiden run tomorrow

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    Nice selection of parts...looks like you know what your doing and when you finish wrenching it all together, send it my way for a permanent test run...no returns, he he he. Really nice bike though...

    I have ridden them before for slalom actually and they really are a fantastic bike in the corners and have a very assured feeling. Mine was very snappy off the line with very responsive frame numbers that can be adjusted here and there with parts choice.

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    This is probably the only carbon I'll ever own so I thought I might as well flash it around... apologies for the less than perfect pic but the carbon spacers cost so much I couldn't afford a good camera
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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbox
    This is probably the only carbon I'll ever own so I thought I might as well flash it around... apologies for the less than perfect pic but the carbon spacers cost so much I couldn't afford a good camera

    hehe. must feel light as a feather now!

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    He he he...WOW, check out that Carbon...sweet!!!! I should really go back to the store and ask for more bike to go with my carbon lol.

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    2.4 mountain king arrived.... very noice.




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    Is it true that Conti 2.4's are more like 2.2's? As in, do they look smaller than you'd think for a 2.4? They certainly look OK there nestled under the arch of such a great fork (fellow Rev owner).

    Interested to hear how you like these as I'm trying to decide between the Mountain King's and some Ardents, which Waldog is (so far) happy with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    Is it true that Conti 2.4's are more like 2.2's? As in, do they look smaller than you'd think for a 2.4? They certainly look OK there nestled under the arch of such a great fork (fellow Rev owner).

    Interested to hear how you like these as I'm trying to decide between the Mountain King's and some Ardents, which Waldog is (so far) happy with.

    First impressions are that this is a very well made tyre with a good 2.3″ width (not really a 2.4) with tall aggressive knobs which are widely spaced. Rubbing my hand over it reveals that the rubber is tacky to touch too. I’m sure that this tyre will stick to anything and work well in the wet and mud.

    I'm running a set of conti speed kings on the single speed and i've never had such grip over wet/ moist or tacky trails. Fantastic tyres....... so i'm expecting the same kind of grip + a larger bag for the rocks here....

    I'll let you know how they ride soon

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    Tyre weights? (weenieness can't help but ask!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox
    Tyre weights? (weenieness can't help but ask!).
    lol. I did not even bother to weigh it

    But a quick google reveals 670g for this version with side wall protection- which is a good weight

    ... or the supersonic version of this tyre weighs in at 530g

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    Sounds good!

    PS: Who is the motherfarker who's just outbid me on the TUNE headset on eBay?! GRRRRRRRRRR! Bugger!

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    Hey JF For Aussie trails though- being dryer and all.... i recommend the Specialized Eskar. Fantastic all round tyre.

    I just wrote a review of it actually.

    http://www.mountainbikingnewzealand....ontrol-review/

    p.s. you are a bike whore 79g for a headset??? Fantastic!

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    More Porn,

    I think you all have are sick but I certainly don't know how to help you
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    Now THAT'S some rear derailleur protection!

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    I thought it was some pre-80's MTB kitch protection by some DIYer....that HAS to be heavy man. I think that the Rear Mech is the only think safe on it besides the extra strength Paint job...NICE.

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    Didn't win that Tune headset, damn it. lol.

    OK, the single speed's finally done! I got the KCNC seat post in the mail today, the first one was lost in the mail, he (OS eBay seller) was nice enough to send me another one (even though he did take a few months!).

    It's as light as they say it is at 153g. Damn light. It's also a ***** to set up right, but set and forget I suppose.

    Some pics:


    153g KCNC seatpost, scandium with Ti bolts.


    The final weigh in, up on the scales for the very last time.


    Not bad considering she's keeping it real with steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox
    Didn't win that Tune headset, damn it. lol.

    OK, the single speed's finally done! I got the KCNC seat post in the mail today, the first one was lost in the mail, he (OS eBay seller) was nice enough to send me another one (even though he did take a few months!).

    It's as light as they say it is at 153g. Damn light. It's also a ***** to set up right, but set and forget I suppose.

    Some pics:
    Don't mean to be a massive pain but I'm keen to see this bike but my workplaces has a filter on flickr and photobucket images... any change on posting them on MTBR?

    If not, I will imagine it's awesomeness...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox
    Didn't win that Tune headset, damn it. lol.

    OK, the single speed's finally done! I got the KCNC seat post in the mail today, the first one was lost in the mail, he (OS eBay seller) was nice enough to send me another one (even though he did take a few months!).

    It's as light as they say it is at 153g. Damn light. It's also a ***** to set up right, but set and forget I suppose.

    Some pics:


    153g KCNC seatpost, scandium with Ti bolts.


    The final weigh in, up on the scales for the very last time.



    Not bad considering she's keeping it real with steel.
    pass me the tissues

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    Build complete

    Finished last night...
    I think it has come up better than I could have hoped, excuse the Mallet M's, just a temporary measure. Just about to take off for the maiden voyage now
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    This one is for HUD - in silver









    Everything is metal. Gorgeous too! I'll throw it into the Cove in the next few weeks.... and give a ride report.
    Just a quick update on this BB. Fitted it today and spun the cranks..... they just kept going! The feeling was smooth as ice too once i got the cranks on and hit the trails. Don't know how much is in the mind though..... but blinking nice bit of kit.

    I may just have found the BB i've been looking for to replace Shimanos rubbish (which take ages to loosen up and go all crunchy like ride bubbles ). Only time will tell though... lets see how long it lasts

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    Argh damn that Trance is soooo hot. Well done sir!

    OK, some updates from me, commercial porn, but it's decent gear and it's for my ugly ass Reign.

    Some updates for the Reign:


    Thomson Elite 0 degree 25.4 x 70mm (172g). Heavier than the stock stem but it's shorter at 70mm and also has zero rise.


    Thomson Elite 30.9 x 287mm (214g). Just right, it's short and on the MAX line indicator is where I will have it for XC stuff. Still kinda wish I had a remote handle bar adjustable seatpost height thingy though.


    Race Face Next SL 25.4mm Carbon Low Riser (158g). Got to admit putting these on without a torque wrench was scary. I hope I haven't got them on too loose!



    WTB Rocket V SLT Race saddle Ti rails (223g). I don't mind the SDG but I've heard so many people harp on about these seats I thought I'd give it a go. I hope it's as comfy as 'they' say it is.


    Kenda Nevegal 26 X 2.35 John Tomac DTC 120 (671g/660g). Yes the Kenda's won! They sure look more aggressive than my old Larsen TT's. So keen to try them at the Dam.


    Maxxis flyweight x 2 (98g/tube). My faves









    Current weight: 13.38kg (OEM: 14kg)

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    Oh, also got some goodies for the Ti frame (finally hit the buy it now button on something for it! Feels.... good?!).


    Titec grips, advertised as 16g but weigh in at 19g on my sales (23g with plugs).


    Omni seatclamp. Pic. doesn't do it justice, it's so well made and at 8g it's surely one of the lightest in the world.

    Some more gear on it's way!

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    Nice bit of gear Justin. I like the WTB saddles, I now have them on 2 of 3 bikes. I've got a Ritchey 5nm torque key for bars/stems. Actually the main reason I bought it was that it suited my EBB on the Niner, nice of bit of stoning two birds.

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    Whore

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    LOL

    PS: Awesome Hud, will look into the torque key for sure (launches eBay...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox
    Didn't win that Tune headset, damn it. lol.
    damn indeed, you missed out. i was thinking about bidding on that black one you were no doubt chasing just 'cause they're so damn good.

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/john.g.groves/Riding/photo#5205591146425620722"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/john.g.groves/SD35kTieGPI/AAAAAAAACsk/jImRYYCzGcQ/s800/DSC04931.JPG" /></a>

    goes well on the 69er.

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/john.g.groves/Riding/photo#5205591185080326402"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/john.g.groves/SD35mjieGQI/AAAAAAAACss/-rGHLHUdeoo/s800/DSC04933.JPG" /></a>

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    Hope Bike porn shown as requested

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    OK my ChainReaction wheels came in today. Black Hope Pro II + Mavic 717's + the super lightweight spokes.

    Front wheel comes in at 754g, rear at 866g so that's 1620g! Nice for the price!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox
    OK my ChainReaction wheels came in today. Black Hope Pro II + Mavic 717's + the super lightweight spokes.

    Front wheel comes in at 754g, rear at 866g so that's 1620g! Nice for the price!



    They look fantastic! Great price to weight ratio as well

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    My girlfriend's tyres came in today. There's something wrong with me, for sure, as I think they're totally porno... who in their right minds could think that of a tyre? ****ing hell. Definitely something wrong with me.


    I put them on with love.


    Oh my. Is that jealousy I am feeling? **** yes that's it! I am so jealous of these tyres... I want them for the Ti project!


    I also got her a set, front and rear, of Knog frogs (go Aussie!!!). They're great!

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    At last I can come out of the closet...

    My last 3 old style Racing Ralphs. Very nice. I love the big white decals. Will be fitting one to the rear of the SL tomorrow after The Pines at Castlemaine cut it to pieces.
    Those knog lights seem to be getting very popular. Why oh why did I choose the phlegm coloured one??
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    Got my Blackspire 32T single speed chainring in the mail today, lovely! Mary bars have come off too and I miss both their look, and their feel. Weight is now at 9.24kg.






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    I used to dream about owning this gear when I was a kid. When I saw this brand new, never used vintage Shimano Deore XT M735 front derailleur on eBay I couldn't resist.


    Sold for $10.60! She's light too at 129g (lighter than 2008 XTR!).

    She's going on my Ti frame hahahahah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox

    I used to dream about owning this gear when I was a kid. When I saw this brand new, never used vintage Shimano Deore XT M735 front derailleur on eBay I couldn't resist.


    Sold for $10.60! She's light too at 129g (lighter than 2008 XTR!).

    She's going on my Ti frame hahahahah.
    Good moves!!

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    Copious amounts of porn came in the mail today:


    Shadow long cage 181g.


    XTR 223g.


    XTR shifter pods - I am a Shimano kinda guy. Sram can ram it up their arses.


    Except for their powerlinks... lol.


    Nobby's. Suga has them. I had to end the jealousy!!! 497g/503g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox
    Copious amounts of porn came in the mail today:

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    Hey man just wondering what the all black carbon fork is? Did you strip the logos off it?

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    Are you asking about the one on my single speed? It's a SASO off eBay, logos are under the clear coat I'm afraid.

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    yeah the SS. Thanks for the info.

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    These are a bit old, and been posted before, but here is some more porn.. needless to say, I like Ti.
















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    Hope Mono Mini.


    Floating rotors 160/140.


    Ti bolt kit on the way.


    Wellgo MG-1 with Ti spindles. Might make their way to the Reign and I'll perhaps give Egg Beaters a go... maybe.


    My fave stem, again.


    Matching Syntace carbon bars.

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    Man, do you have parcel arrive every day? Love the Mini's, but the reviews on them are a bit mixed. I'll be interested to hear how they go.

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    That is some A - grade shiat my friend Fantastic.

    You must start using egg beater though mate- take teh plunge..... there is no looking back afterwards!

    Have you used clip ins as yet?

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    I used to only use clip ins on road bikes. On my MTB's in the 90's I always had toe clips and straps. I used clip ins on the 1st day out with the Reign and liked the power but don't feel confident in them in slow technical stuff. I'm reallt torn about using them... or not. I don't think they will ever make their way back onto the Reign, but for the Ti project, sure. I'll give them a go.

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    08 Cycle King Carbon Saddle (94g) $125AUD


    Work of art. I have a Selle SLR already for the Ti, this thing was an impulse buy. Interesting thing is that it's modelled exactly off an SLR (sneaky bastards). I find the SLR really comfy actually, so hope this thing is AOK (Lycra shorts with chammy padding - Justin says NO).

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    Nice! wow what a weight! My eyes are watering just thinking about riding for more than a few hours on that though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox

    08 Cycle King Carbon Saddle (94g) $125AUD


    Work of art. I have a Selle SLR already for the Ti, this thing was an impulse buy. Interesting thing is that it's modelled exactly off an SLR (sneaky bastards). I find the SLR really comfy actually, so hope this thing is AOK (Lycra shorts with chammy padding - Justin says NO).
    Mint... great price and weight too!

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    Very BLING and fucntional...""OUCH""...for short bursts. Yeah SLR is a great saddle and I have one on my GRXO, would use nothing else. Well, unless there was something better, stronger, lighter AND more comfortable with some sexy bling factors slapped into it.

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    I have a confession to make. Last week I had a go at a mate's $500 bike on a local trail. His seat was so damn comfy I thought I was in a lounge chair. It made my WTB Rocket V feel like pain in comparisson. Massive lesson learnt... bu tthen again I am not about to chuck a ladies seat on my bikes. LOL.

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    I love the SLR on the La Bruja, and damn it I'll never wear lycra. I do use a chamois on my car sometimes admittedly I ride in jeans and pads for hours and hours with the XC lycra/spandex etc crew and just can't grip why one would wear it unless road racing, but that's just silly ol' me...

    Didn't know the Moots had Ventana swingarms on it! Must be stiff as f

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    May or may not count as porn... but it's got me SERIOUSLY excited...


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    That is a SERIOUSLY nice frame, I looked keenly at them once a few years back.

    Natures Own is good stuff ey?

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    Hi Justin, hope you dont mind mate, but where are you getting your Ti Bolt kit from for your bike...? Thanks Just a linky would be great.

    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Fox
    I used to only use clip ins on road bikes. On my MTB's in the 90's I always had toe clips and straps. I used clip ins on the 1st day out with the Reign and liked the power but don't feel confident in them in slow technical stuff. I'm reallt torn about using them... or not. I don't think they will ever make their way back onto the Reign, but for the Ti project, sure. I'll give them a go.

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    Excuse the dodgy pics chaps...just some quick porn I took this weekend of the parts that had been sitting around far too long and finally I had time to wrench them on. I have to say that I had and have NO issue with the Hope set up and my Fox 36 as some people have had. Tolerances are VERY fine indeed so its pretty finiky to get right, mine took about 15 mins total so I was surprised at how easy they were to smack on the bike. Still some parts to put on though...

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    This my XTC as light as light can my budget be ;-)
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    I just put these on recently...nice.



    Let the good times roll

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    New Sushi Bar and Crank Bros Pedals...

    Apologies for the pics, moby was all I had...
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    I painted my singlespeed for a second time since the white was getting a bit scratched up. This time I stripped and sanded all the old paint off, and used two layers of undercoat so hopefully it will last a bit better. I tried something a little different this time as well...

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    I ride it a lot at night, and I thought it might look cool, $20 for one can of glow in the dark spray paint and I was definitely hoping it would be worth it.

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    It was hard to get a photo that really captured the glow (for me) but you get the idea. It looks awesome I think!

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    Nice .... how long does the glow last?

    I guess it's proportional to the amount of time spent in light beforehand right?

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    It lasts about 25mins. It's brighter in person, only takes a few seconds to charge up and the length depends on the thickness of paint. It says on the can that it will last for 4-5 hours if the whole can is spray over a half metre square area. and although a bike frame might not be much more than this, a lot of waste is inevitable if you want an even finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody45
    It lasts about 25mins. It's brighter in person, only takes a few seconds to charge up and the length depends on the thickness of paint. It says on the can that it will last for 4-5 hours if the whole can is spray over a half metre square area. and although a bike frame might not be much more than this, a lot of waste is inevitable if you want an even finish.
    That is awesome!!!!! I'd keep putting more coats on until you don't need to use lights.

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    ha ha ha ha ha...nice!

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    CNC and Titanium bling





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    Quote Originally Posted by signalMTB





    Those cranks look nice What are they? I'd love to see a shot of teh complete bike....looks interesting!

    Here is a new member to teh family- a lynskey Titanium Level 2 frame. 1300g.




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    [QUOTE=ilostmypassword]Those cranks look nice What are they? I'd love to see a shot of teh complete bike....looks interesting!

    Here is a new member to teh family- a lynskey Titanium Level 2 frame. 1300g.

    very nice Lynskey ...you know that bike was made right down the road from me, about 10 minutes away. enjoy it!!

    cranks are Caramba Double Barrel, small boutique builder from early-mid 90's. Company folded but they were on top when they were around. here's a pic of the whole bike
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    Nice bike and one that reflects the period. What is the weight and how does the fork react to general AM scenarios?
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    [QUOTE=signalMTB]
    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    Those cranks look nice What are they? I'd love to see a shot of teh complete bike....looks interesting!

    Here is a new member to teh family- a lynskey Titanium Level 2 frame. 1300g.

    very nice Lynskey ...you know that bike was made right down the road from me, about 10 minutes away. enjoy it!!

    cranks are Caramba Double Barrel, small boutique builder from early-mid 90's. Company folded but they were on top when they were around. here's a pic of the whole bike

    wow. that looks um..... kooky Is it actually ridable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim2u
    Nice bike and one that reflects the period. What is the weight and how does the fork react to general AM scenarios?
    thanks...yeah, to today's standards, she probably does look kooky I got it new, 98 model. Sold my old hardtail Fisher to fund the purchase, which also had a set of Girvin linkage forks. Noleen bought them out, and K2 bought out Pro-Flex. So that's the lineage of the K2 4000 in a nutshell. Weighs in at about 28-29 lbs., size medium. oddly enough, the heaviest part of the bike is the rear carbon fiber swingarm. The forks are heavy by today's standards too (about 3.5 lbs). They ride well though, super quick steering and eat up most everything. i rode a bit out west too (slick rock, sedona, flagstaff, bryce) and they do well in that environment. gotta say though, it's getting time to replace the frame and fork and hang that one in my garage. it's been 7 months since I finished the rebuild, and that's 7 months too long without a project.
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    My Fuji road bike and new GF Piranha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanstech
    My Fuji road bike and new GF Piranha
    Nice photo! haha!

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    Stand by, incoming porn....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleDuck
    Stand by, incoming porn....
    That was 15 minutes ago and still no pics. Talk about staying power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    That was 15 minutes ago and still no pics. Talk about staying power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
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    Gents, I've got a very big load , but I won't be able to deposit it for a few days or perhaps even a couple of weeks...it depends on whether I shoot everything at once when critical mass has built up, or whether I shoot in stages as I'm overcome by excitement...


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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleDuck
    Gents, I've got a very big load , but I won't be able to deposit it for a few days or perhaps even a couple of weeks...it depends on whether I shoot everything at once when critical mass has built up, or whether I shoot in stages as I'm overcome by excitement...

    bababhhaaaaa!

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    this is beginnging to feel like some MS-DOS based text porno.... all talk.. no pictures.. shame shame shame....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleDuck
    Gents, I've got a very big load , but I won't be able to deposit it for a few days or perhaps even a couple of weeks...it depends on whether I shoot everything at once when critical mass has built up, or whether I shoot in stages as I'm overcome by excitement...

    Dude ... are you sure you're not wearing a firewall?

    I'd expect a little pre-upload by now at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    Dude ... are you sure you're not wearing a firewall?

    I'd expect a little pre-upload by now at least.
    My head is starting to swell from all of the attention I'm getting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleDuck
    My head is starting to swell from all of the attention I'm getting.
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    Expressions of interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by specka808
    Finished last night...
    I think it has come up better than I could have hoped, excuse the Mallet M's, just a temporary measure. Just about to take off for the maiden voyage now
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...ed#post4484295

    HI All,

    I'm thinking about selling this bike now, I've ridden it twice or three times which is just pathetic. I've been riding my hardtail to commute and thats it...anyone care to suggest the sort of cash I'd get for it?
    I have to admit, I love bikes and bike parts more than I love riding. It's a sickness and I am sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by specka
    HI All,

    I'm thinking about selling this bike now, I've ridden it twice or three times which is just pathetic. I've been riding my hardtail to commute and thats it...anyone care to suggest the sort of cash I'd get for it?
    I have to admit, I love bikes and bike parts more than I love riding. It's a sickness and I am sorry
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    more lynskey porn

    here's my uber commuter. great on Melbourne lanes, yarra trail, etc

    the value of this bike for me...i arrive at work with a smile on my face, i get home relaxed & destressed.

    parts list highlights - lynskey level 2 with paragon sliders, King hubs and h/set, phil wood ti spindle bb, white industries crank, thomson stem & post, easton monkeylite sl, fizik gobi.
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