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    Nice! How do you ride with such a high gear? you must just spin!

    Wasted as a commuter though- i owned a lynskey and it loved D I R T

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    ***Predictable comment***. Not wasted, thoroughly enjoyed, and hey, who NEEDS a ti frame and exotic parts

    its a 38/15 ratio, which is fairly easy spinning......(ie is a relatively low gearing for flats, and a lightweight climber like me....)

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    Are they Paul V brakes? surely they deserve to be notable??
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvster
    ***Predictable comment***. Not wasted, thoroughly enjoyed, and hey, who NEEDS a ti frame and exotic parts

    its a 38/15 ratio, which is fairly easy spinning......(ie is a relatively low gearing for flats, and a lightweight climber like me....)

    Get used to it dude! what muppet rides a 5k bike as a commuter!

    Each to their own though and you cannot denie that bike is a work of art. But if you listen carefully.... It is crying....

    Question is.... do you play golf?

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    oh dear, do i detect a little jealousy?

    sorry man, i just love bikes & riding & i thought that's what this forum was about.....

    If u want to get into a dick measuring contest, give me a PM and i can lay out my credentials for u.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvster
    oh dear, do i detect a little jealousy?

    sorry man, i just love bikes & riding & i thought that's what this forum was about.....

    If u want to get into a dick measuring contest, give me a PM and i can lay out my credentials for u.

    So no one can comment on how dumb it is to ride a 5+ k bike as a commuter with a odd ratio

    I do think that you need more matching and brightly coloured anodised parts though- as at the moment it says STEAL me rather than FUKING STEAL ME!

    Anyway- happy trails.
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    who say's its an incorrect ratio?? i've toyed with different ratio/gains - and this works for me. It a gain of 2.53:1, and it works.- i regularly ride hills, and flats and enjoy spinning.... Offroad i use a 36 chainring & 18 tooth freewheel, ie a 2:1 ratio.

    I'm not aware of a strict rulebook that says u must use ratio XXXX if u ride in certain situations.

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    dude

    have a look at this excellent s/speed gear ratio site. It gives a good approximation of speed achievable with a given rpm (ie spin). http://software.bareknucklebrigade.c...it.applet.html


    A 38/15 gear, with a 26" 1.5" tyre gives an average speed of about mid 30km/h at a spin of just over 100rpm. If u introduce real life conditions - hills/ wind/ trail conditions, that's perfect for me, esp. once a few hills are introduced, and spin/speed drops.

    You may be a gear masher, but i like to spin (and fitness is not the problem

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    harv, that is a nice rig. what do you use for MTBing? Do you import your parts or purchase through a Melb retailer, if retailer, which one? Cheers

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    +1 Porn...

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    thx Puddle. I have another set of wheels and freewheel, which i can swap in when i go offroad. Just requires a slight adjustment of the slider dropouts.

    Most of the parts i got from Aspire Velotech - was excellent pricing when the $$ was near parity! They are good guys with cust. service as well. Also picked up a few near new parts on eBay.

    Got the frame here in Melb - from Fitzroy Revolution. For wrench work in Melb, i recommend ShifterBikes (s/s specialist) www.shifterbikes.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleDuck
    Stand by, incoming porn....
    Standing by...to the point where there is now dust settling on the cobwebs around my feet.
    Where is it?
    How about some pics of the new '09 TA Reba??
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    I've seen pics

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    Damn peer group pressure...the bike isn't finished yet...I don't have adaptors for the I9 front wheel, so I'm still running the Hope Pro II jobbie, but you get the idea...

    The Hope Pro II wheel with the old Reba was very flexible.
    The old Reba with the I9 front wheel was much better.
    The 09 Reba with the Pro II front wheel is better again.
    I can't wait to get the I9 wheel with the 09 Reba...

    This is a medium frame, it fits me much better than the large that I had previously (23.5 vs 24.5 TT) despite Turners recommendations.

    I like this bike. LOTS.

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    Wowee!
    Is that the 4inch Sultan?
    How does the Reba go? I've heard theey use their full travel much more easily.
    Maybe St Andrews this saturday for a demo run??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    Wowee!
    Is that the 4inch Sultan?
    How does the Reba go? I've heard theey use their full travel much more easily.
    Maybe St Andrews this saturday for a demo run??
    Hud,

    I'd love to do another St A ride, but I've picked up another virus *sneezes*. My MTB'ing since June consists of only 2 serious rides (I don't really count the bunch of Yarra Trails rides), one at You Yangs a couple of months ago, and a ride at Lysty on Sunday. I was sick again on Monday... Not having a good second half to the year...

    With one Yarra Trails Ride and the ride at Lysty, I don't have much time on the Reba yet. However, I will say that it seems to use it's travel more easily than the pre 09 Reba. I generally only used 90mm of the 100mm on the old Reba, I used 110-115 of the 120 on Sunday. Strangely it doesn't feel any more "plush" or more controlled, maybe it needs to bed it?? The big difference is in the stiffness and the corresponding increase in predictability of the steering and handling. I turn the bike and it goes where I want....this didn't happen with the old Reba.

    The frame is an 08 4" Sultan, not the new DW link. I purschased the frame for ~$A2100 on sale. The new 09 DW's will be ~$3.8 for the frame....yes 3.8k... Having said this the revised Pivot pricing will be ~$A3.5k Shame on the Aussie dollar.

    I'd like a DW link bike, they have 4.7" (vs 4.2 to be exact for the 06-08), and from what I've read they
    • handle square edge hits better,
    • climb better because of the anti squat (so there is no need to run any ProPedal for climbing to stop the rear end from squatting excessively as the 06-08 bikes do - having said this I've purchased a Low Volume fox can to try and may get the shock PUSHed to tweak it)
    • and have less 'brake jack'
    I considered getting an 09 DW for a nano-second, but the pricing, the lack of availability, the unproven new model status, and the fact that the meduim is REALLY unattractive turned me off.

    Rich

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    Interesting. Never heard of a low volume shock, does it have a skinnier 'can' than standard? I know the high volume can is larger, considering one for the Superlight.

    I got a quote for a green '08 5-spot a few months ago, it was about 2.3k, at a runout price, only a fleeting interest in it though. The pricing now is hideous.
    I'm cursed with a different new bike desire every week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    Interesting. Never heard of a low volume shock, does it have a skinnier 'can' than standard? I know the high volume can is larger, considering one for the Superlight.

    I got a quote for a green '08 5-spot a few months ago, it was about 2.3k, at a runout price, only a fleeting interest in it though. The pricing now is hideous.
    I'm cursed with a different new bike desire every week.
    My Marin has a large volume can. I love large volume cans

    Apparently teh large volume can allows full travel and does not "ramp up" near teh end. I have to say that it does just that and feels "bottomless"

    Interestingly teh marin has all of the features you discuss Rich- anti squat, square edge hits, anti dive..... and does not cost 4K!!!

    I looked at a DW link when i was considering a dually and if i could have got old of an 08 iron horse i would have too Other than IBIS and Pivot- Turner is teh only other playa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    My Marin has a large volume can. I love large volume cans

    Apparently teh large volume can allows full travel and does not "ramp up" near teh end. I have to say that it does just that and feels "bottomless"

    Interestingly teh marin has all of the features you discuss Rich- anti squat, square edge hits, anti dive..... and does not cost 4K!!!

    I looked at a DW link when i was considering a dually and if i could have got old of an 08 iron horse i would have too Other than IBIS and Pivot- Turner is teh only other playa?


    Ha ha ha ha, mwaa ha ha ha ha, are you serious... If so, that is the funniest whilst simultaneously being the silliest thing I have read thus far on this thread...care to expand on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    My Marin has a large volume can. I love large volume cans

    Apparently teh large volume can allows full travel and does not "ramp up" near teh end. I have to say that it does just that and feels "bottomless"

    Interestingly teh marin has all of the features you discuss Rich- anti squat, square edge hits, anti dive..... and does not cost 4K!!!

    I looked at a DW link when i was considering a dually and if i could have got old of an 08 iron horse i would have too Other than IBIS and Pivot- Turner is teh only other playa?
    I'd be very interested in a 29er FS Marin when they make one , but from what I've seen nobody imports the Marin FS bikes in to Aus ... 'sup with dat?

    yep, the only 3 DW licensees now are IBIS, Pivot and Turner. From what i hear the Iron Horse's didn't have the best quality control, frame alignment etc, US business model.

    You raise a good point, Dave Weagle is missing out on a mass market player (although he was sueing Giant for infringment...) I wonder who he might license too if he wants to go back to the mass market??

    HUD, the RP23 is available with either a Low Volume or a High Volume air can, and the cans can be changed depending on the bikes linkage design, rider weight, rider preferences etc. Lots of 200lb+ boys ride the Sultan with a LV can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim2u
    Ha ha ha ha, mwaa ha ha ha ha, are you serious... If so, that is the funniest whilst simultaneously being the silliest thing I have read thus far on this thread...care to expand on that?
    The dwlink is only available on Turner, Ibis or Pivot bikes. Did i miss somethng?



    p.s. did you read teh same sentence as me?

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    Where is the porn at? No one has any goodies to show off? I find that hard to believe, lets see it!

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    There you go.......

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    Hi Paulie - how goes it?? Nice rig, but you need to take the photo again...how could you forget that the cranks MUST be level in porn shots??

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    Nice password, thanks for helping bring this thread back to life! I know there are some more super sick bikes out there lets see more of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleDuck
    Hi Paulie - how goes it?? Nice rig, but you need to take the photo again...how could you forget that the cranks MUST be level in porn shots??
    I knew that i'd forgotten something........

    Yeah things are good mate. Lookinig forward to your visit again over Christmas

    Talking of visits- i'll be in Melbs for a week in October......so we should catchup for a few rides?

    How are you going?

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    look at this


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    Just a little bit..

    New Hope BB, proudly installed by yours truly. I was hoping (no pun intended) that with my new post-mount forks that I'd also be able to run my other blue Hope rotor, but alas 'twas not to be. There is still rivet rub. Will post a less awkward pic of the SL when I get a chance. It's now around 500g lighter at11.4kg with the swapped bits from the 'Piph, aiming for 10.9kg long term...
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    That's a super nice looking bike Hud. I like all of the blue accents.

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    best BB's i've ever ridden. you won't be disappointed

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    Here's my new porn...

    Rode Lysty Sunday, but usually Yarra trails


    nice 504 HUD !
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    Thanks Casnell, there are more pics of it here and there. You a fan?
    Two other regulars on here own one as well.
    Nice rig you've got there too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    Thanks Casnell, there are more pics of it here and there. You a fan?
    Two other regulars on here own one as well.
    Nice rig you've got there too.
    I like them, got a few 205's myself. You get on Aussiefrogs?

    I did notice a few other 504's on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    Thanks Casnell, there are more pics of it here and there. You a fan?
    Two other regulars on here own one as well.
    Nice rig you've got there too.
    Hi C, 504's are where it's at!

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    Quote Originally Posted by casnell
    I like them, got a few 205's myself. You get on Aussiefrogs?

    I did notice a few other 504's on here.
    My brother John(C) on this forum, is 'Peujohn' on Aussie Frogs, I'm a member but not a poster.
    Stevob has a 205.
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    There you go ! small world...

    Did I notice you guys ride at St Andrews? Whereabouts?

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    Apologies there are no pics as yet since I just whacked it straight on the bike and took off for a ride but I finally have in my hands on a discontinued brand new 27.0mm Thomson straight seatpost in silver.

    I know I know pretty much everyone already has a thomson post but:

    a) I couldn't afford one normally
    b) the size I need was discontinued in silver
    c) it was $80AUD including shipping from the USA

    So I figure there is some porn value to me in actually owning one.
    Brilliant. Will post a pic of it on the bike asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casnell
    There you go ! small world...
    G'day Casnell... welcome to the party!

    Stevob is an Aussiefrogger too.

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    Geez, I'm feeling left out. Hud has a new rig and new bits on one of his old rigs, ILMP has a new rig, Hud's brother trumps everybody with the trifecta, a new rig, a thread about his new rig and its build, and a new name....Casnell's thrown down a very tasty 575. It's all happening!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleDuck
    Geez, I'm feeling left out. Hud has a new rig and new bits on one of his old rigs, ILMP has a new rig, Hud's brother trumps everybody with the trifecta, a new rig, a thread about his new rig and its build, and a new name....Casnell's thrown down a very tasty 575. It's all happening!
    Poor PD. You know that a 6"AM rig will fix that right up ...or maybe a Gravity dropper?

    Hey- i got your email too- sorry i'v e been very busy- i will get back to you. Currently trying to workout the passport- that expired without my knowledge

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleDuck
    Geez, I'm feeling left out. Hud has a new rig and new bits on one of his old rigs, ILMP has a new rig, Hud's brother trumps everybody with the trifecta, a new rig, a thread about his new rig and its build, and a new name....Casnell's thrown down a very tasty 575. It's all happening!

    I hate kicking you when you're down Puddleduck, but I've got some pics of the Ala Carte finally rolling on 650b wheels. The Cog social ride tonight will be it's first proper ride.
    Xt hubs (expecting them to come loose halfway into the ride...) laced to Stans 650b 355 rims, setup with yellow tape tubeless system. Tyres are Pacenti Neo-Moto 2.3's front and rear. These are based on the Panaracer Rampage.
    Looking forward to tonight!
    Posted up a pic using the lines on the garage door to compare the wheel size to a 26" wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    I hate kicking you when you're down Puddleduck, but I've got some pics of the Ala Carte finally rolling on 650b wheels. The Cog social ride tonight will be it's first proper ride.
    Xt hubs (expecting them to come loose halfway into the ride...) laced to Stans 650b 355 rims, setup with yellow tape tubeless system. Tyres are Pacenti Neo-Moto 2.3's front and rear. These are based on the Panaracer Rampage.
    Looking forward to tonight!
    Posted up a pic using the lines on the garage door to compare the wheel size to a 26" wheel.
    NNNnnnooooo, it's not happening *starts rocking in his chair at work*. I want a 650B *said using the voice of Veruca Salt from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory*

    This is not acceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    I hate kicking you when you're down Puddleduck, but I've got some pics of the Ala Carte finally rolling on 650b wheels. The Cog social ride tonight will be it's first proper ride.
    Xt hubs (expecting them to come loose halfway into the ride...) laced to Stans 650b 355 rims, setup with yellow tape tubeless system. Tyres are Pacenti Neo-Moto 2.3's front and rear. These are based on the Panaracer Rampage.
    Looking forward to tonight!
    Posted up a pic using the lines on the garage door to compare the wheel size to a 26" wheel.
    That looks odd.....is it meant to roll with bigger wheels?

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    Well, obviously it was originally designed for 26" wheels, but a lot of frames, this one included can handle the bigger diameter. It's kinda has the best aspects of both 26" and 29" setups, without the negatives. Read all about it in the 650b forum!
    Rode it tonight and loved it! Very quick with the wheel setup, noticably smoother rolling over the rough stuff. I'd deliberately done a few rides on it recently in 26" format to compare. The difference is subtle but substantial. One thing I will do is change it back to 80mm when I get the fork serviced. A little wobbley on steep singetrack climbs.
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    White Charge Spoon for the Big Kahuna!

    I love these saddles, this time in white.
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    9 speed + fork project - SIR9

    I've been collecting bits over the past 4 months or so, whenever a good deal came up.
    It's amazing how much one can save if they bide their time.
    Hafta say SRAM's anodizing looks like it's been in the sun for a year compared to CK.
    A silver lockring on the cassette???
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    Very nice Hud. The SIR's gonna be prefect with these additions IMO. And nice work waiting for the green derailler. I'll be ineterested to hear what you think of the Minute. By all accounts it's a sweet fork - as is a lot of Manitou's recent stuff. I am eyeing off a Drake (poor man's Minute) for my 29er project. A little heavy at 4.7lbs but the price I'm looking at is hard to beat.

    Which seems to be the trend you followed hey - "wait for the right part at the right price" ... which has saved me heaps too on all this stuff:












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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    Very nice Hud. The SIR's gonna be prefect with these additions IMO. And nice work waiting for the green derailler. I'll be ineterested to hear what you think of the Minute. By all accounts it's a sweet fork - as is a lot of Manitou's recent stuff. I am eyeing off a Drake (poor man's Minute) for my 29er project. A little heavy at 4.7lbs but the price I'm looking at is hard to beat.

    Which seems to be the trend you followed hey - "wait for the right part at the right price" ... which has saved me heaps too on all this stuff:












    These cranks are gonna become 22/36 and black bashie .... not a fan of silver rings.


    Meaty 1.5in steerer - perfect for 1.5in headtubes...


    very noice!

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    Never been one for "bike porn" and upgrades but all these cool colourful bits look nice. Maybe one day ill do a custom build but that day is a long way away.

    This arived for me today.



    I think I will have to have a quick ride Wednesday night before we go away to test them. Probably not the best lights but for the price could not say no. Budget is a big thing atm and when a mate was interested in them I decided to get one as well to help with postage. It suprised me how small the light and batteries were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_M
    Never been one for "bike porn" and upgrades but all these cool colourful bits look nice. Maybe one day ill do a custom build but that day is a long way away.

    This arived for me today.



    I think I will have to have a quick ride Wednesday night before we go away to test them. Probably not the best lights but for the price could not say no. Budget is a big thing atm and when a mate was interested in them I decided to get one as well to help with postage. It suprised me how small the light and batteries were.
    Looks like a nice little kit. What was the cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbox
    Looks like a nice little kit. What was the cost?
    http://www.geomangear.com/index.php?...roducts_id=138


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    $120 inc postage, helmet mount and Aus power adapter for charger (brought seperately)

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    Nice deal, let us know how it goes. Would be very interested.

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    Good to see you're getting your stuff together N_P. Hmm..I'm guessing a white frame?
    (You may have told me but I've forgotten.)
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_M
    Never been one for "bike porn" and upgrades but all these cool colourful bits look nice. Maybe one day ill do a custom build but that day is a long way away.

    This arived for me today.



    I think I will have to have a quick ride Wednesday night before we go away to test them. Probably not the best lights but for the price could not say no. Budget is a big thing atm and when a mate was interested in them I decided to get one as well to help with postage. It suprised me how small the light and batteries were.
    Looks a lot this this one: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25149

    I remember reading a thread on dealextreme flashlights somewhere on this site which had someone's opinion of this light.

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    So, N_P, is this new bike-o-yours going to be ready for Buller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowpat
    So, N_P, is this new bike-o-yours going to be ready for Buller?
    I really hope so. Only got one month left to get it together, but I'm doubting it will be enough time, which sucks.

    I'm really wanting to get my 29er project up and running before OO100 as well so combine that with all that's left to do on the house and it starts looking dire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclear_powered
    with all that's left to do on the house and it starts looking dire.
    Ahhhhh, has it got a roof?? four walls? floors??....... house can wait!!
    "Though my life is changing fast,
    My roots are planted in the past,
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    Quote Originally Posted by harvster
    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.
    very similar to my moots
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    The dude is like 120lbs, tops lol he can run any tires he wants without issues, i'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red PeeKay
    Ahhhhh, has it got a roof?? four walls? floors??....... house can wait!!
    Yes, yes and yes. But it's taken long enough - time to knock this thing on the head so I can focus on riding only.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    Hmm..I'm guessing a white frame?
    Yeah - white at this stage. It'll all go with their bright blue as well, but I'm aiming for white. For some reason it's the only colour I can envisage owning a bike in. I like other people's bikes of other colours ... but I just want to build mine white.

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    That blue is very nice. So are all the PC colours. Very Niner.
    That ano green specific to the Nomad is incredible. Santa Cruz's website is great for helping to choose a colour.
    White is timeless.
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hud
    White is timeless.
    So is black, but not as photogenic!

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    Dunno about porn, but these add a little bling to the bar area and match the pad adjusters and Lefty lockout nicely. The standard Cannondale grips were like having pikelets wrapped around the bar....





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    mmm...pikelets
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob
    mmm...pikelets
    ..... wrapped around the "bar"

    Sounds kinky.

    Sorry, my mind is trash at the moment. I'll leave now.....
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    that plainly doesn't deserve a response.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    does this count?








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    Love the Scott! Envious!

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    Bonus points for "most exposed MTB seatpost shaft of 2009."
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    Are they road pedals on the MTB? What type? I see that the roady has speedplay pedals, any good?
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    King Cage in Stainless Steel. Hand made in the US. $25 including shipping and the lightest I've seen in a while. Can also get a lighter one in Ti but naturally it's way pricier. It looks beautiful up close... for a bottle cage that is.
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    It's missing a bike. Otherwise it's pretty useless I'd think.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob
    It's missing a bike. Otherwise it's pretty useless I'd think.
    I was just gonna put it on a chain and wear it in the ghetto, but I guess a bike is an equally cool idea.

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    there's a ghetto here?
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Yeah they are road pedals! My SPDs are fused to the cranks of my previous mtb. I mustnt had applied enough grease when i installed them because neither i nor the LBS can get them off.

    I had a spare pair of crappy shimanos road pedals sitting around, and my road shoes are more cumfy than my mtb shoes so it made sense to stick them on. So far theyve been ok, even in muddy river crossings they werent too bad!

    Speedplays Ti are light. Nuisance to walk around in, but i tend not to 'cafe' much when im out riding so its ok.

    Yeah ive dropped a few bottles off the mtb before i got the king cage. I use two more positioned behind the seatpost (like where they are for time trials) for 100km races. I have no idea what other spark users do for more water bottle because its only got one mount.


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    Camelbacks probably...

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    nice Scott's bike

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    I know it is a DH bike but....
    If you don't live for something,
    You will die for NOTHING!!

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    awesome pic
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Bryce Canyon? Utah at the very least?

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    just a few bits.. the rest is in transit as i type.. hope ss hubs, dt swiss rims, easton bars, etc.. tune cranks if i can muster the cash next week.




















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    Nice colour!. Not so sure about the head badge though.
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideknob
    Bonus points for "most exposed MTB seatpost shaft of 2009."
    Agreed, not that it is a bad thing I think high seat-posts look better.

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    New rubber porn, yet to have their cherries popped....



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    Ignitor, best tyre ever!

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    Yeah, been running a Monorail Exception on the back, with a Rendez up front, both in 2.1. The Monorail is FAST but it's getting cut up a bit in the rocky stuff and since I got a dually I'm hitting these sorts of things a bit harder. I had two Crossmark Exceptions but sold them - 500g each they were also going to get cut up. Went with the Ignitor 2.1 for the back and the 2.25 Ardent for the front as it's real loose here ATM. They should go OK.
    Less isn't MOAR

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    Also running Ignitors front and back on the 29er and loving them. Dumped the pressure to 25-30psi and they grip like mad but still roll fast.

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    I run an Ignitor 2.1 on the front and it is so grippy. I love it. I run a Crossmark on the back.

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    The Ardent has a rounder profile than I expected, it's accurately sized and tall to go with it. Might take it out tomorrow.
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    Woodman Ti bolt seatpost collar.





    Fully pimped with red bits:



    Red Turner grips. Red Woodman seatpost collar. Red ano caps for the RP23 and Lefty Schraeder valves.
    Less isn't MOAR

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    Nice !
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Nice red touches... coming along a treat!

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    Thanks.

    I think I've just about got the suspension dialed in now. The big 2.25 Ardent I just threw on makes the front feel like a 5" fork, it rolls over a lot of trail debris and rocks like they aren't there, and has good flotation over the loose silt and gravel that I encounter a lot of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideknob
    Thanks.

    I think I've just about got the suspension dialed in now. The big 2.25 Ardent I just threw on makes the front feel like a 5" fork, it rolls over a lot of trail debris and rocks like they aren't there, and has good flotation over the loose silt and gravel that I encounter a lot of.
    Fun eh!

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    Wanted eggbeaters for a long time, so I got this set of SLs off ebay for $125 brand new.
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    Probably from the same seller I got mine from Joel. I use washers between my pedals & the cranks and grease the threads to stop them from seizing.

    Just ordered a rebuild kit for some older eggbeaters I have.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Do you use the washers to stop your shows from hitting the chainstay?
    They are alot different compared to the old lead weight Shimanos, release is so easy.

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    No, the washers are only thin, and used to prevent the spindles from seizing onto the cranks. My shoes, once mounted on the pedals, are a good 12mm from the crank, and even further from the frame.

    The best things about the eggbeaters are the easy release, easy entry, even when clogged with mud and the relaxed float. You never feel like your knees are going to be wrenched in the wrong direction.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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