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    Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

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    As some of you may know one of our own Kristian lost everything but a few personal items in the fire yesterday including his 3 bikes that I know he loved dearly!

    I cant even begin to understand the devastation that Kristian and his family are going through along with all the other victims of the Black forest Fire.

    I feel so helpless in these situations and was really thinking how I could help. My thoughts are with the power of this forum and the good of the MTB community we can quickly raise some funds and parts to get Kristian a bike of his own to ride. I know Kristian well, and like all of us here riding is part of his soul and is going to have a tough time not riding.

    So what do you got? What can you pitch in? Lets put our heads together wand see what we can build up for him. He rides a medium I was thinking if we could get something built up like his Kona Unit that would keep him satisfied until he is able to make an insurance claim.

    I am in to pitch in $100 towards a new frame and fork to get the ball rolling.

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    IE has a medium Nomad for sale right this second.

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    Add another $100.00 to the total

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    I have a medium Nimble 9 frame hanging on the wall, it has a dent in the DT and a few scratches but otherwise great, you guys have seen it. Powdercoat is matte black with a little texture.

    Edit - I'll also look through the parts box, see what I can donate.

    Edit #2 - Actually, you can have the frame.

    Jay - will you arrange for someone to pick up donations from Denver area?

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    I don't have anything to donate, but did he have insurance?

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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    I've got a set of 29er wheels to donate and a crank & bottom bracket. All are new parts.

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    Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    Ya I imagine if he has insurance which I assume he does he will be rocking some sweet rides soon. I have some spare parts ill go through in the mean time.


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    @Skared Nomad is cool but thinking K will want FS 29er

    @ inglus That nimble 9 sounds perfect. And am sure we can get you some funds for it. I also dont mind making a trip up to Denver to get the parts. Also Jpaks Joe is coming down to the springs next Wednesday and could probably send some parts with him.

    @ Shortbus, sweet Keith, some wheels and cranks will be nice.

    Any Rebas 29er forks floating around out there???

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    Let's go 29'er if possible. I'd love to be the mechanic on this one when we get enough together. I can go through my work to get good pricing on parts that we can't come up with.

    I'm sure he had insurance so we just need to get him rolling again while his claim gets started.

    I'm pretty sure he lost everything, including all the ancillary cycling bits such as shoes, pack, night lights, helmet...down to the water bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude View Post
    @Skared Nomad is cool but thinking K will want FS 29er

    @ inglus That nimble 9 sounds perfect.
    It's yours then, I'm sure I have some half-worn tires to go along with Shortbus' rims, and some other parts. Will post tonight. Would he go for a SS? I know I have SS rings for shimano cranks and some cogs.

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    I don't have much as far as $ but I can do $50

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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    The cranks that I have are 104/shimano.
    This is awesome btw.

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    Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    I have a set of set of wheels a crankset & brakes.
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    Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    I have a set of juicy 7 brakes, 29er tires. Handle bars and a set of grips I also have a rigid 29er fork if we can't find a squishy one.


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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    I will be driving down Wed 6/19 &amp; can bring anything you guys have to donate.

    I've got a KM rigid fork. 29er that I can donate

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    Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    I will also hit up some local spots to see if I can find him a few tie die shirts to replace the ones he lost.


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    I have all sort of parts (Headsets, Pedals, bottom brackets) n stuff (cables, housing, frames bits, etc) ... I also have two 26" hardtail frames that need a good home...

    I'm happy to donate my time, tools, bits, and beer to build a rig..
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    Post a link to a donation site, and I'll also be happy to throw in couple $$..

    Sorry to hear about the loss.

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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    HirschMJ is comin through with an older 29er Reba!

    QR, and may need a little love, but it's squishy

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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    I will also hit up some local spots to see if I can find him a few tie die shirts to replace the ones he lost.


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    KMan has forever been overflowing with passion for our local fat tire community, I'm sure I would not be the rider I am today without being introduced to the local area (And the very best chunky trails) by him. Nor would I be connected with the Inflexibles, an amazing group of friendly, social riders that has always been spearheaded by Kman. For that, I thank you Kristian!

    i'll throw down $50, some elixir R's, a set of Flat pedals, a slightly beat up pair of 5.10s and other extras as needed. lets get this thing together!

    anyone that wants to donate but can't get to Kristian directly (maybe because they're out of town or on a tight schedule), feel free to PM me and we can set up a time to meet up and I'll make sure he gets everything ASAP.

    Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming support!

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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    Just heard from HirschMJ. He's also got a Jet9 frame w/shock (large I believe) and an Arch ex wheelset to pitch in.

    Kman's gonna be aiiight :thumbup:

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    I can donate cash.
    Also have extra brakes, helmets, and maybe some other stuff I can't think of right now.

    SRTB think your shop could give us a good deal on a complete new bike for Kristian?

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    Sorry to hear about K-Man's loss.

    I have a Pushed Reba (straight steerer) to donate if HirschMJ Reba does not come through.
    It is 20mm axle - so dependent on the donor wheels.

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    Wow! all I can say is Wow. The response has been unbelievable and makes me proud to be part of the MTB community.

    SRTB (Chris Kuhn) is going to set up a paypal account for kirstian to make it easy to donate $$$..

    So here is what we have so far. I really appreciated HirschMJ donating a FS 29er (extremely generous) but my thoughts are lets focus on building up a HT and let Kman use his insurance money to by his dream squish 29er. Knowing kristain he is going to want at least a 120mm travel bike.


    Frame: Nimble 9 from Luis and Jet 9 from HirschMJ
    Wheels: Arches from HirschMJ , bikepackingdude and shortbus also have wheelsets
    Fork: HirschMJ has QR Reba and Flash278 has pushed reba
    Cranks: ShortBus
    Brakes: HTRN, bikepackingdude, pdubs has elixers
    Pedals: Pdubs has some flats.


    So it it looking like we will just need some drive train and cockpit parts and decide what wheels, forks and brakes to put on. We may not have to buy to many parts so Kristian may have a nice bit of cash to get a new helmet, pads, pack etc.

    Maybe we can set up a coupe collection points for this weekend. I dont mind driving up to Denver and meeting folks to get parts this weekend.

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    Do any of the donor wheels have 20mm axle? Pretty sure bikepacking dudes wheelset is 20mm..

    I know kman will want a fat axle over QR...

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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    my wheels are qr

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    wheels gotta be 29" and 20 mm thru axle or qr front, & gotta figure out if the frame ends up being 135 or 142.

    i got a rotor or two, also found a thompson elite post

    anyone have an extra short stem & wide bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_DuBs View Post

    anyone have an extra short stem & wide bars?
    I have 50mm truvative stem

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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    I also have lots of 160 rotors along with bolts.
    No bars wider than 680 here

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    Full face helmet, anyone? That might be a good candidate for the paypal fund. I have some barely used (maybe 3 times) armor that I could part with...


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    I have many things for the lendings, in addition to the 100mm QR Reba that needs some love (it's more like 50mm at the moment, oil where it shouldn't be) I have a variety of handlebars and stems, though I think the shortest ones I have left at 90mm. There's X0 brakes that need a rebuild, a variety of disc brakes, I have a SRAM 9 speed cassette to spare, a 3x crankset, whatever bottom bracket that fits a JET9, and the frame, which is 20" in size and he's welcome to borrow until insurance comes through. The Arch EX wheelset HomegrownMN mentioned is the stock Stan's one, and needs a spoke replaced. It's 15mm thru up front (convertible to QR, I have the end caps) and 135x10 in the rear.
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    Ok fellers, I just started a new email account for Kristian that you can send money to via paypal. I found a short youtube video on how to do it WITHOUT FEES.

    Send funds to this address: kristian@goatheadcycles.com

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/E11PJ_xjdX0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I guess if you read this without know who the heck I am, PM Jaydude, Shortbus, Hightechredneck, or Kristian himself to confirm that this is not a scam

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    I've got a thomson 31.6 seatpost if it fits whatever frame.

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    BTW the Nimble 9 frame takes a 27.2mm seatpost, 30mm seat clamp, 1 1/8" headset, and direct mount front derailleur, for those wanting to donate those parts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_DuBs View Post
    anyone have an extra short stem & wide bars?
    Think I may have a spare set of Dirty 30's at the house.. won't be back until next week though. May have a headset around as well if it's not already on the frame.

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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    If none of my stuff is really needed I'll pitch in $100 for random parts.

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    I have a 20mm 29er fork as well, if needed.
    I have 30.9 Thompson post too.
    and a saddle...

    I also have a pack, a POC helmet, or a MET helmet with a full face attachement if thats better, shoes -size 44 (US size 10), gloves, and some jerseys to get him back on the trail.
    Let me know what you need, I can bring it wherever on Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingRelatedToBiking View Post
    Ok fellers, I just started a new email account for Kristian that you can send money to via paypal. I found a short youtube video on how to do it WITHOUT FEES.

    Send funds to this address: kristian@goatheadcycles.com


    I guess if you read this without know who the heck I am, PM Jaydude, Shortbus, Hightechredneck, or Kristian himself to confirm that this is not a scam
    Chris,

    thank you for setting this up. I vouch for Chris and understand if there is some hesitation from the masses donating though pay pal. All I can say is each and every penny will reach Kristian and if you feel more comfortable sending funds another way please let me know.

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    Woa..just fount this on Facebook. Someone set up a fund already here:

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    They are getting some cash together in a hurry!

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    Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    Yeah I do have 20mm stuff and I have drive train bits just let me know what you need
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    Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    I also have pearl Izumi shoes if they fit
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    I've got a Kali helmet and some other odds and ends I can pitch in. Maybe some old RaceFace Evolve AM bars. I think they are 680s, but I'm not sure. I wore the helmet 3 times and hated it, but I have a funky head.

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    Anyone know what size gloves or shorts or anything apparel wise that he would wear?

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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    I have an older Camelbak HAWG too

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    I've got some RF atlas bars at 780mm. I'm in SLC, but an old buddy of Kristian's. somebody wanna pm an address i could ship it to in the springs?

    I may have a 70mm Thomson stem too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ingluis View Post
    BTW the Nimble 9 frame takes a 27.2mm seatpost, 30mm seat clamp, 1 1/8" headset, and direct mount front derailleur, for those wanting to donate those parts...
    I have a New seat post. 27.2 He can have that!

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    I have some BB7 brakes, some headsets, M540 pedals, various grips, some cogs, Surly spacer kit, bottle cages, a few saddles, etc... PM me if you guys need something for his bike. I'm here in Colorado Springs.

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    Sounds like he's covered, but I have a Motobecane Fantom Pro 29 that he can borrow long term. Supposedly a large, but I would consider it a medium-ish frame. Complete except for brakes and discs.

    120 Reba QR, WTB rims, shimano drivetrain, carbon post and bars. He would probably want a shorter stem and wider bars.
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    You guys are so kind and I really feel the love!

    Seriously though, I do have good insurance and I am going to be Ok in the bike department (well, a lot better than OK actually).

    I would be great with a loaner for a couple of rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    I would be great with a loaner for a couple of rides.
    What size do you need, K? I'm sure work can lend one to you for awhile.
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    OMG, think I just saw you on the news Kristian! Sorry for your losses, but glad you're ok man. I'd be happy to let you ride my hardtail 26er Stumpjumper any time you want to man (probably not your cup of tea, but it's there if you need it). Hope everything works out ok for you buddy.

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    Sorry to hear about the loss of your house as I can imagine its a horrible feeling, but it is great to hear you do have home owners insurance and all your items lost will be covered and of course I know whats the hardest is loosing family pictures in the fire.

    I don't have much bike parts laying around, but I got some cool Lizard Skin grips and a 50mm or 70mm stem if you need them. I can ship those out to whom will be building your bike. Just let me know where to send them out to?

    Hang in there Kristian and wish your family safe recovery.


    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    You guys are so kind and I really feel the love!

    Seriously though, I do have good insurance and I am going to be Ok in the bike department (well, a lot better than OK actually).

    I would be great with a loaner for a couple of rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle View Post
    What size do you need, K? I'm sure work can lend one to you for awhile.
    Hey Nickle, I ride a medium. I would love a loaner if you guys had something laying around.

    Again I can't stress enough how touched I am by the outpouring of support from everyone! Your love has helped me start processing this in ways I can't begin to describe. I am very much looking forward to replacing my quiver and I think things will be better than ever. Its very helpful to focus on the bright spots like that.

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    I was just thinking how I need to make sure my insurance is up to date. This is a crappy way to be reminded, but something we should all probably do. Good luck, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    Hey Nickle, I ride a medium. I would love a loaner if you guys had something laying around.
    I'll see what Jesse and I can round up. There has to be something.
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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    You guys are so kind and I really feel the love!

    Seriously though, I do have good insurance and I am going to be Ok in the bike department (well, a lot better than OK actually).

    I would be great with a loaner for a couple of rides.
    Kristian, it would be an honor to build up a new rig for you weather your insurance gets you a new awesome bike or not. I know everyone in this thread would agree. You have helped many of us on here more than you can imagine, and have learned a lot riding with you over the years. I can't imagine your loss and it's the least we can do for an awesome member of the riding community and a great friend.

    We got enough gear here to build you up a sweet lil fun HT. What's the saying N+1??

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    Consider it a Karma bike, once your insurance comes through you can pass it along to someone in need if you wish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSteve in CO View Post
    I was just thinking how I need to make sure my insurance is up to date. This is a crappy way to be reminded, but something we should all probably do. Good luck, man.
    @ BigSteve and everyone else--we have a very good insurance agent who we have been with for over 12 years. (for what it's worth we use Shelter). We werent always active with updating our coverage, but after the Waldo Canyon fire (and a few serious remodels) we have updated a few times recently. After our meeting today with our agent and adjuster, we were very reassured that not only will we be taken care of in terms of house, we will be taken care of well on all fronts. This will be a long process, but I'm confident that things will be ok in the long run, but our agent was so happy that we have been active updating things.

    Please make sure your policy is up to date. Also, if you live somewhere that fires are a danger, make sure you have an agent you trust and are happy with your insurance company. Saving a few bucks in the short term is not worth it IMO.

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    I'm not a Colorado native nor do I know personally Kristian. However, I've been in tune with the situation, consider myself a local (I live in Chicago, but own a local hotel and spend a considerable amount of time locally), and am here for the family. I'd be happy to assist $500. I know so much must be irreplaceable, but let's hope his insurance can replace a good portion of the material items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    Hey Nickle, I ride a medium. I would love a loaner if you guys had something laying around.

    Again I can't stress enough how touched I am by the outpouring of support from everyone! Your love has helped me start processing this in ways I can't begin to describe. I am very much looking forward to replacing my quiver and I think things will be better than ever. Its very helpful to focus on the bright spots like that.
    I think what we see here is a testimony about what a great man Kristian is. I didn't know you before, but now the pouring love introduced me. I'm sorry for your lose. My prayers and thoughts with you, your family, and all the victims of the fire.
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    Kristian, you can take my trusty Niner air 9 anytime for as long as you need, PM me and consider it delivered! Don't hesitate to ask! We all got to get our ride on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet View Post
    Got plenty of hydration packs for yah. What size you want?

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    I like them big with lots of room for spare parts and tools! There have been so many silly emotional moments through this, but my latest one was the realization that I have lost 20 years of tools, accumulated bolts, zip ties, newspaper bags, Amoeba parts, and other odds and ends that have found their way into my Camelbak. Naturally though, that falls in the "stuff" category right now so it's easy to replace.

    Thanks Brian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude View Post
    Kristian, it would be an honor to build up a new rig for you weather your insurance gets you a new awesome bike or not. I know everyone in this thread would agree. You have helped many of us on here more than you can imagine, and have learned a lot riding with you over the years. I can't imagine your loss and it's the least we can do for an awesome member of the riding community and a great friend.

    We got enough gear here to build you up a sweet lil fun HT. What's the saying N+1??
    I agree! You have always been very nice to me on the rides. I am happy to have met you the few times I did. It would be an honor to assist in a new ride for you.

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    Awesome work everyone! This response has been unbelievable in the amount of kindness and generosity. I think enough people have volunteered parts and cash to where we have enough to start putting together a bike. If its ok with everyone I am going to go though this thread with SRTB (Chris) and select parts that will be ideal for kman build and start working with those folks to collect parts. There is a lot of good stuff to choose from and don't want to end up with more parts than we need.


    Thank you everyone!!!!!

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    What's the dream bike once that insurance check comes in? Gonna turn 3 bikes into one?
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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ingluis View Post
    Consider it a Karma bike, once your insurance comes through you can pass it along to someone in need if you wish...
    Man, this thread was already full of awesome and then this.
    You're a good man Luis!! :thumbup:

    Mucho good karma to all those helping

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    Kman I got in touch w/Jay on some things to donate to the build, but I have some 5.10's lightly used I bought a few years back catching dust in my garage as well. What size shoe you wear? I think they are 11.5

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    Nickle and I have a Medium Shinobi lined up right now you're more than welcome to have for a few weeks. I'm going to see what else I can root up for the rest of the day and let you know.

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    Hey Kristian, I am very sorry to hear about your loss but I am glad you guys made it out safe. Haven't seen you in years but was just telling someone about you the other day. Was explaining that you were the only one I knew that would ride such a steep techy section of trail. You escaped with your memories in tact. Everything else can be replaced.

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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TitusCO View Post
    Jay, got some dinero for ya too.. let me know how you're collecting it.
    Awesome Jimmy. Chris put a link up in this thread for a PayPal payment.

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    Thank you SO VERY MUCH everyone! This bike is going to have a very special place in my heart, and I look forward to thrashing the stuff out of it!

    I wanted to give everyone a status update. We have secured an apartment with a garage so I will have a safe place to store the "karma" bike . Nickle and Jesse, thank you both and SRAM for the Shinobi loaner. I am blessed to have a quiver again so quickly.

    Jaenette, Ackley and I are doing well. Seeing the house burn on TV last Tuesday enabled us to get going quickly with the process of moving on. We have had initial meetings with our insurance agent and adjuster and things are looking good (keep your fingers crossed that continues for us). It is a blessing that Ackley is only 20 months old because she doesn't really understand what is going on. It breaks my heart when she asks about the kitties though.

    Our friends and family have been amazing with their support through this and I can't begin to describe how moved I am. We have also been in contact with people who were affected by the Waldo Canyon burn who have given us some invaluable advice in how to navigate the insurance and rebuilding process. We will rebuild in the same location. After all, my backyard trail network wasn't finished yet so I still have work to do there .

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    Thank you SO VERY MUCH everyone! This bike is going to have a very special place in my heart, and I look forward to thrashing the stuff out of it!

    I wanted to give everyone a status update. We have secured an apartment with a garage so I will have a safe place to store the "karma" bike . Nickle and Jesse, thank you both and SRAM for the Shinobi loaner. I am blessed to have a quiver again so quickly.

    Jaenette, Ackley and I are doing well. Seeing the house burn on TV last Tuesday enabled us to get going quickly with the process of moving on. We have had initial meetings with our insurance agent and adjuster and things are looking good (keep your fingers crossed that continues for us). It is a blessing that Ackley is only 20 months old because she doesn't really understand what is going on. It breaks my heart when she asks about the kitties though.

    Our friends and family have been amazing with their support through this and I can't begin to describe how moved I am. We have also been in contact with people who were affected by the Waldo Canyon burn who have given us some invaluable advice in how to navigate the insurance and rebuilding process. We will rebuild in the same location. After all, my backyard trail network wasn't finished yet so I still have work to do there .

    Cheers,
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    Kristian,

    Thanks for the update and glad that you guys are starting the process of moving on. As awful as it is to watch your home burn down on live tv, at least you know where you stand and what you and Janette need to do.

    And holy sh!t I could not believe it when I saw you and Janette on CNN with Anderson Cooper. Talk about surreal.

    As always let us know what you need.

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    It sounds like Kristians new Hard Tail has been named "Karma Bike" In addition to all the parts below we have raised $500 in cash!!!! Just Awesome!!!

    Going through this thread: Here is the build list for Karma Bike so far:

    Frameset:
    Frame: Canfield Nimble 9, Donor Luis
    Fork Reba 29 20mm axel. Donors Flash278, Rroder, WKDRDR
    Headset Donor Chrisgardner73

    Brakes Donor HTRN Jucy 7s, pdubs has elixers
    Flat Pedals Donor SRTB

    Wheelset:
    Wheels: 29er 20mm wheelset Donor rroder and bikepackingdude
    Tires/Tubes: Donor HTRN

    Drivetrain: Single Speed
    Cog: Donor Luis
    Chain
    Crankset: Donor Short bus Shimano crank
    Bottom Bracket

    Cockpit:
    Seatpost funrover
    Saddle, I say we purchase this (K whats your saddle of choice?)
    Handlebar Flowtron Race Face Atlas 780s (yeah baby)
    Stem: Donors, Flowtron Thomson 70mm, Jaydude Truvative 50mm
    Grips also purchase

    Other:
    Lights: Donor Scar Amoebas (NICE!!)
    Floor pump and tool kit: SpringsRubicon

    So we really have a nice selection here to build up a nice ride. Kristian we want you focused on getting your family's life back on track but if you have a moment feel free to chime in on the build (after all its gonna be your ride).


    Next step is to figure out what donor to go with, for example we have multiple donors in the fork, brake, and wheel categories. After we narrow down this we can work out logistics to pick up the parts.

    Logistics:
    I am thinking there will 3 ways to collect the parts.

    1: Ship them to my house (I can pm my address)
    2: I was planning to go up to Denver tomorrow or sunday, depending on what works best and creating a collection spot maybe in DTC
    3: Get your parts to HomeGrown (JPaks Joe) and he can bring them down next Wednesday when he comes down for the bikepacking seminar.

    Chime in this thread on how you want to get the parts to me and I will also PM everyone.

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    Jay if you want to use my wheels/fork I live in the Rockrimmon area but I can deliver them somewhere this afternoon call me, doubt I will be on emptybeer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder View Post
    Jay if you want to use my wheels/fork I live in the Rockrimmon area but I can deliver them somewhere this afternoon call me, doubt I will be on emptybeer.
    Cool Rick. I am working up in Rockrimmon also. I will give you a call and arrange a meeting.

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    I work up in the Denver Tech Center (off of Arapahoe) and can assist with parts collection from Denver people if necessary.

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    I have a lightly used Shimano external threaded BB, a 90 MM OS stem and a 40mm Non-OS stem (the only non-OS bars I have are 580mm).

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    Let me know what fork you decide on. I'm in Palmer Lake, if you're in Monument we can meet. Else, I work at GOG and 31st, and we can connect sometime next week.

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    This is awesome. Great to see everyone grouping together and having each others backs.

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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    Let me know if yall need some bars, headset or bottom bracket. Ihave a Red Chris King BB, Red Cane Creek IS Headset abd a couple different bars laying around.

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    I got a loner Titus El Guapo. It's a medium, 160 lyric with with a pushed Monarch Plus that just got service so I need someone to break it in!
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    Hi Jay,

    I'm hard on saddles--especially on the hardtail so something with chromo rails and
    some padding. I don't have a saddle of choice though. On stem, the shorter the better.

    Thanks again everyone!

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaydude/9046533712/" title="Untitled by jaydude_72, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7328/9046533712_2cc9fae896_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="Untitled"></a>

    So parts are already starting to come together.

    I want to thank rroder for this awesome looking set of hopes laced with arches. And the pushed fork is gonna be nice too!
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    Also thank you to everyone else that offered up their high end wheels and forks for this build. It great to see everyone on here come together and help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    Hi Jay,

    I'm hard on saddles--especially on the hardtail so something with chromo rails and
    some padding. I don't have a saddle of choice though. On stem, the shorter the better.

    Thanks again everyone!
    Done!

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    I haven't meet you Kristian, but I've heard a lot about you from others on this forum. I'm currently down and out with a wrist injury and I have two bikes you can borrow whenever you'd like. They are both in a size large, but for what it's worth I wanted to offer my Yeti ASR5 and ASR7 to ya to ride in the meantime. PM me if you're interested and I can drop either of them off to ya where you guys are staying. Prayers going out to your family.

    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    Thank you SO VERY MUCH everyone! This bike is going to have a very special place in my heart, and I look forward to thrashing the stuff out of it!

    I wanted to give everyone a status update. We have secured an apartment with a garage so I will have a safe place to store the "karma" bike . Nickle and Jesse, thank you both and SRAM for the Shinobi loaner. I am blessed to have a quiver again so quickly.

    Jaenette, Ackley and I are doing well. Seeing the house burn on TV last Tuesday enabled us to get going quickly with the process of moving on. We have had initial meetings with our insurance agent and adjuster and things are looking good (keep your fingers crossed that continues for us). It is a blessing that Ackley is only 20 months old because she doesn't really understand what is going on. It breaks my heart when she asks about the kitties though.

    Our friends and family have been amazing with their support through this and I can't begin to describe how moved I am. We have also been in contact with people who were affected by the Waldo Canyon burn who have given us some invaluable advice in how to navigate the insurance and rebuilding process. We will rebuild in the same location. After all, my backyard trail network wasn't finished yet so I still have work to do there .

    Cheers,
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    kristian - So sorry to hear about your horrible loss. Really glad to hear that everyone is safe and sound, though. Not sure what is needed still, but I have some parts I'd be happy to give you. Hope you are able to rebuild and get riding again, soon. Looking forward to seeing you on the trails. Hang in there brotha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude View Post

    I want to thank rroder for this awesome looking set of hopes laced with arches. And the pushed fork is gonna be nice too!
    Haha, wheels and fork in action on the Burro pass climb, about to be thrashed on the whole enchilada descent! They are Flow rims not Arches btw, which is good considering Kman's riding.

    I need to make the inaugural Karma bike ride, post up when you get er done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder View Post
    Haha, wheels and fork in action on the Burro pass climb, about to be thrashed on the whole enchilada descent! They are Flow rims not Arches btw, which is good considering Kman's riding.

    I need to make the inaugural Karma bike ride, post up when you get er done.
    Perhaps the first ride could be the Solstice ride!

    @ Scar--I was able to safely get my car today from the BF fire station where I left it on Tuesday, and my Amoebas were in the car! Thank you so much for the care
    Package and I will use my old lights as loaner/demos or I can return them to you.

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    Re: Kristian Needs a New Bike Stat!!!!

    Picked up some more bits today. I would like to thank Damon (springsrubicon) for this awesome contribution.

    Damon donated some real practical items such as tire levers, single speed chain, lube, shop towels, floor pump, and a nice assortment of tools. Oh and don't forget the all important bottle opener :-)
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    I've got a niner 32t front and 20t rear cog I don't need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devildog1775 View Post
    I've got a niner 32t front and 20t rear cog I don't need.
    That would be great, the ones I gave HomegrownMN last night with the frame are a bit worn...

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    I've got a WTB bar and post I could contribute. And probably a few other small odds and ends in my parts bin I haven't inventoried so don't know what, exactly, is in there. Oh, and a WTB saddle, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    We have also been in contact with people who were affected by the Waldo Canyon burn who have given us some invaluable advice in how to navigate the insurance and rebuilding process. We will rebuild in the same location. After all, my backyard trail network wasn't finished yet so I still have work to do there .
    Cheers,
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    Best advice I could give with your adjuster is that the "squeaky wheel gets the grease." Agents are generally agreeable and focussed on customer service, but there was a gap for my family (total loss fire earlier this year, not Waldo related) between the adjuster and the agent. They promised big for us in the beginning which made us happy, but would frequently under deliver. Best of luck, hope to see a tie-die guy on the trail with a Canfield Nimble 9 soon .

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    Luis dropped this beauty off lastnight!!
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