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    New F5 rider here... or soon to be... XD

    Just got off the phone with Walter at Chumba... Yupp, it's Walter. All this time i thought his name was Arthur, hahahahahahahaha. Phones suck. Anyways, there's going to be a white Chumba F5 shipping out today... Oooooooooooooo

    Here's what the build looks like...

    Frame : 2008 Chumba F5 w/ Fox DHX5
    Fork : 2007 Rock Shox Boxxer Race
    Rear Shock : Fox DHX5.0
    Rear Derailleur : SRAM XO
    Shifters : SRAM XO
    Crankset : Truvativ Holzefeller 36/Bash
    Bottom Bracket : Truvativ Howitzer XR
    Cassette : Sram PG950 11-32T
    Chain : KMC Z9200 Super Narrow - 2-Tone
    Brakes : Hayes Stroker Trail 203mm/160mm
    Tires : 2.5 Maxxis Minion DHF 3C/2.35 Maxxis Highroller 60D
    Wheels : Azonic Outlaw
    Handlebar : Truvativ Holzefeller
    Stem : Truvativ Holzefeller
    Grips : Lizard Skin Peaty
    Pedals : Shimano M737
    Saddle : SDG Ti Fly custom RideSFO
    Seat Post : Truvativ XR dc

    Now, all i need is a headset and a chainguide i think and i'll be set.

    Also, future plans are a 11X26 cassette, Deity Dirty Thirty, Sunline Boxxer integrated stem, MRP G2/E13 LG1/Gamut P30, lighter seatpost.

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    Cool, a second ex-Ibex convert to Chumba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer
    Cool, a second ex-Ibex convert to Chumba.
    yuppers... Ibex convert here. Figured it's time for a DH bike. Racing on an FR bike just wasnt cutting it. Cant wait for the F5 dude... She's going to be *****in'!!! XD

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    hey, I've been thinking, since you're going to have a chumba, and i have a chumba, let's see who can get down the hill at pacifica first. best out of three since i've never been there. what do you say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardway
    hey, I've been thinking, since you're going to have a chumba, and i have a chumba, let's see who can get down the hill at pacifica first. best out of three since i've never been there. what do you say?
    i'm down... This is what i usually do. Get there at around 9am. One run of Crack, then one run of Mile. Session boyscout til about 11am. Go grab some awesome burrittos nearby and back to Boyscout for the rest of the day. At 5pm we drive to Carlmont and session some FR til about 8:30pm (beats sitting in traffic)... XD

    Was gonna head out there this Sunday, but then i realised there were a few things i was missing for my F5 build. Headset, and BB. I thought the BB would be a 68mm/73mm with a 51mm chainline cause the rear wheel spacing was 135mm. But it still runs 83mm. Haha. So i gotta order one of those along with a headset. Also going to be needing a chain guide. Gonna run some beatup old one dad has in the garage until i can afford a P30...

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    Some Pacifica Boyscout action... XD

    Chumba porn to follow soon. Promise... XD

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    Let me know when you're done building, I'm trying to finish an Azonic Steelhead DJ build myself right now, plus I'd like to do a strip down/wash/build up of the EVO before I do this (D-Ville dirt is BRUTAL!). Just give me a few days notice and I'll be there ready to roll!
    I'm not trying to get super competitive about this, I'm just thinking an EVO Vs F5 shootout would be FUN, FUN, FUN!!! Plus I want to see your bike close up

    I'm pretty stoked, let's hit it!
    I'll follow you the first run to get timing, then it's ON!

    PS: That pic is RAD!!

    I will be able to supply a photog to document this EVO Vs F5 action, as long as he's able to get some borrowed ride time. I understand if you don't want to donate, new bike and all. He can **** up my ride all he wants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardway
    Let me know when you're done building, I'm trying to finish an Azonic Steelhead DJ build myself right now, plus I'd like to do a strip down/wash/build up of the EVO before I do this. Just give me a few days notice and I'll be there ready to roll!
    I'm not trying to get super competitive about this, I'm just thinking an EVO Vs F5 shootout would be FUN, FUN, FUN!!! Plus I want to see you bike close up

    I'm pretty stoked, let's hit it!
    I'll follow you the first run to get timing, then it's ON!

    PS: That pic is RAD!!

    I will be able to supply a photog to document this EVO Vs F5 action, as long as he's able to get some borrowed ride time. I understand if you don't want to donate, new bike and all. He can **** up my ride all he wants!
    Will do dude. I hope to be done by Wednesday. I've missed way too many weekly shuttles already. Not good at all

    I dunno about being competitive, i'm not the fastest guy out there but i do get very competitive, haha. At Pacifica, it's kind of a one sided thing though... The F5 will perform better for sure. At Boyscout and Carlmont, that would be more EVO territory as it would be easier to throw the bike around.

    I'm pretty new to Pacifica. Only been there like 3 times and right now it's my favourite place by far. Best place to ride in the Bay Area imo... And it's all LEGAL... XD

    Thanx, my friend took that pic. He'll be back from a race from Belgium next week. Could probably get him to come out for a ride as well...

    I'm always down to session and get some good photos. Your photographer friend can ride my bike up the hills

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    Don't think he's stupid enough to take that deal, but you're welcome to offer it to him!

    Performance is in the legs of the beholder!
    You'll probably thrash me, but you never know, I might be real fast that day!
    I'm usually pretty fast, and I generally don't have much regard for my physical safety. Sometimes that gives me the edge, sometimes it just hurts.

    I want this to be more of a bro session than a straight out competition, I just thought we could make some internet smack talk to liven things up YA KNOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardway
    Don't think he's stupid enough to take that deal, but you're welcome to offer it to him!

    No harm trying right? Hahahahaha

    Quote Originally Posted by hardway
    Performance is in the legs of the beholder!
    You'll probably thrash me, but you never know, I might be real fast that day!
    I'm usually pretty fast, and I generally don't have much regard for my physical safety. Sometimes that gives me the edge, sometimes it just hurts.

    I want this to be more of a bro session than a straight out competition, I just thought we could make some internet smack talk to liven things up YA KNOW!
    Haha, i'm competition is sweet and all, but to me most important thing is everyone is having fun... XD I'm gonna try and get a group ride going on for Saturday next week how does that sound? Gonna get a bunch of RideSFO guys to come. Gonna be a fun day for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    No harm trying right? Hahahahaha

    Haha, i'm competition is sweet and all, but to me most important thing is everyone is having fun... XD I'm gonna try and get a group ride going on for Saturday next week how does that sound? Gonna get a bunch of RideSFO guys to come. Gonna be a fun day for sure
    Sounds good to me, I'll put it on the calender!
    Guess I'll get on the build projects and make this happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardway
    Sounds good to me, I'll put it on the calender!
    Guess I'll get on the build projects and make this happen!
    I'll start scrounging around for a BB and a headset...

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    SUHWEEEEET!!
    Let me know if anything changes, my schedule is pretty flexible as long as I have a few days notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardway
    SUHWEEEEET!!
    Let me know if anything changes, my schedule is pretty flexible as long as I have a few days notice.
    Just put in my order for a BB... Will pick up a headset from WrenchScience this week...

    Sweet... When ever you wanna ride man, i'm down. I'm still on my break as CSU EB is on the quarter system and it doesnt start til the 24th of September... We have weekly shuttles a couple times a week and there's some AM riding as well if you're ever in the east bay...

    You're from Sonoma... Would you happen to know a Joey Fusco? White V10?

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    When is this showdown going down? I wanna see an EVO in the flesh and have never been to the Pacifica trails. Can I fondle and straddle the EVO for a bit (just a quick spin around the lot really, still thinking about getting one even if I'm 90% sure I want an XCL) ? I'll hand you my driver's license and my Chameleon as collateral.
    Hey man, wanna go for a klunk?

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    Haha... everyone's welcome Bailout... all about having fun... XD Going to be Saturday next week. 09/06/08. 9:30am. Bring helmet, pads, etc...
    Last edited by mrpercussive; 08-27-2008 at 11:58 PM.

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    Damn! That's the same day as the King of Kennedy hill climb. Oh well, some other day I guess.
    Hey man, wanna go for a klunk?

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    bailout: If you want to check out the EVO, pm me and we can meet up at annadel or something.
    MrP: I don't know no Joey Fusco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bailout
    Damn! That's the same day as the King of Kennedy hill climb. Oh well, some other day I guess.
    Climbing is way over rated XD

    Quote Originally Posted by hardway
    bailout: If you want to check out the EVO, pm me and we can meet up at annadel or something.
    MrP: I don't know no Joey Fusco.
    Haha, i'll see if he wants to come. Dude's from Sonoma also. Very fast mofo and a good photographer also...

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    Frame came today but i missed Fedex as i was out in Hayward doing some admissions stuff for school... Also, found out that the BB I ordered from Universal Cycles is on back order so i cancelled the order but Citibank has still yet to debit my account... Sux. An 3 hours later, CSUEB calls me back up and says i need to come in for 5 minutes and sign a form. Looks like i'm driving out again... Hahahahahahahahahaha sux...

    Good thing is....... Found a nice headset for the build. Phil at RideSFO has a Headset i can have... Also gonna be using one of the oldschool chain guides dogonfr has in the garage... At least if i get the BB thing settled, i'll have a bike to ride... XD

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    The build... anyone notice any UGI or custom touches in there?? XD







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    I'm gonna be AFK for a while guys... XD


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    Had to stop and open the box... Hope to get her done today... XD Super stoked to build her up and ride her... XD Walter was super awesome to send me a tshirt and stickers too... YEA!!!!!





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    So i drove 40 miles away to get a BB. Got it and talked with the guy for quite some time. Admiring his race bike build weighing in at 38lbs. Very nice Judge... Hahaha. he also commented on the F5 and how that he's considering one of those. Seems like a lot of people who look at this bike in person just fall in love (Me included... lols). Then headed over and picked Linga155 up from his house and drove over to RideSFO Headquarters in Oakland. Phil hooked me up with a Sunline V2 headset and a new Gamut P40 chain guide with a custom made Heim bashguard in gold for an awesome price. Thanks Phil!!!! Hahaha. Built her up at the HQ and it's looking beautiful... There were some complications though but nothing some good friends couldnt help figure out... XD

    First came the chainguide. Was going to put on an old Truvativ Chain guide which dogonfr had lying in the garage. It was like 9 years old and was beat to ****... lols. Was bent way outta shape so i got the P40 from RideSFO. Then, the 36T chainring was way too small. The chain was scrapping the swingarm. So thats a no go. Gonna put on a 40T chainring tonight. See how that goes. After that, came the problem of the bolts for the P40 not clearing the Crank arms as mine was made for a 2ring setup. The bolt mounts were in the way of the bolts for the guide. I tried dremelling it and then Sonny comes in and shakes his head. We took the chain ring and bash off and walked over to his place and sawed of the mounts with a disc cutter thing. I love power tools... hahahaha. Saved a few ounces too? lols After that, the bolt for the top guide was in the way of the swing arm in compression. Sonny found a perfect bolt replacement and it all works fine now.

    Things to fix, 40T chainring, bash guard, gold chainstay protector, chain, cables&housing and the wheel i need to dish cause it's a 135mm wheel in a 150mm spacing cause of the floater. After that, i'll be good. 8am tomorrow will be the maiden ride. Shuttles and then over to some FR sessioning. Gonna be hella fun. But so far, just getting on it and pumping the bike on stuff, it feels insanely stable yet responsive. I'm very impressed with the build of the bike and cant wait til it's done. A little disappointed with the weight outcome though... 42.06lbs was without the chainring, bash, cables. With all that probably like 42.3lbs... Oh well, i got like 4lbs in tubes anyways. Gonna be going tubeless soon along with some ligter bars, stem and seatpost. Pedals could also do with a change as my M737 are beat and old from the early 2000... lols.

    Anyways, here's are some pics. Cant really see the details as lighting is awful cause it's dark, but will get more tomorrow...









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    frrreeeking nice Mr.P..... one of these days ill go to pacifica and see your rig in person.. i ride an XCL and loves it.. just to let you know there is a guy in ebay that sells ti coil.. i had picked one up for $50.. saves you some weight.. plus the bling factor.. congrats on the bike..

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