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  • 08-28-2007
    TWISTED
    Post Your Mountain Cycle
    Post photos of your Mountain Cycle bikes on this thread.

    Here's a couple of my old bikes that were, um... interesting.

    Tim


  • 08-28-2007
    End-er
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    My San Andreas, early cycling again, i hope...
  • 08-28-2007
    SanAnMan
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    I've had three over the years
    Here's my san andreas. I'm looking for a 1999 to 2002 san andreas main frame.
  • 08-28-2007
    MC9.5
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    Here they are...:thumbsup:
  • 08-28-2007
    spyder56
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    My Rumble
  • 08-28-2007
    mcrumble69
    Here's my Fury in some of it's different setups.




    Rumble


  • 08-28-2007
    cHoc Nr1
    my MC collection

    My Shockwave


    My Fury in different set-ups
    Start (XC)

    intermeding..... XC/4X

    Current 4X/play
  • 08-30-2007
    tacc13
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    My Fury during a trip to Whakarewarewa in Rotorua (New Zealand). Bike has since had forks changed to Pike 454's, new crankset, shifters, derailleur.
  • 09-06-2007
    Timur_j
    My Zen
  • 09-06-2007
    eauxgod
    rumble
  • 09-10-2007
    regis06
    Here is my MOHO SLIX.



    FRAME: MOUNTAIN CYCLE MOHO SLIX SIZE M
    REAR SHOCK: DT SWISS HVR 200
    FORK: FOX TALAS RLC
    HEADSET: CHRIS KING BLACK
    STEM: THOMSON ELITE
    HANDLE BAR: ANSWER PRO TAPER XC CARBON
    BRAKES: HOPE MONO MINI FRONT 180/REAR 160 FLOATING DISCS
    DERAILLEURS FRONT/REAR: SHIMANO XTR/XTR (M952)
    SHIFTERS: SRAM TRIGGER ROCKET
    CRANKSET: SHIMANO XT HOLLOWTECH II
    PEDALS: TIME Z CONTROL
    CASSETTE: STRONGLIGHT TITANE 11-32
    CHAIN: SRAM PC99 HOLLOWPIN
    HUBS: DT SWISS 240 (now CHRIS KING ISO BLACK)
    RIMS: MAVIC X3.1 (now DT SWISS 4.1)
    SPOKES: DT COMPETITION 2.0/1.8 (now SAPIM CX RAY)
    WHEEL QR: DT SWISS (now SALSA FLIP-OFFS TITANIUM BLACK)
    SEAT POST: THOMSON ELITE (now GRAVITYDROPPER 2 inches)
    SEAT: FI'ZI:K NISENE TWIN TECH
    SEAT CLAMP: MOUNTAIN CYCLE
    FRONT TIRE: SCHWALBE BIG JIM TUBELESS (now FAT ALBERT TUBELESS) + SEALANT STAN NOTUBES
    REAR TIRE: SCHWALBE JIMMY TUBELESS (now ALBERT TUBELESS) + SEALANT STAN NOTUBES
  • 09-10-2007
    Ericmopar
    Hey Tim, is that silver San An the one you told me you modified to have some monster travel at one point in time ?
  • 09-10-2007
    TWISTED
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ericmopar
    Hey Tim, is that silver San An the one you told me you modified to have some monster travel at one point in time ?

    No, I had both my '98 black and raw finish '00 San Andreas's back before I started working for MC. I messed around with my current red '03 San Andreas, using different mounts, a 9.5" rear shock and an '03 Monster T. I highly recommend against anyone trying this since it rode horribly and is not designed for that type of riding anyway.
  • 09-10-2007
    Ericmopar
    Do you mean a 9.5" eye to eye shock or rear wheel travel after your hot rodding job?
    I'm trying to visualise this "Franken Bike" you created.

    Later, Eric.

    Just so you know; I have no intention of repeating the experiment.
  • 09-10-2007
    TWISTED
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ericmopar
    Do you mean a 9.5" eye to eye shock or rear wheel travel after your hot rodding job?
    I'm trying to visualise this "Franken Bike" you created.

    Later, Eric.

    Just so you know; I have no intention of repeating the experiment.

    I said "9.5" rear shock", meaning the rear shock measures nine and a half inches. The rear travel also measured about 9.5" based on the shock's three inch stroke and the 3.1 to 1 leverage ratio.
  • 09-11-2007
    cHoc Nr1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TWISTED
    No, I had both my '98 black and raw finish '00 San Andreas's back before I started working for MC. I messed around with my current red '03 San Andreas, using different mounts, a 9.5" rear shock and an '03 Monster T. I highly recommend against anyone trying this since it rode horribly and is not designed for that type of riding anyway.

    A bike friend of mine had probably the same setup a few years ago, a Super Monster T with a shock to "match"
    He mentionend that it rode silly, and i also rode a few feet on it, you almost had to use a ladder to get on, and the riding is horrible indeed.
    He broke his frame during a 10ft drop that same day.
  • 09-11-2007
    TWISTED
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cHoc Nr1
    A bike friend of mine had probably the same setup a few years ago, a Super Monster T with a shock to "match"
    He mentionend that it rode silly, and i also rode a few feet on it, you almost had to use a ladder to get on, and the riding is horrible indeed.
    He broke his frame during a 10ft drop that same day.

    I had to use many different mounts and bits from different frames to get that long rear shock to fit, I doubt anyone else has gone to the trouble and expense. I only had it together like that to see if it was possible, then quickly took it apart. At the same time, I had my 5" Z1 on the front of my 9.5. Now that was a weird set-up.:skep:

    The drop isn't what broke that frame. Bolting a 14lb 12" travel fork to a 6lb frame desinged around a 3" to 6" fork is definitely what killed that frame.:nono:

    Remember, there was DH ten and fifteen years ago, but it was much different from the DH of today. The San Andreas is not a modern style DH frame.
  • 09-11-2007
    Ericmopar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TWISTED
    I said "9.5" rear shock", meaning the rear shock measures nine and a half inches. The rear travel also measured about 9.5" based on the shock's three inch stroke and the 3.1 to 1 leverage ratio.

    I thought you probably meant what you said, but my brain was having trouble imagining a 9.5" shock mounted in a San Andreas.:shocked:

    I've got to make me a shim for my San An and try that.

    Later, Eric.
  • 09-11-2007
    cHoc Nr1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TWISTED
    I had to use many different mounts and bits from different frames to get that long rear shock to fit, I doubt anyone else has gone to the trouble and expense. I only had it together like that to see if it was possible, then quickly took it apart. At the same time, I had my 5" Z1 on the front of my 9.5. Now that was a weird set-up.:skep:

    The drop isn't what broke that frame. Bolting a 14lb 12" travel fork to a 6lb frame desinged around a 3" to 6" fork is definitely what killed that frame.:nono:

    Remember, there was DH ten and fifteen years ago, but it was much different from the DH of today. The San Andreas is not a modern style DH frame.

    He had that setup for a few months, I think he had that shock and test fitted it and made one set of shockmounts to get it as far up to the frontseattube as possible.
    About the broken frame, it sure was due to the frontfork, he knew that too.
  • 09-11-2007
    Timur_j
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    routes of my Zen
    My bike does not like garage ;)
    (Photo is from album).
  • 09-11-2007
    Ericmopar
    Routes of my Zen...

    That looks so much like the East Bay Regional Park District, back home in the San Francisco Bay Area, that its making me homesick.
    Where was that photo taken?

    Later, Eric.
  • 09-11-2007
    TWISTED
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SanAnMan
    Here's my san andreas. I'm looking for a 1999 to 2002 san andreas main frame.

    You need a 2001 or earlier main frame with the VPS front shock mount. The 2002 (and newer) uses a cartridge bearing main pivot and would not work with your swingarm.

    Hope this helps.
    Tim
  • 09-14-2007
    Timur_j
    Are there passes 8000 ft above sea level in the park? :rolleyes: Pictures are from Tien-Shan mountains (Cental Asia, Kazakhstan)
  • 09-14-2007
    SanAnMan
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    San Andreas Rule!
    Here's my '03 that I regretfully sold.
    The other polished one is a pic I had but don't know who's it is.
  • 09-14-2007
    Ericmopar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Timur_j
    Are there passes 8000 ft above sea level in the park? :rolleyes: Pictures are from Tien-Shan mountains (Cental Asia, Kazakhstan)

    No, nothing that high. We had rolling hills no higher than 2500 ft. in the East Bay park system. What is amazing, is the resembalence in the photos, to the open tree less areas of the East Bay Parks.
    The color of the grass, dirt on the road and rocks, combined with the way the terrain is laid out, looks like parts of California's foothill areas.

    Later, Eric.
  • 09-15-2007
    byd1380
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    My San Andreas
    Here's a pic of my san Andreas, I have actually just bought a Foes frame, so this one is for sale. I have fitted a Different shock from the pic aswell.

    Cheers

    Ivan
  • 09-17-2007
    o b u t t o
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    Hey all, great lookin MC's!!

    Here is my new Rumble :) Just bought the frame and moved all my old components over from my old ride (Specialized Pro). It's been a few years since I rode, but now am living in Beijing so I thought I'd climb back in the saddle.

    After seeing all the great reviews on the Rumble frame I luckily found one at a bike shop near my place.....WOOOT~~!! Since I BMX'd alot when I was a kid, this frame seemed to be just what I needed. I never liked my old Specialized with rear suspension (lousy early rear suspension design) cuz it never felt stable.

    Due to a lack of fund'age I couldn't buy some new 130mm single crown forks, but the shop had this used Marzocchi Junior T 03 at a great price. I gathered from reading reviews that 130mm travel is just right for this frame, but my old Rock Shox Indy forks were 80mm, and that just seemed like it would ruin the ride (or my face when endo'ing) so I got the Junior T's.

    Anyhow, I was hoping someone could shed some light on the probs I may encounter running this fork. Most of my riding is around the city, but I'd love to hit the mountains on the outskirts to catch some air. The folks at the bike shop are DH nutters, so I'm sure I'll have to join them sometime soon :D Any comments are appreciated :)

    Regards,
    Chris
  • 09-17-2007
    Kohes
    Hi All, here's a pic of my San Andreas, It hard to come by a bike like this.

    to fullfill

    Cheers

    Koh
  • 09-17-2007
    lv4sndz
    Obottu dont worry about the dual crown fork on that frame. I have the same fork on my rumble. Its so much fun to ride. Ill put pictures of mine up later tonight.
  • 09-17-2007
    TWISTED
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by o b u t t o
    Hey all, great lookin MC's!!

    Here is my new Rumble :) Just bought the frame and moved all my old components over from my old ride (Specialized Pro). It's been a few years since I rode, but now am living in Beijing so I thought I'd climb back in the saddle.

    After seeing all the great reviews on the Rumble frame I luckily found one at a bike shop near my place.....WOOOT~~!! Since I BMX'd alot when I was a kid, this frame seemed to be just what I needed. I never liked my old Specialized with rear suspension (lousy early rear suspension design) cuz it never felt stable.

    Due to a lack of fund'age I couldn't buy some new 130mm single crown forks, but the shop had this used Marzocchi Junior T 03 at a great price. I gathered from reading reviews that 130mm travel is just right for this frame, but my old Rock Shox Indy forks were 80mm, and that just seemed like it would ruin the ride (or my face when endo'ing) so I got the Junior T's.

    Anyhow, I was hoping someone could shed some light on the probs I may encounter running this fork. Most of my riding is around the city, but I'd love to hit the mountains on the outskirts to catch some air. The folks at the bike shop are DH nutters, so I'm sure I'll have to join them sometime soon :D Any comments are appreciated :)

    Regards,
    Chris

    The only problems will be when you are doing BMX style riding since you'll have slacker geometry and won't be able to do x-ups. Your bike will be better for riding with the ""DH nutters", since the longer front travel and slacker geometry will help you out. Don't worry about the bigger fork damaging the frame, you'll be fine. I had a huge *' Monster T on my Rumble for a while, no problem,

    Tim
  • 09-17-2007
    o b u t t o
    Cheers fellas, glad to hear the frames integrity isn't being compromised with this fork. I'm taking it out to a local bmx track this week to get some small air.......it's been a while and these guys at the bike shop are pretty persistent on getting me out there, so perhaps the flatter bmx track will be good practice. I hope it doesn't take too long to get used to the weight of the front end ;)

    Thanks again for the help!
  • 10-07-2007
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
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    Here's mine
    Its a '96.
  • 10-08-2007
    Padi R
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    My 2003 San Andreas...
    Set up for XC with Bomber drop-offs.
  • 10-09-2007
    thekiltedskier










    Ahem, a small Scottish gathering of MC's!

    Gus
  • 10-31-2007
    Peak Panther
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    My original San Andreas
    Hi folks, I am new here and glad to find some fellow Mountain cycle owners.
    Here is my San Andreas that I have had from new since about '94 or '95. Changed a few things over the years (rear shock, forks) but I love this bike!!
    See you in the Peak District, UK sometime....
    PS Does anyone know how I can fit modern disc brakes onto the old Pro Stop lugs on the rear swing arm?
  • 10-31-2007
    MC9.5
    Nice!
    Now that is a Classic!!!....(pun intended).:thumbsup:
  • 11-02-2007
    Bingo9point5
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    Check it out my babe:)
  • 11-02-2007
    thekiltedskier
    MMMMM, are they Brembos on the 9.5?

    Peak Panther - that's how my San An started out, when the mainframe failed it was replaced with the red front end, then the seat tower went after that and was replaced with the newer style. I'd love another old style "tubular" seat tower though. Touch wood the swingarm is going strong nearly 15 years down the line!
    I reckon BETD would make a mount up for you, maybe Twisted could find the CAD drawings for the original Pro-Stop - IS mount?

    Gus
  • 11-03-2007
    Ericmopar
    Well Gus...we now know what's under your kilt ! :lol:

    I still think Shawn and Peak Panther also, should post photos in the Vintage, Retro, Classic forum's photo gallery.
  • 11-03-2007
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ericmopar
    Well Gus...we now know what's under your kilt ! :lol:

    I still think Shawn and Peak Panther also, should post photos in the Vintage, Retro, Classic forum's photo gallery.

    Ok!! And I'll post a pic of my new one here!
  • 11-04-2007
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
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    This is my newer...
    San Andreas! I am looking for an '06 Manitou Minute, 130mm, QR, with IT adjuster in order to make it perfect!
  • 11-04-2007
    thekiltedskier




    Thought I'd scan a couple in from back in the day - this would be 93/94.
    Original elastomer aftershock - 2.5" (?) of completley undamped goodness. Bought a Risse Genesis (which is still perfect now) pretty soon after I got Buckaroo'd over the bars! that took it to 3" travel. I now run a DT Swiss air shock, 152mm eye to eye which gives 3.75" travel. I tried it with a 165mm shock (giving 4.5" travel) and just didn't get on with it.

    Halson Inversion forks, XT/XTR (7 speed thumbies, still on the Cove now!) and Pace rings - 24, 38, 52. And of course a 2.2 Smoke/Dart. I really wish Panaracer would remake the 2.2 Dart. They were a true revelation in steering back then.

    Are there any of the original stickers still availabe anywhere?

    Gus
  • 11-04-2007
    Ericmopar
    Gus, thats another one that should get posted in the Vintage, Retro, Classic Forum's photo gallery. Which by the way, is a link in post one, not the actual thread. Although it would look nice next to Shawn's.
    As for the stickers, I'd post a thread and ask, some of the MC people are hording those things. You never know what might turn up.

    What's under Gus's kilt?


    Something big and red !


    Later, Eric.
  • 11-04-2007
    thekiltedskier
    Eric;



    St.Anton in Austria - not one for the powder days (result = small and blue!)
  • 11-04-2007
    Ericmopar
    Are the three big red Mountain Cycles, compensation for the side effects of the ski trips ? :D
  • 11-04-2007
    thekiltedskier
    I'd like to point out that the occasional effect of a crash is not long lasting, normally cured with Gluwein (mulled wine) and much Red Bull and red Vodka (Flugl's)!

    Just in case there's any laydee MC owners....
  • 11-06-2007
    matt45
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    My 9.5 and my Rumble!
  • 11-10-2007
    MountainCycle89
    Here's my old bike. Just started to ride again. Doing some simple fire roads first. Getting the mod bug again and just started buying a whole bunch of upgrades. :D

  • 11-19-2007
    SanAnMan
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    My 2000
    Here' my 1999 or 2000 San Andreas (not sure year - pre steer-stopper).

    Anyone know what year the San An got the Steer-stopper upgrade? Was it 2001?

    I went with pure function on the parts pick as every other dime I have goes into grad school. Soon I'll fit her up with discs and maybe an RP3.
  • 11-19-2007
    Ericmopar
    That's an interesting use of a brake noodle on the rear dérailleur.
    Does it help shifting?

    Later, Eric.
  • 11-20-2007
    SanAnMan
    It's kinda ghetto but it works good for me when using just one front ring. I don't think it's any better than full housing though. The rear derailleur doesn't swing as much around it's main pivot with just one front ring as when you have three. I think it may bind up a bit if it were to swing any more than it does - but I may be wrong.
  • 12-09-2007
    The BOFH
    This is my '05 Sin, I sold my Giant Faith after breaking my wrist downhilling & wanted something less like a battering ram. I haven't done anything much to it yet myself but have big plans; Saint cranks, gold Halo Tornado rims, Fox 36's, X.0 drivetrain.

  • 01-06-2008
    OfaNaor
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    My San Andreas
    It was sold and replaced by Fury, see pic.

    The pic is In Judauc Desert in Israel
  • 01-06-2008
    pob63
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    Hi here's a couple of pics of my fury. i'm currently running a 5th element coil while my rp3 is getting fixed. Have to say the back end is so much plusher with the coil shock. Maybe i should get the fox pushed?
  • 01-07-2008
    Ericmopar
    I wish I had the money to build a Fury ! :madman:
  • 01-07-2008
    OfaNaor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ericmopar
    I wish I had the money to build a Fury ! :madman:

    Solutions:

    1. The chip way: Buy a second hand Fury, appx 50% from original price
    2. More expansive: New Frame + second hand parts, more work to you.
    3. More Expansive: New frame + "Spluttering" of chip bike with good parts (like Mongoose Teocali Expert, Saracen, Fuji)
    4. Sale season from some shop
    5. Be positive – If you wish it will come trough

    Good Luck
  • 01-08-2008
    pob63
    I sold my kona coiler frame on ebay after i bought this frame on ebay also. got 375.00 gbp for my coiler and paid 250.00 for the fury, bargain!!!! The fury is a much better all round ride and the rear suspension is so much plusher and a lot more supple than the kona. I seen a fury frame recently on ebay that sold for 100.00 and was like new. So if you keep your eyes peeled there are definatley bargains to be had. BIG shout out to Jonny my Irish brethren!!
  • 01-08-2008
    cHoc Nr1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ericmopar
    I wish I had the money to build a Fury ! :madman:

    Ebay has now a Fury on sale, ok ok it's a Small frame, but it is just $199
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Mountain-Cycle-F...QQcmdZViewItem
  • 01-11-2008
    thekiltedskier
    What's the standover height on a small? I havent got a yellow one yet......
  • 01-11-2008
    mcrumble69
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by thekiltedskier
    What's the standover height on a small? I havent got a yellow one yet......

    According to the chart at greenfish sports it's 30 inches.
    Here's a link.
    http://www.greenfishsports.com/index...ROD&ProdID=606
  • 01-14-2008
    Ericmopar
    I'm scrimping just to get my San Ans (Donna's) shock overhauled.

    After seeing Gus' stable of bikes, I can't imagine him without something big and red under his kilt.

    Later, Eric.
  • 01-15-2008
    nickgto
    My Yin & Yang
    SHOCKWAVE 9.5 YIN : is the dark element: it is passive, dark, negative, downward-seeking, consuming and corresponds to the night







    Specs:
    Frame : 2004 Mountaincyle Shockwave 9.5 with floating brake kit
    Rear Shock : 2004 Romic Double 9.5 x 3.0 with 550lbs red spring
    Fork : 2004 Marzocchi 888R WORKS 200mm (603mm Axle to Crown height)
    Brakes : 2004 Magura Gustav 210 front / 190 Rear
    Rims : Azonic Outlaw
    Spokes : DT Swiss Champions
    Front Hub : Marzocchi QR20 Plus 20mm Thruaxle
    Rear Hub : DT Swiss Hugi FR 12 x 135mm thruaxle
    Tires : Maxxis Minion DHF 2.7 Supertacky front / Maxxis Minion High Roller 2.7 Supertacky rear
    Tubes : Intense DH
    Crankset : Truvativ Holzfeller 38T Single Ring
    Bottom Bracket : Truvativ ISIS Gigapipe 73mm
    Chain Guide : Evil SRS
    Bashguard : Evil
    Shifters : Shimano XT M750
    Rear Derailleur : Shimano XT M750 midcage
    Rear Cassette : Shimano Dura Ace 12-26
    Chain : Shimano M7701 Dura Ace / XTR
    Saddle : SDG Gravity
    Seapost : Truvativ XR Double 31.6 x 280mm
    Handlebar: Azonic DH Riser 2.5" rise 711 x 25.4
    Stem : 2006 Marzocchi 888 Integrated 53mm
    Grips : ODI Ruffian
    Headset : WTB Momentum Cromo with Azonic Headlock
    Pedals : Azonic A Frame Cromo

    SIN YANG :is the bright element: it is active, light, positive, upward-seeking, producing and corresponds to the daytime.






    Yang:
    Frame : 2006 Mountaincycle Sin
    Rear Shock : 2005 Progressive 5th Element 5 way 7.875 x 2.25; 550lbs spring
    Front Fork : 2006 Marzocchi 66 RC2X WORKS 170mm
    Brakes : Hope Mono 6 Ti w/ Motul RBF 600 (205mm floating rotors)
    Wheelset : Mavic Deetraks 20mm front / 135x10mm rear with Saint Thruaxle adaptor
    Tires: Continental Diesel Pro 2.5 front & rear
    Tubes: Continental
    Bashguard : E-13 Supercharger
    Chainguide : E-13 DRS
    Crankset : Shimano Saint 32-22
    Bottom Bracket : Shimano Saint 73mm
    Rear Derailleur : Shimano Saint Mid Cage
    Front Derailleur : Shimano XT M751
    Shifters : Shimano XT M751
    Rear Cassette : Shimano M580 LX 11-34
    Chain : Shimano M7701 Dura Ace / XTR
    Seatpost : Thomson Elite 31.6 x 410
    Handlebar : Easton EA70 Monkeybar Vice Mid Rise 680mm x 25.4
    Stem : Easton Advice adjustable geometry
    Headset : FSA Pig DH Pro
    Saddle : WTB Rocket V Cromo rails
    Grips : Lizard Skins Moab lock on

    All forces in nature can be seen as existing in yin or yang states, and two produce constant movement/force of the universe.




  • 01-15-2008
    Mig Pilot
    Howdy All,

    Thought it was about time to post my San An here! It's bit Super Motard at the moment due to more urban being ridden than dirt.



    Spec (for the bits you can't see):

    Hope: Hubs, brakes, headset, rear skewer, stem.
    FSA: XC120 Carbon bars
    SRAM: X.0 rear + shifter, chain

    The shock is an old Swinger 3 Way that will be replaced with an RP23 soonish as it's not really all that great on this bike.

    This is my third San An and is a bit of a franken bike with an '00 front end mated to an '03 rear (modified to allow for the through shaft instead of the bearings). I started with a '93, back in '93, then had a 2003, which was stolen last year and finally this one. Not that I need to say it but best bikes ever made.
  • 01-15-2008
    TWISTED
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mig Pilot
    Howdy All,

    Thought it was about time to post my San An here! It's bit Super Motard at the moment due to more urban being ridden than dirt.

    Spec (for the bits you can't see):

    Hope: Hubs, brakes, headset, rear skewer, stem.
    FSA: XC120 Carbon bars
    SRAM: X.0 rear + shifter, chain

    The shock is an old Swinger 3 Way that will be replaced with an RP23 soonish as it's not really all that great on this bike.

    This is my third San An and is a bit of a franken bike with an '00 front end mated to an '03 rear (modified to allow for the through shaft instead of the bearings). I started with a '93, back in '93, then had a 2003, which was stolen last year and finally this one. Not that I need to say it but best bikes ever made.

    I've never seen anyone match the new swingarm to the old main frame. Looks like you are running a spacer between the swingarm clamp and the pivot shaft, and continuing with the the bushing pivot.

    If I had to do it, I'd machine a plug to fill the big pivot hole in the frame, with a the center drilled and tapped for the 10mm pivot bolts and catridge bearings. Some industrial epoxy should keep the plug in place.

    How is your adapter working?
  • 01-15-2008
    Mig Pilot
    It was a bit more complicated than that :)

    The swingarm was actually damaged at the clamps (long and stupid story) so was a throwaway, replaced by a new one and that was on the bike that was stolen. As I could not find a new frame at the time, we decided to do the mate.

    Basically the clamps were repaired and then a bush was made and welded into place (by a very good frame repair place). The bushes negate the need for any additional spacers and it all works nicely.

    While I liked the bearing arrangement, this was the safest option and I never really had too much of an issue with the shaft on the original.
  • 01-15-2008
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    That all black is really nice! Is it anodized or powder coated?
  • 01-15-2008
    Mig Pilot
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    That all black is really nice! Is it anodized or powder coated?

    Hey MC Shawn, it's powder coated. Tough as nails too.
  • 01-20-2008
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
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    Moho STS
    Set up as a SS.
  • 01-21-2008
    thekiltedskier
  • 01-22-2008
    eclipse1
    here's a pic of my Fury.. This piece still build in the USA version. Got KINESIS USA stamp on BB shell..

  • 01-22-2008
    OfaNaor
    Nice color choice, looks you invent in general outlook!
  • 01-22-2008
    Ericmopar
    Holy Crapp !
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by thekiltedskier


    HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, !!!
  • 01-23-2008
    Laikka
    Fury
    Here's my Fury with a new warranty replacement swingarm, which Krien summoned from somewhere because there was none in stock. Much appreciated!

  • 01-23-2008
    OfaNaor
    You change swingram?
    I think it very rear
    Why?
  • 01-23-2008
    Laikka
    I changed it simply because the old swingarm broke in half.
  • 01-23-2008
    OfaNaor
    This is the question: Why? How? The swingram is strong construction
  • 01-23-2008
    Laikka
    It took less than a year's worth of normal XC/AM riding and *snap* No big drops or other kinds of abuse. TWISTED mentioned something about a weaker batch of swingarms (see this), it was probably one of those. This new arm will hopefully be as strong as it should be.
  • 01-24-2008
    Rb
    Nice...sticky.

    I'll bite:



    My Rumble set up as my old dirt jumper.... I'll get around to posting pics of it in commuter-mode someday....
  • 01-29-2008
    AZM@
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    38 lbs and pedals like a hardtail..
    Van R's, DHX5 air, Azonic Outlaws.. Still needs the new team decals, Eric!
  • 01-29-2008
    Ericmopar
    Thats nice, I've got to find a way of posting my San An at Bootleg.

    Eric.
  • 01-31-2008
    jrcxu
    my Moho STS! I've decided it needs some discs so the noleen and spinergys are gonna have to go soon. sure the fork has limited travel, and the rims have been known to kill people, but its been a good ride so far
  • 01-31-2008
    Ericmopar
    That Moho is too cool !
    Is it old enough to post in the Vintage, Retro, Classic forum?

    Later, Eric.
  • 01-31-2008
    jrcxu
    you sayin my rig is outdated?? ha, yeah I dunno, probably.
    frame is 01-02ish
    shock is ~99 but brand new
    rims ~99
    do they still make brake boosters?
    :cornut:
  • 02-01-2008
    MC9.5
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jrcxu
    you sayin my rig is outdated?? ha, yeah I dunno, probably.
    frame is 01-02ish
    shock is ~99 but brand new
    rims ~99
    do they still make brake boosters?
    :cornut:

    Dated??? Maybe:)
    But I think that is one cool rig you got there!!!:thumbsup:
    I would leave it the way it is....
  • 02-01-2008
    Ericmopar
    Is that a Girvin Fork?
    I mean, I know its built by Noleen, but I was trying to remember if Girvin designed it.
  • 02-03-2008
    jrcxu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ericmopar
    Is that a Girvin Fork?
    I mean, I know its built by Noleen, but I was trying to remember if Girvin designed it.

    Yup, its a Girvin design. In fact they made this exact fork (same colors, shock, everything) but instead of saying Noleen on the legs it said Girvin. Much different design that the old crappy Girvin Vector's...the Crosslink ELT was the newest (and last) gen. design. Noleen bought them out somewhere along the way but kept the design. They also made these with carbon legs and the K2 smart shock.
  • 02-21-2008
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    1 Attachment(s)
    Check this out!
    It's a work of art and it's beautiful!
  • 02-21-2008
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Sorry for two images, I don't know haw that happened.
  • 02-21-2008
    Mig Pilot
    Woooow, how old school is that!?

    Fantastic
  • 02-21-2008
    Ericmopar
    That's beautiful.
    I can remember when people thought a bike like that was a "Down hill race bike". :lol:
  • 02-22-2008
    mcrumble69
    WOW!!! That's Nice :thumbsup:
  • 03-10-2008
    jrcxu
    Well, the spinergys are gone and the noleen is sold, BUT I think it turned out pretty well! (ft der in the mail)


    My bro's new Zen:


    And my friend Barnes' new Zen (still has to be properly setup):
  • 03-10-2008
    Mig Pilot
    Barnes' new Zen is very sweet! Then, I am partial to all black... super stealth stylee :)
  • 03-15-2008
    Cracker69
    1 Attachment(s)
    My new Zen
    This is my new Zen. I'm yet to really ride it (Wisc winter and all). I have a minute 3 on the front (100 mm) and a Fox float on the back. The wheels are XT/mavic717 and I'm running it as 1x8 just to keep things simple.
  • 03-25-2008
    WWStone
    3 Attachment(s)
    Few pics of my Sin and San Andreas.
  • 04-12-2008
    db840
    Here are my two rides:



    2006 San Andreas Classic DHS

    Standard frame size, Marz 6" All Mountain 1 forks, X-Fusion shock, X-9 drivetrain, Sole brakes (6" & 7" rotors). Alex TD 20 rims with Shimano 475 hubs. 31lbs



    2005 Sin

    Medium frame size, Marz 7" 888rc forks, 5th Element shock with 400lb spring (I'm 165lbs, 5'8") X-9 and X-7 drivetrain, El Camino brakes (7" rotors), Mavic 823 rims with Magura Freeride hubs. RaceFace Evolve DH crank.36.8lbs.
  • 04-13-2008
    mcrumble69
    Nice Rides db840 :thumbsup:
    How do you like the X Fusion Air? They look like a nice alternative to the big brands, but I haven't seen much info about them.
  • 04-13-2008
    db840
    The X-Fusion shock is pretty good. Better than I expected. It is like any other air shock really. Not the best for small bumps due to stiction, but very good every where else. I like the fact I can lock it out. They can usually be bought pretty cheap if you find one which makes them a good deal. Both rebound and compression damping are adjusted with one lever, meaning if you increase rebound, you increase compression as well. Simple and works better you would think.I would buy one again if I could. No "stuck down" like a Fox air shock.
  • 04-13-2008
    mcrumble69
    Thanks for the info...Sounds good to me..
    Don't get me started about Fox :D
  • 04-14-2008
    cHoc Nr1
    Update for my Fury (better suspension has to wait.....)

    We'v got Hoops..... Straight out the UK.


    A present ???

    Absolutely :thumbsup: Hope Pro III straight spoke disk wielen




    End result....