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    same ol monocog,new bars and fork (any excuse..... )
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    same ol monocog,new bars and fork (any excuse..... )
    LHT, what kind of bars are those?

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    I picked it up yesterday, fought with the Stan's on the WTB rims last night, finally made the necessary modifications and got the tubeless working today, and now I am going for a ride... I'll tell you about it later.









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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by benzy
    LHT, what kind of bars are those?
    on one mary bars

    i love em so far,but i need a slightly longer stem than what i have to put em in the same relative location as the risers they replaced......that almost caused me to go over the bars in a tight switchback (it had absolutely nothing to do w/ the fact i almost overshot it by goin too fast ).
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    My Monocog 29

    Cane Creek S8, XTR M952 180mm, Surly 36t SS ring, Surly 19t cog, KMC Z610HX, Thomson, Brooks Swift, Point SS hub - Mavic A 319 rear, LX - Alex Linus 21 front, Avid SD7 with SD5 levers, Time Z Control pedals.


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    Rid'in the R-Line

    A little Redline Mono Cog rigid riding...
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    This is my first 29er, first rigid, & first SS, so far I'm pretty impressed!

    Shimano Deore Mech Disc brakes with Jagwire Cable Kit
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    Titec Hellbent bars with Oury Grips


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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky
    This is my first 29er, first rigid, & first SS, so far I'm pretty impressed!

    Shimano Deore Mech Disc brakes with Jagwire Cable Kit
    Chris King Headset
    Titec Hellbent bars with Oury Grips
    What Deore Mech brakes are they? Did they require any adapters to mount?

    I've got a free set coming today for a temporary fix for my Flight 29er build. If I can get these to work, I'll be riding it this weekend.... otherwise the project will be on hold for another week.

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    I'll check when I get home. The brakes were on the bike when I got it. Yes it does have adapters front and rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky
    I'll check when I get home. The brakes were on the bike when I got it. Yes it does have adapters front and rear.
    Crap. Thanks. Performance wise, how are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    on one mary bars

    i love em so far,but i need a slightly longer stem than what i have to put em in the same relative location as the risers they replaced......that almost caused me to go over the bars in a tight switchback (it had absolutely nothing to do w/ the fact i almost overshot it by goin too fast ).

    Watch those Mary bars, my Mary clone Origin8 Space bar snapped in half on me last week resulting in a nasty spill. Origin8 is now redoing the bar in steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madcap
    Watch those Mary bars, my Mary clone Origin8 Space bar snapped in half on me last week resulting in a nasty spill. Origin8 is now redoing the bar in steel.
    I got rid of mine after reading a bunch of those same stories... especially since I tip the scales at about 250 geared up. I liked them, but didn't want to risk it. I maybe put 100 miles on mine before the stories made me paranoid.

    I've got a Surly torsion bar (4130 chromo) on the way. I figured it was time to give something different a try anyway.

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    double post.

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    Better than I expected! I'm use to BB7's and they don't seem to be much less than the avids.
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    My flight 29er mocked up:



    A blend of new and old parts... some spendy, some free.

    All in all, I think it is going to be a badass ride. I hope to have it finshed by tomorrow at the latest.

    '08 MC Flight 29er
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    Surly Torsion bar
    Free Shimano Deore M515 mech discs
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    Those Deore brakes weigh about a pound a piece... I'll order some BB7's before too long.

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    seeing that fork steerer tube makes me wish shops would leave them untill you sit on them and cut them after you get fit to em grr....

    nice setup man ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    seeing that fork steerer tube makes me wish shops would leave them untill you sit on them and cut them after you get fit to em grr....

    nice setup man ...
    Yeah, I'm leaving about an inch more steerer than the shop left on my d440. Sunday can't get here quick enough.

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    Tempe Town Lake.

    That's a nice Monocog,

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    Thank you. Just finished building her up yesterday, swung through Papago for a shakedown ride.

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    I BMX'd my Monocog for Running the dogs...

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    d440

    d440 with MisFit bars, Oury grips, ATAC pedals, and Bengal brakes. (Sorry for the big shadow right across the bike).
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    My '08 d440

    17" stock d440. I am really loving this bike! . Huge upgrade fro my 10yr. old FS mongoose d60r. this bike is amazing to ride
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    Finished bike.... will break her in right on Sunday.








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    Great looking bike tha1000. What kind of saddle is that?

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    Brooks B-17

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    real nice build man... i LOVE the blue ... how are you liking the 2.55 WW? how much you got into it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    real nice build man... i LOVE the blue ... how are you liking the 2.55 WW? how much you got into it?
    The WW is a real nice tire for our terrain down here. I've been able to run it around 28 psi with no pinch flats. Does really well in the sand, plenty of cush for the roots, and scalded dog fast on the hard pack. I'm interested to see if I can run lower psi on these wider rims.

    All told, shipping and everything, I'm right at $900. But that doesn't count the freebies (brakes) and old parts (stem, Brooks, tires, and tubes). I'm super happy with it. Everybody that saw it in the bike shop today when I was getting the steerer cut drooled over it. It's fairly light, yet super beefy for my 250+ lbs.

    The color was one of the main reasons I was attracted to it too.. My first "real" bike was a mid 80's Mongoose FS1 that was essentially the same color blue with white trim. So it is a bit of nostalgia for me.

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    Ride review:

    The bike is quick, agile, and fairly light. The rider is not in as good a shape as he thought he was.

    My legs are jelly today after doing 13 or so miles on the Flight yesterday. But I really enjoyed it. It should definitely make me a much stronger rider. All in all, I give it two thumbs up!
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    latest iteration of the Flight

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/p7Ku4pqlzS5xqIbig8CyDw"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2W6rELw9q40/SRJYUX2LwgI/AAAAAAAAB90/IHeZG4im6bo/s800/IMG_3963.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/Kevin.Rants/MonocogFlight29">Monocog Flight 29</a></td></tr></table>
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    I was at the LBS and saw this MX24. I remembered how much fun I had on my
    BMX bike in HS and College so I bought it.

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    My first:
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    I bought it Saturday and I have one ride so far. So far I love it, wheels need be trued and the disc straightened out, but the this bike is awesome. I added the Raceface bashgaurd and the Egg Beaters, and tried to remove some stickers.




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    sweet 'cog,calhoun!
    i kinda wish i'd gotten around to buying an '08 (read:hadn't had such a really crappy financial year).i'll be getting an '09 come spring,and i do like the new grey,but the black on the '08 woulda matched the black on my '02


    but hey,i like the copper metallic on my d440 never-the-less
    glad yer enjoyin it


    oh...ps:welcome to the redline,and the SS clubs
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    ... and if we just ... from today's ride...

    ...a much better pic than i wuz capable of w/ the old pc/digicam.
    the '08 d440 (changed from 34t to 32t chainring,bb5 discs,otherwise stock).

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    08 Flight 29er

    My favorite bike.
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    here are some better pics of my Monocog







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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun
    here are some better pics of my Monocog
    beautiful country... i'd love to be able to ride that terrain every day.

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    what does your country look like?

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    That is gorgeous country. I am in the Cascades so can't complain but I do love that arid open terrain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun
    what does your country look like?
    A lot less mountains, rocks and desert... a lot more Pine Trees, beaches and... pine trees..

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    ... you forgot the sand.... gota love living in the gulf coast....
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    ... you forgot the sand.... gota love living in the gulf coast....
    I originally conisidered including sand... but then I figured that the desert would have at least an equally frustrating amount of the wash-out friendly stuff.... although, their "hardpack" looks considerably harder than our "hardpack".... or "softpack" as it were...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tha1000
    I originally conisidered including sand... but then I figured that the desert would have at least an equally frustrating amount of the wash-out friendly stuff.... although, their "hardpack" looks considerably harder than our "hardpack".... or "softpack" as it were...
    It depends on where you ride but we get sand. Even worse is the decomposed granite. Almost like riding on tiny marbles. Cornering through that can be tricky.

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    either way...

    nice place to ride from what we can see
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    Sweet

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    That is really nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Some pics of my d440 beauty

    Planet bike lights and full coverage cascadia fenders.
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    awwhawhaw-sweet!!!
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    Here's my D460. I put on some pedals, Ourys, one of those Niner Rebas with u-turn, and some Formula K24s, otherwise, it's completely stock.



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    ...just changed a few little things (stem and bars namely)... i still want a sligthly wider bar and ergo bar ends (same as on the surly)





    yes it's an odd pair... very similar and i love them both... i can't say which i prefer..
    i'm getting a set of inexpensive tektro hydro brakes for christmas and they'll likely make their way onto the RL... which IMHO is it's weakest link (at least under an almost 300# fatty)... not shown are the nashbar clipless that i use when on the trail... flats are for putzin around the yard with the kids

    for the $$$ i've got into these i'm very pleased... it's just freakin hard to decide which bike to ride...
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    Here are some pics of my Monocog Flite 29er that's been converted to a fixed-gear with a Tomicog. I'm currently running a 32x18. I posted this in the SS forum a few weeks ago but didn't think about posting it here, so sorry for the cross-post.
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    Here's my '09 D660 only chopped the handlebars down and added eggbeater SL's
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    did some things to my d440...

    at the moment i'm as more of a road/hybrid then mtb...
    added a space bar (barrowed from a friend to see how i like it)... i play with it... at the moment it sits way to high for even me... start with flipping the stem... not sure on them for off road... but i'm hesitant on using them off road...

    put some 700x40 kenda Kross tires... enough volume to not be worried about my fatness going over bumps in the road and off paved surfaces... roll much faster then the nanos or motos i had on there... dang nice for $10 a pair...

    stock crank will be going back on so i can have the larger 34t at least untill I get the cabling worked out for a front derailleur (requires full cable running to the brake as the bike only has 2 bosses for cables and right now one is taken by the rear brake) once i do that i'll run a full range crankset... also have a 11-28 cassette that i'll put on (closer range will be nice on the road)... also plan to put the 2 sided clipless on there, and a WTB shadow V saddle

    also have a bb7 up front with sd7 levers... i'll put my spare sd7 V's in place of the stock tektros... want to put bb5 or bb7's on the back...

    grips are some cheap ones i got from nashbar for $2 for my wifes bike earlier this year... not great but they have the cap end and are better then the stock RL garbage.






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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    did some things to my d440...

    at the moment i'm as more of a road/hybrid then mtb...
    added a space bar (barrowed from a friend to see how i like it)... i play with it... at the moment it sits way to high for even me... start with flipping the stem... not sure on them for off road... but i'm hesitant on using them off road...

    put some 700x40 kenda Kross tires... enough volume to not be worried about my fatness going over bumps in the road and off paved surfaces... roll much faster then the nanos or motos i had on there... dang nice for $10 a pair...

    stock crank will be going back on so i can have the larger 34t at least untill I get the cabling worked out for a front derailleur (requires full cable running to the brake as the bike only has 2 bosses for cables and right now one is taken by the rear brake) once i do that i'll run a full range crankset... also have a 11-28 cassette that i'll put on (closer range will be nice on the road)... also plan to put the 2 sided clipless on there, and a WTB shadow V saddle

    also have a bb7 up front with sd7 levers... i'll put my spare sd7 V's in place of the stock tektros... want to put bb5 or bb7's on the back...

    grips are some cheap ones i got from nashbar for $2 for my wifes bike earlier this year... not great but they have the cap end and are better then the stock RL garbage.
    Your's is very similar to mine in both form and function now days.. I've put the 700x40 Kenda Trekker tires on mine, switched most everything else back to stock with exception of the Oury Grips, Brooks saddle and ghetto fab headlight (I'm using the stock reflector mount, a rubber cylinder and a zip tie to mount my LED flashlight to the bar because I'm cheap.. )

    Last weekend, I did a 25 mile road ride that the local club sponsors. I can keep up at 15mph or so without having an aneurysm. If they wind it out, I'm getting left. The ironic thing, is that road ride was the first time I've had a failure of an OEM part.... I was JRA about 18 miles into it and a rear spoke popped. The wheel was still able to be ridden, but I definitely stressed with a busted spoke under my 260 lbs...

    I'll get some updated pics this weekend.

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    haha i did a 20 miller earlier this week... on the nano/moto tire mix with flat bars... i'm sure this will be a bit nicer
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    haha i did a 20 miller earlier this week... on the nano/moto tire mix with flat bars... i'm sure this will be a bit nicer
    It will no doubt be faster. I shaved 5 minutes off my commute each direction when I switched from the Nanos to a skinnier road friendly tire. A 5 minutes each direction on a 7 mile commute is a HYOUUUGE difference.

    The drawback is that now when i ride with my wife or my more casual riding friends, I've got to ride the Flight because either they can't keep up or I won't get a decent workout if I'm on the d440.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tha1000
    It will no doubt be faster. I shaved 5 minutes off my commute each direction when I switched from the Nanos to a skinnier road friendly tire. A 5 minutes each direction on a 7 mile commute is a HYOUUUGE difference.
    Yeah,that is a huge diffrence!!! I'll most likely be swapping me more road friendly tires on my d440 later this year,after we move into a small town and trail rides will be fewer/further in between,so yer discussion is very interestin ta me
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    Yeah,that is a huge diffrence!!! I'll most likely be swapping me more road friendly tires on my d440 later this year,after we move into a small town and trail rides will be fewer/further in between,so yer discussion is very interestin ta me
    I still intend to buy a spare wheelset for the d440 so that I can have a geary/spare for the trails... only problem is that the last time I bought a spare wheelset for the d440, they turned into a Flight 29er..

    So now, I'm hoping to be able to get a kick@$$ wheelset for the Flight in '09 and put the spare wheelset that I bought for the d440 to use on the d440. We'll see... soooo much stuff do around the house... the $500+ wheelset is probably going to have to wait.

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    i've been tracking my routes and times so i've got a nice route set out for when i ride the 20 miles... so i can get an identical ride easily... i'll prob roll it tommarow and see how much time i shave off... i did it just this last wed... i hadn't done any road time for a good month... i'd forgotten how boring and dull the road is compared to the trail... but its one of those things i need to get into more... consistent pedaling is good for my training grr... need to dig out my mp3 player
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    Quote Originally Posted by tha1000
    I still intend to buy a spare wheelset for the d440 so that I can have a geary/spare for the trails... only problem is that the last time I bought a spare wheelset for the d440, they turned into a Flight 29er..

    So now, I'm hoping to be able to get a kick@$$ wheelset for the Flight in '09 and put the spare wheelset that I bought for the d440 to use on the d440. We'll see... soooo much stuff do around the house... the $500+ wheelset is probably going to have to wait.
    haha sounds like my plans... the RL is going to get my good wheelset, tora and other "good" bits here soon... the karate monkey turns into the citybike/trainer... untill i can get a crosscheck frame and make a "flat bar" (i'll prob still run the spacebar) city bike... and turn the KM into what she deserves... a sweet SS bike by then i should be up to SSing...
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    Yeah.... i don't understand how the roadies can do it. I guess it is nice to just be able to spin, but im more of a mash, mash, coast kind of guy myself. It's more bearable if you've got somebody (or a group of people) willing to ride with you... ... The deer hunters are all over the local trail system, so i am a road guy for the rest of the month... If they weren't running dogs, I'd hit the trails... but running dogs and shooting from ground level concerns me.

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    My Monocog getting a winter face lift.

    It's going to have old school 1980 Proline decals.

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    just set my monocog back up to ride on trails after being setup as a commuter for a few months....here's her first ride back on dirt this past weekend


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    Here's my Monocog Flight

    Let me preface this by saying I haven't owned a bike since forever, and I've been wanting to get back riding for a few years now, and recently made the commitment. So, I'd been vacillating on what to buy for nearly a year. A buddy who's a lifelong friend and avid road biker-- thought a 29'er would be good for both trail and road, thinking I'd want a balance. Bought it with less than 50 road miles on it on eBay. Bike arrived in sick condition, not a scratch on 'er. After a few times out on the trail, I realized I was much more looking to commute in the mornings about 8 mile r/t, and put in 10-12 mile rides a few times a week. So, initially I thought I'd sell it and get a more hybrid/road setup, but the more I looked at the bike, the more I loved it, of course, being a fan of Redlines since the early 80's. And after seeing the setups in this thread, thought I'd tweak mine and give it a fresh little aesthetic makeover in the process.

    Had some Halo Freedom Disc wheels built at a local shop, threw some WTB 700X35 Slickasaurus tires. Made the switch to 1x9. Popped some Atomlab General Issue pedals on, probably not the best for the road, but I do dig them a lot. Ritchey WCS Stream saddle and Salsa Liplock. Throwing some Deity Lean Grips, with white ends-- should really tie the room together.

    So far I'm loving it, the difference is amazing, the bike is so sturdy and fast. I'll probably make some other changes accordingly, most likely throw a bigger ring up front in the next week. Suggestions, comments are appreciated! Anyhoo, here she goes:

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    ^^ Very nice. Looks like a swanky bike!

    Now here are some pics of my beater:







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    heres mine


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    Nice ride mik13! Wahrani was real nice a few Fridays ago. I thought I saw some Nano prints out there!
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    yeah that prolly was me

    that is my local trail, i try to hit that once a week at least, more in the summer.

    the nanos are really bad in the mud, have some rampages to put on, hopefully tomorrow. then a 34-11 rear cog set. that should let me get my legs back doing the climbs at wahrani, still cant do them all and not stop yet, i do miss granny, for now.

    myself and a couple guys from work are riding pocahontas saturday, and maybe the buttermilk? sunday. sunday is a maybe for me.

    hilbert is getting closer, gotta get back in shape!!!!!

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    my newest ride......needed a bike w/ gears (1x8) for the longer steeper mtn rides:
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    sweet ride... how you like the puals thumbies? seems like a good match with the jones type bar...
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    I'll let you know once I have some more time w/ it....
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    another local Richmonder here...!!!
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    Heres mine!
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    Looks like the good old PNW, we(s)t side. What fork is that?

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    Hey jmw, I just got those J-bars too! I like your set up. I kept the SRAM 9 shifter but it makes my rear brake lever a far reach. I am also using Ergon grips too, and I know I should cut them to make the shifter fit better, but I just can't bring myself to do it. Will you be at Camp Hilbert on the 8th? I am thinking about going down to PSP Wednesday if I can swing it. I also picked up some WTB Exiwolfs for some more cushion. I really like the way the handle so far.
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    The green Acid pedals are a requirement for this frame!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumluc
    Hey jmw, I just got those J-bars too! I like your set up. I kept the SRAM 9 shifter but it makes my rear brake lever a far reach. I am also using Ergon grips too, and I know I should cut them to make the shifter fit better, but I just can't bring myself to do it. Will you be at Camp Hilbert on the 8th? I am thinking about going down to PSP Wednesday if I can swing it. I also picked up some WTB Exiwolfs for some more cushion. I really like the way the handle so far.

    you have pics of your setup?... i'm rolling the titec H x5 shifter closes to the grips then my brake levers... works out because I have a long lever but prevents how much i can twist them downward (shifter can't go to far down or the down shift lever runs into the bar and won't upshift haha)... haven't spent more then a mile on the trail with the bars... finaly got the controls setup to acceptable so i'll have to take her out one of these days... to cheap to try the dual controls...

    anyway whats wrong with the ergon grip with the setup?... i'm wanting to try that myself here soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmw
    my newest ride......needed a bike w/ gears (1x8) for the longer steeper mtn rides:
    nice...i have a 19" mono9 frame that will be built up soon w/ a 100mm manitou. will have pics to come soon
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    Donalson, going out to ride today and actually remembered to bring my good camera for once. The Ergons (non-gripshift) feel awesome with the J-bars and the way they fit are perfect, but there is no room for a shifter or brake lever, that's why I don't wont to cut them down. So I have the shifter in close and the brake lever out. I wish Avid would make a low-end combo lever so I could mount the shifter to the lever like on their Hydraulic brakes. Anyway I will get some pics up tonight. I don't mind having the rear brake lever that far out since I mostly use the front brake, but I kind of have to think about reaching out there and that will sometimes distract you just long enough to make a mistake.
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    Progress...

    Parts arrived yesterday. Can't wait to get them on!

    Rockshox Reba Race (grey), Chris King headset, Avid BB7 F185/R160, and Avid Speed Dial 7 levers. More $ than the bike originally cost, but worthwhile upgrades I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CupOfJava
    Wow... that could be me in a couple of months (same Monocog and trailer). But...

    I'm curious how it attaches, if you had to make any modifications to the rear of the bike, and if whatever bracket needed for attachment of the trailer might interfere with riding singletrack?

    I have not bought the trailer yet, but it seems my wife feels more comfortable with me pulling our daughter in a trailer vs. something like a Weeride seat. So, I have no idea how the trailer attaches. If you have a closeup of the attachment, I'd love to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HikerGPS
    Wow... that could be me in a couple of months (same Monocog and trailer). But...

    I'm curious how it attaches, if you had to make any modifications to the rear of the bike, and if whatever bracket needed for attachment of the trailer might interfere with riding singletrack?

    I have not bought the trailer yet, but it seems my wife feels more comfortable with me pulling our daughter in a trailer vs. something like a Weeride seat. So, I have no idea how the trailer attaches. If you have a closeup of the attachment, I'd love to see it.



    The only modification I made was to remove the washer under then nut and replace it with a two piece mounting bracket you see in the picture. My daughter loves riding the trailer it was a great investment for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CupOfJava
    The only modification I made was to remove the washer under then nut and replace it with a two piece mounting bracket you see in the picture. My daughter loves riding the trailer it was a great investment for us.
    Thanks for the close ups. Seems simple and straight forward, so I'm betting that's the direction we'll go this spring.
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    Finally got a few pics of my '08 D440 today before the weather turned:






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    haha i love the riser bar with bar ends ... i did the same thing till i went to a flat bar (stock bar was way to wide)

    love the fork... and the old brick buildings are pretty awesome backdrops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    haha i love the riser bar with bar ends ... i did the same thing till i went to a flat bar (stock bar was way to wide)

    love the fork... and the old brick buildings are pretty awesome backdrops.

    LOL thanks! I used to race MTB's back in the 90's and as such I just dont feel the same if I dont have some bar ends to snag onto for some gnarly climbs. I have thought about jumping on the more modern bandwagon and trying out some mary type bars, but I cant seem to find anything that will fit the 31.8 stem (without shims). I would like to keep it beefy in the middle if I can after seeing some of the swept bar carnage on here.

    The fork is AWESOME, let me tell you. I had some reservations about it but it is just so much nicer off road than the stocker. Many of the smaller vibrations are gone.

    The buildings are parts of old 1800's factory buildings (the one with the circular hole is actually a smoke stack) They are at the trailhead of some local bike paths and I thought it would look neat to use them as a backdrop. I didnt plan on how closely the brick matches the paint color though, so I am not too impressed. Oh well.. I will have some better pics later in the year while wringing the bike out on some trails
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    Nobody has a grey ('09) Monocog yet???
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    LOL!!! I forgot the Flites were grey this year too ,I shoulda been more specific....Anybody sportin a grey non-Flite,base Monocog yet?

    (BTW,thanx for the reply anyhoo ,it was my bad )
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    i hear ya... i can't ride with out bar ends (also started riding in the 90's)... did the same thing with mine for a while

    for "weird" bars with the OS stem... the titec J bar (jones copy) is fat in the center... problem is using them with shifters... i've got the H bar (riser version of the same bar) i've abotu found the right spot for the shifter location... I think I prefer the mary style bar though...
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    damn, that is a sexy MC!
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    Crappy cell phone pics/Teaser

    Not all the parts are in yet, waiting on the wheelset and some odds n ends (seat, grips, etc) but figured I'd post some teaser shots. Sorry for the crappy cell pics. Don't mind my mess either.

    Build consists of:
    Redline Mono9 19" Frame
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    Sram X.O Twist Shifter (might end up using X9 triggers)
    Mavic TN719 /w XT wheelset
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    I don't have the d460 anymore but it was a great bike. Just picked up the Monocog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmsdini
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    Kinko that!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Ark
    I don't have the d460 anymore but it was a great bike. Just picked up the Monocog.

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    Them's purty bikes,Flat Ark!!! You have my envy,sir!
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    Got the pics of the new J-bar set up and the new Exiwolfs.
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