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    Rocky approves the bowl!

    building a pump track...-75de7253.jpg

    Checked out a 24'' Cruiser at Hogtown mmm!
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    It would be cool if Rocky chases you around on the track

    I haven't really kept up with the 24"s since I switched to MTB. I've been wanting to try a Sunday Model-C for a while Model C AM « Sunday Bikes not sure if it would be good for a pump track though,I think it's designed more for street and park.

    The DMR wrath looks nice New DMR Wrath could turn you into a pump track god | Bikes | Chop MTB but it looks like you would have to order from the U.K.

    The SE Floval Flyer would be a good bike for a pump track SE Bikes | Elite Race Series | 24" Floval Flyer

    I have a Freeagent Devil 24 Free Agent Devil 24 BMX 2009 - Free Delivery It's a fun all-around bike,but it weighs a ton.

    Good luck and happy shopping

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    that dmr looks sick cornfield.

    Last edited by singlesprocket; 11-19-2012 at 03:31 AM.
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    ready to put in the weeping system for the jump bowls, modified french drain system.
    good resource here: EnerMac Weeping Tile

    am tempted to tie a rain water collection/storeage system from the roof so i don't have to use city water for wetting down the track and watering the garden around it.
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    That's the 26" version of the Wrath,low BB and short chain stays,looks like the geometry is different on the 24"?

    I have been staring at this while having my coffee...wondering where I can find an extra $600 lying around.SE Bikes | Retro Series | 26" OM Flyer Longer chain stays than the Wrath,and a bit more old school BMX style.I think I need to go test one of these!

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    buy my dj bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    ready to put in the weeping system for the jump bowls, modified french drain system.
    good resource here: EnerMac Weeping Tile

    am tempted to tie a rain water collection/storeage system from the roof so i don't have to use city water for wetting down the track and watering the garden around it.
    Very cool. Curious to find out how well the drainage system works. Just an elevated rain barrel would be helpful for watering. I use one for my veggie garden set up with a drip irrigation system - just open the valve and forget it (less useful for wetting the track, mind you).

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    I wish I had the space, time and knowedge to do something like this in my backyard.

    Let me ask you something - how easy is it to "tweak" the pump track to add different rollers, jumps etc in order to switch things up? Is this something that once built, will pretty much stay how it is or can it continue to evolve over time with relatively little work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Just an elevated rain barrel would be helpful for watering. I use one for my veggie garden set up with a drip irrigation system - just open the valve and forget it (less useful for wetting the track, mind you).
    I use a second one to keep the pond topped-up. It doesn't generate a ton of water pressure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    I wish I had the space, time and knowedge to do something like this in my backyard.

    Let me ask you something - how easy is it to "tweak" the pump track to add different rollers, jumps etc in order to switch things up? Is this something that once built, will pretty much stay how it is or can it continue to evolve over time with relatively little work?
    the only constant is the two big berms, the rest can be altered to best suit the space. (tweaking a track is a must no matter how well you plan/build). expansion has been factored in with several line options which can include wooden features throughout the space. i even thought of building a funky garden shed with the roof being part of the track, will do it eventually...
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    after working in the wet clay all weekend i want one of these....

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    Ha ha after a 10 hour day on a jumping jack you would never want to see another one.
    Trust me I had many days as a D-1 operator in my early days of commercial construction on one.
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    Ohhhhh the D-1 is a fun tool when you need it....

    But I think I'd rather use the less aggressive plate tamper option


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    ...or ask your friends to come by and ride the course to compress it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Here's one that has some cool landscaping.Doesn't have the greatest flow,but it looks great!

    Backyard spotlight: John and Maggie’s pump track

    nice like the landscaping...
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    More pictures please!

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    What do your neighbors think of this? I have always dreamed of having this in my yard, but I am not sure what the reactions of my neighbors would be haha.

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    I am on the verge of acquiring a dirt jumper/urban trials bike and getting back to my BMX roots. It will have platforms and I will ride baggies at all times while riding on it.

    So can I come test it out on your pump track sometime. Puh-leeeeaaassseee?

    Reason for edit: Deletion of freudian slip...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    I am on the verge of acquiring a dirt jumper/urban trials bike and getting back to my BMW roots. It will have platforms and I will ride baggies at all times while riding on it.
    "BMW roots" ???

    Me thinks this is a Freudian slip, and a good one at that.

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    I think a Nummers pimped out with red blingy bits and 24" wheels would work in the Sprocket's backyard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    "BMW roots" ???

    Me thinks this is a Freudian slip, and a good one at that.
    Well, he does drive a BMW now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Well, he does drive a BMW now...
    Don't tell everyone that!!! Now SS is never gonna let me come over and play...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadmos View Post
    What do your neighbors think of this? I have always dreamed of having this in my yard, but I am not sure what the reactions of my neighbors would be haha.
    my neighbors are cool with it, they are mtbers
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    lucky you. can't pick your neighbours but it seems you did alright.
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    Any regrets to date? Planning on similar project

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdlfcrsis View Post
    Any regrets to date? Planning on similar project
    just that it takes a lot of time to complete, but that is part of the fun. i look forward to the spring when i can start planting and working the rock garden, etc...

    i guess you have to consider it a big landscaping project that is never just finished...
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    got my ht frame that i will build up as my do it all pump tracker...

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    Looking past the neg. rep you gave me, you have excellent taste in bikes, women and gardening ideas.
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    hot damn
    RIP Adam Yauch

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    Pump Track Nation!

    I picked this dirt jumper frame up at Cycle Solutions for $99

    I'm looking forward to building it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Pump Track Nation!

    I picked this dirt jumper frame up at Cycle Solutions for $99

    I'm looking forward to building it up.
    yeah that was a killer deal for a size small frame...
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    Wow! Great project. Would love to have that in my backyard. When's the grand opening party?

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    all depends how wet the spring is, but sometime around may/june...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Pump Track Nation!

    I picked this dirt jumper frame up at Cycle Solutions for $99

    I'm looking forward to building it up.

    Nice find.

    Are the rocks in the background destined for the landscaping project?

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    i think i recall that norco from last year's bike show. if i didn't already have a frame, i would've picked it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ray.vermette View Post
    Nice find.

    Are the rocks in the background destined for the landscaping project?
    The DJ bike will work well I think

    The rocks will be part of the design
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    The DJ bike will work well I think
    The short stays make a world of difference.

    I also really enjoy riding our BMX on pump tracks. It's a completely different experience too - almost too easy to get air.
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    hey that looks familiar (the oval)...



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Pump Track Nation!

    I picked this dirt jumper frame up at Cycle Solutions for $99

    I'm looking forward to building it up.

    I really like the contrast of the blue and orange cloud scheme
    Strava made me do it....

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    pumptrack in repose...

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    LOL!!, As soon as I seen there was a comment in this thread I knew you guys would have a photo up showing the ridiculous amount of snow!

    Time to bust out the gt snowracer and old yamaha 440 today
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    hah, booting around on a old snowmobile would be so much fun. a friend of mine races vintage snowmobiles. he buys them on the cheap, gets several, pieces one together from the parts and it is off to the races...

    Quote Originally Posted by shawnt2012 View Post
    LOL!!, As soon as I seen there was a comment in this thread I knew you guys would have a photo up showing the ridiculous amount of snow!

    Time to bust out the gt snowracer and old yamaha 440 today

    judy's bike build so far from the used parts bin... other then the fork.
    new chain guide on it's way...



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    got it home, let the build commence...

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    hah, booting around on a old snowmobile would be so much fun.
    I got to boot around for the first time since high school on my sister's sled on Lake Nippissing over the holidays. So. Much. Fun. My niece didn't even seem so mind when she nearly fell off after a little "pressure crack" air.
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    i9s in the spare parts bin? nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    i9s in the spare parts bin? nice.

    yup, actually have two sets... one for the norco and the other one for the intense... retired wheelsets since we are going tubeless for dhing in 2013
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    let me know when it looks like this

    building a pump track...-859996_10151433402525789_13233255_o.jpg
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    wow, did you build that on your property? sweet, can i come over with a couple of friends?
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