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    a new bike build to shred some ontario gnar...

    good season for puff balls...



    that to catch on a pic is very rare....

    good eating size...



    a good mix...



    on the road bike...





    good eats...



    oh yah... picked up a frame...

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    where's the bike?

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    I've had that chocolate. It takes a few seconds to kick in.

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    i see no bike build.
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    pictures are on the way shortly...

    here's a hint... i got the last one.
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    RIP Adam Yauch

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    2nd.

    Who starts a thread about a new bike and then does not actually put anything in it about the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    2nd.

    Who starts a thread about a new bike and then does not actually put anything in it about the bike?
    Ya'll must be new around these parts.

    This thread delivers...








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    now when did i never deliver on a bike build thread...

    could it be a road bike?

    maybe it's a unicycle?

    650b?

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    pictures are on the way shortly...

    here's a hint... i got the last one.
    Oh, the suspense is killing me....

    You should've started another thread that would've announced this forthcoming thread announcing new bike build pics which are to come... You know, make it exciting, the proper build up.

    Maybe with even more cooking and mushrooms pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arek View Post
    Oh, the suspense is killing me....

    You should've started another thread that would've announced this forthcoming thread announcing new bike build pics which are to come... You know, make it exciting, the proper build up.

    Maybe with even more cooking and mushrooms pics.
    don't like... don't look...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    don't like... don't look...
    That's just it. The title says "new bike build" so I clicked.

    If the title said "more mushrooms" I wouldn't have clicked,

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    Oh and CX bikes are really trendy right now so my prediction is your new bike is a disc cross bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    now when did i never deliver on a bike build thread...

    could it be a road bike?

    maybe it's a unicycle?

    650b?

    stay tuned
    I'm not in any hurry, since I already know the answer. It's gotta be a tall bike. Fat bikes have been pushing the lateral envelope of accepted dimensions for mountain bikes, but no one is punching through pre-existing misconceptions about low standover heights in mountain biking - until now.

    This thing is going to carve singletrack like nobody's business with the optimized centre of gravity. Imagine hitting the steeps at Blue with your CoG ahead of the front axle! Wicked...
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    i see no bike build.
    here yah go...

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    might be this one... maybe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    here yah go...

    You should get a chain tensioner on that real quick, look at all that chain slap happening

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    might be this one... maybe...

    In that case, Ontario's roads do have quite some gnar, what with the holes, bumps and eroding shoulders.....

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    So this still hasnt gone anywhere good yet? I feel some are holding back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamhaymaker View Post
    You should get a chain tensioner on that real quick, look at all that chain slap happening
    i'm also saving up for spokes... maybe i'll get nipples for christmas...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    here yah go...

    Seat's too low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    That's just it. The title says "new bike build" so I clicked.

    If the title said "more mushrooms" I wouldn't have clicked,
    lol... haters going to hate
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    news flash! frame is in transit, arriving in bolton soon...
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    ***yawn*** another dh bike. meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    ***yawn*** another dh bike. meh
    so now you don't like dh bikes?

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    Triple P a mechanic at North Shore Bike Shop just built up a personal TR250. Sweet bike.
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    I wouldn't call Pat's TR250 a DH bike.

    Where did I say I didn't like dh bikes? I thought you had finally saw the light and realized that dh bikes are way overkill for Ontario when you got the Range.

    I was hoping for something interesting and current, dh bikes are soo 2011, didn't you see the video of Wade and Vanderham shredding on little bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    I wouldn't call Pat's TR250 a DH bike.

    Where did I say I didn't like dh bikes? I thought you had finally saw the light and realized that dh bikes are way overkill for Ontario when you got the Range.

    I was hoping for something interesting and current, dh bikes are soo 2011, didn't you see the video of Wade and Vanderham shredding on little bikes.
    actually the range is a little light for ontario gravity oriented trails. you cycle through the suspension pretty quick with a good head snap. plus it is not as stable through the gnar.
    it's more an hd xc general purpose bike that can get some air time. it's not a shuttle/lift bike.
    same with the nomad and other such beasts... (owned a few of these)... based on my experience and riding/owning a wide variety of bikes such all mountain rigs don't cut it on the current gravity trails here in eastern canada (including ontario). this is good news as there is progression happening. all you have to do is look at what the other camp is riding...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    I wouldn't call Pat's TR250 a DH bike.
    transition does, and i quote from transition... the "TR250 is a truly versatile downhill bike".
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    wildcard? or mushroom picker custom?
    it tied the room together man!

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    ...well, I'm getting old, fat and slow.
    I would love a full on DH bike for liftie-ridin' in Ontario and area.
    My beefed up slacked out Delirium is nice, but its not quite there.

    Now if I was young, healed fast, quicker reflexes, yada,yada, then I would probably think the Delirium is perfect. But I am no longer that and I want a bit more insurance for when my body no longer keeps up with my brain.

    Seriously looking at getting a 5.5 inch trail bike and a full on DH bike instead of the "OneBike" - even if teh current 170mm bike is the best thing I have ever ridden....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel View Post
    ...well, I'm getting old, fat and slow.
    I would love a full on DH bike for liftie-ridin' in Ontario and area.
    My beefed up slacked out Delirium is nice, but its not quite there.

    Now if I was young, healed fast, quicker reflexes, yada,yada, then I would probably think the Delirium is perfect. But I am no longer that and I want a bit more insurance for when my body no longer keeps up with my brain.

    Seriously looking at getting a 5.5 inch trail bike and a full on DH bike instead of the "OneBike" - even if teh current 170mm bike is the best thing I have ever ridden....

    michael
    yah i hear you, though that delirium you have is a very nice bike.

    i've reached the same conclusion with the range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    transition does, and i quote from transition... the "TR250 is a truly versatile downhill bike".
    You've pulled six words from the quote that kinda suit your statement, but in my opinion you've missed what Transition is actually saying about the bike.

    The TR250 is the little brother to our world cup proven TR450. Itís not afraid to go fast in gnarly terrain, but the TR250 is a more nimble handling bike, with tighter geometry for a more playful feel on the trail. With settings for 180mm or 160mm of rear wheel travel, adjustable head angle and bottom bracket height as well as chainstay length, the TR250 is a truly versatile downhill bike. Designed with bike parks like Whistler in mind, this is the ultimate shuttle and lift bike for someone that cares more about styling jumps than split times. The TR250 build is specíd with a single crown fork, but the frame is fully dual crown compatible. The size small also makes an excellent downhill race bike for shorter riders.
    My read is they are saying it's not a DH bike, it's a fun bike park play bike. It's not going to be as stable or plow like at speeds. Thus I'd say it's not a DH bike.

    Calling the Range a heavy duty xc bike is a laugh. I've ridden one, it's not the bike. Perhaps I should post up the videos of what Jinya does on a hardtail, it's skill not suspension travel. Or Chris Johnston and Dylan Wolskey placing 25th and 26th in the Garbo DH on Nomads against a staked field of with plenty of World Cup pro's on their WC DH rigs.

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    you can run a double crown fork on it, you can lengthen the wb, you can dh it...

    i own/ride/dh a range, i've owned/rode/dh on several nomads my conclusion remains the same as well as other people for the riding that we do...

    though this kind of reminds me of this indian parable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    You've pulled six words from the quote that kinda suit your statement, but in my opinion you've missed what Transition is actually saying about the bike.



    My read is they are saying it's not a DH bike, it's a fun bike park play bike. It's not going to be as stable or plow like at speeds. Thus I'd say it's not a DH bike.

    Calling the Range a heavy duty xc bike is a laugh. I've ridden one, it's not the bike. Perhaps I should post up the videos of what Jinya does on a hardtail, it's skill not suspension travel. Or Chris Johnston and Dylan Wolskey placing 25th and 26th in the Garbo DH on Nomads against a staked field of with plenty of World Cup pro's on their WC DH rigs.
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    2 pages and no build. f this sh*t, i'm outta here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    2 pages and no build. f this sh*t, i'm outta here.
    My guess.

    TR250 raw colour, Boxxer WC, 823's on Hopes, then Chromag bar stem and seat. Formula brakes, Saint cranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    2 pages and no build. f this sh*t, i'm outta here.
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    picked up hubs for the hoops... low cost yet works great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    picked up hubs for the hoops... low cost yet works great...
    Hmmm, Formula (not to be confused with the brake manufacturer) has really upped their game on the aesthetics of their hubs. Pretty clean looking now.

    I really think you need to try to have the first bike build thread ever on the E-C forum to hit 200+ posts, Haterz are gonna hate. If you show a new post for every single component that will go a long way. Chain, grips, cable housings, the whole enchilada. Oh ya, a separate post showing any zip ties for sure. If you're careful with this thread you should be able to milk it for at least a couple of years including ride reports, long term usage reviews for each component (including the zip ties), any new build updates, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    I really think you need to try to have the first bike build thread ever on the E-C forum to hit 200+ posts, Haterz are gonna hate. If you show a new post for every single component that will go a long way. Chain, grips, cable housings, the whole enchilada. Oh ya, a separate post showing any zip ties for sure. If you're careful with this thread you should be able to milk it for at least a couple of years including ride reports, long term usage reviews for each component (including the zip ties), any new build updates, etc.
    Please also post up photos of stakeholders and, if applicable, steakholders.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smarty View Post
    ...and, if applicable, steakholders.
    This large 17" turning fork with heat resistant poly handle has two ground sharp points and is precisely angled to hold BBQ at a convenient angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    This large 17" turning fork with heat resistant poly handle has two ground sharp points and is precisely angled to hold BBQ at a convenient angle.
    Having discussed the matter with various steakholders, a consensus was reached that the utilization of double stanchioned tongs is the preferred and sustainable method of steakholding.


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    Mmmmm.... mushrooms and steak.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    This large 17" turning fork with heat resistant poly handle has two ground sharp points and is precisely angled to hold BBQ at a convenient angle.
    actually that is not the right tool, you don't want to puncture the sear of the meat. the only time a fork should be used is when you stick it in your mouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    actually that is not the right tool, you don't want to puncture the sear of the meat. the only time a fork should be used is when you stick it in your mouth.
    S'ok, the chef doesn't have to use them. We can give one to each of the young'uns at the family BBQ to run around and play with instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    S'ok, the chef doesn't have to use them. We can give one to each of the young'uns at the family BBQ to run around and play with instead.
    builds character and life skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smarty View Post
    Please also post up photos of stakeholders and, if applicable, steakholders.
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ug75diEyiA0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    so whats your point?

    maybe you like this?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ray.vermette View Post
    Mmmmm.... mushrooms and steak.
    holy crap that's so 1980's, you might as well be wearing neon parachute pants and a fanny pack... ever eat a fran's or the tulip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    holy crap that's so 1980's, you might as well be wearing neon parachute pants and a fanny pack...
    Coincidentally, that's how long some people have been waiting for you to reveal this new build: since the 1980's.

    But not me. I'm betting you've already revealed it, and we just need to decipher the clues in this thread...just like a long, poorly written Devinci Code novel, except without the self-flagellating albino monk and the cute french chick with the button nose.

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    that's fantastic, my posts have the ability to transcend time...

    picked up a couple more parts...





    Quote Originally Posted by ray.vermette View Post
    Coincidentally, that's how long some people have been waiting for you to reveal this new build: since the 1980's.

    But not me. I'm betting you've already revealed it, and we just need to decipher the clues in this thread...just like a long, poorly written Devinci Code novel, except without the self-flagellating albino monk and the cute french chick with the button nose.
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