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    My new(est) bike

    Will try it out Friday...got last night in mail....some new but many budget, ie, cheap used parts, as well as to keep overall cost at a good point and used some of proceeds from my recent firesale to pay for it so it worked out well.

    I have to say MAJOR PROPS to esquire for hooking me up. Though I really struggle to say anything positive about lawyers, i have to make an exception for him and can HIGHLY recommend him for any of your biking (or legal) needs!

    i am very stoked though it is by far the heaviest bike i will have owned; crappy digital scale measured 4 times at weights over a lb different each time but suffice it to say, over 40 lbs i am sure....whatevuh...i am built like a 12 year old girl so i am sure the weekend warriors will still pose no threat on the local climbs

    cheaper parts are already on the chopping block but goal was to keep overall price at a certain pricepoint (saddle, post, and shifters to go first)

    Frame = Large Intense UZZI VPX
    Fork = Rockshox Totem Coil 1.5”
    Headset = King 1.5”
    Saddle = some WTB model
    Stem = FSA DH300
    Bars = Raceface Diabolous
    Shifters = Deore
    Brakes = Formula “The One” 203mm front/180mm rear, w/ Goodridge braided steel hoses
    Seatpost = Truvativ Team double clamp
    Crankset = Shimano Saint w/ E-13 DRS
    Pedals = Shimano 646
    Front der = Saint
    Rear der = XT
    Wheelset = Mavic 823 rims / King 20mm front, HD Rear w/ Fun Bolts
    Tires = Maxxis Minion DH R 2.5” UST






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    Love it, nothing cheap about that build. A red intense always looks better in person so I'm sure you'll be even more stocked when you ride it proper

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    Great Build!

    I have Totem envy....

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    That looks pretty nice Fo'. I'm glad you didn't adorn it with white components like your RFX.
    One day, that bike will make some buyer a happy camper!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    That looks pretty nice Fo'. I'm glad you didn't adorn it with white components like your RFX.
    One day, that bike will make some buyer a happy camper!
    haha...yeah, so i have been told regarding selling....people keep asking me to build up medium bikes since my larges wont fit when i sell

    most pathetic statement, which is not a surprise, is that these brakes have now been put on 2 bikes and STILL have zero rides...lol

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    It looks gorgeous. I wouldn't enjoy the climb much, but with that build I can think of a few sweet downhills I'd like to try it on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSutton1223
    Great Build!

    I have Totem envy....
    yeah...well when you are gnar like me, a Totem is the minimum fork one should consider. I just hope it climbs as awesome as a Highline

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Why do you have two sets of stairs leading to the same corner? His/hers? Who's your architect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Why do you have two sets of stairs leading to the same corner? His/hers? Who's your architect?
    lol...you are the second person who pointed that out. it sure looks like its just a lame version of a stairclimber but I swear they converge and lead to a second floor

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    Sweet rig Fo, enjoy, and gear up


    Wrap yer CS before shes like a meat grinder and ah check yer front tire wink wink looks like someone had a late night and too many beers , enjoy look fwd to yer ride reports to....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Why do you have two sets of stairs leading to the same corner? His/hers? Who's your architect?
    Fo's photochopped his new bike into an Escher painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    Sweet rig Fo, enjoy, and gear up


    Wrap yer CS before shes like a meat grinder and ah check yer front tire wink wink looks like someone had a late night and too many beers , enjoy look fwd to yer ride reports to....
    yeah, i noticed the front tire last night when i opened the box and found it interesting but Brian noted that some folks like it that way. I think its best i see for myself how it works in my terrain...if i ride it that is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    yeah, i noticed the front tire last night when i opened the box and found it odd but Brian noted that some folks like it that way. I think its best i see for myself how it works in my terrain...if i ride it that is!
    Yeah I'm still and fan of the DH R, I like it for its braking properties on the rear but front and rear is new one on me but I'd say with the popularity of the DHF front and rear probably to much stock of 60as left 3C is also all the rage! the F FnR is a good combo though, just be wary on ya shake down rides that front might be a bit un predicable

    Ahh I take that back I see these are UST not 60a still DHRs but there's a reason so be interesting on hearing ya ride thoughts FOl, I'm still not convinced but hey I'm always open, its why my garage is full of tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Fo's photochopped his new bike into an Escher painting.
    do you really think any of the toolz on mtbr are gonna know who escher is? I dont anyway squeaky will though as he is quite artsy

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    I admit it i had to google him I thought he was a rapper I was close some sot of artist
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    looking good Fo!

    it will make some nice wall art!

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    that thing is as bright as a motel heat lamp. wow! lookin good fo. now turn the ft tire around before ya hurt the next buyer.
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    Nice Fo.
    Wheels seem awfully small though.
    Maybe those stairs just make them look that way though?!?!

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    This must be what Fo's house looks like:

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    Quote Originally Posted by agoura_biker
    It looks gorgeous. I wouldn't enjoy the climb much, but with that build I can think of a few sweet downhills I'd like to try it on!
    thanks Rich...must hit some of the worthy trails soon! Maybe over break

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    that thing is as bright as a motel heat lamp. wow! lookin good fo. now turn the ft tire around before ya hurt the next buyer.
    i will do no such thing. your conventional wisdom is destined for retardation...perhaps a non-homer comment would be entertained but certainly not yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i dont think i will be putting on a chainstay protector...i am trying to keep it as light as possible
    Ah makes senses its holding up the staircase not going outside
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    Wrap yer CS before shes like a meat grinder
    i dont think i will be putting on a chainstay protector...i am trying to keep it as light as possible

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    Fo......I totally agree. A truvativ post, deore shifters and a WTB saddle scream BUDGET build!!

    Good thing the rest of the parts and the frame are decent ,,,,,,,,otherwise, I'd flat out accuse you of slumming it.

    Wow, the mighty have fallen!

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    So youve gone with King hubs and Intense 135mm replaceable rear drop outs due to the fun bolts I'm assuming, any reasons for this over the new 10mm full axle due or is it not available yet?
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    Fo, hit me up with a ride report and comparo. That is, of course, if you are ever gonna get that thing dirty.

    Is spandex even allowed within 10' of that rig?

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    Fo's Folly...

    Fo emailed me a few months ago with a specific request of a "budget FR/DH bike for the 1-2 times I go do that stuff per year..."

    I suggested a Santa Cruz Superlight with a Monster fork, as that was really right up Fo's ally, but alas, our last large Superlight was sold and we had to pick another option. Used DHR? Nope, too homerish...and its a raw, "yuck" I think was the quote Bullit? Nope, it was way too white and, well, with a name like "Fo Shizzzzzzzle" that wasn't going to work. So one of our mechanics had a large Uzzi that he had with a 66 RC3 or/888, used Saint cranks, we had some Juicy 5's lying around, some parts here and there, a used wheelset, and we were going to be in business...

    Then the OCD struck, which is ironic as the mechanic who previously owned the frame is also seriously OCD, to the point of comparing different brightness of gold to get just the right "sparkle..."

    Well anyway, he picked away at the build, new fork, new cranks, replaced some of the used things we offered, sent us his nice brakes, King headset, we built up a wheelset with some hubs we had in stock (had the funbolts and steel driveshell on them already), and I think Fo's purse is quite lucky that I didn't get my order of King bottom brackets in sooner or he might be another $110.00 light...

    D cables had to match the brake cables, and had to be just the right length. The previous frame owner noted the front wheel being backward, while I was building it, to which my response was, "Lets see if the homers can catch that as mis-aligning the wheel logo with the rim logo is just too obvious..." Honestly, the fact that it was a DHR was simply because that was all we had in used tubeless Maxxis tires, (2) 2.5" DHR's...

    Besides the 2 lbs of ball bearings we brazed somewhere in the frame, there are not any more "jokes" built in, but that could explain the weight Fo was complaining about, or the fact that he's just a big wusssss.

    Glad you like it Fo, I'll need pics of it dirty or we WILL reposess it. It might just have been cheaper for you to buy a complete new M6, now that I think about it.

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    Nice job Fo she looks great....If it makes you happy bro F... what some of the other clowns think.. CF.....

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    Just curious... What did your BB height come in at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by esquire
    Fo emailed me a few months ago with a specific request of a "budget FR/DH bike for the 1-2 times I go do that stuff per year..."

    I suggested a Santa Cruz Superlight with a Monster fork, as that was really right up Fo's ally, but alas, our last large Superlight was sold and we had to pick another option. Used DHR? Nope, too homerish...and its a raw, "yuck" I think was the quote Bullit? Nope, it was way too white and, well, with a name like "Fo Shizzzzzzzle" that wasn't going to work. So one of our mechanics had a large Uzzi that he had with a 66 RC3 or/888, used Saint cranks, we had some Juicy 5's lying around, some parts here and there, a used wheelset, and we were going to be in business...

    Then the OCD struck, which is ironic as the mechanic who previously owned the frame is also seriously OCD, to the point of comparing different brightness of gold to get just the right "sparkle..."

    Well anyway, he picked away at the build, new fork, new cranks, replaced some of the used things we offered, sent us his nice brakes, King headset, we built up a wheelset with some hubs we had in stock (had the funbolts and steel driveshell on them already), and I think Fo's purse is quite lucky that I didn't get my order of King bottom brackets in sooner or he might be another $110.00 light...

    D cables had to match the brake cables, and had to be just the right length. The previous frame owner noted the front wheel being backward, while I was building it, to which my response was, "Lets see if the homers can catch that as mis-aligning the wheel logo with the rim logo is just too obvious..." Honestly, the fact that it was a DHR was simply because that was all we had in used tubeless Maxxis tires, (2) 2.5" DHR's...

    Besides the 2 lbs of ball bearings we brazed somewhere in the frame, there are not any more "jokes" built in, but that could explain the weight Fo was complaining about, or the fact that he's just a big wusssss.

    Glad you like it Fo, I'll need pics of it dirty or we WILL reposess it. It might just have been cheaper for you to buy a complete new M6, now that I think about it.
    LOL!

    MAN does it sound pathetic when i read that...that dude Fo sounds like a total loozer! Funny thing is...as lame as i know it sounds i can guarantee it will happen each and every time

    as for the weight, i honestly dont know what it actually is nor do i care...the bike is EXACTLY what i wanted. while i of course could lighten it up if i wanted, the ONLY parts i see changing are the seatpost, shifters, and the saddle cuz who the hell knows what kind of azz juice you left on it! Bars, stem and the such may be heavy but i sure as hell dont care cuz thats not the point of the bike.

    thanks again, BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYOTCHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NS-NV
    Just curious... What did your BB height come in at?
    dont know...will be happy to check later and report back

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    Nice job Fo she looks great....If it makes you happy bro F... what some of the other clowns think.. CF.....
    thanks man...Fred you know me, i dont give an EFF what people think, especially yeast infected homers

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    So youve gone with King hubs and Intense 135mm replaceable rear drop outs due to the fun bolts I'm assuming, any reasons for this over the new 10mm full axle due or is it not available yet?
    as noted above by esquire, i went with his recommendation that was based on what he had readily available that he no doubt thought would pacify my OCD...and it worked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    as noted above by esquire, i went with his recommendation that was based on what he had readily available that he no doubt thought would pacify my OCD...and it worked!
    Sweet man just wondered if they had a dual use, no worries about Es build either all good from here bro just get her dirty or covered in snow or what ever ya have over here, I'm envious of lack of bike ride time
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Fo's photochopped his new bike into an Escher painting.
    As in, no matter how hard he rides he never actually gets anywhere?

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    FO, good job on resurecting that UZZI , one of my all time faves.I can say one thing about the Uzzi it has been the most reliable frame we have ever made , built like a tank, I figured anything you tagged "Freeride" on in the day had better stand up to some serious thrashin!! I will work on getting you a Gold plated head badge to round out the bling on that beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr intense
    FO, good job on resurecting that UZZI , one of my all time faves.I can say one thing about the Uzzi it has been the most reliable frame we have ever made , built like a tank, I figured anything you tagged "Freeride" on in the day had better stand up to some serious thrashin!! I will work on getting you a Gold plated head badge to round out the bling on that beast.
    thanks man...will match my tooth as well! I may need to update my avatar now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    This must be what Fo's house looks like...
    You should see the kids room!



    Schweet Schooter Mang! Y'know I love RED, and the Uzzi's lines just scream "RIP-AZZ!!!"

    Now for goodness sake.... post a friggin ride shot for once in your life!
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    Uzzi riders don't stop for pics Zilla (they are way too busy trying to follow the lines the Highline riders are laying down).


    Fo, maybe you need to go for that ride with Aqua now??
    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Fo, maybe you need to go for that ride with Aqua now??
    Why do you say that? Is it because you think the UZZI comes with ear plugs so I dont have to listen to his punk azz piss and moan about the blog he is planning on starting for his vast fan club?

    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Uzzi riders don't stop for pics Zilla (they are way too busy trying to follow the lines the Highline riders are laying down).
    As for the Highline "lines", you must mean footprints from their hike-a-bikes given their geniune aptitude for extreme laziness

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    Looks flexy.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Now for goodness sake.... post a friggin ride shot for once in your life!
    He did once...and I made fun of him.

    That's a cool Lego version of Relativity.

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    Ocd...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    He did once...and I made fun of him.

    That's a cool Lego version of Relativity.
    I can see Zilla setting that up now, each and every part in its proper place, camera on a tri-pod, 5 hours later, take the shot, TAKE THE SHOT!!

    All for a post on mtbr.... love it!

    The Uzzi is one of my all time favs too, I remember the first one I got in "midnight blue" damned she was sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Uzzi riders don't stop for pics Zilla (they are way too busy trying to pick their way around the crashing Highline riders in front of them).
    Fixed. The video doesn't lie.
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    Whoa, who opened a gateway to Bizzarro World!? The Intense forum has suddenly become a tea party.

    Mmmm, tea!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole
    Whoa, who opened a gateway to Bizzarro World!? The Intense forum has suddenly become a tea party.
    Someone's gotta lively up this place.....

    Nice vid, J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbogner
    Fixed. The video doesn't lie.
    Aaah, I was wondering when you'd punk-in JB.

    What a difference a year makes.
    Next time I'll give you something worth shooting... if you can still keep up.

    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Aaah, I was wondering when you'd punk-in JB.
    Now that's the spirit! In fairness, that was your first day at Diablo, and you were on a RFX then, not the Highline. But I couldn't resist raining on that smug homer parade.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Next time I'll give you something worth shooting... if you can still keep up.
    Haha. You know you don't have to worry about me "keeping up," and your crashes are DEFINITELY worth shooting.

    If you'd like to sample the Uzzi magic, you're welcome to anytime.
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    Refuse Rhetoric

    Yeah what-Evah!!!

    While you've been procreating I've been pedaling. We'll see what's what this spring.
    I'm still itchin to sample your your Uzzi...we're pretty close in size and wt. (more than I am with most ppl anyway)

    I'll just have to pretend it's red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Someone's gotta lively up this place.....

    Nice vid, J.

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    perhaps...though i dont appreciate all the immature commentary in my thread. If this is what it means to to post in the intense forum, i may need to spend more time in places like the turner and/or 29er board where comments stay on topic

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    Well, it's been almost 24 hours now, and I have yet to see this bike appear in the classified ads yet. What's the deal Fo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Well, it's been almost 24 hours now, and I have yet to see this bike appear in the classified ads yet. What's the deal Fo?
    i am busy specing my other new(est) bike that is en route, that's what

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i am busy specing my other new(est) bike that is en route, that's what
    Cool; I'm glad you got a large frame this time [and no white components]. P.M. me the price when you're ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Cool; I'm glad you got a large frame this time [and no white components]. P.M. me the price when you're ready.
    I'll give you something white and large to look at you little beyotch! Now stop mudying up this forum and troll back to the other homers

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    Uzzi riders don't stop for pics Zilla (they are way too busy trying to follow the lines the Highline riders are laying down).
    Why would you follow bad lines?

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    Ok. I'm callin' BS. That can't be Fo's bike. I see mud on the tires in the "garage" set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    Ok. I'm callin' BS. That can't be Fo's bike. I see mud on the tires in the "garage" set.
    LOL...damn esquire! he took it for one ride on those tires and did not have the freaking common courtesy to wipe it off before shipping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    Ok. I'm callin' BS. That can't be Fo's bike. I see mud on the tires in the "garage" set.
    They went to Sunday River once, on my Socom. Then they went OFF my Socom when I got some big boy tires again...

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    Fo, long time no ride......if it helps, I'll bring the helmet cam and a digi cam. I've got a trail that is located half way btwn you and me.

    If you want to get it dirty, or a light dusting, drop me a line.

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    That bike will see nothing but dog walks around the n-hood.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tep
    Fo, long time no ride......if it helps, I'll bring the helmet cam and a digi cam. I've got a trail that is located half way btwn you and me.

    If you want to get it dirty, or a light dusting, drop me a line.

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    hey tep, that would be great! email me at egpoulsen@yahoo.com to make sure i still have your address

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    That bike will see nothing but dog walks around the n-hood.
    indeed...and to make matters worse (for me), here is a pic of one of my dogs...yeah, really
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    indeed...and to make matters worse (for me), here is a pic of one of my dogs...yeah, really
    Nice guard dog ya have there FO or carpet sweeper, just make sure it dosen't pee over ya fine wheels it has that look in its eyes
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    hey tep, that would be great!
    Don't do it Fo.. you start riding that thing and it'll just end up looking like this..
    resized_img_8577.jpg

    Much harder to sell that way.

    Btw.. be prepared to tighten that 1.5 king headset 1-2 times a day when you're DH riding. If I wasn't so damn lazy I'd have pulled mine back off by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    indeed...and to make matters worse (for me), here is a pic of one of my dogs...yeah, really
    It's amazing how much owners and their dogs look alike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Btw.. be prepared to tighten that 1.5 king headset 1-2 times a day when you're DH riding. If I wasn't so damn lazy I'd have pulled mine back off by now.
    no reasurring to hear...are you referring to the bearing preloader loosening???

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    no reasurring to hear...are you referring to the bearing preloader loosening???
    The entire headset will just work itself slightly loose and develop bearing play requiring you to loosen the stem and re-tension. It's not much of a problem with normal trail riding, but happens consistently on days of rough resort riding. And it happens whether I run a star nut or the CK preloader.

    I love CK and have always run their standard headsets without issue, but after an entire season of repeatedly re-tightening the 1.5 I've come to accept it's just not up to repeated DH abuse on a single crown setup. As much as I dislike it, I'll probably go back to the FSA I had on there before.

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    actually, i hate King Headsets and have had problems (mostly creaking) with half of the ones i have owned (on single speeds or long travel bikes). I was HOPING King 1.5s would be less of an issue

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    Click the "submit reply" button ONE MORE TIME please.

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    Click the "submit reply" button ONE MORE TIME please.
    dont be silly...what, do you think i am some kind of attention whore or something?

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    so Fo' how do you really feel about king headsets? Go ahead, don't hold back on us.
    Thump, no worries for Fo's headset loosening, not only doesn't he ride dh, he doesn't ride. I don't think his headset will loosen up while that bike hangs on his garage wall.
    Now the next [soon] owner may want to concern themselves about it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Why do you have two sets of stairs leading to the same corner? His/hers? Who's your architect?
    it's really just a porn set and they need to be able to shoot stair scenes from both angles.

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    guaranteed not to come loose...

    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    so Fo' how do you really feel about king headsets? Go ahead, don't hold back on us.
    Thump, no worries for Fo's headset loosening, not only doesn't he ride dh, he doesn't ride. I don't think his headset will loosen up while that bike hangs on his garage wall.
    Now the next [soon] owner may want to concern themselves about it...
    Its superglued and tack welded from the inside...

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    Quote Originally Posted by esquire
    Its superglued and tack welded from the inside...
    thats good...with my riding style, King or not, parts are always in jeapardy of failure

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    thats good...with my riding style, King or not, parts are always in jeapardy of failure
    Correct, rust, road salt, and boredom are absolute killers for components...

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    Quote Originally Posted by esquire
    Correct, rust, road salt, and boredom are absolute killers for components...
    And simple green
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    Quote Originally Posted by esquire
    Correct, rust, road salt, and boredom are absolute killers for components...
    doh!

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    Oh. Now I get it. You were looking at my 6.6 for your lightweight xc race rig.

    If you're still wanting to add to your Intense stable it's still available....... and at a significant discount to that Uzzi, I'll tell you what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    Oh. Now I get it. You were looking at my 6.6 for your lightweight xc race rig.

    If you're still wanting to add to your Intense stable it's still available....... and at a significant discount to that Uzzi, I'll tell you what.
    ha! if i wanted a XC race bike, i would have purchased a Highline

    as for this Uzzi, while more than originally planned per its original targeted (true) budget build, still and AMAZING price from esquire i assure you. i think he offered me such a good price just to get rid of me quicker!

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    Edit my bad went back to page 1 said test ride Friday, which is tomorrow for you behind US dudes..
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    How cute, all this banter is very engaging ....




    Extreamly nice bike btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mezzanine
    How cute, all this banter is very engaging ....


    If that the case think what the hound dogging on the trail would be like then! Often thought that with these guy's! if ya could bottle it all up let it loose, be one hell of a run
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    Really NICE looking Intense, Fo! The red on those bikes looks stellar in person.

    So, I'm assuming you'll be airing that out on Suicide or some other trail of it's nature. (note: a trail on which my meager skills would most certainly result in death)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Will try it out Friday...got last night in mail....some new but many budget, ie, cheap used parts, as well as to keep overall cost at a good point and used some of proceeds from my recent firesale to pay for it so it worked out well.

    Brakes = Formula “The One” 203mm front/180mm rear, w/ Goodridge braided steel hoses
    Nice bike. Similar to mine...I have 220 front rotor and 66 fork though.

    The way I see it you have 3 choices:
    A: Reroute the cables to the downtube ala new Uzzi
    B: Tape up the frame and cables with some very tough tape or CF stickers.
    C: Prepare to see your seatube cut in half after a muddy 5 mile DH. Those steel hoses look great and will probably last forever but I think they will cut through paint like butter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourarm
    C: Prepare to see your seatube cut in half after a muddy 5 mile DH. Those steel hoses look great and will probably last forever but I think they will cut through paint like butter.
    +1. With the cables routed through the swing link they will chew into both your seat tube and the underside of the top tube. Slapping on some bits of 3M ClearBra solved it for me, but with steel lines you may want to use the CF patches.

    Btw.. not that Fo is going to actually keep this bike, but I'd recommend drilling out your cable stops and running full length housing for your dérailleurs. Certainly improved cable life and shift crispness for me.

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    So FO how was the test ride

    Piccs or it didn't happen
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    I got a chance to look at Fo's cable routing today. It looks fine to me. And the "steel hoses" aren't rough, they are covered with with a vinyl coating.

    Quote Originally Posted by fourarm
    Nice bike. Similar to mine...I have 220 front rotor and 66 fork though.

    The way I see it you have 3 choices:
    A: Reroute the cables to the downtube ala new Uzzi
    B: Tape up the frame and cables with some very tough tape or CF stickers.
    C: Prepare to see your seatube cut in half after a muddy 5 mile DH. Those steel hoses look great and will probably last forever but I think they will cut through paint like butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    So FO how was the test ride

    Piccs or it didn't happen
    did a nice real shakedown ride today...I am not one for lengthy ride reviews since undoubtedly they sound like cut-and-pasted cliches from some other tool's review, and I also didnt take the bike yet on any real gnar but let me say just one thing, CHUR!

    Rode with 3 friends today...even knowing the ride was gonna have pretty relentless climbing involved, i felt I wanted to take the UZZI anyway and really wanted to see how it handled extensive climbing so what the heck...figured if I can easily do this ride then hell, its for real and can be used by me for all around riding as well which honestly was part of the plan too (though the El Rey will be the go-to bike for most longer rides of course where i want a FS). Needless to say, I was VERY impressed, as were my riding buddies in terms of how well the thing climbs. We did about 2900' of climbing so it was great to know it actually did great with lots of non-descending miles involved...I am far from my best shape too so it should only get easier.

    Hit two so-so technical descents which I have done many a time on many different bikes...certainly the UZZI was not "needed" for these descents but since I was used to them and knew what to expect they would serve useful to dial the bike in. Wow! It was honestly like cheating it was so easy...next weekend plan to hit some more worthy trails, by my standards anyway, and cant wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agoura_biker
    I got a chance to look at Fo's cable routing today. It looks fine to me. And the "steel hoses" aren't rough, they are covered with with a vinyl coating.
    thanks Rich...yeah, the routing is outstanding IMHO. I can honestly only even see one place on the underside of the toptube where i may put some tape...and there is already some tape on a spot on the seattube but the cables dont even touch the way esquire did it. There is of course the usual rubbing along the headtube so that i will address but yeah, the routing is great as far as i am concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    did a nice real shakedown ride today...I am not one for lengthy ride reviews since undoubtedly they sound like cut-and-pasted cliches from some other tool's review, and I also didnt take the bike yet on any real gnar but let me say just one thing, CHUR!

    Rode with 3 friends today...even knowing the ride was gonna have pretty relentless climbing involved, i felt I wanted to take the UZZI anyway and really wanted to see how it handled extensive climbing so what the heck...figured if I can easily do this ride then hell, its for real and can be used by me for all around riding as well which honestly was part of the plan too (though the El Rey will be the go-to bike for most longer rides of course where i want a FS). Needless to say, I was VERY impressed, as were my riding buddies in terms of how well the thing climbs. We did about 2900' of climbing so it was great to know it actually did great with lots of non-descending miles involved...I am far from my best shape too so it should only get easier.

    Hit too so-so technical descents which I have done many a time on many different bikes...certainly the UZZI was not "needed" for these descents but since I was used to them and knew what to expect they would serve useful to dial the bike in. Wow! It was honestly like cheating it was so easy...next weekend plan to hit some more worthy trails, by my standards anyway, and cant wait.
    Nice use of chur Fo!

    You've definitely had enough rigs to bench against so sounds promising

    Good stuff dude
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    Nice use of chur Fo!

    You've definitely had enough rigs to bench against so sounds promising

    Good stuff dude
    thanks TA...yeah, lets just say it was really noticeable how well the bike descended when comparing to other bikes i have owned. My friends are fast on MAN I tell you on the flat section where constant pedalling was involved, THAT was where I felt the beast....the tires are super tacky and with the weight, it was the flats where i really suffered and the huge gaps opened up between my friends and I each time things levelled off. However, on the technical climbs the thing rocked too...the rear tracked outstanding so i guess really, its only on the flats where the bike is at a really noticeable disadvantage but hey, that XC riding stuff so who cares....was just a real interesting observation is all

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    Yeah, great ride today! Nice to have company on the climbs - an advantage for me to have you on a heavy bike! Very impressive how fast that bike descended! We'll have to try something more challenging soon - I'm going to need a burlier bike though!

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    Wicked Fo will only get better too once ya get dialed, nice flow
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