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

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

    Tim

    http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...anandreasA.jpg
    http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j8...sanandreas.jpg
  • 08-28-2007
    End-er
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    My San Andreas, early cycling again, i hope...
  • 08-28-2007
    SanAnMan
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    I've had three over the years
    Here's my san andreas. I'm looking for a 1999 to 2002 san andreas main frame.
  • 08-28-2007
    MC9.5
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    Here they are...:thumbsup:
  • 08-28-2007
    spyder56
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    My Rumble
  • 08-28-2007
    mcrumble69
  • 08-28-2007
    cHoc Nr1
  • 08-30-2007
    tacc13
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    My Fury during a trip to Whakarewarewa in Rotorua (New Zealand). Bike has since had forks changed to Pike 454's, new crankset, shifters, derailleur.
  • 09-06-2007
    Timur_j
  • 09-06-2007
    eauxgod
    rumble
  • 09-10-2007
    regis06
    Here is my MOHO SLIX.

    http://forum.velovert.com/index.php?...image&img=3659

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

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

    No, I had both my '98 black and raw finish '00 San Andreas's back before I started working for MC. I messed around with my current red '03 San Andreas, using different mounts, a 9.5" rear shock and an '03 Monster T. I highly recommend against anyone trying this since it rode horribly and is not designed for that type of riding anyway.
  • 09-11-2007
    Ericmopar
    Do you mean a 9.5" eye to eye shock or rear wheel travel after your hot rodding job?
    I'm trying to visualise this "Franken Bike" you created.

    Later, Eric.

    Just so you know; I have no intention of repeating the experiment.
  • 09-11-2007
    TWISTED
    Quote:

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

    Later, Eric.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Later, Eric.