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    Christmas Wish List

    Okay boys. Christmas is upon us and with Christmas comes snow (well..... sometimes) closing most of the quality NM trails. It has become my tradition to use this "downtime" to perform needed/neglected repairs and upgrades to my rides that I selfishly refused to perform during riding season for fear of missing out on the good weather. Please take a moment to reflect on this years wear and tear sustained to your ride and share your thoughts on what you wish to upgrade/repair on your ride for the coming year. Here's mine:

    Cannodale 1FG Singlespeed -

    1. Repair headshock (out of state repair in NY with Mendoncycle).
    2. New woodfoam grips.


    Motobecane 600HT (Bikepacking rig)

    1. Install already purchased XT 3R Crank.
    2. Replace mechanical BB7 160 brakes with 180 Hydraulics
    3. New woodfoam grips.
    4. Upgrade to XT shifters + cable and housing.


    Scott Genius

    1. Service Lefty (out of state service in NY with Mendoncycle).
    2. Equalizer Rear Shock sent to manufacturer for rebuild.
    2. 5 broken/replaced spokes this year on rear wheel dictates need for a new wheel.
    4. Brake pads.
    5. New cables and housing.
    Last edited by De La Pena; 11-24-2012 at 11:45 PM.
    "I think im gonna go to walmart and look at the mountain bikes and see if i can salvage the rear frame."- Nick_Knipp 3/21/12

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    You have me wanting wood foam grips.

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    My X-mas list:

    1. Good 2013 cycling season for all.
    2. Sell the Ventana so someone else can enjoy it.


    What are woodfoam grips?

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    Sell the Mojo SL and Build a Mojo HD

    Thanks NM for making all my bikes heavier!
    sweet sweet trails

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    I've had a pair of cork grips on my SS for 5 yrs. Love em.
    "Someone must have put alcohol in my beer last night." ~ Mr. Richard Baty, Esq.


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    I think a new cane creek DB spring shock for my enduro and a new to me 7"ish travel bike would work quite well. As long as were wishing. Pluss I always look forward to all the vids from all the new gopros right after xmas.
    Sent on my Droid while hitting that $h!t

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    I've had a pair of cork grips on my SS for 5 yrs. Love em.
    +1

    What do you glue them on with?
    A Useful Bear is a handy thing.

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    Giant Trance X29-1 and a 65 degree day on BCT. Total bliss.

    Sent from my mountain bike while crashing
    Please donate to IMBA or your local IMBA chapter. It's trail karma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb View Post
    +1

    What do you glue them on with?
    Gorilla glue.

    I've had to replace them once, 4 yrs ago. Took some time to clean up my carbon fiber bar, but was manageable.

    Absolutely no slippage, ever.
    "Someone must have put alcohol in my beer last night." ~ Mr. Richard Baty, Esq.


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    My FireBird.
    New Cranks,New Pedals,bleed breaks,new housing and cables and most importantly,give my rig a good wash!
    RCC
    I heard the mission bell
    And i was thinking to my self
    This could be heaven or this could be hell...

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    I'd like Santa to bring me a 120 mm Fox fork for my Pivot. 100 mm is ok, but 120 mm... that would be tits!
    "Someone must have put alcohol in my beer last night." ~ Mr. Richard Baty, Esq.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crux View Post


    What are woodfoam grips?
    I love these things. I found them in nob hill a few years ago and bought them mainly cuz they looked unique. Turns out they are badass too. I love these things.

    Check it

    Origin8 Pro-woody Locking handlebar grips faux wood/black 130mm length
    "I think im gonna go to walmart and look at the mountain bikes and see if i can salvage the rear frame."- Nick_Knipp 3/21/12

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    I need a job is what I need to christmas.

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    A Santa Cruz Heckler frame.. and a job for warimono. I guess the job if only one is possible.

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    Intense M9 frame, Saint brakes, Renthal bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by warimono View Post
    I need a job is what I need to christmas.
    What line of work are you in?
    "Someone must have put alcohol in my beer last night." ~ Mr. Richard Baty, Esq.


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    I wish the Schwalbe Super G tire casing would come out. I am tired of puncturing tires.
    "Mi amor Nuevo Miércoles!"

    -cabra cadabra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    I wish the Schwalbe Super G tire casing would come out. I am tired of puncturing tires.
    That's expensive at $80/$90 a 'pop' for Schwalbe tires too.

    ouch.




    I bought a set of Hans Dampfs for my Pivot and I swear I can buy car tires cheaper!
    "Someone must have put alcohol in my beer last night." ~ Mr. Richard Baty, Esq.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    That's expensive at $80/$90 a 'pop' for Schwalbe tires too.

    ouch.




    I bought a set of Hans Dampfs for my Pivot and I swear I can buy car tires cheaper!
    I agree, problem is they are such a great tire!

    So far I punctured a Fat Albert and a Hans Dampf right in the middle of the tread. Both within weeks of buying them.
    "Mi amor Nuevo Miércoles!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    I agree, problem is they are such a great tire!

    So far I punctured a Fat Albert and a Hans Dampf right in the middle of the tread. Both within weeks of buying them.
    Can you repair the tire with something? A patch maybe?
    "Someone must have put alcohol in my beer last night." ~ Mr. Richard Baty, Esq.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    What line of work are you in?
    I do IT stuff. Software support and implementation, PC repair etc. I am trying to get in the aerospace industry doing IT work or entry level engineering support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warimono View Post
    I do IT stuff. Software support and implementation, PC repair etc. I am trying to get in the aerospace industry doing IT work or entry level engineering support.
    I might have a possible lead for you - requires a background check and security clearance tho.

    If you are interested let me know.
    "Someone must have put alcohol in my beer last night." ~ Mr. Richard Baty, Esq.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    I might have a possible lead for you - requires a background check and security clearance tho.

    If you are interested let me know.
    That would be fantastic. I don't have clearance now but it would be no problem for me to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warimono View Post
    That would be fantastic. I don't have clearance now but it would be no problem for me to get.
    It's not a sure thing, but your resume will get read.

    The minimum requirement is Security+ and they really like folks to have A+ certification as well. Although not required, a Microsoft cert is prefered.

    If you are still intrested, I'll drop you a PM with contact info.

    Cheers!
    "Someone must have put alcohol in my beer last night." ~ Mr. Richard Baty, Esq.


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    At the price of those tires, I'd sew up that puncture with a vein pulled out of my arm. I only buy what's on closeout... my Mother was Scottish.

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