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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 10:45 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.
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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?
    I ride with the best people.




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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.
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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
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    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?
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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!"

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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!
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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.
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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!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrebyter View Post
    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.
    Found this article, should help save my veins

    Tech Tuesday - Three Ways to Save A Leaky Tubeless Tire - Pinkbike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Found this article, should help save my veins

    Tech Tuesday - Three Ways to Save A Leaky Tubeless Tire - Pinkbike
    Great find!
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    nice one houn! time to re-repair an old minion.
    nix that, livin la vida bandos is a good idea when you're on a Mojo HD

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    I have three Schwalbes and one High Roller I need to repair. I will let you guys know how it works out.
    "Mi amor Nuevo Miércoles!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repster View Post
    I've used a similar fix, but sometimes I'm just lazy and go with a tube.

    The super glue one was new to me, though!
    So far I have been tubing, but I got a little curious last night and hit the Googles. Worse case is I waste 5-10 bucks and still tube.
    "Mi amor Nuevo Miércoles!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrebyter View Post
    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.

    Schwalbe Tire Sale
    (still a bit spendy, but the a good price on the Hans Danfs.. I could have saved myself $20 ea).
    Speedgoat Bicycles | Tires
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    I am not a swalbe fan. I had to get rid of those. Too many front tire washouts and the rear always felt wishy-washy on off-camber sections.
    "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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    xmas wish...

    For people to stop moving rocks

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    Trek Dirt Series: Mountain Bike Camps, Clinics & Instruction. Women's Only and Co-ed, based in Whistler, BC
    2010 GT GTW Zaskar Expert Women's Mountain Bike X-Small Black - Bikewagon (spent five agonizing days watching the stock fall on the this one, hoping I would make it to a payday or until family was back in town so I could borrow money. Didn't make it. I am hoping my little sister took the hint I dropped her and made it happen...)
    A nice overstuffed easy chair (I used to use one as a computer chair... I MISS IT!)
    Airbrush
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    But, mostly, all I want is some money to pay all my bills. People seem to hate that answer. So I give them expensive stuff, like that list. And I wonder why I get clothes, bath products, and boxes of chocolates every year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemaya View Post
    Trek Dirt Series: Mountain Bike Camps, Clinics & Instruction. Women's Only and Co-ed, based in Whistler, BC
    2010 GT GTW Zaskar Expert Women's Mountain Bike X-Small Black - Bikewagon (spent five agonizing days watching the stock fall on the this one, hoping I would make it to a payday or until family was back in town so I could borrow money. Didn't make it. I am hoping my little sister took the hint I dropped her and made it happen...)
    A nice overstuffed easy chair (I used to use one as a computer chair... I MISS IT!)
    Airbrush
    Mattress (Cali King)



    But, mostly, all I want is some money to pay all my bills. People seem to hate that answer. So I give them expensive stuff, like that list. And I wonder why I get clothes, bath products, and boxes of chocolates every year...
    Looks like a nice list.

    I dont know if your Santa is mattress shopping, but I have a king size pillow top taking up space at mi casa. It's a less than 5 yr old Miralux - paid $1500 new and will let it go cheap at $250 including the box springs.
    "Someone must have put alcohol in my beer last night." ~ Mr. Richard Baty, Esq.


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    Pics of this mattress?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90supra View Post
    Pics of this mattress?
    Sure, I'd like to get to someone who could use it.

    It's in great shape, and very comfortable with a nice high profile:



    Last edited by MTBNate; 12-05-2012 at 02:59 PM.
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    The boss (HA) says he wants a new one. Last one was used too

    Thanks though!

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    'Tis better to give than receive

    If the snow doesn't fall, my holiday maintenance wish list will include several good days work on the local trails.

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