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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    This is the new place to talk about bikes within the Off Camber Kingdom. Carry on...

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    is tone's still here on mtbr?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    is tone's still here on mtbr?
    It's winter down there in Oz . . . maybe he's hibernating?
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    What is the topic?

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    calling tones...
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    You need bait to get Tone's in here.

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    Getting in early on Volume 3.
    It's been too hot to ride in my neck of the wood's. I haven't rode for three weeks. Finally a break in the heat this past weekend. But luck would have it that I had other thing's more pressing. This week for sure if the cool 78-,80°ish weather holds.
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    bike poetry
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    bikey bikey, in the pines.
    sometimes i slip and bust my bahines.
    but as long as 4 nickels make 2 dimes,
    my bikey will always be a friend of mines.

    the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    You need bait to get Tone's in here.
    Lionel richiezarr calling tone's...
    come in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    bike poetry
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    bikey bikey, in the pines.
    sometimes i slip and bust my bahines.
    but as long as 4 nickels make 2 dimes,
    my bikey will always be a friend of mines.

    the end.
    i like the word "bahines"
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    i like the word "bahines"
    if you get cut when you fall, then it becomes your baheinz.
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    traffic signs on trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    is tone's still here on mtbr?
    who is that??
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    who is that??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    You need bait to get Tone's in here.
    Chuck Norris hates Aussies. What say you Tones?
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    Something about behinds or stinky britches or poo always gets That Girl to show up. Tones too, although now he even falls for muffin tops.

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    Tone's could have been bitten by one of the 7-out-of-10 of the world's most venomous snakes.... all of which live there. Or he coulda been bit by one of those funnelweb spiders, imagine getting killed by a friggin' spider bite!

    Then there's Box Jellyfish season...they are fatally venomous too. And them little purple octopii, and of course salt water crocs, which kill quite a few Aussie.

    Stuff like that, it's no wonder that I'm really not too concerned about an occasional rattler. At least it's just a hemotoxin....
    I mean, lookit what happened to Steve Irwin. Crikey.

    Oh....and with a nod to the OP, I just got my official 'geriatric' mtb...a 29'er.

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    Breaking News for all of you lonely hearted OC souls: Tone's is alive and well. He posted on this very website earlier today.... So, don't worry, be happy.

    And stop making a mockery of my new bike thread ya bunch of bastages!

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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    Perhaps some bike porn can help this new volume develop.

    The search is on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post

    And stop making a mockery of my new bike thread ya bunch of bastages!


    C'mon. You have to give this wound err thread a chance to fester a while until it takes shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    C'mon. You have to give this wound err thread a chance to fester a while until it takes shape.
    Oh, I figured my demand would only throw gasoline into the fire. Let it burn!!!!

    This is already looking to be the best start of the three bike threads so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Oh, I figured my demand would only throw gasoline into the fire. Let it burn!!!!

    This is already looking to be the best start of the three bike threads so far.
    That's cuz I was first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    That's cuz I was first.
    What does "first" really mean???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    What does "first" really mean???
    Others watching you finish.


    You know: voyeurs, pervs, aliens when you were a kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haint View Post
    Others watching you finish.


    You know: voyeurs, pervs, aliens when you were a kid.
    ...or like during a circle jerk?

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    Hey Hawg,hope you don't mind me reposting for the Emptybeers down under:


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    ^ perfection! I wonder if they also read things backward???

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    Tone's my ass hurts, what should I do?

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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    I talked my oldest two to some MN downhill

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    New Trail Dog.

    Capone, Al Capone., cuz he thinks he's gangster.


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    i don't understand why a third thread has to be started, but i'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    i don't understand why a third thread has to be started, but i'm in.
    Vol. 4 is due out Friday.

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    Someone explain what the first thread was about?
    Also the 2nd thread.......
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    Someone explain what the first thread was about?
    Also the 2nd thread.......
    Bikes, ride reports, and stories worthy of urban legends. Otherwise, a bunch of bs.
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    Bike talk in the OC is verboten, except in the Vol. 1, 2, 3 threads

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    I'm here for the smut.

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    Bikes and sh*t!! Yeah!!
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    T & A, lots and lots of T & A. Yup, there's nothin' like lots of pics and talk of tubes and axles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    Tone's my ass hurts, what should I do?
    For starters, stop spending the night over at Tone's place. He '"does things" while you're sleeping.
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    I'm trying to like this bike but were just not getting along to famously. Give it more time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    I'm trying to like this bike but were just not getting along to famously. Give it more time?
    What don't you like about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    What don't you like about it?

    Its probably the shock valving that makes it feel less than "efficient". The linkage is probably designed to work best in the middle ring, whereas I big ring it as much as possible. I actually am biased towards hard tails so its kind of apples and oranges. Just the same , my Trance X was a better platform for me. I still regret selling it. Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice bike, just maybe not for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Its probably the shock valving that makes it feel less than "efficient".
    Something about the whole rear shock linkage looks kind of inefficient. Have you tried riding it with chaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Something about the whole rear shock linkage looks kind of inefficient. Have you tried riding it with chaps?



    Yep, ass less even, just got funny looks and two propositions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Its probably the shock valving that makes it feel less than "efficient". The linkage is probably designed to work best in the middle ring, whereas I big ring it as much as possible. I actually am biased towards hard tails so its kind of apples and oranges. Just the same , my Trance X was a better platform for me. I still regret selling it. Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice bike, just maybe not for me.
    Although it is a rad bike, I've watched my buddy closely on his as he pushed the cranks hard uphill on the long grinds we have here. It's not as efficient in climbing (it bobs a bit) as the DW Link bikes are. I'm prolly gonna get beat up by the SC guys for saying that.

    D$, you push hard in the big ring? You must be Godzilla strong, otherwise you'd be cross chaining your drive train to death. Oh, that's right, you're a roadie. Nevermind.

    On a side note, I think it would ride better with a 2 ring crank set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Yep, ass less even, just got funny looks and two propositions.
    Well there ya go, the bike is good for something after all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    I'm trying to like this bike but were just not getting along to famously.
    surely messing with the shock is required. or having it rebuilt.

    i have a feeling you just got hooked on the feel of a hardtail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post

    On a side note, I think it would ride better with a 2 ring crank set.



    Yeah, I have been thinking about throwing on a double crankset (got one in spare parts) and giving that a try. Still think I may have to re-valve the shock though. Every solution just seems like a band-aid to mask the real issue. I'm beginning to think another hard tail would suit me better as my other one seems to be my go to mtb. Lynskey perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Yep, ass less even, just got funny looks and two propositions.
    Hmm, it's not that, then.

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    Uh, I broke my bike at the downtube and bb. Since it broke only half through, I figured I could wrap it in an aluminum baking sheet and epoxy it with a mixture of gorilla glue and shredded duct tape. After it dries, I'm gonna rail a 9 foot drop. Stay tuned. I'm rad.

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    Hey D$ I'm with you. I know if I like a bike or not after about
    5 miles on the trail. I learned the hard way with one bike after a
    year trying to get it to work for me. I never could get it sorted
    out and sold it to help get the wife a new bike. For me if its more
    trouble than its worth than it isn't worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ...or like during a circle jerk?
    If you finish first, and third, that makes you the definition of a fierce competitor. Go 007, go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Its probably the shock valving that makes it feel less than "efficient". The linkage is probably designed to work best in the middle ring, whereas I big ring it as much as possible. I actually am biased towards hard tails so its kind of apples and oranges. Just the same , my Trance X was a better platform for me. I still regret selling it. Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice bike, just maybe not for me.
    I test rode a tall boy early on, and the shock flat out blew through the beginning and the mid range, wallowing badly when you stood and mashed... also the version I rode had severe flex, don't know if it was in the rear triangle or in the cheap wheelset, but it sucked big time... it needed propedal in the worst way, and never felt efficient climbing up hill. The rear triangle in ruts close to parallel going climbing in granny gear uphill let the back end flex and wander all over the place on my XL demo... this was compared to my 1st generation Niner RIP. In the end, I could never understand all the hype behind a SC tallboy. And the one I rode was burnt orange...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Uh, I broke my bike at the downtube and bb. Since it broke only half through, I figured I could wrap it in an aluminum baking sheet and epoxy it with a mixture of gorilla glue and shredded duct tape. After it dries, I'm gonna rail a 9 foot drop. Stay tuned. I'm rad.
    That will fail catastrophically and you will die horribly. Hose clamps.... you need hose clamps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
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    No bike stud muffinstops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Yep, ass less even, just got funny looks and two propositions.
    Yep, Tone/s would hit that, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    That will fail catastrophically and you will die horribly. Hose clamps.... you need hose clamps!
    I can't see how that would possibly work. Sounds dangerous. No thanks. I'll stick to baking sheets. I heat them up in the oven and bend and mold them into place. It hardens as it cools. You can't do that with hose clamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    I can't see how that would possibly work. Sounds dangerous. No thanks. I'll stick to baking sheets. I heat them up in the oven and bend and mold them into place. It hardens as it cools. You can't do that with hose clamps.
    Fair go, I can see you've thought this through. Be sure you post a video of you hucking that monster drop to flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Although it is a rad bike, I've watched my buddy closely on his as he pushed the cranks hard uphill on the long grinds we have here. It's not as efficient in climbing (it bobs a bit) as the DW Link bikes are. I'm prolly gonna get beat up by the SC guys for saying that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    I test rode a tall boy early on, and the shock flat out blew through the beginning and the mid range, wallowing badly when you stood and mashed...
    I can't claim that I'm an expert on bike suspension, but I used to be involved in car suspension design a little and the basic principles still apply. And I'm an SC owner so I can assure you I'm being objective

    The motion of the rear wheel is defined by the two linkages, which swing in arcs defined by respective pivot points. Connect the pivot points with straight lines, and extend them out until the lines for both links intersect with each other. The intersecting point is called the instant center (IC). The IC moves as soon as the suspension moves up or down, and the angle of the linkages change.

    Looking at this bike, you'll see the IC at static position (the black dot in white) is pretty close to the crank centerline. It's kinda low, but it is probably not a terrible thing by itself.

    I also drew approximate location of the IC at a couple of inches of bump travel (the black dot in front of the down tube). The blue and red circles represent the swing arcs of linkages.

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    For a given wheelbase and given height of the center of gravity (which is ever changing on MTBs), anti-squat percentage (AS%) is higher when the IC is higher and/or closer to the rear wheel. You can arrange the location and length of the linkages to manipulate the migration of the IC. On rear-wheel drive automobiles, a good design maintains or increases AS% on slight progressive curve as the rear suspension compresses, meaning, the IC either moves higher and/or towards the rear wheels.

    As you see in the diagram, on this bike, the IC moves forward when the suspension compresses, and perhaps down a little. The result is digressive AS%. When you stand up and mash, it exacerbates the problem (higher center of gravity = lower AS% for a given IC location, compressing the suspension further, which further decreases AS%). I realize that the suspension is probably not at proper sag position in the pic, but the general trend of IC migration would still be the same.

    I don't have a clue if SC designed it this way on purpose - maybe there's bicycle-specific reasons that this decreasing AS% is desirable, but good reviews on DW link (similar layout to drag race 4-link suspension) suggest otherwise. Maybe the design worked well enough on 26" bikes, but the IC ended up being too low when they implemented it on a 29" bike (higher axle centerline, lower linkage location constrained by the lower BB, etc).

    Speaking of DW link, not all of them are created equal. Again, it's the locations of pivots that define kinematics of suspension. But it just so happens that it's very hard to screw up implementing DW link on bicycles, and many end up being pretty similar because of space constraints.


    Anyway, I apologize for derailing the thread. Please carry on with discussions on baking sheets, muffin tops, etc.

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    I'm not going to be able to ride at all this week. My go to baby sitters (in laws) are going out of town. My last ride was last Tuesday, and I probably won't be able to ride until next Friday.

    In other news even though i thought I had a new bike choice narrowed down I'm back to square one. Niner SIR 9, Air 9 RDO, or Cannondale F29? Hmmmmmm....

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    I have ridden a Santa Cruz, but I do agree that Giant's suspension is extremely efficient. I like the feel of a hardtail too and I could get that feel with the Maestro. I regret selling that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    I'm not going to be able to ride at all this week. My go to baby sitters (in laws) are going out of town. My last ride was last Tuesday, and I probably won't be able to ride until next Friday.

    In other news even though i thought I had a new bike choice narrowed down I'm back to square one. Niner SIR 9, Air 9 RDO, or Cannondale F29? Hmmmmmm....


    Air 9 RDO would be my pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Air 9 RDO would be my pick.
    Maybe time to put the TB up on the Auction Blocks or the FS ads here on MTBR. Not sure if all the valving in the world would fix your problem... I like my compression valving stiff or firm when pedalling, and opened up or somewhere in the mid range on single track going down... we climb a lot of fireroads here to get to the goods where gravity takes over... two completely different needs from suspension designs.

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    going to go ride with some chix. yep, i have my contour. i'll get some ass shots for you pervs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    going to go ride with some chix. yep, i have my contour. i'll get some ass shots for you pervs.
    Zoom in too, if you can.

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    the camera isnt that capable. i'll just have to tailgate.
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    That'll work.

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    i have to stop falling. apparently i'm consistent though. the drive side of my bike is all scratched up, while the other side is pretty good. i'm sure i favor that side. bike is less than a year old and already looking like shyt! guess that's what happens when your ride them. I also have a thumb-sized dent in my swingarm. anyone have any JB weld?
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    I have a bin with hose clamps. I'm sure others here can muster up some foil.

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    I wrecked yesterday and hyper-extended my left knee. Oh well, being able to walk properly is over rated, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I wrecked yesterday and hyper-extended my left knee. Oh well, being able to walk properly is over rated, anyway.
    That's no fun at all. This might brighten your day....or not

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    Now here's something interesting.
    After I finish being sick and the swelling goes down on my stump, I'm gonna try to build my own special artificial leg out of a manekin leg.
    The one the prosthetic people gave me feels like a boat anchor hangin' on my leg...I think I can build something that will work perfectly when I ride.
    My amputation is below the knee,about 1/2 way down.A bike leg doesn't have to be as heavy as a regular prosthetic I don't think...I want something that weighs close to nothing...prolly with a magnetic cleat and pedal.
    ...But that's life.Soon as I get the knowledge I need to build nice bikes and really get crazy about them,I have to lose my foot.
    ...but it's OK...it's not gonna stop zapp...I'm ridin' no matter what.
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    Carbon Fiber.

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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    Zarr, send 2ridealot a PM. He checks in now and then here, but he is on his bike much of the time. He has a prosthetic and might could share some ideas.
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    i'll do that.
    this is the biggest battle of my life.
    i got bikes...now i gotta concentrate on how to ride 'em.
    if i can convince the insurance people,i can get help. but first i gotta get well and learn how to walk.
    i been on mtbr for years...i know how to build some pretty nice bikes. i can't give up now...and i'm 60 years old to boot. i got other health issues too. but i can tell you mountain biking is the magic bullet to stop bad health...that much i know. so you guys ride on and never stop.
    zarr
    this site is from a guy who made a prosthetic from bike parts.
    now he makes other stuff...for mountain bikers too.
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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    It looks like he changed his username to just 2ride

    He posted up a very inspiration story in passion about a year ago. I'll try to dig it out when I get on a computer instead of tapatalk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    It looks like he changed his username to just 2ride

    He posted up a very inspiration story in passion about a year ago. I'll try to dig it out when I get on a computer instead of tapatalk.
    rajo-wilco.
    i'll be looking forward to that.
    in the meantime...
    WARNING: TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR FEET EVERYBODY.
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    going to go ride with some chix. yep, i have my contour. i'll get some ass shots for you pervs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I wrecked yesterday and hyper-extended my left knee. Oh well, being able to walk properly is over rated, anyway.
    Oh crap!

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    going to go ride with some chix. yep, i have my contour. i'll get some ass shots for you pervs.
    So you're gonna shoot those girls in the ass? What if they shoot back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    I'm not going to be able to ride at all this week. My go to baby sitters (in laws) are going out of town. My last ride was last Tuesday, and I probably won't be able to ride until next Friday.

    In other news even though i thought I had a new bike choice narrowed down I'm back to square one. Niner SIR 9, Air 9 RDO, or Cannondale F29? Hmmmmmm....
    If you are indeed a super-clyde, and like the Niner HT geometry, I would suggest you swing a leg over the latest hydro-formed aluminum AIR 9. Very clyde friendly ride quality, maybe a little stiff for lighter weight peeps, but smooth for big boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    That will fail catastrophically and you will die horribly. Hose clamps.... you need hose clamps!
    You're all wrong... goddddaammitt! All you gotta do is heat shrink wrap a bunch of those plastic Canadian $100 bills around the break... voila! They calls it 'Canarbon Fiber'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    You're all wrong... goddddaammitt! All you gotta do is heat shrink wrap a bunch of those plastic Canadian $100 bills around the break... voila! They calls it 'Canarbon Fiber'...
    nah dude you got it wrong the duct tape is the Canadianfibre
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    You're all wrong... goddddaammitt! All you gotta do is heat shrink wrap a bunch of those plastic Canadian $100 bills around the break... voila! They calls it 'Canarbon Fiber'...
    Ha ha nice one. I need to spread more rep, so consider this virtual rep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    You're all wrong... goddddaammitt! All you gotta do is heat shrink wrap a bunch of those plastic Canadian $100 bills around the break... voila! They calls it 'Canarbon Fiber'...
    For the repair to hold over time, it'll need a stronger currency than Canadian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    Now here's something interesting.
    After I finish being sick and the swelling goes down on my stump, I'm gonna try to build my own special artificial leg out of a manekin leg.
    The one the prosthetic people gave me feels like a boat anchor hangin' on my leg...I think I can build something that will work perfectly when I ride.
    My amputation is below the knee,about 1/2 way down.A bike leg doesn't have to be as heavy as a regular prosthetic I don't think...I want something that weighs close to nothing...prolly with a magnetic cleat and pedal.
    Maybe make a fiberglass mold off a manekin foot, fill it with one of those expanding foam/urethane spray cans, pop that out of the mold carefully and wrap in in carbon fiber cloth and resin?

    I have no idea if that would work, but that's something I would try - cheap and relatively easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I wrecked yesterday and hyper-extended my left knee. Oh well, being able to walk properly is over rated, anyway.
    A couple strips of metal, some JB Weld, and a few hose clamps, you'll be good as new just as soon as it's cured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    going to go ride with some chix. yep, i have my contour. i'll get some ass shots for you pervs.
    I'll prepare myself,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    That's no fun at all. This might brighten your day....or not
    nice stoppie at the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffj View Post
    If you are indeed a super-clyde, and like the Niner HT geometry, I would suggest you swing a leg over the latest hydro-formed aluminum AIR 9. Very clyde friendly ride quality, maybe a little stiff for lighter weight peeps, but smooth for big boys.
    Smooth for Big Boys?

    What trails did you demo one on?

    Dog Tag, Sweco'd creek bed or Fore Play and G Out?

    What wheelset did you run, model of tires (Nobby nics?) and was the seat post and bars carbon fiber too?


    Weight of the build around 25 #'s in an XL, or less?

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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    More of this for me today. It is as if spring has finally arrived here

    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3-imageuploadedbytapatalk1372816350.466036.jpg

    I actually rode with the Mrs today and it was painfully slow (in fairness, she ran early this morning and is doing a group ride tomorrow morning).

    My hr was below 100 at a few times during the ride. I did attack a climb at the end and the heart got a nice workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
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    My ride is now in desert attack mode. New wheels, tires, rotors, and cassette mounted and ready to go. I'll take it to Joshua Tree with me this weekend and do some mild techy stuff. The 2.3 Purgs are barely larger than the 2.1 GCs but they do looker meaner and tougher. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic but I'm sure y'all get the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    My ride is now in desert attack mode. New wheels, tires, rotors, and cassette mounted and ready to go. I'll take it to Joshua Tree with me this weekend and do some mild techy stuff. The 2.3 Purgs are barely larger than the 2.1 GCs but they do looker meaner and tougher. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic but I'm sure y'all get the idea.
    I do not get the idea. Please assplain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I do not get the idea. Please assplain.
    I'm gonna be doing some AZ mtn bike road trips this Fall and next Spring, needed to beef up the wheels/tires for this cuz it's kinda gnarly over there. I'll still use my Crests for local stuff, though.

    (2 wheel sets is less expensive than 2 bikes)

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