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    dude! Are you trying to drive up the price of Titanium on the commodities market by hoarding Ti?



    Nice bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paneristi
    mine



    three musketeers (from L to R: Titus Fireline, Merlin XLM, Lynskey M230)
    Can you give us a comparison between the Fireline and the Lynskey?
    Riding slowly since 1977.

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    Yeah, you're right. January and February are particularly terrible here.



    You should definitely stay away

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    This will be my XC ride for the season... It may grow some gears when the high country opens up, but will lose them again for SSWC



    (Frame is a Sette Shadow)

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    sold it for a full boing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti07
    MMMMMMMM nice bike ! I don`t see to many of those around my parts of the world .
    Fu(k cancer

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    Here's my 2007 Banshee Viento...





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    My 08' Gary Fisher Tassajara
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    My Zion 660



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    Just bought it yesterday. Went on a 6 mile shakedown ride today. Man I forgot how much fun this was..
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    Quote Originally Posted by navymtbkr
    what seat post is that?

    it's a Thompson

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    My Jamis Durango SX



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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    never heard of it. February just means things are actually sorta "green" for a change.

    nice, who made that? the fork is so cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpm7
    Here's my 2007 Banshee Viento...
    You have the seat pretty far to the back. Are you sure it is a good position for you?

    OK, here's my "XC" bike, before the snow fell (new wheels and disc brakes on the way):


    Might as well post the trail bike, before some more snow fell:

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    Thanks!

    The builder is Tony Pereira in Portland OR.


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    Here are my two rides. My 10 year old Cannondale and my 2008 Yeti arc. Cannondale needs some new grips. It's my winter beater

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    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3269675778_dca5d8cba5_b.jpg" width="900" /></a>

    UPDATE
    Here is the 2009 bike....in full carbon. (www.rotwild.de)

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    My 2008 Rockhopper Disc 29er. I can't wait for the snow to melt around here.

    '08 Specialized Rockhopper 29er (modified)

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    A bit artsy:



    A bit more clear:


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    Here is mine, running 2x9 this year (29-42/11-34)

    Disclaimer. I now sell bicycles and bicycle tyres.

    instacrap ----> http://instagram.com/manx71/

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    My wife's Reken...


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    My former HT made out of a heavy Nashbar steel frame.
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    [QUOTE=strangeland2]Stumpy for me also. Just bought it in Feb. I havent actually ridden it on the trails yet.

    You are going to love it ! It`s been a great bike for me .
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    Mine aren't exactly inspirational, but they get the job done for a 230lb rider.







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    I love my Fat, but when I'm looking for another bike, I'm going to check out those Lynskey's. That is a gorgeous bike!

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    [QUOTE=Pooh Bear]A bit artsy:



    Beautiful pic...

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    Living in Southern Cali...there is no such thing as Winter here. I don't race- but riding a 19-pound hardtail feels just like a mountain goat, up the steepest hills. I've maxed it out at 34mph on the road flats, too!

    "The ONLY person who needs to race.....is the entrant"

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    My LiteSpeed Toccoa

    This was bought this winter and been pdated with newer XTR, Thomson, Fizik, Easton, Crossmax Sl and Industry Nine wheelset. Cant make up my mind what wheelset will stay on this.
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    Same pics as in the AM Hardtail thread.
    XTR lever with XT 4pot front and M486 rear
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    XT rear/ front der.

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    My beauty who was patiently awaiting my return after 3 months of being at sea. took her out for a ride yesterday, and it was absolutely amazing. not exactly your lightest bike around, but i don't have to worry about anything breaking.


    "Get a bicycle.You will not regret it if you live." Mark Twain

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    why not

    my voodoo
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    Winter is coming.

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    Technically, it's a hardtail...

    And a hard front. It's my soulmate:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    Here are my:

    2009 Semi Custom Geometry Lynskey M230 17" Frame.

    17lbs race ready.
    Very nice - I like the looks of that bike!

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    My ride!






    ...and my favorite pic
    Trying to win hearts and minds, but willing to stomp them if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachjon
    why not

    my voodoo
    I absolutely love it! Reminds me of my Banshee a bit, not sure if I could run my regualr trail rig SS though!
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    Nice to see some of those older Talas's still out there,
    Mines from 2004 and still going strong!!
    (pictures soon)

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    I wouldn't have called this thing race ready.

    Until I took it racing.

    Once last Fall, and again a few days ago.

    This is a picture right after I brought it back from the shop, which includes cleaning with their tune. Figure it doesn't happen often, so I should record it.



    If I can afford it this season, I'd like to put a narrower crankset on it and maybe also narrower rims. Aside from that, I'm going to try to keep it to maintenance only. I tried a 29er the other day and really liked it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch
    I wouldn't have called this thing race ready.

    Until I took it racing.

    Once last Fall, and again a few days ago.

    This is a picture right after I brought it back from the shop, which includes cleaning with their tune. Figure it doesn't happen often, so I should record it.



    If I can afford it this season, I'd like to put a narrower crankset on it and maybe also narrower rims. Aside from that, I'm going to try to keep it to maintenance only. I tried a 29er the other day and really liked it.


    Have you tried other tire combos? Smoke/Dart is a great trail combo, but I would opt for something a little more predictable for race application. I think that might help your game alot. Smokes are some of the grabbiest tires I've ridden, but when they let go, they let go hard. Other tires will grab almost as well, but be much easier to ride out in a slide. Keeping the tires under you and under control even in a slde keeps your speed and confidence up. My preference for a do-it-all tire is the Continental Mountain King, but there are alot of good tires out there. Just an idea. Good luck with the racing bud.

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    mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barkleyfan
    Have you tried other tire combos? Smoke/Dart is a great trail combo, but I would opt for something a little more predictable for race application. I think that might help your game alot. Smokes are some of the grabbiest tires I've ridden, but when they let go, they let go hard.
    You can have my Dart when you pry it out of my cold, dead fingers. I agree with you about the Smoke. I love the 126 tpi casing in my Panaracers, I think it makes the rolling resistance penalty much lower when running the tires at low pressure. I'm curious to try the Fire XC on the back - they're available with the same casing, they look like the spacing is a little more open and I guess Panaracer seems to think they've got a better rubber compound. So that's probably my next rear tire. I think I want to keep a somewhat chunky tread, at least unless the summer is really dry, because I'm in the Pacific Northwest and it's pretty much always muddy around here.
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    My Cotic Soda with it's winter training boots on at the moment. I'm about to put my Rovals back on with much lighter tyres.





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    My '04-ish Hardrock Pro. Since I took this picture I've replaced the seat with a Selle Italia Flite with Ti rails and replaced the OE fork with a '07 Bomber XC 600 and will be replacing the tires this weekend.


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    nasty...

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    Murphy Strikes Again

    My Haro Flightline Comp
    First ride of the season I got a flat rear. I couldn't find my frame pump so I just decided to go without it, because what are the odds that I'm going to actually need it? Ah, Murphy never lets me down.


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    Hardtails

    is all i've got

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwjnky
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    Quote Originally Posted by 251
    What kind of stem is this?
    Ringle Zooka Mountain Stem.
    25.4 mm clamp only.

    Circa 1996? +/- 2 years? I forget exactly.

    Billet machined 7075-T6, w/ Titanium bolts. That fine example he has is anodized blue. Most of the stems were super long. 130mm+ in length, back in the day of super long stem, cut down super narrow flat handle bars, and super small frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubedriver
    Thanks. I was joking with her that her "new" bike is turning out really nice and is almost better (better frame and parts) than my SS bike and then I realized it was true.
    Which tube do you drive, if you don't mind my asking.

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    Here is mine. 09 specialised rockhopper frame, recent replacement for an 04. Almost all components were added on through a stretched upgrade process. A strange component group that works out to a bike thats one of the fastest on the trail, but can be run into the ground and keep on rolling. Thats pretty much perfection to me. Mech discs, bb7, mavic crossride rims, specialized dual control transmission, manitou relic fork. Recent convert to spd pedals from crankbros.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    Ringle Zooka Mountain Stem.
    25.4 mm clamp only.

    Circa 1996? +/- 2 years? I forget exactly.

    Billet machined 7075-T6, w/ Titanium bolts. That fine example he has is anodized blue. Most of the stems were super long. 130mm+ in length, back in the day of super long stem, cut down super narrow flat handle bars, and super small frame.
    Correct, the stem I have is probably for the later part of the 90's since threadless wasn't that big earlier on. Even though I'm not that old my MTB roots are retro and I find the modern riser bars not quite right and too wide. Next paycheck the riser bar on my bike is out of here and I'm going back to a flat bar.

    As much as it doesn't match the bike I won't get rid of it, looking at it reminds me of when I really got into MTB in the mid/late 90's. I'm actually going to get other components in blue to match it. I miss the late 90's odd/bright colored components and have had a hard time finding anything other than white and black in color and I wish someone would bring back gum wall tires.

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