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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage of the Sage View Post
    Dang, Walt... nice looking ĎGoose!!!
    thanks man...it was my pride and joy. Saved lawn mowing and snow shoveling money for 2 years. Walked into the bike shop as an 12 year old and plunked down my own money. Only got to ride it for 6 months till it was stolen. Replaced with a regular 82 Motomag for the next 5 years, but the Motomag was not the same...it was sweet, but it wasn't Super!!

    Planning on getting a new BMX later on this summer done in the same colorway...raw with blue accents. No Tuff 2's though. Those damned things were heavy!!
    "It's about having pointless fun in the woods...." - Walt
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    Rims, tape, valves, and tires. Now to get the parts to my wheel builder....

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    Kona Big Unit SS
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    Did someone here say chrome and blue?

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    This bike gets more complements than all my others put together. Maybe when I retape, I'll go with blue and get a blue saddle, like on one of my other bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Did someone here say chrome and blue?

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    This bike gets more complements than all my others put together. Maybe when I retape, I'll go with blue and get a blue saddle, like on one of my other bikes.
    Beauty! What? too good to be in the Gravel Bike Pic thread?

    Is that TI? or Alloy?

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    New dropper

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    New fork for the 2017 Slash. Canít wait to try it! 2019 Factory Grip2 ....Post a PIC of your latest purchase [bike related only]-172bea79-91bb-4be8-ae21-f15201ccb4a5.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Beauty! What? too good to be in the Gravel Bike Pic thread?

    Is that TI? or Alloy?
    Too tight to fit anything wider than probably 28mm. It's Reynolds 631 steel. When I get my Gunnar together, it should replace this bike but I'm not sure I can let go of it. When I gave my son his Lemond for Christmas, he asked me how much it would cost to have chromed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Did someone here say chrome and blue?

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    This bike gets more complements than all my others put together. Maybe when I retape, I'll go with blue and get a blue saddle, like on one of my other bikes.

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    yep. That was me!!! And that bike looks sweet!
    "It's about having pointless fun in the woods...." - Walt
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    And, the fork is on! Canít wait to try it out tomorrow on the north shore!Post a PIC of your latest purchase [bike related only]-85926f64-94a1-41cd-888d-36567ad3e166.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sXeXBMXer View Post
    yep. That was me!!! And that bike looks sweet!
    That photo of the white fixed gear is old, but here is the saddle in the photo. It is currently on my 26er SS. Thought you might find it interesting (?)

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    Apologies for going off-topic; I actually just got a new blue handlebar on the SS tonight; I'll try to remember to take a photo and post it tomorrow.
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    My new fork: 2019 Rockshox RS1.

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    Here they are:

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    For the MMD


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    Enjoy the ride...

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    Ha, have the same bar tape..not installed yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Ha, have the same bar tape..not installed yet.

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    Had to put it on right away because of the space leftover from removing my dropper remote(getting a carbon SAVE post for my Slate). Rode it to the store and back and it was quite comfortable. Awaiting a new saddle and tires as well. Put my G Ones back on the Slate but I got a sidewall cut on the back, so new Maxxis Rambler TR tires will be going on instead.
    Enjoy the ride...

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    Ok man, we are shopping the same stuff.

    Ramblers going on my MMD on the tubeless wheels above..40c F 38/R

    The tape is going on the new Cowchippers, currently no time to do all this, so I just dropped it off at the shop. Can't wait!
    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkr80015 View Post
    Had to put it on right away because of the space leftover from removing my dropper remote(getting a carbon SAVE post for my Slate). Rode it to the store and back and it was quite comfortable. Awaiting a new saddle and tires as well. Put my G Ones back on the Slate but I got a sidewall cut on the back, so new Maxxis Rambler TR tires will be going on instead.
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    Seemed like a better idea when I bought it.

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    new seatpost for the Slate
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnePlus View Post
    My new fork: 2019 Rockshox RS1.

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    That is one sweet fork.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    That is one sweet fork.
    Thanks! The 2019 model is 200 grams lighter than the 2018 model but rides just as well and soaks up everything.

    I also just put a 2019 Rockshox SID World Cup fork on my spare hardtail. This is 200 grams heavier than the 2018 model but rides so much better.


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    got two of these for the Slate
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    laced up dt swiss ex511's to profile hubs on my trance, currently running 2.6's front and back although will probably size down a bit on the rear in future.

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    165mm Shimano 105 cranks to replace the 175mm Tiagras(?) that came on my Trek 7.5 FX and a couple of KMC chains.
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    Somehow this snowballed into a shopping spree for the mtb, and now there's an entire 11sp drivetrain with extra chains and missing links, plus an XD driver and endcap for my hub, on the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    165mm Shimano 105 cranks to replace the 175mm Tiagras(?) that came on my Trek 7.5 FX and a couple of KMC chains.
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    Somehow this snowballed into a shopping spree for the mtb, and now there's an entire 11sp drivetrain with extra chains and missing links, plus an XD driver and endcap for my hub, on the way
    What you made you go 165? Sometimes I think shorter cranks might be better for my knees....

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    I'm just brushing 5'7" on a good day, and that's with a fairly long torso for my height, meaning I've got stubby limbs.
    I use 170s for SS on the mtb, but switch to 165s when geared, 'cause it's more comfortable when spinning lower gears. Also have some pedal extender things otw for the road cranks, so I can have similar Q factor and use the same kind of pedals on my "training bike" as when trail riding. Short spindle pedals + road cranks don't feel right to me, plus have my heels clipping the chainstays...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    I'm just brushing 5'7" on a good day, and that's with a fairly long torso for my height, meaning I've got stubby limbs.
    I use 170s for SS on the mtb, but switch to 165s when geared, 'cause it's more comfortable when spinning lower gears. Also have some pedal extender things otw for the road cranks, so I can have similar Q factor and use the same kind of pedals on my "training bike" as when trail riding. Short spindle pedals + road cranks don't feel right to me, plus have my heels clipping the chainstays...
    Ah okay. Thanks for the info!

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    Good job!

    New Shimano SLX hydraulic front caliper & master cylinder..... delivered to my door..... for only $58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YamaHead View Post
    New Shimano SLX hydraulic front caliper & master cylinder..... delivered to my door..... for only $58.

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    fyi those brakes are many years old. That style is from pre 2011 IIRC. So those arent "new". For about $10 more you could get the actual latest versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAKC Ind View Post
    fyi those brakes are many years old. That style is from pre 2011 IIRC. So those arent "new". For about $10 more you could get the actual latest versions.
    Sorry!... they're "NEW' to me...... believe me, I WON'T make that mistake again!

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    A few new items picked up this week. Crank Brothers Klic HV pump with gauge, crank Brothers M19 multitool, and some Louis Garneau riding gloves.
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    Dang! You went easy back with that one. My first BMX was the Californian in chrome and black. The Supergoose was a rare site in those days. Nice restore!

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    New kit, and water filters for my son and my trips to Dupont and Pisgah this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    Somehow this snowballed into a shopping spree for the mtb, and now there's an entire 11sp drivetrain with extra chains and missing links, plus an XD driver and endcap for my hub, on the way
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    Some goober wrapped the XD driver and endcaps in the wrapping paper that went straight into the trash, so this was not an entirely stress-free event

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    OneUp 50 tooth ring and Shark Cage

    Just tried out the 50 tooth ring and derailleur "Shark Cage" from OneUp Components this morning on the North Shore. This is on my 2017 Fuel EX 9.8. Quite a while back I switched the 2x11 that it came with to a 1x, with 32 teeth on the front and 47 on the biggest ring for the back. I know for a lot of people that would be more than enough for climbing, but I really wanted 50 on the back of the Fuel EX like I have on the Trek Slash I ride.

    While most of the ride didn't require that many teeth on the back, there were a couple of spots where my osteoarthritic knees really appreciated it. I also switched the front to a 30 tooth and I really like the set-up! Thanks to my buddy Carl who installed the stuff for me!

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    Oh, itís bike related alright...

    Just ordered one of these bad boys- Salsa Timberjack XL

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    Fox Tranfer dropper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sulyfjc View Post
    Fox Tranfer dropper.

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    Came with a dog?

    Great looking pup and picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Came with a dog?

    Great looking pup and picture.

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    Ha ha no she just likes to be where the camera is pointed at!!

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    Bikesdirect Motobecane Fantom Cross Comp 2019

    Pretty alright for the price, aluminum frame with SRAM drive 1x11 cranks and derailleurs, Shimano hydraulic brakes, external BB, put on RaceFace bars, stem, pedals, post. Came with a carbon fork. WTB STp I19 wheels with WTB Riddler 700x45c tires. Really fun bike to ride. Fast on the road, and pretty fun on singletrack.

    Bikesdirect, whatever you may think, is pretty okay. Cheers!

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    Used 2016 Trek Stache 9 Project One that looks like it was never ridden.Post a PIC of your latest purchase [bike related only]-2016-trek-stache.jpg

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    Nice, Gary!

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    Got the new wheels on the bike so I had to take it out for a short ride to break them in.

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    What did you think? They look good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeast View Post
    What did you think? They look good!

    really impressed so far, thinking of upgrading my wheels on my transition next, just need more $$$, and thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natas1321 View Post
    really impressed so far, thinking of upgrading my wheels on my transition next, just need more $$$, and thank you.
    Nice wheels! I've had a set of Spoon 32s for about a year now. No complaints so far!

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    Good to know. :-)

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    Was just time for fresh rotors and pads.
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    Lightly used RCT Super Deluxe Coil for my GG Trail Pistol.


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    When I put the 2019 Fox 36 on my Slash I didn't want to lose the overall stealth appearance of the bike (the stock Lyrik had black markings), and the orange stuck out like a sore thumb, so I went with Slik graphics to maintain the stealth look. I like it more than the orange, but not sure if I'm satisfied with the look overall. From a distance it looks okay...

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    Fabric Scoop Carbon Flat saddle
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    NEW BIKE DAY! Picked up a 2019 23Ē Trek Fuel EX8. Only got a few minutes on it before dark riding around the yard. Definitely more comfy than my Rockhopper even though itís a 2XL as well. Canít wait to get it on a trail this weekend!




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    Looks very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantic29 View Post
    NEW BIKE DAY! Picked up a 2019 23Ē Trek Fuel EX8. Only got a few minutes on it before dark riding around the yard. Definitely more comfy than my Rockhopper even though itís a 2XL as well. Canít wait to get it on a trail this weekend!
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    Go enjoy that new ride!
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    Let's see:

    New Tubeless wheels/purple nipples
    New Ramblers 40cF 38cR
    New Cowchippers
    Salsa bar tape/purple caps
    Saddle SDG

    From white/orange to stealthy black/orange. Can't wait to ride it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalkerfiveo View Post
    Lightly used RCT Super Deluxe Coil for my GG Trail Pistol.
    Got it installed today. Can't wait for a test ride!


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    First dose of Ti for the hybrid "exercise" bike: some pedal extenders so I can use the same pedal as on my mtb, and have similar Q factor.
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    I actually enjoy cutting my grass with a push mower, even gave away my old riding mower awhile back, but it's time consuming. The unusual amount of wet weather these past couple of summers has also resulted in not getting to pick and choose when the yard work gets done, with the grass(and weeds!) being too much for the push mower by the time it's able to be cut. It's really been putting serious constraints on what free time I have that coincides with good weather, so this morning I made my heaviest and most expensive bike-related purchase to date:

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    Nice! Getting yard work done faster definitely equates to more bike riding time!
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    This new model is supposed to have better low light capabilities. Since I review bike lights frequently and had enough points at Performance that no money exchanged hands it seemed like a good purchase for me. Now I just have to learn how to use it.
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    Damn those 4th of July tent sales. Added two more to the fleet. I think I have a problem, but can't afford to seek professional help
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    Made order on Jeffsy 29CF

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    And, itís built!!!

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    Nice grips congrats on the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stalkerfiveo View Post
    Nice! Getting yard work done faster definitely equates to more bike riding time!
    Dang right! I'm about to go do two laps of my local 5 mile loop as soon as a load of clothes comes out of the wash.
    Over an hour late heading out after to having to fix some issues with the new mower(factory or assembly guy, whichever-not a great first impression, either way), but I'll still be finished in about the same overall time I'd normally *just* get the yard done with the push mower. Should have gotten another riding mower last year!!!
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    New shock day!

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    xfusion sweep RC HLR for the hawk hill. paying the shop to install and drop the travel to 140mm; i hope this thing is a big performance upgrade over the stock rockshox recon:

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    165mm cranks because I'm tired of pedal strikes. Hopefully 28 years of muscle memory won't cause issues.
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    165mm cranks because I'm tired of pedal strikes. Hopefully 28 years of muscle memory won't cause issues.
    What size were you using before the switch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeast View Post
    What size were you using before the switch?
    I've been using 175mm for the last 28 years.
    My new Stache has the lowest BB that I've ever had. It is about a 1/2" lower than my previous bike. Unfortunately there are several trails here that have technical climbs and I keep getting pedal strikes. You can only ratchet so much before losing momentum and coming to a complete stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huckleberry hound View Post
    I've been using 175mm for the last 28 years.
    My new Stache has the lowest BB that I've ever had. It is about a 1/2" lower than my previous bike. Unfortunately there are several trails here that have technical climbs and I keep getting pedal strikes. You can only ratchet so much before losing momentum and coming to a complete stop.
    Ah, okay. Well, I'm curious to see what you think after you try them out for a bit. I'm on 175s on both bikes, but have tempted to try shorter, particularly with my Fuel EX.

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    Finally received my Recon Shuttle Monster rack. 6 banger. Looks to be good quality and well thought out.The 12 year old Thule was getting a little wonky.


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    Quote Originally Posted by railntrail View Post

    Finally received my Recon Shuttle Monster rack. 6 banger. Looks to be good quality and well thought out.The 12 year old Thule was getting a little wonky.


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    Nice!
    That one bike looks lonely on that Monster rack.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    New brakes, nothing too exciting but needed to upgrade.

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    I don't know how I've survived without one of these bad boys. Only had it about 2 weeks but I've already cut in approximately 3 miles of singletrack I've had flagged for quite a while. The loop I've built so far is about 8 miles but will hopefully be up over 15 by the end of summer.

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    For commuter/gravel/road duty


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    New 24Ē GT Stomper Ace for my son..


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