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    another Sunday @ the Moon

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    Free Ride.....

    Nice jumping guys...looks like you are taking the new mOOn trail features to the maxx....what a great day out there today riding!
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    jeff- thanks it was fun

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    It was a fun day for sure.

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    nice pics Chris

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    Thanx, Dude. I took four dumps today.

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    Hey Bear, we found rhat line onto the wall off Screamer that you told us about, I didn't try it, but Bob rode it pretty far down. Hard to get enough speed to drop off of, though. Definitely shows potential.

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    Good job!

    Yup:

    You guys rock once again glad to see all the pics. Thanks for sharing. How's the alignment off the big drop, does it flow with the berm? What did you think of the revised last section.

    Maybe Larry will join us some day so he can post a Moon Lake thread, but first we will have to give him permission cause we own the forum.

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    Wow, great pics! I am glad to see you enjoying all that the mOOn has to offer!

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    That's a great way to represent lee! Show everyone who nepmbta is.

    Like I said in the past- I rode there, but can't justify driving 30 minutes to ride what's within 15 minutes of me. Prompton, Merli, LSP, Moosic, and Hubbard. What I don't get is since you built all of these places too, why not promote them? Without you, these places wouldn't exist either.

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    Larry:

    Yup, "NONE" of those places have Free RIde do they?

    You always told me you were a DH/FR guy?

    Just thought you might like to join in.

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    Wow,lots of personal issues and political BS on here.That why some people do there own thing and just ride.Catch me if you can peeps!

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by mxer
    Wow,lots of personal issues and political BS on here.That why some people do there own thing and just ride.Catch me if you can peeps!
    Mxer:

    Dat's what it's all about! .

    Rid'in is Good!

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    it's the best!

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    Hubbard does and Diablo and Platty too. That's what Sundays are for. If I'm on my DH bike, then I want it to be real. Fahn
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    New question here.

    Hum.. Driving distance?

    Agrreed on the HUbbard

    Diablo & Platty are 15 minutes from your house?

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    You don't know what real is until you man handled a cr 500 in the woods.Unless of course it man handles you.

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    another Sunday @ the Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by mxer
    You don't know what real is until you man handled a cr 500 in the woods.Unless of course it man handles you.
    Wow! That is about as real as it gets! I know my IT465 can be a handful sometimes and a CR500 would eat my IT alive!!!!

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    Nice to see all those Cannondales!!! I see a couple Gemini's, a Perp and a Prophet. Me like

    My Gemini has served me really well down here in Philly
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    Wow! That is about as real as it gets! I know my IT465 can be a handful sometimes and a CR500 would eat my IT alive!!!!
    Motoman,that is for sure.Still want to try a 700 Maico.

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    Another Sunday @ the mOOn

    Wow, those Cannondales sure do look sweet! Too bad they don't make a f/s mountain bike that can hold up my bloated arse! Even most dirt bikes aren't sprung for my tonnage! Oh well, just listen to the suspenders cry in agony!!!! And they go no control over the sich-e-ation!!! Bye-Bye, Baby!!!!

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    Wow, those Cannondales sure do look sweet! Too bad they don't make a f/s mountain bike that can hold up my bloated arse! Even most dirt bikes aren't sprung for my tonnage! Oh well, just listen to the suspenders cry in agony!!!! And they go no control over the sich-e-ation!!! Bye-Bye, Baby!!!!
    Moto:

    You def need a coil spring and Eibach would prolly be able to manufacture one for ya! I have delt with them in the motorcycle world and have one of their springs on my GT. Do a search for them online. Remember as you keep loosing weight you will need a different spring rate again, but that's a good thing.

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    Moto:

    The other thing to think about (dream?) is to make sure your first FS bike has a low-leverage suspension. By that I mean that the rear wheel travel vs shock travel ratio is as low as possible. This will make it the most reliable machine, easier to get coils of require strength ratings, and Things Will Just Last Longer. For your first FS bike I'd think something at MAXIMUM of 4 or 5 inches of rear wheel travel would be appropriate (and cost effective). A coil shock with a reservoir will IMO be the most reliable in the long run. Fox VAN. Fox DHX. Marzocchi Roco TST or WC. RockShox Vivid. All are good contenders. Custom stuff from Avalanche, and possibly Elka, should also be considered.

    I have a friend in Austin who rides a 4" travel semi-custom Titus Racer X 100. By semi-custom I mean that the front triangle was built with straight-gauge aluminum instead of lightweight stuff and the chain-stay was their "Freeride" model instead of the standard lightweight model. The shock he ended up with was a Fox RP23 (no reservoir, air spring). He was over 300# last I checked, and the bike served him great.

    Your best bet for a decent FS frame, IMO, cost-effectively, will be used. Getting a new frame that will serve you well in the long run may be difficult and costly, you're just not *cough* near the center of the bell curve *cough* for their design.

    The BEST frame for you would be custom built. Ack.

    I'll close this rant (?) with something for you to dream about ...



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    another Sunday @ the Moon

    Wow, that Terramoto sure is perty! I am just tossing around ideas right now on what I would like for my next ride. I may just change and upgrade components on the bike I have now. Provided I don't crack the aluminum frame! Thanks for all the advice, Bear!

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    Good job!

    Ted:

    Def not a rant but great advise

    That's so helpful, I know Moto really wants to use his moto skills and a really trick FS would do the trick for him. I would love to see him on a Foes! Heck, I would love to see me on a Foes... LOL

    On another note on of your Austin neighbors contacted me about info building trials in Texas. Justin Vaughn? Know him? I will discuss more tonight if your riding the mOOn!

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    Moto you definitely need a Foes.A Ventana would probably work also.Big bucks but still made in America.

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    I'll admit to knowing Justin.

    :P

    Cya Wed Lee.

    mxer, very true - *not* cheap stuff - what I call Second Bike material - e.g. you've ridden the crap out of the first one and decided for real that you're going to invest long term.

    My "second bike" was (and stll is) a Titus Quasi-Moto. Also wasn't cheap. I've bent or mutilated most everything on that bike since '03 but she's still kickin azzz on the dirt. :P

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    yep,big fan of Titus also.Had a Locomoto in 2000.Loved it.

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    Those locos were great, solid, simple, machines. Well executed. I just preferred horst-link suspension.

    I'm currently sold on the viability of the two-small-link bikes too, they seem to work as well, yet differently. DW-Link foremost (Pivot, Turner, Ibis, Iron Horse, others). Niner CVA second. There are others. I'm not looking to replace my Quasi any time soon (can't really afford it...) but with the amount of miles on it I feel it prudent to keep up on what the alternatives are. The big question that'll come when I next need to build a new FS bike will be the real one ... 26er or 29er?

    How'se that for opening a can of worms?

    Back closer to thread though, Todd, with your height a 29er FS bike would probably fit you better than the 26ers, just FYI. If Speedgoat (or someone else) has a demo-day somewhere about the region in the spring you should try out as many as you can, just so you know how the "Other Half" lives.

    Plus, it feeds the addiction. :P

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    Bear,i am still a big fan of the original horst link.It seems that pivot locations have been modded over the years.A chumba evo i think still has the original horst link.I think they are changing for 2010 though.DW link i like The pivot and the Turner.26 or 29 is always the big question for me also.On a 26 i would run bigger tires so i get some of that bigger overall diameter.In the end maybe Moto needs a foes 29er fully.We really are good at spending his money.

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    Hey Bear, what company makes the rear hub you are using? I forgot. After you pointed out how quickly it engages I paid more attention to my bike. The amount of rotation that my bike has before the hub engages is ridiculous!

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    Moto i think king hubs are like that.I had i think it was a Hugi years ago.It was like direct drive.Could have been my King also.Had so many can't always remember.

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    Thanks, I am trying to figure out how I want my next ride equipped. I think I want to custom build, that way it is exactly what I want! Who knows, if I learn enough about bike mechanics maybe I will decide to open my own shop in the future!

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    Thanks, I am trying to figure out how I want my next ride equipped. I think I want to custom build, that way it is exactly what I want! Who knows, if I learn enough about bike mechanics maybe I will decide to open my own shop in the future!
    Since mt bikes are less complicated than motos, I don't see any problem for ya, heck suspension and hydro brakes have been on motos way longer than MTBs.

    I agree and think bike 2 should be an FS rig, this way you can explore all the possibilities it will have. The Chuma Evo is really cool and our local Chumba dealer ATB can set ya up.

    The wanted list is always growing
    So many options!

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    Moto,custom is the way to go!BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPP PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP PPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I like the sound of that, mxer! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoman465
    I like the sound of that, mxer! LOL!
    I knew you would you sick man!LOL

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    another Sunday @ the Moon

    Yup, I am a sick man, I am, Iam!
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    Good job! another Sunday @ the Moon

    Why don't they make a version of the Terraflex for mountain bikes? Imagine the insane traction you could get....like I have to worry about lack of traction! LOL! Boo Yeah!

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    Just look at that bad boy.That is a mans tire!

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    Does it come in a 26x2.7" Would go great on my Quasi-Moto.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm another Sunday @ the Moon

    Nope, unfortunately I think we would have to mod your frame to fit the tire, Bear!

    I have a big hammer and access to a torch...it will work...TRUST ME!!!

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    Good job!

    Well...

    I want 2.7 or 3.0 ... 29er tires . And I mean real measurements not the foo foo kinda 2.55 they fool us to believe when it's really closer to 2.3

    OR

    I'm just going to have to notch my frame a fork a bit with a "RAT TAIL" file to fit the IRC M5B's huge knobs and iron clad bead...

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    Lee, have you seen the WTB Dissent and Kodiac tires that just came out for 29ers?

    http://twentynineinches.com/2009/11/...-tire-midterm/

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by bear
    Lee, have you seen the WTB Dissent and Kodiac tires that just came out for 29ers?

    http://twentynineinches.com/2009/11/...-tire-midterm/
    bear, Yes, both a step in the right direction.

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