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    My Rig

    I have been riding this bike for over 3 years and love it! Put new tires on it friday evening, decided to take some pics and share them with you guys and gals. By the way, I ended up switching the Crossmark to the rear and placed the ignitor on the front after pics were taken. Went for a ride sat morn, tires seemed like an awesome combo, but I was in bad shape. I had no punch. Turns out I was riding during early stage of a stomach virus. That afternoon and following day I spent a lot time on the "throne", and hurling. Can't wait to get back out on it!

    2006 GF Rig 19"
    Stock wheelset, still going strong
    Surley rear cog
    Stock crankset
    Run the EBB in the lowest position
    Spokey-Dokes on rear wheel
    Darth Vader for moral support
    Bontrager XXX carbon flat bar
    Stock seatpost
    4th Saddle!
    Bontrager XXX Carbon stem 70mm
    Stock BB7's, great brakes btw!
    Bontrager Carbon Switchblade Fork
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    http://www.street-steeze.com/ Reach High, Stand Firm!

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    Nice!!

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    Haha! Way to add some character to the ride.

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    your front brake will feel much smoother if you cut down your housing and get rid of that big upward curve straight out of the lever
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    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    nice, now fix your front skewer before riding.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek
    nice, now fix your front skewer before riding.
    I have been riding it that way for 3 years. I am not changing it. Anything that I could catch along the trail to loosen the skewer, would flip me and the bike before the skewer was disturbed. Plus, a brake rotor would cause that same "hang-up", and all of us disc brake people aren't loosing it. Look, I am not trying to start a war. But, anytime I have posted this bike, there is ALWAYS someone telling me reposition the skewer and no one has yet been able to justify their reasoning. Again, I appreciate your concern, but I feel as though the suggestion is not valid.
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    is being able to read "Salsa" that important

    to each their own I guess
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    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    doesn't mean to sound like an ass. regardless of skewer position, i like your bike. maybe its the stealth black look.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter916
    is being able to read "Salsa" that important

    to each their own I guess
    That's irrellevant. That is always the comment that follows my reply to the person that suggests repositioning skewer. I place the skewer like that, and all of the my other QR skewers(bontrager, no name, easton, etc, not name specific here) like that so it is easisest for me to flip the lever, left hand( i am left handed) on skewer and right hand on leading edge of front tire. my bikes rear skewers are pointed the same direction. Its consistent and works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek
    doesn't mean to sound like an ass. regardless of skewer position, i like your bike. maybe its the stealth black look.
    Thanks for the compliment I get defensive on this particular subject. Seems it always comes up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gop427
    That's irrellevant. That is always the comment that follows my reply to the person that suggests repositioning skewer. I place the skewer like that, and all of the my other QR skewers(bontrager, no name, easton, etc, not name specific here) like that so it is easisest for me to flip the lever, left hand( i am left handed) on skewer and right hand on leading edge of front tire. my bikes rear skewers are pointed the same direction. Its consistent and works for me.

    sorry I'm right handed, it is a nice bike. I have always liked the rigs
    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzzbl
    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    Thanks Scooter! Do you have a rig?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gop427
    Thanks Scooter! Do you have a rig?
    No I never pulled the trigger, our shop stopped selling Fisher before I decided on a 29er.

    I am having a custom built as we speak
    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzzbl
    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    Sweet! What is it!? Any pics!? Going rigid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gop427
    Sweet! What is it!? Any pics!? Going rigid?

    Greg Gardner of Patrick Cycles is building me a custom 69er, with a Walt works rigid fork, belt drve, BB30 and other fancy parts, blew almost 4 months pay on this bike
    No pics yet, still on his jig
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzzbl
    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    Belt drive, BB30, this thing is gonna be off the hook Can't wait to see it
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    Quote Originally Posted by gop427
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    Darth Vader for moral support
    What a sweet ride. Vader looks just chillin', too... he might appreciate a small iPod and headphones, or maybe a mini-PBR can.

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    That is awesome. Love the Vader on the stem. I used to have a Yoda on mine.

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    QR on the wrong side...you're going to DIE DIE DIE!!! Fantastic bike and I like the mojo. Is that a carbon fiber Darth?

    Yes, anything that hits your QR is probably going to smack your fork anyway and you're effed no matter what.

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    That is a sweet looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerDoger
    QR on the wrong side...you're going to DIE DIE DIE!!! Fantastic bike and I like the mojo. Is that a carbon fiber Darth?

    Yes, anything that hits your QR is probably going to smack your fork anyway and you're effed no matter what.
    Hahahahha, exactley. No, Darth is of the jujitsu ching-chang, plastic, and thanks!!!!
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