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    New bike on the way

    Not SS. Getting a big squishy to play on. It will NOT remain stock for long!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Not SS. Getting a big squishy to play on. It will NOT remain stock for long!
    Hints? Do tell....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Not SS. Getting a big squishy to play on. It will NOT remain stock for long!
    Haven't you had this dream in the back of your mind for a while?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Haven't you had this dream in the back of your mind for a while?
    Wrong color. Good spec even one step down.
    I will be replacing the crankset, pedals, brakes, bar & stem and shifters immediately (hint-hint).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Haven't you had this dream in the back of your mind for a while?

    isnt the yellow on that kona not bright enough for shiggy? hmm. what on earth could he do color-wise?

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    I can't wait to see the dirt-dropped big hit Kona!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey
    I can't wait to see the dirt-dropped big hit Kona!

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    What about the stuffed critters hanging from the seat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey
    I can't wait to see the dirt-dropped big hit Kona!

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    Wait until you see the stem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I will be replacing...shifters immediately (hint-hint).
    By replacing, you do mean removing, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by donkekus
    By replacing, you do mean removing, right?
    Nah. It will be a 2x9.
    I will be buying several classified for the take-offs. The "short" cranks. The funny bar/grips and stem. Those wet brakes. Maybe the saddle.

    My put-on list includes:
    • Profile Racing 182 mm cranks
    • FSA BB (if I can find one!]
    • Ultegra STI levers
    • Avid Road mech brakes and Galfer rotors
    • Mallet pedals
    • WTB or On-One Midge dropbars
    • Customized stem TBA (I have it and working on the mods)

    The stuffed animal may go on the stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSSer
    isnt the yellow on that kona not bright enough for shiggy? hmm. what on earth could he do color-wise?
    I loved this color:

    But the spec is MUCH better (mainly shock and fork) on this:

    You will be amazed what can be done with sign makers vinyl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    You will be amazed what can be done with sign makers vinyl.
    well, you've done blue and flourescent green on the MC, and we did get to see the baby blue and orange polka-dotted rims, so what's next can only make my imagination run wild.
    that turquoise/blue (cant tell 100%- this monitor sucks) is pretty sweet, however.

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    so you are going with a shiggy-enhanced big hit 26" squishy AND a custom 29er SS?
    that is awesome. with big enough tires on the Kona, you will be pretty close to having "big" wheels.

    go, vinyl, go!
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    We big hittin'

    shig, once you snag & modify that bad boy, let's go make some gravity runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Wrong color. Good spec even one step down.
    I will be replacing the crankset, pedals, brakes, bar & stem and shifters immediately (hint-hint).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    shig, once you snag & modify that bad boy, let's go make some gravity runs.

    --Sparty
    We will do that. I want to go to Hole in the Ground and ride the two trails to the bottom. There is a road clear around the top and one that goes to the bottom, too.
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    Shiggy,

    With the introduction of the Exi's a longer travel big wheeler can't be far behind ---- 'course there's always that fork thing...

    Hey does Kona offer some kind of Project 1 thing like Trek where you can get the frame in lime green?

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    Nice! The largest shop here had one of the blue ones out on the floor recently, I was riding it around the shop...seemed like a good, fun bike.

    First a Karate Monkey, then a big squishy. I have it all planned out.

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    Deal. Let's a weekend of it....

    ...and do some exploring of that area. I love Central Oregon, even if it's just riding on jeep tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    We will do that. I want to go to Hole in the Ground and ride the two trails to the bottom. There is a road clear around the top and one that goes to the bottom, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by endure26
    ...Hey does Kona offer some kind of Project 1 thing like Trek where you can get the frame in lime green?
    Nope. Kona is a much smaller company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Quote Originally Posted by endure26
    ...Hey does Kona offer some kind of Project 1 thing like Trek where you can get the frame in lime green?
    Nope. Kona is a much smaller company.
    If the paint's anything like my Explosif you'll be wanting a spanking new powdercoat after a couple of hard rides anyway...

    Sounds like a fun project! So what's coming first, this or the new Vulture ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mine'sAPint
    If the paint's anything like my Explosif you'll be wanting a spanking new powdercoat after a couple of hard rides anyway...

    Sounds like a fun project! So what's coming first, this or the new Vulture ?
    I am not going to worry about it. Grey paint on an aluminum frame. You will not notice.

    Kona first, Matture (MATt chester vulTURE) later. I still need to get over to Bend to discuss a few details before the build starts.

    The Kona is in stock and should ship very soon. I still am waiting for a few parts and I will need to do some fabrication for the stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    WTB or On-Onw Midge dropbars
    Hey Shiggy, do you know the weight of the new On-One Midge bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I will need to do some fabrication for the stem.
    Intriguing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mine'sAPint
    Intriguing!!
    Take one of these

    And think about what is needed to put a WTB or Midge dropbar in the proper position on a "freeride" bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2farfwd
    Hey Shiggy, do you know the weight of the new On-One Midge bar?
    No. It should be lighter than the WTB which is 370g.

    I have never worried about the weight. I did figure that the dropbar/lever setup is around 200g heavier than a flat bar/lever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    ...and do some exploring of that area. I love Central Oregon, even if it's just riding on jeep tracks.

    --Sparty
    Cool! Lots of interesting things in the area. Big Hole is nearby too.
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    Wow

    I, for one, cannot wait to see a Coiler with a drop bar. That's gotta be a first! Pleeease post pics once you get it all souped up, Shiggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    No. It should be lighter than the WTB which is 370g.

    I have never worried about the weight. I did figure that the dropbar/lever setup is around 200g heavier than a flat bar/lever.
    Yeah, I'm not too much concerned about weight either. Are they sized for a standard road stem clamp or MTB stem clamp?

    Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2farfwd
    Yeah, I'm not too much concerned about weight either. Are they sized for a standard road stem clamp or MTB stem clamp?

    Thanks for the info.
    MTB stems. Road levers, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe - Kona
    I, for one, cannot wait to see a Coiler with a drop bar. That's gotta be a first! Pleeease post pics once you get it all souped up, Shiggy.

    Joe.
    I most definitely will, Joe. I will also put a bunch on my tire site. The Coiler will be doing duty as my FR/DH tire test bike. The stem is going to be very adjustable. And strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GirchyGirchy
    Nice! The largest shop here had one of the blue ones out on the floor recently, I was riding it around the shop...seemed like a good, fun bike...
    There is a HUGE upgrade in the shock and fork between the Coiler (blue) and Coiler Dee Luxe (grey). Well worth the extra money.
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    Lots of stuff in the area. Think we can someplace to ride?
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    What are those features? Mines? Sink holes? Meteorites?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    What are those features? Mines? Sink holes? Meteorites?
    Hole-in-the-Ground and Big Hole are volcanic craters. Each is about a mile across and 400' deep. HITG is a big bowl with few trees. Big Hole has a steeper rim on three sides and is full of trees.

    Another pic of Hole in the Ground from the south rim.
    And the west side trail down. That is the 4wd road going up on the other side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Hole-in-the-Ground and Big Hole are volcanic craters.
    Cool. I thought craters sat on cones. Guess I was wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    Cool. I thought craters sat on cones. Guess I was wrong.
    Not all of them. I think these were said to be explosive, one-time eruptions. They are on the edge of large lava fields, caves and cones to the north.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Not all of them. I think these were said to be explosive, one-time eruptions. They are on the edge of large lava fields, caves and cones to the north.
    Neat. Reminds me of karst topography, except for the buttes, which faded memories of a geology class 20 years ago tell me might be volcanic necks.

    Karst:

    http://topozone.com/map.asp?z=17&n=3...83&layer=DRG25
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    Stem mod teaser
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