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    SSWC09 Let's see you rig?

    Let's see what everyones bringing to the party.

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    Stellar

    another Black Sheep for world peace
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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter
    another Black Sheep for world peace
    Hey, slight deviation from the topic of the thread.. mate, which model seat are you running on that Black Sheep? Radical bike by the way..

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    Saddle

    It's a Ti Swift. I recommend it.

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    Looks alot like mine

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    another Black Sheep for world peace
    Here is what I will be showing up with

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    My bike:



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    my ride is being built still. check out the Edoz booth at the handmade show

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    Nah, takes some of the fun away from the start
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Mavot?

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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Nice!

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    Custom PATRICK 69er belt drive single speed

    here she is in her birthday suit!! at the painters gitin all did up for SSWC
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    we definitely need several threads dedicated to morgan's bike. that's a hot piece right thur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganfletcher
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    Is that a Hunter?
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    Nice one!

    Belt drive?
    Ride more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter
    another Black Sheep for world peace
    What a sweet looking bike.. I be jealous.. how is the ride?
    The only regrets in life, are the risks you didn't take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    we definitely need several threads dedicated to morgan's bike. that's a hot piece right thur.
    It ain't no thing!

    I sure do like riding it, and I think it looks cool. When I was 13 I bought a home-made klunker second-hand. It had a red Laguna frame with double top tubes. Someone had added cantilever brake bosses. It had Magura motorcycle levers, Mafac cantilevers, lots of bmx gold stuff (cranks, neck, bars, seatpost, rims, pedals and maybe some other stuff) and touring derailleurs and thumb shifters. I think it was a 2x5 and weighed at least 50lbs. I used to push it up the hill above the Mission in San Rafael, CA and bomb down through Boyd Park. I don't think I ever got above half-way up Mt. Tam on it. It was heavy. I got in trouble with my mom and she sent me across the country to live with my dad and she got rid of it. That was 27 years ago. I have always missed it. Yeah, sound like a movie? Rosebud. My mom died a couple years ago. I just turned 40. I wanted to build a bike like it. I asked Curtis to make me one. He was nice enough to let me ride his "Sweden bike" at the Turkey Day Appetite Seminar Ride in Fairfax, CA a couple years ago. I wanted to try a SS 29er, and I'm almost as tall as he is. I was really surprised by how well it climbed. I cleaned the initial steep, rocky climb (Oat Hill) on it, which was surprising. The rear tire just stuck and I could turn a really low RPM and still climb up it, weaving between stalled riders. I originally asked for something more like the Laguna, a "camelback" frame with straight seat stays, straight second top tube and camelback top tube, but that's not his style and I like Curtis and I like his bikes, so we agreed it'd have a nice, almost constant curve to the top tube and seat stays, and I also asked for a slight curve to the seat tube, to make the chainstays shorter and to look cool. I asked for an EBB and regular dropouts with a derailleur hanger and some cable guides or derailleur cable, just so I could do anything I wanted with the bike. I went on a crazy quest for gold parts and found a lot that was already gold; hubs, headset, bottom bracket, bars, brakes, chain. I then got the rest of the parts that were either really good (Thomson) and/or could be anodized (Surly Mr. Whirly cranks) and researched all the alloys, then gave that info and the parts to Vanessa at Milner's Anodizing in Santa Rosa, CA. They adjusted the dip time and voltage based on the alloy, so that the gold came out mostly constant. I had them do two seatposts, a Thomson and a disassembled Gravitydropper. I kinda doubt I'll ever use the GD seatpost. I also have a glittery gold WTB saddle, I think a Speed-V, but... it's too gold. Curtis had the frame done pretty quick, but it took me almost another year to get the money and parts together to finish the build. I finished it earlier this year, in April. It's really a great bike. Rides great and I have no regrets with the look. I'm not a 49ers fan, maybe the guy who built the original Laguna was. But it totally fits me and I love to ride it. Curtis built a great frame and the paint, done by Russ Pickett of Airart in Chico, CA is great. Russ masked crown and stanchions of the assembled fork and painted the legs to match. I found gold Reba decals on ebay. I also found some gold "LANDING GEAR" decals and almost put them on the fork legs. Ha! The Retrotec logo on the frame is actually painted, using a decal negative as a mask and then outlining it with black paint. Russ also painted the stainless head badge the same gold. I have an extra gold Stans Flow rim, in case I taco one of these. I sometimes think about getting a gold Chris King geared rear hub and running this bike 1x9, but really don't see the need. The only problem I've had with the bike is a Chris King headset that creaks and won't stay tight. I sometimes wonder if the 120mm stem and 700mm bars are too much leverage for it? Or did I somehow permanently damage the steerer or stem by running it slightly loose on its maiden voyage at Henry Coe state park with the steerer a few millimeters too tall? (I've since replaced the CK bearing cap with a new one.) Or is it the fork crown?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2547066...7616610447050/

    Nostalgia is a kind of sickness, but I do feel like I've closed a loop with this bike. And it is more than a bike to me. It's got my soul.

    Since those pictures were taken I've put Panaracer Rampage 29x2.35 tires on it (fatter is better) and changed the Salsa seatpost clamp for a gold Salsa seatpost QR.

    Looking forward to SSWC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mo0se
    Is that a Hunter?
    It's a Retrotec, built by Curtis Inglis in Napa, CA.

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    i know someone else who has a retrotec, had a thomson stem, ck headset, and had incurable creaking. i forget what he did to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    i know someone else who has a retrotec, had a thomson stem, ck headset, and had incurable creaking. i forget what he did to fix it.
    Hey, if you see them, ask and let me know?

    I've been thinking about trying a Cane Creek headset. I think the 110 comes in gold. But money's tight now.

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    i'll email him a link to this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    i know someone else who has a retrotec, had a thomson stem, ck headset, and had incurable creaking. i forget what he did to fix it.
    It never would stay tight either. I got rid of King headset for a 110 Cane Creek. Also have a custom steel stem on it now. No more creaking.

    PS: I had a Thomson Elite stem...old style for 25.4 bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganfletcher
    It ain't no thing!

    I sure do like riding it, and I think it looks cool. When I was 13 I bought a home-made klunker second-hand. It had a red Laguna frame with double top tubes. Someone had added cantilever brake bosses. It had Magura motorcycle levers, Mafac cantilevers, lots of bmx gold stuff (cranks, neck, bars, seatpost, rims, pedals and maybe some other stuff) and touring derailleurs and thumb shifters. I think it was a 2x5 and weighed at least 50lbs. I used to push it up the hill above the Mission in San Rafael, CA and bomb down through Boyd Park. I don't think I ever got above half-way up Mt. Tam on it. It was heavy. I got in trouble with my mom and she sent me across the country to live with my dad and she got rid of it. That was 27 years ago. I have always missed it. Yeah, sound like a movie? Rosebud. My mom died a couple years ago. I just turned 40. I wanted to build a bike like it. I asked Curtis to make me one. He was nice enough to let me ride his "Sweden bike" at the Turkey Day Appetite Seminar Ride in Fairfax, CA a couple years ago. I wanted to try a SS 29er, and I'm almost as tall as he is. I was really surprised by how well it climbed. I cleaned the initial steep, rocky climb (Oat Hill) on it, which was surprising. The rear tire just stuck and I could turn a really low RPM and still climb up it, weaving between stalled riders. I originally asked for something more like the Laguna, a "camelback" frame with straight seat stays, straight second top tube and camelback top tube, but that's not his style and I like Curtis and I like his bikes, so we agreed it'd have a nice, almost constant curve to the top tube and seat stays, and I also asked for a slight curve to the seat tube, to make the chainstays shorter and to look cool. I asked for an EBB and regular dropouts with a derailleur hanger and some cable guides or derailleur cable, just so I could do anything I wanted with the bike. I went on a crazy quest for gold parts and found a lot that was already gold; hubs, headset, bottom bracket, bars, brakes, chain. I then got the rest of the parts that were either really good (Thomson) and/or could be anodized (Surly Mr. Whirly cranks) and researched all the alloys, then gave that info and the parts to Vanessa at Milner's Anodizing in Santa Rosa, CA. They adjusted the dip time and voltage based on the alloy, so that the gold came out mostly constant. I had them do two seatposts, a Thomson and a disassembled Gravitydropper. I kinda doubt I'll ever use the GD seatpost. I also have a glittery gold WTB saddle, I think a Speed-V, but... it's too gold. Curtis had the frame done pretty quick, but it took me almost another year to get the money and parts together to finish the build. I finished it earlier this year, in April. It's really a great bike. Rides great and I have no regrets with the look. I'm not a 49ers fan, maybe the guy who built the original Laguna was. But it totally fits me and I love to ride it. Curtis built a great frame and the paint, done by Russ Pickett of Airart in Chico, CA is great. Russ masked crown and stanchions of the assembled fork and painted the legs to match. I found gold Reba decals on ebay. I also found some gold "LANDING GEAR" decals and almost put them on the fork legs. Ha! The Retrotec logo on the frame is actually painted, using a decal negative as a mask and then outlining it with black paint. Russ also painted the stainless head badge the same gold. I have an extra gold Stans Flow rim, in case I taco one of these. I sometimes think about getting a gold Chris King geared rear hub and running this bike 1x9, but really don't see the need. The only problem I've had with the bike is a Chris King headset that creaks and won't stay tight. I sometimes wonder if the 120mm stem and 700mm bars are too much leverage for it? Or did I somehow permanently damage the steerer or stem by running it slightly loose on its maiden voyage at Henry Coe state park with the steerer a few millimeters too tall? (I've since replaced the CK bearing cap with a new one.) Or is it the fork crown?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2547066...7616610447050/

    Nostalgia is a kind of sickness, but I do feel like I've closed a loop with this bike. And it is more than a bike to me. It's got my soul.

    Since those pictures were taken I've put Panaracer Rampage 29x2.35 tires on it (fatter is better) and changed the Salsa seatpost clamp for a gold Salsa seatpost QR.

    Looking forward to SSWC!

    Morgan
    it hurts my eyes reading that, maybe next time space it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter916
    here she is in her birthday suit!! at the painters gitin all did up for SSWC
    I really like the drop outs. Those are awesome.

    I just picked up a Brooks saddle, which is good, as it seems to participate in the SSWC one needs a custom frame or a brooks saddle, preferably both. Nice rides though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by asphaltdude
    Nice one!

    Belt drive?

    yep it will be belt drive
    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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    Here's my ride as of last night


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    Quote Originally Posted by adlo76
    Here's my ride as of last night



    what builder?
    will it be finished in time?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter916
    what builder?
    will it be finished in time?
    It will be ready, but we're going to hold off on painting it until after we get back so we don't have to rush it.

    The builder is Edoz. Check him out at the Handmade Show on Thurs. night.

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    Buddy of mine is goin', brewed his own, and will likely not post a pic, but I will.

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    Mine is the one with paint, his ain't!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus
    Buddy of mine is goin', brewed his own, and will likely not post a pic, but I will.

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/f7YJ3PkIgmDhW5agKhecwA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_rrYqLPGLdY4/SiPwjPTUTkI/AAAAAAAAD0o/ir8qNDYYAuo/s800/P5310905.JPG" /></a>

    Mine is the one with paint, his ain't!

    you'd hate to have too much tire clearance...

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    Maybe next year.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzzbl
    you'd hate to have too much tire clearance...
    Or too high a handlebar!
    Surly 1x1 fork with a 29er wheel keeps the A-C low and the handlebars too.
    Big wheels don't necessarily need big meats......
    Thanks for recognizing that.
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    All three of these Don bikes plus a few more...



    Cheers,
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    Could it be that the mystery has been hanging out hiding in a whiskey shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    All three of these Don bikes plus a few more...



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    Just looking at the saddle position on that blue Don bike makes my stones ache.
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    A little bit of pee just trickled out of my pipi when I saw that.

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    Definitely going to ride this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    All three of these Don bikes plus a few more...
    Cheers,
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    More details about Don's bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    More details about Don's bikes?
    Here is a good place to start, My new McClung As for #13's saddle I don't know, Mr. Reed rides like his stones are made, well, out of stone so If can ever catch him he might explain , Really looking forward to seeing all the sweet rides next week!!!

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    Oh, that is good. I like the bike idea a lot. It looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaW
    Mine

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/3fD9qvX-9ViJCzjnvxwcLA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_jV9bjnlfU0k/SqawfJ812LI/AAAAAAAAHIk/EGjB9nPchiE/s400/100_1365.JPG" /></a>
    I've been thinking about the Milk Money since the first time I saw a picture of one. That is a neat bike.

    What gear are you gonna ride at sswc? Are you ready for a new tattoo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adlo76
    Here's my ride as of last night


    so my frame is ready as of last night! i'll clear coat it tonight/tomorrow to protect it until we get back and then it'll get a sweet paint job.

    my parts showed up this week as well. hopefully it'll be rolling by sunday!

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    looking good adlo76, mine just got back form Spectrum today, hopefully going go to pick it up after work tonight and build it Sat night or at the latest go pick it up form my builder on Monday and go for a ride.
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    sweet! the one that he is using in the show just got back from Spectrum a week or so ago, but he wants to paint mine himself when we return.

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    my Salsa Selma

    This photo was actually taken ON the SSWC09 course in Durango... there's a nice 20 foot cliff just behind the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixinseven
    This photo was actually taken ON the SSWC09 course in Durango... there's a nice 20 foot cliff just behind the bike.
    TEASE!

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    here she is all done up and ready to party

    http://patrickcycles.blogspot.com/
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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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    Different cages and grips now, but basically the same bike that is in a box somewhere between Charlotte, NC and Durango, CO as I type.

    Built specifically for the event and will be shot out of a cannon towards a big mountain after the finish.



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    all built up, Just a couple things to finish up at the shop today
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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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    Anybody else rolling a long-bike at SSWC this year?

    We'll be racing the tandem again this year. The plan is simply to be able to finish! Safely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henry@webcyclery.com
    We'll be racing the tandem again this year. The plan is simply to be able to finish! Safely.
    Doesn't seem like the stoker(?) would have enough chain wrap. Good luck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Doesn't seem like the stoker(?) would have enough chain wrap. Good luck...
    looks like he has an inner chainring for the stoker to rear wheel and an outer ring for stoker to captain
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter916
    looks like he has an inner chainring for the stoker to rear wheel and an outer ring for stoker to captain
    How can you see that? Anyway, I'm happy now, but not jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    How can you see that?
    I eat my carrots
    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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    oh wait. I'm not going. nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dougyfresh9

    oh wait. I'm not going. nevermind.
    Too bad.

    Arrived in Durango this afternoon. Have seen an amazing array of SS bikes and dirtbag riders already. The vibe here is fantastic. This is going to be awesome.

    --Jeff

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    Lots of folks in town

    I was out riding the Gulch the afternoon and saw several riders here for SSWC09.
    Everybody is very excited, this will be a fun weekend.
    Craig, Durango CO
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    Did you custom anodize the post, stem and the brake pars? Took apart the brake calipers?

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    all built up, Just a couple things to finish up at the shop today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quad4ngle
    Did you custom anodize the post, stem and the brake pars? Took apart the brake calipers?
    yes, post, stem, bar ends, dropout plates, caliper adapters, cassette spacers and some other random stuff anodized.

    The calipers themselves I stripped down and had ceramic coated (like powder coat) rebuilt with ceramic loose ball bearings and full Ti hardware

    I had multiple stems and post anodized to find the proper size so I do have extra for sale soon
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by morganfletcher
    It ain't no thing!

    The only problem I've had with the bike is a Chris King headset that creaks and won't stay tight. I sometimes wonder if the 120mm stem and 700mm bars are too much leverage for it? Or did I somehow permanently damage the steerer or stem by running it slightly loose on its maiden voyage at Henry Coe state park with the steerer a few millimeters too tall? (I've since replaced the CK bearing cap with a new one.) Or is it the fork crown?

    Looking forward to SSWC!

    Morgan
    Morgan -

    A long time ago I had an Airbourne titanium bike in which the CK headset would not seat tight either. I had some engine gasket seal (liquid adhesive - almost like a urethane caulk) and squirted a lot ofit on and then clamped down in a vice over night. Never had a problem after that and rode the bike for ~7-8 years. A guy in the midwest races that bike now for cross.

    Good luck.

    Matt

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    I can't tell if this is a race, or the NAHBS.

    Sweet rides!

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganfletcher
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    Morgan

    I was on your wheel for a minute when we hit that very first short dirt section !

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    09 Stumpjumper


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    for you Flickr users, i made a SSWC09 Durango group to share photos!

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/1203230@N24/

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    Me:

    My wife:
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Chester frame, Jones fork, and me. Fun day, even with the hike-a-bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by adlo76
    I was on your wheel for a minute when we hit that very first short dirt section !
    Then I slowed down! Ha.

    Damn that was fun.

    Morgan

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganfletcher
    Then I slowed down! Ha.

    Damn that was fun.

    Morgan

    I think when we hit the dirt, we ALL slowed down. Stopped is probably more accurate

    And hot damn that WAS fun.

    Can't wait to get back to Durango!

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