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    Hope these come out good.

    I was very upset after ripping off the Rear Stay{Disc Side},walking out
    3.5 miles uphill on this Frame. It was the third ride. A mistake on Surly's part
    for sure,QC was not there. But for 289 Dollars,that's what you get. They fixed
    it the following year with a cross brace between the two stays. I got another
    frame within two weeks and sold it. I really like the Frame,but never trusted
    it again. I posted action shots of it in the "Surly Action Shots" thread. Sorry
    to throw salt on ya all.

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    T-Mobile on Devo's OD pug

    I just got back from a little gig at the Hyatt here in Monterey. Amgen Tour of California (ATOC) is there, since I dont drive a car, and of course life on the bike is the main thing for me...anyways...i went there to sign in for marshal duty tmrrw am, being that this is my locale...I rode the pug...being its my fav bike at the moment, and you'd never believe it...some guys were looking at the bike, so i unlocked it...and they rode it around. All my velo club (VCM..velo club monterey) buddies were like...dude...you're a hit! thats team T-Mobile.
    so this is the pic i got with my cell phone.
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    Kuskokwim River, Alaska

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    Muddy Pugsley

    Here's mine! 20" Pugsley, Nexus 8 with drum brake, Thudbuster, Surly bar, Salsa Moto Ace stem. Awesome bike! I have more fun riding this thing than anything else I have.
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    Finally done - Whew!!.

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    Wink Right On!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    Finally done - Whew!!.

    Check out more here

    OK everyone, Chum's the "Official Greenie #1". Now go out and get us some trail shots!!

    Nice build and it'll serve you well!!

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    My Instigator

    Today's version, resplendent in its red Michelin Hot S 2.5" tires.
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    nice!

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    Good job! Didn't take the Surly with me this time, but...

    Took a vacation(finally)...
    Here's a link to the photo gallery. Enjoy!!

    Obi..

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    http://www.msdhw.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=41

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    My brand new Karate Monkey!

    Just built it up last week. Took her out for a couple rides and... I love it! A smooth, comfortable & stable ride that rolls over everything. I'm in love..

    The specs:
    Mary bars (never go back to traditional bars)
    Paul hubs, WTB rims, Exiwolf 2.3 tires
    disc in front, v-brake in the back at least for now
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    Brand new Utility Blue LHT


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    Idea! wsexon to customer service please:

    Here's the link to <A HREF="http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jws928...r=732c&.src=ph">wsexon's</A> picture's.

    [edit]
    Hmmm...link doesn't want to work right?? Gotta love this server.

    Post your link!! Just go into the previous message and edit it in.

    Thanks!!

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    Surly pics

    A couple of pics of my 1x1 and Karate Monkey over the past couple years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXSS
    A couple of pics of my 1x1 and Karate Monkey over the past couple years.
    with pictures!
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    Not enough Instigator love on here, so heres mine, although I have some smaller bars on it now and some different pedals.
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    Not enough instigator ? That's true

    Is that the "Hot dog mustard" color. Not so bad ...
    Besides, where are all the Instigator's ?
    I plan to buy one soonly.
    Hey, all of you, Instig' owners, let us see yours !

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    Instigator

    Yea thats the new hot dog mustard paintjob, its pretty sweet, I've got some stickers on it now that are pretty sick. It looks really bright in these pictures because of the sun. Also whoever was asking about discs on the instigator, I've got the Hayes HFX-9s on it with the big rotors, and they work great, never have to adjust them or anything, if they start rubbing a little I just give the brakes a hard squeeze and the pads reset for smooth rolling.
    Prices I think you can pick up just the frame online for around 275 I just bought this complete bike on ebay last fall (Sorry LBS you didnt carry it) I wanted to just buy a frameset and build it, but this was only 465 on ebay, and I think it would have cost more to steal one, so I took it. Look around though, some places want like 400 for the frame, which I was too broke to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamhart2
    Yea thats the new hot dog mustard paintjob, its pretty sweet, I've got some stickers on it now that are pretty sick. It looks really bright in these pictures because of the sun. Also whoever was asking about discs on the instigator, I've got the Hayes HFX-9s on it with the big rotors, and they work great, never have to adjust them or anything, if they start rubbing a little I just give the brakes a hard squeeze and the pads reset for smooth rolling.
    Prices I think you can pick up just the frame online for around 275 I just bought this complete bike on ebay last fall (Sorry LBS you didnt carry it) I wanted to just buy a frameset and build it, but this was only 465 on ebay, and I think it would have cost more to steal one, so I took it. Look around though, some places want like 400 for the frame, which I was too broke to pay.
    Wow. . . that is a smokin' deal. The cheapest I could find a (new) frame for was $410 from 3ringcycles.com. As far as instigator love here is mine set up as a clyde worthy XC/AM bike:

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    Question about geometry.

    What frame size is it ?
    What's the stem's length ?
    What's the overall horizontal length from the saddle's center to the handle bar ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PianPian
    What frame size is it ?
    What's the stem's length ?
    What's the overall horizontal length from the saddle's center to the handle bar ?
    The frame is a large (20"), stem is a 90mm/10 degree, and the saddle to handle bar distance is about 29.5".

    For fit reference, I'm 6'5" with a 36" inseam.

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    Here is the new Cross-check that is theoretically my commuter bike, but is acting more like a 29er lately with Ritchey 700x42 ZED 'cross tires. Here it is more in commute mode with skinnier tires. I still need to add a rack.

    In any event, I am loving my Cross-check
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    ... and if we just ... Beautiful, and great for a first post.

    Here's your "Official", "Welcome to the Forums" reply!!

    Hope to hear plenty more from you!!

    Obi..

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    Long Haul Brevet Trucker

    Well, I've been enjoying my Long Haul Trucker for two years as my "Rainy-Day/Do Anything" bike. I finally got to use it on a 200K and 300K Brevet this month. So now it is truly a "Long-Haul" Trucker.
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    My new Pacer...

    Just built up my surly pacer for commutting... full 105, fsa cranks, R550 wheelset, thomson post, thinking of brooks saddle, TTT stema and bars...

    ridden a bunch lately as my main road ride isn't finished yet, and man, she sure rides sweet. love the feel of steel, so soft and nice... anywyas, enjoy, not the greatest photo, try to get some more later on...
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    Snowbound 1x1

    My 14" 1x1 outside my house in the Calgary, AB area. It's been posted before, but what the hell...

    On a related note, can someone post a picture (or link to a pic) of a small (16") Karate Monkey, profile shot, crank side please, couldn't find one on this thread...I'm considering getting one...thanks for any help you can give...

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    My Cross Check commuter, built from parts laying around my basement.
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    for Urban warfare..

    for Urban warfare..
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    action shot is all i got

    surly in action
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    Quote Originally Posted by surlyVEE
    My 14" 1x1 outside my house in the Calgary, AB area. It's been posted before, but what the hell...

    On a related note, can someone post a picture (or link to a pic) of a small (16") Karate Monkey, profile shot, crank side please, couldn't find one on this thread...I'm considering getting one...thanks for any help you can give...

    Cheers
    Here's a couple of shots of my 16" Karate Monkey. Since changed out the silver stem and post for a straight black thomson, black thomson stem and some Titec Hellbent bars.






    Hope these help!

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    Thanks for the pix, I appreciate it...


    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Here's a couple of shots of my 16" Karate Monkey. Since changed out the silver stem and post for a straight black thomson, black thomson stem and some Titec Hellbent bars.






    Hope these help!

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    my pug

    she needs a shorter stem. its fun but i dont think i will keep her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit
    she needs a shorter stem. its fun but i dont think i will keep her.
    Whoa...awesome rig. what size and how much???
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    its a med. with 2 rides on it. i have not decided on a price yet, but i will figure one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit
    its a med. with 2 rides on it. i have not decided on a price yet, but i will figure one out.
    Cool...but I ride a Large..bummer

    thanks!
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    FYI im 5'11" with a 32in inseam and i hit the top tube. these things are tall and long.

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    Monkey Phase 2

    Now it has a Lefty on it!
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    Idea! Nice...

    How's it ride??

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    New Instigator

    Here's my new instigator.
    set up with marzocchi AM 2 130mm, deore, xt, hone hollowtech crankset
    rides like a dream on the singletracks, a little laidback and heavy on the gravel road uphills
















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    Karate monkey & cross check

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    my bean green crosscheck

    Love this bike! The bean green rocks. I got this real quick to replace a bike that broke, thinking I would get something 'nicer' later on when I had the time/money. Still hasn't happened. I cant see the point.
    I sometimes consider getting a 'real' road bike and have this for just commuting... nah! Maybe a steamroller...

    in winter. i use a 'grocery pannier' and put my backpack in it



    and the same spot in the summer. You can the pannier is empty. i probably had my bag in my hand or something.



    I have also done some triathlons, fast group rides (kind of dog in those, but it's more the motor), and long logging/ATV road rides that destroy the wheels but not the frame.
    Only boring people get bored.

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    Wink Nice!!

    There's a wise saying that goes "Why fix what isn't broken?". You sound like you love your ride, so why replace it just now?? (Even though I;m looking into a S/R myself for commuting.)

    Obi..

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    Idea! Comlpetely Spaced on the fact I took this...

    Pugs was out playing with it's twin at Sea Otter!! With all that mud and muck, it WAS the bike to have.

    Keep the pics rolling everyone!!

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    Hi, new to this forum,
    From Sydney, Australia....
    heres my Surly 1x1 with Rohloff speed hub..
    Toured from England to Israel with it, as well as it being my daily commute... 12 000km and still running smoothly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigtire
    Looks sweet! What size is that and how tall are you? Inseam?
    Hi Pigtire,
    Sorry for the delayed reply. My LHT is a 60cm. I was torn between the 58 and the 60cm but went with the 60 because of the longer Head Tube. My saddle hight is 34.5" from BB to Saddle Top. I use 180mm cranks. I'm 6'1" but have a 35" inseam so I normally would use a 65cm bike with a 58cm Top Tube. (Just like the old road bikes were set up) I use a shorter stem on my LHT than on my road bike and have switched to a zero-offset seat post since my saddle is so high. I've got my two bikes dialed in within 1/2" of each other.

    Happy Riding!
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    Rides nice

    Quote Originally Posted by obionespeedonly
    How's it ride??
    Sorry for the delay, but the short answer is - great! I've been a Lefty fan since they got Manitou damping, and it only made sense to try a 29er conversion. I can't tell that the taller head/more laid back angle makes much difference. Having 120mm travel in front means I am traveling much faster, so its like having a completely different bike vs rigid. Lot's of other things changing as I go but I haven't been able to make it suck, so its all good.
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    From a surly love ride several months ago


    3 cross checks and a steam roller. Mines the greenie in the front.

    Had to get to the train station during a snow storm. stupid me didn't put the fenders on


    It's the do anything bike, including wheelies


    Recently I decided to go from a do anything long travel geared hardtail to a DH bike and a ss as my main ride.


    I ended up putting an 80mm Marzocchi on the 1x1, just not hardcore enough to make my main MTB a rigid.

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    Me and My small KM after a recent ride!

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    My Instigator, not a good picture but its all i got. it has Maxxis High Rollers 2.35", Shimano XT crank, SRAM casssette, Rhino Lite XL rims, Fiziks seat, Marzocchi Z.1(does that mean its freeride??) X-fly 100mm(that doesnt, im confused) travel.

    ftp://208.39.189.154/cuellera/DSCF0253.JPG << wouldnt load up right with the img tags

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    Idea! Here you go......

    Edit...hmmmmm, won't load for me either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by obionespeedonly
    Edit...hmmmmm, won't load for me either...
    http://www.geocities.com/inuyasha69r/DSCF0253.JPG

    that should work

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    56cm Cross-Check


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    Om Flyer,
    Nice rig on the bottom of the first page. Any issues with the brake lever and the V-Brake? I'm getting ready to build something similar and have been trying to sort out what type of brake caliper will work best with that style lever. Thanks.

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    My Cross

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    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

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    The most fun bike ever!

    Standard build... love the Mary bar with Paul Thumbies!!!
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    OK, first post here, might as well be with a couple of pictures of my Surlys.

    First is the Instigator I built up a couple years ago with mostly LX level stuff. Added a Manitou Minute 3 fork a couple months ago. Right now it has its city shoes on, big bouncy slicks for rolling the streets.


    Here's my Cross Check. Just built it up a month or so ago for commuter duty. Mostly LX and 105 components here.

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    [QUOTE=Forrestf]OK, first post here, might as well be with a couple of pictures of my Surlys.

    First is the Instigator I built up a couple years ago with mostly LX level stuff. Added a Manitou Minute 3 fork a couple months ago. Right now it has its city shoes on, big bouncy slicks for rolling the streets.
    .....
    Here's my Cross Check. Just built it up a month or so ago for commuter duty. Mostly LX and 105 components here.
    .....


    question : What's your Instigator frame's size ?

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    The Instigator is a medium/ 18".

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    Surlys.JPG
    I was cleaning the garage (moving stuff around to make a path through my bikes), so I decided to pull out my Surlys and get a pic of them all together. One of my 1x1s (v-brakes and Psylo...my only Surly with a suspension fork) is still at the office, so I couldn't get the whole family in the photo. The pink 1x1 belongs to my wife. The other 14 pictured are mine:

    (2) Pugs....one single-speed with cantis, flat bar...one geared with discs, racks, fenders, Jones bar, thumbies
    (2) 1x1s...one with Shimano rollerbrakes...one 3-spd built with a SRAM 3x9 internal-gear hub (1 cog on the freehub body), disc brakes
    (1) Steamroller...Left-side-drive freewheeling, Torsion Bar
    (2) Cross-checks...one set up as an 8-speed commuter...one single-speed with S and S couplers
    (1) Instigator Xtracycle
    (2) Conundrum unicycles...one 24", one 26"
    (2) Pacers...one fixie factory-built with Surly track ends...one set up as an 8-speed commuter with a bar end shifter, fenders
    (1) Karate Monkey...single-speed, flat bar, rear disc
    (1) Long Haul Trucker...racks, fenders, 27 speeds, traditional cantis, barend shifters

    The picture isn't great, but I didn't have time to pose all of my rigs.

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graveday
    The pink 1x1 belongs to my wife. The other 14 pictured are mine:


    Dave
    fookmegently you are a surlywhore indeed.

    Xcheck with couplers... dream bike. ihave a xcheck and dream of couplers...

    you must love surly. or work there or something.

    while i also dig surly, i also like diversity and variety.

    i still want a steamroller and a pacer, tho.
    Only boring people get bored.

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    I'm a general bike whore...not a Surly-specific whore

    That's a portion of my herd. I like variety, too. The garage and house harbor another 30 machines that weren't photo'd....wheel sizes ranging from 12" to 36"....folders, classic cruisers, 20" and 24" BMX bikes, English 3-speeds, stuff I've built, stuff I've bought.

    I bought all of them to ride. I'm not into trophy bike collecting. Sadly, there aren't enough days in the year to give all of my bikes the road/trail time they deserve. But, I do my best to share the love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graveday
    That's a portion of my herd. I like variety, too. The garage and house harbor another 30 machines that weren't photo'd....wheel sizes ranging from 12" to 36"....folders, classic cruisers, 20" and 24" BMX bikes, English 3-speeds, stuff I've built, stuff I've bought.

    I bought all of them to ride. I'm not into trophy bike collecting. Sadly, there aren't enough days in the year to give all of my bikes the road/trail time they deserve. But, I do my best to share the love.
    sweet. nothing wrong with collecting bikes. better than stuffed animals or ceramic figurines.
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    How can you afford a fleet of 30 bikes? Holy crap... Let me know if you've got anything in a 62cm/21" you are looking to get rid of...

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    No car = more money for bikes

    I don't pay for a car, auto insurance, gasoline, maintenance, registration, or parking. That leaves a bit of dough for toys. Plus, none of my bikes are really pimped out. They are built with reasonably-priced, durable parts. I've found many of the older rigs at garage sales, swap meets, or in the garbage.

    Nothing to sell in a 62cm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graveday
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    I was cleaning the garage (moving stuff around to make a path through my bikes), so I decided to pull out my Surlys and get a pic of them all together. One of my 1x1s (v-brakes and Psylo...my only Surly with a suspension fork) is still at the office, so I couldn't get the whole family in the photo. The pink 1x1 belongs to my wife. The other 14 pictured are mine:

    (2) Pugs....one single-speed with cantis, flat bar...one geared with discs, racks, fenders, Jones bar, thumbies
    (2) 1x1s...one with Shimano rollerbrakes...one 3-spd built with a SRAM 3x9 internal-gear hub (1 cog on the freehub body), disc brakes
    (1) Steamroller...Left-side-drive freewheeling, Torsion Bar
    (2) Cross-checks...one set up as an 8-speed commuter...one single-speed with S and S couplers
    (1) Instigator Xtracycle
    (2) Conundrum unicycles...one 24", one 26"
    (2) Pacers...one fixie factory-built with Surly track ends...one set up as an 8-speed commuter with a bar end shifter, fenders
    (1) Karate Monkey...single-speed, flat bar, rear disc
    (1) Long Haul Trucker...racks, fenders, 27 speeds, traditional cantis, barend shifters

    The picture isn't great, but I didn't have time to pose all of my rigs.

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    Heres my new monkey. First incarnation. Gears, and suspension. Rigid, and single later.
    My daughter modeled it for me in the second photo.
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    Rigid

    Threw on a KM fork and I'm digging it more and more with each ride. Next step could be to go single speed with her. I'm really enjoying this bike and I'm missing my old Instigator less and less with each ride on the Karate Monkey.

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    ideal combo

    most of my bikes are "Gucci'd out". Same thing. No car, and i like to "Ghetto" my rigs some. ie: Pug w/all the bling, but powder coated flat OD green. Apple laptop in a large ziploc bag in my messenger bag, cell phone, cash, etc in my "ghetto"/water resistant wallet-- small ziploc bag.
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    pssst

    hey adamtwelve:
    nice new rig. you may want to remove the brake boss studs. last thing you need is to smack your leg against that/get things tangled, etc.
    cool rig

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    Okay Here's my Monkey, I also have A Cross-Check(no pic yet), and currently collecting parts for a Steamroller ( its going to be sweet). I don't have a bunch of fancy parts, I just love to ride.
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    fresh out of the box

    My new 1x1. Proud I built it myself (except the headset install). Joins my Intense 5.5 in the stable. Can't wait to hit the trails.
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    beach pug

    she's set up like a road bike but only sees the sugar sand on miami beach.

    the deepest sand is a 22x30 gear and it is still tough but rideable, kind of like riding a 5% grade in terms of effort
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    swank! gotz to love a Pug. if ya havent already, try letting the PSI way low = rolls better on soft terrain. If you go back and forth from sand to road, you may either want to;
    1. Get a frame pump
    2. Compromise with the PSI to be able to ride both pave and sand, but not the best at either.

    my preference these days is typically 10psi(f) 15psi(r). I mostly ride road with dirt mixed in. often i hit the beach, and drop the PSI way low. Like...low enough in front to push the palm of my hand to the rim. The rear, i keep the PSI a little higher. I carry a frame pump on the bike.
    cool bike.
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    Fire road riding at Lake Minnewaska NY:

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    That's a nice whip, & a nice pic..
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    My old commuter:


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    Is that 2.35 Big Apple 29er's on your old commuter ?

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    Good job! Phat Cat/Black Sheep KM

    I just purchased this Karate Monkey from Black Sheep. I can not ride it enough. Putting about 70 miles a week on it! Giving my Grove Innovations to my brother. Wife will only allow me to house 2 bikes.


    I need to learn how to post pics!

    http://phatcatcustoms.net/bikes/brownmountain.htm
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    Here's mine. 36/15 fixed Might replace the Nitto 'tache with some On-one Midge bars.





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    Here is my Cross Check with all the parts from a Bianchi San Jose. (The San Jose was too big, since the correct size was out of stock. I bought it with the intent of getting a CxC frame if it proved too big to ride comfortably.) It was, and now I have a bike that qualifies me for 3 MTBR forums simultaneously; Surly, 29er, and SingleSpeed.

    This joins a 26" mtn SS, a 29" mtn SS, and a 26" mtn FS geared. (I bought 3 SS bikes over a 6 week period! here is the story) And peakin' 'round in here I'm getting a bad Jones for a Pugsley,
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinsir
    I just purchased this Karate Monkey from Black Sheep. I can not ride it enough. Putting about 70 miles a week on it! Giving my Grove Innovations to my brother. Wife will only allow me to house 2 bikes.


    I need to learn how to post pics!

    http://phatcatcustoms.net/bikes/brownmountain.htm
    Cool bike! Details on the seatpost, stem, etc. etc.

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    Smile

    i got pictures that finally work, i tried to post these a while ago with no luck. details are in my siganature, im working on a new fork, i busted my 'zocchi hucking some stairs. the pimpmobile is mine.

    ii posted my pics before in the urban\dj section





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    Quote Originally Posted by tozovr






    My new instigator...buncha XT stuff...a big squishy fork...some disc brakes...cool metallic grey paint...
    Hey that used to be my Instigator! That Paint is killer isn't it? Enjoy the crap out of that bike!! and enjoy my old frame, headset, bb, wheelset and crankset. I'm the guy Evan bought that from.

    cheers,

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Hey that used to be my Instigator! That Paint is killer isn't it? Enjoy the crap out of that bike!! and enjoy my old frame, headset, bb, wheelset and crankset. I'm the guy Evan bought that from.

    cheers,

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    Mark, I plan on it! When I saw Evan bought it from you last winter I was so bummed, I just didn't have the $$...the fates smiled on me when he posted it FS last week.

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    Good Karma then!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl1
    Today's version, resplendent in its red Michelin Hot S 2.5" tires.
    I think it looks better with black tires and a black crank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Good Karma then!!
    Here ya go...first pic ever of this frameset in it's element! Even just recycled his I think from the built to the for sale thread...


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    Quote Originally Posted by tozovr
    Here ya go...first pic ever of this frameset in it's element! Even just recycled his I think from the built to the for sale thread...


    Looks great with the Zoke up front in terms of color scheme!

    Enjoy that bike to the fullest!!

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    New Toy! Karate Monkey!

    Built it up kinda as a vanity bike:

    Small Black frame
    Full old skool 8-sp XT group
    RaceFace support
    XT hubs laced to Mavic Rims





    I work at a shop, so I actually could have done 9sp for cheaper than what I got the 8sp XT for, I've just always loved how the old XT stuff worked- always works, never needs adjustment, and it just looks clean. I'm pretty happy with how the bike turned out- I think it looks super clean. It's going to be used mostly for getting to and from school, around town, and Thursday night rides here in Boulder.
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    Here's my KM XL,

    I got the Saint Cranks on sale at the LBS and I must say, they worked out well,

    The rest: Surly hubs/bontragerRims, Thomson ST/S, XTR v-brakes,, Earl Bar, Exiwolfs and Best of all - The Brooks (it still hurts.....a little)

    I will cut the steerer tube someday....
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    Newly finished Crosscheck

    Just finished building my new frame/used parts Crosscheck this weekend. The frame was new, ordered from the LBS for $369 before tax (such a deal!), wheels were from e-Bay, shifters from Craigslist, and the rest I had laying around, or from mail-order, or from LBS.

    It replaces a Lemond road bike I got rid of, so now I have it, a Trek hardtail MTB, and a Cannondale Triathlon bike (which I never ride). I took it out for a ride yesterday over paved roads, dirt roads, and singletrack. Gotta love a bike that can handle all that, and handle it well. The singletrack was a bit wearing on my wrists, so the next step is to get some 45's. It has 35's on it right now.
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    My Karate Monkey

    Formerly known as MMcG's KM...

    1x9 with Allsop Aluminum Softride Stem. Bontrager wheels, and mostly leftover parts. Built as a commuter - hopefully I can resist the urge to bling it out!

    Still have to add the bell, front headlamps (Cateye EL-300 and Light and Motion ARC HID), fenders and reflective tape.

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    new pics of my KM






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    Pic snapped with a phone on last sunday's ride...taken right before I dislocated my shoulder LOL....The new 1x9 setup is working slick.

    I love this bike....Would REALLY dig a 1x1, but I love this Instigator.

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