• 12-05-2012
    Rabies010
    Yeah, but this one has gears....;) (still missing a front derr)

    And hopefully in the near future some green bottlecages, green brooks saddle and a green CK headset.
  • 12-05-2012
    Dusza
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ze_Zaskar View Post
    I wonder if those tires could be stretched to fir 80mm rims

    Might be pushing the limits... only one way to find out ;)
  • 12-08-2012
    vaultbrad
  • 12-08-2012
    Ze_Zaskar
    Nice Necro
    How do you like the Endo in the back?
  • 12-08-2012
    vaultbrad
    I can't compare it to anything else, but so far it's pretty awesome. Only just picked the bike up, so the high speed backyard test laps and stair climbing/descending are all the experience I have. Ask again in a few weeks after I get some time on varied surfaces.
  • 12-10-2012
    my2hands
    The Trucker Deluxe....
  • 12-10-2012
    dfltroll
    Dude!
    Whoa! Your bike looks great. What size and brand of tires are you running there? Any chance of getting a side shot of the bike. Looks great, like a classic mtn bike but with super load carrying abilities.
  • 12-10-2012
    my2hands
    I built it for my wife but....
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dfltroll View Post
    Whoa! Your bike looks great. What size and brand of tires are you running there? Any chance of getting a side shot of the bike. Looks great, like a classic mtn bike but with super load carrying abilities.

    Thanks! I absolutely love ridding and traveling with it. The tires are Schwalbe Marathon Mondials 26 x 2.15. They're really good on the trail and roll amazing on asphalt. I run the 700 x 40c Mondials on my Cross Check...best tires I have ever owned. I run the set back Thomson when I ride/travel with it (what you see in the pic) and my wife just uses the straight Thomson seatpost. I was really impressed how it handled (normally ride 29er's on trails) on single track with the exception of a few 10 inch drops that I forgot to negotiate (going to fast). Right after I took these pics I chased down a wild bobtail cat...but the cat had afterburners are something and just left me...but I was flying on the Deluxe.

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-K...123_151553.jpg
  • 12-11-2012
    madbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by my2hands View Post
    Thanks! I absolutely love ridding and traveling with it. The tires are Schwalbe Marathon Mondials 26 x 2.15. They're really good on the trail and roll amazing on asphalt. I run the 700 x 40c Mondials on my Cross Check...best tires I have ever owned. I run the set back Thomson when I ride/travel with it (what you see in the pic) and my wife just uses the straight Thomson seatpost. I was really impressed how it handled (normally ride 29er's on trails) on single track with the exception of a few 10 inch drops that I forgot to negotiate (going to fast). Right after I took these pics I chased down a wild bobtail cat...but the cat had afterburners are something and just left me...but I was flying on the Deluxe.

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-K...123_151553.jpg

    Great bike! is that an on-one fleegle bar? how do you feel with it?
    thanks
  • 12-11-2012
    my2hands
    Indeed...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by madbike View Post
    Great bike! is that an on-one fleegle bar? how do you feel with it?
    thanks

    Thanks! It is a fleegle bar, and I couldn't be happier with it. I originally bought it (20 bucks from the USA store) just as a temporary bar until I could put a nitto promenade bar I had at home...but that never happened because the fleegle was so comfortable. Not to mention, I love taking a corner on switch backs with it. The length is perfect for control.
  • 12-12-2012
    KrayZ
    Here's my Karate Monkey.

    16" frame
    Shimano wheels
    Truvativ crank
    Thompson seatpost and stem
    Salsa cowbell bars
    Brooks B17 saddle
    Sram levers with bb7's
    Garmin 500
    Slant Six tires

    It's a simple single speed, but I love it.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/90863631@N02/8267398153/" title="km by krayz605, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8362/8267398153_c31b637f7b_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="km"></a>
  • 12-12-2012
    my2hands
    I like your style...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KrayZ View Post
    Here's my Karate Monkey.

    16" frame
    Shimano wheels
    Truvativ crank
    Thompson seatpost and stem
    Salsa cowbell bars
    Brooks B17 saddle
    Sram levers with bb7's
    Garmin 500
    Slant Six tires

    It's a simple single speed, but I love it.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/90863631@N02/8267398153/" title="km by krayz605, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8362/8267398153_c31b637f7b_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="km"></a>

    Mine is below....
    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z...9/DSC_0007.JPGhttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-H...9/DSC_0010.JPGhttps://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-s...9/DSC_0008.JPG
  • 12-13-2012
    dominikusbw
  • 12-13-2012
    backcountryeti
    I swear, I hate this thread! Every time I look at it, I want to buy another bike. I love my troll, but man all of the bikes on here are pretty amazing! Good stuff everyone.
  • 12-13-2012
    johnny the boy
    Quote:
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  • 12-13-2012
    blockphi
  • 12-16-2012
    BoonesDaddy
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    Surly Ogre Rohloff Commuter/Apocalypse Bike
    My new Ogre. I commute 100 miles per week. Once I slap some bags and/or racks on this thing, it's also going to be my touring/adventure bike. I've only had my Desalvo single speed for several years now, and commuting to work on it sucks. This is going to be a welcome change. Love the Rohloff -- once you figure out how to put it on.:)
  • 12-16-2012
    XJaredX
  • 12-16-2012
    BruceBrown
    Quote:
    That's getting close to picture of the year material.

    Enjoy the time with junior and the bike rides - no matter how slow you have to go for him to keep up.:thumbsup:
  • 12-16-2012
    XJaredX
    ^ Yeah, I love riding with him- even though we don't go super far, being that he's 3 and a half, haha. But it's tons of fun. He keeps telling me he wants to add brakes that he "works with his hands" :D

    The iBert phase was very fun, I was sad when he outgrew it. The first time he rode on it, he was absolutely amazed. These were from about a year ago, But once he went from the balance bike to the pedal bike, he prefers pedalling over being a passenger now:

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._6329924_n.jpg

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...21227457_n.jpg
  • 12-16-2012
    sasquatch rides a SS
    Awesome! :thumbsup:
  • 12-19-2012
    seat_boy
    You can go farther when they get a bit older:

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5...0%25206-12.jpg

    My six year old son and I have been using this configuration for the last year or so. We've done up to about 18 miles to an overnight campsite. He loves it. Now what to do when the twins are old enough to want to go next summer...
  • 12-20-2012
    BruceBrown
    New Stretchpants Black size XL Karate Monkey SS
    Last ride before the snow hits...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/8286510972/" title="P1010003 by BBcamerata, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8212/8286510972_079afc7e10_b.jpg" width="1024" height="679" alt="P1010003"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/8286511536/" title="P1010001 by BBcamerata, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8353/8286511536_6e9bbeb3c1_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="P1010001"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166535@N05/8272304179/" title="BlackKM by BBcamerata, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8351/8272304179_e079ac7786_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="BlackKM"></a>
  • 12-20-2012
    Saddle Up
    Being of somewhat smaller stature, big bikes can sometimes look ungainly to me. This is not one of those bikes, the short steer tube stack height, the right amount of seat post, fat tires, and that RF crankset all work together really well. :thumbsup:
  • 12-20-2012
    my2hands
    Kicking and screaming....
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    You can go farther when they get a bit older:

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5...0%25206-12.jpg

    My six year old son and I have been using this configuration for the last year or so. We've done up to about 18 miles to an overnight campsite. He loves it. Now what to do when the twins are old enough to want to go next summer...

    but they eventually just fall asleep. I haul the cranky cargo in my double Burley trailer, and my wife hauls all of our other stuff in the single Burley we bought before my son was born and we just had my daughter.
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-l...5/100_0006.JPGhttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-O...5/100_0007.JPG