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    First ride on my new 5-spot

    It's my first Turner, always wanted one,very happy to get one. I sold my Tracer, the one in my avatar, to one of those "Intense nuts" for a couple hundred more than I paid for it two years ago. And saw this frame for almost the same $$, couldn't pass it up.

    The first thing I did was replace the "Rainbow Warrior" headtube badge with the black one. (Don't want to get myself confused with Bikezilla )

    Anyway, in direct sunlight, it looks more metallic orange than red.

    Now I'm wondering if I will need to change my handle to T-Works. Although, S-works mainly comes from my affliction to Saab automobiles (BMW=Bavarian Motor Works, Saab = S-Works), and my ownership of Stumpy's.

    I will tell you this, the 5-spot climbs better than my 04 Stumpy 100 which is "Pushed out" front and back. I plan on Pushing this bike front and back too very soon.

    Looking forward to riding lots more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Works
    BMW=Bavarian Motor Works
    Bawarische Motor Werk?

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    "Ride on" man! And welcome to the club...enjoy!
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    Here's a few more BMW =

    Quote Originally Posted by gams01
    Bawarische Motor Werk?

    http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=29162
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    Congrats!!!!

    Post a ride report once you've had a chance to spend some time in the saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gams01
    Bawarische Motor Werk?
    Bayrische Motoren Werke is the correct name.

    Great 5Spot BTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaD
    Bayrische Motoren Werke is the correct name.
    Forgot the "e"

    "Bayerische Motoren Werke"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    Forgot the "e"

    "Bayerische Motoren Werke"
    Nein,ohne "E".The land is called "Bayern"(with the "E") but it is called "bayrisch"
    ( like"american") - without the "E in this case".
    There are some strange kind of grammar in the german language..

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    Nice Bike

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    S-Works, are you running a Marathon S on the Spot?


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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Works
    Now I'm wondering if I will need to change my handle to T-Works. Although, S-works mainly comes from my affliction to Saab automobiles (BMW=Bavarian Motor Works, Saab = S-Works), and my ownership of Stumpy's.
    S-Works = Spot-Works.

    Now you can keep your name.


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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rock
    S-Works, are you running a Marathon S on the Spot?

    D.

    Yes, but only because I was too lazy to pull my Pushed Talas off my stumpy, err I wanted to match the coil rear with a coil fork. Yeah, that's why.

    Seriously, I will be running the Talas up front. I still need to speak with Darren at Push about what to replace the "boat anchor" with in back.

    I'll tell you, this bike with the Romic and Zoke, is heavier than my old Tracer, but it climbs better.

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    My apologys to Scubapro, I just searched after the name...and you are right!
    Bayerische Motoren Werke
    Congrats buddy, you just teached a german how to talk german

    Later
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    im stoked for ya man! congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde S Dale
    S-Works = Spot-Works.

    Now you can keep your name.
    I like it! It works!

    Good thinking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Works
    It's my first Turner, always wanted one,very happy to get one.
    Nice bike! You're going to have a lot of fun on that thing.

    Is that Hall Ranch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bock
    Nice bike! You're going to have a lot of fun on that thing.

    Is that Hall Ranch?

    bock
    Thanks, I very happy with it. Got in another ride today. Can't wait to see how it rides with a Pushed RP3.

    Yes, it is Hall. Very top where the hiking trail meets up with the loop.

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    Congrats on the 5Spot, S-Works. As well as it works now, you'll be pretty happy when you shed the Romic. Hall's a great intro ride for that bike as well. I, too, came off of a Tracer before enterering Turnerland. The 5 Spot flattens about everything that tossed the Tracer around. Nice to come down from the skyscraper bottom bracket, too.

    I like the DHX myself, but if you want to play with a std RP3 you can borrow one if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Congrats on the 5Spot, S-Works. As well as it works now, you'll be pretty happy when you shed the Romic. Hall's a great intro ride for that bike as well. I, too, came off of a Tracer before enterering Turnerland. The 5 Spot flattens about everything that tossed the Tracer around. Nice to come down from the skyscraper bottom bracket, too.

    I like the DHX myself, but if you want to play with a std RP3 you can borrow one if you want.


    Hello Ignazjr,

    I drive past your shop everytime I ride, want to stop and say hello, but I usually ride in the mornings and I think you are, for the most part, open in the afternoon.

    I may take you up on your offer to borrow your RP3. I'm real curious to see how it performs.

    You're not kidding about that Tracer BB, I was real happy to sell it at the price I did, even happier that I essentially traded my Tracer for a 5-spot for about $125 out of pocket.

    If I see you open, I'll stop and give a shout.

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    The pushed talas..

    Is a great idea. In my situation, the fork rode taller in its travel and running a larger tire was no longer making the fork wallow, it really did make the bike roll better.

    IMO go with rp3 in back and have it pushed. Tomorrow is the first ride ill have on my pushed rp3..cant wait..
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    Done!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    Is a great idea. In my situation, the fork rode taller in its travel and running a larger tire was no longer making the fork wallow, it really did make the bike roll better.

    IMO go with rp3 in back and have it pushed. Tomorrow is the first ride ill have on my pushed rp3..cant wait..

    Switching out the fork and going with my hugi 240 wheelset dropped the weight to 29.83 lbs. I should lose another pound with the RP3.

    I don't know whether to keep the Romic as a backup. Sell it, as it will soon be a piece of mountainbike suspension history, or use it as a paperweight.

    Maybe it could be a paperweight at the Mountainbike Hall of Fame?!
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