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    Jurassic Lark (The Full Monte)

    Paleontologists have recently unearthed a long lost member of a now extinct species.

    Discovered buried deep behind a couch in Murrieta, CA scientists painstakingly reconstructed the last of it's kind Highlinus-extralargus:







    The Blingasaurus Rex:























    Spec:
    XL Highline Frame (Last of the biguns)
    Chris King 32h Hubs
    Mavic EX823 rims
    Avalanche Chubbie 8.5x2.5 550# spring
    '06 66SL
    Gravity Light Cranks 22/32
    E-13 DRS
    E-13 Supercharger
    Wellgo MG1 pedals
    SRAM X.9 Rder
    Shimano XT Fder (plastic tube makes nice cable guide)
    Shimano XT 11/34 cassette
    Formula The One Brakes 200mm slightly smaller R
    Formula Oro hose lines.
    Salsa Fuego lock on grips
    Thompson 4x 90mmx0* stem (what I had, will likely go shorter)
    Thompson post
    WTB Laser cro-mo Saddle
    Maxle rear bolt
    Hope post clamp
    Maxxis High Rollers 2.5 UST f&r (no spooge)
    Xpel 3M tape on TT, DT, HT, ST, BB, CS, SS & Taco


    Total wt: 41.0 lbs dead even!


    Special thanks to the folks at Turner for finding one last XL frame.
    Special thanks to jncarpenter for sticker work on the frame and fork.
    Special thanks to Larry at MHC for the kit.
    Special thanks to the few of you who didn't send me hate mail for dragging this out.
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    It's carbon dontcha know.
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    Looking sweet, here's looking forward to Saturday and getting new toys dirty.

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    Your gonna cry like a baby the first time you come off a log and scratch that bad boy!

    That looks like a Blackspire chainguide, is that the DRS?

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    Dang dude, the gold on that thing is blinding!

    Love the sticker work. Can't wait to see some ride shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroder
    Your gonna cry like a baby the first time you come off a log and scratch that bad boy!
    Check the new sig.

    Chainguide: '06 DRS, with a blackspire roller mod.
    Last edited by Bikezilla; 05-01-2008 at 10:36 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Total wt: 41.0 lbs dead even!
    Wow! Nice looking HL you got there...even though it is RED .

    41 # is more than I would expect with that blinged out build and that fork...I guess the frame IS pretty big though. Really nowhere to shave weight other than the spring...but, 41 pounds is damned respectable.

    Once again, very nice bike.
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    Wow
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    and here I thought you were kidding all this time.

























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    I hate you becuase you use a photo hosting site that my work blocks so I can't see the pictures for another 6-7 hours.

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    I hate our IT guys, I can't look at your pics. Now I have to wait 'til I get home.

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    Well done 'zilla. I agree your stem is kinda long for that bike. Are you thinking of going 50mm? If so you should switch the stems as soon as you can so you do not get used to that long one.
    "The best you've ridden is the best you know" - Paul Thede, Race Tech

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    Congrats! She's a beauty. I'm digging the rear Maxle. I may need one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Your gonna cry like a baby the first time you come off a log and scratch that bad boy!
    Homers prefer to repaint or change frames every 6 months, so they can repost. This is a non-issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan_sykes81
    I hate our IT guys, I can't look at your pics. Now I have to wait 'til I get home.
    Here's a few highlights...

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    Extreme stationary biker.

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    Nice one.

    No scrimping on that build.
    Stay off the brakes

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    Holy FOCK!

    That's all I have to say about that.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Nice Zilla! At long last 41 lbs you say? Cripes I still dont know how I have my RFX built up to 44lbs when that thing is only 41lbs.

    Enjoy!

    Buzz

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    Handlebar?

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    Sweet...nice ape hangers!!!





    How bout a wheelie bar to complete the look?


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    BIG RED. good to see the tradition continue.

    i hope you got some baggies if yer gonna sport a bike that BOSS lookin'!

    Can't wait to see some air under that thing.
    lets not make it a religion, it is recreation

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    ZABOWT TIME!

    Nice work as always.
    {Principal Skinner} Hmm. Whoever did this is in very deep trouble.
    {Martin} And a sloppy speller too. The preferred spelling of 'wiener' is w - i - e - n - e - r, although 'e - i' is an acceptable ethnic variant.

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    No wonder it took so long, looks like you had your drive train on the wrong side for awhile there.



    Looks good, at least as much as a bike that big with wheels that small can. And in red at that.

    I was seriously trying to get down to Diablo Saturday, but it looks like my (FR) build is actually taking longer than yours.
    ''It seems like a bit of a trend, everyone trying to make things longer over the last couple of years" Sam Hill

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    Lumbee: About the Bars I forget but the color is pure Rattle-can express. The Supercharger too.

    3-coats of primer, 3-coats of color, 3-coats of clear. We'll see if it holds up. I masked off the stem clamp and grips area of the bars to make sure the paint would not interfere with the clamping grip. Also masked off the OD of the supercharger since it'll get grounded frequently.

    It's quite possible the Lexan and the paint won't get along well and it might decrease the SC's lifespan. It should last till I find someting in the color I want. In other words don't try this at home.

    Hey Bob, my bad on stealing your title in the other thread. Too much in a hurry to think I might have seen it somewhere before.

    Other thoughts: Maxle... Hmm seems no easier than a hex wrench. Maybe slightly more fuss. Nice anyway.

    The lever feel on the Formula brakes are nice, firm well modulated sorta like my Shimanos but with more balls. Can't wait to see how they work for real. Seems a shame the gold bore caps are on the inside.

    I can't find a Ti spring in my wt for the Chubbie, not even at Obtainium. I was going to rattlecan the steel spring but it's neigh imposssible to get off. Maybe later.

    I gotta say the 90mm stem doesn't feel wrong at all. But I'll give a shorter one a try. Since the XL HL is WAAAAAAAAAAY longer in the TT than my Large '06 Pack I should have room to spare.

    This is a BIG bike... it feels like it too. Can't wait to ride this badboy for real.

    Quote Originally Posted by miles e
    it looks like my (FR) build is actually taking longer than yours.
    Oh yeah, sure NOW you admit it.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles e
    I was seriously trying to get down to Diablo Saturday, but it looks like my (FR) build is actually taking longer than yours.
    Git 'er done!

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    Thats a sharp bike, Zilla. Any plans on hitting Diablo after opening weekend?

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    X9 instead of XO?

    Wait untill you get some time on the Formula Ones, you'll be impressed.
    And yes, at least put a 70mm stem on if not the 50mm that bike is begging for.


    Looks very nice, now go ride that beast off something.

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    X.0? x.9 seem to get the job done. But I gotta say the '06/07 cable change is a royal PITA!!!!

    Thanks for the tips on doing the engraving.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    SWEET!!!! Glad to see you got ahold of an XL. Mine is roomy enough for a 50mm stem, I've even thought of going with a 40mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Hey Bob, my bad on stealing your title in the other thread. Too much in a hurry to think I might have seen it somewhere before.
    Just as long as you realize we both stole it from Aqua...
    {Principal Skinner} Hmm. Whoever did this is in very deep trouble.
    {Martin} And a sloppy speller too. The preferred spelling of 'wiener' is w - i - e - n - e - r, although 'e - i' is an acceptable ethnic variant.

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    Just as long as you realize we both stole it from Aqua...
    Who?
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    DUDE! That's awesome! I haven't slept in over a moth waiting on your build, just clicking the refresh button hoping this post would come up!
    Awesome build, enjoy it!

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    Hey!
    ...nice poofta theme bike ya got there....






    *I don't care what you say, the first scar is gonna hurt a little....
    After that, it's game on
    ...every day sends future to past...

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    Finally, your road bike is ready. I'll send you a ticket and you can come over and ride to the shops with me




    Tis truly a thing of beauty, well worth the wait. Congrats

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    You can just tow the Neuticles in a BOB trailer.

    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    BZ,
    That's the finest trail bike I've seen to date.

    Nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    You can just tow the Neuticles in a BOB trailer.

    ...
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    Nice Zilla - This past winter we built the perfect trail for you to test that b!tch out on see you soon!

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    Fatty May see you tomorrow. I gotta dial it in for Saturday at Diablo's opening day.

    Jabber, I might see you then. I should be easy to spot, as I'll be the guy with a bucket of soapy water next to the lift.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Effin Ay, nice build Z ! Yea, i'm with you on the bling'n gold caps on the inside of the formulas. But they do feel nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Fatty May see you tomorrow. I gotta dial it in for Saturday at Diablo's opening day.
    Give me a call between 9:30 - 10:00 tonight or early tomorrow morning - I'm off tomorrow and was planning on building but can be persuaded to see your maiden voyage

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    It's carbon dontcha know.
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    My Highline practise was riding down 5th Avenue then back up Park Ave :/

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    'Zilla I'll trade you my fireplace for that there bike

    Whaddaya say? I'll even throw in a set of toe clips.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    awesome new ride, BZ!


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    WOW, I guess I won't have any trouble finding you at Diablo. I'll have to get a pic of our Highlines together Bling an BLAH....

    We'll see you guys there rain or shine.

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    this is all a sham. photochopped i say! theres no way that bike is done yet. its only been a year! but if it were true that woulda been a nice lookin rig.
    No, I'm NOT back!

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    Nice job on the cable route. Only 1 spacer? Heresy!
    Hadley rear hub service here and here.

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    Bikezilla,

    Would mine sharing how exactly you managed to get a Maxle to fit through a King HD rear hub???

    Maybe you previously posted and missed it, but I I'd love to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007
    Bikezilla,

    Would mine sharing how exactly you managed to get a Maxle to fit through a King HD rear hub???

    Maybe you previously posted and missed it, but I I'd love to know!
    King 150mm hub, 12mmTA....Maxle rear 12mmTA; a no-brainer


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    Wow 'Zilla ... I gotta say if this bike doesn't make TOM it's a real travesty!

    Very very nice job. I can't believe that thing is all wrapped in 3M, you would never know. Enjoy the new steed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    King 150mm hub, 12mmTA....Maxle rear 12mmTA; a no-brainer
    DUH! Thanks JNC, Don't ask why, but for some reason I was thinking it was a 135 hub,

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    nice! very Bikezilla-like indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan_sykes81
    I hate our IT guys, I can't look at your pics. Now I have to wait 'til I get home.
    Try using Tor with a FireFox proxy plugin. Unless your company is crazy serious about security, that should get you anywhere on the interweb you want to go.

    (Tor + FoxyProxy is how I survived "the internet" in China 4Q07)

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    TOM: he'll lose votes because he is a TEASE and he knows it.























    (Hawt RED bike, Zilla! Now post ride pics, please.)

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    She is a whole lotta bling a ling BZ, looks great to see her finished and ready to roll. Enjoy opening day this weekend, ride it hard....

    Enjoy...
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    Yo Easy rider, now dawg you got it going on tonight yo yo [Randy AM Idol its what I do, entertainment is in short value in NZ]...

    Loving the Zilla sticker that boy sure does some of the nicest decals Ive ever seen going schwing!

    The whole project is defitnitley you, I give ya 2 rides before ya drop that crutch of a stem, rememeber the diablo drop, Trust us!, I don't need a Zilla beside me on the sidelines! all I gonna say about that!

    Rest is stunning a one of a kind WOW and ya even came in under the CC build time record, couldn't resist bro lest ya kept us titilated

    Enjoy, I wanna see ride pixx
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    Wowzaz!!! Looks good Zilla.

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    Daaaaayim!!!
    I like bikes.

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    get some copperslip (anti seaze grease) on the maxle save for sticky moments later. sweet rig, wouldn't last five minutes in the riding conditions we have, nor with the light fingered lot knicking stuff too.

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    Thx for all the great comments folks. I'm off for the first dial-in ride right now!
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    I'm off for the first dial-in ride right now!
    "Tear a shoulder"

    ...or, is that "break a leg"?


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    Wow! TOTM hands down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    "Tear a shoulder"

    ...or, is that "break a leg"?
    Gee thanks, I think.

    First checkout done. Feels solid. Very solid. Drops nicely. Flats feel intuitive.
    Man this thing rides low!
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Gee thanks, I think.

    First checkout done. Feels solid. Very solid. Drops nicely. Flats feel intuitive.
    Man this thing rides low!
    Where's the ride pix, being a Vet Hommer dude this is blatant flouting of the Homer rule of conduct and you should be whipped at the next HC and HL passed to me except its the wrong size dam it, yo lucky escape

    Great to her ya inital shake down feels sweet Zilla, looking forward to hearing more BZ, Im sure you gonna be a proud daddy on that mean beasty..
    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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    DOOD!!!!! You are the king of bling - Liberace lives again!!! Red and gold is so badass. Nice ride man, now we need some pics of you flogging the beast.
    The red couch has moved from Alaska to Florida...

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    TA, I took a few timer shots but they all came out "Before & After" the drop. Timers are great for logs and chutes, but there's too much delay btwn frames for drops. The obvious solution is to ride with others...not a problem.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    TA, I took a few timer shots but they all came out "Before & After" the drop. Timers are great for logs and chutes, but there's too much delay btwn frames for drops. The obvious solution is to ride with others...not a problem.
    Wicked bud, I hear ya on those drops and jumps Ive had similar probs trying to get the timming to match taks ages to setup on ya own with lots of failures!

    Will be patient no doubt u will be grouing it very soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    As long as the frame isn't RED, I don't care if it's made on the moon.
    I'm sooooo confused.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I'm sooooo confused.
    I thought Lizards were color blind

    Might explain allot
    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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    very nice indeed.....enjoy opening day today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    The Blingasaurus Rex:
    Whew, finally ... we were getting tired waiting...





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    Just because I have two red bikes, two red trimmed back packs and lycra shorts, Red baggies and half a dozen red bike shirts, I think it's silly to assume that I am fond of the color.

    Love the dog shots CD.
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    Wow! TOTM hands down.
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    Wawawowee! Very Nice!

    Zilla, looks great man. Congrats on the new rig.....just in time for Diablo, eh?

    Just a head's up on the Gravity Lites. I haven't used a torque wrench on mine yet, so I've been somewhat careful about overtightening the end bolt and the pinch bolts. As a result, mine has come loose a couple of times. Just do a quick check on them after a ride or two. I plan to throw a torque wrench on mine one of these days.

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    Tnx ebx. I'll keep a close eye on the cranks.
    As it is the chainline isn't quite right. I thought it was but in the middle ring the chain will get pulled down to the granny when pedaling in the two largest cogs.

    I noticed that there's a spacer on the drive side spindle and if I remove it, it'll bring the chainrings inboard at least 2.5mm (have to measure the spacer). That will make the NDS way far out and the DS crank arm very close to the chainstay. I will try without the spindle spacer, probably add a BB spacer on the DS and hope it isn't a wash. If so, then I'll try w/o the DS bb spacer and add 2 spacers on the NDS bb. That will leave cranks shifted pretty far to the left though.
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    Well if you've got the answer E, do tell.
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    Ride pics! Ride pics! Ride pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tald
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    Yeah Obi Wan common the chicks need feeding squawk squawk
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    Sexy, Zilla! Make sure and post your impressions about those brakes. Word on the street is that they have better power and mod than the Codes. I call BS!
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    I fully agree on the benefits of a shorter stem! I rode a X4 90x10 for a year or so, then a 70x12 AM stem which felt better with much better handling and control and I just recently switched to a 50x15 FR stem on the RFX and not only does it descend better, but feels better while climbing too, don't have to change ride position at all. Shorter stems are definitely worth the change and can totally have a positive effect on your riding.

    Nice ride and congrats on the new rig! Have fun breakin' her in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    I call BS!
    You were also the last Homer with a death grip on the Avid Mechanicals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    You were also the last Homer with a death grip on the Avid Mechanicals...
    I'll back up- the codes no time on the F Ones but the Codes are fricken awesome and those white one of 6elements on his HL are ruddy well stunning!

    Codes are the non bling real deal baby and Ive never owned Avid mechcanhils like EL C, plus I not a Juicy fan, but Codes rock!

    CD have you come down from hibernation, good to see your Avatar back online
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    New workstation at the office. Locked down from posting pix for the moment. I have a few small drops I'll put up later.

    The Formula T1s feel nice but I've only had about 5 hrs on them in low-speed trail riding. I assume they aren't bedded in yet as they feel about the same on day-2. I haven't played with the power control but the lever reach adj is very nice. The lever blade shape is pretty good considering how spoiled I was with the Dangerboy levers I had.

    The Avy is stooooooooopid plush. Like Honey on icecream plush. Superb for Dh'ing, I'm steadaily turning up the LS compression and adding preload to make it a little more trailable. 4-5' to flat felt and sounded like dropping off a curb. Friggin amazing shock. Frigging amazing bike.

    I changed the oil and greased the inside of one damper cartridge in my '06 66SL....Dayaammmeee, I'd swear this was a coil fork if I hadn't opened it myself. I don't think I'll be getting rid if this fork anytime soon. Renny you can say you told me so.

    Still got Fder and chainline issues to sort. I'll be working on that this week.

    This is one monster of a bike. It ain't no RFX...not even close. Rides suprisingly low considering it's static BB height. Very very stable.

    3+hrs in the woods on day two, and going to flats has been pretty much a non-issue for me. Very impressed in the smooth transition. I like flats.
    Renny you can say you told me so again.

    I didn't make it to Diablo this past w/e but from what I can tell it this badboy would run wild there.
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    [QUOTE=Bikezilla][
    I greased the inside of one damper cartridge in my '06 66SL....Dayaammmeee, I'd swear this was a coil fork if I hadn't opened it myself. I don't think I'll be getting rid if this fork anytime soon. Renny you can say you told me so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    New workstation at the office. Locked down from posting pix for the moment. I have a few small drops I'll put up later.
    I call crutch

    The Formula T1s feel nice but I've only had about 5 hrs on them in low-speed trail riding. I assume they aren't bedded in yet as they feel about the same on day-2. I haven't played with the power control but the lever reach adj is very nice. The lever blade shape is pretty good considering how spoiled I was with the Dangerboy levers I had.
    Nice BZ they sure are producing some sweet stuff, am pleased ya liking em, pity to lose the DB blings they better make some new levers for all the new brake sets out there..

    The Avy is stooooooooopid plush. Like Honey on icecream plush. Superb for Dh'ing, I'm steadaily turning up the LS compression and adding preload to make it a little more trailable. 4-5' to flat felt and sounded like dropping off a curb. Friggin amazing shock. Frigging amazing bike.
    Sweet BZ glad the Avy is a good fit u got Ti

    I changed the oil and greased the inside of one damper cartridge in my '06 66SL....Dayaammmeee, I'd swear this was a coil fork if I hadn't opened it myself. I don't think I'll be getting rid if this fork anytime soon. Renny you can say you told me so.
    Rene got sus 66 sorted, never doubt him, only wish I had got an 06sl with Rene mods

    Still got Fder and chainline issues to sort. I'll be working on that this week.
    One word! up! SingleRing - ok technically thats 2 words ya p u s s y

    This is one monster of a bike. It ain't no RFX...not even close. Rides suprisingly low considering it's static BB height. Very very stable.
    Brillant!

    Now I want one, reality is can't happen, can't abuse it dam it either, ah fock, Im doomed, I drool all day

    3+hrs in the woods on day two, and going to flats has been pretty much a non-issue for me. Very impressed in the smooth transition. I like flats.
    Renny you can say you told me so again.
    If he won't I will

    I didn't make it to Diablo this past w/e but from what I can tell it this badboy would run wild there.
    P u s s y, I want to see Diablo pic of you dropping from that big bridge drop with the Diablo banner! U gonna love that puppy there BZ, would love to ride there with you one day

    PS Prediction Im saying told you so now!!!

    Yo will get a shorter stem and say yo woz right

    Cheers BZ great mini review, hope ya keep it coming even if we playing wit cha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    I didn't make it to Diablo this past w/e but from what I can tell it this badboy would run wild there.
    Yup, its an awesome Diablo bike. I personally like it better there than a full-on DH rig. Its way more happy in the air.

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    Blue Heeler?

    If so a good choice for the coming age of Mad Max....
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    Any updates BZ

    When ya gonna put this in the Highline data base buddy, ya slipping, how can ya get TOM if ya hide this "precious" away, and lack of updates is disturbing to say the least
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    Update:
    I have a 30" Cromag bar and a 50mm X4 stem to put on. First I have to paint the bars. Shoud be on this weekend.

    I've been riding Fo Shizzle's 50mm Diety stem. (gawd the jokes in that line)
    The bike handles nicely on the slopes. The short stem def makes the need for wider bars more obvious.

    I have a scary tendancy to pull the front end up too far on drops & such. I suppose b/c it's easier now.

    Flats are intuitive. I can't help but wonder why I waited so long.

    I went to a local FTF and and one chap I met instantly ID'd me b/c of my adidas...

    Not much big bike time this past week or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Update:
    I have a 30" Cromag bar and a 50mm X4 stem to put on. First I have to paint the bars. Shoud be on this weekend.

    I've been riding Fo Shizzle's 50mm Diety stem. (gawd the jokes in that line)
    The bike handles nicely on the slopes. The short stem def makes the need for wider bars more obvious.

    I have a scary tendancy to pull the front end up too far on drops & such. I suppose b/c it's easier now.

    Flats are intuitive. I can't help but wonder why I waited so long.

    I went to a local FTF and and one chap I met instantly ID'd me b/c of my adidas...

    Not much big bike time this past week or so.
    awesome bro, great to here, couldn't resist the bling of cromag, scandium
    Gold ano updates!

    The pull up thing will go once ya setup is right on the new bars and the angle is right too far forward and that is a result, it took me a few rides after setting up to stop that on the RFX as well, once ya centered and balanced that stops and you will start moving ya weight further forward once ya confidence raises a bit which as wierd as it sounds its allot safer the bigger ya go, if youve snowboarded its a similar thing center fwd better control safer lean back no steering crash results the steper it gets

    I love my Thomsons Im not sure I would go there on a Highline, I personally would have a true DH stem over bling, Sunline something like that! X4 50mm is what Ive run on the RFX though with no issues, I just feel its a little light for going big, with big blokes like us while on the progressive loop, the Fo bar/stem would be better for crashing coming up short drops to flat etc jmo, the X4 will be the sex on toast though with that bar ohh yeah, good to see ya went RW bud, can't wait to see updated pix

    Another way to resist that pull up tendancy is to push into faces of ramps ideally evenly with the knees and shoulders so both ends compress into the dip as you leave the take off the bike will naturally level itself, start small as this takes time to develop a mot technique I was stil getting usd to myself on my bikes, switching so much made it harder to get used to but it is a good tech to learn,workd for drops as well, 100% conssitency not like the pedal technique which take more timming and skill

    I dunno BZ but for me the biggest reason I did the pull up thing was always because of the first time syndrome and gauging the right speed to hit the bigger tranny's maybe its an age thing, those we changes really helped, though on the Dh bike I just went for it, on the smaller travel FS there's not much room for error so harder to get and then ya don't committ as hard which is the opposite of what you should do on smaller travel bike, you have to go for it! once ya get that, the don't the pull up thing will also go, You have the HL so I wouldn't worry to much it can handle it, lastly its also a hang over from clips, so all those things combined take awhile to get out of your system!
    Funny mostly on the DJ hardtail, committment was never an issue maybe because I knew coming up short was never an option

    Anyway thats what I found, and then ya get like me, the tech is sweet ya just go for a big one and **** happens not technique just a mind blank and oh crap

    One word LEAT

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