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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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    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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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.
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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.
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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....






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    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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    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.
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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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