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    Look mommy, Brown Santa's been!




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    do you need some help opening that box?
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    congrats on the beat up box! youve been hangin around zilla way too much.
    No, I'm NOT back!

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    Needs one or two finishing touches:


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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Needs one or two finishing touches:


    No, I think it's ready to go for that bear to ride on a tightrope at the circus
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    Cool; you're allready further along in your build than Alex is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Cool; you're allready further along in your build than Alex is.
    BULL!!!

    That shows you how much you know Renny. My new bike is DONE. I just wanted a few rides on it before posting.

    But since you forced my hand, here it is:




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    uhhhh... no. thats not it.
    No, I'm NOT back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    uhhhh... no. thats not it.
    ...but, it should be


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    "uhhhh... no. thats not it."
    Says who?

    "...but, it should be"
    Says who??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    "...but, it should be"
    Says who??
    You heard me biatch!


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    Sick my friend on the highline! Hey 'zilla is that a spot? good looking rig also.
    I like bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasea04
    Sick my friend on the highline! Hey 'zilla is that a spot? good looking rig also.
    Looks more like a Sultan to me.

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    Yeah I guess you're right. those are the outlaws in white with the 150x12 rear right, keep us updated as to how they ride, 'cause for the price I'm considering a set.
    I like bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasea04
    Sick my friend on the highline! Hey 'zilla is that a spot? good looking rig also.
    Sultan cauze that's is where it's at.
    Highlines are for poseurs!
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    finally a correct spelling of the word "poseur."

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Sultan cauze that's is where it's at.
    Highlines are for poseurs!

    Poseur's are the elitist poser's, you can tell because of the franco etymological roots
    I like bikes.

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    BZ: I wonder how long before you'll find out that Reba is too short for the bike.
    Are you waiting for proper 29er model from 'zocchi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecka
    BZ: I wonder how long before you'll find out that Reba is too short for the bike.
    Are you waiting for proper 29er model from 'zocchi?
    He could wait for the Fox 120, due next year. QR tho

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    I'm waiting for a 29" version of the 66SL...with a Maxle and a 650B option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pecka
    BZ: I wonder how long before you'll find out that Reba is too short for the bike.
    Are you waiting for proper 29er model from 'zocchi?
    I was looking last night how well the 66 RC2X would fit on the front of my Sultan

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    Spring sizes...what size spring should the DHXc have on it? From talking to Turner I'd asked for a 500 from Go Ride. But the spring says 500 x 2.80, shouldn't that be 2.5?

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    'Zilla got standover!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Spring sizes...what size spring should the DHXc have on it? From talking to Turner I'd asked for a 500 from Go Ride. But the spring says 500 x 2.80, shouldn't that be 2.5?
    you're good to go; fox labels most of their 2.5 stroke shock springs as 2.75 or 2.8. It is the right spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    "uhhhh... no. thats not it."
    Says who?
    Well, it does have J7s and you just ordered ONES. Just for starters.

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    Cheers Rene, I'd just been scouring through all the HL pics and finally found one with a spring close-up.

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    Hooo boy Beka , next thing you're gonna tell me my cleats don't match the pedals.
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    Loving how the cockpit has turned out:

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    That's hot!
    You could paint your coil spring white!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    You could paint your coil spring white!
    Didn't someone else do that? It didn't end well if I remember right!

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    Sweet, sweet sweet!!!! Love the bike 6th! Though you never struck me as a HL guy?

    But that's probably cause when I meat you, you were on a road bike... I mean Sultan.
    Can't stop, Won't stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    That's hot!
    You could paint your coil spring white!
    I thought carbon fiber tape was the ticket . . .


    That is one nice Highline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackagness
    But that's probably cause when I meat you, you were on a road bike... I mean Sultan.
    At least he was riding !!!







    Nice bike 6th The white looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Hooo boy Beka , next thing you're gonna tell me my cleats don't match the pedals.
    Do they match or not? Just yankin' your chain, man. Are you going to Diablo next week?? I will be at work, but I am planning on heading out for the second Sat.

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    6th,

    That is total coolness. Get it dirty you festoonomer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Sultan cauze that's is where it's at.
    Preach it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by soulfly_NYC
    6th,

    That is total coolness. Get it dirty you festoonomer.
    Those grips will stay clean for all of about 10 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Spring sizes...what size spring should the DHXc have on it? From talking to Turner I'd asked for a 500 from Go Ride. But the spring says 500 x 2.80, shouldn't that be 2.5?
    The measurement of 2.8 is the maximum distance the coil can compress before it binds. You have the right spring.

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    I have always like the dark bikes with the white accents. Yours is especially nice 6thE!

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    Okay....what size chainring bolt do I need for the rear hanger? Mine doesn't seem to have come with one. Despite me looking in the box 20 times it definitely wasn't/isn't in there.

    Edit: Just tried one from one of my cranksets and it wasn't long enough to catch properly :/
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    Nice! Congrats man!
    Does this mean a trip to Highland is in the cards next time your up?
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    Diablo opens next weekend and my group is sure to do a couple of road trips this year up to the Mountains in your neck of the woods

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    That bike is going to be hot. I love the white on black.
    Team Sanchez; "Always hittin the upper lip"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nybike1971
    Didn't someone else do that? It didn't end well if I remember right!
    I've had good luck painting both MTB and MX springs. You have to take the time to sand them a bit and then paint them with 4 or 5 light coats. I don't recommend using a roller, but "appliance" spray paint works good. The last spring I did was metalic silver and it looks very close to Ti on my MX bike.

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    6E, I found a white spring pic for you:

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    Are you saying I need to copy Foshizzler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Are you saying I need to copy Foshizzler?
    Oh heavens no, I wouldn't insult anyone like that. Only a pimp would ride an RFX like Fo's.
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    I am spewing milk out my nose, damn you rene.

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    Almost done, wrap a tube around the chainstay, cut the steerer, shorten brake hoses, finish indexing the gears. Claim my PhD from MIT for fitting and tuning the front Saint Der.




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    man that front tire looks huge!
    that is a clean machine.

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    really nice!

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    You planning a trip to Alaska?
    Can't stop, Won't stop.

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    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmm E!

    Lookin at that Highline of yours sure gots me jonsing for one.
    Funny, I have a set of Gravity cranks and Wellgo mags too.

    Dude you're doing the 3M skinning after putting the parts on? Actually that's what's been holding me up. I wanted to wrap the bike first... what a PITA. It's good stuff but finding the uninterupted time it takes to sit there and measure cut and apply full length sheets is tough. Smaller strips are much easier to work with though. That Xpel stuff is really good when it's done right. Invisible and shines like fresh paint.

    Love those Outlaw wheels!
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    Before the first ride:


    After the first ride:


    A dirty looking Highline



    Great day on the mountain

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    Niiiice the way it should be.
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    Nice!
    How did you like it? Doesn't look like you got the rain down there that we got today.
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    Plenty of rain first thing, it was raining for most of the drive over and only stopped 5 minutes from Mountain Creek.

    Lots of fun, already looking forward to the next trip.

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    Glad you had a good day.
    We rode in the pouring rain all day. It was actually not too bad a day.
    I've got to get down and check out that place. Now I only need a bigger bike.............
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    Holy f o c k i n moly batman how did I miss this I think I just creamed myself!

    Dam Im loving the Grey and Raw frames for sometime time now but that is outstanding 2 colors, Well done 6th Element, **** makes me love the HL even more, when I see that I can't believe it may not be in the line up one day!

    Shitz theyre stunning, loving the Turner saddle been coverting one of those for ages am sooooooooo envious DHR and HL arghhhhh you guys are killing me, maybe my stupid service provider will kill me off again so I don't have to punish myself looking at these stunning rigs, between u and BZ and others its torture!

    Awesome dude give us the warps and hopefully some ride piccs might ease my pain some more..

    Plus not sure what u guys have been on but everyones been hilarious in this thread well done some good vibes a chilling glad we all playing well in the sandpit together


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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    loving the Turner saddle been coverting one of those for ages
    Have you tried one? I took mine off after 1 ride....harsh!

    What am I thinking though? I forgot that for Homers it's all about how you look.

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    Downhill on the Highline yesterday, back on the Sultan for the first XC race in the series this season.

    I'll take a podium place every time, Yeah Baby!


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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck
    Have you tried one? I took mine off after 1 ride....harsh!

    What am I thinking though? I forgot that for Homers it's all about how you look.
    Ahh whodaphuck, I never sen one here in the flesh, the trickle down thoery dosen't exisit from the US to NZ, so no my rear arse has never go close, they look comfy and others I thought I had read liked em, they just look to have a good shape, rectums are very much different though to aqny other comfort component and I rarely judge people by there saddle as its very personal component
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    There's been a few different models of Turner saddle, the one on my HL I picked up a while ago when I was trying to find a spare for the one on my Sultan. They're very different, whodap, sent you a PM about yours.

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    Evening of maintenance last night after a muddy day testing the HL on Saturday then a muddy race with the Sultan yesterday. I need to employ someone to do my job so I've got enough time to do my wrenching.

    The Highline and its bigger brother:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Evening of maintenance last night after a muddy day testing the HL on Saturday then a muddy race with the Sultan yesterday. I need to employ someone to do my job so I've got enough time to do my wrenching.

    The Highline and its bigger brother:
    6th a stunnning Turner stable, I really like the Sultan but I struggle to think of ever replacing the Spot with one! but I lie ya shcemes colors etc

    Nice work
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Almost done, wrap a tube around the chainstay, cut the steerer, shorten brake hoses, finish indexing the gears. Claim my PhD from MIT for fitting and tuning the front Saint Der.



    Dude your bike is almost the same combo as mine! Only thing mine is a DHR.
    Good choice of colour combi hee hee hee hee

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Evening of maintenance last night after a muddy day testing the HL on Saturday then a muddy race with the Sultan yesterday. I need to employ someone to do my job so I've got enough time to do my wrenching.

    The Highline and its bigger brother:
    Get the HL neutered before you have a bunch of 650b puppies riding around your apartment.

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    Sweet bikes!

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