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    Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor Gloom of Night...

    ...will keep our beloved Brown Santa from his appointed rounds.

    I planned a day off today, figured I'd get plenty of little things done, maybe even a ride...snow changed all that.
    The good news is it didn't slow down UPS one bit .


    Build plans later...much later.

    And now a Poseur-Snob declaration: If you only have one Turner, You're off the back!
    (yeah I know two bikes are NBD with this crowd...feels goooooood anyway)
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    Oooooh. Two Turners. How decadent.
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    mmmh, it ain't red?
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    Cool, how do you plan on building it, striping the spot?
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    Nice

    It's about time.

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    Nice, but GREY?? The anti-bling chroma? The definition of lack of hue? I gotta see what you hang on there to redeem (distinguish) youself!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    And now a Poseur-Snob declaration: If you only have one Turner, You're off the back!
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    Noooooo, I am so off the back. I only have one turner!
    "zilla, I had no idea. Congrats, that looks nice. Hurry up with the build list please.
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    You dog!, very nice, I'm jealous

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    Rumor has it that Grey is the new Black, but I'm not buying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat
    Rumor has it that Grey is the new Black, but I'm not buying it.
    That is one big tub of donuts you have there 'Zilla.

    Looking forward to reading about the first impressions.

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    Way to go, two thrilla's for Bikezilla! What parts ya got in mind?

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    Zilla,

    Welcome to the Poseur-Snob 2 Turner clique. Now just think about how nice it would be to have a lightweight trailbike...

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    Sweeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!! Very anti-bling, gonna have to spice it up with some purple ano or something like that. The donut bin is a nice touch, you can stock up for the snowy days.

    I feel so poseur-inferior now with only one Turner...
    The red couch has moved from Alaska to Florida...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Noooooo, I am so off the back. I only have one turner!
    "zilla, I had no idea. Congrats, that looks nice. Hurry up with the build list please.
    Nice Zilla. Now we all know it won't stay grey.



    Renegade - you are so off the back. Even I have 2 Turners.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Very nice. What size spring, 700#?

    I just noticed the donut photochop, clever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Nice Zilla. Now we all know it won't stay grey.



    Renegade - you are so off the back. Even I have 2 Turners.
    SSINGA, are you counting your wife's bike? Is that fair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    SSINGA, are you counting your wife's bike? Is that fair?
    It fits me and has most of my old parts. It counts!
    Nothing to see here.

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    I thought Zilla donned a red cap and jacket, went riding in the crap conditions we have in NY right now and HE was the "Brown Santa."

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    "PackZilla".
    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    Congrats, Zilla!!!!! Great looking frame!!!

    I hate to break this to you........ but...... that frame is not red

    Keep this up and you'll be drummed right out of the Pooftah Society!!!!

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    Very nice BZ, now that you have your Moab bike....

    How high are the honeydos stacked???
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    Zilla must of locked himself in the basement with it or something, guess he needs another internet conn. and puter for the basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    It fits me and has most of my old parts. It counts!
    Rumor has it he has to take the trash out before riding/looking at it
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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Zilla must of locked himself in the basement with it or something, guess he needs another internet conn. and puter for the basement.

    Maybe too many donuts -- too full to type???
    The red couch has moved from Alaska to Florida...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Chris
    Maybe too many donuts -- too full to type???
    Zilla's new Avatar! I partook of a few glazed Blueberry KrispyKremes myself this morning

    Nothing to see here.

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    That and maybe a little heat.

    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Zilla must of locked himself in the basement with it or something, guess he needs another internet conn. and puter for the basement.
    I'm having too much fun reading the backflow... I love you guys too!

    Not RED??? bu-bu-but the guy swore Grey was the new Red...goodness what will I do?

    The "Off the Back" statement was aimed squarely at Rene and SS . SS...your wife's bike only counts if you ride wearing one of Aqua's skirts. Speaking of Aqua and skirts...If you look at the seat tube you'll clearly see the special "Aquabooty-gusset" . I got a big grin when I saw that.

    dstix & 2TNE called it. Almost all of the HD stuff xfers over from the Spot and then it goes XC. I will be mounting up that spanky old-school rainbow headbage Rando hooked me up with. Thanks man, this is just what I've been saving it for! The Z1AM will be going up on the classifides.

    The DHX spring is 800# (as the Fox flies ) Homer don't play.

    I love the Doughnut box. I need a Big arsed Krispy Creme sticker on one and a Brooklyn Brewery sticker on the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    I need a Big arsed Krispy Creme sticker on one and a Brooklyn Brewery sticker on the other.
    No doubt you'll be installing one of these on the pack -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    The "Off the Back" statement was aimed squarely at Rene and SS . SS...your wife's bike only counts if you ride wearing one of Aqua's skirts.
    You can tell the wifes bike was built for me (secretly). Would any sane guy buy Hope mono mini and a sweet adjustable fork for a woman who doesn't care to ride that much???

    I guess if I have to ride it in a skirt ...so be it.

    Baby Blue is the new Pink ya know.
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    Did you guys know 'Zilla's famous?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    I guess if I have to ride it in a skirt ...so be it.

    Baby Blue is the new Pink ya know.
    Cutthroat you did such an excellent job with 'Zilla's magazine cover, can you take a pic from SSINGA's park riding thread and put a skirt on him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Cutthroat you did such an excellent job with 'Zilla's magazine cover, can you take a pic from SSINGA's park riding thread and put a skirt on him?
    That requires the skills of a Tscheezy I'm afraid.... my Roxio Photosuite won't do trim, cut 'n pastes - (note to self - get Photoshop). Rode the new 5 Spot this morning early on frozen deathcrust and ice balls - it was awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    (yeah I know two bikes are NBD with this crowd...feels goooooood anyway)
    what!? I have been so obsessed with adding a second this week that my productivity has dropped even further. And now you go and do this. Theres nothing worse than being short and off the back combined, well except maybe the wrath of the SO...bike number two is at the top of the honey don't list.

    screw it I'm doing it too, maybe, arghhhhh

    more pics please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Cutthroat you did such an excellent job with 'Zilla's magazine cover, can you take a pic from SSINGA's park riding thread and put a skirt on him?
    I believe you're thinking of jncarpenter...photochopping pooftaware is his specialty
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Zilla's new Avatar! I partook of a few glazed Blueberry KrispyKremes myself this morning
    If we only had a Krispy Kreme in Alaska...
    The red couch has moved from Alaska to Florida...

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    Zilla

    Congrats on the new edition. Once the weather warms it will be time get busy at Ninham !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    what!? I have been so obsessed with adding a second this week that my productivity has dropped even further. And now you go and do this. Theres nothing worse than being short and off the back combined, well except maybe the wrath of the SO...bike number two is at the top of the honey don't list.

    screw it I'm doing it too, maybe, arghhhhh
    Here's how I did it Wreck -
    Buy your first Turner (for me it was MTBikerX's O2) - restore it - ride it -
    Buy a Burner frame - sell the O2
    Take the proceeds - buy a Gunnar HT frame - restore it - build it - ride it once - sell it
    Take the proceeds - buy a Spot Brand SS - build it - ride it - sell it
    Take the proceeds - buy an Azonic Saber frame - restore it -build it - ride it twice - sell it -
    Take the proceeds - buy a well loved 5 Spot frame - restore it - build it - ride it - KEEP IT
    It only took me 2 years - technically the Spot is all profit, if you don't count all the tool$$ I had to acquire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat
    Here's how I did it Wreck...
    Well, turns out my SO is a master at such things, she knows how to turn stuff and therefore is allowed to have multiple bikes, although she did take a bit of a beating on her Burner. Myself, I go with the trash it until its worthless route .

    Back on topic....

    Zilla,
    fork?
    Keeping the spot?
    Keeping only the back half of the spot?

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    Grey? Grey!?! You are soooo not a Poofta anymore. Big Gay Al has no love for the Zilla. Welcome to the pack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    Grey? Grey!?! You are soooo not a Poofta anymore. Big Gay Al has no love for the Zilla. Welcome to the pack!

    No, he's good if he's got the "Rainbow Warrior" Head tube badge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    fork?
    Keeping the spot?
    Keeping only the back half of the spot?
    more pics...
    -Fork? Yep.
    -Keeping the spot? Yep. the Spot will get all the light stuff I swapped out.
    -More Pix? Hmmm... I gotta get creative...

    Crash, since I still have the Spot I'm still down with BGA...I gotta have some red in my life.
    Speakin of which, are you guys SURE grey isn't the new red?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat
    That requires the skills of a Tscheezy I'm afraid.... my Roxio Photosuite won't do trim, cut 'n pastes - (note to self - get Photoshop). Rode the new 5 Spot this morning early on frozen deathcrust and ice balls - it was awesome!
    Use Irfan View in the meantime. It's free and easy to use.

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    Congrats! Now when is the Highline arriving
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    donuts

    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat
    Rumor has it that Grey is the new Black, but I'm not buying it.

    WHOA! thats a huge box of donuts back there!!!!
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    'Zilla, whatever you do, don't look at this thread.

    Too many shiny red bits. My credit card started smoking by the time I got to the bottom of the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkullCrack
    I guess he's forgotten all about his pack...
    that bike is trick though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    I guess he's forgotten all about his pack...
    that bike is trick though.
    The only thing that will make him forget his Pack is the new Highline DT just sent him.
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    nice

    [QUOTE=Bikezilla]I'm having too much fun reading the backflow... I love you guys too!

    Not RED??? bu-bu-but the guy swore Grey was the new Red...goodness what will I do?

    The "Off the Back" statement was aimed squarely at Rene and SS . SS...your wife's bike only counts if you ride wearing one of Aqua's skirts. Speaking of Aqua and skirts...If you look at the seat tube you'll clearly see the special "Aquabooty-gusset" . I got a big grin when I saw that.

    dstix & 2TNE called it. Almost all of the HD stuff xfers over from the Spot and then it goes XC. I will be mounting up that spanky old-school rainbow headbage Rando hooked me up with. Thanks man, this is just what I've been saving it for! The Z1AM will be going up on the classifides.

    The DHX spring is 800# (as the Fox flies ) Homer don't play.



    Bikezilla,
    Nice. What fork is going on there? Hey, if you really want to go XC, get rid (?) of the Spot and get a Burner! I love mine.
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    Aquabooty Gusset?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla

    Speaking of Aqua and skirts...If you look at the seat tube you'll clearly see the special "Aquabooty-gusset" . I got a big grin when I saw that.
    WTF is an "Aquabooty Gusset"? How's does this differentiate from a conventional taco?


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    Prolly like this...



    Must have somthing to do with your morbidly obese, cellulite choked butt?
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    Heh, tnx for the clarification Ts.

    Okay I've had my fun. You fellas know me well enough to know as beautiful as the grey finish is, it's not me. I picked grey as a saftey JIC I got too stoked to wait for a round trip to crayola. I already had my next color picked out...then it got all popular so I have to think a bit.

    BTW I isn't the taco is technically a brace?
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    Practice Glamor Shots

    Playing with the camera for some practice shots for when the final finish is done.












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    If you put some flowers in the head and seat tube, and some candles in the candle holders, you and your new love could spend a romantic evening together.

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    [QUOTE=Bikezilla]Playing with the camera for some practice shots for when the final finish is done.


    Holy Crap!!!!

    Even your curtains are blinged out in GOLD!



    Hoooooweeeeeeee.
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    Bits n such...













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    [QUOTE=Bikezilla]Playing with the camera for some practice shots for when the final finish is done.





    'Zilla - I'm sure the SO was delighted to have that all over the dining room furniture. What? Was she away for the weekend? That second shot looks suspiciously like an altar. Put in a couple candles, dim the lights and leave a Krispi Kreme at the shrine each night. You're never going to build that up are you? Just leave it there and worship the Turner Gods.
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    Altar? geeze they're already calling us a cult...mmmm candles eh? Letme go check the cabinets...
    Build? It's going to Spectrum or Olympic this week...just as soon as I decide on a color I know I'll keep.
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    Lol!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    Even your curtains are blinged out in GOLD!
    Now that's funny!!!!!!!

    Yo Zilla, was the wife around when you took those shots? Man that frame is sweet...

    I have to say, the finely appointed home furnishings and the window bling one-ups my couch and every other "clean" bike shot posted. You have raised the bar to a new level -- no longer will the obligitory leaning against a couch or against a garage door suffice.

    Nice colors BTW.
    The red couch has moved from Alaska to Florida...

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    I don't know Chris, that bike leaning againts your red poofta couch picture is a keeper in it's own right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Altar? geeze they're already calling us a cult...mmmm candles eh? Letme go check the cabinets...
    Build? It's going to Spectrum or Olympic this week...just as soon as I decide on a color I know I'll keep.
    A nice Copper color would match the Alter.
    Nothing to see here.

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    If only Pete were around to score these pics... oh and Zilla you've got far too much time on your hands.

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    Rp3??

    Is the RP3 just for the photo shoot?

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    Yep. The RP3 was just to fill the gap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Yep. The RP3 was just to fill the gap.
    And is the gap going to be filled with something other than a stock DHX-coil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    And is the gap going to be filled with something other than a stock DHX-coil?
    Yep, eventually. First it'll be the Stock DHX-C then I'll either get it Pushed or consider one of the new offerings when the dust settles a bit. (CCDB AVYCHBY...)
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    Weaksauce. The head tube badge already fell off.
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    awwww...

    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    I don't know Chris, that bike leaning againts your red poofta couch picture is a keeper in it's own right.
    Thanks for the couch props. One thing I don't have is the Homer Cult altar Cutthroat pointed out, at least not yet...

    One funny thing btw, notice how Zilla took the frame to TWO seperate locations to shoot photos, too much free time??? Now that's some new bling excitement!!!
    The red couch has moved from Alaska to Florida...

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    hey zilla! im stoked for ya pal! good to have ya in the multi turner brigade but id much rather have ya in moab this fall given the choice. but since ya dont have that option this is pretty damn cool.

    red anno w/ custom gold gaphics???? oh yeah! non stop bling baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Nice, but GREY?? The anti-bling chroma? The definition of lack of hue? I gotta see what you hang on there to redeem (distinguish) youself!!

    T,

    One of my co-workers has pointed out to me... Only way to tell what the <i>true</i> colour of something is... put it next to a dark grey background.

    Plus putting a Grey Frame would be great with some Red, ahem, Scarlet bits.

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    Old thread brah... just in case you didn't know the frame didn't stay grey long ... that was never the plan ... but it all worked out in the end.

    Tnx for reading though!
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    Saw that one a few months ago.

    Didn't even click that it was the same bike. Followed linkages from another post in Passion. Can't keep up with everyone, or heck even just Fo's, new bikes.

    Still think that Red and Grey are good colours for a bike, and a bunch of other stuff.

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