• 09-17-2014
    Tomiim
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    My Illbike Candy 2013
  • 10-02-2014
    Radioinactive
    those rpfs1's look good on that 240, is it yours?
  • 10-09-2014
    deskjet120
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  • 10-16-2014
    CptKlink
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    I thought i would show off my pretty much finished build/project. Only a few things left to get like new break levers and a seat and seatpost. Still debating on if I want to run a Disk break conversion. Any thoughts on that?

    Build List

    Frame- 4130 ChroMo Steel Stripped from a Department Store Full Rigid 26" DJ
    Crank- Race Face Chester with 170mm Arms
    BB- Race Face Team DH Bottom Bracket Set
    Pedals- VP Components Vice Downhill Pedals
    Chainring- 32T Race Face Narrow/Wide Chianring
    Chain- Black KMC K710SL Superlite Kool Chain
    Headset- Race Face Turbine
    Stem- Answer Rove DJ stem 50mm reach
    Handlebars- Race Face Atlas High Rise 1.25" 31.8mm
    Hubs- SunRingle Super Stock 36 hole 3/8 axle Front and Rear
    Freewheel- 16T GT Ratchet
    Rims- 26" SunRingle Rhyno Lite XL Black 36 Hole
    Spokes- Halo Aurora 264mm 2.0mm/14GA with 12mm Brass Nipples All Black
  • 11-15-2014
    KBueno
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    Currently has a 26" front with a 24" rear. Most likely going to rebuild the rear wheel with a 26" sun ringle rhyno lite this next month. Opinions?

    frame: 2007 ns bikes
    fork: marzocchi DJ 1
    crank: slk


    Attachment 939256
  • 11-16-2014
    J. Random Psycho
    Yes the frame supports 26" wheel so I'd run 26". While you're at upgrading it, also maybe look into e13 Turbocharger 32T-only bashring (smaller, more clearance), and a pivotal saddle/seapost.
  • 12-11-2014
    yem999
    I just bought a 2011 santacruz chameleon intending to try begin to learn how to jump.
    total noob here mainly ride technical xc. don't really know where to begin other than just find a jump feature and try to hit it. any advice?
  • 12-11-2014
    J. Random Psycho
    This book helped me a lot. Instructional videos and watching riders doing it live don't cut it for me as I don't recognize the details of movements. Having my jumps watched over by someone who does see details and recognizes my mistakes, that's the best thing, but good luck finding such an instructor nearby..
  • 12-11-2014
    ZenkiS14
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    I love my toy bikes!!



    Santa Cruz Jackal


    NS Majesty


    Black Market Mob


    NS Capital 24


    Colony Bloody Oath
  • 12-13-2014
    liqwid
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    This book helped me a lot. Instructional videos and watching riders doing it live don't cut it for me as I don't recognize the details of movements. Having my jumps watched over by someone who does see details and recognizes my mistakes, that's the best thing, but good luck finding such an instructor nearby..

    +1 to Lee McCormack's book. BMX tracks are a good place to start if one is near by and if you can start on tables until you get your confidence up.
  • 12-13-2014
    Carmichael
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    Specialized P-Series - RAW frame with DEITY components
  • 01-25-2015
    Chiang Mai
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    My in town bike.
    Attachment 958621 2008 Giant Rincon. Just about everything changed besides the frame, seat, seat post and rear drivetrain (Alvio 8-Speed). Deore crankset. Xotic rigid fork. Avid BB5 disc front, Single Digit rear. No Disc tabs, but works great! Wellgo flats, Crowbar and Bontrager lock-ons.

    I love this bike.
  • 01-25-2015
    AmbientLight
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Chiang Mai View Post
    Attachment 958621 2008 Giant Rincon. Just about everything changed besides the frame, seat, seat post and rear drivetrain (Alvio 8-Speed). Deore crankset. Xotic rigid fork. Avid BB5 disc front, Single Digit rear. No Disc tabs, but works great! Wellgo flats, Crowbar and Bontrager lock-ons.

    I love this bike.

    Nice bike! Ever take it off any sweet jumps?
  • 01-25-2015
    J. Random Psycho
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AmbientLight View Post
    Ever take it off any sweet jumps?

    Ditch the kickstand, slam the saddle and put some real flats on and I might try that..
  • 01-25-2015
    Chiang Mai
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ctrailfreak View Post
    Here's a couple pictures of the new bits...



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AmbientLight View Post
    Nice bike! Ever take it off any sweet jumps?

    No way, been riding bikes about 42 years and still can't "pop a wheelie". Vote for Pedro.
  • 02-11-2015
    Ruckus99ss
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    ns metropolis 2
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  • 02-21-2015
    JFoster
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    Finished up a revamp of my old Mongoose. I originally built this up in '09 I think. Wow, the time.

    Just pulled it out of the garage for a thorough wipe down, some de-stickering, and a fork upgrade. It would be a little more relevant if I ditched the brakes, but I like em.

    '05 Mongoose Ritual frame
    Azonic Outlaws
    '15 Circus Expert
    Soul Cycles stem
    Primo seat and pedals
    Snafu tires and bars
    Odyssey 41 Thermal cranks
  • 05-22-2015
    spicoli-ss
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    NS Suburban
    Attachment 990520Attachment 990521Attachment 990522

    Here is my NS Suburban. :thumbsup:
  • 06-01-2015
    Chiang Mai
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    I got a Hooligan!

    Attachment 992774
  • 07-09-2015
    mdg3d
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    Attachment 1000983
    Still need to drop the fork but I am psyched to have this built up!
  • 08-05-2015
    giantcfr1
    My 2007 Badboy Disc
  • 09-12-2015
    HPIguy
    New to me Steel Reserve 1.2, found it on CL barely used. Always wanted to try out a DJ setup.

  • 10-17-2015
    jcerion929rr
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    Black Market Edit 1

    My dream DJ
  • 10-17-2015
    J. Random Psycho
    I'm not sure which I envy more, the frame or the weather you're having. )
    Go get it dusty!

    But why Saint brake?
  • 10-17-2015
    jcerion929rr
    I was gonna go with XT, but would have had to wait a couple weeks (through their EP program) so I just went with the saints instead.
  • 10-18-2015
    noosa2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jcerion929rr View Post
    Black Market Edit 1

    My dream DJ

    Yeah, that is nice. Which velocity rims are you running?
  • 10-18-2015
    jcerion929rr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    Yeah, that is nice. Which velocity rims are you running?

    They are blunt 35's laced to chris king hubs.
  • 10-20-2015
    Jasdeep
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    Attachment 1023277

    Raised the seat for some xc riding
  • 12-15-2015
    TitanofChaos
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    Old Fart checking in, rode a lot of BMX before I got my drivers license, always wanted a DJ but got into XC riding, I keep seeking bigger rollers and berms so I finally got back around to it.

    pretty cheap build, mostly from my parts bin but here's the build specs

    09 STP frame
    36 spoke rhyno lite wheels
    Marz DJ2 fork
    Spank tweet stem/bars
    Juicy 3 brakes
    Zee shifter/derailer
    XT cassette
    Holzfeller cranks/Renthal single chainring

    Attachment 1035761
  • 12-15-2015
    J. Random Psycho
    That's a versatile bike indeed. I considered building on that frame too but then decided in favor of a 2nd gen Transition Bank because it could run Hammerschmidt.

    You may need something to keep the chain on top of the front cog so it doesn't fall off to the left. And maybe a front brake for more versatility?
  • 12-15-2015
    TitanofChaos
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    That's a versatile bike indeed. I considered building on that frame too but then decided in favor of a 2nd gen Transition Bank because it could run Hammerschmidt.

    You may need something to keep the chain on top of the front cog so it doesn't fall off to the left. And maybe a front brake for more versatility?

    both brakes will be run, neither brake is mounted in the picture ;)

    I was pondering chain retention, the Zee derailer seems like it has a pretty good clutch, for now I'll wait and see how often I even use the climbing gears, if it becomes an issue

    I was actually planning to just run it SS but a decent tensioner costs more than what I paid for the derailer and the cassette was in the parts bin
  • 12-15-2015
    J. Random Psycho
    Lol! I'm so very used to seeing if there's a front brake and not used at all to seeing if the rear one is there. And can't stop myself from making assumptions, such as: "it's a photo of a rideable bike, there's no front brake, but the drivetrain is multispeed, so the rear brake is surely present".

    Chain tensioning for SS is going to be an issue indeed. Perhaps eventually you could use a WI ENO Eccentric hub there. Not cheap too but it excludes tensioner from the build, gets you a stronger wheel, and a much more reliable and modular rear hub/freewheel solution.
  • 12-16-2015
    bmf032
    Sweet looking ride!
  • 04-19-2016
    CHINOTAKER
    Ragley marley 2016 on slicks


    When people say don't do it: Do it!
  • 04-20-2016
    SJEVO
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    2015 P3
    Rockshox Pike DJ
    Spank Spike enduro28
    Schwalbe Table Tops
    Truvativ Descendant
    AbsoluteBlack 36-16
    KMC X10sl
    Twenty6 Predators
    Shimano XT 160
    Deity BlackLabel @ 29"
    Twenty6 F1.2
    Deity Enoki
    AbsoluteBlack top cap
    Deity Pyston pivotal
    Twenty6 clamp
    Tree Bike Co. saddle
    Gusset SS
  • 04-24-2016
    heyjamesguesswhat
    Nice Ragley. You build it up or is it a spec bike? I've had my eye on those frames waiting for them to make a 27.5 and they did it this year. Just gotta pull the trigger...
  • 04-27-2016
    CHINOTAKER
    thanks! Is my build. I was surprise with the quality/price of it from crc by the way. my frame is the smallest one