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    Eye Heart Ventana

    Some "Stuff" came today that will enhance the Ventana stable....and to think, I was actually retarded enough to stray

    For the El Comandante (night night POS King headset....done with you! And CC 110 are WAY too ghey and homer approved for my liking)



    For the precious El Rey - front and back; replacing Juicy 7s that El Beastiality was using when he sold me the bike. Formulas were tempting but Squeaky recommended them so I had not choice but to go with something else; tried and true Hopes and not to mention, Formulas are becoming too Homer approved as well for me to stomach.





    And finally, got rid of the lame RFX. Actually, it was a great bike and hell, much nicer than the new XC versions but still, it aint no Ventana El Salt (since I suck at wrenching) is gonna put the pieces together for me hopefully this week. Not great pictures but you have seen it before anyway...will doll it up with some new stickers (maybe from Jay?) and clean off the rest of the dirt that the Beast was kind enough to leave on the bike . Paint job is robust as heck....can just feel the quality. Will give the air shock a chance. Heck, it has an anti-bottom out feature built in (not sure its available to average joe either) so I am sure it will be more than enough for this girl.

    (ignore zip tie for now...staying there to keep parts in place)







    and to gussy her up a bit to make it even gheyer, a new bashguard was ordered. Also put one on my El Rey; they are a great bashguard indeed and weigh only 12 friggin grams more than the big ring which is pretty darn light, if you care about that stuff


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    yummy yummy. nice paint job.... Go the new bits n bobs
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    I remember that paint job, very nice! Formula brakes are El Rey approved (at least on mine) and no homer is going to force me away. Heck I'm just lucky I didn't see pictures of JNC's One brakes before I got mine, that would have cost me some extra $$$. Enjoy the rides and I may get one of those bash guards as well, I'm not sure if I would ever use the large chain ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinfan
    I remember that paint job, very nice! Formula brakes are El Rey approved (at least on mine) and no homer is going to force me away. Heck I'm just lucky I didn't see pictures of JNC's One brakes before I got mine, that would have cost me some extra $$$. Enjoy the rides and I may get one of those bash guards as well, I'm not sure if I would ever use the large chain ring.
    seriously, large rings are lame. this bash "looks" super tough for sure.....poly, pretty thick, and SUPER light.....comes in cool colors heck, the white is pretty subtle compared to th e13 white so go for it!

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    Dude...your stable rocks! Sherwood should make you honorary boot licker/mascot!!!



    BTW...I've run out of stuff to sell you bike wise. How about either of these deals?

    My Ducati 996cc superbike powered go cart.....good to 185 mph:




    Or my Toyota Supra MKIV twin turbo.....(bring snow shovel to dig out):





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    Beast - are we allowed to ask if the Terremoto is going to be replaced, and if so, by what?

    Good to know that the snow camo Moto is going to a good home. Nice choice Fo.

    Them RFXs are like a-holes - everyone has one.

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    Gheyest thread EVAR

    But seriously E, that is the chit there. I really dig the matte powerdercoat on the 'Moto, and am jealous since that is the bike I want. Good choice of headset, the Orbit Extremes are good at taking punishment. Can't wait to see it built up.

    Is that a large?

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    Glad the Moto is finally home, Fo!

    you and El Salt should get building ASAP!

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    Well Fo, grow some balls and come down and meet Aqua and I for soem training on that there sweet bike
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    Can't wait to see it built up and then sit on a wall somewhere!

    I have heard some pretty good things about the Hope HS's...I'll be interested to see what you think. Hambone and I both run those Gamut bashes...they are perfect.

    Great to see you added another one to the stable. Post up some more once it's actually rolling. You could really use a coil shock though...a Push'd RP23 is the only air shock I would even think of running...so it might work out perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle

    and to gussy her up a bit to make it even gheyer, a new bashguard was ordered. Also put one on my El Rey; they are a great bashguard indeed and weigh only 12 friggin grams more than the big ring which is pretty darn light, if you care about that stuff

    Am liking the Bashring Big Time, you will like it am sure Fo
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    I recommended that bashring to Fo. He's such a follower.
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    I recommended that bashring to Fo. He's such a follower.
    I thought Fo was copying the Nicolai Build............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Drivel
    But seriously E, that is the chit there. I really dig the matte powerdercoat on the 'Moto, and am jealous since that is the bike I want. Good choice of headset, the Orbit Extremes are good at taking punishment. Can't wait to see it built up.

    Is that a large?
    it is a large. headset was provided by El Beastiality which was great. The headtube is 1.5" and since I will be keeping fork from RFX (1.125") I needed a 1.5 to 1.125 reducer headset and beastro no longer did so it worked out right. While King does make a reducer version it is serious coin anyway, and i am not one to spend money.

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    Not wanting to hijack the thread, but what is so POS about a King headset? Or did I miss some sarcasm?

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    wish i would have seen these bad boys earlier



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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK
    Not wanting to hijack the thread, but what is so POS about a King headset? Or did I miss some sarcasm?
    perhaps POS is harsh, though I have had horrible creaking from 2 now in my day. Squeaky, Aqua, Larry, to name a few (Larry should not be in the same sentence as those two numbnutz so forgive me larry), are yet other examples of folks with creaking kings that could no longer be tolerated. TONS of threads on it, not that mtbr means jack, but I have had and have known lots of folks with same issue when moving to a single speed or long travel fork.

    besides, people are overly protective of their precious king parts so its a good choice to bash on

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    The Orbit Extremes are good value, I thought I was having a good run, I then needed to remove it for a fork change on a steed, the HS was basically focked after a year with not alot of riding......

    It will for sure do the job, but I have read more crap stories than good about the Orbit HS, more so when people have gone to do maintenance....

    Sorry to jack this thread............
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    perhaps POS is harsh, though I have had horrible creaking from 2 now in my day. Squeaky, Aqua, Larry, to name a few (Larry should not be in the same sentence as those two numbnutz so forgive me larry), are yet other examples of folks with creaking kings that could no longer be tolerated. TONS of threads on it, not that mtbr means jack, but I have had and have known lots of folks with same issue when moving to a single speed or long travel fork.

    besides, people are overly protective of their precious king parts so its a good choice to bash on
    You can add me to that list too.

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    This far have not had any issues with the 1.5 CK HS on the Nicolai..... Also have a 1.5 CK with a reducer on the other steed... Time will tell for sure...

    I have not had any problems with my CK headsets, one is getting on a bit now, and she is all good...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSutton1223
    You can add me to that list too.
    oh yes...i do recall your issue but i couldnt tell if it was just an excuse for you to buy a new 110

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    oh yes...i do recall your issue but i couldnt tell if it was just an excuse for you to buy a new 110
    No that was just peer pressure from MarkZ06 and Malcolm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus_dukakis
    Beast - are we allowed to ask if the Terremoto is going to be replaced, and if so, by what?
    I picked up a Knolly Endorphin from Noel in Vancouver recently on a trip up to Whistler.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RSutton1223
    You can add me to that list too.
    ....and you can add me



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    Quote Originally Posted by El Beastro
    ....and you can add me



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    gee, thanks for putting one on the El Rey then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    gee, thanks for putting one on the El Rey then!


    Fine then......send it back.



    Let me state that I've only had the creaking issue with longer travel forks in the 1.125" headsets. I never had a creaking issue with the headset on the El Rey with the shorter travel fork.

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    Beastro's new ride. This was taken before he sent it for paint and added the Knolly stickers. Fo will be purchasing it soon after beast defiles it.

    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Beastro


    Fine then......send it back.



    Let me state that I've only had the creaking issue with longer travel forks in the 1.125" headsets. I never had a creaking issue with the headset on the El Rey with the shorter travel fork.

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    was just joshing....works great on the El Rey. My problem has come with singlespeeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Beastro's new ride. This was taken before he sent it for paint and added the Knolly stickers. Fo will be purchasing it soon after beast defiles it.
    Damn it SSINGA!!! The cat is out of the bag now. You promised not to tell.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Beastro's new ride. This was taken before he sent it for paint and added the Knolly stickers. Fo will be purchasing it soon after beast defiles it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Beastro's new ride. This was taken before he sent it for paint and added the Knolly stickers. Fo will be purchasing it soon after beast defiles it.

    its nothing a PUSHed shock couldnt fix

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Beastro


    Fine then......send it back.



    Let me state that I've only had the creaking issue with longer travel forks in the 1.125" headsets. I never had a creaking issue with the headset on the El Rey with the shorter travel fork.

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    Kidding aside, I don't know why so-called boutique mountain bikes don't come with kickstands. I'm tired of scratching the frame from laying my bike down in the dirt or from standing it up against a tree. The stands could be made from titanium or carbon for max weight savings with color-coded powder or ano as an option for those more aesthetically-inclined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    , and i am not one to spend money.
    Did I miss something?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    The Orbit Extremes are good value, I thought I was having a good run, I then needed to remove it for a fork change on a steed, the HS was basically focked after a year with not alot of riding......
    Bummer. I'll have to keep an eye on mine, especially when I hit those 6" drops to flat . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Kidding aside, I don't know why so-called boutique mountain bikes don't come with kickstands. I'm tired of scratching the frame from laying my bike down in the dirt or from standing it up against a tree. The stands could be made from titanium or carbon for max weight savings with color-coded powder or ano as an option for those more aesthetically-inclined.
    I want mine bead blasted then ano'd with laser etched old english graphics I'll also want it to have an efficient 4 bar pivot over the common single pivot found on the wally world kickstands.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    I want mine bead blasted then ano'd with laser etched old english graphics I'll also want it to have an efficient 4 bar pivot over the common single pivot found on the wally world kickstands.
    Perhaps for you Cane Creek can make a $700 wood-inlay version
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Perhaps for you Cane Creek can make a $700 wood-inlay version
    Good idea!

    Maybe they can add an Ohlins damped, bar mount actuated lowering/raising device as well.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Good idea!

    Maybe they can add an Ohlins damped, bar mount actuated lowering/raising device as well.
    BRILLIANT !!!!!!!!!!
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    Beast- you still need to sell your camo shorts to Fo. I think you forgot that it goes with the bike. Good to see the Ventana go to someone in the mtbr family, even though Fo does get banished to the outskirts once in a while.

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    Sweet lookin' ride Fo. Can't wait to see the complete build. Also nice to see no bondo or JB Weld hanging off the frame from that so called repair that was made by the Beastro and Co.

    Now that your leash is getting a bit longer you may just have to make a trip down here.

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    That there is a lot of frame.
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    Fo....What happened to the 2 Bike is all you need testimonial you were giving me not to long ago. It's nice to see the Old Fo back better then ever

    So should I tell Chad to switch my order to a Hope 1.5 instead of the CK that I ordered????

    I thought the creak was on longer travel forks only?????
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    The King on my Salt creeks. I've rebuilt, re-lubed, re-faced... I have kings on 5 other bikes, no creeks, but they are road bikes, HT's and a short(er) travel FS. I know there are other posts on this subject, so I'll stop here... But I'm running a Hope on my T-Moto and its been great so far!
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    Fo the stuff looks nice, good choice on the headset, King's are garbage, but the bashring will look ****ty after a few months of riding and you won't be able to file out the gouges like a nice shiny metal one, or you could just learn to ride over rocks instead of into em which is the prefered method of gnarcore riders everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    perhaps POS is harsh, though I have had horrible creaking from 2 now in my day. Squeaky, Aqua, Larry, to name a few (Larry should not be in the same sentence as those two numbnutz so forgive me larry), are yet other examples of folks with creaking kings that could no longer be tolerated. TONS of threads on it, not that mtbr means jack, but I have had and have known lots of folks with same issue when moving to a single speed or long travel fork.

    besides, people are overly protective of their precious king parts so its a good choice to bash on
    But Tscheezy endorses King. So much so that whenever someone asks a tech question, such as the wear and replacement of the topcap, his response is "I've got 25 Kings and no problems".

    The M4's could be homer approved. There's now you, me, Tidy, Trail, and Aqua, the anti-homer.

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    Fo,

    How much does that Gamut weigh? You need long bolts to mount it? Low down, please, thanks!

    When you are tired of the Terremoto, let me know, it's my size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    the bashring will look ****ty after a few months of riding and you won't be able to file out the gouges like a nice shiny metal one, or you could just learn to ride over rocks instead of into em which is the prefered method of gnarcore riders everywhere.
    True dat Rick; if Fo is a real gnarcore rider like Aqua, he will have big chunks gouged out of his bashring in no time! Real men ride into rocks, not over them.
    BTW, who's bashring is this? Must be a p u s s y rider, cause the bashguard looks real pristine:

    ****

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    Betcha Fo sits on that ball hitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiEndo
    Fo....What happened to the 2 Bike is all you need testimonial you were giving me not to long ago. It's nice to see the Old Fo back better then ever

    So should I tell Chad to switch my order to a Hope 1.5 instead of the CK that I ordered????

    I thought the creak was on longer travel forks only?????
    Huh? i do have 2 bikes....2 bikes on the left, and 2 bikes on the right side of the garage.

    I bet the King 1.5 is more burly as its intended for MTBs and not both.....heck, the thing weighs a ton so definitely will rock.

    Creak rears its ugly head on longer travel forks and/or single speeds where torque, from one source or the other, is higher and more constant (says the armchair engineer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter
    Fo,

    How much does that Gamut weigh? You need long bolts to mount it? Low down, please, thanks!

    When you are tired of the Terremoto, let me know, it's my size.
    Gamut weighed 87 grams (I weighed the one i put on my El Rey) which was literally a dozen grams heavier than big Al ring it replaced. That is for the P20 poly version....there is at least one bigger but the P20 covers a 32/34 ring which is what i run

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