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    ... and if we just ... New Grinch Green X-5 Images

    Big thanks to Larry at Mountain High Cyclery for all the help on getting this bike together. He really is a pleasure to do business with.

    I love this bike. I only have forty miles on it so far, but the ride is really sweet. I wanted to build a solid xc trail bike, not a light racer, or a tankish freeride machine. I think I hit the mark, with some patient help from Larry.

    Weighed in at 28.4 pounds on my digital scale. Hope you all enjoy the pics.
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    Some More.....

    pics..
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    And Again...

    Hope im not overdoing it!!
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    LORDY! That post belongs on Passion.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    This is exactly the reason I lurk here...

    Hot damn! Does the fact that my keyboard is covered in drool make me superficial? Even my wife appreciates these photos. It brings back memories of pulling my Seven hardtail out of the box and simply staring at the attention to detail for an hour or so. I particularly like the choice of the polished headset, stem and post with the corresponding rear triangle. Sharp!

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    you sure that's drool?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    Hot damn! Does the fact that my keyboard is covered in drool make me superficial? Even my wife appreciates these photos. It brings back memories of pulling my Seven hardtail out of the box and simply staring at the attention to detail for an hour or so. I particularly like the choice of the polished headset, stem and post with the corresponding rear triangle. Sharp!
    I think you better stay off the porn sites Crash, it's getting a little too graphic. And using this forum as a cover when your wife walks in the room is really low.
    If you cannot understand that there is something in a man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won't see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. If you have to ask the question, you won't understand the answer.

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    Yeohzzza! Give me a minute here.........ok, now I need to go smoke a sig.

    Those are some of the nicest photo's Ive seen, must be a sweet digi-cam. I just bought a Yeti 575, looks nice and all but set it next to my Chamuco and you can truley see the difference. The next frame I build up will be a X5.
    I would sure like to see a back to back reveiw of both bikes from the same rider to compare the X5 and the Chamuco.

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    nice ride !!!

    And those are some down right beautiful pictures that exhibit Sherwood's talents !! Thanks for sharing.

    later, Chad

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    OMG! That's the money shot right there!

    Love those closeups of the brake housing guides...I think I'd like those instead of stops on the front triangle.

    Great pics.

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    Hey there again, do ya mind giving a parts spec, please!

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    Holeeee Moleee! Great shots! I also like the closeup of the brake housing guides. Nice idea. Now my hearts all aflutter
    Make Everyday your Masterpiece - George Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbegong
    Hope im not overdoing it!!
    Holy friggin cripes!!!!!

    This is exactly why I avoid this forum...I think I need a shower... Outstanding shots...unbelieveable bike! Thanks for sharing...now where's my wallet?
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainDog
    I think you better stay off the porn sites Crash, it's getting a little too graphic. And using this forum as a cover when your wife walks in the room is really low.
    LOL!

    That reminds me of a parking lot discussion yesterday this guy on a ASX stated that "I like 8" in the rear" Maybe I work too close to G-Village but I find it difficult to keep a straight face in such a discussion.
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    really purdy! now how is it you have 40 miles on it and yet aint got no mud on it? are you riding in your living room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Maybe I work too close to G-Village...
    Well that and you ride a red Turner.

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    that confirms it

    I always suspected a connection between the village and guys who ride Turners. Now the cat's out of the bag, you savages.
    If you cannot understand that there is something in a man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won't see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. If you have to ask the question, you won't understand the answer.

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    Thanks....

    Quote Originally Posted by yellowwducky
    really purdy! now how is it you have 40 miles on it and yet aint got no mud on it? are you riding in your living room?
    Hi Yellowwducky, I'll take that as a compliment on my cleaning skills!! :-) The attached image is for you!

    Specs are:

    Medium X-5 with quad bearings-fox float w/ propedal
    Fox vanilla fork
    King headset
    Thomson 90mm 5 degree stem
    Easton EC70 Monkeylite xc bar
    Odi lock on ruffian grips
    Thomson Post
    WTB Laser titanium rail seat
    Avid Juicy Seven brakes
    WTB Laserlite disc hubs/ DT Swiss xr 4.1d rims
    Sram X9 triggers
    XT Front der.
    Sram X9 rear der.
    04 XT Cranks (wanted the new race face, but didnt want to wait any longer)
    04 XT Cassette
    Sram PC-99 chain
    Schwalbe Little Albert tires
    Cateye Enduro 8 computer

    Thanks ridered. The camera is a Nikon.
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    Did Sherwood weld some of the Burners

    [QUOTE=steve3]Can't help but to think that the pictures were taken in the vein of the ones posted here:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...t=built+burner

    LOL.

    I think I read on the Dreamride Website that Sherwood did some of the welding for the original Turner Burners. I do not at all know anything about this story, cut would like to know the truth if anyone knows.

    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve3
    Sherwood did weld some of the early Turners when Dave was new to the industry.

    My insert was a pun because I feel wobbegong stole my style of picture taking and one up'd me with the Ventana logo on the yoke
    Sorry steve but this thread has convinced me, that not only does Ventana build better looking bikes, but their owners take better pictures...
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    Nice shots W. Ah yes, the honeymoon phase. Get over it. Ride.


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    Wobbegong, Im checking into sizing right now, I see that yours is a medium, do you mind me asking how tall and what your inseem is?
    Im kinda in the middle of a small and a med., Im about 5'6-7" tall.
    Thanks

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    I'm 5'9"...

    Im 5'9" with a 32" inseam. I guess it depends on if you like a short or long stem. I like a short stem so the medium works for me.

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    I had a question for ya. Did Larry apply the clear tape to protect from cable rub or did you do that after it arrived? I do it to most of my bikes and was just interested.

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    I got it...

    Quote Originally Posted by shanedawg
    I had a question for ya. Did Larry apply the clear tape to protect from cable rub or did you do that after it arrived? I do it to most of my bikes and was just interested.
    I got it from Larry. It came as one sheet and I cut and applied it myself.

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    Yikes

    I found this thread while searching for another and had to push it back to the top for everyone to re-appreciate.

    What a beautiful bike. Great photos.

    The color looks so much like an apple flavor Jolly Rancher. Makes me want to lick the frame.

    This has helped me in the color decision.

    Icegeek: Any dirtied up frame photos? (liked the Colorado stuff btw).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
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    Icegeek: Any dirtied up frame photos? (liked the Colorado stuff btw).
    Thanks. So ya like yer pron a little dirty, do ya? Somewhere I must have that video of Peggy's feet. Till then...


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    That is a nice bike !
    Many happy kilometres to you !

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    Oh yeah, that's what I'm talking about.

    Still likin' that color after some time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Still likin' that color after some time?
    Well, I chose it off images from the website. Gotta say I was a bit taken back when it arrived. Being image conscious and fundamentally insecure, I pretended to like it under the derision of the shop folks. The saga, the pain continues. I live in a town where folks don't know me other than by "the dude on the green bike". Tennis Ball, I'm called. Girls cringe at my taste and cower at my greeting. Guys chuckle quietly, when they think I can't hear. Oh, but I can hear, and it hurts. Sometimes a weep in my sleep, sometime I wake from a dream screaming. Consider it carefully...
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    You poor, poor thing....how can you go on. I like it too.

    "What is your favorite color?"

    "Grinch Green.....no, orange.....aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh."

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    Love The Color!

    When I first took the bike out of its big brown box in my kitchen (I can still remember the excitement!), I couldn't believe how dark the green looked compared to the images I had seen on the internet. Then I took it outside and the color transformed in the sunlight to gold flaked jolly rancher green! Its amazing how the color of this bike is so different indoors, it almost looks olive. I'm not the biggest fan of neutral colors on a bike, but thats just me. Remember what Patton said, "If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking". When choosing colors, get what YOU like!

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    Beautiful bike! You tempt me to get a new one. Do the cables passing to the rear bow out and touch your legs as the suspension compresses? Are those 5 inch rockers?
    Want to ride in this life and the next? Ask me how.

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    Dammm

    I gotta say that is fr*^%gin nice... i think i know what frame i am going after... when ever that may be - man ventana makes a nice a$$ frame!!!

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    No and Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by paddlefoot64
    Beautiful bike! You tempt me to get a new one. Do the cables passing to the rear bow out and touch your legs as the suspension compresses? Are those 5 inch rockers?
    No to the cable question and yes to the rocker question.

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    What camera did you use to take those lovely close ups?

    Really nice shots of a really nice bike, love the macro shots. I know its a bike site but am curious what cam took such nice closeups.

    Will you tell me if I tell me if I say more nice things about your bike. Cool color by the way!

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    Nikon Coolpix.

    Quote Originally Posted by CDtofer
    Really nice shots of a really nice bike, love the macro shots. I know its a bike site but am curious what cam took such nice closeups.

    Will you tell me if I tell me if I say more nice things about your bike. Cool color by the way!
    The camera is a nikon coolpix 4300. Those images were shot in the basic resolution mode and then further reduced to take up less space on the server. You should see the images it takes on its highest settings. I've always been a big fan of nikon, my film SLR and lenses are all nikon as well.

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