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    Something Big and Shark Blue....

    ....coming my way soon.

    Photo's to follow!
















    How's that for a tease?!
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    Yeah, tease Is this a refurb, or something new?
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    Will it have the "2011" "minor" changes? Blue is blue no matter what word you put in front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker4life
    Will it have the "2011" "minor" changes? Blue is blue no matter what word you put in front.

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    Hey since you're sitting around waiting for me to post what I got, fix the links in your sig. Non are active any longer.....
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    Getting closer. A few more tweaks and the little, beautiful, Shark Blue beast will be ready for the trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14
    Getting closer. A few more tweaks and the little, beautiful, Shark Blue beast will be ready for the trails.
    Pictures please............. Did you get my e-mail?

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    I think Shark Blue is the new black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes
    I think Shark Blue is the new black.
    Shark Blue is just some conjured up color......it really doesn't exist as a real color. In fact, your have to prove yourelf a "fan-boy" or "fan-girl" before you're allowed to order this color. My new bike will be Army Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker4life
    Shark Blue is just some conjured up color......it really doesn't exist as a real color. In fact, your have to prove yourelf a "fan-boy" or "fan-girl" before you're allowed to order this color. My new bike will be Army Green
    Really? Mine will be *drum roll* Shark Blue
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes
    Really? Mine will be *drum roll* Shark Blue
    yuk! All the colors available and you want SB....Oh brother! Also, didn't you just buy a new Ventana? So what are you getting now? details details

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker4life
    yuk! All the colors available and you want SB....Oh brother! Also, didn't you just buy a new Ventana? So what are you getting now? details details

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    I'm not hijacking someone else's thread Hey, I don't poo poo your colors , but army green is not my style.

    I'm spending a lot of time on El Dragón right now, as it's in the trainer. I'm enjoying this bike It's helping my knee heal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker4life
    All the colors available and you want SB.....
    FanBoi I (Myke)and II (Me) haven't officially given FanGrl I permission to get SB. That application is still under review.

    I'll save you some time, your application is on perminent denial.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    FanBoi I (Myke)and II (Me) haven't officially given FanGrl I permission to get SB. That application is still under review.

    I'll save you some time, your application is on perminent denial.


    Not really, and that's because you can't spell permanent

    Oh well, I guess I'll have to go with white then. *sigh*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes
    Not really, and that's because you can't spell permanent

    Oh well, I guess I'll have to go with white then. *sigh*

    Uhm, Anne, you know the reply was to mtnbiker4life right? HE is on permInent (yes spelled wrong on purpose) denial.

    Not yours, but keep correcting my spelling errors.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    Uhm, Anne, you know the reply was to mtnbiker4life right? HE is on permInent (yes spelled wrong on purpose) denial.

    Not yours, but keep correcting my spelling errors.......
    I must've missed an inside joke somewhere.

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    OKAY...enough of your color bantering...

    Here is the BEAST.

    So can't wait to go get the beast dirty.

    I see many folded wheels and exploded hubs in my future....


    El Conquistador de Montañas frame. 20"x16". SHARK FRICKEN BLUE!

    R.S. Domani U-turn fork w/steel stancions.
    X.9 Shifters.
    Some old as dirt SRAM carbon rear der. No Name.
    XT Frt. Der. going to be changing to an X.7 asap though.
    OLD SCHOOL RaceFAce cranks....well 3/4 arms at least. Long story. But suffice to say I didn't feel like dropping over $600 for 'new' cranks that still use square taper bb's and look like they were made 15 years ago....(cough cough MiddleBurn cough cough)
    New set of RF rings on the final drive arm.
    Surly stainless steel chainrings on the idler gears.

    DT FR440 rear hub 36hole laced to a DT FR600 rim
    Marz. 20mm frt. hub laced to an old Mavic D521 rim...best heady duty middle weight rim ever produced, dag nab it!

    Hope Mono 6Ti brakeset w/stainless braided hose for rear.

    Thomson seatposts and WTB saddles. (yeah, the stoker post is a GD but that's just in there until the other Thomson shows up).

    Tioga Psycho Genius tires. Interested in trying these out. Look like good rolling all around tires. Beefy sidewalls=good for tandem use.

    FSA Orbit MX headset.

    XTR chain and cassette.

    The rest aint fancy, but will do for now. Got to get this thing dirty!!
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    Pivot bolt...

    Is it an optical illusion, or does the pivot bolt have very little thread engagement? It seems like I can see a lot of unused threads in the chainstay. Usually, you want the thread engagement (in aluminum) to be at least 1.5 times the screw diameter...so if it's a 10mm screw, you'd like 15mm thread engagement.

    Looks like a lot of fun by the way.
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    Very nice
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    THAT, is one Big Bada$$ machine!
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    What a bummer. Saturday was beautiful, but was working.

    Had a chance to take big Blue out Sunday. But the rains hit and my stoker wasn't too stoked about the rain and canceled on me. Still took chucho out for some mud fun, but the tandem stayed clean and dry at the shop.
    Skiing next weekend. So hopefully get her dirty in a few more weekends.

    keeeeeelllllllling me not to have ridden her properly yet!
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    Nice.

    So... how is it different from the standard blue?

    And what about those pivot bolts? Did you use bolts for single bearings?

    (Nice to have a set of Hope M6/4's lying around, eh?)
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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