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    Beastly nice clean, Josh. Even some body english!

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    Strange bike 11? 10? Well, whatever, here it is.

    I built this bike very quickly, using a left over full suspension rear end. I built it for Troy Coleman, who gave or sold it to Cole Coleman, who has it now, and is threatening to put it together if I will braze an inch-and-an-eighth head tube onto it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cog223 View Post
    Very nice! I remember seeing mountain trials bikes on occasion and being in awe of the things that could be done on them.
    Not by us, Cog223. Although Josh crashes VERY dramatically. Does that count?

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    Re: Strange Bike #12

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    On his face as you wanted Mr. Olsen sir.

    What a whining wanker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeBike13 View Post
    I built this bike very quickly, using a left over full suspension rear end. I built it for Troy Coleman, who gave or sold it to Cole Coleman, who has it now, and is threatening to put it together if I will braze an inch-and-an-eighth head tube onto it.
    Can you guys have it on the trail by June 6? Doooooo it. Doooooo it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abaris View Post
    On his face as you wanted Mr. Olsen sir.

    What a whining wanker!
    Whats with all these old timers picking on me???
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    Re: Strange Bike #12

    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeBike13 View Post
    I built this bike very quickly, using a left over full suspension rear end. I built it for Troy Coleman, who gave or sold it to Cole Coleman, who has it now, and is threatening to put it together if I will braze an inch-and-an-eighth head tube onto it.
    Which number is this? StrangeBike #??

    If you don't want to braze a new headtube and the Colemans don't want it, i'd gladly offer several mochas for it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by snydercj7 View Post
    Whats with all these old timers picking on me???
    They're simply jealous of your submariner biking abilities, but don't have the requisite people skills to just come out and say it....
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    Re: Strange Bike #12

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    They're simply jealous of your submariner biking abilities, but don't have the requisite people skills to just come out and say it....
    He's a marine....not a bubblehead...
    So its not submariner....it subwhinner.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by abaris View Post
    He's a marine....not a bubblehead...
    So its not submariner....it subwhinner.....
    Once he posts the video, you'll understand, as well as be appropriately impressed with his manliness.....
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    Next time someone let me know to bring a snorkel instead of a seat. Or was it a rudder that was needed? Maybe a paddle.... Bob, its sub whining wanker to you sir.
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    Glad I live in dry Washington State, not soggy Upstate New York! Would you guys like to borrow some dry suits, and a guide seal?

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    We have beaver guides.
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    One of the shallower points in the evening....

    The beavers had wandered off in search of the route, so we needed to wait for them to return
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    My dear Mendon Cyclesmith, the cynic might, at this point, be forgiven for wondering if a professional bearing re-packer might not have suggested a submarine ride with an eye toward bolstering shop business? If so, I appluad you, sir! May I suggest a new line for the Tour of Lake Cayuga? Up the middle?

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    QRe: Strange Bike #12

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    One of the shallower points in the evening....

    The beavers had wandered off in search of the route, so we needed to wait for them to return
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    Isn't it supposed to be MOUNTAIN BIKING! Not synchronized swimming....
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    My theory is that Josh has secret SEAL envy, and he was hoping that sending them this video might get him on the team. Was he packing a K-bar and Sig-Sauer?

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    Re: Strange Bike #12

    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeBike13 View Post
    My theory is that Josh has secret SEAL envy, and he was hoping that sending them this video might get him on the team. Was he packing a K-bar and Sig-Sauer?
    After watching the latest news about SEALs, I have no doubt that Josh wants to be one....
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    Quote Originally Posted by abaris View Post
    After watching the latest news about SEALs, I have no doubt that Josh wants to be one....
    Ladies.... Seals are a class of there own and I will have you know the Marines are a department of the Navy..


    The MENS department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeBike13 View Post
    My dear Mendon Cyclesmith, the cynic might, at this point, be forgiven for wondering if a professional bearing re-packer might not have suggested a submarine ride with an eye toward bolstering shop business? If so, I appluad you, sir! May I suggest a new line for the Tour of Lake Cayuga? Up the middle?
    In defense of the cyclesmith, he wanted to go for a swim as much as I did. The peer pressure was to great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeBike13 View Post
    My theory is that Josh has secret SEAL envy, and he was hoping that sending them this video might get him on the team. Was he packing a K-bar and Sig-Sauer?
    I have not jumped through some hoops for the state of NY to deam me worth to posses my hand gun. It sits at the dealer awaiting shipment to a state that does. I do how ever retain the right to have and to hold a K-bar like every good Marine. Apparently they are of no danger to any one but myself, if the state allows me to have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    You're making yourself sound like a far bigger p*ssy than your riding would have us believe......

    Just glad you're out!
    Recently had this conversation with John and I like the term mangina much better. Though John told me it means some thing other then I thought it did.
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    Wish I'd brought the fatbike, would have been more of a leisurely float....

    As for selling service? Damn straight, how else am I gonna get someone to bring Jalapeno poppers to the shop for Saturday happy hour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Once he posts the video, you'll understand, as well as be appropriately impressed with his manliness.....
    so where is the video???
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    Quote Originally Posted by abaris View Post
    so where is the video???
    Dunno how to post a video, I'll try here, never done it before, just pics....

    Attaching in the normal fashion didn't work, what you see is what I could do. I don't have a hosting site I use. Maybe Mr. Snyder does?

    /Users/craigsmith/Desktop/IMG_1576.MOV
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    Re: Strange Bike #12

    Upload to YouTube and then use URL link
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    #12 in its old stomping grounds.


    The top of 216 @ Little Cranberry.


    Camera does no justice at all. Good climb, some nice roots...


    A nice little log to go over. Ok, so I dabbed.
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    Re: Strange Bike #12

    Impressive! But where is StangeBike13?
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    13's dad blew his elderly back out 2 weeks before the Snyderian visit. I was able to drink Josh's excellent espresso, however.

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    Re: Strange Bike #12

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    13's dad blew his elderly back out 2 weeks before the Snyderian visit. I was able to drink Josh's excellent espresso, however.
    Did the SPECIAL one buy you a mocha for me?
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    The special one brought his espresso brewing gear to make his own mochas and share.

    Good lord that was some of the best riding I have done in a long time. Kicked my heinie riding 6 out of 7 days.
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    Found another that I thought was worthy of this thread.

    Last edited by snydercj7; 07-27-2013 at 04:38 PM. Reason: because I feel like it
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    Trails of unprecedented steepness, like Rodents of Unusual Size, are very challenging. Josh gets to ride them every 20 years whether he needs to or not.

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    Re: Strange Bike #12

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    Trails of unprecedented steepness, like Rodents of Unusual Size, are very challenging. Josh gets to ride them every 20 years whether he needs to or not.
    .... riding Rodents of Unusual Size.......
    Josh certainly has unusual tastes.....
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    20 YEARS! I can't afford to wait another 20 years, nor do I want to... Going to figure some thing out soon and pull my head out of my a$$. I finally figured out what my problem is. I need to be home where the riding is every thing I expect it to be and more. I love going down hill fast! If we can only get the abaris out there so we could have an old timers convention on the trail to keep the mighty Olsen company. Nothing but love for you guys...
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    Strange Bike #12

    Dream on...
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    What the? Whats really going on Bob? What I do know is #12 has been inactive since my last ride with Cole around Whistle lake on 7/13.... Just sad...
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    Not a Strange Bike, but an fun homage:



    Hope John approves:

















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    Strange Bike #12

    Nice.

    Nice bike, what is it? How old?

    Nice small chain ring. What Gear Ratio is that?

    Nice Logs, where are they?

    Nice Rolling Trials Form....


    Nice Shorts,,,,,,,,,,


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    Strange Bike #12

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    20 YEARS! I can't afford to wait another 20 years, nor do I want to... Going to figure some thing out soon and pull my head out of my a$$. I finally figured out what my problem is. I need to be home where the riding is every thing I expect it to be and more. I love going down hill fast! If we can only get the abaris out there so we could have an old timers convention on the trail to keep the mighty Olsen company. Nothing but love for you guys...
    So, After much discussion and consideration, I will be
    planning a trip to the great state of Washington with the
    sole purpose of riding with Josh and John (john can push
    his bike if he wants, he has earned it).

    Josh, let me know when you plan on being in Washington.
    It's only $50 to fly your bike.

    John, Have you considered pain killers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaris View Post
    So, After much discussion and consideration, I will be
    planning a trip to the great state of Washington with the
    sole purpose of riding with Josh and John (john can push
    his bike if he wants, he has earned it).

    Josh, let me know when you plan on being in Washington.
    It's only $50 to fly your bike.

    John, Have you considered pain killers?

    Bob


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    Bob,

    I was just home. I might need to do one more move because home is calling my name very loudly. Then you can let us know when you'll be in town, we'll ride then go for mochas and virtual pie.
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    So what's with this Steve posting the cool Breezer and not giving any details? My, what a big chain ring he has.
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    Ya know what they say: the bigger the chainring the less they say...
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    Quote Originally Posted by abaris View Post
    Ya know what they say: the bigger the chainring the less they say...


    Haha, sorry guys, I missed your posts first time around...

    Not sure what year the Breezer frame is. When I got it it was covered in silver roof paint of all things. It came from a pretty bad neighborhood, so it's probably had an interesting life. It had the beam on it, but when I took it off to strip the silver paint, I couldn't get past how much it looked like a trials bike, so that's how it got built.
    It was a fun ride in the local woods.

    Don't remember what gear I had on it, and it has since been torn down for a future rebuild, that may get a bump since you guys have me thinking about it again.




    I do love the oddballs.



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    Strange Bike #12

    So you're saying it's like a Softride type frame
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    but built by Breezer?

    Wow,that belongs in it's own post!




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    Strange Bike #12

    Ahhhhh, The Beamer!!! how could I forget...
    Strange Bike #12-imageuploadedbytapatalk1409664239.324308.jpg
    There is a review
    article on Mombat written by Mr. Olson also (I think that
    covers copyright)
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    Strange Bike #12-imageuploadedbytapatalk1409664257.019928.jpg

    A Strange way to make a Strange Bike....



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    Quote Originally Posted by abaris View Post
    Ahhhhh, The Beamer!!! how could I forget...
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    A Strange way to make a Strange Bike....



    Sent from somewhere



    Thanks for posting the review...cool stuff.

    Can't believe it was $2600 new, and somebody painted it with roof coating, lol.

    Might need to plan a rebuild...

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    Cool find Bob, thanks for sharing Steve.
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    Been a while since I've been on here, thought I'd log in to update that #12 is back in the Pacific Northwest where it belongs and dishing out the appropriate abuse to its rider.
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    What, no pics?

    Big Green Egg cooking' fool needs to represent (as well as tell us what you're whipping up for the holiday on that thing)!!!

    Welcome back Josh, have a happy 4th
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    What, no pics?

    Big Green Egg cooking' fool needs to represent (as well as tell us what you're whipping up for the holiday on that thing)!!!

    Welcome back Josh, have a happy 4th
    I failed!

    We did some chicken yesterday but no plans of cooking today. Cooked up a delightful pizza a few days ago. Italian sauge, dry salami, prosciutto, olives, mushrooms, garlic, onions, and mozzarella on a nice thin crispy crust.

    Happy 4th!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snydercj7 View Post
    I failed!

    We did some chicken yesterday but no plans of cooking today. Cooked up a delightful pizza a few days ago. Italian sauge, dry salami, prosciutto, olives, mushrooms, garlic, onions, and mozzarella on a nice thin crispy crust.

    Happy 4th!
    Damn, now I'm hungry and it's only 10:52 in the AM.....
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    Now that we know where 12 is where is 13?






    (at Walmart?)
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    Guess I'll help this helpless Marine.
    Here's a couple pics he sent me...

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    Hey Josh,
    I was looking at you're gearing on SB12.
    Is that a 26T on front or a 24T.
    Some of your rear cogs look somewhat unused!
    Which ones do you use mostly out there on the west coast? Similar to what you used on some of the Dryer uphills?
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    Been pretty busy with a project we took on here in Wa. The iPad hasn't been so friendly with photobucket and adding pictures. What little time I've had had for myself has been dedicated to getting rides in. Once the computer is set up again I'll try to throw some stuff on here.

    24t, climbing here I'm generally in 3rd but a couple hills I get into 2nd gear, #12 maxes out at 5th gear.
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    Finally pulled the mac out and loaded some pics to photo bucket. So here #12 is back at its home where it was designed to shine.
















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    It does indeed look happier Josh, but I'm flummoxed as to how that thing was at my shop so many times and I never managed to sneak and MCS sticker onto it!

    Thanks for sharing
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    those are some short chainstays... now that is a flickable bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    It does indeed look happier Josh, but I'm flummoxed as to how that thing was at my shop so many times and I never managed to sneak and MCS sticker onto it!

    Thanks for sharing
    Imagine one could find its way on there still if it made its way to Washington.

    Rode some terrifyingly steep trails today (74 degree head angle and as noted, very very short chain stays) that put me over the bars more than once. The Kendas were sliding off every thing that wasn't dirt. Pretty sure I will have nightmares for the rest of the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snydercj7 View Post
    Imagine one could find its way on there still if it made its way to Washington.

    Rode some terrifyingly steep trails today (74 degree head angle and as noted, very very short chain stays) that put me over the bars more than once. The Kendas were sliding off every thing that wasn't dirt. Pretty sure I will have nightmares for the rest of the week.
    That's why they make Maxxis Minions.... But only civilians would know that, Marine...


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    Quote Originally Posted by snydercj7 View Post
    Imagine one could find its way on there still if it made its way to Washington.

    Rode some terrifyingly steep trails today (74 degree head angle and as noted, very very short chain stays) that put me over the bars more than once. The Kendas were sliding off every thing that wasn't dirt. Pretty sure I will have nightmares for the rest of the week.
    Nice pics. Can't wait until Oct to ride them there roots. But where is SB13?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaris View Post
    That's why they make Maxxis Minions.... But only civilians would know that, Marine...


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    2.1 barely fits, and it only fits because a previous owner did some light hammering.

    The continental mud king 2.3 front/ 1.8 rear seems nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snydercj7 View Post
    2.1 barely fits, and it only fits because a previous owner did some light hammering.

    The continental mud king 2.3 front/ 1.8 rear seems nice.
    Specialized Storm Controls 26x2. I even have some. nice sticky rubber knobs.



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    Quote Originally Posted by snydercj7 View Post
    2.1 barely fits, and it only fits because a previous owner did some light hammering.

    The continental mud king 2.3 front/ 1.8 rear seems nice.
    I don't see the mud in the pictures.

    I've not run Conti's Mud tires but have run the Storms on my C'dale's.
    Work OK on front. Suck on the rear. Also, broke my helmet one wet cold October day on the roots at bottom of Jake's Run running Storm on front...(It didn't stick to the cold wet roots [not frozen]).

    You might want to consider if mud tires are what you need. I've found that the biggest freaking tire I can find with soft pliable siped knobs running at low pressures works best on wet roots and rocks, especially on the front. (Sorry if that sounds like Surly Nate fat bike tires.)

    I've run Geax Goma's which are labeled "Sticky" but really are like Kenda's which are only sort of sticky (Shore 50a versus Maxxis Shore 42a). They're only 2.25 (although they make a 2.4) and had pinch flats on the rear (now I run tubeless and soon to be replaced).

    I really have found Maxxis Minions run at low pressures (12-15 psi) the best all-round root tire although they may not shed mud as fast as mud tires.

    You might find Der Kaiser 2.5 or Der Baron 2.5 better for the front.
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    ...and yes. still threatening to build this!

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    I hear you might want to off load the side track bike - do you still have it? photos? i'm interested!

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    Every time I scroll through an awesome thread and see all the cool pictures replaced by those damn speedometer icons it makes me hate PhotoBucket that much more.


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