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    2006 GT aggressor i put the 2x10 and the rest of the gear from my NRS1 onto it whilst doing the bearings on the NRS...

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    20180303_173435 by k2blt, on Flickr

    Here's my Prophet MX1. Love it, but may switch back to the Talas 36 and DHX 5.0 air to improve the climbing.

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    This is my 1st gen Nomad that needs a new BB and cranks.

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    So, I'm new to the legit mountain bike. All I ever had was Walmart cheapies. Now, I am wanting to get into this so I bought a used decent bike to start out with. 2011 Specialized Hardrock. Im ready to put her to use! Post your 26er Pics-bike.jpg

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    Went back to my air shock and dropped the stem a bit.

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    Nothing too much to look at but it gets ridden every day and is definitely the smoothest rolling bike on these streets. I absolutely love this bike

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    Jekyll

    Even after trying other wheel sizes, I still love this bike.

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    Here's my 5ft sons bike in trail setup. I'm done messing with it. He's a lil short so hopefully he'll be on it for a while. Weight is just over 25lbs. It's a pretty stout build imo.


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    A railed D-Spyder! Nice lifehack.
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    What bike is that? And is it set up 26+?
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14 View Post
    What bike is that? And is it set up 26+?
    If you're referring to me, that's a FM076 frame with 3.0/2.8 Ranger tires front/rear, its quite Plus'd.

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    So I posted this bike on here when it was new in 2005 and used to be a lot more active but just completed a major update in the last few weeks.

    It was supposed to be just a new rear wheel, so had a custom one made up and accidentally specc'd an XD compatible rear hub...oops. Well then I HAD TO go 11 speed. Got that all put together and discovered the old AVID Juicy 7's were shot. So....

    New hope rear hub, with mavic 719 wheel. Full xt 8000 series stuff 1 x 11. New XT brakes. 8020 front with 203 mm rotor, 8000 series with a 180 in the back. Have had the hope front with mavic 729 in the front for a few years.
    Ghetto tubeless setup and new maxxis tires (rear is on backorder.)

    A grand in parts is still cheaper than a new bike...lol, and I kind of like not having a front derailleur.
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    Very nice, have a friend who just picked up this same bike slightly used only.
    He's considerably faster on it than his older enduro.

    I'm now "heckled" often when we ride together, ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneecap View Post
    Very nice, have a friend who just picked up this same bike slightly used only.
    He's considerably faster on it than his older enduro.

    I'm now "heckled" often when we ride together, ha.
    Couldnt afford the Mach 6 I want. This 'll do. Its been a great all around bike. Downieville to the Dakota 5-O and everything in between.

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    Hi all, recently getting back into riding again has getting way to unfit for my liking, recently got this 2008 Norco 125 (Took a whole day searching on google and bike forums lol) for a decent price (I think?), anyways here it is....

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    Here is what I've research so far on what it has on it,

    Frame: Norco 125 2008
    Fork: Marzocchi Dirt Jump 2 RV QR-20
    Crank: FSA Gravity Moto X MegaExo
    Brake: Avid Trail 9
    Disc Brakes: Unknown
    Disc Rotors: Unknown
    Chain: Unknown
    Chain Tensioner : DMR Bikes STS
    Stem : Norco?
    Handlebars: Promax original
    Rim Front: Unknown
    Rim Back: CrankBros Cobalt 2
    Tyres: Maxxis Hookworm 26"
    Seat: Pivotal CULT Dehart
    Seat Post: Pivotal 27.2 3D
    Pedals: Wellgo LU-313

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmtb87 View Post
    Hi all, recently getting back into riding again has getting way to unfit for my liking, recently got this 2008 Norco 125 (Took a whole day searching on google and bike forums lol) for a decent price (I think?), anyways here it is....
    DJ bikes can be very fun and versatile.

    I can see a few priority upgrades there. First, much lighter tires, unless you're after Hookworms specifically. Then, a dedicated SS rear wheel to ditch the tensioner, or an RD on the current one, because the dangly roller thing down there could as well be a shifty dangly roller thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    DJ bikes can be very fun and versatile.

    I can see a few priority upgrades there. First, much lighter tires, unless you're after Hookworms specifically. Then, a dedicated SS rear wheel to ditch the tensioner, or an RD on the current one, because the dangly roller thing down there could as well be a shifty dangly roller thing.
    Cheers for the replay man, total bike noob here, haven't been on a bike for 10-15 or so years now lol (last bike was a target special full suspension bike) so yeah any parts on the bike are new to me, I added some more pics to my album folder, shows the parts off more...
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    You're welcome!

    That roller tensioner above the chainring is seriously old school, and is also not needed with a true singlespeed setup this frame can run. I guess the previous owner had to make do with this geared-specific wheel that's not intended for track ends. The QR skewer isn't clamping hard enough to prevent axle slip, so it's slammed all the way forward and the chain slack and wear are compensated for by the rollers.

    The cockpit might be too low with a flat bar but it's totally up to your preferences.

    You may also want to check the fork function and maybe overhaul it. People tend to neglect forks on their jump/play bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    You're welcome!

    That roller tensioner above the chainring is seriously old school, and is also not needed with a true singlespeed setup this frame can run. I guess the previous owner had to make do with this geared-specific wheel that's not intended for track ends. The QR skewer isn't clamping hard enough to prevent axle slip, so it's slammed all the way forward and the chain slack and wear are compensated for by the rollers.

    The cockpit might be too low with a flat bar but it's totally up to your preferences.

    You may also want to check the fork function and maybe overhaul it. People tend to neglect forks on their jump/play bikes.
    ah ok yeah I did a decent ride of it yesterday and the back wheel kept moving to the left, was thinking I wasn't tighting it hard enough, but I get to the tightest point the lever down to clamp down, any tighter and I feel like I'm gonna snap it lol....and yeah that roller thing at the crank doesn't seem to do much except make a rolling sound, crank has some sort of crackling to it also, and not sure if the back axle is seized a little or brakes are on too tight has when you free roll the wheel off the ground, it will stop faster then the front wheel does...

    Regarding the forks, they don't move at all, feels like I have a none front suspension bike, seized or just adjusted to be that way???

    Overall when I got it I knew I would need to put some attention to it, but for $100AUD think it was a ok deal (Second Hand store I got it from has no clue what brand/model it was)
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    If the rear brake is dragging then it should be audible as a permanent rubbing sound the disc makes as it passes through the caliper. With wheel misalignment in the track ends, disc rubbing is very likely.

    If memory serves, that fork model has "air preload" feature and a crappy, failure prone Chinese rebound cartridge. The Schrader valve that can be seen on the top cap is the air preload. Release air and check compression. If the fork still won't move, then it's likely the damper that's failed. It can be fixed by an open-bath conversion achieved by drilling it carefully with 1.5 mm drill bit in very specific places, and locking down the floating piston inside. Either way the fork should be overhauled, and a failed damper will be obvious upon disassembly as it's the only assembly that won't compress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    If the rear brake is dragging then it should be audible as a permanent rubbing sound the disc makes as it passes through the caliper. With wheel misalignment in the track ends, disc rubbing is very likely.

    If memory serves, that fork model has "air preload" feature and a crappy, failure prone Chinese rebound cartridge. The Schrader valve that can be seen on the top cap is the air preload. Release air and check compression. If the fork still won't move, then it's likely the damper that's failed. It can be fixed by an open-bath conversion achieved by drilling it carefully with 1.5 mm drill bit in very specific places, and locking down the floating piston inside. Either way the fork should be overhauled, and a failed damper will be obvious upon disassembly as it's the only assembly that won't compress.
    Yeah I press the valve and no air came out lol, back brake seems to be ok, no noise when coasting and what not, lever is smooth and are super touchy, almost came off a few times since I'm not used to them (first disc brake bike)...

    The single speed is something to get used to, feel like I just on a big ass BMX lol...
    Riding a 2008 Norco 125

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    Gary Fisher "Recaliber"

    Finally with stickers...
    And he runs alone, without even an e-motor
    It suffices with a slight side breeze
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    Hyper HPR S "Shocker" MTB

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    2004 Gary Fisher Sugar Race, rebuild

    Finally finished my Sugar, M8000 1x11 components. Love it
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    The Twins

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    Specialised Hardrock A1 Comp 1999 x2
    The one with the Orange Manitou Magnum R Forks I owned from new from and is now a 1x1 (Surly drivetrain) with upgraded wheels and goes like a Bullet. May change the fork back to a rigid at some point but need to find the right one to match.

    The second I got used from ebay and is now a 1x9 and has road tires on for general commuting duties/going up hills.
    Both with upgraded V-Brakes and levers. And still using square taper BB's!
    Considering buying a third, though may see if I can buy a 26er Rockhopper frame and use some of the leftover components for a 1x8.

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    Still riding this one

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    The Quebeco-Flandrien in B.C....

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    Nice bike man. ^ I know a retired pro mtb racer that still rides Santa Cruz.

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    After 6 years of thinking it over (geared or SS? Which fork? Which hubs and rims? Dropper post or not?), I've finally built my 2006 Handjob for its 3rd incarnation.





    It's the very same frame that made me believe steel is real back in 2007.

    As a finishing touch it needs something like a rainbow-ejaculating penis headbadge, I guess. After all, my other ride is a buttplug!

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    1995 balance

    Post your 26er Pics-31890894_10214080909731177_5101869209990725632_o.jpg Here's my 1995 Balance AL-150. Bought it brand new and just recently updated some parts. Thanks!

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    kona 2012

    experiencing ratio 1x9, it became heavy to pedal in my region

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    Made by yours truly in 2010. Photo is Puslinch in May 2018

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    Here is my first real bike, bought the frame for $5 and built it up with free parts from my local co-op bike junkyard. 05 Giant Boulder SE 1x7. Also bar ends on a narrow bar because I sort of miss my old Sledgehammer.
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    Picked up this '09 Transition Covert for $400 and it' a blast to ride!
    26er is not dead

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    Hope Hey 26ers!

    Hey 26ers
    I am getting back into riding after a looooong hiatus. Looking to lose some weight and enjoy some trails.
    Here is my 2002 Kona Fire Mountain. I have made some updates to modernize it a bit and to learn general bike repair/setup/tuning.

    Original parts
    Truvativ 5D cranks
    Aheadset headset
    Tektro V-brakes
    Suntour fork
    Wheels

    New Parts
    Sunrace CSMX8 11-46t
    Race Face Single N/W 32t
    Shimano XT rear derailer
    Shimano SLX shifter
    Shimano Deore Brake levers
    Truvativ Hussefelt Riserbar and stem
    Race Face Half Nelson Grips
    DMR V6 pedals

    In the mail
    Continental X-King 2.4 front - Race King 2.2 rear

    Near future
    Rockshox Recon Silver fork

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    1999 Specialized FSR

    Here's My Baby
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    My Dobermann

    2008(?) Dobermann Molosse, can't exactly ferment if the year is right.





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    Very rare gt team edition medium distortion frame sz med
    Custom build
    Hope hubswtb frequency rear rim
    With maxxis 2.3 dhr tubeless
    I have two front wheels identical except for size depending on where I'm riding.
    1) hope hub 26er i25 KOM rim with 2.3 dhf tubeless
    2) hope hub 650 b i23 team frequency rim 2.3 dhf tubeless
    Fork fits either wheel setup nicely.

    Xo 2x9 oval rings
    KS lev dropper post with smp hell saddle
    Raceface cinch cranks with BBG custom bashguard and Doval 34/20 oval rings
    Blackspire flat pedals
    Fox float 26er kashima 36 float fit 140( dropped from 160) fork 20 mm axle
    North shore billet overlord stem with RF turbine bars and ge1 slim grips

    I run either a 650 b front or a 26 front wheel , both fit perfect with 2.3 maxxis dhf tubeless
    " I don't ride park"

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    My 2014 Transition Covert ... to say this bike is awesome is a understatement!

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    Love my Stumpjumper!

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    Latest 26" SJ FSR models kicked ass indeed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    Latest 26" SJ FSR models kicked ass indeed...

    Still a top of the line bike!

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    My brand new DMR Bolt Long.
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    Here is my '09 Giant Reign.
    It's a hand me down, but its new to me!


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    Another photo of my custom built GT Zaskar.

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    For my all-around riding, modern DJ geometry and a rigid bike remain the best choice. Here's the latest iteration in dialing in the millimeters and weight vs strength vs reliability vs low-maintenance.

    The front hub is a Paul Fhub Disc, bolt-up version; its flat axle faces hopefully won't mess up the custom paintjob on that Surly Instigator fork. The stem is an Azonic Barretta Evo, 40 mm in a rare 15į rise that works really well for a lowered front end.



    (The idea to use both sunlight and shadow to take the photo was a bad one, as it turned out.)
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    Anther 26er is born. Post your 26er Pics-start.jpg

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    Wife's new build of '18 Haro Flightline 26+. We swapped over to SRAM NX 1x11 drivetrain, SR Suntour Aion cranks and Raidon air fork.

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    Still totally love my Dixon. New wheels this year (Stan's Arch) and it's that much better!

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    2012 5-Spot
    2013 Lyrik DPA with the Floodgate removed
    The Gravity Dropper was purchased in 2005.

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    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Intense Spider XVP

    This little bike is a rocketship and so much fun to ride! It's nimble and can be threaded through the tiniest of gaps at speed even with it's wide 787 mm bars I did have to drill out the frame for the dropper (and subsequently removed the dropper after realizing I'm not a fan). Overall, an incredibly fun bike to ride and my go-to for any new trails where I'm not sure what to expect because I know it can handle anything I throw at it.

    2003 Intense Spider XVP frame
    Fox F100x fork
    Fox RP23 shock
    DT Swiss XR1450 wheelset with 54t star ratchet upgrade
    Continental Mountain King Protection tires (tubeless w/ 2.4F & 2.2R)
    Chris King headset
    Chromag Ranger stem (not in photo)
    Deity Blacklabel riser bar
    Supacaz silicone grips
    Sram Guide Ultimate brakes with Ahimsa Airotors (204F/180R)
    Sram X1 11 speed shifter
    Sram X01 11 speed rear derailleur
    Sram NX cassette w/ Wolftooth 49t cassette extender
    E Thirteen XCX crank arms and bottom bracket
    Race Face 32t NW chainring
    Crankbrothers Eggbeater pedals
    FSA SLK carbon seatpost (not in photo)
    Fizik Gobi saddle
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    Just let my 2007 Dawg go this past weekend (XL). I picked it up a few years ago for my kid to ride. He didn't ride it much...spends his time on a Yamaha R6 now.

    I used it a fair amount as a spare to 2012 SC Heckler. Recent 2018 Kona Process 153 purchase means it's no longer used at all.

    Found a new XL sized owner...had a few battle scars but buffed up nice. Sold for $400.
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    18 Kona Process 153 AL/DL (27.5)...:thumbsup:

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    1998 Cannondale Super V

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    Here's mine, early 2000s Jamis Cross country 1.0, I decided to learn my way around a bike on it so I stripped it down. The only original parts are the frame & seat post, and I'm going to try using the original rear derailleur (Acer 7sp), I'm waiting on an 11-40 8sp cassette to run as a 1x8, when done I'll post up an update
    I added a Manitou R7 fork, Shimano hydraulic discs, short funn stem, Easton riser bar, ergon saddle, raceface respond crank with 36t nw chaining, waiting on the 11-40 8sp cassette and sram x4 shifter to complete it.

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    Good job, but you really need longer brake lines, especially the front one. Manitou forks support a very tidy and convenient routing but it takes a longer line than most other suspension forks need in the same travel range. The routing is under the down tube, behind damper side of the crown, without touching anything between arch and lever.

    About right line length, but low resolution image:


    A better image, line is a bit short but shows the idea:



    The line is best tied to the arch with force so as to restrict movement and rub. A "fourth hand" cable tool helps doing up zip ties. Manitou arches differ over years and models but there's always a suitable location for a zip tie.
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    Thanks psycho, I figured on putting a longer line up front but I appreciate the pictures and tips, I'll get some coming. I've left the bike hanging upside down in the rafters for a couple years (I know...) and the shock and brakes were all wet when I got it down the other day. I've got shock oil on the way already, I'm debating if I want to install a remote lockout (have it just have never used one). Not much longer though and I'll be able to get it dirty again!

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    Check out this Absolute+ tuning thread before you fit a MILO: http://forums.mtbr.com/shocks-suspen...ck-687754.html

    It may solve your damper setup without the need for extra complexity.

    Manitou forks are seriously underrated. I don't normally post so much but your R7 got me going.
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    That's great thanks! I'll do some reading and get some shims ordered. I guess I'm in the clyde category, I'm 235-240 working on getting back down to 200ish, the original fork was completely useless so when I picked up the r7 it was amazing! I did little light riding like this, just the rear v brake lol before I decided to go all out. It does seem extra squishy though so I'll do some fine tuning!

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    2012 Scalpel 26er

    I'm too stubborn to do anything but a 26er...ok I really like 26er's even if everyone is doing 29er's these days

    Anyways, I just built a 2012 Cannondale Scalpel 26er, and yep it's harder to find parts for 26ers but still possible. Here's to all of us 26er's out there!

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    I built this one up almost 20 years ago(!), starting with a swapmeet-sourced Pacific-branded frame.

    For reasons I can only guess at, the resulting headtube angle is fairly laid back, even with this very short suspension fork that was another swapmeet find.
    The frame's seller told me this frame came equipped with a dual-crown, faux DH fork that "weighed a ton".

    Oddly enough, this bike has proven more fun to ride than a few of my higher-spec builds (it rips through Manzanita Trail in Auburn), and has been my go-to for our annual duathlon race (where I have to leave my bike nearly unattended in the canyon while hitch-hiking to the start line of the running leg of the race).
    I'm more of a lightweight XC rider so have little concern over this frame's durability, even though it was originally sold out of a department store!


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    Why ride anything different than 26?

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    2003 Santa Cruz Superlight...bought in 03 ridden a few times then thrown in the garage for 15 years to ride/race on the road...Pulled it out a few months ago and can't get enough of it...she's old...but she can still shred
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    Quote Originally Posted by djhanson100 View Post
    I'm too stubborn to do anything but a 26er...ok I really like 26er's even if everyone is doing 29er's these days

    Anyways, I just built a 2012 Cannondale Scalpel 26er, and yep it's harder to find parts for 26ers but still possible. Here's to all of us 26er's out there!

    cheers, DJ
    Is the angle on the bars intentional? Looks a bit strange. Otherwise, great bike
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    My 2012 Cannondale RZ120 XLR after a recent 110 km trail race in Norway (Ultrabirken)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paganiproductions View Post
    Looking to convert to rigid and singlespeed
    Any advice people
    A Nashbar fork looks like a good fit for this bike:
    https://www.bikenashbar.com/cycling/...rk-ns-cmf-base

    You may want to go with a shorter stem and a higher rise handlebar.

    Also get some plastic (cheap, functional, leg skin friendly, and don't look beat up after years of use) platform pedals; the ones on the photo are only placeholders.

    I wouldn't be SS-converting that frame because the most feasible way to do it is with a tensioner, and having a nice, two-roller, spring-loaded, chainline-adjustable tensioner is almost as much complexity as having a fully functional RD.

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    New life for old Troll...

    Hi everyone my six year old Troll after getting me to work everyday is getting retired to the wilds

    Changed from a work a day bike...

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    After a quick ride today hard to believe that under all those racks and guards was a little rocket ship.

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    Typical Troll! :-p
    Steel and orange play well together, as always.

    Was it hard to find a straight steerer suspension fork?

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    Hi J, thanks I am a sucker for an orange bike As for the fork its a Rockshock Reba RL 100mm travel and its still listed on their website. With a lockout its a great match for the Troll. I brought the 27.5 wheel size version with the idea of running that size wheels in the Troll with some Schwalbe G-One tyres.

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    ^^ Beautiful! I'm also a sucker for Orange bikes. See my signature
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    Just finished my gravel/grind 1x11 26er project based on Principia Mac B frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zambezi View Post
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    2010 Marin Bobcat Trail Urban Assault Commuter

    Very little on this bike is original (brakes, handlebar, stem)

    I got it down to about 25 lbs, but then put on a really heave set of Schwalbe Big Ben Plus tires. Worth it for the comfort and ability to ride gravel trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerk View Post
    Hey 26ers
    I am getting back into riding after a looooong hiatus. Looking to lose some weight and enjoy some trails.
    Here is my 2002 Kona Fire Mountain. I have made some updates to modernize it a bit and to learn general bike repair/setup/tuning.

    Original parts
    Truvativ 5D cranks
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    New Parts
    Sunrace CSMX8 11-46t
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    Shimano Deore Brake levers
    Truvativ Hussefelt Riserbar and stem
    Race Face Half Nelson Grips
    DMR V6 pedals

    In the mail
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    Near future
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    Sorry I know this post is old, but do you fine the cassette to be overkill? I bought a group set package for my 26er 2x10 that came with an 11-42. I found I couldnít use the last few gears, so I dropped to an 11-32. May go up to a 34, but Iím gonna ride this one for a while and feel it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    Typical Troll! :-p
    Steel and orange play well together, as always.

    Was it hard to find a straight steerer suspension fork?
    I'm currently building a new whip using an old GT cro-mo frame, and have just bought a new Rockshox Revelation 140mm solo air fork - with straight 1 1/8 steerer.. had plenty to choose from, too.

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    The free bike just got some upgrades

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    Here is my fully restored 1998 S-Works M2 HT. Frame was powder coated Willow Grey and decals clear coated over. Full XTR M970 group including hubs. Fork is a Fox F80 RLT. THOMSON Elite seat post. KORE Elite stem. S-Works carbon handlebar. S-works carbon Overendz barends. Cane Creek 110 headset. Thanks for looking!

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    Lovely job.

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    perkj that thing is a beaut

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    My latest CL grab -- This one will get a mild resto, new decals, sunrise bars and BMX style tires soon:
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    Unnecessary post deleted as pic above now works.
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    Meh, you'll just have to imagine it.

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    2006 Haro X6 Extreme with 2006 Marzocchi Junior T Bomber forks.




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    First post here, figure it might as well be this

    Specialized Camber I picked up from a buddy!

    Haven't had a chance to ride it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

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    Hopefully you'll get hooked!

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    Can't remember if already posted. 2005ish voodoo hoodoo. Going to upgrade this year with new manituo fork and wide rsnge cassette.Post your 26er Pics-32085730_2021855111413121_8325574334114430976_o.jpgClick image for larger version. 

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    Here is one 26er:
    2006 Specialized Epic Comp frame, RockShox Reba Team with lockout, XT cranks, derailleurs and cassette, Magura Marta SL Carbon Gold Edition brakes, Chris King hubs, BB and headset, Thomson stem and post, Easton EC 90 SL bars, Selle Italia SLR Troy Lee Design Limited Edition Black Widow seat, Time ATAC Carbon pedals, DT Swiss XR 4.2D rims. Still going strong!
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    And here's the other one:
    2001 Trek 8500 SL frame, Marzocchi Atom Race 2, XT components, Thomson stem and seatpost, Easton Carbon handlebars, Time ATAC World Championship Edition carbon pedals, had Chris King all over but sold those and now has some cane creek and bontrager stuff. Rims are also Bontrager now, had some Mavic rims with the Chris King hubs....but still rides nice!
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    My freshly updated Stinky Six. Most of the components are new, the original bits are the fork, rear shock, stem, and handlebar.

    The suspension design is a little dated and the frame is a little heavy, but I'm dated and heavy too, so we're a good match for each other.



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    Sub 4.9kg MTB - Lightest in the world !!!

    Added more kevlar fabric to the saddle/seatpost, bar/ stem and reinforced the BB . Has added nearly 400grams but the bike can cope with a lot more now . Still sub 4.9kg but can cope with more !!!
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    '03 6700 reborn

    Rebuilt my 6700 over last winter-

    Converted from 3x9 to 2x9:
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    Blackspire Super Pro 24 tooth chainring
    KMC EPT chain
    Shimano UN-55 bottom bracket
    Mavic XC 717 disc wheels
    TRP Spyke disc brakes & rotors
    Maxxis Ikon tires
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    Nukeproof Horizon Carbon bars
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    Cane Creek 40 series headset
    Jagwire cables
    Race Face Chester pedals
    Nukeproof Horizon Carbon seatpost
    Charge Spoon saddle
    Shimano Deore XT brake levers
    DiaComp M10 anodized brake cable adjusters
    Manitou Markhor 100mm QR fork




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    I recently got a good deal off of "let go" on this older full suspension, Marin Rock Springs. This the third bike in my stable, along side a 2011 GT Aggressor 1.0, and a Bikes Direct Gravity 27.5" er. I was not looking to buy another bike, but the deal was good, so I went for it.I am pretty sure its a 2006. Feel free to check out my youtube channel to see more about the bikes. www.youtube.com/dougz73

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    Got my hardtail out of storage a few weeks ago. 2005 Gary Fisher Bitter. Forgot how much fun this thing was flying down trails.
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    I think Iím gonna buy this tomorrow for a beat around bike. Iíll put flat pedals on this one so I can ride with the wife and kids without having to strap clipless shoes on.

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    Picked up this frame for free the other day from a co-op. The forks are from an old rigid Rockhopper. The rest is random parts I had lying around. Gonna get her tuned up Tuesday and see how she handles trails.

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    Mongoose Rockadile SX

    Purchased as NOS frame in mid 2000's, it lives again in 2019
    These 26er pics often feature large tires. The loop stays on this mid 90's frame accommodate a 60mm Panaracer Swoop All Trail. (Ha! Swoop Loops!). No disc mount, so a 23mm ID rim brake Rhyno Lite supports it. In front an XCR 30 coil fork with 62mm Swoop on WTB Frequency i25 25mm ID rim, S2 headset. FR7/BB7 disc in front, Arch Rival in rear. Grip shifts because I like them and they're light. Nine speed because it's economical and supports an inexpensive, strong chain. Running 7 speed cassette body rear for less dish - "8 of 9 on 7". And it's 2X!!! Chester Flats, 104 BCD EXO crank, steel 32 and alu 42. Top pull, bottom swing is key to reliability, hope this old XT mech lasts! Shifts perfectly, likely as light as a 1x setup, 42/28 big/big back rolls way better up power climb slopes than 34 10 or whatever your 27.5 1x has. Cassette is 12-36, and that will scale most anything, and still pedal over 30 MPH. 2018 SRAM X5 rear derailleur for 36 cog access. Race Face 1" rise bars, EA50 post, Fuji stem came with the fork. 100mm travel gives it 65 degree head angle, 12.5 BB height keeps pedals off the rocks and me on the pedals. This XC bike climbs like a goat, and descends with finesse. And all for very little money, as long as my time isn't worth anything! Built the wheels, scrounged for parts. A reminder that you can have an awesome, competitive, durable bike without a dentist's income.
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    Upset 94 GF montare back on the trails

    Got motivated to ride and resurrected this old frame from my younger days. Made it a ss with an ENO eccentric rear hub and put A set of Surly Long Haul Trucker forks on the front. Had to put in problem solvers and a new headset and tried out some gravel drop bars. The forks were cut for someone else, and returned so I got them at a deep discount. They were scratched and about 5mm longer than what I thought I wanted, I figured I could cut them down. It turns out I like them as is.
    The bars are wrapped for now with some old hand wraps (again a relic of my younger days). Havenít put brakes on yet, where I live itís dead flat so Iím ok for now. Will eventually put front brakes on, and then wrap the bars properly. For now it is fine and fun.
    Old, ugly, beat up, a little heavy, with a couple shiny new parts. A lot like itís rider.
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    I can play!! The first one is a 1999ish Scott USA Racing comp that I switch between gravel duty and single track. The second one is a 2003 Rocky Mountain Carve that I built up over our 8 month winter that was my first ride and its really fun. 26 forever!!
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    This was a freebie given to me last week by a new guitarist in our band. The guy is in his early 50's and we got on the subject of bikes and he said he was a big gear-head back in the day, and said he had an old Bridgestone bike that was his main ride back when he was into it, and offered it to me free for parts. While it looked a little rough paint-wise along with a little rust here and there, when I got it home I went ahead and pumped up the tires and oiled up the chain and other parts of the drive train and took it for a spin. I was surprised to find that it's very light and rode like a dream, and felt much better than my main Cannondale ride! A lot of that may be due to the fact that my Cannondale is on the border of being too small for me, and I don't have to jack the seat way up on this Bridgestone.

    It's a Bridgestone MB-1. I haven't looked up the numbers yet, but based on old catalogs it looks like it may be a 1991 model. After putting a new seat on it and possibly replacing the shifting system with something more modern, along with working out a creaking noise coming from the bottom bracket area, this may just become my main ride.
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    Racing the old girl yesterday at King Of Ballarat Round 1, Black Hill.
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    yeti 4x special projects number 86/100
    not had this running for while, but now all ready for the summer.

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    That 2006 Cove Handjob is still alive and kicking. It's my more refined steed, what with Columbus Zona tubes, gears, tubeless setup, and *gasp* a lubricated chain.


    The Kona P2 fork is a bit lacking in stiffness though.
    26" rigid SS 4130 BB7 nylon-flats ESI latex-tubes non-lubricated-8spd

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    1995 Boulder Defiant. Risse Genesis rear shock, 3.5" travel. All steel, very light, like a hard tail with better rear traction. I have the original Rockshox Judy SL 100mm fork in my shop. When I'm feeling rowdy I roll with a 130mm Manitou Minute fork, really fun ride.

    Brought the Defiant up to Big Bear last season, this bike likes to jump.
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    The suspension of your bike sucks if it's different than mine. Really. It sucks. Big time.

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    Earlier pics now showing.

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    I see no pics, not even in HTML code.
    26" rigid SS 4130 BB7 nylon-flats ESI latex-tubes non-lubricated-8spd

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    Moots

    Moots Zirkel....Finally got another parallelogram fork....never could get use to a telescopic fork....I tried for nine yrs....
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    Tread killer....

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    Picked up a 2004 Rocky Mountain etsx 30 off a local buy and sell group about a month and a half ago and cleaned it up and updated a bunch of the parts (pedals, bars, grips, derailleur and brakes mainly). It's my first full suspension bike! It came set up with a triple up front but I removed the mech and right now it's farmer 1x with a granny ring when needed. If I can find a friction shifter I'll more than likely be making it 2x.

    The seat post and saddle are borrowed off one of my other bikes as it came with a super sketchy looking dropper post lol.

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    Replaced my older apparently cracked RM Flatline (If Aluminum could burn..) with this bad boy I picked up on a recent trip to Whistler.... So stoked.
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    96 KillerV500 Replacement

    Cool bike! I had the same bike until the bottom bracket cracked and Cannondale sent me back a replacement frame but in a black color. It is still my daily rider. Recently replaced the disintegrated WTB headset with Cane Creek 40s. Went from a 3x9 to a 1x10, XT Rear Derailleaur and Shifter. Still have the original Magura hydraulics from 96' and it still works like the day I bought it. Crankset replaced with ZEE because last XT crankset finally gave in. Surly bars on short hussefelts with schwalbe big apples for a cushy ride.
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    KGB Cycles



    KGB Cycles titanium frame, made in Russia imported to US in mid 90's?
    Built with Shimano Deore XT and 8 speed GripShift from my old Kona Explosif. Now with Titanium American Clasic seatpost found in my garage collecting dust. Kona is long gone but this drivetrain took my on some epic rides and survived few crashes. (Seat is lower now I was still working on setup,stem length,seatpost,pedals etc)
    cheers
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    Ouch. KGB is where Putin came from, before he went insane with power. In the 90s we thought KGB was a thing of the past and a target for harmless jokes, but now it runs the country, acting in the only way it can -- by pretending USA is the arch-enemy and thus any Constitution and human rights violations are justified to stay in power, *and* the very concept of human rights is the enemy's invention to fool Russian people into betraying their country.

    I had high hopes for 21st century after the first Cold War ended. But now it feels as if history took some dark, low-probability turn around 1999-2001, and we're all headed into dystopia.

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    It's been fun...

    Love this bike but sadly isn't getting ridden much. I'll be parting out if anyone is interested in anything they see, DM me if you want a parts list.

    (also listed in classifieds)

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    I bought this '07 F4 for $100 yesterday. The owner had slick tires on it and never took it off road. I have it cleaned up, tuned with proper tires and took her on some singletrack this morning for the first time in her life. The matte brown looks very cool in person and pictures don't do it justice.




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    Nice work with that C-Dale. It looks like a great ride.

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    My 26er is turning 26 years old! Just after its first bath in about a decade and a half! Bad idea, the grease and grime was preventing it from rusting
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    I want something good to die for
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    I want a new mistake, lose is more than hesitate.

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    Added DVO Topaz. RP23 needed a rebuild and I didn't have time to take the bike out of service. Also threw on a longer stroke so picked up a half inch of travel. Just missed out on a used Pivot Mach 5.5 this week, but this one still does pretty well for a 15 year old bike. Had the Pike rebuilt a few weeks ago too.

    Sorry for the bad pic, but she's not so photogenic these days anyway. Maybe time to polish up the frame and get some new stickers.
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    First post here. Thought Iíd throw the olí Bridgestone in the ring.

    Hey guys! First post on here (Iíve been lurking for years). Figured Iíd throw up a few pics of my MB-3 I just finished building up. Saved the frame from getting thrown in the garbage during spring cleaning at my work. Bike ďmanagerĒ had no idea what he was sitting on. Built almost completely out of collected spare parts. Yes...that IS a 1x9 DuraAce drivetrain. This bike makes no sense and thatís why I love it.
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    ^^^^Nice!!
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    Hey weirdtrails, that Bridgestone is a pretty cool ride. Do you have any idea about the stem? Is it threaded? How long is it? Who made it? How can I trick you into shipping it to me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattiThundrrr View Post
    Hey weirdtrails, that Bridgestone is a pretty cool ride. Do you have any idea about the stem? Is it threaded? How long is it? Who made it? How can I trick you into shipping it to me?
    Matti, itís an old Deda Graphite series for 1Ē threaded. I believe itís an 80mm (donít quote me on it though) and itís got a slight negative drop but Iím not sure what degree.
    I like it quite a bit but I do have an extra Cinelli that Iíve thought about swapping it out for. Iíd probably let it go for idk 30$ shipped 🤷🏻*♂️ Iíll ship you the whole rig for $450 plus the ride though 😉 N+1 baybay!

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    Ya, I am searching for something cute like that for my HardRock, but I think I need 1 1/8 threaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    Ouch. KGB is where Putin came from, before he went insane with power. In the 90s we thought KGB was a thing of the past and a target for harmless jokes, but now it runs the country, acting in the only way it can -- by pretending USA is the arch-enemy and thus any Constitution and human rights violations are justified to stay in power, *and* the very concept of human rights is the enemy's invention to fool Russian people into betraying their country.

    I had high hopes for 21st century after the first Cold War ended. But now it feels as if history took some dark, low-probability turn around 1999-2001, and we're all headed into dystopia.
    Oh, Random Psych., I think we already there......

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    Still havenít went with big wheels as this (Knolly Chili) is still making me smile when I ride it.


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    2005 Norco Torrent North Shore Hardtail
    Bought recently as an unused frame and built up.
    So much fun and is a beast to ride downhill.. not up though.

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    Fetish Cycle

    This is a 15 year old build, still rides well.
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    my new old GT Tequesta 1998.



    Not quite done yet but this is how it looks today.

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    2010 Moots

    Moots Zirkel with Rohloff hub and German Kilo fork
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    Tread killer....

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    2001 Straight 8 is still kicking it hard on the trails!
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    2011 Cotic BFe with all new XTR and more
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    how do you like your cotic? Looks like a sweet ride. I have dreams of riding and aggressive hard tail, but typically my old back and the rough trails tell me I should be on a full susser.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    Two of Mine

    Here is my palomino. I used to have a maverick sc32 on it and I kind of wish I still had it.
    I also have a sweet Yeti and an MB3. I will get photos of that up after I refinish the fenders. Post your 26er Pics-palomino-5.jpgPost your 26er Pics-palomino-4.jpgPost your 26er Pics-palomino-3.jpgPost your 26er Pics-palomino-2.jpg
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    That Bridgestone and the Gary Fisher Sugar rebuild are awesome!!
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    I have only done a few commutes 😊
    No trail riding yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDale View Post
    Here are my only two 26er vintage mountain bikes, my only other bike is my oldest bike 1988 Trek steel frame road bike with Shimano 105 group.




    My oldest 26er is my vintage 1995 Cannondale F1000 which I bought brand new in '95, it's a medium 17 inch frame size which I mostly use every day and for technical trails because the frame size is slightly smaller for me, it's easier to maneuver in tight areas.
    Here are some upgrades highlights that I made in '96-'97:
    XT front mech
    XT V Brakes
    Avid brake levers
    SACHS Power Grip Extreme twist shifters (first gen small size grip)
    KORE flat aluminum handlebar
    Wheelset is now HUGI-DT Swiss hubs, Mavic 217 rims (28 spokes front 32 rear), and Titanium spokes (now shown but I will update this pic later)
    Tires are old IRC Mythos XC
    Pedals are combination flat on one side clipless on the other side

    I did remove the bar ends because I don't do all day riding and don't have any hills nearby. I've got another spare LP Composites short carbon fiber-Kevlar bar ends just in case. No more upgrades planned for this bike just some new Kenda general purpose tires.




    My other one is another Cannondale 1996 speed yellow bought it brand new in '96 ordered the large 19 inch size frame, HeadShok suspension fork, CODA stem, and CODA 900M Hollow Crank crankset from my local bike shop. Then slowly built it and completed it a year later in '97.
    Some component highlights:
    Shimano XTR group
    XTR V Brake with ceramic pads
    Bontrager Titanium flat handlebar
    SACHS Power Grip Extreme twist shifters (2nd gen larger size grip)
    Paul Component Engineering Love brake levers
    Syncros Titanium seat post
    Selle Italia Flite Kevlar Titanium seat
    Wheelset is a custom HUGI-DT Swiss rear hub 32 spokes, CODA-DT front hub 28 spokes, DT Swiss Revolution spokes, Sun rims with ceramic brake side surfaces.
    Tires are IRC Mythos XC

    The only near future upgrade that I plan for this bike is a Fatty HeadShok with disk brake and new Schwalbe Racing Ralph or Sammy Slick tires. My next bike will be a 29er. :-)

    If you want to check out more detailed pictures of my bikes see my public picture album and enjoy!
    Looks like a custom 200mm stem

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