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    bitter sweet return

    two and a half months after shoulder surgery
    my doc says he doesn't want to see me anymore.
    sounded like, "go ahead and ease back into trail riding", right?
    ok.
    so off to the easiest trail i can think of. permerton.
    shakedown the shoulder and the rebuild on the 2-9er.
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    on the ride we discussed the merits of a fs 2-9er...
    ok, i'm trying to justify my stupidity.
    another one bites the dust.
    sigh.

    p.s. see dirdir/waltz, they do break at the downtube...
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    How did that happen?

    How did the shoulder feel? I'm no stranger to PT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobbs
    How did that happen?

    How did the shoulder feel? I'm no stranger to PT.
    classic garage vs. bike...

    the good news is the shoulder felt great and i have other bikes. at least i didn't mess-up the car.

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    Sorry to see that Yuri. I received a very interesting email from Kona recently. I was in the Pig a few weeks back and Eric had a 2007 Unit 2-9 on the wall. I noticed that the downtube was re-designed. More traditional shape too. Anyway, I emailed Kona and said: "I just saw that the 2007 Unit 2-9 has a re-designed downtube. Mine broke and although I got a new frame right away, I never received an explanation from Kona that this was some sort of fluke or weld defect or something like that to ease my mind. I don't want to die out there because my frame breaks. So, are the 2006's safe and can I get a 2007?" Kona's response was that they have had a few issues with the downtube, but very little, and that my frame was safe. Kona also said the 2007's will not be available until next year.

    This is the third break I have seen in the same location. If I get injured as a result of this defect, and it clearly is a defect, I will be a very mad attorney.

    Anyway, that sucks. And on your first ride back too. Sorry man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    classic garage vs. bike...

    the good news is the shoulder felt great and i have other bikes. at least i didn't mess-up the car.
    Oh. I guess nevermind my other comments. A fight with the garage is something else entirely. Sorry again.
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    i look at it this way.

    at least now i don't have to worry about the downtube breaking.
    question now becomes, what to replace it with?
    another steel 2-9er hardtail? a FS 2-er? a 2-9er unicycle?

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    You must have been basking in the glow of riding singletrack again and gotten distracted right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    at least now i don't have to worry about the downtube breaking.
    question now becomes, what to replace it with?
    another steel 2-9er hardtail? a FS 2-er? a 2-9er unicycle?
    Niner r.i.p.9 is what I'm lusting after...
    Ride more; post less...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    classic garage vs. bike... at least i didn't mess-up the car.
    Curious: what roof rack was in use? I ask because my wife tried to park my Cdale crosser in her parents garage two years ago, and while the bike was fine the rack tray was not.

    T'would be a fun product test.

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    I am just damn glad that I took my ride off that rack. I have a hack saw and a hammer just waiting for a good time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionsmuse
    Curious: what roof rack was in use? I ask because my wife tried to park my Cdale crosser in her parents garage two years ago, and while the bike was fine the rack tray was not.

    T'would be a fun product test.
    yakima sitting on top of the 4runner factory rack. the tray is toast but everything else appears fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Mikey
    You must have been basking in the glow of riding singletrack again and gotten distracted right?
    bingo!

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    Inbred


    or



    El Rey



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    Leviathan.

    I like FS. I like hardtails also. Sorta depends on what terrain you are going to ride on. If it is the go everywhere in comfort bike, I lean toward a FS rig.

    That really sucks about the frame, but better there than trying to kill you on the trail.

    Did you repaint that? I thought it was a different shade of green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    I am just damn glad that I took my ride off that rack. I have a hack saw and a hammer just waiting for a good time...
    Damn good thing you got your ride off the rack before this happened. I can't imagine how shitty I would feel if I wrecked somebody elses bike doing something stupid like that.

    You should be able to make something cool out of what's left of that frame. I've been thinking about making some tap handles out of old bike parts.

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    i'm gonna pour some sammy adams on the curb for my dead homie

    yea. had it powdercoated last month.
    i'd like another "ss turns into gears when i need it hartail" but i'm kind thinking a FS might be better in the long run with my shoulder and all.
    we'll see. wife has to calm down first...

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    Contact your local framebuilder and recycle the rear triangle for a new frame with a custom front end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    yea. had it powdercoated last month.
    i'd like another "ss turns into gears when i need it hartail" but i'm kind thinking a FS might be better in the long run with my shoulder and all.
    we'll see. wife has to calm down first...

    one of these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    one of these?

    or the "I just really love the way this bike feels...."
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    Niner r.i.p.9 is what I'm lusting after...
    you and me both, I love the glow in the dark bonus on the blue frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    Sorry to see that Yuri. I received a very interesting email from Kona recently. I was in the Pig a few weeks back and Eric had a 2007 Unit 2-9 on the wall. I noticed that the downtube was re-designed. More traditional shape too. Anyway, I emailed Kona and said: "I just saw that the 2007 Unit 2-9 has a re-designed downtube. Mine broke and although I got a new frame right away, I never received an explanation from Kona that this was some sort of fluke or weld defect or something like that to ease my mind. I don't want to die out there because my frame breaks. So, are the 2006's safe and can I get a 2007?" Kona's response was that they have had a few issues with the downtube, but very little, and that my frame was safe. Kona also said the 2007's will not be available until next year.

    This is the third break I have seen in the same location. If I get injured as a result of this defect, and it clearly is a defect, I will be a very mad attorney.

    Anyway, that sucks. And on your first ride back too. Sorry man.
    At least it's good to see that Kona isn't in denial about the frame problem, in that they have actually redesigned the frame. It's very tough for a company to recall a product and suck up all of the expense -- I worked for a large electronics manufacturer for many years and have seen how difficult making such a decision can be.

    (Just knowing that there are trial lawyers out there can sometimes help a company make the right decision!)

    I'm considering the purchase of a Kona Bicycle pretty soon, for my daughter. She doesn't like mountain biking, but Kona makes the Jake 2-4 that might suit her well and be OK for riding on fire roads and easy trails and bike paths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freebiker
    Contact your local framebuilder and recycle the rear triangle for a new frame with a custom front end.
    there was a guy camping near us at white spahr last go-around at the whiskey off road who converted a surly 1x1 26er to 29er.
    if'n yer reading this pm me.
    regardless.
    just need me some grips and i'm back in bidness...
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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    one of these?
    yum asylum.
    on my list fo shizzle.
    mhy nhizzle...
    but your know my titus prejudice...
    all that potential for contribution to
    the bike culture
    in the valley = nada
    and it seems like it's all
    about teh benjamins.
    so mebbe lenz...etc

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    Major bummer dude! Sorry 'bout that... Well, everything happens for a reason so to do another SS w/the option of gears would be... well, just old hat. I think you should go FS 29'er. More choices now for you... R.I.P. 9 or the Lenz gets my vote. If you go Lenz do the 4" version. It Rawks duuuude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    yakima sitting on top of the 4runner factory rack. the tray is toast but everything else appears fine.
    Sorry to hear about the bike meets garage episode Yuri.

    We've all done it - myself included.

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