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    Anyone local with a L Preston FR?

    Hey, I'm looking for a new rig and I was wondering if any locals are on a large Preston FR. I've got a few other bikes in the running, but they're all pretty familiar territory (SC) and I pretty much know how they fit/ride. This one... I have no clue, but I'm curious. I'm not looking to huck your bike off the roof or anything, just check the fit, susp action, you know.... that kinda thing.

    Yay for new bikes!

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    Kitchenware....hmmm....I think I remember that name from somewhere in the distant past, but this can't be a post from him--I don't think he rides bikes anymore....

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    Hey, I have one of those. Mine's a 2006 though. Really, you should ride a 2007. The leverage ratio is much better on the 07's, in addition to some geometry tweeks and detail changes. Plus, I'm running a 2006 66 Light at 170mm in place of my 2006 Travis Single 150. Prestons feel much better with a smaller A-C from a 150mm fork.

    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    hehe, I'm pretty sure that weirdo is under a car somewhere.

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    that's a good looking bike.

    I'm thinking I'm gonna go with the Lyrik coil or two step, haven't made up my mind for sure on that front... but... I like the Preston, the geometry, short travel/burly design. I just need to build it lighter than my old bullits and I'll be happy. Shouldn't be a problem though. I actually looked into buying a Preston FR back in 03, kinda cool that I'm finally going to get one now.

    I'm looking forward to being on a full susp again and still having the rigid SS as my second bike.

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    it be on it's way, thanks to Dave/Redstone! Yay for poo brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    it be on it's way, thanks to Dave/Redstone! Yay for poo brown.
    Excellent! You're going to like it.
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    I finally got it together.
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    She's a real beauty!

    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    I finally got it together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    I finally got it together.
    Nice matching poo brown rims.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    huhray poo!
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Jim and his craving for brown. I remember the A&W rootbeer cola bike he had!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Jim and his craving for brown. I remember the A&W rootbeer cola bike he had!
    Are you still thinking of a new ride? Dave/Redstone has a medium and a large Covert frame hanging around in the shop...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Jim and his craving for brown. I remember the A&W rootbeer cola bike he had!

    hehe, I htink I had that bike for all of 3 weeks.

    -wow, it's late and I have oatmeal all over me

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    Nice ride! love the brown

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    Looks schweet!!

    You ridin' tomorrow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    I finally got it together.
    Looks like a solid build. I too like the matching poo brown rims. Sweet. Enjoy.
    I'm here for the downhill

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveM
    You ridin' tomorrow?
    I'd like to, but Orion has a basketball game right in the middle of the day. I might bust out a sunset beater at Hall tomorrow though, but it will be a late call kinda thing.

    I was up your way today on the maiden voyage. Got rained on, hailed on, rained on... followed by a bit more hail and rain. Nothing like some SSV horse poop soup, makes a great exfoliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    I finally got it together.
    Back in brown! Nice ride Jim--you're going to love the fork too! We need to ride sometime soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    Back in brown! Nice ride Jim--you're going to love the fork too! We need to ride sometime soon!
    Yip, both me AND the bike are very turd-like right now. It's poop colored and I'm slow as poop. But yeah, I'd love to get down your way for a ride soon. Maybe some shuttle action or one of those play days in the park...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    Yip, both me AND the bike are very turd-like right now. It's poop colored and I'm slow as poop. But yeah, I'd love to get down your way for a ride soon. Maybe some shuttle action or one of those play days in the park...
    I'd like to participate in this event when it happens. Plus, it'd be cool to have two Prestons rolling around.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    hehe, I htink I had that bike for all of 3 weeks.

    -wow, it's late and I have oatmeal all over me
    I had to wash that oatmeal off when I got home. Darn girls in that kiddy pool full of oatmeal, splish splashing around.

    I think Jim has a fecal fetish.

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