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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Show us your Redlines here

    Show all your Redline pics here:


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    ... and if we just ... Here's mine!

    29ers and a 26er:

    Monocog 26er
    Monocog 29er
    Mono 9 29er





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    its nice to see redline with their own forum now


    since this picture i have put on a shorter stem and replaced the headset. i am planning on putting on a carbon fork next. after a few rides on this bike i sold my full squish 26er, and now exclusivly ride this one.

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    New Redline mono9

    I just got this last week!



    Really like the look and ride.

    07 Redline mono9
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    '08 Monocog when it was brand spankin' new.
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    My favorite bike. 07' Monocog Flight 29
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    D440 maiden voyage

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    Picked this up yesterday. Felt good on the short ride I was able to take it on today. The graphics on the paint look much better live than in this photo. Dropped the chain once at the beginning of the ride , but later found that the jump stop had moved out of position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge29er
    My favorite bike. 07' Monocog Flight 29



    Sweet paintjob! You do it yourself?

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    Here's mine - '08 Monocog (17") upgraded with Titec Jones Bar on Thompson stem and Shimano M647 pedals.

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    Two versions: Not fixed and fixed. Same frame though

    Currently set up as a fixie.
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    And a good day to you sir!

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    Just ordered mine...

    I just ordered one of these. I'm planning on using it as a mucky weather bike...one i don't care about if it gets totally filthy.

    Any other ride impressions to share? Likes? Dislikes? How are the wheels?

    I'm upgrading the brakes to Avid bb5s, and changing the cockpit to race face stuff I have lying around in teh basement. Other than that, I'm gonna leave it stock until something breaks.

    Thanks!

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    Picked this up yesterday. Felt good on the short ride I was able to take it on today. The graphics on the paint look much better live than in this photo. Dropped the chain once at the beginning of the ride , but later found that the jump stop had moved out of position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgermtb
    I just ordered one of these. I'm planning on using it as a mucky weather bike...one i don't care about if it gets totally filthy.

    Any other ride impressions to share? Likes? Dislikes? How are the wheels?

    I'm upgrading the brakes to Avid bb5s, and changing the cockpit to race face stuff I have lying around in teh basement. Other than that, I'm gonna leave it stock until something breaks.

    Thanks!
    Unfortunately for me the trails have been pretty wet since I bought it , so I really don't know exactly how everything is going to feel. The only off-road riding was the couple miles I did the first day out.However, I have put about 30 road miles on it and like what I feel so far. The bars are a bit wide at a little over 27" , so I might cut them down a little. I'm the wrong guy to tell you about the quality of the wheels and stuff because the bike I was riding before was about ten years old , so it all feels good to me.I like the rigid fork because that's what I'm used to and I think you'll find the standard V brakes it comes with work very well. The 8 speed is perfect but, you might want to get some softer grips.

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    Not strcitly a MTB,

    but I did ride it on [bone dry] single track today. Gotta love Colorado in February
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    VERY NICE! One day I'll get me one too.
    07 Redline mono9
    97 Specialized Hardrock AX

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    here's my flight in SS/Rigid mode:
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    1x9/road mode:
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    its currently 1x9 with M29 fork, but i haven't taken an updated photo

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    New MC Flight SS build.

    New Flight before riding and after ...
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    "You know how they make aluminum bike frames? They take steel and suck out all the soul..."

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Mono 9

    My new Mono 9 build:

    RL Mono 9 Sanko steel frame
    Origin-8 carbon fork, bars and seatpost
    08 Shimano LX dual control levers, hydro brakes and rear derail., 07 XT front derail.
    FSA I-drive crank/BB
    Bontrager Race Lite wheels
    Bontrager Jones AC tires (w/ 700 x 35-44 tubes)
    Cane Creek S3 headset and generic carbon spacers
    Zeus aluminum stem
    Older Time ATAC pedals
    Blackburn stainless H2O cage
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    Sweet ride! I was gonna ask howz it ride but I see all of that white stuff on the ground might hinder a good ride report.

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    http://velospace.org/node/7955

    there's the velo link. it's a 26" mono cog with some 'stuff' done to it. not pictured is blue bar tape, and purpble brake cable. brake setup will be different soon to

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    Got lazy with the SS, so I made is a 1x9





    XT Short cage rear, Sram PG-950. I forgot who made the chaintug/hanger but I got it though Greasy Comb. Had to do a little dremel work to the tug to get it to fit in the dropouts. I also need to take some off that bolt.

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    Monocog 29er - stock, for now. Immediate plans call for clipless pedals and losing the reflectors, but little else for awhile. Maybe discs in a year or two. I absolutely love the simplicity of this bike.

    You all know what these look like stock, so here's a pic of it's maiden "bike path" voyage with my little future mtb'er. Will be hitting the trail with it soon, hopefully with the friend that bought my old Hardrock Comp Disc.


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    Dirt = Love

    my pride and joy. out of all my bikes, this one gets the most use by far. the dirt color paint job was the best thing redline ever did for this bike. it looks great no matter how nasty it gets...

    you guys with the stock rigid forks on these bikes are tough. i rode it rigid for two months, and my arms are still sore.
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    Picked up my '08 Monocog 29er today (bday gift from my wife). Can't wait to take it out on the trail this weekend. Hope to have time to stop and take a couple photos on her maiden voyage.



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    i think that anthem of yours is going to be jealous its not going to get much use anymore. i sold my full squish 26 a few months after i got my monocog last summmer.

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    The Anthem does look a bit greener than I remember...I can already tell the Monocog will be a blast to ride. My short ride through the parking lot made me feel like I transported back to being a 9-year-old with my first cool BMX bike.

    Funny thing is my wife came up with the idea for the Monocog all on her own after the Anthem suffered a few recent mechanical issues (toasted a bottom bracket and snapped a pivot bolt after 9-months of ownership). She wanted me to have a second bike that was fun to ride, was relatively low maintenance, and could hold up to as much abuse as I could throw at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1an
    She wanted me to have a second bike that was fun to ride, was relatively low maintenance, and could hold up to as much abuse as I could throw at it.
    she picked the right one.

    they are a lot of fun to upgrade. you can do as much or as little as you want. i would recomend some bars with some sweep like the space bar, mary, luv handle, etc. they make hammering up hills more enjoyable for me.

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    Not sure what I'll do with the bar. They do seem a bit wide compared to the bar on my Anthem (I hacked approx 1-inch off each side of the stock Easton). Guess I'll get a few rides under my belt and figure out where to go from there. I'm kind of leaning towards a carbon bar though.
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    Look what followed me home from the store this week

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    ]My Mono9 , converted to 3X9 with XT gears and LX crankset .
    Celebrated 690 Km's on it yesterday.
    Love it .


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    only stock bits are the frame, fork, seatpost, and seatpost clamp



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    Hows that rear hub working for you? Looks cool.

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    I hope you didn't have to drink that PBR in order to get the bottle cap.

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    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottboyer/478461738/" title="4-5-07 027 by scott boyer, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm1.static.flickr.com/198/478461738_4d96c1b549_b.jpg" width="1024" height="770" alt="4-5-07 027" /></a>

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    How did you get that PBR cap to stick on there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcutterx
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottboyer/478461738/" title="4-5-07 027 by scott boyer, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm1.static.flickr.com/198/478461738_4d96c1b549_b.jpg" width="1024" height="770" alt="4-5-07 027" /></a>
    Is this the 08 Flight or did you powder coat something???

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    its a custom powder coat. that frame was the ugly green when i got it.

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    How did you get that PBR cap to stick on there?
    i am going to guess its the niner YAWYD (you are what you drink) top cap
    http://www.webcyclery.com/product.ph...cat=398&page=1

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    replacement frame, wearing an M-29 and 9 gears.

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    Little off the farm here but she's still a REDLINE! First BMX machine in 18 years. Couple shots of the new steed below.

    Picked her up tonight from the shop, made some minor adjustments (removed reflectors, adjusted seat, adjusted bars and gave everything the once-over) and took her out for a little rip (2.5 mile ride). First impression: This thing is light as a feather, smooth as glass, pedals effortlessly, handles incredibly well, looks like $1MM, brings back vivid memories of riding BMX as a kid and wheelies just like my old Mongoose Expert circa 1988 - 1990 (back when Gooses were bike shop bikes). At one point I was cruising down a suburban neighborhood street with the sun just setting and I pulled one up and rode it for approximately 50 yards when I had to finally reel in the rear brake due to near flippage. Do I like the bike better than my TREK 6500 all-mountain race setup? Ehhhh, tough question...real tough question... They're both extremely capable at what they were designed for and both exhibit incredible quality and craftsmanship. I'll enjoy years and years and years of solid use out of each. There's a local track that hosts a lot of races and I'm thinking about getting back into the fray. I have 3 kids and they're all into riding so it's great to be back on a BMX machine, which is what they ride. Pretty happy camper right now on the pedaling front.

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    That Redline Proline 24 rocks! I have a Proline 20 and I was thinking of getting a 24, but decided to get a monocog instead. Redlines rock!

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    Here is my old Flight - I got it via a buy it now ebay auction as a frame and fork combo and built it up from parts I had laying around and stuff I bought via the mtbr.com classifieds. I really liked it, but wasn't able to keep it for long. I miss it a bit:






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    I sold my 26" FS frame, fork and another frame then embarked on my Ebay journey to piece together this work of art. Purpose - to replace my commuter bike (circa 96 Raleigh M60, my first MTB), serve as a CX candidate if I do that again and pull duty as a loaner for my Dad when he comes to visit. It also was a place to use most of the parts I'd taken off other bikes and had cluttering up my bike shelf.

    Behold - the palate of color and majesty that is below:

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/Kevin.Rants/MonocogFlight29/photo#5189668849087456866"><img src="https://lh4.ggpht.com/Kevin.Rants/SAVoUnvEpmI/AAAAAAAABlw/hL4ILdrmnCY/s800/IMG_2946.JPG" /></a>

    - 2007 21" Monocog Flight frame (ebay)
    - 2008 Monocog Flight fork (ebay)
    - worn out Maxxis Crossmark rear / worn out Bontrager Dry X front (this thing's abrasion resistant sidewalls provide enough strength to run low pressures and make the rigid feel not so rigid) - sourced from my tub-o-tires
    - Truvativ Stylo 1:1, 180mm, taken from my Sultan
    - Titec H-bar with the front position cut off, saving 60 grams for those weight weenies who care (I was more interested in removing excess material so maybe I could get away with riding these in a CX event) - used these on my old Rook
    - Thomson stem from old Rook
    - Hayes brakes w/ V7 front/V6 rear rotors, orange Danger Boy levers, taken from my old 26" full suspension
    - Mavic A317s and XT hubs, ebay find, but new items
    - Selle Italia saddle, ebay
    - Thomson seatpost - ebay
    - pewter King headset, from old 26" FS bike

    About the only things I bought from a store for this build was an N-gear jumpstop (it's going to end up 1x9 for commuting duty) and the green Salsa liplock.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/Kevin.Rants/MonocogFlight29/photo#5189668866267326082"><img src="https://lh4.ggpht.com/Kevin.Rants/SAVoVnvEpoI/AAAAAAAABmA/OE6cXlmCnxA/s800/IMG_2948.JPG" /></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by neoyeti
    Hows that rear hub working for you? Looks cool.

    Good so far. I've been commuting with it for several months now. No problems so far and my only complaint is the weight of the hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by God of Everything
    I hope you didn't have to drink that PBR in order to get the bottle cap.

    Haha, most people have their swill beer of choice. I'm a fan of PBR first and High Life second, but would prefer almost any Belgian or microbrew before the swill. Not a fan of anything Anheuser-Busch or Coors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sumluc
    I just got this last week!



    Really like the look and ride.

    dope

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    Thanks, It rides and handles better than it looks!!! I have made a few changes to it, added at NGear Jump Stop and a BBG Bash guard. I really need to update my blog (been to busy riden!).

    That D440 is a sweet looking ride too!
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    Broken in...

    Yesterday I took it out on it's maiden voyage.



    A friend and I tried a trail near campus and found it still too wet to ride (trying to be good trail stewards by NOT riding on a wet trail). It's not surprising that it was still wet, given that it's mostly flat.

    So, we tried the only other trail in town - a very hilly and technical trail. By my standards anyway...

    It's was remarkably dry, save for a couple of drainaige crossings where the dip was a bit wet and muddy. 99.5% of the trail was bone dry. I came off the bike twice, both times in those little muddy dips. A little too much for the 29's perhaps...

    Overall I was thrilled at how well the bike did. I may be yet another victim of the rattling headset issue though. I need to ride it a little more to be sure that's where the noise is coming from.

    A couple of improvements I plan to make based on her maiden trail ride:

    - Disc Brakes: I miss disc brakes, so that may come even before clipless pedals
    - Clipless Pedals: I slipped off the pedals once and the seat hit pretty hard, well, um, there. Ouch.
    - QR for the seat post. See above. I really should have lowered it a bit, but left the tool in the Jeep. Also, since I throw the bike in the back of the Jeep, the wheel and seat need to come off each time I transport it. A pain without QR.
    - A better GPS mount. Homebrew just couldn't cut it.
    - Lose weight. About 20 lbs. That would be off of me, not the bike.

    Overall I'm pleased with the bike. Never once did I wish I had a lower or higher gear, which was probably the biggest concern I had initially, especially with the hills. We probably tackled too technical a trail for as little riding as we've done so far this year, but when it's all you have to choose from, you take what you can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madcap
    only stock bits are the frame, fork, seatpost, and seatpost clamp



    I love your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by springrubber
    I love your bike.

    Lots of people do. That bike is a slu+.
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    Few updates from my last picutres..



    Got a new Reba, Shimano LX crankset and a nice HUGE WTB Stout.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturnus
    Few updates from my last picutres..



    Got a new Reba, Shimano LX crankset and a nice HUGE WTB Stout.
    Nice set up!

    Mind sharing a few? The rear derailer mount, and chain guide are made by what companies? The rear cog 8 or 9 speed? range? I hope to make similar modes to my Cog

    Thanks for the great Pic!

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    Mount is from greasy comb distribution
    Chain guide is a DMR Chain Cage (you might have to order it from Chain Reaction in the UK)
    9sp 11-34 rear.

    I might get crafty and try to make my own hanger/tug. Not to hard and I might have access to the needed tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madcap
    only stock bits are the frame, fork, brake levers, seatpost, and seatpost clamp
    now the fork is no longer stock...
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    Monocog Flight











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    Here's my Monocog. It's a little older than most of the ones in this thread. This bike is solid.

    I just took it out for a little spin this evening.




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    Here's my Monocog 29er. It is a 15 inch with dirt drop handlebars and a tommicog. Gearing is 32/20 on the freewheel and 32/19 on the fixed side. I have a Brooks B-17 on order and will be taping the handlebars shortly.
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    Wow, that picture looks like crap. Anyone have any better idea for uploading pictures.

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    Good job! my most ridden bike

    here's my '04-ish:
    19"frame
    marzochi exr 100mm
    truvativ hussefelt SS crankset/BB-32x22
    redline/alex wheelset
    shimano deore lx v-brakes
    mostly bontrger cockpit
    will try and get a better pic-one from this year -soon


    am planning onthe purchace of my 1st 29er this summer,and am leaning really hard towards the m'cog,since the 26er has served me so well.
    BTW,anybody tell me about what those new gearie redline 29ers are sellin for?
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    just made it into 1x9

    here is my new upgrade 2 wks after adding the Reba SL. Sram cassette, WTB laserdisc wheelset...
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewidaho
    here is my new upgrade 2 wks after adding the Reba SL. Sram cassette, WTB laserdisc wheelset...

    looks very familiar ... i am rollin' 1x9 and some squish also.

    I would suggest a bash guard, and jumpstop, especially if you aren't running a short cage derailer.

    i dropped a few chains, and one got sucked into my rear cassette and the derailer was shredded into 3 parts. added a jumpstop and bash, and now i can ride through the roughest stuff out there with no issues.

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    my 21" redline d440 as delivered less the pedal reflectors

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    Brand new D660: here is the parts spec
    Reba sl
    Avid ultimate brakes
    Race face next sl carbon bar
    Thomson 90 mm stem
    crank brothers iodine headset
    Sram x.9 shifters and rear der
    xt ft. der
    xt cranks
    xt pedals
    Custom built new WTB chrome hubs with salsa hoops and dt spokes and red dt nips(dropped almost 2 lbs from bike weight.
    thomson seatpost
    wtb stem.
    steve peat grips
    total weight: 24.5 lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturnus
    Few updates from my last picutres..



    Got a new Reba, Shimano LX crankset and a nice HUGE WTB Stout.

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    ... and if we just ... the new d440 in 17"

    and here's the new one.haven't gotten it on the trail yet (just the high skool track w/ my son,and the fire roads where i work),but this week i'll get some better,dirtier pics
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    Good job!

    as promised,a few pics in the dirt man,i love this bike!!!
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    Love the bar and stems! Just out of curiosity, which shop did you get them from? -mJ

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    Mono 9


    Started off stock


    Then went front suspended with a WB Magic 80mm 29


    Now outfitted with eXotic carbon rigid 29er fork & Juicy 7 brakes


    Riding the Mono 9 in El Moro, CA

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    Very nice Jeremy! I am looking to get some Ergon grips. The mono9 is awesome!

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    I ride it like a mtb sometimes.....

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    Moncog 29'r.

    With some new bling.

    Flight cranks, Profile chainwheel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti Clyde
    Moncog 29'r.

    With some new bling.

    Flight cranks, Profile chainwheel
    That looks nice.

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    Monocog Love

    monocog 29er and a 26, pics to come soon.
    the 29 is set up to run xc and my girl has her 26 for all mountain madness!!!!!!!!
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    Figured out the photos!

    The MC26 has had a lot of changes and will soon be some strange 4 or 5 geared monster. The 29er is pretty much stock right now, except for the Ninja.
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    Here's my new D660 in 21"

    It just arrived the other day. I have two rides on it so far and love it. I came from a 2007 Giant Anthem 2 fully slung machine so I wasn't sure if I could go to a hard tail. Twenty-Nine inches of rolling stock have made me a believer.





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    Quote Originally Posted by madcap
    only stock bits are the frame, fork, seatpost, and seatpost clamp
    That's Awesome. What kind of Motor is that? That looks very clean. Is that the 2.35 Big Apples? How are they?
    Made with real bits of Panther, so you know it's good...

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    my d440........

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    Redline D-460, stock so far




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    my newest redline...a project!!!

    here's my newest,an '07 flite frame/fork i picked up that'd never been built up.this is gunna replace my rocky mtn blizzard as my gearie 26er ride,makin me all redline all the time (till i finnish puttin my old trek 6000 back together as a spare or raodie).

    it may take a little while,tho,i gots to sell some stuff to finance it,but i'm plannin a 1x8,w/ a convertable travel boinger and fat tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckybastard
    That's Awesome. What kind of Motor is that? That looks very clean. Is that the 2.35 Big Apples? How are they?

    heh, I'm the motor! That big hub is a Nuvinci CVPT internal transmission. They are 2.35 Big Apples and I love them but I'll be switching to 2.0 Marathon Supremes in a couple of months after riding the Big Apples for 1.5 years now.


    here's the latest pics with rack, waterproof panniers, and fenders. I have since added a Axiom Hudson trunk bag. I think I'm done adding stuff to it, for now...

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    My new baby... very similar to stinkymutt's




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    2008 Redline Monocog 29er 2x9 hybrid

    Compilation of:

    2008 Redline Monocog 29er
    2007 Redline Mono 9
    2006 Redline Monocog 29er


    So I had to do it!

    I liked the Mono 9, but I liked the frame angles and feel of the Monocog 29er SS more!

    So here's the result from combining a new 2008 Monocog 29er frame with parts from the other bikes and some other parts.





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    how did you get the derailleuer hanger on there?


    here is the latest incarnation of mine.

    upgrades include
    eno crankset
    avid bb7s
    vassago odis fork - doing the 1st ride on this over the weekend.
    thompson post
    and i am back to a more traditional bar after snapping my origin 8 space bars in two. my next upgrade will probably be a boone cog.

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    Good job!

    CA1976:

    I used an old school steel derailer hanger from an old Ross bicycle I had in the shop and machined it a bit. As a stop so the axle wouldn't slide forward under power on the cog side I put a little nut in the slot of the chainstay that's held in by the skewer. I also placed an old school chain tensioner(tugger) on the opposite side, and used a bolt on skewer.

    I will try to get close up pics of this stuff, but remember it's really old school and jerry rigged for now just to see if it works like I thought it would. If all goes well I'm going to machine little pieces to fit the chainstay slots to keep the rear wheel aligned and epoxy them in. This way the wheel will be back a bit, but still give me the shortest chainstay position with the wide tire.

    I like your set up does it climb well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA
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    I like your set up does it climb well?
    thanks. i tested the fork yesterday afternoon, and i was very impressed. i think it climbe really well. i also put some new tires on yesterday that had me feeling glued to the trail. i think i am finally getting used to the more traditional bars which helps. for the first year or so i rode it with a space/mary bar. after breaking the bar in two, i am a little afraid of bendy aluminum bars.

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    here's my little friend

    These are old images but, I can't remember how to downsize the pics to fit the parameters... the first is stock and the second is how I turned it into a commuter for the winter. i am now working on putting the drop bars on for singetracking. Got a sorta high rise stem. Interested to see if the bars give enough leverage for climbing...
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    actually, not quite stock

    I guess I did add the barends and the BB7s

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    kool commuter digs!when i actually worked close enuff to home to be possible to ride to work last year,i did up my '04 26er monocog w/ slix,rack/trunk,and lights and rode it to n fro too!let us know how the drops do off road...w/ a set of cross tires,wouldn't that be like a monster cross bike?i had been tinkering w/ that idea myself.sometime betweenst now and spring,i'm lookin to buy a monocog 29er (i ride the d440-my 1st 29er-so much i don't wanna go back,but i have the SS itch...my 26er needs a partner),but had been curious about the whole monster cross thing,but wanted to do it on the cheap (in case i didn't like it+i dig functional yet inexpensive),so i may would buy a second one used.....uh,sorry so long winded,but that's why i wuz asking =)
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    monstercross

    Hey LHT-hey I did the monstercross thing last year by leaving the mtb tires on and adding the drops with the stem that is pictured in the commuter pic. That stem doesn't have the rise to use for singletrack but it worked pretty well for cross. I only did one race-I had to go check out the WWCXWC in Portland last year and figured I should try it, I raced the beginner group. That was a ton of fun. I used a 32:16 ratio. Very cool. I hope to more of the same this fall.

    I would highly recommend the MC29er. How can you go wrong?

    keep em rolling

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    Here's my 2007 Monocog 29er. All stock except for the brakes, levers and grips. I put on some Ergon grips, Avid FR-5 levers and a Deore V in the rear and an Avid SD-7 on the front. I actually like the feel of the Deore better than the Avid so I am going to swap ou the front to Deore also. Love the way the bike rides on my rooty trails. It doesn't want to turn as well as my 26 but really enjoying it.
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    I'm new to 29ers but am looking to buy the Redline monocog. I'm not sure if I should build up a frame with spare parts I have, or just buy the complete bike.

    Anyway I have a spare set of XTR v-brakes and XT levers, will those fit or do 29ers take some special brake?

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    only thing special on a 29er is the tires and rim can use 26er bits fo
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    mine

    blurry bit. mobile phone pic.

    bb7's rest stock. love her

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    Your Brooks...

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    What kind of riding do you do, in what kind of climate and how does the Brooks hold up? Looks great in the photo. Just wondering if it is sensitive to water/mud?

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    More Trails, Not Less

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    Hope better late then never?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpka
    Hey LHT-hey I did the monstercross thing last year by leaving the mtb tires on and adding the drops with the stem that is pictured in the commuter pic. That stem doesn't have the rise to use for singletrack but it worked pretty well for cross. I only did one race-I had to go check out the WWCXWC in Portland last year and figured I should try it, I raced the beginner group. That was a ton of fun. I used a 32:16 ratio. Very cool. I hope to more of the same this fall.

    I would highly recommend the MC29er. How can you go wrong?

    keep em rolling
    sorry it took me so long to see this...this site is sooooooo slow on my last century pc w/ dial up,i shy away from this particular thread (took me almost 26 minutes to see it...ugh),a new pc/hi-spd coming soon tho

    anyhoo,thanx for the info.nope,nobody could go wrong w/ a monocog (new '08's were sellin for only $450 at my lbs!).i plan on gettin a new one by spring.nothing wrong w/ my old one,but after riding the d440 almost exclusively since june,i'm hooked on 29ers
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    Alpka,

    I ride mostly southern sandy single track in South MS and red clay single track in West TN when I'm up there. The brooks is awesome. It is sensitive to water/mud. But it's been so dry this summer, that I haven't had much of a problem with it. I do carry a plastic grocery bag in my camelback to tie over it incase of a gully washer, lol. I've got the bottom coated with wax, proofide. It's a very comfortable saddle. The leather squeaks a bit and it is heavy as a brick, but I can literally ride all day without a complaint from my rear end.

    There's a tread discussing the pros and cons on the 29er forum. It seems, you either love it or hate it. No middle ground.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...ghlight=brooks
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    i posted them in a different thread, but i thought they would go good here too.
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    same ol monocog,new bars and fork (any excuse..... )
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    same ol monocog,new bars and fork (any excuse..... )
    LHT, what kind of bars are those?

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    I picked it up yesterday, fought with the Stan's on the WTB rims last night, finally made the necessary modifications and got the tubeless working today, and now I am going for a ride... I'll tell you about it later.









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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by benzy
    LHT, what kind of bars are those?
    on one mary bars

    i love em so far,but i need a slightly longer stem than what i have to put em in the same relative location as the risers they replaced......that almost caused me to go over the bars in a tight switchback (it had absolutely nothing to do w/ the fact i almost overshot it by goin too fast ).
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    My Monocog 29

    Cane Creek S8, XTR M952 180mm, Surly 36t SS ring, Surly 19t cog, KMC Z610HX, Thomson, Brooks Swift, Point SS hub - Mavic A 319 rear, LX - Alex Linus 21 front, Avid SD7 with SD5 levers, Time Z Control pedals.


    Drilled DX cog for fixed riding!
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    Rid'in the R-Line

    A little Redline Mono Cog rigid riding...
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    This is my first 29er, first rigid, & first SS, so far I'm pretty impressed!

    Shimano Deore Mech Disc brakes with Jagwire Cable Kit
    Chris King Headset
    Titec Hellbent bars with Oury Grips


    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky
    This is my first 29er, first rigid, & first SS, so far I'm pretty impressed!

    Shimano Deore Mech Disc brakes with Jagwire Cable Kit
    Chris King Headset
    Titec Hellbent bars with Oury Grips
    What Deore Mech brakes are they? Did they require any adapters to mount?

    I've got a free set coming today for a temporary fix for my Flight 29er build. If I can get these to work, I'll be riding it this weekend.... otherwise the project will be on hold for another week.

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    I'll check when I get home. The brakes were on the bike when I got it. Yes it does have adapters front and rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky
    I'll check when I get home. The brakes were on the bike when I got it. Yes it does have adapters front and rear.
    Crap. Thanks. Performance wise, how are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    on one mary bars

    i love em so far,but i need a slightly longer stem than what i have to put em in the same relative location as the risers they replaced......that almost caused me to go over the bars in a tight switchback (it had absolutely nothing to do w/ the fact i almost overshot it by goin too fast ).

    Watch those Mary bars, my Mary clone Origin8 Space bar snapped in half on me last week resulting in a nasty spill. Origin8 is now redoing the bar in steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madcap
    Watch those Mary bars, my Mary clone Origin8 Space bar snapped in half on me last week resulting in a nasty spill. Origin8 is now redoing the bar in steel.
    I got rid of mine after reading a bunch of those same stories... especially since I tip the scales at about 250 geared up. I liked them, but didn't want to risk it. I maybe put 100 miles on mine before the stories made me paranoid.

    I've got a Surly torsion bar (4130 chromo) on the way. I figured it was time to give something different a try anyway.

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    double post.

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    Better than I expected! I'm use to BB7's and they don't seem to be much less than the avids.
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    My flight 29er mocked up:



    A blend of new and old parts... some spendy, some free.

    All in all, I think it is going to be a badass ride. I hope to have it finshed by tomorrow at the latest.

    '08 MC Flight 29er
    King Headset
    Xt hubs laced to dual duty rims
    Stylos 1.1 crank set (not yet installed)
    Thomson set back seat post
    Titec hellbent stem
    Surly Torsion bar
    Free Shimano Deore M515 mech discs
    Avid SD7 levers
    Brooks Saddle

    Those Deore brakes weigh about a pound a piece... I'll order some BB7's before too long.

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    seeing that fork steerer tube makes me wish shops would leave them untill you sit on them and cut them after you get fit to em grr....

    nice setup man ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    seeing that fork steerer tube makes me wish shops would leave them untill you sit on them and cut them after you get fit to em grr....

    nice setup man ...
    Yeah, I'm leaving about an inch more steerer than the shop left on my d440. Sunday can't get here quick enough.

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    That's a nice Monocog,

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    Thank you. Just finished building her up yesterday, swung through Papago for a shakedown ride.

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    I BMX'd my Monocog for Running the dogs...

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    d440

    d440 with MisFit bars, Oury grips, ATAC pedals, and Bengal brakes. (Sorry for the big shadow right across the bike).
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    My '08 d440

    17" stock d440. I am really loving this bike! . Huge upgrade fro my 10yr. old FS mongoose d60r. this bike is amazing to ride
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    Finished bike.... will break her in right on Sunday.








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    Great looking bike tha1000. What kind of saddle is that?

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    real nice build man... i LOVE the blue ... how are you liking the 2.55 WW? how much you got into it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    real nice build man... i LOVE the blue ... how are you liking the 2.55 WW? how much you got into it?
    The WW is a real nice tire for our terrain down here. I've been able to run it around 28 psi with no pinch flats. Does really well in the sand, plenty of cush for the roots, and scalded dog fast on the hard pack. I'm interested to see if I can run lower psi on these wider rims.

    All told, shipping and everything, I'm right at $900. But that doesn't count the freebies (brakes) and old parts (stem, Brooks, tires, and tubes). I'm super happy with it. Everybody that saw it in the bike shop today when I was getting the steerer cut drooled over it. It's fairly light, yet super beefy for my 250+ lbs.

    The color was one of the main reasons I was attracted to it too.. My first "real" bike was a mid 80's Mongoose FS1 that was essentially the same color blue with white trim. So it is a bit of nostalgia for me.

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    Ride review:

    The bike is quick, agile, and fairly light. The rider is not in as good a shape as he thought he was.

    My legs are jelly today after doing 13 or so miles on the Flight yesterday. But I really enjoyed it. It should definitely make me a much stronger rider. All in all, I give it two thumbs up!
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    latest iteration of the Flight

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    I bought it Saturday and I have one ride so far. So far I love it, wheels need be trued and the disc straightened out, but the this bike is awesome. I added the Raceface bashgaurd and the Egg Beaters, and tried to remove some stickers.




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    sweet 'cog,calhoun!
    i kinda wish i'd gotten around to buying an '08 (read:hadn't had such a really crappy financial year).i'll be getting an '09 come spring,and i do like the new grey,but the black on the '08 woulda matched the black on my '02


    but hey,i like the copper metallic on my d440 never-the-less
    glad yer enjoyin it


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    ... and if we just ... from today's ride...

    ...a much better pic than i wuz capable of w/ the old pc/digicam.
    the '08 d440 (changed from 34t to 32t chainring,bb5 discs,otherwise stock).

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    08 Flight 29er

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    here are some better pics of my Monocog







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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun
    here are some better pics of my Monocog
    beautiful country... i'd love to be able to ride that terrain every day.

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    what does your country look like?

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    That is gorgeous country. I am in the Cascades so can't complain but I do love that arid open terrain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun
    what does your country look like?
    A lot less mountains, rocks and desert... a lot more Pine Trees, beaches and... pine trees..

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    ... you forgot the sand.... gota love living in the gulf coast....
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    ... you forgot the sand.... gota love living in the gulf coast....
    I originally conisidered including sand... but then I figured that the desert would have at least an equally frustrating amount of the wash-out friendly stuff.... although, their "hardpack" looks considerably harder than our "hardpack".... or "softpack" as it were...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tha1000
    I originally conisidered including sand... but then I figured that the desert would have at least an equally frustrating amount of the wash-out friendly stuff.... although, their "hardpack" looks considerably harder than our "hardpack".... or "softpack" as it were...
    It depends on where you ride but we get sand. Even worse is the decomposed granite. Almost like riding on tiny marbles. Cornering through that can be tricky.

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    either way...

    nice place to ride from what we can see
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    awwhawhaw-sweet!!!
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    Here's my D460. I put on some pedals, Ourys, one of those Niner Rebas with u-turn, and some Formula K24s, otherwise, it's completely stock.



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    ...just changed a few little things (stem and bars namely)... i still want a sligthly wider bar and ergo bar ends (same as on the surly)





    yes it's an odd pair... very similar and i love them both... i can't say which i prefer..
    i'm getting a set of inexpensive tektro hydro brakes for christmas and they'll likely make their way onto the RL... which IMHO is it's weakest link (at least under an almost 300# fatty)... not shown are the nashbar clipless that i use when on the trail... flats are for putzin around the yard with the kids

    for the $$$ i've got into these i'm very pleased... it's just freakin hard to decide which bike to ride...
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    Here are some pics of my Monocog Flite 29er that's been converted to a fixed-gear with a Tomicog. I'm currently running a 32x18. I posted this in the SS forum a few weeks ago but didn't think about posting it here, so sorry for the cross-post.
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    did some things to my d440...

    at the moment i'm as more of a road/hybrid then mtb...
    added a space bar (barrowed from a friend to see how i like it)... i play with it... at the moment it sits way to high for even me... start with flipping the stem... not sure on them for off road... but i'm hesitant on using them off road...

    put some 700x40 kenda Kross tires... enough volume to not be worried about my fatness going over bumps in the road and off paved surfaces... roll much faster then the nanos or motos i had on there... dang nice for $10 a pair...

    stock crank will be going back on so i can have the larger 34t at least untill I get the cabling worked out for a front derailleur (requires full cable running to the brake as the bike only has 2 bosses for cables and right now one is taken by the rear brake) once i do that i'll run a full range crankset... also have a 11-28 cassette that i'll put on (closer range will be nice on the road)... also plan to put the 2 sided clipless on there, and a WTB shadow V saddle

    also have a bb7 up front with sd7 levers... i'll put my spare sd7 V's in place of the stock tektros... want to put bb5 or bb7's on the back...

    grips are some cheap ones i got from nashbar for $2 for my wifes bike earlier this year... not great but they have the cap end and are better then the stock RL garbage.






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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    did some things to my d440...

    at the moment i'm as more of a road/hybrid then mtb...
    added a space bar (barrowed from a friend to see how i like it)... i play with it... at the moment it sits way to high for even me... start with flipping the stem... not sure on them for off road... but i'm hesitant on using them off road...

    put some 700x40 kenda Kross tires... enough volume to not be worried about my fatness going over bumps in the road and off paved surfaces... roll much faster then the nanos or motos i had on there... dang nice for $10 a pair...

    stock crank will be going back on so i can have the larger 34t at least untill I get the cabling worked out for a front derailleur (requires full cable running to the brake as the bike only has 2 bosses for cables and right now one is taken by the rear brake) once i do that i'll run a full range crankset... also have a 11-28 cassette that i'll put on (closer range will be nice on the road)... also plan to put the 2 sided clipless on there, and a WTB shadow V saddle

    also have a bb7 up front with sd7 levers... i'll put my spare sd7 V's in place of the stock tektros... want to put bb5 or bb7's on the back...

    grips are some cheap ones i got from nashbar for $2 for my wifes bike earlier this year... not great but they have the cap end and are better then the stock RL garbage.
    Your's is very similar to mine in both form and function now days.. I've put the 700x40 Kenda Trekker tires on mine, switched most everything else back to stock with exception of the Oury Grips, Brooks saddle and ghetto fab headlight (I'm using the stock reflector mount, a rubber cylinder and a zip tie to mount my LED flashlight to the bar because I'm cheap.. )

    Last weekend, I did a 25 mile road ride that the local club sponsors. I can keep up at 15mph or so without having an aneurysm. If they wind it out, I'm getting left. The ironic thing, is that road ride was the first time I've had a failure of an OEM part.... I was JRA about 18 miles into it and a rear spoke popped. The wheel was still able to be ridden, but I definitely stressed with a busted spoke under my 260 lbs...

    I'll get some updated pics this weekend.

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    haha i did a 20 miller earlier this week... on the nano/moto tire mix with flat bars... i'm sure this will be a bit nicer
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    haha i did a 20 miller earlier this week... on the nano/moto tire mix with flat bars... i'm sure this will be a bit nicer
    It will no doubt be faster. I shaved 5 minutes off my commute each direction when I switched from the Nanos to a skinnier road friendly tire. A 5 minutes each direction on a 7 mile commute is a HYOUUUGE difference.

    The drawback is that now when i ride with my wife or my more casual riding friends, I've got to ride the Flight because either they can't keep up or I won't get a decent workout if I'm on the d440.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tha1000
    It will no doubt be faster. I shaved 5 minutes off my commute each direction when I switched from the Nanos to a skinnier road friendly tire. A 5 minutes each direction on a 7 mile commute is a HYOUUUGE difference.
    Yeah,that is a huge diffrence!!! I'll most likely be swapping me more road friendly tires on my d440 later this year,after we move into a small town and trail rides will be fewer/further in between,so yer discussion is very interestin ta me
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaultrucker
    Yeah,that is a huge diffrence!!! I'll most likely be swapping me more road friendly tires on my d440 later this year,after we move into a small town and trail rides will be fewer/further in between,so yer discussion is very interestin ta me
    I still intend to buy a spare wheelset for the d440 so that I can have a geary/spare for the trails... only problem is that the last time I bought a spare wheelset for the d440, they turned into a Flight 29er..

    So now, I'm hoping to be able to get a [email protected]$$ wheelset for the Flight in '09 and put the spare wheelset that I bought for the d440 to use on the d440. We'll see... soooo much stuff do around the house... the $500+ wheelset is probably going to have to wait.

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    i've been tracking my routes and times so i've got a nice route set out for when i ride the 20 miles... so i can get an identical ride easily... i'll prob roll it tommarow and see how much time i shave off... i did it just this last wed... i hadn't done any road time for a good month... i'd forgotten how boring and dull the road is compared to the trail... but its one of those things i need to get into more... consistent pedaling is good for my training grr... need to dig out my mp3 player
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    Quote Originally Posted by tha1000
    I still intend to buy a spare wheelset for the d440 so that I can have a geary/spare for the trails... only problem is that the last time I bought a spare wheelset for the d440, they turned into a Flight 29er..

    So now, I'm hoping to be able to get a [email protected]$$ wheelset for the Flight in '09 and put the spare wheelset that I bought for the d440 to use on the d440. We'll see... soooo much stuff do around the house... the $500+ wheelset is probably going to have to wait.
    haha sounds like my plans... the RL is going to get my good wheelset, tora and other "good" bits here soon... the karate monkey turns into the citybike/trainer... untill i can get a crosscheck frame and make a "flat bar" (i'll prob still run the spacebar) city bike... and turn the KM into what she deserves... a sweet SS bike by then i should be up to SSing...
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    Yeah.... i don't understand how the roadies can do it. I guess it is nice to just be able to spin, but im more of a mash, mash, coast kind of guy myself. It's more bearable if you've got somebody (or a group of people) willing to ride with you... ... The deer hunters are all over the local trail system, so i am a road guy for the rest of the month... If they weren't running dogs, I'd hit the trails... but running dogs and shooting from ground level concerns me.

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    My Monocog getting a winter face lift.

    It's going to have old school 1980 Proline decals.

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    Very nice.

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    just set my monocog back up to ride on trails after being setup as a commuter for a few months....here's her first ride back on dirt this past weekend


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    Here's my Monocog Flight

    Let me preface this by saying I haven't owned a bike since forever, and I've been wanting to get back riding for a few years now, and recently made the commitment. So, I'd been vacillating on what to buy for nearly a year. A buddy who's a lifelong friend and avid road biker-- thought a 29'er would be good for both trail and road, thinking I'd want a balance. Bought it with less than 50 road miles on it on eBay. Bike arrived in sick condition, not a scratch on 'er. After a few times out on the trail, I realized I was much more looking to commute in the mornings about 8 mile r/t, and put in 10-12 mile rides a few times a week. So, initially I thought I'd sell it and get a more hybrid/road setup, but the more I looked at the bike, the more I loved it, of course, being a fan of Redlines since the early 80's. And after seeing the setups in this thread, thought I'd tweak mine and give it a fresh little aesthetic makeover in the process.

    Had some Halo Freedom Disc wheels built at a local shop, threw some WTB 700X35 Slickasaurus tires. Made the switch to 1x9. Popped some Atomlab General Issue pedals on, probably not the best for the road, but I do dig them a lot. Ritchey WCS Stream saddle and Salsa Liplock. Throwing some Deity Lean Grips, with white ends-- should really tie the room together.

    So far I'm loving it, the difference is amazing, the bike is so sturdy and fast. I'll probably make some other changes accordingly, most likely throw a bigger ring up front in the next week. Suggestions, comments are appreciated! Anyhoo, here she goes:

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    ^^ Very nice. Looks like a swanky bike!

    Now here are some pics of my beater:







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    Nice ride mik13! Wahrani was real nice a few Fridays ago. I thought I saw some Nano prints out there!
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    yeah that prolly was me

    that is my local trail, i try to hit that once a week at least, more in the summer.

    the nanos are really bad in the mud, have some rampages to put on, hopefully tomorrow. then a 34-11 rear cog set. that should let me get my legs back doing the climbs at wahrani, still cant do them all and not stop yet, i do miss granny, for now.

    myself and a couple guys from work are riding pocahontas saturday, and maybe the buttermilk? sunday. sunday is a maybe for me.

    hilbert is getting closer, gotta get back in shape!!!!!

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    my newest ride......needed a bike w/ gears (1x8) for the longer steeper mtn rides:
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    sweet ride... how you like the puals thumbies? seems like a good match with the jones type bar...
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    I'll let you know once I have some more time w/ it....
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    another local Richmonder here...!!!
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    Looks like the good old PNW, we(s)t side. What fork is that?

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    Hey jmw, I just got those J-bars too! I like your set up. I kept the SRAM 9 shifter but it makes my rear brake lever a far reach. I am also using Ergon grips too, and I know I should cut them to make the shifter fit better, but I just can't bring myself to do it. Will you be at Camp Hilbert on the 8th? I am thinking about going down to PSP Wednesday if I can swing it. I also picked up some WTB Exiwolfs for some more cushion. I really like the way the handle so far.
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    The green Acid pedals are a requirement for this frame!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumluc
    Hey jmw, I just got those J-bars too! I like your set up. I kept the SRAM 9 shifter but it makes my rear brake lever a far reach. I am also using Ergon grips too, and I know I should cut them to make the shifter fit better, but I just can't bring myself to do it. Will you be at Camp Hilbert on the 8th? I am thinking about going down to PSP Wednesday if I can swing it. I also picked up some WTB Exiwolfs for some more cushion. I really like the way the handle so far.

    you have pics of your setup?... i'm rolling the titec H x5 shifter closes to the grips then my brake levers... works out because I have a long lever but prevents how much i can twist them downward (shifter can't go to far down or the down shift lever runs into the bar and won't upshift haha)... haven't spent more then a mile on the trail with the bars... finaly got the controls setup to acceptable so i'll have to take her out one of these days... to cheap to try the dual controls...

    anyway whats wrong with the ergon grip with the setup?... i'm wanting to try that myself here soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmw
    my newest ride......needed a bike w/ gears (1x8) for the longer steeper mtn rides:
    nice...i have a 19" mono9 frame that will be built up soon w/ a 100mm manitou. will have pics to come soon
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    Donalson, going out to ride today and actually remembered to bring my good camera for once. The Ergons (non-gripshift) feel awesome with the J-bars and the way they fit are perfect, but there is no room for a shifter or brake lever, that's why I don't wont to cut them down. So I have the shifter in close and the brake lever out. I wish Avid would make a low-end combo lever so I could mount the shifter to the lever like on their Hydraulic brakes. Anyway I will get some pics up tonight. I don't mind having the rear brake lever that far out since I mostly use the front brake, but I kind of have to think about reaching out there and that will sometimes distract you just long enough to make a mistake.
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    Progress...

    Parts arrived yesterday. Can't wait to get them on!

    Rockshox Reba Race (grey), Chris King headset, Avid BB7 F185/R160, and Avid Speed Dial 7 levers. More $ than the bike originally cost, but worthwhile upgrades I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CupOfJava
    Wow... that could be me in a couple of months (same Monocog and trailer). But...

    I'm curious how it attaches, if you had to make any modifications to the rear of the bike, and if whatever bracket needed for attachment of the trailer might interfere with riding singletrack?

    I have not bought the trailer yet, but it seems my wife feels more comfortable with me pulling our daughter in a trailer vs. something like a Weeride seat. So, I have no idea how the trailer attaches. If you have a closeup of the attachment, I'd love to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HikerGPS
    Wow... that could be me in a couple of months (same Monocog and trailer). But...

    I'm curious how it attaches, if you had to make any modifications to the rear of the bike, and if whatever bracket needed for attachment of the trailer might interfere with riding singletrack?

    I have not bought the trailer yet, but it seems my wife feels more comfortable with me pulling our daughter in a trailer vs. something like a Weeride seat. So, I have no idea how the trailer attaches. If you have a closeup of the attachment, I'd love to see it.



    The only modification I made was to remove the washer under then nut and replace it with a two piece mounting bracket you see in the picture. My daughter loves riding the trailer it was a great investment for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CupOfJava
    The only modification I made was to remove the washer under then nut and replace it with a two piece mounting bracket you see in the picture. My daughter loves riding the trailer it was a great investment for us.
    Thanks for the close ups. Seems simple and straight forward, so I'm betting that's the direction we'll go this spring.
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    Finally got a few pics of my '08 D440 today before the weather turned:






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    haha i love the riser bar with bar ends ... i did the same thing till i went to a flat bar (stock bar was way to wide)

    love the fork... and the old brick buildings are pretty awesome backdrops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    haha i love the riser bar with bar ends ... i did the same thing till i went to a flat bar (stock bar was way to wide)

    love the fork... and the old brick buildings are pretty awesome backdrops.

    LOL thanks! I used to race MTB's back in the 90's and as such I just dont feel the same if I dont have some bar ends to snag onto for some gnarly climbs. I have thought about jumping on the more modern bandwagon and trying out some mary type bars, but I cant seem to find anything that will fit the 31.8 stem (without shims). I would like to keep it beefy in the middle if I can after seeing some of the swept bar carnage on here.

    The fork is AWESOME, let me tell you. I had some reservations about it but it is just so much nicer off road than the stocker. Many of the smaller vibrations are gone.

    The buildings are parts of old 1800's factory buildings (the one with the circular hole is actually a smoke stack) They are at the trailhead of some local bike paths and I thought it would look neat to use them as a backdrop. I didnt plan on how closely the brick matches the paint color though, so I am not too impressed. Oh well.. I will have some better pics later in the year while wringing the bike out on some trails
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    Nobody has a grey ('09) Monocog yet???
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    LOL!!! I forgot the Flites were grey this year too ,I shoulda been more specific....Anybody sportin a grey non-Flite,base Monocog yet?

    (BTW,thanx for the reply anyhoo ,it was my bad )
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    i hear ya... i can't ride with out bar ends (also started riding in the 90's)... did the same thing with mine for a while

    for "weird" bars with the OS stem... the titec J bar (jones copy) is fat in the center... problem is using them with shifters... i've got the H bar (riser version of the same bar) i've abotu found the right spot for the shifter location... I think I prefer the mary style bar though...
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    Can't resist to post more pictures of mine...








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    damn, that is a sexy MC!
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    Crappy cell phone pics/Teaser

    Not all the parts are in yet, waiting on the wheelset and some odds n ends (seat, grips, etc) but figured I'd post some teaser shots. Sorry for the crappy cell pics. Don't mind my mess either.

    Build consists of:
    Redline Mono9 19" Frame
    100mm Manitou Minute 29 20mm TA
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    Stylo Team 31.8 Riser bar
    Truvativ AKA 90mm Stem
    Truvativ XR Seatpost
    Hayes Stroker Trails (7" f&r)
    Stylo 1.1 Crankset
    Sram PG990 11-34 Cassette
    Sram X.O Rear Derailluer
    Sram X.O Twist Shifter (might end up using X9 triggers)
    Mavic TN719 /w XT wheelset
    WTB Prowler SL tires

    edit: here's a better picture, xposted from the 29er forum:
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    I don't have the d460 anymore but it was a great bike. Just picked up the Monocog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmsdini
    damn, that is a sexy MC!
    Kinko that!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Ark
    I don't have the d460 anymore but it was a great bike. Just picked up the Monocog.

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    Them's purty bikes,Flat Ark!!! You have my envy,sir!
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    Got the pics of the new J-bar set up and the new Exiwolfs.
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