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    My Tooys.

    Hey. I recently built up my hardtail and was really excited about it, so i decided to post a pic of it, and my two other bikes.

    1. My Hardtail.
    - Steel TIG welded by me during a UBI frame building class.
    - Painted white, given to my girlfriend with a package of colored sharpies, drawn on, then clearcoated.
    - 29.6 lbs.

    2. 2008 Trek Remedy 7.
    - Mostly stock except for e13 LG1, shorter stem, and wider handlebars.
    - 32-ish lbs.

    3. 2006 Iron Horse Yakuza Sohon Bucho.
    - Marzocchi Super T fork (I don't like it)
    - Marzocchi Roco WC Air rear shock (I like it a lot)
    - Ultegra Der/Cassette
    - e13 LG1
    - Tripple wall Velocity rims.
    - Techtro brakes (was a little sceptical but they actually stop surprisingly well.)
    - 40-ish lbs.
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    Someone's got too much money, or too much credit-card debt. Nice Trek

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    Or works at a bike shop and got the remedy EP. Hey Danny, that Yakuza needs a real fork!

    I like the hardtail, I've never seen that before
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    sweet !!!!
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    the trek looks like it would be a fun park bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollertoaster
    Or works at a bike shop and got the remedy EP. Hey Danny, that Yakuza needs a real fork!

    I like the hardtail, I've never seen that before
    Ha Casey stop letting out all my secrets!!

    And believe me, I know about the fork. Yesterday was Not the best day for my wrists. Boxxer Team?

    Yeah I'm mad stoked on my hardtail. It's got slick tires on it and it's ready for Union. Or FDR (when it's warmer). Or Ray's.

    And rep, yes I like the remedy very much. Only thing I'm not stoked on since I ride it as a shorter travel freeride bike rather than an AM bike is the rear shock. Pretty pretty lousy small bump compliance. The propedal is annoying. There's a + and - switch on it, and even in the - mode i can feel pretty much every single bump. It kinda feels like a hardtail with 6 inches of blowoff travel. That's sort of an exageration but you get the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollertoaster
    Or works at a bike shop and got the remedy EP. Hey Danny, that Yakuza needs a real fork!

    I like the hardtail, I've never seen that before
    Ha Casey stop letting out all my secrets!!

    And believe me, I know about the fork. Yesterday was Not the best day for my wrists. Boxxer Team?

    Yeah I'm mad stoked on my hardtail. It's got slick tires on it and it's ready for Union. Or FDR (when it's warmer). Or Ray's.

    And rep, yes I like the remedy very much. Only thing I'm not stoked on since I ride it as a freeride bike rather than an AM bike is the rear shock. Pretty pretty lousy small bump compliance. The propedal is annoying. There's a + and - switch on it, and even in the - mode its pretty chattery in the back end. It kinda feels like a hardtail with 6 inches of blowoff travel. That's sort of an exageration but you get the point.

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    Like that remedy... change the shock out for a coil.

    Its something I wonder how well it would work, you could be a guinea pig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by essenmeinstuff
    Like that remedy... change the shock out for a coil.

    Its something I wonder how well it would work, you could be a guinea pig?
    Eh, I don't know about a coil. Im thinking about getting another ROCO WC air for it. Cuz that's what's on my Yakuza and I like that a lot.

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    nice yak.
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    Nice garage door....

    Nice collection in front of it : )

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    damn, my 06 Super T is the ****. It is probably the best feeling budget fork i have had or felt. nice rides though. i like the DJer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djponee
    damn, my 06 Super T is the ****. It is probably the best feeling budget fork i have had or felt. nice rides though. i like the DJer.

    WHaT????? you like tyh DJ series? and the new superT? you crazy hombray
    OMG GUISE IT HAZ A AIER SHOCK WTF OO DUZ THAT?!?!?

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    i nabbed a '07 super t rcv last year, used it in a dh race on a '07 rfx and was quite impressed given the travel and cost limitations. not sure what folks are upset about unless theyre runnin the older cart.

    see if ya can borrow a rp23 for yer remedy. i think youll be surprised. hell, ep 1 and sell it at a profit if ya dont dig it but from what i know of the rocco air, id be surprised if ya didnt like the rp23 more, both stock or pushed. the rp2 isnt doin ya any favors. maybe a small air can might help. alot of the bigger guys over 190 are happy with this easy and cheap mod.

    you guys and yer sharpie art are blowin me away! very cool, very original.
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    Just curious as to what size chainring you are using on the remedy...32?, 36?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie144
    Just curious as to what size chainring you are using on the remedy...32?, 36?
    It's a 34t.

    And Yeah the super T... I dont know. Well When I bought it it had white lowers and it felt pretty decent. I got it from Jenson and it said '08 Super T and it was brand new. But then I came down sideways off a wallride and split the tire bridge in half. So when I called Marzocchi they said the fork was OEM only, which kinda confused me. But I got these silver lowers from them, and even now that I have the oil levels right there's just something sorta funny about it.

    Well. Here, It's pretty sticky. And the bottom out is real harsh. It's an air fork so you'd think it'd ramp up pretty well but, it doesn't. It's way too stiff with any air in it, so I had to like suck air out to get it plush enough... now it bottoms harsh.

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    Nice collection man.

    I would say to go coil on the Trek too.

    And I dig that HT...farkin cool.

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    Any chance we can get close-ups of the art on the DJ frame??
    very nice stable you got going!

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    working at a trek dealer is no reason to run those earl tires. and yeah sweet remedy what size did you get, how tall are you?

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    thats no lie. want another never mounted 2.7's? $10 each tire. how many ya want?

    if ya crashed and broke the fork so it no longer works properly, i dont think its fair to then tell the world its now a pos. sounds like ya killed the damper so send it back or fix it yerself but dont bad mouth it due to yer own mistake. if ya used their oil level chart, dont. its way off. additionally, the super t was never a air fork except the oem models. try a coil mod and smile afterwards. be aware many of us find it wont offer enough sag till ya remove 1 spring and dump almost if not all the air preload. sounds wacky but it works. did the same on my 66rc and it turned both harsh forks with massive top out into rideable units.

    yes, more macro shots of the ht please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spxoo
    working at a trek dealer is no reason to run those earl tires. and yeah sweet remedy what size did you get, how tall are you?
    To tell you the truth I kind of like the tires. They're light and pretty tacky. I mean I haven't run that many different types of tires but these seem to be one of my favorites as of yet when I compare them to the weight/tred of other tires.

    The Remedy is a Med. 17 inch. I'm 5'10.

    Yeah I'll snap some closeups of the art on the HT and post them up later today/tonight some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    thats no lie. want another never mounted 2.7's? $10 each tire. how many ya want?

    if ya crashed and broke the fork so it no longer works properly, i dont think its fair to then tell the world its now a pos. sounds like ya killed the damper so send it back or fix it yerself but dont bad mouth it due to yer own mistake. if ya used their oil level chart, dont. its way off. additionally, the super t was never a air fork except the oem models. try a coil mod and smile afterwards. be aware many of us find it wont offer enough sag till ya remove 1 spring and dump almost if not all the air preload. sounds wacky but it works. did the same on my 66rc and it turned both harsh forks with massive top out into rideable units.

    yes, more macro shots of the ht please.
    I never said it was a POS. I just said I wasnt stoked on it. It felt pretty decent before but I'd rather just get a Boxxer team for it and shave off a full lb and have a new fork under warrenty, etc with more adjustability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slothoncanvas
    To tell you the truth I kind of like the tires. They're light and pretty tacky. I mean I haven't run that many different types of tires but these seem to be one of my favorites as of yet when I compare them to the weight/tred of other tires.

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    where do you live/ride. I feared for my life (and the $6,000 bike I was on) when I demoed a 88 in some wet conditions with those tires on there.

    but the bike did ride money down lower on the hill in the dry hardpack.

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    cool. its just that ya opened with how ya didnt like the for but it took 17 posts to admit ya broke it in a crash and its not worked since, right?

    good call! a '09 boxxer team also replaced my super t rcv as it was too short for the new bike. did ya hear the good news? push will be doin a full mod to '05 - '09 boxxers soon. im sure the new '10's arent far behind or littermags info was off. ill be callin darren in 15 min to discuss my fork and shock options.
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    funny ya mention that tire in the wet. i was down in the home shop a few days ago with a buddy drinkin beer and talkin bikes. go figure. anyway, i was lookin at my 2 earls hangin from the cieling thinkin they might just make a good med slop condition tire with a hot rubber knife or a dremmel tool. my thought was to remove all the 3rd row transition knobs between the outside and the 2 inside sets, maybe even some of the 2nd row providin me with somethin not as slow rollin as my swampthings but able to handle average wet conditions. thoughts folks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spxoo
    where do you live/ride. I feared for my life (and the $6,000 bike I was on) when I demoed a 88 in some wet conditions with those tires on there.

    but the bike did ride money down lower on the hill in the dry hardpack.

    I live/ride on the east coast. They also make two diff models, wet and dry. So maybe the 88 had the dry?

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    HT art

    Ok so I finally snapped some closer shots of the hardtail.

    All of it is done by her, except the head tube 'badge' Is drawn by me.

    One of the cooler things you might not be able to get the full effect of through the photo is the snake that wraps around the seattube. It's really cool.
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    Very original, some bizarre art by the way!

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    Tell her to stop droppin them pills, immediately! Nice to build your own, congrats.
    I just want to ride.

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    very cool in a semi frightening sorta way. admit it... you sleep with 1 eye open, dontcha?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    very cool in a semi frightening sorta way. admit it... you sleep with 1 eye open, dontcha?
    No, Sorry I was actually brought up with the idea of supporting artistic individuality.

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    its a joke son. lighten up just a touch. remember the "very cool" part?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    its a joke son. lighten up just a touch. remember the "very cool" part?
    Sorry sorry. Its sometimes really hard to judge the intended tone of a comment when just reading it on here. Didn't mean to be so touchy.

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    i know what ya mean, specially with new folks. youll all get used to my smartass, dry sense of humor in no time.

    now that i have yer attention, id dig knowin more about the frame itself. gotta be a good feelin to see yer very own creation come to be let alone somethin so creative visually. post up some specs and geo if ya would. maybe what inspired ya to build it. go on, tell us the whole story.
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