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    This stupid move, I am most proud of...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    This stupid move, I am most proud of...

    Ugh... is this a ebike forum?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BojanMikic View Post
    Ugh... is this a ebike forum?
    if you are referring to the E meaning EXCITING, then yes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    This stupid move, I am most proud of...

    Purdy psweet.

    Work on the nose pivot to make that entrance yet smoover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Purdy psweet.

    Work on the nose pivot to make that entrance yet smoover.
    i was tired, and kind of flailing up there. the top of the spine of off camber, so it wasn't helping..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    i was tired, and kind of flailing up there. the top of the spine of off camber, so it wasn't helping..

    Ah -- couldn't see the off camber in the vid. That matters.

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    North Jersey ride

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    Did a ride w/ just Max. Everyone bailed because it *might* rain... pu55ie5!

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    Max hesitated at the top of the feature....but somehow pulled it off.
    Me? I would have fallen over at the top off the feature, then fall trying to walk down it...then tip over getting back on my bike. I am consistent like that.

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    In Max's defense, he had a roadblock in front of him... :P

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    haven't updated in a while, but the doo doo brown fatillac has been getting a workout.





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    Max is becoming quite the trail dog. he friggin LOVES to climb rocks and be up high, but he wanders a lot.





    This roller is very intimidating. typical youtube, the video does not show how steep it is. I will admit, i pussed out at first... but finally just sacked up and hit it.



    of course, Max ran back up and down it multiple times without a care in the world...
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    One of the last few rides on the doodoo brown Fatillac in AM trim. Did the Widow Jane concrete mine again and the surrounding trails/tressle.


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    I guess my last ride on Doodoo brown was Thanksgiving. Met up with a few buds for a local ride.


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    then winter set in... Max meeting Oscar for the first time.

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    Great to see the Fatillac in action. All the best for the new year Rodney.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Great to see the Fatillac in action. All the best for the new year Rodney.
    Thanks Vik! Hope you have a good new year too!!

    here is Max and friends from yesterday's ride...
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    Do to this year's Black Friday sales and the wife giving me the go ahead, I was finally able to put out the ca$h to get most of the parts to get both Fatillacs up and running. A week ago everything rolled in, so I got started...

    Last pic of Doodoo Brown in 6" mode:


    Doodoo during Huckillac transformation:


    Huckillac almost done:
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    Behold, the Green Lantern. I was itchin' to ride the Lantern, as it has laid dormant under the spare bed for the last 7 months...

    Getting started:


    Pressed in the Viscoset (thanks mikey!). So friggin excited...


    Almost there:


    I had a few issues with moving parts over, as the steerer was not long enough due to Lanterns slightly different dimensions. But, I was able to take her for a quick ride before the icy mess that dumped on us for the last week...


    After a few min of playing, i deduced that Lantern is more stable then Doodoo. I still needed to do a proper shakedown though...
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    Got Lantern all sorted with the proper stem fitment. Doodoo is 95% there, needing new tires, shock bearings and the brake line shortened.



    This past Sunday I threw the Lantern and Max in the minivan and headed south to find some dirt. Rode with fellow MTBR member BojanMikic, his pup Zeus and his buddy/Lucky.


    the nuclear green is just insane in the sunlight...


    Bojan took a vid of a roller w/ Max (ignore his fat finger...)
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    The ride was a little short, but I can tell the Lantern is a little different then Doodoo. It seems more stable, yet the front wheel is still light when seated, but does not seem as light when lofting over trail obstacles. I have the chainstay adjustment on the middle notch, so it is a 1/4" longer then Doodoo, so that may explain it. Or, I am just not used to it yet... Yeah, gonna go with that option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    a little different then Doodoo.

    Your name calling is hurtful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Your name calling is hurtful.


    fyi, one of my riding buddies, Jason, called it "Doodoo brown" in front of the group and it just stuck after that. I learned to embrace it. You should too...

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    Glad I found this post. I've been drooling over the Fatillac for the last couple years. I think I'm going to order a frame set soon. Stupid question for you. If I'm reading their website correctly they will coat the frame for you? I would love an anodized orange color like the green on your bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatkidonabike View Post
    Glad I found this post. I've been drooling over the Fatillac for the last couple years. I think I'm going to order a frame set soon. Stupid question for you. If I'm reading their website correctly they will coat the frame for you? I would love an anodized orange color like the green on your bike.
    Mines powder coated a metallic deep orange. You won’t regret getting one if you like a very well built extremely versatile ride.

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    Great thread Cool bikes, fun trails, and trail dogs! I've spent way too much time online because of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatkidonabike View Post
    Glad I found this post. I've been drooling over the Fatillac for the last couple years. I think I'm going to order a frame set soon. Stupid question for you. If I'm reading their website correctly they will coat the frame for you? I would love an anodized orange color like the green on your bike.
    Thanks! I too drooled over the Fatillac, and now I have TWO! best bike i have ever had, or even ridden for that matter. Makes me a hero going uphill, and a hero going downhill. I friggin LOVE IT!

    The finish is powdercoat, and is their "nuclear" finish. I would imagine they can do it in any color that tickes your fancy. I just like green...

    Quote Originally Posted by dogrunner View Post
    Great thread Cool bikes, fun trails, and trail dogs! I've spent way too much time online because of it
    Thanks for that! Max is the bestest. here he is leadng the way last week...
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    Last week I showed off a local trail system to some guys that i ride with frequently, they just never come to my neck of the woods. The Lantern crushed it. And they loved Max's wall runs...




    Did a seat swap, and my first night ride on the lantern. People that admittingly hate the color green love the bike... :P
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    Rodney,
    Your pics and videos are awesome. I grew up in the east but trails through trees are few and far between here on the northern plains. Our terrain is challenging for other reasons at this time of year (and I don't have a bike for it).
    What's your current build for the Lantern and why do you think it is more stable (if that is still your view)? Just curious about the latter, but thinking about how to spec out a fatillac when I have the funds saved up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogrunner View Post
    Rodney,
    Your pics and videos are awesome. I grew up in the east but trails through trees are few and far between here on the northern plains.
    Thanks! Where in the East did you grow up?

    Quote Originally Posted by dogrunner View Post
    What's your current build for the Lantern and why do you think it is more stable (if that is still your view)?
    Current Green Lantern build:

    Lenz Fatillac Medium frame w/ 6" levers & adj CS plates
    Mastodon Pro 150mm
    Viscoset steering damper
    Rockshox Monarch Plus RC3
    27.5x50 Mulefut w/ DT Swiss Big Ride 350
    27.5x4 VanHelgas front and rear
    SRAM GX crank w/ Wolftooth stainless 28T & bashguard
    SRAM XX1 11 speed w/ Wolftooth 44T cog
    Hope E4 w/ 203 rotors
    Easton Haven 35mm bars
    Diety Copperhead 50mm stem
    Fox Transfer 125mm internal dropper post w/ Wolftooth lever
    SQLAB 611 Ergowave Active seat
    Spank Oozy Trail flat pedals
    Weight 35.3 lbs

    Current Huckabilly build:

    Lenz Fatillac Medium frame w/ 6" levers
    Dorado 8" dual crown 29" fork
    MRP Raze shock w/ 700# Fox spring
    i45 Scraper w/ DT Swiss 350
    27.5x4 VanHelga front, Gnarwhal rear
    SRAM GX1 crank w/ Wolftooth 28T and bashguard
    SRAM XG 11 speed
    Hope V4 w/ 203 rotors
    RaceFace bars & stem
    Fox Transfer 125mm external dropper post w/ Wolftooth lever
    SQLAB 611 Ergowave Active seat
    Spank Oozy Trail flat pedals
    Weight 37lbs

    You will notice the absence of carbon parts. I was able to get the brown bike to weigh 32.7lbs a few years ago with carbon wheels, cranks, & bars and lighter brakes/rotors. BUT, i ended up breaking everything carbon... Lots of near death experiences with long walks following from breaking said carbon, and well, I am done with it.

    Slight frame differences between the two bikes. The Lantern has a reinforced headtube, one piece seat tube and 3 adjustments in the CS, the shortest being the same as the brown bike.

    Lantern is more stable due to longer CS setting and Viscoset. When standing, it requires a little more body english to loft the wheel over obsticles. Not bad, just different. I am still feeling her out. Also, on the Lantern, i was able to fit a 125mm internal dropper fully hilted in the frame, and it is *just* short enough for my midget like inseam. The brown bike has a 3 piece seat tube, so I could not fit a 125 internal post, and get it low enough.

    That is all I can think of at the moment.
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    Thank you! That is really helpful.
    I was wondering how folks were getting on, or not, with carbon parts, espec rims. I've been away from cycling for about 6 years and it seems as recently as that, at least, carbon wheels were for road and triathlon. Or maybe I just wasn't buying wheels and not paying attention?
    I lived in the DC area (Fairfax, Alexandria) when I was really young (before that area became continuous development), high school in se PA (Chester Co) near Valley Forge park before it became a national park. There were no "mountain" bikes back then, so we just road trails on whatever bikes we had. College in central NC where my main transportation was a bike. Later, my first full-time job was in Blacksburg VA, and I did a lot of mtn biking (on a full-rigid mtn bike) in Jefferson Natl Forest. I've lived in a bunch of other places, but those are the main east coast places.

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    Hey Hobine, what rims, hubs and tires are you running on that bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccornacc View Post
    Hey Hobine, what rims, hubs and tires are you running on that bike?
    Hobine's bike is 5" travel, with nextie 65's and hodags. His fork is the discontinued fox 27.5+ so it is a 110 width hub.

    Or you can just look at the pics and figure it out... :P
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    Fatillac ridin'

    The latter part of this week has me down with a case of the sniffles, so i am reflecting on the past few weeks of Fatillac riding.

    I installed the latest version of Bfat Vanhelgas on the Lantern. Slighty disappointed, as they are shorter (5mm more clearance, 10mm less OD) then v1 version. They still have mega grip though, although slightly less rollover.







    *thanks Timmy K for the pics*

    Before the snow hit, I cleaned up an old line that had tornado tree fall. I pulled out Brown bike and hit the line for the first time in years..

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    Got some bfat Dilly 4's from Mikey, and mounted them up on 70mm lithics.


    rear tire is just like bfat VH v.1, and JUST clears at CS adj #2...


    swapped the 50 stem for a 35 for yesterday's ride


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    That has got to be one of the coolist bikes evah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1spd1way View Post
    That has got to be one of the coolist bikes evah!
    It is!!

    Here it is next to the second coolest bike evar!!
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    Got a pile of bfat tires to ride.


    Rode the 27.5x4 gen2 VH & 27.5x4 Dilly4's in a bunch in mixed conditions. Loving the gen2 VH so far.

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    bunch of random shots over the last month:







    my poopin' face was a hit with the BookFace crowd...
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    Nice!! So you coming around to the Gen 2 VH?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Nice!! So you coming around to the Gen 2 VH?
    yeah, it is my default fave 4" bfat tire. i wish the knobs were smaller, like the Gen 1, but
    the edge knobs wears much much better.
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    sorry, been busy working/healing/pedaling my wed. did some trail maintenance and took the brown bike out for a rip after clearing some hucks...

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    been pedaling with Max at Ninham mtn. He is soo friggin awesome!


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    experimented with different CS settings and another cakeeater rear tire. VH still owns.


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    Installed a 5mm crown race spacer on the lantern. bought a 5mm and a 10mm. pedaled it around the yard, and it seems to be a touch lighter in the nose. need to do a real ride so the jury is still out...



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    Max is awesome He steals the scene (ok, I am dog biased, bikes in motion are cool too). It looks like he has pretty good suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    experimented with different CS settings and another cakeeater rear tire. VH still owns.

    Great vids, really enjoy this thread! That green is a real standout!
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    Nice looking fat bike Cadillac
    how much it cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt4x4 View Post
    Nice looking fat bike Cadillac
    how much it cost?
    Check their website, prices are listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogrunner View Post
    Max is awesome He steals the scene (ok, I am dog biased, bikes in motion are cool too). It looks like he has pretty good suspension.
    he really is fuggin incredible! everyone is enamored by his personality....
    he has to climb and be on top of everything. such a mountain goat/parkour dog, if there ever was one... I need to put a go pro on him.
    almost crushed him here:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat-in-Fundy View Post
    Great vids, really enjoy this thread! That green is a real standout!
    thanks! the vids are ok, as they are low res because i plucked them from BookFace. and yes, the green is outfrigginstanding! the typical trailhead comment is "i don't normally like green, but that bike looks awesome!"

    Quote Originally Posted by matt4x4 View Post
    Nice looking fat bike Cadillac
    how much it cost?
    oof, that is a loaded question. i would say not cheap, so definitely more then average, but less than what the doctors around here pay for their santa cruz's... :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat-in-Fundy View Post
    Great vids, really enjoy this thread! That green is a real standout!
    thanks! the vids are ok, as they are low res because i plucked them from BookFace. and yes, the green is outfrigginstanding! the typical trailhead comment is "i don't normally like green, but that bike looks awesome!"

    Quote Originally Posted by matt4x4 View Post
    Nice looking fat bike Cadillac
    how much it cost?
    oof, that is a loaded question. i would say not cheap, so definitely more then average, but less than what the doctors around here pay for their santa cruz's... i try to be as frugal as possible, as the green bike is an amalgamation of parts that i have swapped from other bikes...
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    while on a ride a few days ago, Max found a new huck. Cleared a tree and off she went.

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    Max drinkin after a good run... had to share!

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    did some peddlin' today. made some new hucks. max is killing it as usual.


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    Sweet vids, sweet pup.

    Geo all sorted now with the 5mm race? Or still some work to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Sweet vids, sweet pup.
    thanks!

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    Geo all sorted now with the 5mm race? Or still some work to do?
    *almost there* lots of changes lately, 5mm crown race had some teething issues as well. It is the best so far, but i still need to shorten the stays a little bit.

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    Viscoset had to go with the addition of the larger crown race. with the larger head tube, i ran out of steerer. going to put the viscoset on the wednesday when time allows.

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    It looks so warm there. But fun show, as usual.
    thanks! today was a nice day... it is the beginning of gnat season tho... yech!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1spd1way View Post
    Waiting for my new Kawi Green Behemoth is like torture......Sweet torture.
    kawi green? so you didn't go for the nuclear finish? i think nuclear is super rad... post up whenya get it!
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    sorry guys and gals, i have let this thread go... for that i apologize! between life changing stuff like the whole Covid mess, work changes, house repair and riding, I have not updated this thread... Till now! Expect a buttload of Fatillac/max video shortly!

    Cliff notes: I swapped the Green Lantern over to 29+, Hucked, Smashed a KOM tough wheel, Hucked, bought a new wheel, Max ripped open his armpit, got stapled back together, Hucked, patched up old wheel, ripped derailler off, paid off vet bill, hucked, brought Max back out, etc...

    So... couple months ago installed the 29+ wheelset.


    initial observations were it rolled easier (duh), but it accelerates so much easier/faster that i was able to make obstacles with much shorter run up then previous. it does deflect easier off trail junk, so line choice is a touch more critical.

    then max punctured his armpit (legpit?). We were a mile into a ride, and i noticed him all bloody. Had to hike out of the woods and rush him to the vet. 3 staples later, this is what he looked like:




    poor guy! (fast forward) he is all healed up now!

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    So, back to 29+ talk... i started out 14f/15r.this seemed rough initially and I found myself wanting more grip, so i dropped pressure to 13f/13.5r. This is was a failure, as the next ride i smashed the front wheel and dented the rear. also, the bike moved about a bit at speed. I am creeping up pressure to 13.5/14 now. only time will tell...




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    starting to like the 29+ more and more. my trail times are dropping, although certain sections require more skill to get through and i cannot just "bomb" them like before...


    did a entry huck into a trail and bam! thorn bush tried to rip my arm off the bike...


    kinda looked like arabic writing after i got back to the car...


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    while i was trying to figure out the band aid for the crushed 29+ hoop, i took out the brown bike for some light downhillin'

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    ok, this move i am proud of. came across a newly fallen tree. didn't want to make it easy and clear the rootball, so i figured i would come in at a 45 degree angle, hop on tree, and huck off. took me 6 tries to get on the damn thing... but i finally did it.

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    at this point max was healed enough to bring him out. he got winded relatively quickly:



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    oh, not on my fatillac, but we had a cold snap and got some snow overnight. tried to get max to follow me on a skinny... but he would only go up it. didn't notice that till i reviewed the video later... :P
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    more 29+ fun...


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    starting to like these skinnies to huck. this one popped up, and it had to be done.


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    one day i will get this one... i fell off it about 1/2 way through it. it is multiple sections that twist and turn. very old and slick.


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    rode a newish trail system this past weekend. passed a few features a bunch of times, then finally nutted up and did them. 29+ is helping with my confidence there!



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    another attempt at that same rock

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    this roller is pretty steep. has to be 30+ feet high, and has a tough transition at the bottom. pictures/video do not do it justice.



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    another view of the big roller. i need to clean up the bottom of it, and is not getting better...

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    Rodney, your gardener needs to get with the program! As you said, pix and video don't do it justice when it is taken in live. Thanks for sharing the adventures, good stuff...
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    Rodney and Max are back! Finally something on "tv".
    Glad Max is ok. Always interesting to see what experiments you are doing on the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Rodney, your gardener needs to get with the program! As you said, pix and video don't do it justice when it is taken in live. Thanks for sharing the adventures, good stuff...
    lol... yeah, trails that do not get ridden a lot always have some bushwackin' to do... and thanks!

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    Rodney and Max are back! Finally something on "tv".
    Glad Max is ok. Always interesting to see what experiments you are doing on the bike.
    Note to self: a back-up bike seems like a good idea
    thanks! we never left, i was just lurking in the background of mtbr till i could get to my laptop to update... :P

    I am trying to have a 170mm mastodon built, Fox x2 shock, shorter stays etc... always "something" to do!
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    Braaap! Braap!

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    Had an epic ride the other night. lots of PR's, 13 of them iirc. Most of them uphill... :0 got a top 5 on a downhill jump section, go fatty go!!



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    Screw the pr's, you managed to burn out the dog and we all know they are full of endurance and stamina which we lack.
    Good times!
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    Been decently hot here lately. Wore Max out again.


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    Rode with a buddy a few times over this past week. It has been super dry in these parts lately, so 29+ is proving to be quite the ticket. Got my first KOM (out of over 1000 riders) on a downhill rockfest.




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    Great stuff as always, that dog is living the Good Life!
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    Did a early ride to beat the heat. I did a little over 11 miles, Mr. Max must have done 15...

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    Pics/video cannot convey how difficult this huck entry is...
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    Rodney, Max is always rippin it and showing you the route to take!
    Energetic dogs are a good, inspiring riding partner. Times are changing for me as Ebony is slowing down a little these days. Still enjoy the time and give her one hell of a good run. Thanks for sharing the videos and such. Always enjoy the opportunity to view the scenery and places you have for a good ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Rodney, Max is always rippin it and showing you the route to take!
    Energetic dogs are a good, inspiring riding partner. Times are changing for me as Ebony is slowing down a little these days. Still enjoy the time and give her one hell of a good run. Thanks for sharing the videos and such. Always enjoy the opportunity to view the scenery and places you have for a good ride.
    Yes, Max is the energetic little nutball. He is my trail buddy through and through...

    Sorry about Ebony, but keep going with her! I am sure she loves it!

    Max hates sirens...

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    Had a rough week at work and with the house etc.. This past Sunday I got out with a few buddies, in the hot/humid weather. And Max of course.

    You can see Max running along the stone wall, NOT on the trail... :P


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    Picked up a 2021 Fox Float X2 for the Green Lantern



    Pressed in a roller bearing on the upper mount



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    Yes, Max is the energetic little nutball. He is my trail buddy through and through...

    Sorry about Ebony, but keep going with her! I am sure she loves it!

    Max hates sirens...
    Rodney, Ebony has two speeds, Park and Lightemup! It's damn awesome to be out on the trail with her happy ass running alongside. She is usually within 20 yards and all I see is a black tail running through the brush. Took some time to teach her the fine art of drinking from the Camelback but that is done.
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    Earlier this week I got out first thing in the am. Fox shock is killer! After some trailside fiddling, I feel i have it pretty close. At a lower PSI than the Rockshox Monarch it replaced, the X2 is plusher on the initial stroke, yet had more bottom out resistance. Win/win. NOW the fork is soft compared to the shock... :P



    It was damp that early, but I felt pretty good. Came into a roller on the wrong line. I felt invincible, I "can" make it... Welp, I clearly wasn't invincible. Hit the inclined roller entry at and angle and proceeded to fall off the cliff to the left. My catlike reflexes allowed me to grab for a tree that was there, but my bodyweight spun my 180 around the tree, ending up peeling my forearm open...


    At least I didn't fall down the embankment. I wish i got that on video. It was 100% a stripper move. I need to work on my pole dancing skills if i continue to ride that trail system in the wet... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Rodney, Ebony has two speeds, Park and Lightemup! It's damn awesome to be out on the trail with her happy ass running alongside. She is usually within 20 yards and all I see is a black tail running through the brush. Took some time to teach her the fine art of drinking from the Camelback but that is done.
    I taught Max to drink from the Camelback early. It is not efficient though, as half the water ends up on the ground. But, for quick refreshes it will work...
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    Yesterday morning I got out with Max early.


    It wasn't damp, so sorry to say, there were no "flirty girl fitness" movements to be had... :P



    Green lantern and I are getting along well. I still have some changes coming up for her tho...
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    Rodney, that's a load... Cat like... Max chased your cat ass right up a tree!!

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    Hey Rodney, what’s your 29+ set up? Tire, rim, etc? What have you been able to squeeze in the standard CS vs the sliding drop outs you have? Thanks!

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    Did a quick ride this morning before it got hot. Got 5 PR's. 29+ is sooo much faster... #skinnyfatbike

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    Rodney, that's a load... Cat like... Max chased your cat ass right up a tree!!

    Good dog, Max!!
    OMG... you caught me! trail cam?!? :P

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    Hey Rodney, what’s your 29+ set up? Tire, rim, etc? What have you been able to squeeze in the standard CS vs the sliding drop outs you have? Thanks!
    29xi40 KOM Tough hoops, 29x3 XR4 front, 29x3 SE4 rear. Already destroyed a front rim, rear rim has a bunch of dings... My pressure is slowly creeping up, especially in the fast gnar. currently 14.5 front 15 rear.

    29+ will not fit the brown bike (422mm CS) and will not fit the green bike in the forward setting (426mm CS). I am currently running 29+ in the middle CS setting, which is 434mm CS.
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    Thanks Rodney! I just received my frame and will be setting it up for 29+ first and was curious how large of a tire you fit in there. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    29xi40 KOM Tough hoops, 29x3 XR4 front, 29x3 SE4 rear. Already destroyed a front rim, rear rim has a bunch of dings... My pressure is slowly creeping up, especially in the fast gnar. currently 14.5 front 15 rear.

    Time for inserts?

    Ping me -- I has one you can has.

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    I ordered a frame in January... Originally, they said March then as soon as I ordered it they said April. Still no bike. I sent an email inquiring about it a few weeks ago and was told they are finished. Responded back with asking when it would ship. Crickets. When did you order your frame? Getting restless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemusher View Post
    I ordered a frame in January... Originally, they said March then as soon as I ordered it they said April. Still no bike. I sent an email inquiring about it a few weeks ago and was told they are finished. Responded back with asking when it would ship. Crickets. When did you order your frame? Getting restless. Mikesee did warn me that it would be essentially double whatever time frame they quoted. I was warned.
    I spent a lot of time noodling about a new bike back in 2013. Finally decided on a Lenz and tried to pull the trigger. Turns out it was the start of ski bike season so I was out of luck for 4-5 months. Doh! I ended up on a different bike, but I keep looking at Lenz machines. I'll be in the club one day.

    Working with a small business has its pros and cons, but you'll get something special that the fabricator put their heart and soul into. Based on all the owner reviews I've read it will be worth the wait. Enjoy!
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    Thanks, Vik! I'm certainly not complaining... I know what I signed up for. Just eager and excited! Rodney's, Mike's, and other reviews have made me super excited and confident that the Fatillac is the correct choice. What is the proper etiquette, to post a picture of the new ride on Rodney's post or start my own?

    Super pumped to get that thing in the backcountry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Time for inserts?

    Ping me -- I has one you can has.
    perhaps. ping inbound.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemusher View Post
    I ordered a frame in January... Originally, they said March then as soon as I ordered it they said April. Still no bike. I sent an email inquiring about it a few weeks ago and was told they are finished. Responded back with asking when it would ship. Crickets. When did you order your frame? Getting restless. Mikesee did warn me that it would be essentially double whatever time frame they quoted. I was warned.
    Lenz or not, I would give everyone a long leash during this time. Everything, fromnuts and bolts to coffee has been affected.

    I bought the green frame a year ago, at the end of ski season. I did not have the funds to complete it until last Christmas. That being said, it was ~3mos from order to completion.

    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    I spent a lot of time noodling about a new bike back in 2013. Finally decided on a Lenz and tried to pull the trigger. Turns out it was the start of ski bike season so I was out of luck for 4-5 months. Doh! I ended up on a different bike, but I keep looking at Lenz machines. I'll be in the club one day.
    I didn't care about the wait. Lenz frames are in a league of their own. I wanted something *specific* and there was nobody else to supply it, short of maybe waltworks. Go ahead, look up his waiting list...


    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemusher View Post
    Rodney's, Mike's, and other reviews have made me super excited and confident that the Fatillac is the correct choice. What is the proper etiquette, to post a picture of the new ride on Rodney's post or start my own?
    Congrats on the purchase! If you want, post some pics here. Totally up to you. Good luck with it!

    Fatillac is not for everyone. Some people have ridden it, and said that it "has too short a top tube" or whined that it "wheelied too easy". WAH! Yeah, exactly why i bought it. Eggszachary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post


    OMG... you caught me! trail cam?!? :P



    29xi40 KOM Tough hoops, 29x3 XR4 front, 29x3 SE4 rear. Already destroyed a front rim, rear rim has a bunch of dings... My pressure is slowly creeping up, especially in the fast gnar. currently 14.5 front 15 rear.

    29+ will not fit the brown bike (422mm CS) and will not fit the green bike in the forward setting (426mm CS). I am currently running 29+ in the middle CS setting, which is 434mm CS.
    I egged Max on... Get the kitty, get the kitty! He hauls ass!

    Tire perssure, dings and cased rims... Ugh! I start higher and work down to the point that they do the deed without rim shots. Trials background is very helpful for the deed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Tire perssure, dings and cased rims... Ugh! I start higher and work down to the point that they do the deed without rim shots. Trials background is very helpful for the deed.
    My riding is all over the map. from slow & technical to hammering downhill gnar to sending it over less than perfect terrain. Perfect pressure for one part of the ride is downright dangerous to me/or the bike's health elsewhere on the ride. I could practice some restraint, but that would be too easy... :P

    Fyi, the front rim smash was a huck onto a unseen rock. totally avoidable, but typical as i leap before I look. rear rim dings, not sure where they happened, but given the terrain, it is just part of a typical ride around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    My riding is all over the map. from slow & technical to hammering downhill gnar to sending it over less than perfect terrain. Perfect pressure for one part of the ride is downright dangerous to me/or the bike's health elsewhere on the ride. I could practice some restraint, but that would be too easy... :P

    Fyi, the front rim smash was a huck onto a unseen rock. totally avoidable, but typical as i leap before I look. rear rim dings, not sure where they happened, but given the terrain, it is just part of a typical ride around here.
    Still need the XL pump for my fresh Midfat... So tweaking on the trail is not happening right now and I'm riding conservatively. Jeepin does require air up/down so yeah.
    Been there on the occasional case a wheel scene. Was fun til that went down.

    We now return to Max treeing a cat...
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    2) Hope V4 brakes
    3) 4mm Kidney stone...

    Two of them I am very excited about. The third one, not so much...
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    Rodney, number 3?? Ultrasonic treatment is the way to go on that one.

    The Hope V4's are awesome. Once they bed in, no more grab a fist full of lever, one finger for ABS, two fingers for ABS override. Love my V4's.
    Nothing like towing package brakes!
    Looking forward to the report on the Mastadon. Should be interesting to hear of the mod. Have you run without mod?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Rodney, number 3?? Ultrasonic treatment is the way to go on that one.
    apparently the doc only messes with them if they are 5mm+. Looks like I am on my own with this one....

    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    The Hope V4's are awesome.
    I have Tech 3 E4's on the green bike, and V4's on the brown bike now. Going to move the E4's to the Wednesday.

    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeRune View Post
    Looking forward to the report on the Mastadon. Should be interesting to hear of the mod. Have you run without mod?
    I have a 150 OEM Pro on my green bike now, it was on the brown bike prior. I put about 1600 miles on it, not including whatever miles were on it prior.

    I have another 140 Pro on my Wednesday, set to 120. About 400 miles on that one.

    Both of them are standard, not modified at all.
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    What is the ride quality of the Pro? If it is anything like my '16, it has to be fairly good as stock. Mod, that could make it more silky and active.

    On the stone thing... If you eat too much citrus or OJ, lay off it since it promotes the damn things. Since I have polycycstic kidney disease, I have had to change on that one. I am predisposed to the formation of stones due to kidney disease.

    Hope brakes... Ugh! Expensive, indeed but set the bar for all others to try to reach but they just don't have a ladder to get there. Annndddd, colors! I love color to spice up the bland.
    Hook Max up with a milkbone and a pet, would ya?
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