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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    This is the new place to talk about bikes within the Off Camber Kingdom. Carry on...

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    is tone's still here on mtbr?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    is tone's still here on mtbr?
    It's winter down there in Oz . . . maybe he's hibernating?
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    What is the topic?

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    calling tones...
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    You need bait to get Tone's in here.

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    Getting in early on Volume 3.
    It's been too hot to ride in my neck of the wood's. I haven't rode for three weeks. Finally a break in the heat this past weekend. But luck would have it that I had other thing's more pressing. This week for sure if the cool 78-,80°ish weather holds.
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    bike poetry
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    bikey bikey, in the pines.
    sometimes i slip and bust my bahines.
    but as long as 4 nickels make 2 dimes,
    my bikey will always be a friend of mines.

    the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    You need bait to get Tone's in here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    bike poetry
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    bikey bikey, in the pines.
    sometimes i slip and bust my bahines.
    but as long as 4 nickels make 2 dimes,
    my bikey will always be a friend of mines.

    the end.
    i like the word "bahines"
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    i like the word "bahines"
    if you get cut when you fall, then it becomes your baheinz.
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    traffic signs on trails.
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    is tone's still here on mtbr?
    who is that??

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    who is that??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    You need bait to get Tone's in here.
    Chuck Norris hates Aussies. What say you Tones?
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    Something about behinds or stinky britches or poo always gets That Girl to show up. Tones too, although now he even falls for muffin tops.

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    Tone's could have been bitten by one of the 7-out-of-10 of the world's most venomous snakes.... all of which live there. Or he coulda been bit by one of those funnelweb spiders, imagine getting killed by a friggin' spider bite!

    Then there's Box Jellyfish season...they are fatally venomous too. And them little purple octopii, and of course salt water crocs, which kill quite a few Aussie.

    Stuff like that, it's no wonder that I'm really not too concerned about an occasional rattler. At least it's just a hemotoxin....
    I mean, lookit what happened to Steve Irwin. Crikey.

    Oh....and with a nod to the OP, I just got my official 'geriatric' mtb...a 29'er.

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    Breaking News for all of you lonely hearted OC souls: Tone's is alive and well. He posted on this very website earlier today.... So, don't worry, be happy.

    And stop making a mockery of my new bike thread ya bunch of bastages!

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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    Perhaps some bike porn can help this new volume develop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post

    And stop making a mockery of my new bike thread ya bunch of bastages!


    C'mon. You have to give this wound err thread a chance to fester a while until it takes shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    C'mon. You have to give this wound err thread a chance to fester a while until it takes shape.
    Oh, I figured my demand would only throw gasoline into the fire. Let it burn!!!!

    This is already looking to be the best start of the three bike threads so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Oh, I figured my demand would only throw gasoline into the fire. Let it burn!!!!

    This is already looking to be the best start of the three bike threads so far.
    That's cuz I was first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    That's cuz I was first.
    What does "first" really mean???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    What does "first" really mean???
    Others watching you finish.


    You know: voyeurs, pervs, aliens when you were a kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haint View Post
    Others watching you finish.


    You know: voyeurs, pervs, aliens when you were a kid.
    ...or like during a circle jerk?

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    Hey Hawg,hope you don't mind me reposting for the Emptybeers down under:


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    ^ perfection! I wonder if they also read things backward???

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    Tone's my ass hurts, what should I do?

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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    I talked my oldest two to some MN downhill

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    New Trail Dog.

    Capone, Al Capone., cuz he thinks he's gangster.


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    i don't understand why a third thread has to be started, but i'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    i don't understand why a third thread has to be started, but i'm in.
    Vol. 4 is due out Friday.

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    Someone explain what the first thread was about?
    Also the 2nd thread.......
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    Someone explain what the first thread was about?
    Also the 2nd thread.......
    Bikes, ride reports, and stories worthy of urban legends. Otherwise, a bunch of bs.
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    Bike talk in the OC is verboten, except in the Vol. 1, 2, 3 threads

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    I'm here for the smut.

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    T & A, lots and lots of T & A. Yup, there's nothin' like lots of pics and talk of tubes and axles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    Tone's my ass hurts, what should I do?
    For starters, stop spending the night over at Tone's place. He '"does things" while you're sleeping.
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    I'm trying to like this bike but were just not getting along to famously. Give it more time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    I'm trying to like this bike but were just not getting along to famously. Give it more time?
    What don't you like about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    What don't you like about it?

    Its probably the shock valving that makes it feel less than "efficient". The linkage is probably designed to work best in the middle ring, whereas I big ring it as much as possible. I actually am biased towards hard tails so its kind of apples and oranges. Just the same , my Trance X was a better platform for me. I still regret selling it. Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice bike, just maybe not for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Its probably the shock valving that makes it feel less than "efficient".
    Something about the whole rear shock linkage looks kind of inefficient. Have you tried riding it with chaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Something about the whole rear shock linkage looks kind of inefficient. Have you tried riding it with chaps?



    Yep, ass less even, just got funny looks and two propositions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Its probably the shock valving that makes it feel less than "efficient". The linkage is probably designed to work best in the middle ring, whereas I big ring it as much as possible. I actually am biased towards hard tails so its kind of apples and oranges. Just the same , my Trance X was a better platform for me. I still regret selling it. Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice bike, just maybe not for me.
    Although it is a rad bike, I've watched my buddy closely on his as he pushed the cranks hard uphill on the long grinds we have here. It's not as efficient in climbing (it bobs a bit) as the DW Link bikes are. I'm prolly gonna get beat up by the SC guys for saying that.

    D$, you push hard in the big ring? You must be Godzilla strong, otherwise you'd be cross chaining your drive train to death. Oh, that's right, you're a roadie. Nevermind.

    On a side note, I think it would ride better with a 2 ring crank set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Yep, ass less even, just got funny looks and two propositions.
    Well there ya go, the bike is good for something after all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    I'm trying to like this bike but were just not getting along to famously.
    surely messing with the shock is required. or having it rebuilt.

    i have a feeling you just got hooked on the feel of a hardtail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post

    On a side note, I think it would ride better with a 2 ring crank set.



    Yeah, I have been thinking about throwing on a double crankset (got one in spare parts) and giving that a try. Still think I may have to re-valve the shock though. Every solution just seems like a band-aid to mask the real issue. I'm beginning to think another hard tail would suit me better as my other one seems to be my go to mtb. Lynskey perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Yep, ass less even, just got funny looks and two propositions.
    Hmm, it's not that, then.

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    Uh, I broke my bike at the downtube and bb. Since it broke only half through, I figured I could wrap it in an aluminum baking sheet and epoxy it with a mixture of gorilla glue and shredded duct tape. After it dries, I'm gonna rail a 9 foot drop. Stay tuned. I'm rad.

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    Hey D$ I'm with you. I know if I like a bike or not after about
    5 miles on the trail. I learned the hard way with one bike after a
    year trying to get it to work for me. I never could get it sorted
    out and sold it to help get the wife a new bike. For me if its more
    trouble than its worth than it isn't worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ...or like during a circle jerk?
    If you finish first, and third, that makes you the definition of a fierce competitor. Go 007, go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Its probably the shock valving that makes it feel less than "efficient". The linkage is probably designed to work best in the middle ring, whereas I big ring it as much as possible. I actually am biased towards hard tails so its kind of apples and oranges. Just the same , my Trance X was a better platform for me. I still regret selling it. Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice bike, just maybe not for me.
    I test rode a tall boy early on, and the shock flat out blew through the beginning and the mid range, wallowing badly when you stood and mashed... also the version I rode had severe flex, don't know if it was in the rear triangle or in the cheap wheelset, but it sucked big time... it needed propedal in the worst way, and never felt efficient climbing up hill. The rear triangle in ruts close to parallel going climbing in granny gear uphill let the back end flex and wander all over the place on my XL demo... this was compared to my 1st generation Niner RIP. In the end, I could never understand all the hype behind a SC tallboy. And the one I rode was burnt orange...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Uh, I broke my bike at the downtube and bb. Since it broke only half through, I figured I could wrap it in an aluminum baking sheet and epoxy it with a mixture of gorilla glue and shredded duct tape. After it dries, I'm gonna rail a 9 foot drop. Stay tuned. I'm rad.
    That will fail catastrophically and you will die horribly. Hose clamps.... you need hose clamps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Yep, ass less even, just got funny looks and two propositions.
    Yep, Tone/s would hit that, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    That will fail catastrophically and you will die horribly. Hose clamps.... you need hose clamps!
    I can't see how that would possibly work. Sounds dangerous. No thanks. I'll stick to baking sheets. I heat them up in the oven and bend and mold them into place. It hardens as it cools. You can't do that with hose clamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    I can't see how that would possibly work. Sounds dangerous. No thanks. I'll stick to baking sheets. I heat them up in the oven and bend and mold them into place. It hardens as it cools. You can't do that with hose clamps.
    Fair go, I can see you've thought this through. Be sure you post a video of you hucking that monster drop to flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Although it is a rad bike, I've watched my buddy closely on his as he pushed the cranks hard uphill on the long grinds we have here. It's not as efficient in climbing (it bobs a bit) as the DW Link bikes are. I'm prolly gonna get beat up by the SC guys for saying that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    I test rode a tall boy early on, and the shock flat out blew through the beginning and the mid range, wallowing badly when you stood and mashed...
    I can't claim that I'm an expert on bike suspension, but I used to be involved in car suspension design a little and the basic principles still apply. And I'm an SC owner so I can assure you I'm being objective

    The motion of the rear wheel is defined by the two linkages, which swing in arcs defined by respective pivot points. Connect the pivot points with straight lines, and extend them out until the lines for both links intersect with each other. The intersecting point is called the instant center (IC). The IC moves as soon as the suspension moves up or down, and the angle of the linkages change.

    Looking at this bike, you'll see the IC at static position (the black dot in white) is pretty close to the crank centerline. It's kinda low, but it is probably not a terrible thing by itself.

    I also drew approximate location of the IC at a couple of inches of bump travel (the black dot in front of the down tube). The blue and red circles represent the swing arcs of linkages.

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    For a given wheelbase and given height of the center of gravity (which is ever changing on MTBs), anti-squat percentage (AS%) is higher when the IC is higher and/or closer to the rear wheel. You can arrange the location and length of the linkages to manipulate the migration of the IC. On rear-wheel drive automobiles, a good design maintains or increases AS% on slight progressive curve as the rear suspension compresses, meaning, the IC either moves higher and/or towards the rear wheels.

    As you see in the diagram, on this bike, the IC moves forward when the suspension compresses, and perhaps down a little. The result is digressive AS%. When you stand up and mash, it exacerbates the problem (higher center of gravity = lower AS% for a given IC location, compressing the suspension further, which further decreases AS%). I realize that the suspension is probably not at proper sag position in the pic, but the general trend of IC migration would still be the same.

    I don't have a clue if SC designed it this way on purpose - maybe there's bicycle-specific reasons that this decreasing AS% is desirable, but good reviews on DW link (similar layout to drag race 4-link suspension) suggest otherwise. Maybe the design worked well enough on 26" bikes, but the IC ended up being too low when they implemented it on a 29" bike (higher axle centerline, lower linkage location constrained by the lower BB, etc).

    Speaking of DW link, not all of them are created equal. Again, it's the locations of pivots that define kinematics of suspension. But it just so happens that it's very hard to screw up implementing DW link on bicycles, and many end up being pretty similar because of space constraints.


    Anyway, I apologize for derailing the thread. Please carry on with discussions on baking sheets, muffin tops, etc.

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    I'm not going to be able to ride at all this week. My go to baby sitters (in laws) are going out of town. My last ride was last Tuesday, and I probably won't be able to ride until next Friday.

    In other news even though i thought I had a new bike choice narrowed down I'm back to square one. Niner SIR 9, Air 9 RDO, or Cannondale F29? Hmmmmmm....

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    I have ridden a Santa Cruz, but I do agree that Giant's suspension is extremely efficient. I like the feel of a hardtail too and I could get that feel with the Maestro. I regret selling that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    I'm not going to be able to ride at all this week. My go to baby sitters (in laws) are going out of town. My last ride was last Tuesday, and I probably won't be able to ride until next Friday.

    In other news even though i thought I had a new bike choice narrowed down I'm back to square one. Niner SIR 9, Air 9 RDO, or Cannondale F29? Hmmmmmm....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Air 9 RDO would be my pick.
    Maybe time to put the TB up on the Auction Blocks or the FS ads here on MTBR. Not sure if all the valving in the world would fix your problem... I like my compression valving stiff or firm when pedalling, and opened up or somewhere in the mid range on single track going down... we climb a lot of fireroads here to get to the goods where gravity takes over... two completely different needs from suspension designs.

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    going to go ride with some chix. yep, i have my contour. i'll get some ass shots for you pervs.
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    going to go ride with some chix. yep, i have my contour. i'll get some ass shots for you pervs.
    Zoom in too, if you can.

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    the camera isnt that capable. i'll just have to tailgate.
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    i have to stop falling. apparently i'm consistent though. the drive side of my bike is all scratched up, while the other side is pretty good. i'm sure i favor that side. bike is less than a year old and already looking like shyt! guess that's what happens when your ride them. I also have a thumb-sized dent in my swingarm. anyone have any JB weld?
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    I have a bin with hose clamps. I'm sure others here can muster up some foil.

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    I wrecked yesterday and hyper-extended my left knee. Oh well, being able to walk properly is over rated, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I wrecked yesterday and hyper-extended my left knee. Oh well, being able to walk properly is over rated, anyway.
    That's no fun at all. This might brighten your day....or not

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    Now here's something interesting.
    After I finish being sick and the swelling goes down on my stump, I'm gonna try to build my own special artificial leg out of a manekin leg.
    The one the prosthetic people gave me feels like a boat anchor hangin' on my leg...I think I can build something that will work perfectly when I ride.
    My amputation is below the knee,about 1/2 way down.A bike leg doesn't have to be as heavy as a regular prosthetic I don't think...I want something that weighs close to nothing...prolly with a magnetic cleat and pedal.
    ...But that's life.Soon as I get the knowledge I need to build nice bikes and really get crazy about them,I have to lose my foot.
    ...but it's OK...it's not gonna stop zapp...I'm ridin' no matter what.
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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    Zarr, send 2ridealot a PM. He checks in now and then here, but he is on his bike much of the time. He has a prosthetic and might could share some ideas.
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    i'll do that.
    this is the biggest battle of my life.
    i got bikes...now i gotta concentrate on how to ride 'em.
    if i can convince the insurance people,i can get help. but first i gotta get well and learn how to walk.
    i been on mtbr for years...i know how to build some pretty nice bikes. i can't give up now...and i'm 60 years old to boot. i got other health issues too. but i can tell you mountain biking is the magic bullet to stop bad health...that much i know. so you guys ride on and never stop.
    zarr
    this site is from a guy who made a prosthetic from bike parts.
    now he makes other stuff...for mountain bikers too.
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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    It looks like he changed his username to just 2ride

    He posted up a very inspiration story in passion about a year ago. I'll try to dig it out when I get on a computer instead of tapatalk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    It looks like he changed his username to just 2ride

    He posted up a very inspiration story in passion about a year ago. I'll try to dig it out when I get on a computer instead of tapatalk.
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    i'll be looking forward to that.
    in the meantime...
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I wrecked yesterday and hyper-extended my left knee. Oh well, being able to walk properly is over rated, anyway.
    Oh crap!

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    going to go ride with some chix. yep, i have my contour. i'll get some ass shots for you pervs.
    So you're gonna shoot those girls in the ass? What if they shoot back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    I'm not going to be able to ride at all this week. My go to baby sitters (in laws) are going out of town. My last ride was last Tuesday, and I probably won't be able to ride until next Friday.

    In other news even though i thought I had a new bike choice narrowed down I'm back to square one. Niner SIR 9, Air 9 RDO, or Cannondale F29? Hmmmmmm....
    If you are indeed a super-clyde, and like the Niner HT geometry, I would suggest you swing a leg over the latest hydro-formed aluminum AIR 9. Very clyde friendly ride quality, maybe a little stiff for lighter weight peeps, but smooth for big boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    That will fail catastrophically and you will die horribly. Hose clamps.... you need hose clamps!
    You're all wrong... goddddaammitt! All you gotta do is heat shrink wrap a bunch of those plastic Canadian $100 bills around the break... voila! They calls it 'Canarbon Fiber'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    You're all wrong... goddddaammitt! All you gotta do is heat shrink wrap a bunch of those plastic Canadian $100 bills around the break... voila! They calls it 'Canarbon Fiber'...
    nah dude you got it wrong the duct tape is the Canadianfibre
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    You're all wrong... goddddaammitt! All you gotta do is heat shrink wrap a bunch of those plastic Canadian $100 bills around the break... voila! They calls it 'Canarbon Fiber'...
    Ha ha nice one. I need to spread more rep, so consider this virtual rep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    You're all wrong... goddddaammitt! All you gotta do is heat shrink wrap a bunch of those plastic Canadian $100 bills around the break... voila! They calls it 'Canarbon Fiber'...
    For the repair to hold over time, it'll need a stronger currency than Canadian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    Now here's something interesting.
    After I finish being sick and the swelling goes down on my stump, I'm gonna try to build my own special artificial leg out of a manekin leg.
    The one the prosthetic people gave me feels like a boat anchor hangin' on my leg...I think I can build something that will work perfectly when I ride.
    My amputation is below the knee,about 1/2 way down.A bike leg doesn't have to be as heavy as a regular prosthetic I don't think...I want something that weighs close to nothing...prolly with a magnetic cleat and pedal.
    Maybe make a fiberglass mold off a manekin foot, fill it with one of those expanding foam/urethane spray cans, pop that out of the mold carefully and wrap in in carbon fiber cloth and resin?

    I have no idea if that would work, but that's something I would try - cheap and relatively easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    I wrecked yesterday and hyper-extended my left knee. Oh well, being able to walk properly is over rated, anyway.
    A couple strips of metal, some JB Weld, and a few hose clamps, you'll be good as new just as soon as it's cured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    going to go ride with some chix. yep, i have my contour. i'll get some ass shots for you pervs.
    I'll prepare myself,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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    That's no fun at all. This might brighten your day....or not
    nice stoppie at the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffj View Post
    If you are indeed a super-clyde, and like the Niner HT geometry, I would suggest you swing a leg over the latest hydro-formed aluminum AIR 9. Very clyde friendly ride quality, maybe a little stiff for lighter weight peeps, but smooth for big boys.
    Smooth for Big Boys?

    What trails did you demo one on?

    Dog Tag, Sweco'd creek bed or Fore Play and G Out?

    What wheelset did you run, model of tires (Nobby nics?) and was the seat post and bars carbon fiber too?


    Weight of the build around 25 #'s in an XL, or less?

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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    More of this for me today. It is as if spring has finally arrived here

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    I actually rode with the Mrs today and it was painfully slow (in fairness, she ran early this morning and is doing a group ride tomorrow morning).

    My hr was below 100 at a few times during the ride. I did attack a climb at the end and the heart got a nice workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Carbon Fiber.
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    My ride is now in desert attack mode. New wheels, tires, rotors, and cassette mounted and ready to go. I'll take it to Joshua Tree with me this weekend and do some mild techy stuff. The 2.3 Purgs are barely larger than the 2.1 GCs but they do looker meaner and tougher. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic but I'm sure y'all get the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    My ride is now in desert attack mode. New wheels, tires, rotors, and cassette mounted and ready to go. I'll take it to Joshua Tree with me this weekend and do some mild techy stuff. The 2.3 Purgs are barely larger than the 2.1 GCs but they do looker meaner and tougher. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic but I'm sure y'all get the idea.
    I do not get the idea. Please assplain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I do not get the idea. Please assplain.
    I'm gonna be doing some AZ mtn bike road trips this Fall and next Spring, needed to beef up the wheels/tires for this cuz it's kinda gnarly over there. I'll still use my Crests for local stuff, though.

    (2 wheel sets is less expensive than 2 bikes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    My ride is now in desert attack mode. New wheels, tires, rotors, and cassette mounted and ready to go. I'll take it to Joshua Tree with me this weekend and do some mild techy stuff. The 2.3 Purgs are barely larger than the 2.1 GCs but they do looker meaner and tougher. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic but I'm sure y'all get the idea.

    Pump those tubeless turds up to 40 psi and let sit for 3 or 4 days, and then look at how much they've grown and stretched.

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    ^Exactly what I filled them to. On the rim, it says 40psi max for 2.3 tires. I will ride them at about 25-30psi, though.

    They went on and seated easier than any other tire I've mounted so far. They didn't even pop off the bead when I let the initial seating pressure out to fill them with sealant. That's not to say that they were "loose" though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I'm gonna be doing some AZ mtn bike road trips this Fall and next Spring, needed to beef up the wheels/tires for this cuz it's kinda gnarly over there. I'll still use my Crests for local stuff, though.

    (2 wheel sets is less expensive than 2 bikes)
    So you saying we ride fluff around here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    Pump those tubeless turds up to 40 psi and let sit for 3 or 4 days, and then look at how much they've grown and stretched.
    Don't get any ideas though Hawg. Despite the obvious logic, this trick does not apply to anything other than bike tires.
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    Hawg, that setup looks beastly! I approve.

    You're ready for Monte Sano now, too!
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    alright, as i promised. tried to sneak some lady shots. Sorry bout the raindrop in the second one. that wasnt planned

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    You my dear, are not subtle with the camera!

    Those trails remind me of riding back in Michigan. I miss trails like that. They are infinitely different from what we have in SoCal and incredibly fun in different ways.
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    the woman in the pink bought my old bike glad to see it still out there in action. i never have to wonder what happened to it!
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    also, when i rode down that rock, you can see a guy in the distance taping. He's not some random creep, but rather a guy who taped various portions of the woman's ride to upload to our local riding chapter. i'll post that vid once it's done. could be a couple weeks.
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    Looks like it's still pretty wet out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    (2 wheel sets is less expensive than 2 bikes)
    DO NOT tell my wife that, if you meet her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    So you saying we ride fluff around here?
    Comparatively? ABZAFVKINLOOTLEE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Don't get any ideas though Hawg. Despite the obvious logic, this trick does not apply to anything other than bike tires.
    Unless I'm doing 4-5 foot drops onto baby heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Hawg, that setup looks beastly! I approve.

    You're ready for Monte Sano now, too!
    Yup....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ^Exactly what I filled them to. On the rim, it says 40psi max for 2.3 tires. I will ride them at about 25-30psi, though.

    They went on and seated easier than any other tire I've mounted so far. They didn't even pop off the bead when I let the initial seating pressure out to fill them with sealant. That's not to say that they were "loose" though.
    I'm 200-210 riding weight, run Purgs 30 psi rear, 28 front, works well, no rim hits, ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    DO NOT tell my wife that, if you meet her.
    Every time I bought a new wheelset, it cost me a new frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    alright, as i promised. tried to sneak some lady shots. Sorry bout the raindrop in the second one. that wasnt planned
    Good work you sneaky little worm!

    If I were to encounter a lovely group of ladies riding out in the wilds such as yours, I'd demand to be adopted by one or as many as would have me.

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    Nice vids, Nicole. It's hot here, purely coincidence that I watched them with my shorts off. Very exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    I'm 200-210 riding weight, run Purgs 30 psi rear, 28 front, works well, no rim hits, ever.
    25 23 will probably work on those big meats for Twiggy. The Purgs will serve him well when he gets your way. Pretty sure he'd dig all the stuff over there by Gold Canyon a lot. That place still sticks in my mind as a very cool fun place to ride, just layed out well, pretty flowy for AZ standards, with enough stuff to keep you on your toes for chunky lines and all. I want to go back there again for some more... just an uber fun place to ride, well built. It far exceeded my expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    alright, as i promised. tried to sneak some lady shots. Sorry bout the raindrop in the second one. that wasnt planned
    It was a pleasure being invited to the private viewing of yours Nicole. I should have followed Optimus's lead, my jeans make a nice pup tent.

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    Nice vids Nicole. Looks like everyone is enjoying themselves (in the vid and off camera)

    Our trails in Ontario are still a bit wet as well, from all the rain. My bike and I are covered in mud after every ride
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    mud!?!? Wassat?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    mud!?!? Wassat?!?
    It's kind of funny, on the rare occasion that I do see water puddles out on the trail, I avoid them not because it's poor trail etiquette to ride though soft soil, but simply because I don't want to get wet.

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    Yes Bdyke, Gold Canyon was fun, ridden easy or hard, there's something for everyone. Hawg is definitely wanting to do some AZT, so that is a definite.

    Hawg, I'm having an idea. Take a look at the AZT from Picket Post all the way down to the Calvin?? Highway, brutal 35ish mile ride, but beautiful, more so than just the typical out and back. You'll be driving over here, we can take 2 cars and shuttle. You've probably got legs enough, I'm going to have to start getting into shape.

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    When I rode in the UK I rode in terrible mud wallows sometimes, and I am so happy I do not have to do that here

    Nice vids Nic! There's something about ladies dressed as Gladiators...
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    ah yes, a week straight of on and off rain, we just cant catch a "dry" break
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
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    lol it sprays up the back of your shorts...wait til it dries then try to brush it off... it still leaves a stain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    lol it sprays up the back of your shorts...wait til it dries then try to brush it off... it still leaves a stain.
    Wear mud colored shorts. I used to drive a Michigan road grime colored car for the same reason.

    Nicole, the big wet rock you rolled down, I don't recall seeing you do that before. First time riding there, first time down that rock, or have I just not been paying attention? Good job, regardless. It was a good vid, nice to see the whole group having fun, getting yucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    ah yes, a week straight of on and off rain, we just cant catch a "dry" break
    Ride in the nude. By the time you are half way through, the mud will have covered you up enough for comfort. By the time you get back to your car, nobody will know differently.

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    Hawg, I'm having an idea. Take a look at the AZT from Picket Post all the way down to the Calvin?? Highway, brutal 35ish mile ride, but beautiful, more so than just the typical out and back. You'll be driving over here, we can take 2 cars and shuttle. You've probably got legs enough, I'm going to have to start getting into shape.
    You trying to kill poor Randy? He's prolly gonna want to come along, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Wear mud colored shorts. I used to drive a Michigan road grime colored car for the same reason.

    Nicole, the big wet rock you rolled down, I don't recall seeing you do that before. First time riding there, first time down that rock, or have I just not been paying attention? Good job, regardless. It was a good vid, nice to see the whole group having fun, getting yucky.
    i've ridden that before...never wet like that. i stopped and stared at it for a while. the rock itself is not too bad, but you dont have much time once you pick up speed near the bottom. you have to hit your brakes hard if you dont want to have to ride over that slimy board. Thats one of those spots where i use my dropper. you dont HAVE to, but it feels better to.
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    Looked a bit sketchy. I use my dropper all of the time, it's nice to get the saddle out of the way , whether it really needs to be or not. OTB sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    My saddle's always slammed. Sometimes I HAVE to raise it.
    Yeah, but you have Loompa Loompa legs, it has to be slammed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    You trying to kill poor Randy? He's prolly gonna want to come along, too.
    Coyotes got to eat something.

    Nah, we can adjust our goal depending on who shows, but that TH to TH stretch would be one for the books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Coyotes got to eat something.
    We always take a slower rider with us up here in the hills, we calls em 'Coyote bait' or 'Cougar bait'...
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    whos the clown?

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    I wear awesome socks too (ask Hawg . . . he's told me that there are certain socks I am not allowed to wear)! Just think if, if we rode together we could have great socks together!
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    not punk. not to me anyway.
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    not punk. not to me anyway.
    Didn't mean to offend. Other than fun, what style would you call the red hair highlighting, ultra bright red lip stick, and long banded tube socks?

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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    I was feeling less than motivated to ride this evening, but I sucked it up to do some exploring. My neighborhood is slowly expanding and gobbling up my gravel roads at a frightening pace. This new road here has been in most of my winter mountain bike videos. Now, it is a paved street with a house going up.

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    ^ OMG!!! That waterin' hole looks extremely fishy!!!

    I'm heading out the door now to do a local loop ride. Gotta see if my new wheels and tires work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyonadyke View Post
    Smooth for Big Boys?
    Smooth for big boys means it would be fairly stout for an average rider, like most hardtails aren't (for me as a fellow big fellow).

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    I rode it everywhere I went for two months.

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    Dog Tag, Sweco'd creek bed or Fore Play and G Out?
    All that local stuff mentioned above except the SWECO hadn't ever set it's greasy treads in the creek bed back then. Pretty sure I did Los Robles and some other stuff too.

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    What wheelset did you run, model of tires (Nobby nics?) and was the seat post and bars carbon fiber too?
    The wheelset: Sun Charger TR (@ around 1800g +/-, and an OEM set for Niner), and the nobby Nics were removed in favor of some Specialized Purgatory/Ground Controls, which are better suited for a supposed XC machine, even when used beneath my hulking girth.

    The seatpost was an RDO @ 31.6mm, which at 31.6mm would usually have the flexibility of a pier piling, but that RDO post was very nice to me. Handlebar was a Niner carbon Flat Top (non-RDO) model, as was the stem (a Niner alloy RDO).

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    I don't think there's a fine line at all Net, she is adorably batsh!t psycho.


    edit: In a good way, , not a hunt me down and beat me to death in my sleep kinda way.

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    First ride on the new wheel set:
    Ouch, I can definitely feel the 1+ pound of rotational weight gain. I was having sharp pains under my left knee cap while I pushed the cranks up the hill. I hadn't felt that in almost a year. I had to push up my sustained climb in one gear lower to keep it going. But I could feel that I was moving over more ground for each gear thanks to the larger diameter of the 2.3 Purgatory tires which really aren't much wider than my GC 2.1s. I had too much pressure in them, too. It felt like riding on car tires while going down hill with speed. I need to start by dropping 5 pounds and take it from there. Going down hill, I feel slightly more stable to get the speed up. The sensation of the bare space between the side knobs and the center knobs is gonna take some getting used to in the loose turns.

    Conclusion:
    These wheels are not going to get much use from me. They are coming off after my short road trip over the weekend. I really like the light, nimble feel of my XC wheel set for what we have around here to tackle. The new wheel set is overkill for what I like to ride near home. My XC wheelset makes my bike feel like a 2014 Mustang GT, and my AM wheels set makes my bike feel like a Baja 1000 off roader. YMMV. The AM wheel set is getting an 11-34 cassette for sure. No way the 11-32 that is on there now is gonna work for any super-duper steep stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    I don't think there's a fine line at all Net, she is adorably batsh!t psycho.


    edit: In a good way, , not a hunt me down and beat me to death in my sleep kinda way.
    Are you saying that you wouldn't enjoy being stalked by her even if she was out to hunt you down and beat you to death in your sleep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Are you saying that you wouldn't enjoy being stalked by her even if she was out to hunt you down and beat you to death in your sleep?
    Within inches of death would be fine, I'd just be afraid that she would be having so much fun that she'd forget to stop. Imagine how surprised I would be, laying there and enjoying her beating the crap out of me, and then realizing as the last bit of life was leaving me that she wasn't messing around.

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    Hawg, I never really noticed any void spot in the handling of my Purgs. I think I may have a minimally used 12-36 cassette, if you're interested. It's not a top of the line cassette, either Sram or Shimano, but it's solid, nothing wrong with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Hawg, I never really noticed any void spot in the handling of my Purgs. I think I may have a minimally used 12-36 cassette, if you're interested. It's not a top of the line cassette, either Sram or Shimano, but it's solid, nothing wrong with it.
    Hawg wants to know how many gramz it is. That extra tooth on the small cog might add too much . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    First ride on the new wheel set:
    Ouch, I can definitely feel the 1+ pound of rotational weight gain. I was having sharp pains under my left knee cap while I pushed the cranks up the hill. I hadn't felt that in almost a year. I had to push up my sustained climb in one gear lower to keep it going. But I could feel that I was moving over more ground for each gear thanks to the larger diameter of the 2.3 Purgatory tires which really aren't much wider than my GC 2.1s. I had too much pressure in them, too. It felt like riding on car tires while going down hill with speed. I need to start by dropping 5 pounds and take it from there. Going down hill, I feel slightly more stable to get the speed up. The sensation of the bare space between the side knobs and the center knobs is gonna take some getting used to in the loose turns.

    Conclusion:
    These wheels are not going to get much use from me. They are coming off after my short road trip over the weekend. I really like the light, nimble feel of my XC wheel set for what we have around here to tackle. The new wheel set is overkill for what I like to ride near home. My XC wheelset makes my bike feel like a 2014 Mustang GT, and my AM wheels set makes my bike feel like a Baja 1000 off roader. YMMV. The AM wheel set is getting an 11-34 cassette for sure. No way the 11-32 that is on there now is gonna work for any super-duper steep stuff.
    Farkin A... Hawg, I'm pulling your Man Card.... too much shrinkage below the belt... Don't try it once and quit... keep it on for 4 weeks to build up some leg mass and get back to us... Oh, and I won't even begin to tell you what my Hadley Hub /Flows set weighs that I used to spin up, or that my cheap CST rear tire goes 900 grams. Guess you need to HTFU.

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    SRAM = 10 speed, Shimano = 9 speed

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    Hawg, I never really noticed any void spot in the handling of my Purgs. I think I may have a minimally used 12-36 cassette, if you're interested. It's not a top of the line cassette, either Sram or Shimano, but it's solid, nothing wrong with it.
    When it comes to 12-36 cassettes, if it's a SRAM, it's a 10 speed cassette, and they make a few different models. If it's a Shimano 12-36, it will be the 9 speed HG-61.

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    I'm with you Hawg. I like light fast wheels
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    I'm with you Hawg. I like light fast wheels
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    Damn right. That's why I ride Haven Carbons set-up tubeless. 1450grams of ultra strong goodness, and they accelerate like the very blazes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Conclusion:
    These wheels are not going to get much use from me. They are coming off after my short road trip over the weekend. I really like the light, nimble feel of my XC wheel set for what we have around here to tackle. The new wheel set is overkill for what I like to ride near home. My XC wheelset makes my bike feel like a 2014 Mustang GT, and my AM wheels set makes my bike feel like a Baja 1000 off roader. YMMV.
    You shoulda bought a set of 26" AM wheels. They'd have made your bike feel like this creation

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    I have been wanting to get myself this monster truck equivalency. I think I'll pull the trigger soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffj View Post
    When it comes to 12-36 cassettes, if it's a SRAM, it's a 10 speed cassette, and they make a few different models. If it's a Shimano 12-36, it will be the 9 speed HG-61.
    Thanks, jeff. It's an HG-61, now that you mention it. It was digging into my free hub body on my 240s, so I pulled it and went with the nice XT.

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    Hawg, how'd they feel other than the climbing?? They should have felt pretty nice going down. You really do need a few rides on them to get a better feel, and get acclimated. I know you don't need them for your normal rides, but I would strongly suggest that you ride them for at least a few rides before you come over. That is a typical, if not slightly lightweight, set-up over here. Bear in mind also, you can get away with a softer tire on your "smoother" trails than you'll be able to get away with over here. I think that the Maxxis on the front of my Prime weighs 1045g, the rear is in around 930g. I have to enlist hikers to help me push it up hills. Everybody has different desires and goals, but me personally, I don't sweat weight too much. Every bike that I have, regardless of weight, I've ridden to point of exhaustion. I build to get me there, and back, in the terrain that I ride. Your builds suit your needs, mine suit mine, the old Trek full rigid 21sp that I had was perfect for where I rode back in Michigan. The bottom line, we ride, we enjoy, it's really not a big deal what we do it on.

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    No way in hell I'd run carbon rims in the rocky goodness known as AZ singletrack.

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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    The little squirt is now pedaling like a big boy. He sees me pulling out a bike and wants to go on a "big ride" now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
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    Nice, heyyall.

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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    Not long after the video he comes to me with a request. He wants his seat raised so that it looks like his brothers. Then during the fireworks tonight, he tells me his next bike will be blue. Then he will get a gold one. He went on to name his next dozen or so bikes he will get. Like father, like son.
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    Huntsville, AL Summer TT Series, round 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    He went on to name his next dozen or so bikes he will get. Like father, like son.
    He doesn't know yet that it's a life-long affliction he will suffer from.
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    it was 96 degrees yesterday. yeah, i know ya'll get some hotter temps, but round here, it's like thick boggy steam when it gets to that temp. i rode about 20 miles, some of that down some hot sunny roads, and hot corn fields. I just couldnt keep up with the sweating and started getting dehydrated and low electrolytes or something, because it felt like my brain was burning and i was faint and queasy by the time i got home. My riding partner was also dying and cramping up because he sweats more than any human i know. So i've got some footage of that ride saving up.

    then last night i went to a 'murica bbq party, and spent that time in a hot rapey hot tub with too many frisky bodies. my friend ended up in my clothes (a 6'5" man) and ended up stripping naked by the end of the night. So here i am, hung over and it's 100 degrees out. i'm just staying inside. i dont feel like i ever recovered from yesterday. One long headache.
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    Alright, here it is. Slow rocky chunkorz. As you'll see, i almost eat crap at one point, my clown wheel side swiped a big rock, right before a little "chute". i would have tried to ride it out, but i wasnt padded that day. too hot.

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    Nice! Some 'fruity' language, but understandable What is funny for me watching that video is the way I find myself dodging trees with you! It has been so frikken long since I rode thru trees, they scare the pants off me! Somehow cactus don't seem quite so threatening, altho I know them to be absolute bastards if you do hit 'em...
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    oh, i'd be sh!ttin much more over the cacti! and big steep ravines to my side....
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    yeah, that place isnt quite as narrow as the one in my 'hood. This place seems to have a high percentage of tree hits.

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    Nice stuff Nicole, looks a lot like the trails at home.

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    Damn, Nicole, Great Brook is CHUN-KEE!! I wanna ride there.
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    there are only two trails that are like that. the rest is smoov and flowy. There is plenty of other chunk here tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    yeah, that place isnt quite as narrow as the one in my 'hood. This place seems to have a high percentage of tree hits.

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    LOL @ 0:29 "yeah......ERT!"

    BTW, it's so cool that you don't shy away form the tall bridges and log-overs and what-not!
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    well it depends. my rule for skinnies and ramps is that the approach/entrance has to be smooth. and not deadly high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
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    I have really been enjoying the fatwally. I can't imagine how great a real one would be. Well, it's more like i don't want to imagine how great a real one would be.

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    whoa, gnarly granite chunk... that's serious penalty for failure... ouch is inches away if you go big and fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    there are only two trails that are like that. the rest is smoov and flowy. There is plenty of other chunk here tho.
    Good to have choices! Many of us have only one or the other without driving a couple hundred miles

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    I have really been enjoying the fatwally. I can't imagine how great a real one would be. Well, it's more like i don't want to imagine how great a real one would be.
    I was following Wally Beast mod threads with some interest. Seems it would be a lot of fun for small entry price, as long as you don't do anything serious.

    I'm little heavy at 200 lbs and I like doing stupid stunts on bikes, so it's probably a good idea for me to spend a little more upfront to avoid hospital bills

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/69727966?color=ffffff" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/69727966">Round-5</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/morgan48">Clay Morgan</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... I used to drink that whenever I found it at stores when I was living in WA, as it was somewhat hard to come by. I seldom drink it now as I can get it even at a little dinky corner store in the hick town I live in. Funny how that goes.

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    ^^^^^^ Nicole's vid. Lol at 1.25, someone falling off the seesaw thing.

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    I fell off a see-saw Monday. Hyper-extended my knee. It's just now getting back to full range of motion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    it was 96 degrees yesterday. yeah, i know ya'll get some hotter temps, but round here, it's like thick boggy steam when it gets to that temp. i rode about 20 miles, some of that down some hot sunny roads, and hot corn fields. I just couldnt keep up with the sweating and started getting dehydrated and low electrolytes or something, because it felt like my brain was burning and i was faint and queasy by the time i got home. My riding partner was also dying and cramping up because he sweats more than any human i know. So i've got some footage of that ride saving up.

    then last night i went to a 'murica bbq party, and spent that time in a hot rapey hot tub with too many frisky bodies. my friend ended up in my clothes (a 6'5" man) and ended up stripping naked by the end of the night. So here i am, hung over and it's 100 degrees out. i'm just staying inside. i dont feel like i ever recovered from yesterday. One long headache.
    I'm 6'5", and that must have been quite a dream, Nic.

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    Nice riding, Nicole. You would like the trails out here, you would do well on them, they're not all fall off a cliff scary. 96 back east is effn HOT. I was up near the Grand Canyon today, it was about 95 deg, roughly 50% humidity, VERY uncomfortable.

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    had a bit of an urban ride tonight. i got my slongoose (brakes barely work, pretty sketchy) and my friend borrowed my old lady cruiser, and another guy grabbed his fixie coverd in blinking lights, and we rode all over the city, up and down parking garages, into a skate/bmx park and screwed around, hopping on and off curbs, eating terrible food. Such a fun hot night! then we stopped at an old mill converted into a big space where you can build anything you want. One of our friends works there, so we rode around on silly little home-made bikes.

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    Got out for a little ride this morning, hot, 101 degrees & 25% humidity, for those that haven't experienced it, 25-35% in AZ is pretty darn stuffy. I set a few PR's, 2 on a nasty chunk of DH, which Strava'd me up at 20th for the whole .6 mile trail and 13th for the bottom .2 mile, out 0f 888 & 889 times reported. Not bad for coming of an injury, I was trying real hard to get another. The other 2 were on the road, there's a section of residential with a nice little grade, nothing crazy, but the roadies play there. In one little sprint section I ranked 29th out of 3386 times reported, on my Prime, 35+ lbs of 2.5 Maxxis 140mm full suspension AM goodness, me in baggies with a 25 lb Camelbak, LMFAO!!

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    Very nice, Optimus.

    You could get some slicks, ditch your Camelbak and go after KOM on that pavement section. Shave your arms and legs for better aero, too

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    I'm kind of ashamed to say it, but I've got some lycra shorts. Those, with the above suggestions, and I would be sure to have it, LOL.

    Been feeling better, ankle is still sore in a couple of spots, swelling is very minimal, mobility is back to about 90%.

    Ripped up to the Grand Canyon and back in the Mustang yesterday, nice drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    I was following Wally Beast mod threads with some interest. Seems it would be a lot of fun for small entry price, as long as you don't do anything serious.

    I'm little heavy at 200 lbs and I like doing stupid stunts on bikes, so it's probably a good idea for me to spend a little more upfront to avoid hospital bills
    Yeah, safety first, and all. OTOH, it's steel, so unless you are making a big hit video, any failure would be somewhat gradual. Also, step one could be to put a better fork on with disk brake mounting tabs. All in all, though, prolly better to spend the $$$ on a real one, and leave the fatwally for riding paths and to the store and such.

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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    I had a great ride today. I made a trip to the "cities" (Minneapolis / St Paul) for a destination-grade set of singletrack. I have over an hour of footage to get uploaded and edited. Film at 11.
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    Opti, I rode through sugar sand this weekend. I did notice a bit more float through that junk. As far as handling, stability, these feel very close to my XC wheels, but heavier.

    Randy, I'm not giving up on these, I just meant to say that they are overkill for what you and I ride here. Now that I'm home again, these wheels are going into hibernation for a spell. I can't think of anything/anywhere I like to ride from Cen Cal to So Cal that would call for these wheels. But, they are a necessary tool and I will keep them for the when the time/place is right. Glad you enjoyed the BFT. They are biting even better now and there's some Dorado starting to mix in with it.

    Fun vids everyone! I did a bit of chunk & funk this weekend so here it is starting with a long gradual climb to the top of the hill in sugar sand. Started my ride off at 6am to beat the heat. Gorgeous sunrise, ay?!

    <iframe width="960" height="540" src="http://contour.com/stories/deep-sandy-climb-onaga-trail-7-5-2013/embed?map=false&width=960px&height=540px" frameborder="0"></iframe>

    And then the fun started....

    <iframe width="960" height="540" src="http://contour.com/stories/chunky-funky-onaga-trail-7-5-2013/embed?map=false&width=960px&height=540px" frameborder="0"></iframe>

    It was hovering around 100 degrees each day we were in the desert with 15-20% humidity and like Opti said, that's kinda sticky. We even got some brief heavy downpour today while we were on our way out of there.

    Not sure what's up with the title of my second video. It's supposed to say Chunky & Funky...nice job Contour!

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    Great videos, Hawg! The desert in the early morning is beautiful.

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    Hawg's Bike Thread, Vol. 3

    Hawg, nice stuff. It looks like what ever was going wrong with the contour resolved itself.

    My video is uploading as I type. It will make a nice contrast to yours as you will see grass and trees
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