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  1. About 80 million years ago, give or take a...

    About 80 million years ago, give or take a geological epoch. :biggrin: I guess when I say "south east", specifically I'm speaking of North Florida. Closest decent riding is northern Alabama, north GA...
  2. 26" DT Swiss FR 6.1D wheelset- (20mm F/QR R)

    Moving to the Southeast, and sadly won't be needing my DH wheels anymore. Pretty good condition, one solid ding in the rear rim (pictured) is the primary imperfection along with the usual scratches...
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    just to make a pitch for a company here in AZ but...

    just to make a pitch for a company here in AZ but the Soul Icon posts a 13" BB, and if I'm not mistaken, that's with a 100mm fork. Toss on a 140mm fork and you should have plenty. I can't speak for...
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    Another, chiming in from the Officer side of the...

    Another, chiming in from the Officer side of the house. In my experience, they'll put a Mech Engineer just about anywhere, especially if you got good grades. I sold my soul for a college education,...
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    Sheer brilliance! With ya' Tony. Though...

    Sheer brilliance!

    With ya' Tony. Though certain local bicycle mechanics offer dire warnings (hopefully I don't repeat his experience), one UST Schwalbe aside, I've had nothing but fantastic...
  6. Poll: One LS DH Jersey getting the 3/4 sleeve hackjob.

    One LS DH Jersey getting the 3/4 sleeve hackjob.
  7. Thread: fork help

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    umm, on a new fork I wouldn't do anything. It...

    umm, on a new fork I wouldn't do anything. It should still be under warranty so, call 'Zoke and tell them what has happened. Everyone I know who has a Marzocchi has had great luck with their customer...
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    I've had great luck (one caveat) with the ghetto...

    I've had great luck (one caveat) with the ghetto 20" tubeless setup. Seals up much easier than sealing to the rim (mount it the tire with a real tube and let it sit overnight first, use some soapy...
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    I haven't been but had a buddy who went to Phuket...

    I haven't been but had a buddy who went to Phuket and had pretty much the same opinion of it, a made-for-tourism resort island. A bit later we toured the northern part of the country and I second the...
  10. Those cyclists also generate a pissed off general...

    Those cyclists also generate a pissed off general public who then feel justified in acting/driving like dicks toward/around all cyclists; endangering the rest of us.
  11. Jesus Christo. I don't know about ya'll but round...

    Jesus Christo. I don't know about ya'll but round here the sidewalks are pretty much empty, Tucson has done a really good job with the bike lanes but they are still strewn with all the crap tossed...
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    Damn and I was so totally on my way out....:D...

    Damn and I was so totally on my way out....:D (sorry, I couldn't help myself)


    Edit: and you're right it should have been "spelling/typing nazi"...I apologise for my jongishness at nazi-ing.
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    well, and if it is a water slide...at that size...

    well, and if it is a water slide...at that size do you think two buckets of water are gonna lube that whole thing? Let alone make it UP the ramp on the other side?

    Now if the ramp was actually a...
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    You didn't like the GF? The first 29er I was ever...

    You didn't like the GF? The first 29er I was ever on was a Superfly and felt like I'd been handed the keys to a Ducati on dirt. Oh well.

    That being said I have a KM that I built with pretty much...
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    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Ummm...you're new here aren't...

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Ummm...you're new here aren't you.:FIREdevil
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    Dear people of the world, When referring to...

    Dear people of the world,

    When referring to unimproved paths, say tr-A-I-ls.
    When referring to the bicycle or motorcycle sport involving riding slightly silly looking devices over rediculously...
  17. You laugh...it works. Hit hard enough that it...

    You laugh...it works. Hit hard enough that it bent the wheel tray and popped the rack off it's mounts before proceeding to grind it down my roof and trunk-lid, but the Heckler survived unscathed. ...
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    goddamnit, why isn't there a trail like that near...

    goddamnit, why isn't there a trail like that near Tuscon? That looked like a fuggin' blast and a half.

    Also props for pointing the helmetcam so it was actually showing the trail and not just the...
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    Definitely looks like a pink bike to me...though...

    Definitely looks like a pink bike to me...though I think I see a catchy name for a website in there somewhere.:rolleyes2
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    Well, lets be honest, I don't know if 4 out of...

    Well, lets be honest, I don't know if 4 out of the 30,000 some odd maggots constitutes "popular". :cool:


    I did have a lot of fun on that bike though...
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    how odd, I was just about to turn my old...

    how odd, I was just about to turn my old Tassajara (also a first "real" mtb) into a beater commuter SS. Hopefully the same fate doesn't befall my franken-Fisher...though I can only hope a large and...
  22. True statement:wink:

    True statement:wink:
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    Um, I don't know what issue you're having but...

    Um, I don't know what issue you're having but I've had great luck getting stans to seal up punctures. Cactus, goatheads, acacia, mesquite etc. You are right, if it's a good sized hole stans will...
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    Does everyone in the desert except me own a...

    Does everyone in the desert except me own a Guapo? Sweet bike man, you should love it, and it should take just about anything to boot.
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    If you are worried about strength, go with the...

    If you are worried about strength, go with the 823. $.02
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    umm... former marine or former SPACE-marine?...

    umm... former marine or former SPACE-marine?
    http://www.gamercharged.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/doom0017-500x375.png
    I can't honestly be the first one who thought of this.
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    Small Block 8's should do quite well. They roll...

    Small Block 8's should do quite well. They roll pretty silly quick and will do great on hardpacked dirt. I ran one ghetto tubeless forever in the back of my 29er and it did very well right up to the...
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    indeed, inquiring minds want to know!

    indeed, inquiring minds want to know!
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    While I whole-heartedly disagree with their...

    While I whole-heartedly disagree with their logic, I had one lifelong Tusconian explain it to me like this. "Basically, in Arizona it's nice late September through Mid-May, giving you 4 months where...
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    Yep, it's all put back together, new Cookie...

    Yep, it's all put back together, new Cookie Cabin, giant new community center, new houses, etc. Though the pie shack (aka the mt Lemmon Cafe) is closed, i fear permanently,since the lady that ran it...
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    Yep, but know I really don't mind it for the most...

    Yep, but know I really don't mind it for the most part. Here in Tucson ain't all bad (just mostly) and it was tolerable until last friday, but then fuck, after 95 degrees the suck factor just seems...
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    Reiterating the previous statements, try...

    Reiterating the previous statements, try replacing your rim tape, if that doesn't work, go Ghetto Tubeless. Here in AZ most everyone I know runs some form of Tubeless w/ sealant because with the...
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    Dude, Bashguard and one of THESE THINGS...

    Dude,

    Bashguard and one of THESE THINGS= problem solved. If you want something a little blingier, or don't want to run a bashring (though I think you're making a big mistake :D) you can go for the...
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    They're great, not too hot, comfortable, easy to...

    They're great, not too hot, comfortable, easy to pedal in, but they stretch, and then they slide. An initially snug fit is probably ideal. Check you measurements at the 661 site and if in doubt...
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    Best Music Yet!! Well done yet again Lee.

    Best Music Yet!!

    Well done yet again Lee.
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    My thinking comes in light of my having added a...

    My thinking comes in light of my having added a coil Lyrik to the front end...I need to take it out for the initial test ride, but assuming I stay with the lyrik instead of the Air Pike I replaced,...
  37. Got an old 952 that I'd meant to single speed out...

    Got an old 952 that I'd meant to single speed out and have instead done nothing with I'd let go to a new home. Current rings are trashed and the Shimano brand ones are overly expensivo. If you are...
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    Bags, what year is that DHX? If someone would be...

    Bags, what year is that DHX? If someone would be more interested in purchasing it with an air shock, I'd consider a trade for the DHX-air on my Heckler (an '06).
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    2006...excellent vintage :wink: Nice Bike! I...

    2006...excellent vintage :wink:

    Nice Bike! I too own and love one of that variety (my first time w/ squish at both ends too). Picked it up last year off the less pedigreed MTBR classifieds, and...
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    Lee, consistently good work dude. I find myself...

    Lee, consistently good work dude. I find myself compelled to watch your videos if for no other reason than to see what musical accompaniment you've given them.:biggrin:

    Srsly, those look like a...
  41. He gets sponsored?!? :confused:

    He gets sponsored?!? :confused:
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    What the Fack! bead failure question

    Ok, so I recently picked up a pair of UST Schwalbes (FA 2.25/Big Betty 2.4) and gladly paid out the ass for 'em based on their reputation for being generally solid tires.

    Mounted the Fat Albert...
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    Statistically speaking, as a service member, you...

    Statistically speaking, as a service member, you have a better chance of winding up dead off-duty than from combat; and if I'm gonna go out, getting hit by a Drunk at 3 in the morning pretty much...
  44. Really it's just the Frame and Componentry. Most...

    Really it's just the Frame and Componentry. Most frames are tailored to a certain type of riding. i.e. Transition Covert=AM;Transition Dirtbag=FR. Do a quick google search, and find out what folks...
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    Just found this by way of an independent...

    Just found this by way of an independent third-party and it pretty much made my month.

    (513): someone is gonna have my baby tonight. they just dont know it yet
    (330): I'll alert the authorities
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    Soul seems to have their shit together pretty...

    Soul seems to have their shit together pretty well. Built up an Icon for my brother and was nothing but impressed with the way it turned out.
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    In a month you'll find out this is really all...

    In a month you'll find out this is really all part of a class project when you are invited to her lecture and find this thread referenced in the thesis.

    Seriously though, if it was a mistake and...
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    What you are talking about is generally referred...

    What you are talking about is generally referred to as a "hardtail".

    If you are planning on using it more on the trails, get a hardtail. If you are going to be using it around town more, consider...
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    It was here a while ago, but like some rare other...

    It was here a while ago, but like some rare other posts is worthy of making the rounds again.
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    Poll: Should one be bigger than the other?...

    Ok, so tire sizes. Do you run 'em both at the same size? Or do you run the rear tire the next size smaller? What does the TGR collective wisdom have to say about the Pro's and Cons of each?

    Most...
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