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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby LoveB » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:57 pm

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby legsrburnin » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:59 am

That thing would scare the crap out of me!!
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby ZepinAtor » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:00 pm

legsrburnin wrote:That thing would scare the crap out of me!!
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She really isn't that ugly.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby legsrburnin » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:52 pm

:lol:
I mean I get flex with my Flash. Isnt that thing like riding a noodle? The bike I mean!
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby ZepinAtor » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:59 pm

legsrburnin wrote::lol:
I mean I get flex with my Flash. Isnt that thing like riding a noodle? The bike I mean!


Nope. It's extremely rigid & stiff with very little side ways flex at all. Surprising I know, but it actually has a very harsh feeling to it.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby LoveB » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:53 pm

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almost there. Fox fork next week along with bnew evolver rear shock
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby uncle arthur » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:41 pm

I know it's nothing flash, but a couple of months back I got my hands on a TREK MTB frame from one of the guys here. A nice frame, and nothing but the frame.

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So here it is now, a few extra parts (some sourced here), and some elbow grease later. Cost me a bit of time and $$$ to do, with some help from the LBS to do stuff I couldn't, but I think it's come up alright :)

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I'm still tuning the derailleurs etc, and I can't say it's especially light or has top end gear, but it'll do the job :)
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:17 pm

It gets you on the trails, and that's the main thing. Gotta start somewhere! :D

Here's a tip: Get an old inner tube (after losing the patches) and wrap it around your chainstay in overlapping coils, and tie it off at the end with a cable tie. This photo shows an example, but I tend to cover pretty much the entire drive-side chainstay, and you only need to use one cable tie at the end you finish at.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby A_P » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:37 am

My latest ride,
the flat bars may have to go, and will probably make it 2x10 setup, never use the big ring with the larger wheels.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby legsrburnin » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:01 am

Nice ride A_P

That exact bike is parked in the basement of my work. While I'm not a huge Giant fan (personal fit issues), it really does seem like a do anything bike. Reminds me a lot of my mates RIP 9 Niner.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby uncle arthur » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:56 am

I officially have bicycle envy looking at that.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby uncle arthur » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:01 am

trailgumby wrote:It gets you on the trails, and that's the main thing. Gotta start somewhere! :D

Here's a tip: Get an old inner tube (after losing the patches) and wrap it around your chainstay in overlapping coils, and tie it off at the end with a cable tie. This photo shows an example, but I tend to cover pretty much the entire drive-side chainstay, and you only need to use one cable tie at the end you finish at.
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Thanks for the tip - already did this yesterday following your recommendation - a much cheaper and easier option than expensive chainstay guards. :)
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:48 pm

Forgot this thread... :oops:
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Replaced the bar and stem after the first ride, now I gotta get rid of those wheel decals.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby redcorpsjames » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:08 pm

Haro Flightline one 2011, she aint much, but she gets the job done

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Kenzo » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:16 pm

Mulger bill wrote:now I gotta get rid of those wheel decals.

I was only kidding before.. LOL. You do get used to them...
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby limetang » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:38 pm

Purchased this a few weeks ago literally 2 hours before I left for a long weekend camping up at Melrose SA. Since returning Ive replaced the bar/stem (Truvativ Stylo) and chucked on some M520 pedals. Basic but it does the job I need it to do! Especially for the price.......$699 :D

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:53 pm

It's got all the basics right, and that's what matters. 8) Can't go too far wrong with Deore.

BTW, how does that Sigma computer mount stay on?

PS: Try moving your shifters and brakes in closer to the stem/centre of the bars. That way you can get the index finger into the hook at teh end of the lever for single digit braking, and you have more fingers wrapped around the grips for better bike control.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby limetang » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:44 am

Sigma computer is some very strong dbl sided tape for now till I find some O-rings! Im afraid the shifters are stuck in place for the time being because Ive rounded the tightening bolts (only used a ritchey torqkey-5nm) so for now i might just shift the brake levers in as far as they can go. Cheers for the tip.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby LoveB » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:37 pm

yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

just gotta get a crankset now and get the wheel rebuilt with the 20mm


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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby jheeno » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:00 am

my current ride
one of the many thousands out there so it might look boring


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and the other one that I started off with and learnt allot from

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:28 pm

@jheeno, is that a Jamis CrossCountry? My first decent bike was a CrossCountry 2.0, that thing took me everywhere and i've still got it, i'll have it til i die.

My current XC race bike is this, 2008 Merida MATTS TFS FLX 3000 (yea merida model names are just so damn sexy...), hardtail with carbon stays, bare frame is under 1500grams. Bought the frame 2nd hand and built it up with mostly used parts.

Forks- 1998 Manitou Spyder (about 2.5 inches travel)
Cranks- Race Face Ride
Rear Derailleur- XTR
Front Derailleur- SunRace
Rear Shifter- SunRace 9spd
Front Shifter- Shimano friction thumb lever (40 grams, take that XX!)
Stem- Amoeba Scud 110mm (130grams)
Bars- Merek Carbon low riser (140grams)
Skewers- Titanium (44grams)
Front Wheel- Mavic Crossmax SL v brake specific
Rear Wheel- WTB laser beam rim, Shimano XT hub (1115grams-will have to do better eventually)
Brake Levers- Avid FR-5 (145grams)
Front Brakes- Deore v brakes
Rear Brakes- Tektro HO mechanical disc w/ 90 gram Gatorbrake starlight rotor
Tires- Maxxis Aspen- 2.1 front, 2.25 rear

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Just under 10.5kg without pedals and bar ends and including bottle cage, rides beautifully.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby jheeno » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:39 pm

[quote="ldrcycles"]@jheeno, is that a Jamis CrossCountry? My first decent bike was a CrossCountry 2.0, that thing took me everywhere and i've still got it, i'll have it til i die.
its a dakota sport

im finding it hard to justify having two bikes since i bought myself a new dual that I have to learn new things on
I love Jamis bikes
I nearly purchased the 2010 dakar xct 1.0 except .. the color .. I dont like the colour
you guys out there judge whether you can live with this color (see pic below)

http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebikes/fullsuspension/dakarxct/10_dakarxct1.html

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:01 pm

Nope, couldn't live with that colour...

Did I mention how cool yer new scoot is? 8)
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby silentbutdeadly » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:41 am

Mulger bill wrote:Forgot this thread... :oops:
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Replaced the bar and stem after the first ride, now I gotta get rid of those wheel decals.


Ohhh yeah.....do that!! I took a hair dryer to the Anthem wheel decals (just to warm them) and stripped the wheels back to black. A quick rub down with acetone to clear off the last of the glue....much better. Less than an hours work.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby mtbmikey » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:42 pm

Here's my bike:

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