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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:03 am 
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Nice!!


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:02 pm 
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Very ^ congrats RC! and Southside yours is looking pretty sweet as well.


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:12 pm 
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I am quite excited, the Brown Santa has it 'on vehicle for delivery'!


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Rockerc wrote:
I am quite excited, the Brown Santa has it 'on vehicle for delivery'!

Brown santa rarely disappoints


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:07 pm 
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That is one sexy shreddin' machine, Rocker!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:09 pm 
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Budget build. I'm about $120 in all told--it's perfect for local gravel and rainy days. Geared at 34/15 single speed.
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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:43 am 
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Ripped a hole in my sidewall today.... got to buy a new tire to replace the "newish" tire I was riding. It was a great ride at a private ranch, so it is worth it!

And no pics because I rarely think about taking pics while I am riding.


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:13 pm 
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Got the Stumpy, and put it all together Thursday night. I did that in a bit of a rush, and had a couple of issues as I was not familiar with some of the technology involved! It's been a while since I built up a new bike. Anyway, at first I struggled with adjusting the BB and cranks properly, and was not too impressed with the Fox CTD Factory, but after a nights sleep I went back at it and managed to dial it all in pretty well. I got some new Origin8 pedals later Friday, and Saturday morning took it up Upper Javelina for a shakedown...

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With hindsight, maybe I should have made the first run somewhere a little less technical, since that trail is one of the most difficult here, and my excitement got the better of me a couple of times. I slid off a damp rock on the way up, and got dumped over the edge into a bit of fresh air with some sloping rock underneath... few bruises and some minor cuts, and the bike is OK, so no harm done :) Then on the way back down I missed what needed to be an inch perfect line thru some bigger rocks, and got thrown over the bars into some granite... couple more slight wounds but nothing to write home about, and the bike is still OK so all good :)
I have learned from this that:

a) It's probably better to take it easier when trying out a new wheel size...
b) Take some more time to get acquainted with suspension pressures before bombing into a downhill trail...
c) Bike technology has come on a lot in 7 years!
d) 60 is definitely the new 30 and we can still bounce pretty well :)

Now I just have to lengthen the rear brake line that the previous owner had shortened way too much. He must have had 9" fingers to reach the lever where he had it, so Jenson have a new line en route as we speak... I am also thinking of the Rockshox RC3 rear shock which I understand is a huge improvement... Not too impressed with the Fox as I said...


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:46 pm 
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Congrats on the new bike, rocker....moving from Crack 'n Fail to Special Ed!
Maybe also invest in a new Mips-equipped helmet while yer at it.
Happy New Year!

Btw, I seem to be getting along pretty well with the Fox shock on my WorthlEss 29er, but I also love the RS Lyrik on the Joker, so as the young folk say, "It's all good".....

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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:54 pm 
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Thanks Ray, a Happy New Year to you too! I did get myself a cool Bell helmet earlier this year, which should have the MIPS mentioned at the price it was!

I have to say, the biggest difference for me are the wheels, even with the relatively small difference from 26 to 27.5". I was finding that I was trying to take lines I was used to hitting with the muscle memory dictated by the 26, which kept putting me just a hair out of whack for granite and 27.5" reality :) Maybe I should practice more on unfamiliar trails! I can practically run down Javelina blindfolded now...


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:36 am 
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Rocker nice ride. I've had the same issue with the transition from 26 to 27.5.

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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:32 am 
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Good stuff RC, I'm glad you and the new ride survived the chunk. What better way to start a new year than with a new ride.

BTW
Happy New Year everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:56 pm 
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I did take the Stumpy out yesterday on a more benign trail with just a bit of chunkiness, and that worked out a lot better :) I played with air pressures a bit, and the shock worked better this time. I also got a little more used to taking 'longer' lines thru stuff, and that worked out well too. Another thing I found was that this thing can plough over stuff the 26 would be unsettled by, so I look forward to the next foray up the more challenging stuff!


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:35 pm 
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Don't worry about the "Mips" stuff rocker. I read somewhere that if you got hair on your head, the hair allows the helmet to shift with diagonal forces as well as a Mips liner does.

I'm sure that after a month of riding, you will find the Stumpy to be a much better bike on the downs.

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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:35 pm 
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Hahaha! I got plenty of that Ray! Didn't cost me anything either :)

I did just spring for a new Rear Rockshox RC3 (no pun intended), as everything I read says this is a great upgrade for this bike... I shall see!


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:59 am 
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Took the new baby out to play at the weekend. Did a big 4 hour loop up in the hills behind me here. Nice mix of extremely techy stuff and some less crazy but fun trails. I am feeling good about this bike! Getting more used to it each time out. Front brake was howling like a banshee tho which dampened my enthusiasm. I had tried sanding the disc and pads and cleaning it up properly, but it needed a new disc anyway so I changed that out for the ice tech unit and pads.
I also took off the heavy old Trail Kings and put some Nevegals on there which saved me over a half pound each wheel. The RC3 shock arrived Monday, so I put that on yesterday and took it out to try in the rocks at the end of my road last night. Veeery nice! Much more plush, and I can actually feel the settings making a difference which I prefer to the Fox. I'll have it up high soon and give it some stick, but I am hopeful :)
I love my old bikes, but this thing has rekindled some passions!


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:43 pm 
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Cool. 8-)

btw, love my Nevegals.

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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:17 pm 
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Congrats on the new ride Rockerc!!!


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:02 pm 
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Yup, the RC3 def helps! So much better that the Fox. I now have this thing singing oh so sweetly! Here she is up at the 50 Year Trail yesterday, I snuck out for a quickie... but it ended up not so quickie :) so much fun I took my time...


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
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And then there was this... :D


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:52 am 
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Whoa Hawg, that's a trick ride! I definitely want to see this unit in action.


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:39 pm 
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Wow!!
Is Hawg now rolling a Fatty McPhatty?


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:17 pm 
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I do believe Hawg is expanding his horizons.


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:25 pm 
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That has "fun" written all over it. :)

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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:42 pm 
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That has "fun" written all over it. :)



All I see is a Salsa decal. Wheres it say fun? :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:26 pm 
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With Salsa life's always spicy!


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
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No fatty for Hawgzilla, not even Plus (although that could figure into the picture one fine day). I just liked the geo of this frame. I did a quick test ride on one and it was very comfortable. My current HT 29er is just too steep up front.

So, I am building this one as a light duty AM HT 29er. Basically moving the drive train and brakes over from my Carve. This one will have a dropper and a 120 Fox up front.

I still have my Remedy for when I am feeling frisky. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
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Mue Caliente!


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:55 pm 
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Can we see it all built up, Hawg?


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 Post subject: Re: New toys
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:15 pm 
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Wedge wrote:
Can we see it all built up, Hawg?


When she's done, of course. Parts i am still waiting on:

*Rear brake adapter IS to PM 160
*star nut for the steerer tube


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