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pierce 09-25-2010 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeffy
I'll probably end up places I shouldn't. :lol3 I doubt I'll stay on pavement or even graded roads all the time. There are a lot of single and double track trails around. It's not going to be a commuter/urban bike. I live in a rural area with a lot of parks. I would have to ride some pavement to get there.


hmm. on this?
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0015.jpg

:nono

you want *this* :deal
http://www.hogranch.com/digi-2006/20...s/IMG_5592.JPG

I have a 2001 "medium" Stumpjumper FSR Disk that I'm not using. I really need a longer "large". its got 4" of travel front and rear, hydraulic disk brakes, and is a pretty darn good mtn bike, mostly deore, 3x9. its got the fox float shock from before the 'brain'. Its all in good shape, never been beat on or jumped, and not really ridden that much.

make me an offer.

ducnut 09-25-2010 09:37 PM

Went MTB-ing with my regular partner, at one of our regular spots. We ripped a couple laps and decided to run it reverse for the last lap. We got maybe 100 yards in, I railed left, cranked over to the right, was looking up trail, and rolled sideways off a 1" stick. The pic is the result. I was slammed to the ground so fast I still had a hold of the grips, but, managed to tuck my head so my face didn't get smashed. Unfortunately, I landed with elbow under my ribs. So, I've got a couple sore ribs and my shoulder is very painful. I feel lucky I didn't break anything.

We have plans to ride, tomorrow, so I went to work wheelsmithing. I set up four jackstands, grabbed a deadblow hammer, and went to work straightening the wheel the best I could. There was one area with a pretty good kink that the hammer came in handy with. I've got it within 1/8" runout, but, there's a definite twist to the rim itself. I'll get replacement stuff on order, Monday. But, the wheel should get me through tomorrow. I'm not feeling like I'll be doing much more than enjoying the scenery, anyway.

What I started with. :eek1
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/IMG_1409.jpg

Jeffy 09-25-2010 10:22 PM

Well, I'm having some fun with it as I fix it up. Oh and the shifter works better then ever now. I even found the serial number. :lol3 Ended up taking most of it apart to get any rust off the chrome. There are a lot of dings in the paint but then what do you expect from a 20 year old mt. bike. I doubt I'll bother repainting it as I'm kinda partial to the 90's colors even if they are sorta :ymca. The pic I took when I pulled it out of the garage really looks dated though. I'm sure it will look a lot better with new tires. I'm not fond of the gum wall look it had.

I'm still not certain what tires I'll use, just yet though. The Conti Explorers don't look too bad actually. A friend of mine recommended the Panaracer Fire XC's which got me looking at the Conti Gravity. I can get the Gravity's for $26 shipped. Haven't seen the Explorers.

Still looking at semi-slicks though it's hard to get an idea of how they handle as many seem to be trying to run single track with them. :huh

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0008.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0018.jpg
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0024.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0021.jpg

TheYeti 09-26-2010 02:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut
Went MTB-ing with my regular partner, at one of our regular spots. We ripped a couple laps and decided to run it reverse for the last lap. We got maybe 100 yards in, I railed left, cranked over to the right, was looking up trail, and rolled sideways off a 1" stick. The pic is the result. I was slammed to the ground so fast I still had a hold of the grips, but, managed to tuck my head so my face didn't get smashed. Unfortunately, I landed with elbow under my ribs. So, I've got a couple sore ribs and my shoulder is very painful. I feel lucky I didn't break anything.

We have plans to ride, tomorrow, so I went to work wheelsmithing. I set up four jackstands, grabbed a deadblow hammer, and went to work straightening the wheel the best I could. There was one area with a pretty good kink that the hammer came in handy with. I've got it within 1/8" runout, but, there's a definite twist to the rim itself. I'll get replacement stuff on order, Monday. But, the wheel should get me through tomorrow. I'm not feeling like I'll be doing much more than enjoying the scenery, anyway.

What I started with. :eek1
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...s/IMG_1409.jpg

All I've got to say is WOW, glad you toast your body any worse. Isn't Mtn biking FUN!!!

TheYeti 09-26-2010 02:29 AM

Well I've pretty much got the Surly LHT dialed in ,now the fun begins getting some stuff for it. A Surly nice rear rack,wireless computer,maybe a Carrdice saddle bag.and bagman support. I'm thinking a fairly large saddle bag,rear panniers,and a handle bar bag will give me enough storage so that I don't need front panniers. I really don't want to carry more than 60 lbs of crap on bike. Any thoughts from you tourists and bikepackers.

ducnut 09-26-2010 06:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheYeti
Any thoughts from you tourists and bikepackers.

Do some nosing around here.

They've got great articles, compiled from tons of experience and member feedback.

Mr Head 09-26-2010 08:20 AM

Kicked the Way Back machine lever up to STUN, and got this far.
Part 1 isn't working yet.

P2 is:

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/C...13_BaQGD-M.jpg


Well back in the day.

Gummee! 09-26-2010 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
I have a 2001 "medium" Stumpjumper FSR Disk that I'm not using. I really need a longer "large". its got 4" of travel front and rear, hydraulic disk brakes, and is a pretty darn good mtn bike, mostly deore, 3x9. its got the fox float shock from before the 'brain'. Its all in good shape, never been beat on or jumped, and not really ridden that much. make me an offer.

6-er of Stone beer.

:D

I'm still broke...

M

Gummee! 09-26-2010 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Head
Kicked the Way Back machine lever up to STUN, and got this far.
Part 1 isn't working yet.

P2 is:

http://mr-head.smugmug.com/Cycling/C...13_BaQGD-M.jpg


Well back in the day.

I'm hoping you did something about them squeaky brakes. :nod

:razor

M

ducnut 09-26-2010 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
I'm hoping you did something about them squeaky brakes.

No shit! My dogs were looking around wondering which of them was getting beat. :lol3

patch29 09-26-2010 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
I'm hoping that rack goes on sale at a reasonable price. The only comparable items I've seen are $90 Nitto racks.

Are you looking for a small compact rack? I bought this one from Nashbar, not bad for the price. I wouldn't plan on weighing it down.

Askel 09-26-2010 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by patch29
Are you looking for a small compact rack? I bought this one from Nashbar, not bad for the price. I wouldn't plan on weighing it down.

A good option, and it'll probably work- but I'd like something with a fork bridge mount for extra stability.

patch29 09-26-2010 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
A good option, and it'll probably work- but I'd like something with a fork bridge mount for extra stability.

It has a bendable third fork mount, similar to the adjustable rear rack mounts. I can post a photo whe I get home if you want. It's also very affordable.

pierce 09-26-2010 03:59 PM

jandd makes a couple nice front racks, with 25 and 40 lb capacity. they attach to the fork eyelets and either brazeons or clamps midway up the forks...

Askel 09-26-2010 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by patch29
It has a bendable third fork mount, similar to the adjustable rear rack mounts. I can post a photo whe I get home if you want. It's also very affordable.


DAMMIT, I'M TRYING TO GIVE SALSA MY MONEY HERE LIKE A GOOD SALSA-O-PHILE. :lol3

Actually, that sounds cool and should be a viable option. I'm guessing it can hold a sleeping bag or a sub 5-lb one man tent?


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