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Oznerol 05-11-2010 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by kbasa
If you're here in the Bay Area...

Not yet...

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...you can pick up a ten pack for $42 at Sports Basement every day.
Sure about that? Their website shows an 8-pack at that price.

pierce 05-11-2010 08:55 PM

ok, last post about my lameass 30 year old cruiser for a while ...


... so, its late 1970s vintage Suntour V-GT derailleur (nowhere near Suntours best, this one was part alloy, part steel), the takeup pulley frame was hitting the parallelogram of the derailleur in my new 7th top gear as it was beyond the design range. and the chain tension spring was rather weak... and the whole thing was kinda stiff moving...

so I finally said screw it and slapped a $25 new Shimano Alivio or something on there... and wow. Suntour was the shits 30 years ago, but this one was tired. real tired. so now I can shift through all 7 gears.. still using the vintage suntour friction thumbshifter, which is working great after all these years.

mon, this cruiser be cruising. :ricky now I got no excuses to not be riding, heh.

trailer Rails 05-12-2010 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by fullmonte
My first mtb was a 1990 Diamondback Ascent. It was not anywhere close to 19lbs. More like high twenties. Must've been the heavy duty black paint that made it heavier than yours.:D Maybe there's a difference between your pounds and ours... sorta like your "imperial gallons" measurement of gas.:deal Seriously, if your Diamondback is that light, keep riding it. Just be sure to wear a tinfoil helmet.:evil

Maybe he screwed up his conversion from stones to pounds and it really is 1.9 stones. That would be about 27 pounds. :1drink

Bimble 05-13-2010 06:41 AM

Speaking of the Almanzo
 
... and not to muddy goonie's TdF thread

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Originally Posted by Askel
Maybe I can get him (Lance) to sub for me in the Almanzo...

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_15043329

:lol3

Pretty dumb move for anyone who has ever raced. :rolleyes

Well d00d, I hope the roads dry out a bit by Saturday for y'all. The gravel was firm and fast this past weekend, but it has been steadily pissing rain all this week.

ducnut 05-13-2010 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
Pretty dumb move for anyone who has ever raced. :rolleyes

Over a $250 entry slot.

Ken 05-13-2010 07:28 AM

I'm on a 4-6 week solo boat trip bringing my new boat back from Ft Lauderdale to Alabama. I am SO friggin' glad I brought along my old Mongoose bike. I've ridden it a BUNCH for fun and running errands. Life saver and my only means of ground transportation until I get home.

Fits perfect inside the hand rails.

http://kenmc.smugmug.com/photos/862017414_o9giP-XL.jpg

Ken 05-13-2010 07:32 AM

And there is NO spandex on this trip :nah

Cargo shorts, boat shoes, a big ass brimmed hat, an open fishing shirt, and a pair of sunglasses. Life does not suck :bubba

Stinez 05-13-2010 10:17 AM

I hope some of you Bay Area slackers rode to work today. :augie

the1andonlyzippo 05-13-2010 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!

IIRC Yater's last race bike (as seen somewhere earlier in this thread) was an Anthem. I'm debating between that Giant platform and the S-Works platform for my next mtn bike. :nod

M


:nod Yater's bike is a Giant Anthem that he has slowly upgraded the parts on over the years. Somewhere in this thread is a pic or two of it.

I raced it for a season and when shopping for a new rig of my own couldn't find anything even remotely comparable in any other brand, and ended up buying the new 2010 Giant Anthem X3.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c5...eonnewbike.jpg
I'll upgrade the parts on it as I come by the money, but the new Fox suspension is just immaculate, especially after my POS Manitou Minute II on my old Intense.

ducnut 05-13-2010 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by the1andonlyzippo
I'll upgrade the parts on it as I come by the money, but the new Fox suspension is just immaculate, especially after my POS Manitou Minute II on my old Intense.

What do you weigh and what fork psi are you running?

I'm having an issue of blowing through the travel on big hits. So, I add air and it becomes chattery on smaller stuff. I weigh 170lbs and have been anywhere from 70-130psi, trying to find a nice compromise. I'm currently at 80psi. I'm thinking a Trance would've been a better choice, but, I stole my Anthem for about 1/2 price. I'm not serious enough to go to a fully adjustable fork.

the1andonlyzippo 05-13-2010 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
What do you weigh and what fork psi are you running?

I'm having an issue of blowing through the travel on big hits. So, I add air and it becomes chattery on smaller stuff. I weigh 170lbs and have been anywhere from 70-130psi, trying to find a nice compromise. I'm currently at 80psi. I'm thinking a Trance would've been a better choice, but, I stole my Anthem for about 1/2 price. I'm not serious enough to go to a fully adjustable fork.


I'm 96 pounds and run 50-55 psi. The first question that comes to mind for you, though, is what you are riding? I ride cross country and don't go launching myself off jumps or anything, so I almost never even use all of the suspension in the fork. If you're doing downhill and dirt jumping you definitely should have gone with a Trance... I downgraded from a 5" travel bike (the Intense Tracer) to the Anthem because I don't need 5 inches with what I ride. I know it's expensive but the new 2010 Fox is just incredible, even a huge difference from the previous years. If you can drop the money on it it's worth it. I paid $2,000 for the entire bike out of the store but the fork alone is worth about $700... too good a deal to pass up.

Yater is banned for another few days, but he wanted to answer your question as well so check back again in a few days.

Gummee! 05-13-2010 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by the1andonlyzippo
Yater is banned for another few days, but he wanted to answer your question as well so check back again in a few days.

:confused

:ear

M

Oznerol 05-14-2010 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut
I'm having an issue of blowing through the travel on big hits. So, I add air and it becomes chattery on smaller stuff. I weigh 170lbs and have been anywhere from 70-130psi, trying to find a nice compromise.

What's your tire setup like? High-volume low-pressure tires can be really effective for muting small-bump chatter.

My first full suspension bike was similar to the Anthem, with maybe a little more travel up front. It came with narrow XC tires. I replaced the rims with wider ones and switched over to a high-volume tire, run tubeless at lower pressures.

Completely transformed the bike.

kbasa 05-14-2010 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Oznerol
Not yet...



Sure about that? Their website shows an 8-pack at that price.

I think I'm headed there this weekend. I'll check. Pretty sure it's the ten pack.

slackmeyer 05-14-2010 07:38 PM

Finally remembered to take a couple pics of my sweet new bike on a ride last night- Here she is, a schwinn homegrown hardtail from 1998 or 99, bought on craigslist for $10 (frame only, and the derailleur hanger cost me $20 to replace).

<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/9X9xTf-9fbD0xO384-3y0u4BpFZPVMsAsIdfA-OyIm8?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_deyExFMkG4g/S-4GcPSFbKI/AAAAAAAADTU/GgmOwtggOTY/s400/p_00036.jpg" /></a>

I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about how different one aluminum hardtail frame could be from another. I bought this bike because a lot of people really like the homegrowns, and I wasn't happy with the gary fisher hardtail I had been riding, or the older yeti full suspension. Something about this bike's geometry and construction just works- climbing, turning, descending, it's just a good bike. Still working on the right setup for the forks- they're marzocchi marathons, and I've been playing with the air pressures. Now it seems like I need to take a look at the amount of oil in them.

Hey, gummee, how's that Sette mt. frame you bought working out?


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