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Old 05-18-2011, 05:18 AM   #20251
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I havn't done anything with Mt bikes since the late 80's.I've still got my Peught Mojove it's a Steel frame great componets at the time. But it's time for a new bike. I was thinking 29'r ,Hard tail ,Steel frame. since this isn't going to be my primary bike I don't want to spend 3K on the bike.

Advice Please.

You want to build it up yourself, or buy something from one of the shops? I test rode a few Niner steel bikes from Revolution before I decided to build my Soma Juice. I love it though and the only bike I have ridden that comes close is my buddy's Vassago Jabberwocky.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:20 AM   #20252
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I havn't done anything with Mt bikes since the late 80's.I've still got my Peught Mojove it's a Steel frame great componets at the time. But it's time for a new bike. I was thinking 29'r ,Hard tail ,Steel frame. since this isn't going to be my primary bike I don't want to spend 3K on the bike.

Advice Please.
Sette or Access Made in the same factories as the big boys. My Sette mtn bike rides very nice thank you very much.

If you're not in a hurry, craigslist and ebay are your friends.

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Old 05-18-2011, 07:52 AM   #20253
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Beautiful bike, and a textbook example of bike-porn glam shots:

Garage door in the background? Check.
Drive-Side? Check.
Crank at 3 o'clock? Check.
Chain on big ring? Check.
Chain on little cog? Check.
Valve stems at 6 o'clock? Check.
Bottle cages empty? Check.

Nicely done! Congrats on your new ride!

thanks guys totally loving the bike. its stupid fast
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:22 AM   #20254
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hehe, I thought some of y'all would find that one amusing... or enlightening.

Rule 24: "Speeds and distances shall always be referred to and calculated in kilometers. This includes while discussing cycling in the workplace with your non-cycling coworkers, serving to further mystify our sport in the web of their Neanderthalic cognitive capabilities. As the confused expression spreads across their unibrowed faces, casually mention your shaved legs. All of cycling’s monuments are measured in the metric system and as such the English system is forbidden."

And I thought some of you guys were using kilometers to impress the rest of us with your inflated speeds and distances. That's a great find Ridge. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:44 AM   #20255
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You want to build it up yourself, or buy something from one of the shops? I test rode a few Niner steel bikes from Revolution before I decided to build my Soma Juice. I love it though and the only bike I have ridden that comes close is my buddy's Vassago Jabberwocky.
I'll have to test ride a niner there. I bought my surly from them. They seem like nice people,but not much for fitting the bike. When I bought my Mojave I got smaller bike than I needed,because I wasn't sure I'd continue Mt biking.I wanted to be sure I could sell it faily easily. Mt biking was still new-ish. So now I'm in market for another bike,and have no idea what size to buy.I'm 6'3" ulta long arms & legs
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:47 AM   #20256
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Sette or Access Made in the same factories as the big boys. My Sette mtn bike rides very nice thank you very much.

If you're not in a hurry, craigslist and ebay are your friends.

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Craigslist ,not so much in this market.Mostly junk.I'll look at ebay.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:01 AM   #20257
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I'll have to test ride a niner there. I bought my surly from them. They seem like nice people,but not much for fitting the bike. When I bought my Mojave I got smaller bike than I needed,because I wasn't sure I'd continue Mt biking.I wanted to be sure I could sell it faily easily. Mt biking was still new-ish. So now I'm in market for another bike,and have no idea what size to buy.I'm 6'3" ulta long arms & legs
For an idea of size and fit, take a little time and use this calculator: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO

Revolution is a pretty young shop and crew but they are knowledgeable. If you want a more personalized fit, see Charles at Cycles de Oro. He does good work and has been in that shop for a long time. Although this week and upcoming weekend is going to be slammed busy for them with the classic rendezvous crowd in town.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:18 AM   #20258
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I can see that. White saddle + black bar tape = fashion faux pas. They needta match. Either switch the saddle out for something black or re-wrap the bars in white. (there's someone making half white and half black that I think would look good on that bike)

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Or, if you really have questionable taste, there's this...



I have some solid white tape that I'll probably put on, but then I'll have to get a white saddle. Damn that Velominati!!! Maybe I'll just switch back to black tape...
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:42 PM   #20259
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Or, if you really have questionable taste, there's this...



I have some solid white tape that I'll probably put on, but then I'll have to get a white saddle. Damn that Velominati!!! Maybe I'll just switch back to black tape...
Veddy nice!
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:40 PM   #20260
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Veddy nice!
Dood. Splash tape?!

Bought a pair of pairs of tires at Performance today. Damn but I miss working for a shop!

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Old 05-18-2011, 01:43 PM   #20261
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Dood. Splash tape?!

Bought a pair of pairs of tires at Performance today. Damn but I miss working for a shop!

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not the tape... the bike! the tape is fugly but I am in love with that fork and those sexy bottle holders...
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:22 PM   #20262
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Dood. Splash tape?! ...M
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:32 PM   #20263
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Gee thanks.

@ Ridge: I'm not a big fan of C-dales. Too effing stiff. GREAT for crits and short rides, but all of em that I've ridden longer'n 90min have beaten me up. That goes back to 87 and my first one.

There's a discussion about the no-name chinese carbon bikes on another forum. I'm hoping to find a Cervelo knockoff. Any leads?

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Old 05-18-2011, 03:08 PM   #20264
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wow. a friend of ours won 1st place in the XTerra Pacific Challenge Off Road Tri in her category (women 50-54). She gets to go to the worlds now.

of course, there were only 3 finishers in that category, but still. she's only been doing the tri thing a couple-3 years now. She was 161st overall (including pros).
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:55 PM   #20265
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Just finished watching the TOC and looked for rule breakers.

I think they are going to have to throw out all that black seat, white tape or white seat, black tape thing from the rule book.

Gummee brought tires?
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