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Old 03-11-2013, 02:45 PM   #27646
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Nope. He'll just ignore me again.

Oh, and on another note: Mtn bikes? Who needs em?! Guero has asked me if his opinion would change on a modern mtn bike. IDK about the author, but *my* opinion hasn't. I'd still rather ride my cross bike off-road over my mtn bike on *most* rides. I go places where DS bike riders go I just have to be more careful where I put my wheels.

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I will take my mtb over a cross bike any day....too hard to try hucking a new trail with a cross bike...

This is easier by far for hucking and big air

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Old 03-11-2013, 02:49 PM   #27647
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I've actually been looking at CX bikes, but my size (6'7" and 270lbs) makes me skeptical on how well they'd hold up. I think I may instead take my old Rockhopper and make it more road-friendly.
Same here...im 6'3" 255#...i just turned my trek 3900 mtb frame into a roadie.... Biggest issue i had was rear brakes....took some serious finaggalin and fiddlin...i just threw a 700c fork up front, and a set of 700c rims on with a drop bar....
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:31 PM   #27648
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@Moodfart: you need to talk to Lennard Zinn.

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Old 03-11-2013, 03:34 PM   #27649
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and/or John Slawta of Land Shark; also a tall guy who knows how to build for us non-featherweights.

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@Moodfart: you need to talk to Lennard Zinn.

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Old 03-11-2013, 03:55 PM   #27650
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Custom frames are a bit rich for my blood, thanks though!
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:11 PM   #27651
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Custom frames are a bit rich for my blood, thanks though!
Then find the biggest thing you can and ride that. Most bikes that size are designed for heavier guys.

You will need heavier duty wheels than I do. 36h in the rear. You may be able to get away with 32 in the front. Lightweight and you shouldn't ever be uttered in the same sentence.

edited to add: there's been a few road bikes on DC craigslist. Big ass Serotta and another something else ?Bottecchia?

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Old 03-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #27652
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:35 PM   #27653
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Nice! Any pics of that S-Works you mentioned earlier?
Took some pics today:




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Old 03-11-2013, 05:53 PM   #27654
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That's the ugliest thing I've ever seen!












































Other than the seat, I wouldn't want it any different.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:59 PM   #27655
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You're just hoping no one bids against you.
Ummm, who has the S-Works?
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:00 PM   #27656
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Other than the seat, I wouldn't want it any different.
Aw, come on. How can anyone not like this seat?

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:32 PM   #27657
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One problem; it's way too clean.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:38 PM   #27658
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One problem; it's way too clean.
That's because I just cleaned it. It was FILTHY after my last ride.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:42 PM   #27659
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Back in the.....

....gym after a 14 month absence. I decided my arms, shoulders, back and abs could stand to be strengthened and it would make my next ultra event that much easier....err.....tolerable.

Ride x 3 a week, workouts x 3 a week.... Lick my wounds on the last day of the week. Getting old sucks but I *love* being active.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:51 PM   #27660
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Nope. He'll just ignore me again.

Oh, and on another note: Mtn bikes? Who needs em?! Guero has asked me if his opinion would change on a modern mtn bike. IDK about the author, but *my* opinion hasn't. I'd still rather ride my cross bike off-road over my mtn bike on *most* rides. I go places where DS bike riders go I just have to be more careful where I put my wheels.

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A little on the retro-grouch side for me, but I liked his ten reasons. I will admit to feeling a certain amount of smugness when overtaking the baggies 'n camelbak crowd out on the trail on the 'cross bike.
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