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Old 06-11-2009, 08:35 AM   #11056
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If you fall into the "husky boy" catagory, Spend the $$ right out of the box to have a GOOD Wheel builder lace up a strong set of 36 hole hoops for you, just as gummee suggested. A nice stiff long travel fork + whippy front wheel is a recipe for a nasty visit to the ER.

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That's right. You've never met Vance. He was *supposed* to go to dinner in Denver, but got in way early, crashed out hard, then left again way early.

Sufficed to say, while Vance isn't fat, he isn't small either. Dat fucker's HUGE! A little extra weight on the front end isn't gonna mean too much to him.

Oh, and Vance, when you break that bike, talk to Russ Denny he built a road bike (and has built mtn bikes) for guys bigger'n you.

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Old 06-11-2009, 08:41 AM   #11057
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Oh, and Vance, when you break that bike, talk to Russ Denny he built a road bike (and has built mtn bikes) for guys bigger'n you.

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I call bullshit. There are no guys bigger'n that fucking wookie.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:44 AM   #11058
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I call bullshit. There are no guys bigger'n that fucking wookie.
GSDude is bigger around.

Crash is damn near the same size.

Javarilla...

Gravity's Dog

etc.

ADVRider is chock full of fucking gorillas! (I'm not one! Dammit! I want the 4" of height both little brothers got!!)

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Old 06-11-2009, 08:47 AM   #11059
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If you fall into the "husky boy" catagory, Spend the $$ right out of the box to have a GOOD Wheel builder lace up a strong set of 36 hole hoops for you, just as gummee suggested. A nice stiff long travel fork + whippy front wheel is a recipe for a nasty visit to the ER.
+1 on getting a wheel handbuilt by a good builder.

Unfortunately the Maverick hub only comes in a 32-hole version. There are other companies making hubs that work with (or can be converted to work with) the Mav forks, but I've heard really mixed reviews on them.

Vance, are you using this thing on the 29er you posted about a while back? The larger diameter of that wheel is going to weaken it further. (I'd also worry that maybe your bike's frame isn't really meant to handle the stress that a long-travel dual-crown fork can put on it. It's not hard to find pics of frames that broke behind the headtube after someone put on a fork that was too long.)

There are some good strong 29er-sized rims out there these days -- Salsa Gordos are wide and tough as hell, and surprisingly light for how sturdy they are. Between those and good spokes a good builder should be able to put together a pretty tough 29er wheel even with only 32 spokes.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:21 AM   #11060
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I don't know why you'd roll your eyes at that. What's the difference when you are a driver if you approach a bike coming at you or going away? They (I) are taking up exactly the same amount of space.???
It's not about the space. Road rules (in this country) were designed for vehicles on the right. Right of way, turning lanes, lights, etc. The first step to getting respect as cyclists is following the same rules as all vehicles on the road. That means not rolling through red lights (but pedestrians do it?), not riding the wrong way in downtown one-way streets (but it's just a bike!), and riding on the right side of the road.

The redneck asshat in the pickup on the rural GA road is going to kill the "fairy in spandex" no matter what side of the road he's on. It's all the other law-abiding drivers (the majority of them, yes, the rotten one's stick out more, but there's statistically less of them) that are not gonna get the point that bikes = vehicles, with rights.

I sure hope that if I was driving my car and a cyclist took a "dive" on the wrong side of road as I went by, and tried to blame it on me, that he'd lose.

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On your fork, you can definitely re-lace your current rim. If it's worked for you, keep using it. However, it may be cheaper to buy a pre-built wheel with the right hub already on it, rather than pay someone to take old wheel apart, lace up new wheel. I guess if you're handy with some shears, you could just cut the spokes off!
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:13 AM   #11061
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New Schwinn Bike! I went to pick up an old rototiller from a CL ad, and this followed me home,too.

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Old 06-11-2009, 04:48 PM   #11062
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Sweet bike.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:18 PM   #11063
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Went for a nice ride this afternoon. Near perfect weather.











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Old 06-12-2009, 05:26 AM   #11064
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Nice looking trail, sixer. I like long open single track.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:37 AM   #11065
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Wish me luck....

Tomorrow is my first MTB race... 5.5 mile HILL freakin climb @ 10,000'
anybody have a strap on barf bag??
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:48 AM   #11066
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Luck.

Sounds... fun.

Sincerely,
Flatlander O'Two.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:04 AM   #11067
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Wish me luck....

Tomorrow is my first MTB race... 5.5 mile HILL freakin climb @ 10,000'
anybody have a strap on barf bag??
Good luck out there. Which hill you climbing?

Oh, and blow chunks on the ground, it's good for the flowers.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:39 AM   #11068
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Good luck out there. Which hill you climbing?

Oh, and blow chunks on the ground, it's good for the flowers.
A 5.3 mile non-technical hill climb with a 2,062 foot elevation gain. The course starts at the base of the Winter Park Resort and climbs to the top of Mary Jane Ski Area following the mountain service road.

Oh.. and regarding the chunks - A couple of summers ago I was told if you ate "Tums" the latic acid buildup would not be as bad.... I thought, "what the hell, the flavored ones aren't so bad".... so I ate a few - let's just say I puked rainbows!
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:45 AM   #11069
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:59 AM   #11070
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You don't attack a giant at his feet do ya?!



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... if you cant reach his knees or balls... where else ya gonna attack???
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