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Old 07-08-2009, 05:16 PM   #11551
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Will do! The donuts are worth 3 minutes off your time each. I figure I'm good for a few...
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:35 PM   #11552
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:45 PM   #11553
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for this to happen when you sign up for your first race?



Thought I would clean and lube the bike for my race this Saturday and what do I find? LBS had one tire in my size thank dog. Utah Tour de Donut here I come!
Wore it out already, huh?



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Old 07-09-2009, 03:02 AM   #11554
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Yeah if I had spotted it sooner I would have swapped front to rear. I've been riding during the heat of the day which I think contributed to it's demise. Well that and my fat ass.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:38 PM   #11555
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Thanks for the advice regarding picking a MTB for my wife. I think were going to get her a hard tail. No brand picked yet she's got to try them on.

So now I need some input/advice. I'm currently riding a Redline Monocog 29er. I love it but I like to fiddle with stuff. Which means either throw money at it or keep it and build a new 29er. I'm leaning towards new bike and keep the Monocog as the beater bike. So now onto picking a new bike (frame). What I'd like:
1) Steel frame
2) Rigid fork (but could upgrade to a front suspension fork)
3) Can run as single speed and geared with minimal hassle.
4) No more then ~$1500 for complete bike or better yet ~$500 for the frame.
5) Must be 29er.

So at first I thought I just get the Monocog Flight, then I started to dig a bit on the interweb. Oh boy I think I've found the frame for me.

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Old 07-10-2009, 09:46 PM   #11556
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Thanks for the advice regarding picking a MTB for my wife. I think were going to get her a hard tail. No brand picked yet she's got to try them on.

So now I need some input/advice. I'm currently riding a Redline Monocog 29er. I love it but I like to fiddle with stuff. Which means either throw money at it or keep it and build a new 29er. I'm leaning towards new bike and keep the Monocog as the beater bike. So now onto picking a new bike (frame). What I'd like:
1) Steel frame
2) Rigid fork (but could upgrade to a front suspension fork)
3) Can run as single speed and geared with minimal hassle.
4) No more then ~$1500 for complete bike or better yet ~$500 for the frame.
5) Must be 29er.
rather odd set of requirements. sounds like you want to build exactly what you have.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:34 PM   #11557
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rather odd set of requirements. sounds like you want to build exactly what you have.
The Monocog can't run gears. (other then internal geared hubs) I tend to stick with what I like.
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:31 AM   #11558
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The Monocog can't run gears. (other then internal geared hubs) I tend to stick with what I like.
Yabbut why have two of the same bike? Whatevr you do, just don't let the same guy who built that jabberwocky in the picture build yours. There's enough brake hose there for three bikes!
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:39 AM   #11559
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So now onto picking a new bike (frame).

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Old 07-11-2009, 04:00 AM   #11560
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Front racks and bags are in. I'm itching to hit the road now. Too bad I have races this weekend and next.

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Old 07-11-2009, 04:03 AM   #11561
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And while I was out doing a bike pr0n shoot this morning, I snuck in a few pictures of my Unit.



(Man, Unit jokes just never get old. For me anyway. )
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:13 AM   #11562
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Yabbut why have two of the same bike? Whatevr you do, just don't let the same guy who built that jabberwocky in the picture build yours. There's enough brake hose there for three bikes!




I got in a nice Friday ride yesterday, 40m hilly, and fast. If I can just get a ride in on Sunday I might find my way back to a pattern of more than one ride a week now...
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:56 PM   #11563
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Wifey rides a streetbike but I got her out yesterday on a demo for a 20 mile mixed ride on a FS 29er.

She liked it mostly, but the woman/owner she's bought streebike from before recommended a nice 26er.

So she ended up with a GF Hi Fi Deluxe 26 for a sweet price.

We rode 32 miles today on trails and tracks. Pretty easy stuff but still with roots and tight twists.

Her lbs is gonna swap out the bars, stem, seat and shifters.

I've got a riding partner!
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:57 PM   #11564
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Yabbut why have two of the same bike? Whatevr you do, just don't let the same guy who built that jabberwocky in the picture build yours. There's enough brake hose there for three bikes!
So when one breaks I can ride the other. But really I'd like to have one SS and one geared with the option of running SS. Those are some looooooong hoses.

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Old 07-11-2009, 10:55 PM   #11565
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Thanks to everyone that recommended a thorough cleaning and lubrication for a dead shifter. I did and now the bloody things run through the cogs better than the much newer Deore stuff on my Raleigh!

Mini-rant: was at an LBS this afternoon checking out tires and handlebars and got to looking at the MTBs on the floor. WTF is it with the giant logos and stickers on the rims and tires? I recognize that I'm more than a little out of touch, but jeebus. It just kinda screws up a good looking machine.
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