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Old 12-18-2012, 01:41 AM   #55156
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Good to hear there's another SS rider around here.
I have a steel frame Redline Monocog that I ride at Alum Creek. I have another Monocog with an aluminum frame and 110 mm spacing in the rear (bmx standard). I bought a Shimano bmx hub that should support two gears and plan to turn it into a dingle speed.

Would love to hook up with you guys when I get back. My MTB friends have either given up or become roadies.

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Old 12-18-2012, 04:07 AM   #55157
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Since we're on this topic, here's mine:
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:32 AM   #55158
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One of my favorite pics of me & my aluminum Specialized Stumpjumper SS. This is crossing the Blackwater at the end of Revenge of the Rattlesnake in Davis, WV a couple years ago. The river is about mid thigh deep in the middle.



I broke that frame in two places, I think it cracked at the Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell (think 11,000 vertical on a SS). Specialized gave me a carbon S-Works Stumpy SS as a replacement since they don't make light aluminum SS bikes anymore.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:41 AM   #55159
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We need to get the band back together this spring and ride. Count me out on the SS. Tim, swing looks like we have a couple more interested
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:09 AM   #55160
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Googled a photo of the Haro, looks interesting, haven't heard of the make before. I have no clue about this stuff, it's more confusing than trying to figure out which dirt bike to buy. Can't seem to get my head wrapped around all the options out there, and what is the best fit for my needs.
Haro bikes are huge in the BMX world, not so much in mountain bikes...kind of a mid-level brand, really. I picked it up for super cheap, it's a nice frame just needs some component upgrades and it's going to be a nice bike. Mine is the Flightline Comp.

I also have a GT 29'er that I bought new, and I like it a lot. It's a normal 2x10 gearing tho, better for all the hills around here. I can't imagine riding a SS at Mohican or Lake Hope...not with my stamina.

It's too much like motorcycles, there's no one bike that completely suits all your needs unless you only do one type of ride. But, if I only had one bike an XC29'er would be the ticket. It's a joy on the trails, rolls over roots and rocks easily and it's fun for back roads and paved trails too.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:34 AM   #55161
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:50 AM   #55162
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Nice pics Rob.

I had Gary Fisher Rig SS but the frame cracked during the '11 Mohican , Fisher (Trek) was nice enough to upgrade mine also to a super fly.

I prefer SS road bikes as well
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #55163
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Nice pics Rob.

I had Gary Fisher Rig SS but the frame cracked during the '11 Mohican , Fisher (Trek) was nice enough to upgrade mine also to a super fly.

I prefer SS road bikes as well
I ride fixed a lot on the road, sometimes off road as well.
I need to translate the skills to motorcycles. I'm just not comfortable going really fast over the trails yet. I don't trust the bike enough.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:32 AM   #55164
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Some nice MTBs here. Makes me want to upgrade my MTB to one that has suspension, but I'm sticking to the towpath until my knees as back to 100%.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:46 PM   #55165
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until my knees are back to 100%

That would require returning to December 1979 for me.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:48 PM   #55166
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That would require returning to December 1979 for me.
I have crap knees, well, one anyway but I don't find that riding the trails puts much stress on it at all...that's primarily why I ride because running is out of the question. Falling and landing on it would be problematic, but the pedaling doesn't seem to stress my knees any more riding dirt than the road. In fact, I think the trails actually helps because I'm not static and doing repetitive motion all day like I would on the road. YMMV, but it's been good for my legs and joints.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:39 PM   #55167
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I was told by the doc this summer that my knee was OK to resume my usual abuse, and that the repetitive motion of cycling would help to wear down the tear. Supposedly after it wears down, or tears off completely, I'll have less pain. I'm still waiting. Maybe I should get a fixie so I pedal all the time.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:51 PM   #55168
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I have crap knees, well, one anyway but I don't find that riding the trails puts much stress on it at all...that's primarily why I ride because running is out of the question. Falling and landing on it would be problematic, but the pedaling doesn't seem to stress my knees any more riding dirt than the road. In fact, I think the trails actually helps because I'm not static and doing repetitive motion all day like I would on the road. YMMV, but it's been good for my legs and joints.
Yeah, cycling is low impact, and in general is much easier on the joints than running. Proper bike size and setup is critical though.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:53 PM   #55169
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just sold my SS bike, on a steel hard tail 26 1x10 at the moment,
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Sweet pics Rob! Where all did you ride? Looks like western CO/eastern Utah and maybe Crested Butte??
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:12 PM   #55170
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went to UT CO and ID, been living in asheville NC last couple months, great rides down here
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