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Old 12-07-2012, 07:24 AM   #2041
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:29 AM   #2042
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I gotta find an excuse to buy one of those.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:53 AM   #2043
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I gotta find an excuse to buy one of those.
wait till Salsa releases their full suspension fat bike!
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:54 AM   #2044
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that'd be like pedaling a hammock
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:58 AM   #2045
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Here comes the snow
That's all you! I'll keep working on a way to move down toward "fullmonte".
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:59 AM   #2046
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wait till Salsa releases their full suspension fat bike!
I'd heard rumors of such a bike. Don't really know why one would need it, though.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:05 AM   #2047
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I'd heard rumors of such a bike. Don't really know why one would need it, though.
Agreed, the idea is interesting but I've never thought - wow I sure wish I had a suspension fork and rear suspension and I've ridden Puglseys since the first batch in the mid 2000s hit the shelves at Q.
For fat bikes in the snow they're so slow to begin with I'd hate to push more weight and not like you're hammering rocky singletrack (me anyway).
Only think I've done susp wise is a cane creek seatpost with 1.25 or whatever just to take the edge off but haven't done it yet on this one.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:48 AM   #2048
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:49 AM   #2049
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Would you believe me if I said I once saw a Land Shark with a single color paint job? It's the truth!
i've seen several.
part of my deal with John when i had this one built was that he be able to show it at the NAHBS in San Jose. when he saw my goalies jersey that inspired the paint scheme (after he got done ranting about how "it's got this purple in it that's just so fucking awesome!"), he told me that i had saved his show; all the other bikes that had been built for the show were one color, and "boring".
he later told me that none other than Joe Bell himself had come by his booth and told him that he was going to vote Land Shark for the Best Use of Color winner based on this bike. John said that he didn't care if he actually won or not, as long as Joe liked it.


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Sadly, I don't have the photo anymore as the hard drive it was on went nuclear a couple years ago. It was at a super hip shop in San Diego. They had a ton of interesting bikes on display, including a number of Baylis frames, which always are a treat to see. I forget the name of the shop, somewhere near the zoo, I think.
sounds like Velo Cult; though they've moved to Portland OR now, where i expect a shop like his might be better appreciated.
talked with Sky at a Bike Swap in Marin once; seemed like a nice guy, and always had a weakness for Land Shark and Ibis.

funniest thing i remember about talking with Brian Baylis one day was him lamenting about how his color choices didn't seem more well accepted. "i could sell anything if i just painted it blue,..."
pity he's announced his retirement now; his bikes were true works of art.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #2050
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wait till Salsa releases their full suspension fat bike!
It will be interesting to see how it will handle actual cold..... On our dirtbikes we go down a viscosity or two for spike riding and moto suspension has WAY bigger shims and orifices! Plus the seals get pretty unhappy under 10 degrees F or so.... Time will tel for people with Lefties and Mavericks on the front right now as well, considering most run 7 wt. in the heat of summer.

Sounds fun though.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:19 PM   #2051
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My QuickBeam is looking pretty much the same, just minor mods like the fork-mounted brake hanger, and a DOE-ENO freewheel on the back, which lets me coast.



And I'm liking this neat steering tube-mounted bell hanger from VeloOrange:

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #2052
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My QuickBeam is looking pretty much the same, just minor mods like the fork-mounted brake hanger, and a DOE-ENO freewheel on the back, which lets me coast.


Rack is the new Track...

Glad you have a freewheel now
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:51 PM   #2053
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Rack is the new Track...

Glad you have a freewheel now
Only for long downhills, otherwise all city riding is in fixed gear. I might get a dingle cog, so I have two fixed ratios... but oh man, my old knees let me know when I back-pedal to slow down!

Rack? Basket? Yes, makes so easy for shopping, just take the bag in, fill it up, and then put it back in the basket. No bungee cords, just ride on home with wine, bacon, and eggs.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:30 AM   #2054
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Here are our mountain bikes, an Ibex Trophy and Gary Fischer...



And here is my road bike, a Trek Pilot 1.0 which I scored for cheap off the discount rack while shopping for my wife's new bike that she wanted for triathlons.



My wife's very nice Felt ZW 25 road bike.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:45 AM   #2055
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What fork did you choose?
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They are a very basic Marzocchi bomber, after paying for the rest of the bike they were all I could afford.
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