Raleigh/Fayetteville area riders??

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Chad_NC, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo Long timer

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    The BW is not a good bike on the street. 5-6psi makes for a weird ride. Tires are loud on the road. I just like to be able to get from trail to trail and scout the gamelands. It's fun to ride slow too ... which is nice.
  2. IT 400

    IT 400 Junk Collector

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    I was kinda thinking that thing would be a handful on hard surfaces over 45 mph. Actually I'd think that a 350 version of my 200 would probably challenge the riding skills of an advanced rider if ridden aggressively. It would probably make for great YouTube footage, but I wouldn't want to be on it :lol3
  3. ncTRAILBOSS

    ncTRAILBOSS A52 TOUR GUIDE

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    How are the preparations coming along for the big race weekend?I'm trying to get some of the boys together for the indoor deal.I figure that way,if you try and put up a fight when we ask for your "card",we'll have it covered.:lol3
  4. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    I always ride slow. Is there another option?

    Are they killing animals with lead this time of year in the GL?



    EDK
  5. ncTRAILBOSS

    ncTRAILBOSS A52 TOUR GUIDE

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  6. eyedragaknee

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    I've been spending quality time learning a southwestern language(contractors) and having many meetings with city officials... aka TRYING TO BUILD A FRICKIN GARAGE IN CARY.

    That and the regular work thing and both our mothers 91 and 85 need a lot of attention now.

    Better than having a poke in the eye.:lol3

    Livin the dream.
  7. NORBVR

    NORBVR Not so gnarly

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    Lots of goodness in the last few pages! Congratulations all around :clap

    I'll be in FL and miss the big race event, IT. Sorry I'll not be supportin' :cry


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  8. Chad_NC

    Chad_NC Long timer

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    EDK trying to build anything in Cary is a chore. They like permit money. Good luck with it for sure.


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  9. rglee

    rglee Ride 'em, don't wash 'em!

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    Has anyone used, or know someone that has, the TUbliss device for dirt bike tires/wheels??? The website, http://tubliss.com/ , states, "TUbliss® is, essentially, a high pressure rim lock and seal that secures the entire tire bead to the rim, completely eliminating the use of a conventional tube. TUbliss® allows you to run a low tire pressure (as low as 10 psi) which dramatically improves traction; especially important for enduro and baja racing. Since there's no conventional tube, the days of pinched tubes and flats are over! Even if you get a tire puncture, the bead stays seated to the rim."

    Kinda sounds too good to be true. Appreciate any info... thanks.
  10. Trust

    Trust but verify

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    Another rider here and friend of mine has used them before, IIRC - pain to get installed, but work like a charm he said.

    For him, too much work to be worth it, but it seemed they were more dirt-oriented and there wasn't as much dirt being done at that time for the rider...
  11. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    I've ridden a few bikes with them. Really nice system when it all works. Think No Brakes ran Tire Balls for awhile. He can provide you some feedback on that system.
    Bib mousse is the real way to go if money is no object.
  12. IT 400

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    Man, this is happening fast!!! If anyone would like to sponsor a class or donate or help in any way, message or give me a call. Please feel free to copy and share this flyer...

    Tar Heel Speedways "Racing for a Reason" is supporting TEAM LEAH during this event. Leah is the 7 year old daughter of a friend and co-worker that was diagnosed with Leukemia the week before Thanksgiving. Check the "Team Leah" facebook page. Thanks in advance and I hope to see some of ya'll at the races.

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  13. luni

    luni Non-artic explorer

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  14. Chad_NC

    Chad_NC Long timer

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    Damn I wish I had money and room for another bike! I hope you sell it soon and don't have to come down on the price much Luni.


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  15. GrayEagleRider

    GrayEagleRider Been here awhile

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    Very slick bike. I wish I could justify buying another bike, barely have time for the one I got now. :D GLWS

  16. nobrakes

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    I tried them once on the front, it was just before a Hatfield trip and the inner high pressure tube ruptured at the valve stem as I was inflating it. This gave me little confidence in the system just before an annual bike trip to WV, I didn't want to risk being aggravated on the trip by a system I wasn't familiar with and had already not instilled me with confidence. So I went back to UHD tube and dual rim locks for that trip, and I never got around to trying the Tubliss system again. Some people really like it though, and have better luck than me.

    As TW said, I used Tireballs for a while also. IMO, that's the best of the "gizmo" systems aside from mousse. In the end, they make it hard to change tires. It gets better with practice. So I just went back to ultra heavy duty tubes and dual opposing rim locks. It's easy, cheap, and knock on wood, I have never had a flat using them, and I routinely run low pressure for off-road, 10 psi not unusual. For some reason I got it in my head that I needed something flat-proof and tried all those gizmos, when in reality, the UHD system I had been using is pretty darn flat proof. I've changed my tires many times and found snakebite pinches in the UHD tubes indicating what might have been a pinch flat in a lesser tube. UHD's seem to survive those no problem, or at least I've never experienced a pinch flat (or other flat for that matter) in spite of plenty of evidence on the tubes during changes that pinches were happening.

    If you really want good traction in the roots and rocky stuff, try a rear trials tire, UHD tubes, dual rim locks, and 6 psi. That's the stuff! :deal
  17. eyedragaknee

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    That's high pressure for TW:lol3
  18. Tarheel Wheeler

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    3.5 to 4 works good. :evil:evil

    Visiting Sherco USA this week while I'm on the road. Yippie! :clap:clap
    You need anything from RYP? :wink:
  19. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    Tell him merry Christmas
  20. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Just met a guy in SP with a new to him plated Beta 525 RR looking for some offroad rides. Told him to check in here. Let's hope he pops in.

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