Show us your bicycle.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by kbasa, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    I got to mooch a friends Ibis Mojo HD 650B setup a couple weeks ago for a video shoot. Sure as heck beats my rigid 29er :lol3

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    They were filming for their Carbon Fiber Brake Rotor project: http://kettlecycles.com/

    Video of us riding the Flow Track at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, TX
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/54003048?badge=0" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/54003048">Kettle Cycles SiCCC Rotor - RPR</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/kettlecycles">Kettle Cycles</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    Andrew
  2. zouch

    zouch part-time wanderer

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    just another Land Shark,...

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    built for me in 2007, before John switched to building Carbon Fiber frames. a truly awesome bike, but most people are so distracted by the spectacular paint work that they don't notice how special the frame is.

    more pics
  3. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    What fork did you choose?
    bill
  4. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Dualsport...Trekker.

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    Litespeed Ocoee, late '90's

    bill
  5. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    Hey, how's the clearance on your ortleibs vs. your foot? Do you happen to know your chainstay length?
  6. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    That's cool. Lynskey must've been using MTB areas for names, back then, as there are trails at Ocoee.
  7. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Shaft,
    It's not so much the chain stay length as where the rack hangs the bag.
    In this case the Tubus rack moves things back and chain stay length is extended.
    Heel clearance has never been a problem for me(size9.5). Power grip pedals.

    Because the frame had no braze ons I used the Tubus axle kit and that moves things back as you can see.

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    That said things get interesting from a handling standpoint with weight in the rear and a wobble at the bars was what I experienced.

    The cure was a rigid fork and different tires(sounds like a motorcycle doesn't it?).

    I removed the old suspension fork and sprung seat post and went with this...

    http://salsacycles.com/components/cromoto_26

    And Schwalbe Mondial Marathons in a 2.0 size.

    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/marathon_mondial

    The seat post is an old Campy Record found in the LBS junk box!!!

    It all came out well and I have a very nice trekking bicycle. I brke my foot in a mc crash in Panama in February. I was so pissed at myself I decided to do my own rehab..1200 miles later I found out I like bicycles and built this one in the process.

    I found the Titanium(lust) in the back of my LBS and dickered the price down to $700 with wheels and drivetrain.

    The frame is too big for me for a MTB but it works great out on the road...miles are easy/comfortable and camping is deluxe with this simple set up using the saddlebags and another back bag on the rack.

    I am using an adjustable stem and the small riser bars. I can recommend both.

    I am only a one trick pony.
    Here's my motorcycle in Guatemala(not the one I crashed...it was a POS borrowed one).

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    bill
  8. flyingjib

    flyingjib Adventurer

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  9. LoJack

    LoJack Long timer

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  10. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  11. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    One exactly like this was my 3er bike, well she was gold and did not come with the hot chick and/or the boots.
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  12. LoJack

    LoJack Long timer

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  13. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    Yeti SB95 in native habitat


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    After 20 years of half-ass serious riding, this is my first full-suspension bike. I'm still trying to figure out what the hell I was waiting for. She's just a dreamy scoot. A little on the heavy side, but it feels like a motorcycle under me. The hardtails don't get many miles anymore, but I'll get over it. :raabia
  14. Aghartha

    Aghartha Awesome

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  15. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    Thanks for the deets, Bill. I was definitely curious about that rack setup. As soon as I saw a rack on a litespeed, you had me wondering, bcs a litespeed with braze ons and the right rear geometry for panniers is a rare bird, so I knew you had a home brew of some type. interesting stuff, wrt the axle kit.
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  17. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    :tb

    Actually, that's a standard adapter kit. They offer them for the front, too.

    I saw the nasty was headed your way.
  18. PMC

    PMC riding rider

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    Here comes the snow :deal

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  19. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    I gotta find an excuse to buy one of those.
  20. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    wait till Salsa releases their full suspension fat bike!