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Saturday after Thanksgiving Coke Ovens Loop 2011

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by 4play, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. goatdog

    goatdog PTO

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    No need for lube on my bike.

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  2. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    I'm game for it the weekend of Dec. 17th! If we can get a ride to cut out the Hwy 177 road section, the mileage gets very reasonable for a full day MTB ride. The only parts that would really suck are the washes.
  3. DOD

    DOD rider #5

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    I didn't know that Harley-Davidson made mountain bikes.


    -dod
  4. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    It took me a minute to figure out the bolted joint where the seatstay joins the "chainstay". At first I thought it was some kind of suspension setup! :lol3 You can't break that "chain" though, so I guess you have to get it in there somehow! How do you like it? Do you feel any effects of stretching in the belt? That setup with an internally geared hub and front chainring might be pretty cool.

    Mine already knows the salute!
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  5. goatdog

    goatdog PTO

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    :D good one..
  6. goatdog

    goatdog PTO

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    I love it, it's super effcient and zero maintenance. The belt does not stretch at all as it has carbon fiber running through it. The whole system weighs a 1/2 pound less then a chain set up so it's pretty light. After its set up "correctly" you shouldn't have to do anything for 4-5K miles, I have about 3,000 miles on this one and I haven't touch it (not even a cleaning).
    I changed the fork and a few other things but here is a full photo.

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  7. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Very cool. Must be light! I like the idea. I also like gears and suspension though. I need one set up about like a Specialized Enduro. :evil
  8. azshtr

    azshtr Long timer

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    Thats cool. Love the look of Ti.
  9. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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  10. rpage11

    rpage11 Skip

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    Suspension and light weight, that's what I call it.

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    Tried to find Honda Hill but couldn't quit figure it out and was getting dizzy.
  11. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop ♦♦

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    way cool.
  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Should be just to the right of this arrow. If you use google earth, you can find it by looking for the oil spill.

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  13. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop ♦♦

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    sssshhhhtttt gaaadamint terry. :lol3
  14. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Ouch! If you look closely in the photo you can see the EPA agents still taking samples....:hide
  15. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    No, they are over looking at that train car next to the bridge which was leaking brake fluid for the past 80 years into the river below. Not to mention the asbestos brake pads which were causing cancer in the coyotes nesting in the car and of course the toxic snot I blew out due to the dust on that ride.
  16. azshtr

    azshtr Long timer

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    Funny stuff :ricky