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    Thread: Let's See your Mountain Bike

    1. 04-21-2010 03:29 PM #386
      bike

    2. 04-21-2010 03:55 PM #387
      bike

    3. 04-22-2010 01:48 AM #388
      bike

    4. 04-22-2010 02:01 AM #389
      bikie

    5. 04-22-2010 05:13 PM #390
      my new

    6. 04-25-2010 11:27 AM #391
      bike

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      04-25-2010 12:45 PM #392
      a few updates from last year, new(to me) for rlc fork, new saddle, new headset and pedals

      love the fork, soo much nicer and the the sh1tty heashock that was on before

      the new vortex is gay

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      04-26-2010 04:31 PM #393
      Here's a new 29er I just built up. Thats a Ti frame from Bikes Direct. I decided to take a leap after seeing some great reports about the quality. It was only $675 after selling the reba fork it came with. I've seen enough moots and indy fab ti frames to know that the welds on my bike aren't as perfect as those frames but at 1/3-1/4 the cost it can't be beat. Its as nice as lynskey's production frames.


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      04-27-2010 05:22 PM #394
      i've upgraded the handlebars to carbon, put Noir cranks on it, and a layback Thomson seatpost, as well as a new saddle.
      Last edited by jamie@vwvortex; 06-25-2014 at 09:53 AM.
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      04-27-2010 07:16 PM #395
      Cue up the "mother of god" and "do want" pics!!

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      04-27-2010 07:33 PM #396
      somedumbjerk »Independent Fabrications Steel Single Speed:


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      04-27-2010 08:25 PM #397
      risers are on there, but i swapped the stem. i bought it off a shop in San Diego. the mechanic had it built for him, and i guess he didn't take into account he could barely touch his toes. it's a little less ridiculous looking now. not my cat either. old roomates cat. I hated that cat...

      and the amount of spacers on there isn't too bad. i could drop it if i wanted to, but with a 4 degree rise stem it got a bit lower. rides freaking awesome.

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      04-28-2010 01:48 PM #398
      pic of my DH. still need brakes-recommendation is appreciated

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      04-29-2010 12:36 PM #399

      My 2009 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, best bike i've ever owned, out of the 3... 2000 GT Avalanche, 2002 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro, and now this:
      On today's roads there are drivers, and there are commuters. Don't be the latter.

    15. 05-12-2010 12:20 AM #400
      I got my 1rst grade son his first geared bike. Felt Q24:

      He was hitting 18MPH on his first real ride with it. He'd spin out at 12 with his 20" BMX.

      Dave.

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      05-12-2010 09:24 PM #401
      never too young to ride a geared bike! good stuff!!

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      05-19-2010 05:56 AM #402
      Does a partially complete, super budget bike belong here?

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      05-19-2010 10:41 PM #403
      new rig is fully operational!

      iro model 19, blah blah blah, xt cranks, blah, wodchipper bars, blah blah, bb7s and tektro levers.


      so much fun. now just need to find room in my budget for a suspension fork...
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      05-21-2010 09:18 PM #404
      I recently picked up this frame, i am slowly starting to get parts in for it. the frame is a 93 gt zaskar le (i need to find decals) and the fork is a gusset jury sl though i am not sure if i like it or not.

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      05-27-2010 02:34 PM #405
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      I'll be in my bunk.

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      05-27-2010 04:18 PM #406
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    22. 05-27-2010 08:03 PM #407
      One of a few:

      (For Sale actually)

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      05-28-2010 08:00 PM #408
      Finally took a few iPhone pics after riding up to play some b-ball. It's a Rockhopper Expert Disc 29'er

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      05-29-2010 02:41 AM #409
      That Rockhopper looks great.

    25. 05-29-2010 01:18 PM #410
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      That Rockhopper looks great.
      I agree
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      05-29-2010 01:50 PM #411
      what is this a joke? thats not a ****ing mountain bike.
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      05-29-2010 02:48 PM #412
      Quote Originally Posted by Muffler Bearing View Post
      what is this a joke? thats not a ****ing mountain bike.
      It's not? I'll have to make sure and let Specialized know they sent me the wrong bike.

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      05-29-2010 07:04 PM #413
      Quote Originally Posted by Low J. View Post
      It's not? I'll have to make sure and let Specialized know they sent me the wrong bike.
      needs to go in the dirt to be a mountain bike.

      you just have yourself a fancy hybrid there though.
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      05-29-2010 07:49 PM #414
      for $225 i am happy with it. came with a bunch of extra cassettes and another wheel, plus a cassette tool and a wrench and 2 chains.
      will be getting single speed treatment shortly

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      05-30-2010 11:08 AM #415
      Quote Originally Posted by Muffler Bearing View Post
      needs to go in the dirt to be a mountain bike.

      you just have yourself a fancy hybrid there though.
      It was in the dirt last week. I ride it on hard pack single track because even with the hybrid tires it'll do the trails around here with not much problem as my old one did. It's main use though for now is for urban assault and gravel greenways since I'm still getting my nerve back to go full out again after my accident last year.

      Here's my previous bike (with hybrid tires) the weekend before I damn near tore my arm off....and here's where I rode it regularly

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      05-31-2010 02:07 PM #416
      They make knobby tires for mountain bikes that get much better traction in dirt.
      Highly recommended.

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      05-31-2010 05:16 PM #417
      Quote Originally Posted by Icantdrive65 View Post
      They make knobby tires for mountain bikes that get much better traction in dirt.
      Highly recommended.
      Yeah, got 2 sets in the garage for when I need them.

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      06-04-2010 10:49 AM #418
      Day i got it:

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      06-04-2010 01:33 PM #419
      Nice! Love the paint job on that thing.

    35. 06-04-2010 02:52 PM #420
      Alright, finished with this guy and started the long road to being able to ride it properly...

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