Did a half way rebuild - new drivetrain and new wheels. Cheaper than buying a new bike at any rate.
After the fact
This is why I ride with flat tires, with very little air pressure
Been going through this thread checking out bikes for the last couple days..and decided to post mine. I call it the "Thug Bike". Picked it up off of craigslist as you see it, at first just to have a bike to ride with my kids. Dont know what brand or much anything else about the bike... maybe someone on here does..lol. Only ridden paved/city bike paths so far but there are a couple local trails I'll be looking at checking out.
I see how riding and these bikes can become addictive...
Single Speed 29er -
Using it as an urban bike rather than as a mountain bike.
I got a close-out deal on it from my LBS and am totally smitten.
Since this photo have upgraded to Avid Hydraulic brakes....
Meanwhile my mountain bike continues to evolve.
The Access frame seems to be a decent build point, now sporting XT 2x10 with insanely low gearing (for major hills) and a really big mish-mash of parts.
It is not the lightest and certainly not the fastest, but I've put about 1000 miles on it this summer and nothing has fallen off yet.
The above post is probably dripping in sarcasm.
I take a lot of photographs
after the utter and complete destruction of my knee in Whistler, I decided to sell the DH bike and cop a all mountain rig for once the doc OK riding. Torn: MCL, ACL, LCL, Meniscus, dislocated patella and fractured tibia.
Yes, the seat is high, I built it back up and just tried to see if I could pedal on flat ground, put the seat as high as possible to keep from bending my knee much. didnt work.
Copped off the owner of fluidride for $1700. Got a canfield one i'll be building back up as a DH bike. However i've been interviewing w/ specialized so who knows what i'll actually be on later next year.
2012 DB Mission Pro, Fox 36, All X0/X9, Cisx Carbon cranks, Rock Shox dropper, Easton Wheelset and stem, candy pedals/bar, Hayes Prime Pro brakes.
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card carrying autocrat.
my sofa pulls out, but I don't.
A few minor changes that happened mid-season (Saint M810 SS derailleur, Saint BB, and ESI Chunky grips) and the last pictures for this year before I tear it all apart for maintenance and warranty on the Fox 34 (creaking CSU) and Reverb (drops in travel).
No changes planned for next year other than tidying up the cables up front a bit, wouldn't change a thing really.
All in all, it's been a great year of riding.
2014 VW Passat S 1.8 TSI
I just finished building my new MTB yesterday. I've taken it out twice and it's a phenomenal bike. Super excited with it:
Chinese Hongfu Bikes frame FM-136 650B
Chinese light-bicycle.com 650B carbon tubeless clincher, 15QR front axle
Rockshox Revelation XX 650B fork
SRAM XO everything else
This thing just rails through corners like nothing, is incredibly responsive and nimble. It's my 1st mountain bike (6th bike in the stable) and it is quite possibly my favorite one already.