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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    New frame in transit, should be in my possession next Monday or Tuesday.
    29'er?


  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    29'er?
    Nope.

    I did consider getting a 29r, but while a 29r would be sweet for trail rides, it wouldn't be so hot for x-stuntry. But my fork is 650b (27.5" wheels) compatiable and It's possibly to fit a 650b on the rear with a smaller volume tire. May give that a try.

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    I used to love mountain biking in the winter... dress up warm. Even in the snow, although it can get sketchy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I used to love mountain biking in the winter... dress up warm. Even in the snow, although it can get sketchy
    I don't even have enough time to get in the skiing that I want to in the winter, MTB can wait until the warmer months.
    Brian

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    I agree Nick. Plus, at least for me, they kind of serve different purposes. You can keep fit on the mt. Bike in a good hard hour ride in the local woods during winter. My buddies and I had a pretty nice 2 hour ride yesterday morning. But myu fork needs to get pushed, I am leaking some oil on on side.

  6. #16
    Need to start hitting the trainer a bit. Would be nice to get the legs ready for the spring. Besides, I'm definitely putting on a few extra pounds.

    Considering changing my cassette. I have a 12-27 on a triple. Last season I started weening myself off the bottom two cogs even on climbs. Thinking about going 13-25. I hardly ever use the 12 except when spinning out and coasting down hill. 50/13 would get me 27 MPH on flats with no wind doing 90 RPM, a slight 2 MPH penalty compared to the 12 cog. I'm thinking I'll more enjoy 7 one cog jumps with no gaps and only two space gaps on the three largest cogs... that is something I could enjoy every ride vs those one or two group rides a year I might not be able to keep up with a ride ending sprint. Hmmm...

    Been drooling over Lynskey's and Di2 lately. Don't think that will be happening any time soon. Definitely feel like I want a bit more since I started out with some fairly sub-par gear. 105 shifters and derailers but the rest of the bike is not the best, especially the frame (standing efforts are eye raising, I usually stay in my seat!). Already did my wheel upgrade last season.
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  7. #17
    New Frame arrived today.

    I placed an order for some parts to finish the new build with the LBS on Jan 21st. Just called to see if my parts are in, only to be told that my order was actually placed yesterday Jan 30th (9 days later) WTF! Not only do I pay more ordering parts from the LBS, but now I also have to wait several weeks for an order to arrive. That’s just BS. I am on the verge of call up the shop and cancelling the order.

    I was hoping to start building it up tonight, but kind of hard to get even the basics started with out a head set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    New Frame arrived today.

    I placed an order for some parts to finish the new build with the LBS on Jan 21st. Just called to see if my parts are in, only to be told that my order was actually placed yesterday Jan 30th (9 days later) WTF! Not only do I pay more ordering parts from the LBS, but now I also have to wait several weeks for an order to arrive. That’s just BS. I am on the verge of call up the shop and cancelling the order.

    I was hoping to start building it up tonight, but kind of hard to get even the basics started with out a head set.

    Thats the same thing you had, just with the paint stripped off!

    Who's sample window is that blue thing?
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  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Thats the same thing you had, just with the paint stripped off!

    Who's sample window is that blue thing?
    That's not a sample window. It's a very large custom wood window (1 of 4) between my bosses office and my work station so he can make sure I'm not slacking off on AZ all day.

    The frame is a 2011 5spot, the one I just sold was a 2008 5 spot. Big difference in the frame geometry as this one is much slacker and can handle up to a 160mm fork. The biggest difference is this one has a DW Link rear suspension.

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    DW Link, FTW!
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