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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #510 on: December 02, 2017, 06:16:41 pm »
Thats a nice looking bike @Clint_D.

Just a cruiser?
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« Reply #511 on: December 03, 2017, 05:20:24 am »
Yep, just wanted a city bike to scoot around town on.

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« Reply #512 on: December 03, 2017, 05:44:42 am »
Want.......... :) :) :) :) :)
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« Reply #513 on: December 03, 2017, 08:30:52 am »
Me too.
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« Reply #514 on: December 03, 2017, 06:36:56 pm »
We are moving house soon and the garden backs on to registered ancient woodland...time to finally build my Orange Five downhill frame!

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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #515 on: December 04, 2017, 06:56:21 pm »
Really cool looking bike. How do you like it?

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« Reply #516 on: December 04, 2017, 10:45:20 pm »
I feel like we need a WAYW When You're Not Wearing Your Normal Clothes thread.  Anyway, if I'm not in the stuff I post on the other threads then I'm in this or running gear.  I highly recommend the Void jacket for anyone who rides in 35-50 Degree weather.

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« Reply #517 on: December 04, 2017, 10:48:01 pm »
Really cool looking bike. How do you like it?

It's been great so far!  I'm really liking the Gates belt drive and the overall geometry of the frame.  It's a relaxed, comfortable cruiser and that's just what I was looking for.

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« Reply #518 on: December 05, 2017, 04:52:47 am »
Looking slick @BloodnThunder.
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« Reply #519 on: December 05, 2017, 02:32:40 pm »
^ Thank you, sir.

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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #520 on: March 09, 2018, 11:25:11 am »
Just ordered this beaut:

Rocky Mountain 2018 Instinct C70

Still love the Capra (just got a coil shock for it) but after 2 years of use I'm even more convinced that a mid-travel 29er is the kind of bike that works best for me and the type of riding I do (or at least 95% of it). Tried a mate's carbon YT Jeffsy and it felt so nice and light that it got me all fired up for a new bike. Wanted something with a bit more reach than the Jeffsy has and it came down to the Norco Sight or the Instinct. And since the latter looks nicer and I got to test ride one that's what I'm getting. The sad part is that it won't be delivered until July so it's going to be a long wait..

Gonna race the Capra in our national enduro series this year (my third season) and after that I'll decide if I want to sell it or keep it for enduro racing and bike park duty.
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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #521 on: March 09, 2018, 09:49:02 pm »
The new instinct is lots of fun Jii! You're going to love it. If I wasn't a sadist punishing myself on an element it's the bike I'd be on for sure


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« Reply #522 on: March 12, 2018, 01:28:53 am »
Not posted here in a while.  last thing I added to this thread was a picture of the frame of the Nicolai Geometron I had just bought.

It would be rude not to throw in a finished picture of the bike.  170mm rear travel, Fox 40's wound down to 180mm travel, Renthal 800mm bars, 35mm Renthal Stem, XX1 drivetrain, 160mm Canfield cranks ( Very Low BB on this bike hence the kids cranks! ). Enve 60:40 rims on I9 hubs, Schwalbe Mary and Rock Razor Super Gravity tyres, Fox transfer post, King headset and BB, Time Atac DH pedals, Magura MT7 brakes with 180mm rear and 200mm front rotors.  Last but not least my go to saddle a Selle SMP Drakon.

The bike is surprisingly easy to ride.  So fast and confidence inspiring, you are centred between the wheels really nicely, no "oh Sh*t, over the bars" moments.  I rode it recently at an uplift day and one of my riding pals came along.  I had a quick shot on his bike, an old school Intense Uzzi SL.  It felt like I had just got onto my 7 year old daughters bike, very strange sensation.  Amazing how this muscle memory business works!!


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« Reply #523 on: March 12, 2018, 01:36:40 am »
I need to get some pictures of my most recent build.  Joined the Drop Bar Gravel niche ( bandwagon ).  I can justify this though as my home are is perfect for multi surface riding.  The tarmac roads are crap, there are lots of great bridleway and green lane choices and also the local canal network.  Nothing too technical close to me so no real need for a MTB.

The gravel bike with its 700c wheels and 40mm tyres is the perfect all surface bike for making progress. 

I picked up a Storck TIX frame from the outgoing UK distributor for a not a lot of money.  Stuck some Stans Avion wheels on it. Enve bars and seatpost, Exrtalite stem.

I played around with the Shimano Di2 E-Tube software and have installed a hybrid MTB / Road bike, Single chain ring set up.   XT 11-42 cassette, 42t narow wide chainring, Di2 XT rear mech, Drop bar Di2 hydraulic reservoir levers.  Battery is installed in the seat tube, Di2 brain is in the drop bar end.
The system works really well.  I have configured it to have downshift on the right hand lever and upshifts on the left lever.  Simply tap each lever ( either paddle, don't matter ) for dedicated up and down shifts on left and right hand sides of the bar.
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« Reply #524 on: May 15, 2018, 12:58:06 pm »
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