Recent content by blown240

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    Road Bike Build

    I did my 100 mile ride on this bike last week. It went pretty well. I had a slight issue with the rear shock making a squeaking sound, so Ill need to look into that, but overall the ride was great! No numbness at all, even though I took a couple 10-15 min breaks.
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    Road Bike Build

    So I've put about 90 miles on this bike now. And so far, its GREAT! Numbness is considerably less than on the Stumpjumper, and I am able to average 2-3 mph quicker. I did a 24 mile ride in an hour and 40 mins on Monday. I am planning on doing a 100 mile ride on it in a couple weeks....
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    Road Bike Build

    I made a bit of progress today. I put a carbon MTB bar on for now, with the bar ends off my stumpjumper, with XT shifters, XT rear brake lever and a Juicy 3 front brake. I also found an older XTR rear derailed that should work pretty good. Right now it still needs a chain and pedals, but its...
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    Road Bike Build

    Small update:
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    Road Bike Build

    Thanks! Ya, the Yeti is a great bike! Hey Dude! Small world. No flames shooting from the bikes yet, but you never know!
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    Road Bike Build

    Thats a really cool Logo! I see that its a shop in the UK. Wonder if they would ship a shirt to the US? I have a few retro MTBs... Here is the Stumpjumper. My dad bought it new in 94. I still have the receipt. My son rides this 93 Amp Research B2: I also have this 98 Gary Fisher...
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    Road Bike Build

    I have a rigid road fork on its way, and I think I'll go with flat bars for now.
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    Road Bike Build

    Well its been a year or so since Ive done a bike build. For the last couple months I have been able to ride everyday. Even though I try to get to the dirt as much as I can, most days I'm riding on the road. I have an old full squish 94 StumpJumper FSR that I put street tires on, but on longer...
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    Free Fat Bike tires

    I have a set of V rubber V8s and a set of 20x4 tires from a Mongoose that I don't need, but feel bad throwing away... They are in good condition, maybe have 1 ride on them... Im in Orange County Ca. Send me a message if you want them.
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    SOLD Full Suspension Fat Bike

    Ive decided to sell my full suspension Mongoose Beast. This is my own frame design, roughly based on an Ellsworth Epiphany. This bike is very fun to ride, it feels like a monster truck! It would be a great candidate to convert to an electric bike. VERY UNIQUE! There is only 1 of these bikes. I...
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    Rebuilding My Old Beast

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    Rebuilding My Old Beast

    Well, I got it done enough last night to throw a leg over it and take a ride. Its a decent ride. I need to dial in the rear shock and possibly reduce the front travel back to stock because the front is so tall. But so far I'm happy.... I had to steal a few parts from my other Beast...
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    Cheap fat suspension forks...

    I would have to take it apart to measure, but roughly 10 inches is pretty close…
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    Cheap fat suspension forks...

    So a buddy bought me one of these forks a couple years ago, and I tried it, and hated it…. It sat in the garage until I recently started to rebuild my full suspension Beast. Because its 3 pounds lighter that the fork I was using before, I wanted to see if it could be improved at all…. So I...
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    Rebuilding My Old Beast

    Not yet, I am not sure what tires I am going to end up with. Once I do, then ya, Ill go tubeless. My main bike has been setup tubeless that way for years now with no issues at all.