Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by Gator Jeff, January 12, 2008.
my clunker with parts i got from the bicycle boneyard.
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A pano taken by a friend during today's ride: http://www.dermandar.com/p/dfPCrf
Teri & I finally got out for a ride today, last weekend she only did 5 miles, but today she did 11 miles. She kept saying; I can't believe how out of shape I am just over the winter, but she doesn't realize if you don't keep up some type of exercise all year you lose it very quick.
We will just keep at it & hopefully this year she will do her first century.
Getting more comfortable on my 29er
looks like youre getting used to that 29. im old school so im keeping it 26", but i can never hate on progress!
Hey IZ, look what I finally stole out of Winter's garage!
He doesn't remember, but I'm pretty sure it's an '04. I need to get it tuned, but I can finally get back out there. I have a group of friends that started up about 2 months ago, so I'll be joining in. GoPro chestie videos to come!
Heck yeah - the group of friends is where it's at, they make biking so much more enjoyable!! The long sustained climbs become pretty much flat when friends are around
Vintage mid to late 80's Centurion Lemans RS.
Following photos are not of the actual bike. Mine is more dusty, more blemishes, needs tires, needs bar wrap, and so on. Mine is all original, minus the rear tire, maybe minus the front tire, and maybe minus the brake pads. I really need to clean, tune it up, and ride it. Back when I got it, it was a decent entry level "racing" bike.
..Oh yea...a new toy to lose a few pounds on and another thing to start modding..
...a Joe Murray Kona Hahana
Finally got back on the bike this morning. It was a quick easy ride, but it kicked my ass since it's been at least 6 years since I've done any real trail riding.
A couple of screen caps from the GoPro.
Good stuff Colin!! Make it a regular event man!
So here's my tid bit of an update: For a few weeks now I've had this creeking thing going on in the headset area. I tried many things like swapping out the headset and so on but nothing really got rid of it. So I finally decided to check for cracks and sure enough, I saw some stress cracks on the steerer tube inner wall. To verify and check the outer wall, I cut off both legs on the fork and yep, hairline cracks. What's interesting is that the cracks are circular so it may be the result of riding stress AND the welding HAZ area. The last pic at the bottom shows one of the cracks - mucky water had seeped into the vent/purge hole and settled on the crack itself.
I wouldn't necessarily blame this fork and the company that made it since it is after all a "cross country" weight weenie fork -- and I've beaten it on trails that are far beyond the "cross country" category. So I bid this fork adieu and will replace it with a carbon Niner fork in the nude form.
What kind of shock is that Sid, Fox? Several of my rigid single speed friends have the Niner carbon fork and love it. I have to have my 100mm Fox. Right now my left shoulder is messed up and I cant ride at all, not since last summer.
edit: Sid has a carbon steerer doesn't it.
I thought I had a bad ass bike until I saw all of the ones on here. There's not any good trails here in this part of TN like there are out in Cali and the ones I've seen in MD like in the videos earlier. Sadly, there's not m/any people here that ride regularly either. You should see the stares I get when I ride down the roads.
A little far from you but there's the Tanasi Trail System
It is one of the IMBA "epics" so even though its ~5 hrs away, it may be worth the trip - IMBA Epics always are
Waialae Ridge, Honolulu. A bitch to get the bike in and out of the bed but fun.
nice,, ,, ummmm , , bike ??
Just finished this with one of my boys. These things a blast. I had my 200 pounds on there fishtailing.
Awesome! I'd like to get one, but there are no hills around me.
You can always pull it behind a vehicle. When I was younger we had a go-cart with no motor & my dad would pull us down the country roads with the family vehicle. Come to think about it, it didn't have breaks either.
You can always find a hill. Besides you don't need much of a hill for some fun.
Mid 80's Centurion Lemans RS. All original, except the inner tubes, one or both tires, and maybe the brake pads. Currently needs a serious tuneup.
non-indexed shifter? Hardcore
My thrashed Genisus V2100 and my wifes well used Huffy
So, I got another one last night...
My friend took his Enduro back because he started riding again, so I was on the look out for a bike of my own. After doing my taxes I started scouring Craigslist, Pinkbike, ebay and mtbr for a mid level 5" travel bike to fit my budget. I found an '08 Giant Trance X1 which was a little out of my budget, but was lucky that the guy had barely ridden the bike and really just wanted to get rid of it.
I haven't been on anything newer than my friend's Enduro (which turns out to be a 2000, not an '04) and this thing is nice! Looking forward to hitting the dirt with it.
That's a good looking AM machine!