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June 28, 2005, 11:14 p.m.
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Stolen Van with Bikes inside

Hey all,

Van was recovered last Friday.
Been wy to busy to post up 'til now.
Carpentry power tools and small spray equipment, and ladders gone. Large stuff left behind. Two out of three bikes gone. Only one remaining, believe it or not, was the Demo 8. The only took what they could fit out through the cab. They never bothered with the padlock on the back.

I guess there is a God to bring that bike back to me. Unbelievable.
Thanx for all your support.

Mikey

June 22, 2005, 6:29 a.m.
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Stolen Van with Bikes inside

Alot/most of this stuff is sent to Alberta.

Couch

I wasn't going to post this but here we go.
One way to id the Demo is the set of ODI Ruffians on it.
Hopefully they don't read this board.
There is one other quick way which is not alterable which I'll keep to myself.

Couch, what happens to it in Alberta? Does it get stripped down or sold or both?

June 21, 2005, 11:12 p.m.
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Stolen Van with Bikes inside

$lack.. I just put 1[HTML_REMOVED]1 together; over at Simons and told him that on Sunday I met the guy who bought his other Demo8 (we ran into each other bottom of CBC); and he says it was you who got your bikes stolen. :swearing: , I feel even worse for you now that I know who you are. Still hoping for the best.

Hey there JF.

I had no idea who you were at the time either, although I should have put 2 and 2 together also. I talked to Simon at length earlier tonite and he filled me in on your reaction. Thanx much for your concern. I don't know if I'll ever see any of them again. I do know that if anyone rides that Demo 8 on the shore, it is recognizable, and not just with a serial number. I would be happy to tell anyone I know personally how to recognize it. Simon tells me there are fewer than 20 in the lower mainland. If that's true then maybe someone will spot it (dreaming I know)

Hope you got your friend on the Giant DH going. It looked like you had the problem licked, despite our offer of parts that you didn't need.
Let's get together for a rip when I'm hooked up again with wheels.

Mikey

June 21, 2005, 6:05 a.m.
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Stolen Van with Bikes inside

Lower lonsdale

June 20, 2005, 5:19 p.m.
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Stolen Van with Bikes inside

Stuck.

That hurts.

Thanx for the Sticky Corey.

June 20, 2005, 5 p.m.
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Stolen Van with Bikes inside

Partially covered

June 20, 2005, 4:51 p.m.
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Stolen Van with Bikes inside

Woke up this morning to find my work van with most of my tools and 3 of my bikes inside. Many of you would have seen this van regularly at Seymour, Cypress, and also at Fromme. It is a white,1999, GMC Cube Van with an aluminum roof rack rack on top, that as of yesterday had 2 32' extension ladders on it. Plate # 5562 DK. The bikes inside were as follows:

1) 2004 Rocky Mountain ETSX 70 with Marzocchi Marathon SL fork, Chris King headset, Chris King rear hub, XT everything else with XTR rear derailleur. Mavic rims (1 719 and 1 223 I think), Continental rubber.

2) 2005 Specialized Demo 8 Pro in stock trim with Fox 40 fork and all the usual goodies this bike comes with. Has a Michelin DH tire on the front and the stock Specialized rubber on the rear. It was only a week old but already has some identifiable marks on it that are unique.

3)2001 Kona Stinky DeeLux, 02 Boxxers, Blackspire Badger cranks, 321's, Michelin rubber. Tired but rideable.

I don't know what my chances are of ever seeing these bikes again. I have serial numbers. If anyone could keep their eyes peeled, for what it's worth it would be much appreciated.

Many Thanks

June 18, 2005, 9:41 a.m.
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How much better is the Demo 8 to the Big Hit?

6 way I believe

June 18, 2005, 9:14 a.m.
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How much better is the Demo 8 to the Big Hit?

I'm lucky enough to own a 5" travel 26 lb all mountain bite (ets 70), so the Demo is the perfect big hit bike for me.
Unlike Dirty Deeds, I won't use it as a trail bike 'cause I'm already spoiled. Krinkum krankum pinned in the big ring is an absolute blast on that ets. Clipped in, no armour, plain old helmet. In many ways as good or better than the big heavy bike.
Having said that, I love shuttling seymour also, and can't believe how fast I can rip cbc on the Demo. I've got to get up to the 5th Horseman with it. Any one want to join me?

I think the SX Trail is the best all around bike out there. It almost redefines the category imo.

If anyone out there is an expert with that Manitou shock I would gladly beer you for some setup/tuning help. My eyes glaze over when I look at all the adjustments on that thing.

June 18, 2005, 8:32 a.m.
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How much better is the Demo 8 to the Big Hit?

my sx weighs 41lbs. I don't think there's any way in the world that your demo is the same unless you have a pretty small fork on it and very light thin rubber.
nice ride, though. i almost bought one, but after seeing first hand what the sx can do, i decided that i didn't need the demo.

Demo 8 with Boxxer weighs in at 42.5 lbs. Saw it at Dizzy with my own 2 eyes after adjusting for the bent pointer on James' scale.
The Pro version has the Fox 40 on it which saves almost a full lb over the boxxers due to the stanchion thickness and ti isprings.
I'm riding a pro version now for about a week.

Unbelievable bike

April 9, 2005, 9:46 a.m.
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north shore ripper - 7th registration!

Wow. That must be almost world class.

April 9, 2005, 8:17 a.m.
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north shore ripper - 7th registration!

Anywhere from 40 minutes to almost an hour, depending on fitness and riding skill.

2 years ago, I rode up in about 26 minutes, my partner rode down in about 16 for a 42 minute total. Winning climb was about 20 minutes last year?

My 26 up wasn't very fast, but 16 down is pretty damn quick! I put in about 15 minutes last year for the descent and ~14 minute descent last week. I think about 34-35 minutes will win it this year for the team relay, but the solo might be about 42 or so.

Is that dorky enough?:P

All that sounds awfully fast. Are you sure that's not somewhat exaggerated?

April 9, 2005, 8:10 a.m.
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north shore ripper - 7th registration!

^ you say your time and we'll tell you if it's good or not.

Did the snow up there melt yesterday? I did it on Monday or Tuesday (I forget which one now) and there was like 8" of snow on the road coming up to 7th…

-m

36 minutes up 24 minutes down. I'm a bit too slow going down on the x country bike.
As of Wednesday you had to walk the last bit to 7th through the snow. As of yesterday at 7pm it was rideable all the way.
Props to Peter for doing such a great job on that trail

April 6, 2005, 11:56 p.m.
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Ripper 4, what is the real rider's route?

Originally posted by statix
**old buck -[HTML_REMOVED] tnt -[HTML_REMOVED] dales -[HTML_REMOVED] cbuster -[HTML_REMOVED] bridal -[HTML_REMOVED] mcnair -[HTML_REMOVED] up to 6th on trails -[HTML_REMOVED] bookwos -[HTML_REMOVED] grannies -[HTML_REMOVED] over cap dam -[HTML_REMOVED] brothers creek -[HTML_REMOVED] Big Eye -[HTML_REMOVED] Fleshy Wound

my goal is to hit the sweetest trails, time be damned. **

ou need to go all the way up Cypress or not?

April 6, 2005, 11:28 p.m.
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So my chris king hub broke in half...

Originally posted by Smoke
**I've been on nothing but King hubs for at least 5 years, maybe longer. They are the ones to have.

EXCEPT for trials. But everything gets killed trialsin. Besides, the other kids will think you're strange if you hop around too much.

Talk to King direct. They've always treated me very well. They will definitely upgrade your axle for the difference in price, and you might be able to swing the bolts for cheaper at the same time. You don't HAVE to run the FunBolts with the ISO axles. The other bonus with the new ISO axle is that it uses the allen key lockring adjustment instead of that bullshit preload xc crap on the old axles. You can adjust your hub while its still on the bike with the new ones.

So you know, OnTop is being pretty square with you on this. They have to deal with the Canadian distributor, who are strangely not supporting the upgrade program. I know what the list prices are on that stuff, and those prices are pretty good. They are really nice guys.

If you're still getting no love, hit me back and I'll try to track down the guys to talk to. **

I just put one on my x country bike yesterday. Built up a new mavic rim (717 i think…same as the oem 223 with a different name) with king hub. Blows away the xt hub that came with the bike and died. Engages way faster, smoother, and lighter by 1/4 pound. I like it. Bike is and ETSX 70.

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