How long does it take and are they easy to find?
Give me an idea of what those trails are like… flowy, stunts, etc
Yes the 08 marz springs are on the firm side. Ridable but not as plush as I would like it. The 08 Marz is the not the same as the 07 Marz.
My sources still say that RS has not worked out the bugs for thier 08 totems. Even though it may take only a few minutes, I am not cool with their maintainance schedule of 15 hours.
Thanks people for the thoughts
I am sitting on the fence right now as my options are limited. If I go with any other coil Marz (66 rc3) I am stuck with a spring rate that is too firm. Apparently, there is no option for a lighter spring for any of their coil forks. I am also not liking what I am hearing about the totems. The only other option is the fox 40 which I can set up as 7 inch fork.
I havent heard of any issues with the wind down problems that the 07 ata was plagued with
Since you know all these bike thieves and their inner workings, wouldn't a REAL "Bike Rescue" solution be to report those thieves to the police?
Thus reducing the number of bike thieves on our streets. Thus reducing the amount of bikes being stolen. I'm certain these guys do it as their "careers".
And how about you let the general public know HOW you find all these stolen bikes? Perhaps we don't need you to waste your money and time when we can use our own money and time to find our bikes back.
It is more than likely that he is meeting thieves on a regular basis to ask them what they have for him this week/month
I am starting a business adventure and need your help. I am looking for stolen goods. I prefer laptops and ipods but will accept anything I can resell. I will give you pennies to the dollar and there is no risk that I will turn you in. Perhaps we can meet monthy or if you are proliferate thief, weekly. I will make some minor attempts to find the owners but after 30 days, it is mine to keep or sell. In fact, I was thinking I can act as a private consignment store in which you bring me stolen goods and I sell them for you. I will give you a cut after I sell it so I don't have to put any money up front. How does that sound? If all goes well, I will start accepting larger items such as cars and motorcycles but that is in the future. I might even franchise the business. In the meantime, please don't bring me any older bikes. When you are ripping off people, please think of me first and ask yourself if it is something I can sell. Be considerate. No P1 or P2 laptops. Open for business. Bring it on.
He is not looking for your bike. He is looking for a bike he can make money off of and encouraging thieves to steal bikes because that is where it is at. Forget about stealing tvs or jewellry, lets go for bikes because there is a guaranteed buyer and no risk. What more can you ask for?
Again, yes bikes will be stolen but perhaps BR is encouraging more bikes to be stolen
I know that this has already been said but he is essentially a fence for stolen items. He legitimizes what he does by saying that he will return items to the rightful owner. He knows most people will have insurance for their expensive bikes so they will not actively look for their bike or even want it back. He makes a profit selling stolen items not unlike someone who buys jewellry from a thief and sells it later because the original owners has not stepped forward. In the small occasions that an original owner steps forward, he can write it off as the cost of business.
I am also very curious as to where all of these bikes are coming from. I highly doubt they are posted in any newspaper classified ads or internet classified ads in which he claims to search. I am always browsing ads to find some deals but I have really yet to come across an ad that screams stolen bike because of the incredibly cheap price. It is more likely he is connected to theives that keep coming back to him to sell their wares because he probably gives them a good price and that he asks no questions. In that respect, he is fueling the stolen bike industry by offering a marketplace for stolen bikes.
It is true that bikes that are stolen are sold but the selling process is much riskier in the open market. If they try to sell it in some classifieds for top dollar, they risk being caught as they do not know who the buyer is. If they sell it underground, they will probably not get much for it. Having BR changes that completely. Thieves know they will have a buyer for any quality bikes they steal and not have to worry about selling to the wrong person. BR will buy it all.
For all we know, BR could have a hit list of bikes they are looking for…
A few weeks ago I was in the market for a new bike. I was sad to let my demo 8 go but it was time to try something new. As a shorter person, I am limited to the frames that will give me adequate standover height. The demo series has been good to me. I know about Knolly but it was out of my price range. In the end I did buy another demo but I just wanted to post a note about my experience with NS Bike Shop and Transitions Bikes
I went over to NS Bikes to see what they had for me. As I suspected their bigger bikes was too big for me in terms of standover. The bottlerocket and the Syren was not. It was a little less travel than I wanted though. Matt at NS Bikes suggested that I take out the Syren for a demo one day. I was not able to at the moment but kept it in mind. A week later, I ended up purchasing a new 08 Demo 7 for a great price. I went back to NS Bikes to tell him that I did end up buying a Specialized but to see if the Syren was still available for a test ride (just out of curiosity). Knowing that I already bought a bike, Matt was still as friendly as ever and happily offered up the Syren.
The bike was amazing. Womens specific design or not, it was perfect for me as a guy. I have no hang ups about riding that bike. The Syren had an air Fox 36 and Air DHX for suspension. The bike was light but felt sturdy. The standover was great and the cockpit fit me perfectly. The bike was a medium. I am 5
Thanks everyone for the responses. I will send out some +rep once I find out how to do it
I sorted myself out with the fork as Matt from North Shore Bikes sold me a frame and fork for dirt cheap. Awesome guy!!
Unfortunately many of my parts from my old commuter do not transfer over. If anyone has some road parts lying around, let me know. I am looking for a front derailleur, rear derailleur if cheap enough, front and rear caliper style brakes, and old school friction thumb shifters.