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Aug. 10, 2010, 2:12 p.m.
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Looking for a new HT complete - suggestions?

For the all-round purpose, I like hardtails with a ~68 head angle. I now ride a Santa Cruz Chameleon, 16", which is just big enough with a 400mm post. Your legs are shorter obviously as it seems the Kona Stuff fit you for the purpose. From what I can tell, Kona's dirt jump bikes have pretty steep head angles which makes them less useful for shore/dh riding.

As for completes, the Kona Five-O and Brodie Holeshot both fit the bill. The Norco Sasquatch is a similar bike as well. These wouldn't really be considered "light", though, with a Marz 55. However, swapping to a Talas and upgrading components will eventually give you a bulletproof do-anything hardtail.

Aug. 10, 2010, 12:04 p.m.
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Ladies Only rock face

I had a look at the rock roll saturday morning in the rain. Decided against it. I've done it in the dry, but it's been awhile… It's pretty crazy looking from the top, that picture doesn't do it justice.

I had the same feeling about Big Stupid / Semi-Retarded on Saturday, but how awesome was it to ride in the rain again? Seemed like it'd been forever!

July 17, 2010, 10:09 a.m.
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quick bobsled edit

Great job! What software did you use for the edit?

July 1, 2010, 7:12 p.m.
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randonneur , anyone ?

What 300s do you have planned? The Hope ride is mostly flat and a good start.

I did the Buccaneer 200 brevet this year but haven't made it out to any others.

July 1, 2010, 5:46 p.m.
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Fromme Mtn, DNV trail work updates

While my expectations for the new work were not great, I was pleasantly surprised by it last night. The other work on BP looks good too.

June 30, 2010, 8:41 a.m.
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Suggestions wanted: De clipless on trail

These pedals have a decent flat side as far as two-sided pedals go, but when you do your judo kick it'll flip over and you'll be left with the spd side and that's kinda wack…

June 29, 2010, 1:01 p.m.
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Sunday Funday

Agreed, great perspectives. I love to taking time to slow things down like that.

June 29, 2010, 11:53 a.m.
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DX pedals - spindle replaceable?

Oops! DX flats like this, and I'm assuming they're looseball since they're about 10 years old.

June 29, 2010, 11:35 a.m.
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DX pedals - spindle replaceable?

I bent one of the spindles on my DX pedals last week. Not too bad, still OK for shuttle runs (about 1/10 of my rides), but I'd rather not do too much pedaling on them as my knees historically object to such conditions. Is it possible to buy new spindles, or swap from a different pedal?

June 24, 2010, 10:48 p.m.
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UCI allows disc brakes for cyclocross

I'm definitely looking into fork options to put a BB7 or the like on my Brodie Romax B-Team. Wound Up has a disc fork… anything else out there you guys are aware of?

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