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April 8, 2011, 10:40 a.m.
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Rocky Forced to Change Slayer Name

Just add a W and call it the "Slawyer"

My bad. Just saw this. Great minds…

April 8, 2011, 10:39 a.m.
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How about...-

How about the SlaWyer!

Sept. 8, 2010, 12:11 p.m.
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Got the bastard

Probably 5 years ago my brother and I had our bikes stolen from a locked garage. They broke into the house and grabbed the garage key but took nothing from the house.

The moment I got home I phoned EVERY bike shop within 200km's. Nothing.

Then I posted on here. Got a response from a kid who's brother's friend was trying to hawk the bikes. Got buddy's number and set up a time and place to meet to meet so I could "buy" our bikes back. Then I called the cops.

They set up a sting while I was at work adn caught the guys. Took two tries, but it worked. Unfortunately, my bro's bike was long gone. We eventually we recovered the frame completely stripped.

Bike theieves suck.

Sept. 3, 2010, 6:58 a.m.
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1998 Super T

My 2001 whitbros dh2 is still a kick ass fork

I rode one of those a few times back in the day and I have to agree - those forks were amazing - when they were working. The seal system kinda sucked, but it was super smooth in good weather.

It's nice to see some other dudes who feel the same way about old bikes and parts they ahve ridden. For obvious reasons we often get caught up with the newest and the best. Riding with style is making your own art out of a trail by picking a line, etc. And you don't need the best to be the most creative. Lately I've been itching to build up a hardtail, strap on a Camelback, some Lake SPD's with white socks and go rip up some XC.

Sept. 2, 2010, 8:07 a.m.
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1998 Super T

A good friend had one in about 02 or 03. I rebuilt it for him and installed the the cartridges and guts from a 01 super T. We also went to heavy weight springs and played with the oil weights and height. It ended up being a really cool and well riding fork. I wish I could remember what happened to that fork.

Let me know if that fork ever shows up…

Sept. 2, 2010, 8:01 a.m.
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1998 Super T

Yes I have ridden one, thanks. Old Marzocchis were over damped and under sprung. Compare it to moto forks, but Marz moto forks are pretty much the worst in that world too. I'm sure the newer Marz mtb forks are good and 1000% times better than that old crap. Every wonder why back then virtually nobody from the WC circuit rode one? What does that tell you?

Thanks for the input - it's nice to know that I'm not missing out on anything.

It's weird to think that mountainbiking has now been around long enough that we can be nostalgic. Kind of like folks who sink tonnes of money into old Mustangs and Corevettes, I'd love to find an old Super T and fix it up. Maybe throw it on an old ATX and go hucking. :)

Sept. 1, 2010, 7:20 p.m.
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1998 Super T

They weren't that good, and by today's standards pretty crappy. Hand made doesn't have to mean good.

LOL

Probably not! But did you ever ride one??

I hav so much nostalgia for all that early Marzocchi stuff. The Mr. T with 4 inches on the original Stab?! What a set up!! :)

Sept. 1, 2010, 4:04 p.m.
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1998 Super T

Poorly painted version:

http://danjones.posterous.com/take-a-look-at-our-marzocchi-classics-collect

Sept. 1, 2010, 3:54 p.m.
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1998 Super T

So I always wanted one of these forks. I'm talking about the hand-built fork that Wade and Vanderham and a few select others rode in Ride to the Hills.I would still lay down my cold hard cash in a second to get a ride on one, but it's looking increasingly like that will never happen. Hell, I can't even find a picture.

So to all those who might have ridden one in the last decade, what can you tell me about them? Did they ride well?

Maybe if I know that new technology has left these babies in the dust, I will be able to sleep at night.

Dec. 7, 2009, 8:59 a.m.
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Sterling Lorence Interview Contest

Sterling:

Your pictures are often dominated by unbelievable landscapes. With the style of photography you do, which puts nature in the foreground, how does the rider influence a photograph?

April 22, 2008, 1:35 p.m.
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Upgrade lenses or buy new camera? [nbr]

This d50 is cheap. Am I missing something here?

http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-cameras-camcorders-NIKON-D50-Digital-camera-Kit-with-6-1-megapixels-W0QQAdIdZ46450819

April 22, 2008, 3:59 a.m.
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Upgrade lenses or buy new camera? [nbr]

I hope this is in the right forum - if not I'll gladly repost elsewhere.

I've had a Powershot A640 for about a year now. Great camera that shoot good quality images. But I'm getting to a point where I want to start experimenting with lenses and filters - shooting more landscapes and architecture. Canon makes a wide angle and teleconverter lens for this model, but other than that the options are limited.

All told these lenses and the converter would run about $500. Is it worth it to add lenses to this camera or should I be looking at saving up for an SLR?

My apologies again if this is the wrong forum.

March 17, 2008, 3:05 p.m.
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Please do us a favour. Rep given.

done

March 10, 2008, 4:46 p.m.
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Old hand back in the game

Thanks for all the good options kperras! Value seems to have really gone up in the last few years!

My only concern with getting a complete bike is that I'll have to compromise suspension performance. The gear I have isn't half bad - in fact most of it's brand new. Who knows though - maybe what I'm used to is now considered crap suspension. The last bike I had was an RM7 with a Van R and an original 888.

I just stumbled upon the Reign X. Cheapest frame I've seen so far at $1250 USD.

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/bikes/mountain/1321/29438/

170mm of travel and a 67 HA is perfect. My only concern would be the BB height and I wonder how it would handle a Totem or 66. Anyone have any experience with this?

March 10, 2008, 4:24 p.m.
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Old hand back in the game

for 2500$

u can buy a complete new bike.. dotn bother messin with ur old gear..

treat urself to the new Technology..

the new 2008 Specialized Pitch is a killer value.. go look/ride one..ur actualy above the cost of that bike with ur budget.

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?sid=08Pitch

Looks like a KILLER deal, but I think geometry and travel wise I'm looking for something a bit slacker and longer. Around 66 - 68 degree HA and 6 or 7 inches travel. My fault for not specifying.

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