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post #16 of 95
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I have a 1989 Marin Pine Mountain that I recently rebuilt and a Jamis Dragon - go the steel.
Go the steel indeed (1995 Kona Kilauea which has just had some cash thrown at it- again)!

Happy 666th post by the way...
post #17 of 95
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Do'h - I missed it. 667 wen I read your post.
post #18 of 95
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Originally Posted by fordgtlover View Post
I have a 1989 Marin Pine Mountain that I recently rebuilt and a Jamis Dragon - go the steel.
Aluminium and Magnesium is the way forward !
post #19 of 95
My bike is a '06 Gary Fisher Montare in silver, with a Brooks B17 saddle, and too many other bits to list. The Montare is a 29er and fits me perfect. No digital camera but here's a link:

http://www.busyoutdoors.com/montare.jpg

The shame is I haven't been able to get out on it at all this year. Heck, I've only golfed once this year and I'm usually out 3-4 times a week.

Been a tough year, recreation-wise.
post #20 of 95
Year 2003 (before I was audiophile)

Scott Comp Racing 2003 + accessories ($3000)







Year 2007 (audiophile)









Works for cat too!

post #21 of 95
Sell some ERS paper and buy your bike back, Patrick. It'll be worth it, I promise.

Although I thought nobody wanted to buy your bike because you'd been riding it too extreme?
post #22 of 95
Thought I'd put up a pic too:



The frame is twelve years old and has only needed 1 respray so far. Will get some new decals sorted and do it again soon. It just had a new drivetrain and some other bits- bye bye AU$600! Running gear is a mix of XT, XTR and DX brakes. 8 speed, yummy. Next bits I want to replace are the stem, headset, seatpost and saddle (in that order). In a few years time this may end up hanging on the wall. Whatever follows it will be steel or titanium.



My wife has to make do with an Alu hardtail (sniff).

Oh, and I think it must be the headfi/tube amp influence- when I needed new grips I scoured ebay for some NOS ones!
post #23 of 95
This is not mine but it is the same model. Mine has an extended seat post and about an inch and a half of handlebar risers.


2007 Raleigh Mojave 4.0

I have had it for about a year now and it has held up pretty well. I need to get a rigid fork for it though because I really hate suspension for mountain biking. It has taken my 280lb bum off of quite a few jumps without breaking so I cannot complain.
post #24 of 95
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Originally Posted by no1likesme View Post
It has taken my 280lb bum off of quite a few jumps without breaking so I cannot complain.
You sit on the saddle in jumps?
post #25 of 95
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Originally Posted by Patrick82 View Post
You sit on the saddle in jumps?
No, that would be WAY too painful.
post #26 of 95
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Originally Posted by no1likesme View Post
This is not mine but it is the same model. Mine has an extended seat post and about an inch and a half of handlebar risers.
[IMG]http://www.europacycle.com/images/2007%20Raleigh%20Mojave%204%5B1%5D.0.jpg[/IM]

2007 Raleigh Mojave 4.0

I have had it for about a year now and it has held up pretty well. I need to get a rigid fork for it though because I really hate suspension for mountain biking. It has taken my 280lb bum off of quite a few jumps without breaking so I cannot complain.
why don't you like the suspension while mountain biking? When I'm doing trails I really like the suspension, I've never done hardcore downhill though.
post #27 of 95
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Originally Posted by skudmunky View Post
why don't you like the suspension while mountain biking? When I'm doing trails I really like the suspension, I've never done hardcore downhill though.
When I ride a fs bike I feel like a lot of my pedal energy is absorbed by the suspension. And I don't really like a suspension fork because it takes a lot of "feel" (i don't know if this is a good explanation) out of my riding. I find it hard to judge bumps ect... if I cannot feel what the front tire is doing.
post #28 of 95
SyCip custom cyclocross.........

post #29 of 95
My 2006-'07 Motobecane Fantom Comp (upgrades: Maxxis Holy Roller tires, Dimension pedals [+ Power Grips which I'm not sure about], cage and bottle, lights, that's it.) Lovin' her so far:



post #30 of 95
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Originally Posted by no1likesme View Post
When I ride a fs bike I feel like a lot of my pedal energy is absorbed by the suspension. And I don't really like a suspension fork because it takes a lot of "feel" (i don't know if this is a good explanation) out of my riding. I find it hard to judge bumps ect... if I cannot feel what the front tire is doing.
I like the front suspension because I can ride over curbs easily. Once I was riding too fast over the curb and the front tyre blew up, I had to carry bike home, people were looking.

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