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Old 06-18-2009, 04:09 PM   #1201
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[Thread hijack] So what is everyone's opinion in here regarding Titanium frames? [/thread hijack]
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:12 PM   #1202
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Its quite a gamble to ride a fixed gear
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Not if you know how to ride it properly and don't ride like an ass. I'd say i'm probably safer on a fixed gear than a 1x9 cross bike. Quicker too.

This bike is my baby. it's the only fixed gear that i have now. this is it's 3rd paint job. when i first restored/upgraded it i spent an obscene amount of cash on it, but it is a blast to ride.
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Fixie fascination and loyalty is like the biking version of "aggressive fitment".
What he did there, you both missed it.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:22 PM   #1203
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[Thread hijack] So what is everyone's opinion in here regarding Titanium frames? [/thread hijack]
They've been too expensive for me, and I ride too aggressively for hardtails, (the choices for Ti duallies are limited and the prices are astronomical) but, they are supposed to have a really nice feel to them.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:22 PM   #1204
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What he did there, you both missed it.

what he did there.... i see it.














































now that it's been pointed out to me.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:24 PM   #1205
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[Thread hijack] So what is everyone's opinion in here regarding Titanium frames? [/thread hijack]
Pricey, and I hope you mean for a road bike.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:36 PM   #1206
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I do mean for a road bike. Sorry, should have clarified.
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:07 PM   #1207
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What he did there, you both missed it.
First I read this.

Then I went back and looked at the pic again.

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what he did there.... i see it.

now that it's been pointed out to me.
Now this is how I feel.
I've been hypowned!

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Old 06-18-2009, 05:16 PM   #1208
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i still have no idea what he did there.

zombiekiller,
Thanks for the info!
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:46 PM   #1209
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Ok, someone local is selling Gary Fisher Marlin and also Aquila. They're both old school, like 1990's. I just need this for exercise at this point until I can find a mtn bike in my price range. Price is same for both bikes, any suggestions?

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/1228418576.html

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/1228310606.html
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:52 PM   #1210
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in case you didn't get the email, Cambria Bike is blowing out all 2009 Fox Forx. example:

FOX FORX 32 F RLC
was $700.00
now $499.95
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:00 PM   #1211
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in case you didn't get the email, Cambria Bike is blowing out all 2009 Fox Forx. example:

FOX FORX 32 F RLC
was $700.00
now $499.95
Nice! If I hadn't just bought my Pike U-turn, I'd consider it.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:06 PM   #1212
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no kidding. I just bought a 32 F29 RLC new off eBay. After Bing Cashback, and a Paypal 10% coupon, I spent $490. So, I got the same deal but I'd prefer having bought it from Cambria.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:32 AM   #1213
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is there something comparable to a RS lyrik soloair 2step(160mm/115mm)?
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:40 AM   #1214
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Not if you know how to ride it properly and don't ride like an ass. I'd say i'm probably safer on a fixed gear than a 1x9 cross bike. Quicker too.

This bike is my baby. it's the only fixed gear that i have now. this is it's 3rd paint job. when i first restored/upgraded it i spent an obscene amount of cash on it, but it is a blast to ride.
The 4 suits

I had a real nice fixed gear with deep Vs, surly hubs and philwood spokes but I ended up getting rid of the wheels and going back to SS. I did like riding it and all that, but the one thing that got me is taking corners. You can't lean very far on a fixie! I figured that out the hard way when the pedal hit the pavement and launched me up and over the bike. Broke my phone
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:42 AM   #1215
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Here's mine.

Want to give you a little backstory first. Was walking a garage sale in my neighborhood. Came across a pair of bikes that were $20/ea. Figured they were meh and was just gonna walk on by. Noticed one of them was a Specialized Hardrock and figured its worth more than $20 and would be great for riding around the neighborhood. I really wanted a full suspension bike, but for $20 how could I pass it up. All it needed was a new front tube and some oil on the chain. Rode it for a few weeks and enjoyed it, but I was still wanting something with full suspension.

Enter Craigslist. Scouring CL for Subaru parts and camera lenses, i took a shot at looking for full susp bikes. nothing for a few weeks and then someone wants to trade their full susp bike straight across for a hardtail. It was a Giant Warp DS3. Didn't get a whole lot of positive reviews online, but there were a few ones. Most people with bad reviews were comparing it to $1k plus bikes. I'm only $20 into it. Well, $50 including the bike, a new tube, and platform pedals. So I went for it.

Its a heavy mofo, but I like riding it. I picked up some mech disc brakes of CL for $60 and a Marzocchi Bomber fork for around $100. So for $210, I've got a bike I enjoy riding. I don't think I'll be in a position any time soon for the next few years to drop $1k+ on a bike so i'm quite content with what I have. I just hope I can get a lot of riding in this summer.

The only piece I'd like to replace right now is the seatpost. I hit mine going over a log and the seat totally changed its angle on me (the nose is now angled up). I can obviously just reset it and screw it down. But this happens EVERY ride. I'd like to get my hands on a dropper post like the Joplin, but don't want to spend $200. Don't even want to spend $100. Unfortunately, the bike doesn't get a whole lot of coin thrown at it. any recommendations?

Edit: oh, i think i spent $100 on new wheels also. So total $310.

ok, enough words, a few pics i've taken...





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Old 06-19-2009, 02:51 AM   #1216
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is there something comparable to a RS lyrik soloair 2step(160mm/115mm)?
Yes, but no 2009's left.

http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...SION+FORK+2010
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:05 AM   #1217
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sure looks like a nice fork.. 36mm stanchions for an all-mountain fork..damn
gotta pay to play though, and unfortunately I have no cash left after buying the pitchpro
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:48 AM   #1218
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sure looks like a nice fork.. 36mm stanchions for an all-mountain fork..damn
gotta pay to play though, and unfortunately I have no cash left after buying the pitchpro
You could probably get good money for your Pike.

www.Pinkbike.com has a big buy/sell section and good deals come up on a regular basis, but you have to be quick.

One thing you might look for is an e150 somebody's taken off an Enduro. Super light/stiff for an AM fork. Retail is $800-900 and they routinely go for $300-400. The only have 1cm more travel than (our) Pikes, but they're much stiffer and have the top-mount travel adjust. Example:

http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/460166/
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:54 AM   #1219
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*ahem* So...about Titanium frames...?
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:55 AM   #1220
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Edit: oh, i think i spent $100 on new wheels also. So total $310.
Nice! There's something pretty awesome about building/trading up to get something cool.

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What about them? They're expensive and most people don't have experience with them. Go search MTBR instead of thread hijacking.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:52 AM   #1221
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I had a real nice fixed gear with deep Vs, surly hubs and philwood spokes but I ended up getting rid of the wheels and going back to SS. I did like riding it and all that, but the one thing that got me is taking corners. You can't lean very far on a fixie! I figured that out the hard way when the pedal hit the pavement and launched me up and over the bike. Broke my phone

... you just have to learn how to skid around corners, then, pedal strikes become a moot point. it also depends on what your crank arm length is. I actually ride 160s on my fixed gear. I can't imagine how some people ride 175s, unless your bottom bracket is sky high, i dont see how the bike is functional.

i am super interested in perhaps getting a wheel built with a sturmey archer 3spd fixed hub, but i wonder how quickly i'd destroy it.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:36 AM   #1222
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Well i went back to the dark side last night and got some SPD pedals and some 661 attack shooz. going to take a few days to get used to being locked in. good thing i have a new helmet to test out.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:43 AM   #1223
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shows in-stock for me

http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...SION+FORK+2009
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:44 AM   #1224
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What about them? They're expensive and most people don't have experience with them. Go search MTBR instead of thread hijacking.
I rode one for a short while, an Airborne. It was slightly noodley* in comparison to the Cannondale I got later...and did not ride noticeably smoother.

*But, I've always been a bit of a heavyweight for 5'10", even as a 1:00 100m swimming 32 y/o I was still over 170lbs.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:52 PM   #1225
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Not the one I own, but the same model/year; 1997 Mongoose Solution:

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