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Old 15 September 2016, 09:37
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Hoepoe,

I ride an Orbea, Orca. My second frame as unlucky as I could be on one driving trip, a rock flipped up and popped a hole in my frame while it was on the back of my truck. I have been riding this one since 2006 or so. It will be going into the shop soon for a new crank set, chain and rear cartridge. They are just flat wore out but they keep me going while I wait.

I would love to hear any recommendations or good deals on a new crankset.

How about you?
That's a nice bike! I ride a Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt. Not the best at anything except fun!
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Old 15 September 2016, 12:18
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Thanks, I haven't been to this thread for a while and read the other mountain bike posts this morning. Then this popped up, I did get all the tune up stuff in August and that bad boy has been seen the miles since then.

Thunderbolt? Those things are incredibly nice (expensive) depending on the model. I am jealous for an XC and trail bike.

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Old 11 November 2016, 17:53
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I mountain biked today for the first time in about 5 years and had a blast. I've lived in the Nashville area my whole life and never knew they had a nice set of trails at Percy Warner.
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I mountain biked today for the first time in about 5 years and had a blast. I've lived in the Nashville area my whole life and never knew they had a nice set of trails at Percy Warner.

http://www.singletracks.com/mountain...w_state_id=423

Hit an actual bike park one day. Rent a DH bike, all of the protective gear, and go have some fun!
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Old 11 November 2016, 23:12
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That's a good link, thanks. I have a couple of friends that are really into it so I'll be hitting the trails more often.
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Old 31 December 2016, 12:55
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Anyone here have a link whereby I can set my mtn bike up to ride in the basement? Some sort of stand. I can fix something up , but it would look kinda funky....
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Old 31 December 2016, 15:09
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A trainer and a front wheel block. You can get them at Performance Bike or even Amazon.
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Old 31 December 2016, 15:17
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Thanks, I haven't been to this thread for a while and read the other mountain bike posts this morning. Then this popped up, I did get all the tune up stuff in August and that bad boy has been seen the miles since then.

Thunderbolt? Those things are incredibly nice (expensive) depending on the model. I am jealous for an XC and trail bike.

CG
Mine's the 750msl, so midrange but great for what i need. I bought the 2015 at the end of 2015 so got a decent deal on it; still a fair dime though.

Happy 2017!

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Old 11 August 2017, 12:42
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My new ride

I rented a 29er in Colorado last month and loved it. So, I decided to upgrade. I've hit the trails 3 of the 4 days I've owned it. It's a Specialized Camber. I saved $500 since it's a 2017 model and the new ones are coming in.
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Old 11 August 2017, 13:06
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I rented a 29er in Colorado last month and loved it. So, I decided to upgrade. I've hit the trails 3 of the 4 days I've owned it. It's a Specialized Camber. I saved $500 since it's a 2017 model and the new ones are coming in.
Stealthy. I like.
I have been riding more recently. I have a 1986 GT Timberline. Rigid front end. I took it out of mothballs to a shop to get their opinion as to whether or not it was worth putting new tires and brakes on. To my surprise they all went gaga over it. The shop owner brought all the techs out to show them my bike and explain the build quality and design. It was like I just drove in a 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe.

So yea. I put new tires and brakes on her.
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Old 11 August 2017, 14:44
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I rented a 29er in Colorado last month and loved it. So, I decided to upgrade. I've hit the trails 3 of the 4 days I've owned it. It's a Specialized Camber. I saved $500 since it's a 2017 model and the new ones are coming in.
The Camber is awesome, enjoy!
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Stealthy. I like.
I have been riding more recently. I have a 1986 GT Timberline. Rigid front end. I took it out of mothballs to a shop to get their opinion as to whether or not it was worth putting new tires and brakes on. To my surprise they all went gaga over it. The shop owner brought all the techs out to show them my bike and explain the build quality and design. It was like I just drove in a 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe.

So yea. I put new tires and brakes on her.
Useless post without pics :)
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Old 11 August 2017, 16:20
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As requested. This bike served me very well for many years fully loaded for month long Bike/fishing trips in the west. And, I'm going to get a couple more out of her before I give in and buy new.
The guys at the shop were all crazy over that "triple Triangle" area of the frame at the upright and main bar area.
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Old 11 August 2017, 17:41
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I rented a 29er in Colorado last month and loved it. So, I decided to upgrade. I've hit the trails 3 of the 4 days I've owned it. It's a Specialized Camber. I saved $500 since it's a 2017 model and the new ones are coming in.
Great bike. I tested one a few years ago and loved it.

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As requested. This bike served me very well for many years fully loaded for month long Bike/fishing trips in the west. And, I'm going to get a couple more out of her before I give in and buy new.
The guys at the shop were all crazy over that "triple Triangle" area of the frame at the upright and main bar area.
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Oldschool GT's, like the unforgettable Zaskar, are the heat. Nice ride. Don't throw it away.
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Old 16 August 2017, 13:20
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A ride from a few weeks back. It's a 12minute clip and gets faster and (I think) more gnarly as it goes on. This was in central Israel. (Quality can be out up to HD)

https://www.youtube[dot]com/watch?v=SSA2NmyeUoE
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I just built my Keiser M3i stationary bike in my bedroom. I'm trying to stay ahead of Seattle's gloomy winters by riding my ass off (my gut off) and binge watching as many shows as I can come up with. Pretty awesome piece of gear. Full reports to follow. This oughta be good.
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Old 9 October 2017, 03:49
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The new Beast!

My new ride. 27+, 150mm front and 130mm rear travel.

I did't have a chance to really put her through any rough stuff due to the weather but am looking forward to it!

BTW, that's the ruins of a French Crusader fort in the background.
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Old 9 October 2017, 10:24
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My new ride. 27+, 150mm front and 130mm rear travel.

I did't have a chance to really put her through any rough stuff due to the weather but am looking forward to it!

BTW, that's the ruins of a French Crusader fort in the background.
Nice ride and great pic. Now go shoot a couple action vids. and show us what ya got ........
Stay safe.
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Old 9 October 2017, 10:42
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Nice ride and great pic. Now go shoot a couple action vids. and show us what ya got ........
Stay safe.
That's the plan!!
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Old 9 October 2017, 16:22
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I mountain biked today for the first time in about 5 years and had a blast. I've lived in the Nashville area my whole life and never knew they had a nice set of trails at Percy Warner.
They are pretty new - only been there for a few years.

You need to venture out to Montgomery Bell and hit those trails. They're the best in the state. Only an hour out of Nashvegas.
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