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Post by hobbit712 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:18 pm

Well I pulled the trigger on this today. ImageImage

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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:32 pm

I just realized the title said "expert". Please ignore my post

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Post by hobbit712 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:38 pm

toxicavenger wrote:I just realized the title said "expert". Please ignore my post
LOL. Maybe not expert Terry but very useful nonetheless. Image

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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:41 pm

hobbit712 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:38 pm
toxicavenger wrote:I just realized the title said "expert". Please ignore my post
LOL. Maybe not expert Terry but very useful nonetheless. Image

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i need to tell my wife someone said I was actually "useful". lol

good luck :mrgreen:

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Post by hobbit712 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:54 am

A few pics of the new bike. Hopefully going to get a quick ride in today. ImageImage

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Post by andy tims » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:54 am

Excuse the thread resurrection but after lots of research & finding it very hard to choose between full suss & hard tail (soooo much contradictory advice out there), I bit the bullet & got this Scott Spark 92 on Friday.

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Gave it (and me) a proper work out on Sunday down some pretty gnarly / fast trails.

Very happy with my choice.
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Post by hobbit712 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:49 am

Very nice!
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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:57 am

Scott makes a great looking bike. Congratulations.
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Post by apnk » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:42 pm

You must be from the UK, your bike is fender'd out! Congrats

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Post by andy tims » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:14 pm

apnk wrote:
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You must be from the UK, your bike is fender'd out! Congrats
I certainly am. Despite our run of good weather since March, it does normally rain here quite often :gayumbrella:
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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:35 pm

You don’t call it a byke in the UK? Like tyre?
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Re: Calling all MTB experts

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:54 pm

I tore a bunch of meat off my big toe the other day while getting the kayaks ready for the kids. No biking for me for a while!!

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Post by Selym » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:01 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
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You don’t call it a byke in the UK? Like tyre?
"Pushie" in Australia, short for push bike.

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Treadlie in Australia & New Zealand

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Post by BacoNoir » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:10 am

Congrats on the new bike! Always a fun day.
Selym wrote:
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You don’t call it a byke in the UK? Like tyre?
"Pushie" in Australia, short for push bike.
Pushing your bike? Dang I knew you guys did things differently down under but maybe you should watch some YouTube videos to see how they are mean to be used. :monkeypiss: :duel: They are much more fun to ride! :cheers:
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Post by andy tims » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:57 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:35 pm
You don’t call it a byke in the UK? Like tyre?
No, we don't.

Can't believe I've got an American taking the :monkeypiss: about the use the "English"
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Post by CGSshorty » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:33 am

andy tims wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:35 pm
You don’t call it a byke in the UK? Like tyre?
No, we don't.

Can't believe I've got an American taking the :monkeypiss: about the use the "English"
You all sound like Austin Powers to me.
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Post by Selym » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:22 pm

Bleedin' Septics!


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Re: Calling all MTB experts

Post by Mr_Pacman » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:21 am

hobbit712 wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:54 am
A few pics of the new bike. Hopefully going to get a quick ride in today. ImageImage

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My Jamis Renegade is the same color. Is that a Reynolds 520 stick I see on the downtube?

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Post by hobbit712 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:59 am

Yes it is 520 steel.
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Re: Calling all MTB experts

Post by Mr_Pacman » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:36 am

hobbit712 wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:59 am
Yes it is 520 steel.
I feel like Jamis is making some really good bikes and the prices are very reasonable. In Canada, there is a distributor that has all of the previous old stock on his website for really good prices. I snagged my Renegade gravel bike for $550 USD shipped and the MSRP in the USA is $850.

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Re: Calling all MTB experts

Post by Selym » Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:55 am

hobbit712 wrote:
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Yes it is 520 steel.
I bet that gives a nice ride compared to aluminum. :thumbsup:

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Post by hobbit712 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:21 pm

I have no experience to compare it to really. This is my first mountain bike. I did rent a few before purchasing this one but none of them were steel. I do really like it however. :thumbsup:

Still learning to ride properly thru the trial and error method though! A few crashes here and there. :shrug:

Crashed twice today on a MUP trail!! Our first day of vacation since arriving last night. My wife and oldest daughter wanted to get a run and work out in by the river walk. So my youngest and I decided to take a leisurely bike ride along the same river walk. We got to a section of the trail that was covered in water leading up to a board walkway. Well I decided to go ahead and ride thru the water to the next dry portion. Almost there the daughter starts having a melt down that she was being attacked by mosquitoes. She is still in the dry portion of the trail. I stop to look at her and the next thing I know is I'm down in the 6 inches of water. :scratch: Wet submerged boards are very slippery. :banghead: Jarred the shoulder and neck a little. Key fob is wet and phone is partially wet even though mounted on the handlebars. Daughter is still having a melt down so I walk back thru the water to her. Sure enough she has a bout 5-6 welts from bites. We ride back to the truck and I wipe her down with alcohol wipes. Crisis averted! :rolleyes:

My wife and older daughter arrive after their run. The youngest goes with them to complete their workout. So.....I go by myself to ride the MUP which is gravel and blacktop. I figure out the detour around the submerged section and get a few laps in for my exercise. :dance:

Well I return to the truck to wait for the girls as they are almost done and walking back to the truck also. I decide what better time to try a few attempts at a bunny hop. After all I am an expert now after watching at least one instructional video on YouTube. :bootyshake: I actually manage to get both wheels off the ground on one try. :headbang: So I try one more...and promptly lose my balance and fall over in the parking lot. :raised: I managed to roll like a Ninja and survive the fall. I did bruise and scrape my leg just above my ankle however. :whistle:

I think I need to stick to real trails. :scratch:

Tomorrow I will attempt Brush Creek in Ducktown TN. Wish me luck! :roll:
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Post by justsellbrgs » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:09 am

sold my fatbike --- grabbed a Full Susp.

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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:43 pm

justsellbrgs wrote:sold my fatbike --- grabbed a Full Susp.

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Do you still have a Surly, or was that your only one?
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