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  • Joining the niche beard growing, sandal wearing zero travel folk….
  • Beware the lack of grip,

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1twoWkOwEbY[/video]

    justatheory
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    That’s lovely, I really like green bikes. What frame is that?

    Mister P
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    It’s a time travelling machine, rigid SS 26″ is so 8 years ago. Although it may now be cool again. Who knows?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Its a Kinesis Decade Virsa (courtesy of wwaswas)

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    Its a 29er fork Mr P, I could yet go 69er with it ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Well done! My rigid SS 26″ is also green. I’m sure you will enjoy yours.

    In other news, I rode to work today on my SS-able, monstercross-able flared-drop sometime road bike with sensible-grouch 9 speed cassette, square taper BB, bar-end shifter and mechanical discs. WEARING SANDALS in favour of getting my shoes and socks piss wet through.

    (I did win them in a competition, but still…)

    I didn’t wear a helmet, because I have such an advanced perception of risk and of risk management. I did wear a plain T-shirt, with no logos at all, because I’m so very clever.

    No beard though, so work to do…

    gordimhor
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    No mention of what the t shirt is made from so I take it isn’t organic and those sandals are not handmade from yak dung and condor feathers. A poor effort nedrapier

    gordimhor
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    But I am with you on the wet feet and socks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    and those sandals are not handmade from yak dung

    damn – missed money making opportunity there.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Why?????

    If we were having another slop-fest like last summer I’d understand, but with the trails as hard packed as they are now (unless you live somewhere very different to me) a rigid fork is just self flaggelation.

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    New Exotic fork arrived this morning and 30 mins later, voila:

    Aiming for its first zero travel spin on Friday morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks to Darryl here (http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/fs-gaint-xtc-with-carbon-fork-medium-notts-300-ono-may-split-1) for an excellent service during the sale / delivery of them.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    MB – I think the official reason is “for teh lolz” or something.

    Premier Icon brassneck
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    I had a Versa set up like that Kryton, SS but with Bonty Switchblade forks that were a bit short and twitchy (50mm stem helped) – it was ace apart from that. Enjoy!

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    Kryton, my versa is set up with an alfine hub. Lovely bike(s).

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    [/url] 2013-07-03 12.51.51 by Mike Smith 79, on Flickr[/img]Beard – I’m not wearing the hat
    & new bike

    Beard does not equal surrender

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    Mostly Balanced – Member
    Why?????

    If we were having another slop-fest like last summer I’d understand, but with the trails as hard packed as they are now (unless you live somewhere very different to me) a rigid fork is just self flaggelation.

    It is indeed my winter / spare bike. I’ll take it out Friday for the hell of it, otherwise it remains the low maintenance / bad weather option. Although it need not do, as it is after all an education in pedalling and picking lines, and a quad exerciser to the max.

    winch
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    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my recent excursion into the world of zero travel. I’m only doing it as I’m “between forks” right now, but it is certainly still fun even on the dry and notoriously braking bump infested Cannock Chase. Having to manual over every unavoidable obstacle has got to be good for your technique in the long run, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    That was the plan for mine too, not been out on the geary mtb since!

    Biggest thing I learnt for the transition from suss forks is to get low over the front with your arms bent when you’re going over bumpy trails with little drops. You’ve got it in your head that you need to be more active, but I found I had to concentrate a bit on keeping low with the arms bent.

    Means you’ve got some “sag” so when the the front drops away, you’re not sitting there waiting for your straight armed front wheel to catch up with the ground and so you can start steering again.

    Make any sense? Probably not.

    avdave2
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    Its a 29er fork Mr P, I could yet go 69er with it

    I run a 29 wheel in front with 440mm forks with loads of clearance. It rides really well and there is small but noticeable improvement in comfort. I’d like to end up eventually with a rigid 29er.

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    nedrapier – Member
    … WEARING SANDALS in favour of getting my shoes and socks piss wet through…

    Good choice. I’ve done 3 StrathPuffers in sandals… ๐Ÿ™‚

    It needs a coil vanilla shock on the back ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Otherwise, it looks pretty darn nifty

    maurizio
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    Welcome aboard! The only recommendations I can make are 26″ wheels, the shimano cleat sandals and video footage of your vast and arduous daily commute to include overtaking a roadie on your ss mtb.

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    Its already 26?

    aa
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    green singlespeeds are teh awsumist.

    Mine’s up there ^

    yunki
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    hmmmm… green?

    it’s nice and everything, but what you really need is an orange rigid 26er, with a rack, for carrying your fishin’ pole and your bottle of ‘shine

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    green ft’win. (and ownership of a green bike)

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I’m in agreement here – you have to own a green bike once in your life.

    sunnrider
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    @nedrapier thatยดs actually quite pretty, what is it?

    thepodge
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    Best bike stand ever in that last pic

    nosemineb
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    Im guessing Neds is a dekerf?

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    Good eyes, nose.

    ’99 Dekerf Generation, 2013 Dave Yates disc mount, cable guide swap, canti boss removal and paint with forks to match. Dropping the front back down to sagged 80mm levels means the handling’s back to speederbike flickiness. Loving it!

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    thepodge – Member

    Best bike stand ever in that last pic
    Yes!

    maurizio
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    Whoops, sorry Kryton57 got confused over your 69er comment ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    My bike is about to be green too ๐Ÿ˜›

    aa – Member
    green singlespeeds are teh awsumist.

    Mine:

    avdave2
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    In 1986 I could have bought a Ridgeback or a Rockhopper. The Ridgeback was green the Rockhopper was red. I made the right choice and I haven’t looked back. ๐Ÿ™‚

    rogerthecat
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    aa – Member
    green singlespeeds are teh awsumist.

    Very true – two of mine, an old one and the latest.

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    roger, that Kona is very eye-catching! 8)

    What bars are they?

    rogerthecat
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    @nedrapier – it was a bit, errr bright! ๐Ÿ˜€
    They are On One Mungos, had to swap back to risers because of a wrist injury (no sniggering at the back please)

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