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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Lonn, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Probably going to grab this after work today. Used Specialized Stump Jumper Pro. It's a few years old but has top shelf parts (XTR) on par with my Cannondale f2000. Sold my recently purchased Cannondale R800 for 2.5 times what I paid for it last night and the Indy CL/FB is always chock full of good bikes cheap.

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  2. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

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    That's a nice bike worthy of some technical riding! Old school to with the totally flat handle bars.
     
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  3. BluesForDan

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    I really miss bike riding. Got an old Trek rotting and rusting away in the shed. Just too uncomfortable to ride anymore. That and now only having one eye makes it unlikely I'll ever be doing that again.
     
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    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    So you flip bikes, too...;)
    Happy new bike day!
     
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    Far out man!

    LOVE the retro! Got ya beat by one generation! I put my 1995 Ibis SS together yesterday! Koski rigid forks! Added Softride stem some years ago!

    Bought brand new and built up 25 years ago! Yikes! Still rolls perfectly! American steel MTB's!

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  6. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I don’t actually flip bikes I just got that one for a giveaway price. I’ve actually been riding it about 30 miles a week since I got it but as I mentioned there are so many good bikes for sale cheap in the Indianapolis area and the specialized caught my eye. Seller was asking 300, I offered 200 and he bit.
     
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    That's a great looking bike. I have a Gary Fisher that I love but the shock is shot and they are not cheap for a decent one. With young kids now I can't get to the trail enough to justify the cost.
     
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    felis Senior Stratmaster

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    :cool: HNMBD (bike fan myself). :thumb:
     
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    I find it pleasing.
     
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    This is good news....I was gifted a bike and it is about the same as yours Lonn....I ride it each morning, and it seems great, but I don't know diddles about bikes.
     
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    Double post
     
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  12. StratSounds

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    @Lonn , that bike looks like it hasn’t seen much trail time, but inspect the welds closely for hairline cracks anyway. Two summers ago a weld finally snapped on my 2005 Specialized Enduro. Landed a little jump, heard a “tink!”, and pulled over to see one of the chainstays dangling down like a kickstand. Snapped right at a weld. A pro bike mechanic I know was surprised I even got that many years out of it. That bike looks pretty clean, but you have to be careful with older aluminum mountain bikes.
     
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    Holy crap those stems are super long! The geometry of those older bikes is crazy upright. The modern geometry and features like droper seatpost and 1x drivetrains really are game changers for tech trails. Here is my 2 month old 2020 Stumpjumper ST 27.5. I ate it pretty hard on a 10 foot gap jump last night that has a couch laying in the middle of it. Nice bruises and cuts all down my right leg!

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    Here is a video of the jump line at the trails. I ate it on the 4th jump.



    Here is another set of sweet trails about 30 min from me:

     
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  14. Mr Dunlop

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    Nice.
    I gotta get myself another bike!
     
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  15. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    No riding like that for me, thanks. I rarely ride on the dirt any more.
     
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    just watched the first video. uh, no thanks. I like my wheels on the ground as much as possible :D
     
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    Where’s the fun in that?:D I’m about to turn 50 and still enjoy a little air time on the mountain bike. Most of my riding buddies like to keep the rubber on the dirt as much as possible though.

    One of my favorite trails here locally is only a few years old and it’s just like a roller coaster through the woods, weightless floaty tail whips all the way down the mountain, ridiculously fun!:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Cracking bikes I used one around London commuting 5 years ago then part exed it for a Specialized hybrid which is a good bike too, a bit more comfortable for my age :rolleyes:
     
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    You scored Lonn. I used to have one of those. They are nice. Enjoy!
     
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    How old do you think it is? I have a Rock Hopper that I bought maybe 10 years ago. Barely even maintained the thing and it still rides real nice.
     
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