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    It looks like it would be about the same distance...

    It looks like it would be about the same distance as Tsali (which I have heard many great things about), but there is also Tanasi (in Ocoee, TN). If you want to combine camping, rafting, and Mtn...
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    Actually I'm going to have to back out - I can't...

    Actually I'm going to have to back out - I can't leave work early enough either. What I think I will do is a road bike ride at Percy Warner (probably start around 6:30). Again, I have an extra set...
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    Lock 4 ride-Tuesday 11/2/10

    Anyone up for Lock4 tomorrow eve? I have an extra light (15 watt halogen) if anyone wants to borrow. Looking to start around 5:30pm.
  4. Shameless Plug - Les Claypool tix for sale

    Pathetic that this is my first post in several months - I haven't even had time to think about mt biking (or go to a Les Claypool concert).


    Linky:...
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    Nerdy analysis from today's ride with the Rudders...

    Nerdy analysis from today's ride with the Rudders (granted I pooped out when they headed out to the Deli).

    'Twas lots of fun - reminds me that I need to be on my bike more.
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    Anyone have room for another rider? I couldn't...

    Anyone have room for another rider? I couldn't make plans beforehand - I wasn't sure if I'd be in town.
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    Awesome - a bike shop within walking distance of...

    Awesome - a bike shop within walking distance of my house!
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    Not exactly a part, but surly 1x1 rigid as a...

    Not exactly a part, but surly 1x1 rigid as a second frame. My Titus is still my fav bike, but riding rigid has made me infinitely aware of all of the bad habits my full suspension gave me.

    It...
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    Somewhere on this board I posted a list of Austin...

    Somewhere on this board I posted a list of Austin trails and how they related to "comparable" Nashville trails - you may want to search through my posts to see if you can find it. Ham Creek is like...
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    I recently visited a friend in Austin that had a...

    I recently visited a friend in Austin that had a specialized hard rock converted with the xtracycle. He went the extra mile, though and added a motor with regenerative braking (squeeze the brakes,...
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    That thing is beautiful. BTW - you'll quickly...

    That thing is beautiful. BTW - you'll quickly get used to the gearing. I have a Raleigh rush hour with 48:16. I'm really not in that great of shape, but ride Percy Warner (almost rolling...
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    Hey Robert, I just posted a 6:30ish ride in case...

    Hey Robert, I just posted a 6:30ish ride in case you want to wear yourself out first and join in.

    - Chris
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    Tues Night Ride 11/4

    Approx 6:30pm start time, but not sure - chime in if you want to join, or call me at ForeNineWonZero--ForeWonToo to set a time.

    - Chris

    PS - I may have an extra light for someone to borrow -...
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    Not that I'm an expert in road biking or...

    Not that I'm an expert in road biking or anything, but I'm wondering if you are spending enough time pedaling. If you are pedaling most of the time (in a decently difficult gear), it may take some...
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    Even though those roadie spandex shorts are...

    Even though those roadie spandex shorts are expensive - they are well worth the money (get a good brand with nice chamois).

    I have what is practically a road saddle (I affectionately call it the...
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    count me in.

    count me in.
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    He's not changing a flat, he just REALLY likes...

    He's not changing a flat, he just REALLY likes his new bike. Plus he's hoping that it'll also get pregnant and he can have a new bike to go with his new kid! :big_grin:
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    100mm may be a bit on the short side anyway if...

    100mm may be a bit on the short side anyway if you're riding traditional XC geometry. I like the position of a 120 - good amount of weight over the wheel, but not too far forward. You can probably...
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    Ahem - yep, rotor bolts - thanks for the help. I...

    Ahem - yep, rotor bolts - thanks for the help. I didn't think it through enough to realize that the bearings couldn't have anything to do with it.

    I was immediately suspecting the bearings...
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    Thanks for all of the replies - I'll check these...

    Thanks for all of the replies - I'll check these things when I get home. It sounds like the rotor bolts are pretty suspect - good point that the bearings shouldn't influence this.

    When pushing on...
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    DMR Revolver Hub Question

    Has anyone worked on these? My hub is loose, but not side to side, only front to back. Holding the brakes, The tire rolls about 3/4 inch, but the rotor isn't moving at all. Do I already need to...
  22. Thread: Shimano XTR

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    Assuming your major components are the ones that...

    Assuming your major components are the ones that came on the bike, I would spend the money on a killer wheelset. The only thing that really seems like it might need upgrading (I know nothing about...
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    I have the cheaper ultimate and love it. The...

    I have the cheaper ultimate and love it. The tripod base folds up well and is really sturdy.
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    Cool bike - seems very similar to my raleigh rush...

    Cool bike - seems very similar to my raleigh rush hour, which I love both as a commuter and for doing longer road rides. Killer price for a new bike too.
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    Just updated mine with a journey through the back...

    Just updated mine with a journey through the back part of my brain. Good timing - just had an MRI (no problems, just part of a study with Vandy's new 7 tesla MRI).
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    Just as a wife (or husband) gets jealous of the...

    Just as a wife (or husband) gets jealous of the bike, so too can the bike get jealous of the wife. Sometimes in love and marriage, love wins out...


    Just kidding - I'm a very happily married man...
  27. Station Inn is great for smoke-free music, and...

    Station Inn is great for smoke-free music, and it's not too loud. Sunday nights are great musician-wise, but they don't amplify that night (large group of people improvise in the corner - can be...
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    Hey Jason, if you happen to see this, I should be...

    Hey Jason, if you happen to see this, I should be there around 5:15

    -= Chris
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    Who's in this week? I'm hoping to get there by 5...

    Who's in this week? I'm hoping to get there by 5 - but may not be there till 5:30 or 6.

    - Chris
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    Fun ride! Good to meet a couple of new people. ...

    Fun ride! Good to meet a couple of new people.

    Stretch,

    The gps I have is the garmin vista Hcx with the city navigator (NT I think - check garmin's website for compatibility) software, which...
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    Unless it gets dirt stuck to it, you probably...

    Unless it gets dirt stuck to it, you probably only need to lube it about every 10 rides or so (maybe others have different opinions). One rule of thumb is that you can wait until it's a little...
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    ...I may have just found a long lost brother :)

    ...I may have just found a long lost brother :)
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    Out of curiosity, how are you calculating?

    Out of curiosity, how are you calculating?
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    Sorry I missed this - late night and I have stuff...

    Sorry I missed this - late night and I have stuff to do to prep for the rest of the weekend. Tryon, if you do have the third tire - I'm still interested - will try to meet next week.

    - Chris
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    So what time are you guys meeting at MB?

    So what time are you guys meeting at MB?
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    I'd like one of the tires. Plan on riding...

    I'd like one of the tires. Plan on riding tomorrow or Fri? If not, can swap another time or meet elsewhere. I work at Vandy and live nearby.

    - Chris
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    Not sure of my schedule this weekend, but if...

    Not sure of my schedule this weekend, but if nothing else, try to make it to the Tuesday night Lock4 rides - here's the post: http://www.nationalmountainbike.com/board/showthread.php?t=5084

    If...
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    Also of note - one of the members...

    Also of note - one of the members (handsomecycles) is in the late prototyping stage of some sweet bikes with a nice pricepoint (~$360 frame&fork) - check 'em out.
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    BIKE+PHOTO group on flickr

    Yo,

    A couple of months ago I started a flickr group to encompass the best of biking and photography (my fav 2 hobbies). There's quite a few great photos/bikes on there - check it out: ...
  40. Considering the members, it looks like they have...

    Considering the members, it looks like they have to be black or white also. I'll join w/ a photo of me and my white surly when I get a chance.

    - Chris
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    Anyone making it this week?

    I'm riding with a co-worker, so we'll probably do about a 55-60 min pace starting 6ish. If anyone specifically wants to ride with us, post up. Otherwise, just hope to see some others out.

    - Chris
  42. I'll try to get there by then, but I'm not sure I...

    I'll try to get there by then, but I'm not sure I can make it before 10:15.

    - Chris
  43. Lat minute ride post...L4 or HC 11am Sat

    I'm gonna ride either L4 or HC around 11 -11:30, anyone interested?

    - Chris
  44. I'll make this someday - just got back into town.

    I'll make this someday - just got back into town.
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    Looks like it's very close to Tanasi. Not...

    Looks like it's very close to Tanasi. Not exactly epic (maybe 20 miles of trail?), but very fun machine built fast rolling trail.

    If you have the time to go out there, Tsali should fit the bill...
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    Yep - it has been a long time. I haven't been on...

    Yep - it has been a long time. I haven't been on the mt bike much lately, but I think my schedule will be better shortly. The road bike is easier to squeeze in - I end up doing 1.5-2 hour rides...
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    I have friends in town at the moment - let me...

    I have friends in town at the moment - let me know if you do this again in the future (I live near 12south and wedgewood). Also, I'd like to get back in my former routine of morning road rides a...
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    The sister site to this one is...

    The sister site to this one is www.nashvillemountainbike.com with lots of trail info. There's a map for monty bell on there and maybe others. Also, lock4's website has a trail map :...
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    Is Hope Park open all of the time? I know it's...

    Is Hope Park open all of the time? I know it's associated with a church, didn't know if it was open access or not.

    We went to MB - 'twas good for him (he's in good shape, just hasnt' been mt...
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    Hmmm - the reviews I've read of Fairview don't...

    Hmmm - the reviews I've read of Fairview don't look so great - I'll be going with a semi-beginner, but I think that he has enough experience for the easier sections of Monty Bell, which is where I...
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