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  • Paul Sexton
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    Damn. That’s one tall, ball-busting frame. What is it, a 62?

    BBWB
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    Damn. That’s one tall, ball-busting frame. What is it, a 62? [/quoteseat]

    27″. I like it cause I don’t have to have a foot and a half seat post.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Franz
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    Nice Ben.

    State champs went well yesterday. We kind of screwed ourselves on bonus points. Some guys made sure they had all they could. For the results and number of races we did I’d say our stats are better.

    Peet got 1st in the race and 2nd overall

    Jonah got 1st in the race and 2nd overall. Missed overall 1st by one point.

    I got 3rd in the race and 3rd overall.

    My kid Holden got 5th in the race and 5th overall

    We all got state number plates. Thats cool, and will look good for next year.

    BBWB
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    Nice Ben. State champs went well yesterday. We kind of screwed ourselves on bonus points. Some guys made sure they had all they could. For the results and number of races we did I’d say our stats are better. Peet got 1st in the race and 2nd overall Jonah got 1st in the race and 2nd overall. Missed overall 1st by one point. I got 3rd in the race and 3rd overall. My kid Holden got 5th in the race and 5th overall We all got state number plates. Thats cool, and will look good for next year.

    Congats guys.

     

    Franz. I’d like to talk to you about a bike build. You interested?

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Franz
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    Maybe. What are you trying to put together?

    Jdawg
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    congrats guys!

    BBWB
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    Maybe. What are you trying to put together?

    Old school frame with fat tires. I’ll give you a call.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    BBWB
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    OK Franz. What is the measurement on a bike frame that determines it’s size? I always thought it was from center of crank to top of seat post. If that’s the case, my Schwinn Traveler is only 25″.

    Here are a couple Ebay links to the frames styles I was alluding to.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1958-Schwinn-Mens-Cantilever-Frame-Jaguar-Corvette-American-Red-26-Bike-/263246756759?hash=item3d4ababb97:g:eGYAAOSw42JZNEmr

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1952-SCHWINN-PANTHER-BICYCLE-FRAME-/352181247766?hash=item51ffa35f16:g:BUkAAOSwqfpZ2gxH

    This looks pretty “bad ass’ too.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BQ7B0EU/ref=abs_brd_tag_dp?smid=A20PAW102C5VIC

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by BBWB.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Franz
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    That panther looks sweet. But those old cruisers have terrible geometry compared to new MTB rigs.

    If you want to build a retro looking fat bike. I suggest buying a used bike and cutting it up. Fabricate a new top tube to make it look different. Something like that…

    Be on the look-out for a chromoly/steel fat bike. I couldn’t find much on our local craigslist. But I’ll keep my eye open.

    This one is a good deal considering that it has the suspension fork.

     https://westslope.craigslist.org/bik/d/2016-motobecane-boris/6284526101.html

    Here is a steel one.

    https://rockies.craigslist.org/bik/d/surly-pugsley-fat-bike-high/6297682734.html

    This one is spec’d-out nice. All the good stuff.

    https://westslope.craigslist.org/bik/d/specialized-fat-boy-large/6323518561.html

    Franz
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    Most MTB frame sizes are s-m-l-xl now days. The important part is the top tube length. The reach from the seat to the handle bars. You probably need something in the 24″ area. I’m 6’4″ and ride a large. Even though I should fit and XL, I feel better on the smaller bike.

    John Jones
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    Listening to these guys excitement about BMX.. racing…. How they felt in the gate before the main event…. I miss feelings like those..  I think they are harder to feel the older you get too….  Makes me want to race something again….  badly…. I used to be real serious about my toy racing back in the day…  I couldn’t wait to go racing on the weekends..  Going out of town was awesome.. Those butterflies witing ont he start….  that was just tor car racing…    I dunno if I want to play with “toys” again… or something “real”.. real.. thats funny there!!!!!

     

    BBWB
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    That panther looks sweet. But those old cruisers have terrible geometry compared to new MTB rigs. If you want to build a retro looking fat bike. I suggest buying a used bike and cutting it up. Fabricate a new top tube to make it look different. Something like that… Be on the look-out for a chromoly/steel fat bike. I couldn’t find much on our local craigslist. But I’ll keep my eye open. This one is a good deal considering that it has the suspension fork. https://westslope.craigslist.org/bik/d/2016-motobecane-boris/6284526101.html Here is a steel one. https://rockies.craigslist.org/bik/d/surly-pugsley-fat-bike-high/6297682734.html This one is spec’d-out nice. All the good stuff. https://westslope.craigslist.org/bik/d/specialized-fat-boy-large/6323518561.html

    Thanks for the info Franz. I’m kind of going away from the retro look now. That third link looks promising. If I knew a large was good for me, I’d have Rusty go pick it up for me and bring it to Moab.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    BBWB
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    Well, after talking to a bunch of MB riders here about “fat tires”, I decided to shelf the idea and just bought a new 29’er with an XXL frame. Test rode it in the parking lot and fell in love with it.  It’s a Fuji Nevada 29. Kind of fitting, I grew up in NV.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    John Jones
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    whats all this Bike talk about Ben? You wanting to start riding and getting all healthy and shit.??

    BBWB
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    whats all this Bike talk about Ben? You wanting to start riding and getting all healthy and shit.??

    Yep! Made some major dietary changes and got my weight down 40lbs. Got plenty more to go, but kind of hit the wall weight loss wise with just diet. About all I can do is walk or ride, and I hate walking as it gets painful on the joints. So I got the road bike Kevin gave me back in riding condition, and want to do some dirt trails too. Plus, I can take this MB to Havasu and Moab and not have to walk everywhere.

    It all ties into the ultra light I’m building too. The max pilot weight is 275lbs, and I was way over that. I’m down to 255-260ish now, with a target of 230lbs.

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by BBWB.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Mrs. Muhr
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    Holden had a great weekend! 5th in the state and his football team finished the season 6-0. Off to the championship bowl for him. 

    Kleake
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    Holden had a great weekend! 5th in the state and his football team finished the season 6-0. Off to the championship bowl for him.

    Congratulations Holden.?

    BBWB
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    Awesome Holden.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Vwfool
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    Nice work Holden!

     

    John Jones
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    Congrats Holden… Pedal pedal pedal!!!

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