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Buy, Sell, Trade / Re: WTB: Small hard tail 29er frame.
« on: September 25, 2016, 04:54:04 PM »
Still looking. Willing to spend more money for the right frame.

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Buy, Sell, Trade / Re: WTB: Small hard tail 29er frame.
« on: July 19, 2016, 09:33:56 AM »
Free to cheap? LOL.

It really depends on what I find. I'd like to keep it under $150 if possible.


If you have something, pictures would be greatly appreciated. Can you email them to me at geoffchambers46038 at gmail dot com?

Thanks!

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Buy, Sell, Trade / WTB: Small hard tail 29er frame.
« on: July 18, 2016, 07:16:53 PM »
Interested in a used but still useable small 29er frame. Not looking to spend much so I'm not expecting a whole lot. If you have one that's taking up space and want it gone, please let me know.

geoffchambers46038 at g mail.

Thanks!

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Buy, Sell, Trade / Re: Cleaning the basement/garage sale
« on: December 08, 2015, 10:54:04 PM »
That Sette is a great frame for the money. I had one for several years. If yours was a L instead of an XL I would have bought it already.

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Fort Harrison Trail Building Updates
« on: July 09, 2015, 01:29:05 PM »
Maybe take a cell phone picture and shame him before the entire community?

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Brown County State Park / Re: The "Downhill Experience"
« on: April 30, 2015, 02:56:15 PM »
I'm not terribly fit and I can easily ride North Tower on my SS with 32x19. I probably wouldn't tackle Aynes or up HP. If I were going to do a downhill ride on my SS I'd go Limekiln-Walnut-HP-GreenValley-North Tower-North Gate Connector. That's a nice long ride without a huge amount of climbing. There is quite a bit of climing on Green Valley but it's laid out so well and flows so well it's a great SS ride.

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Trail Etiquette WTF
« on: October 05, 2014, 09:14:15 PM »
IMO, you're overreacting. There are far worse examples of bad trail etiquette than playing music on our local trails.

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Tech Bench / Re: Central Indiana wheel builders
« on: May 01, 2013, 12:42:26 PM »
Chris at Motion in Fishers built my 650b Flows. He did an outstanding job. I'm thoroughly pleased.  $35 a wheel.

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Tech Bench / Re: Need 29er fork for Raleigh talus 29er.
« on: October 07, 2012, 09:34:04 AM »
In that price range, go on ebay and see if you can find a last years Reba or Fox. They're WELL worth the money. Personally, I prefer the Reba over the Fox.

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Cheater lines
« on: September 11, 2012, 11:54:36 PM »
Are their Strava segment times THAT important?

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Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Smash and Dash Alert
« on: June 23, 2012, 11:01:55 AM »
Wow, I know it's not feasible for everyone, but all the more reason for me to bike rather than drive to the park.

Yep. We usually park at Triton, ride into the park and back to Triton for an after ride beer. I feel better about leaving the car on the street at Triton than in the park.

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Town Run / Re: Wooden Banked turn
« on: May 27, 2012, 07:03:31 PM »
Uh oh... I rode it today. Is that bad?

It looks like someone made the effort to opem it up. Fresh dirt was packed into a ramp at the beginning and end and the wood block and yellow tape were gone. Was it "illegally" opened up?

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Town Run / Re: Passing Tip
« on: May 27, 2012, 06:58:14 PM »
 
I agree with GTSS that anyone who shadows you without announcing their presence deserves to blocked.  A nice friendly "Rider Back" called out when you are still 20 to 30 feet back always seems to work.  The important thing is to never rush someone to let you pass.  Ask them politely if they can let you by when they find a good spot. Stressing out a newbie rider is a good way to get them to crash.

Really? I usually don't announce my presence when coming upon someone. It ain't a race. I don't need to get right by. If anything, when I know that they've noticed me the first thing I say is "You're good. Take your time." Then they get a "Thank you" as I go by. Most riders are aware enough that they don't need to be told there's a rider back and they don't need to be told you want to pass and they're considerate enough to pull over. IMO, it's kinda rude to tell someone, when you're 20 feet behind them, that you're wanting to pass them. Just my opinion.

Now, different story for the two guys today that felt it necessary to stop right at the north base of the bridge blocking almost the entire trail coming from and going to the North Loop. I saw them both see me coming from the south loop. Didn't move. Didn't acknowledge I was there. Didn't move when I was coming up on them telling them I was wanting through. Didn't acknowledge the sarcastic "Thanks" they got as I barely missed one's back tire as I tried to get by to climb back up onto the North Loop. Apparently they feel they can just stop and block the trail at their leisure.

Problem is I'm preaching to the choir here. The inconsiderate riders probably don't read this forum.

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Tech Bench / Re: Pedal recommendations
« on: April 18, 2012, 04:13:53 PM »
+2 for Time. I have three sets, on on each bike. They've been hammered on rocks and buried in the mud. Not one failure. Easy to clip in/out. There's no chance of me switching to anything else regardless of how good someone might make them sound.

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Rants and Raves / Re: Looking for opinions...
« on: April 16, 2012, 04:27:01 PM »

I suppose I would have to say road riding is more dangerous because there is more happening there that is out of your control.  Riding on dirt, if you ride within your limitations, you aren't apt to crash into that tree!

And yes, if I had to pick a way to go, it would be on the dirt as opposed to asphalt, but mostly I just want to be on my bike!

Exactly this right here. I don't have a road bike and rarely ride my "Urban" bike on the roads but when I do I feel completely vulnerable. There's no telling when the next texting idiot or mindless soccer mom is going to plow into you.

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