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Headline item is a DT Swiss Tricon XM1550 26er wheelset with extras.
This wheelset came on the 2010 Santa Cruz Blur my wife bought used in 2013. She upgraded to a wheelset with wider carbon rims and I9 hubs in 2015. These were going to be "spares", but she has authorized me to sell them to clear out some stuff from the basement.

Centerlock Disc rotor interface
UST tubeless compatible
Front wheel rebuilt with new spokes by DT Swiss facility in CO in 2014.
Rear wheel replaced by QBP with a "tech demo" wheel also in 2014.
737g front, 850g rear
$1295 MSRP

DSCF2660 by Nate, on Flickr

- Update: I will be including DT Swiss RWS thru-bolts. I have new ones on the way for my wife's bike so I can include the originals.
- Tubeless valve stems
- DT Swiss 6 bolt rotor to Centerlock hub adapters with DT Swiss and Shimano lockrings so you can use whichever rotors you want
- Upgraded 36t star ratchet (installed in rear wheel)
- 2 sets of stock 18t star ratchets
- small parts kit, incl replacement spokes and nipples
- Park spoke wrench to fit splined nipples at rim side
- rim strips which have never been used - we used these tubeless without the strips no problem. All these parts came with the bike when my wife bought it, so I'm passing it all along to the buyer. I even have the little cards that came with them telling you the name of the builder at DT Swiss.

I have more pics if you want them. Decals on the original front rim are fairly beat up, but the rims themselves are solid. Rear rim has "tech demo" engraved near valve stem, but only has 2 summers of use.

Asking $500 for these. Really nice lightweight wheelset you can race on.

Also available:

Shimano FC-R553 10spd road triple crankset
130/74 bcd
170mm arms
Available set up as a 1x with a 46t stainless Sugino chainring with red ano shorter chainring bolts
Original chainring bolts for triple chainrings included.
Asking $25

DSCF2655 by Nate, on Flickr

Origin8 aluminum 130bcd 42t chainring
lightly used
Asking $10

DSCF2652 by Nate, on Flickr

Retroshift/Gevenalle CX1V drop bar levers for long pull brakes. *SOLD*

Shimano SLX 9spd M662 GS medium cage rear derailleur *SOLD*

Find a Ride / 16 in '16
« on: March 29, 2016, 11:31:08 AM »
Surprised it's the end of March and one of these hasn't been started yet.

Here's mine (* is new to me):

1. Ft. Harrison
2. Town Run
3. Cottonwood, Blue Diamond, NV *
4. Southwest Ridge, Enterprise, NV *
5. Cowboy Trails, Blue Diamond, NV *
6. Hurricane Hills, Hurricane, UT *
7. Nebo Ridge
8. Southwestway Park
9. Brown County State Park



I recently became aware of a new trail getting built near Prairie Creek Reservoir south of Muncie, and that the IMBA Trail Care Crew is paying them a visit this year. I saw someone promoting the TCC visit, which prompted me to update the Trail Guide overview map today, so I dug a little deeper and found some details about the project.

Looks like the trail is happening as a result of a partnership with a LOT of stakeholders, an RTP Grant, and some local foundation donations. There's a trail map at the link below.


Versailles State Park / Versailles Volunteers are Rock Stars!
« on: August 03, 2015, 08:23:03 PM »
After the recent storm damage, you guys killed it to get that trail opened up. My wife and I rode there yesterday and couldn't believe how much downfall you guys cut through, and little reroutes around tree roots. On top of what appeared to be more rock that had tumbled down the hillside on Cliffside and Creekside.

Huge props to the crew down there.

Fantastic 4 / 2015 Road Construction on 135 between 46 and Brownstown
« on: March 04, 2015, 01:40:58 PM »
INDOT will be doing construction on 135 in a few spots in 2015 between SR 46 and Brownstown. The first of these projects will be the bridge over Gnaw Bone Creek.

BROWN COUNTY, Ind.—The Indiana Department of Transportation closed State Road 135 at Gnaw Bone Creek in Brown County at noon today for a bridge replacement project. The north-south highway will remain closed for 60 days.
A state highway detour routes traffic around the construction site via S.R. 46, I-65 and S.R. 58.
Schutt-Lookabill is INDOT’s contractor for this $746,792 project located just south of S.R. 46 in Washington Township. The Indianapolis company will replace the S.R. 135/Gnaw Bone Creek bridge’s superstructure. This includes removal and replacement of the bridge deck and rails, repairs at bridge piers and new pavement approaches.
The S.R. 135 Gnaw Bone Creek bridge is a 3-span continuous reinforced concrete structure—123 feet in length with 32 feet of clear roadway side-to-side.
Contract completion date is April 30.

If you usually take SR 46 to SR 135 to access Gnaw Bone Camp or Nebo Ridge, you can take Valley Branch Road to detour around this bridge work.

If other projects affect trail access throughout the year, feel free to post here.

Fort Harrison State Park / Lost and Found
« on: March 02, 2015, 06:44:58 PM »
On Shoen after you get to the top of the climb beginning at the connector, there's a wild grape vine hanging across the trail. The breakaway Go Pro mount on my helmet caught on it, and imagine this, broke off. It promptly disappeared into the snow. The mount probably isn't salvageable (I have a replacement on the way from Bell anyway), but I have some camera hardware (thumb screw and acorn nut) attached to it that I'd like to recover.

Unless you've got a great big magnet to root around in the snow, nobody will be finding it until the snow melts off. I wanted to put this out there, though, in case it turns up. I'll be headed out there at some point to look for it with a big magnet on a string to hopefully catch the metal bits.


11:00am - Trails Committee Meeting (upstairs City Market)
2:00-4:00pm - Downtown Social Ride
4:00-6:00pm - Eat/Drink/Social
6:00pm - HMBA Annual Meeting (upstairs City Market)

HMBA Annual Meeting Open to All
Another year is upon us natural surface trail riders, and HMBA wants you to be a part of shaping its direction for 2015 and beyond. All current and would-be HMBA members are invited to attend its Annual Meeting at the Indianapolis City Market,February 7, 6:00 pm.

This is just one of several offerings that day. At 11:00 am, the Trail Development Committee of your hardworking trailblazers will meet to discuss the year's plans for finishing Southwestway Park in Indianapolis and O'Bannon Woods near the Ohio River. In 2016 these sturdy volunteers will focus on adding many miles to Brown County State Park and connecting to Yellowwood Forest.

A downtown social ride is scheduled for 2-4:00 pm, meeting outside the City Market. From 4-6:00 pm there will be noshing and nipping at the City Market's Tomlinson's Tap Room, with the Annual Meeting to follow - and, of course, more eating, drinking and carousing afterward.

At the Annual Meeting you will learn about the developing three-year strategic plan for HMBA, its slate of Directors and revised bylaws for your approval, and the objectives of key committees working on your behalf to further our service to mountain biking throughout central Indiana. Your input is strongly encouraged!

Of 21 IMBA mountain bike chapters in the Great Lakes Region, we are second only to Chicago. Our work in trail building, advocacy and operational excellence is well known. You should be proud of your membership and investment in HMBA. We are a winner with many more victories ahead over the next hill.

Come join your trail-riding partners on Saturday, February 7 - raise your voice and a pint to great things ahead!

HMBA Forum News and Information / Forum registration trouble? Read here:
« on: December 14, 2014, 05:41:04 PM »
If you are legitimately trying to register for the forums but have been rejected, I apologize. We seem to be getting slammed with an inordinate number of spam registrations the past couple of days (over 250 at last count) and it doesn't look like it's slowing down. I have rejected every attempted forum registration in the past few days, because unless the e-mail address has a .ru address, it's not quickly obvious which ones are spam or not.

So, in order to make sure you can register, contact me using the form at the bottom of the page here first:

In it, let me know which e-mail address you are wishing to register under. Afterwards (and only afterwards), attempt to register again. I will look for your e-mail address and make sure you get approved.

Rants and Raves / Meet Harold
« on: November 21, 2014, 02:50:44 PM »

New Salsa Bucksaw, just built last night with SRAM 1x10 with Wolftooth 42t & 16t cogs, RaceFace Turbine CINCH Crankset, Nextie rims with Hope hubs.  Shimano XTR Trail M988 brakes.

Salsa Bucksaw First Ride by mtbikernate, on Flickr

Vid on the pillbox at Ft Ben

Find a Ride / Fat Bikes & Global Fat Bike Day 12/6/2014
« on: November 02, 2014, 10:49:14 AM »
I recently started a Facebook group for fat bike riders in Indiana to organize group rides and such.  Mine isn't built yet, but the frame should be here soon.  It's making me antsy.

Along those lines, Global Fat Bike Day is 12/6 this year and if you're interested in attending, you can RSVP to the event on the group page.  So far, it looks tentatively like a Ft. Ben ride if good trails, and Fall Creek Greenway towards downtown if sloppy, with some beer thrown in at some point that day.


Events / 2014 Brown County Epic
« on: August 01, 2014, 11:55:21 AM »



Registration opens on August 8.

We will continue to have 100, 75, 50, and 25mi ride options with no repeating loops.  We will offer a great lineup of bands for live music.  The product and bike demo area will be available on Saturday.

New for 2014:

The event will be entirely volunteer run in 2014.  This means more of the proceeds of the event will stay with HMBA and that means more of that money will go towards more trails!
HMBA Members may purchase a Sunday-only registration to attend the Sunday Epic Ride!
Wider variety of music choices! Stay tuned for announcements regarding the band lineup!
We want to thank all the volunteers and participants over the last 9 years that have supported the Breakdown, and a special thanks to Sub 9 Productions for their dedication and support of this event.

Rangeline Nature Preserve / awesome trail, but damn
« on: July 05, 2014, 07:34:27 PM »
rode RNP for the first time yesterday and really enjoyed the place.  different character to the trails, and they're still a ton of fun.

Only complaint - why did you put so many derailleur-eating obstacles RIGHT at the trailhead?

I was there for 5 minutes, tooling around in the skills area for a bit.  did a couple teeters and then decided to work on the field of cut logs on end, and my rear wheel slipped between two of them, mangling my derailleur hanger.  doh!  didn't even get out onto the trail before that happened!

I spent about 20 minutes bending it back into place, and I was able to get it bent to a point where I wasn't ghost shifting all over, and I wasn't going to toss my derailleur into my spokes at 20mph somewhere, destroying my wheel.

I was able to get a good ride in, but it did curtail my chances to ride today after work.  thankfully I have a spare hanger to install so I CAN ride tomorrow if it's nice.

I ran into JT out there, also riding at RNP for the first time.  Turns out, he's from my neck of the woods.  nice to run into another east sider on the trails!

Tech Bench / womp womp - bike's in the shop
« on: June 17, 2014, 11:44:41 AM »
Noticed at BCSP a little over a week ago that my Shimano SLX brake lever had some vertical play in it.  On closer examination, a little plastic bushing in the pivot had broken.  I called Shimano when I was at work, to see if their "pivot axle" part included the bushing or not.  Sigh...it does not.  That bushing is not orderable.

Fortunately, Shimano was willing to do a warranty replacement on the whole lever.  Unfortunately, I had to leave my bike at the shop yesterday afternoon so that when the new lever arrives today or tomorrow, it can be replaced (and the old one can be sent back to Shimano).  Apparently, Shimano doesn't like it if you wait too long to send the old one back to them in this kind of warranty situation.

So, I'm without my mtb today (when I get off somewhat early) and tomorrow (my day off).    Yeah, it's hot.  But the trails are dry right now.  Guess if I want to ride, I'll have to get the commuter bike out for some more miles.  Situations like this have me convinced that I should keep my old bike when I buy a new one.  Or possibly do a frame swap (since the frame/fork is the oldest part of that bike anymore).

Club News / Honest-to-Goodness Indiana commercial
« on: June 17, 2014, 10:13:56 AM »

Several places and faces should be familiar to folks here.  Let's see if we can have a "name the place/face you recognize" informal contest.

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