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Old 05-04-2014, 02:14 AM
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The older style 26" Fox 36 allows for a Maxis Minion DHF 2.3 but clearance is tight.
My frame was designed for 26" and 650b using different drop-outs but I'm actually still using the 26" dropouts with a 2.2" rear tire. I love bigger tires than what I currently run but I have to be honest; I need all the help I can get going uphill so I'm pretty happy with the current set-up. Pretty comfortable on the first ride, I would know if something doesn't work for my style of riding.
I'm unsure if you can run 650b on your bike easily Miles, I've not noticed any conversion talk about your bike, unlike others like the Ibis Mojo e.g.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:14 AM
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quick little video from a few weeks ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxJi-0klgg4

( I fall at the end )

Heres my new bike too:

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Old 05-06-2014, 01:02 PM
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Poured again last night. The trails here are gonna be like a swamp until Halloween at this rate.
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:44 AM
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:18 AM
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So awesome Marcel.
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Debate/decision time...

I have a 1997 Klein Pulse Pro. It's a wonderful bike and serves me well for ripping down the trail.

But, it is wearing and I need to decide if I should upgrade it or retire it to a corner with some love as a collector's piece (Klein frames alone still get good coin these days... Not that I plan on selling it ever).

Part of me really wants to invest in it and upgrade (front disc, new shock, etc.). But, the vintage of the bike makes finding parts like rim brake compatible wheels more and more difficult...

What do the masses think? Save pennies and get a new bike (OMG expensive these days for a similar "caliber" bike) or upgrade this hardtail for today's trail?
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:28 AM
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Leave the old bike the old bike. I wouldn't bother with upgrading it, always difficult to make new modern parts fit and work properly on an old bike.

And many cheaper new bikes are better than the old stuff. Much better. I know you think you have a special old bike, but lots of us thought that way, and we were wrong haha.
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:08 AM
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Strong words...

That's more or less what I was thinking, but trying to swallow the price of a bike is... Ouch.

I had a glimmer of hope for rebuilding the Klein. However, like you note, even a different shock is a pain as most have so much travel (over 100mm) they mess with angles and will likely make the bike handle weird.
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:56 PM
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I agree with cooldaddy. So many advancements lately, in suspension, wheel size, etc.

I'm stuck with some old bikes too, but there's just no way I can afford a new bike without selling the old two, and no one wants 1997 or 2001 technology today.

So I'll just ride my old stuff til it breaks
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This was such a wtf moment that I had to share.

I ordered some helmet pads and some handlebar take from Probikekit.com. They're in the UK but they have free shipping to the US. Helmet pads weight less than the packaging they're sent in, and cork bar tape isn't much heavier.

The box arrived last night and seemed a bit heavy. When I opened it, I found the following:

- Helmet pads (the wrong ones)
- Handlebar tape (the one I ordered)
- One 250ml bottle of Lipton Iced tea.

I mean wtf? Why would you deliberately increase the shipping weight of something YOU'RE paying to ship?? It's not like iced tea is some cycling related thing they're trying to promote.

I don't get it.
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:28 PM
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Something as light as you're describing isn't going to do well with shipping that far. You want to have a little weight to a package unless it's just an envelope style shipment, and it's likely that the size of the box they sent was still under the weight where it would cost more money.

Funny little gift to receive, but that's the logic, hahaha.
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speaking of mountain bikes... hope everyone caught this this week.

GoPro: Danny MacAskill Sunday Ride

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Yeeeeah, just a casual Sunday ride.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:57 PM
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:15 PM
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Judging by folks nearby it must be since no one seemed to stop to watch or react lol
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