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More franken-bike action in the bike lab tonight.

I've always wanted a 5 Spot but was never sure it was right bike for my riding style. So...I bought a Joker and then a Moment. Nice but not really what I wanted. Looked at a few used RFX frames but wasn't really sure I wanted a used $1000+ frame someone hucked off grandma's roof.:D Along comes the 6 Pack. Very sweet but IMO it could use a slightly lower compression ratio so shock set-up was a little more versatile (like on the 2.66:1 Moment). A 7.875x2.25 shock won't fit in my small frame and I don't have the ability to design or make my own rockers. Now, about that 5" travel part and a 2.5:1 ratio.

Items on the menu for tonight:
Swap pack rocker to a 5" RFX rocker
Swap HL rear to a TNT rear
Swap Blue Grooves for the Nevegals
Edit Forgot this: Install new cranks

Build friends "new" 02 RFX

Pics tomorrow
 

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The TNT rear end has a very slighty lighter cruve than the the HL, probably why the homer testers have felt as if the TNT is plusher than the HL bikes, (words from DT at IB) so perhaps this will make your Pack feel plusher if you can run a softer spring or less air?

I would definetely build up the 02, then buy new cranks while I was waiting for my TNT parts :D
 

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Jerk_Chicken said:
I'm starting to think time travel will be an eventuality for the Turner frankenbunch.
Just waiting on my FLUX capacitor to come in :p
 

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nice! but whats up with the dhx a? dont ya have a friggin dremmel in one of those bins? sheesh! go to sears already ya inverted cheap ass sob. no wonder yer momma spits in yer eggs. hehe
 

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cactuscorn said:
new game. im in and i raise you 22.5 inches. axle to crown that is. now thats a big bet.
That is one big arse fork. However I am holding in my hand - days warm enough to ride mine:D

6 am

32° F
Feels Like
25° F
9 am

36° F
Feels Like
29° F
12 pm

45° F
Feels Like
40° F
3 pm

52° F
Feels Like
50° F
6 pm

45° F
Feels Like
44° F
9 pm

38° F
Feels Like
38° F

DayNight
 

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fine. had to play the ace, didnt ya? (throws cards on table and then wipes it clean with a over dramatic chuck norris wannabe dusty bottoms leg sweep as i steal the last sixer of beer and leave.)
 

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Yeeeeehaw!

Nice work Ssinga and your welcome for the rockers :p
Glad rick could hook you up when the bike came in!
I think that is it in the background (02 L rfx)? Looks great, damn....
Does remind me of how tall that freakin thing is though.

Hope the ride goes well and ya'll have fun this Sat.

Nice work
and thanks

Booner
 

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boone said:
Nice work Ssinga and your welcome for the rockers :p
Glad rick could hook you up when the bike came in!
I think that is it in the background (02 L rfx)? Looks great, damn....
Does remind me of how tall that freakin thing is though.

Hope the ride goes well and ya'll have fun this Sat.

Nice work
and thanks

Booner
Yea, thanks for selling Rick the RFX Boone. He has done in 5 frames in the last few years so he is really hoping that the RFX lasts for a while. It's a good thing it is that tall as he is a tall dude. Look at the post sticking out of that thing!!! It hits me in the armpit. We doctored (dremeled) the Saber back into riding shape so it can be sold.
 
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