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Peeps -- its been awhile since I've been active - went to South America for a month late last year and have been busy with other traveling duties, work, moving, work, selling off what seems like everything I own (some bikes, clearing out the parts bin, my truck, loads of camera and video gear) to buy other new and used shiny bits including two used-but-new-to-me Homer Haulers (one for the winter and one for the summer) and the 5d MKII used to shoot the DW Spot photos and some absolutely stunning HD video I need to edit and post. Anyway, I'm back baby!
My "Subaru on steroids"...
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My summertime putt around town fuel sipper (83 Yamaha XJ750 that runs a little rough - might be selling to get something a little newer with parts that are easier to find)...
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Sold the TNT Spot and wound up scoring a great deal on a custom color DW Spot that had never been built up. And I'm really digging the way my new British Racing Green DW Spot rides, its truly a Spot that goes to 11.
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The spec is pretty much Homer standard stuff and she sits at 29.28 pounds as pictured with -- King wheels and HS, Lyrik Air fork, X9, LX cranks, Juicy Ultimates, a pimpy gold Woodman post and so on...
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And the part that will become the new Homer bar of choice - the 780mm Truvativ Boobar! The ladies love 31" of aluminum goodness....
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Nice, that green is really working for me.
Liking the shallow depth of field in the bar shot too... My SO really rates her 5D MkII - looks like you're going to have a lot of fun with all those new toys
 

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Excellent colour coordination :thumbsup:

I went with gold finishing on my Iron Glimmer DW Spot. One question, does your CK headset appear to change colour? Mine is definitely gold indoors in artificial light, matching the pedals, seat post clamp, bottom bracketetc, but goes an orangey/tango in sun light.
 

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Thanks for the props fellas!

JN I'm starting to feel like FO - now I just need a blog so people will like me, right?

Swan, the 5d2 is awesome - its a game changer. I moved from a HD video camera and a 40d to something that shoots much better photos and some amazing video - and I'm coming off one of Sony's prosumer HD broadcast cameras. The 5d's sensor just blows away any video camera under $10,000. The ergonomics are a little awkward for video, but with some creative camera support you get used to it pretty quickly. I'm already using it to shoot a short documentary and I'll be in Colorado later this summer to shoot some biking.

Decender - my HS and hubs are about 4 years old and solid gold in any light. But I just bought some spacers and they looked Mango when I put them next to my HS, so I sold them to a friend with a Mango HS and he's happy. Maybe King changed the formula cause they didn't look gold to me? The Woodman post looks real nice next to the hubs and HS though.

P.S. In case anyone is wondering, my frame weighed in at 6.98 pounds.
 

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Kickazz Chris! Welcome back.
The ladies must love the way you show so much post. :D
Sweet ride. I dig the gold seatpost... might have to upgrade my Thomson.:p

Hey man, I've got an FX too. They rock don't they? The outside is much bigger than the curves make it look. We've got a '97 QX4 (Pathfinder) also and believe it or not it's actually smaller. More room inside the QX but it takes up a fair bit less space in the garage. The FX beats the tar out of it at the pedal though. 93 octane and it hauls azz :thumbsup:
 

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Kickazz Chris! Welcome back.
The ladies must love the way you show so much post. :D
Sweet ride. I dig the gold seatpost... might have to upgrade my Thomson.:p

Hey man, I've got an FX too. They rock don't they? The outside is much bigger than the curves make it look. We've got a '97 QX4 (Pathfinder) also and believe it or not it's actually smaller. More room inside the QX but it takes up a fair bit less space in the garage. The FX beats the tar out of it at the pedal though. 93 octane and it hauls azz :thumbsup:
Hey thanks, great to be back!

When I saw the Woodman I thought of you. The only thing about the post is the clamp is kinda wimpy looking, it might not hold up to much abuse. I'm getting a Joplin, so that post is gonna get my SLR saddle and become part of my XC spec. The XL frames just feel too big for me, so I'm still mashing a large with a lot of post.

The FX is great, I bought it right at the end of winter (late April :eek:) and it handled the snow fine. I just wanted something with heated seats, a sunroof, AWD and a traction control system that you can turn off so I can spin the wheels to get through deep snow and up icy hills. I drove a ton of AWD wagon/suv's and I couldn't believe how many struggled to get up my driveway - which is only a slight grade - but the computers kept hitting the brakes when the wheels spun, that was so frustrating. I must have looked like an idiot running a bunch of cars up my driveway over the course of a few weeks. With the VSC off, the FX just plowed right through.

I agree, its much bigger than it looks. When my GF pulls her Civic behind it - the FX looks massive. Its bigger than a lot of its competitors on the inside as well, really wide between the doors. For a bigger guy, I like the width. Some complain about cargo space with the sloped rear window, but with the seats down there tons and I have a Yakima box to go on top so all the cruddy stuff doesn't funk up the fine interior.

Cool beans on the QX, I looked real hard at an 02 Pathfinder LE - which is pretty close to your QX.

I wish we had 93 octane up here, "premium" is only 90. :madman: But it still goes like a banshee when I bury the pedal. :D
 

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+1 on all of that!

The traction control takes the climb outta the FX. It's much nicer and more fun to cut it off. The QX ('97) actually mauls up snowy hills better but that's all it does better. +1+1 on the fuel too. I can really feel the difference in performance going from 83 to 93. The engine must have some kind of sensors because I can certainly feel the throttle response delay, along with the drop in power. Somehow makes me think the ignition timing shifts...wouldn't be at all suprised. With hi-octane that thing is a rocket! Esp for such a big truck.

I had the Highline inside the FX for the first time this w/e... had to take the wheel off to get it in. Linded the car with a sheet for sure!:thumbsup:

Kickass on that DW Spot man. I soo gotta try one.
 
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