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Good decision, but where are the ride pics? :confused:
The Tahoe Rim Trail between Starr Lake and Big Meadows, passes Freel Peak, Jobe/Jobes Sister, on the way to Mr Toads :)

Looking northwest toward Lake Tahoe, Stateline South Shore
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Freel Peak
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This thread is worthless until there are pictures of a filthy bike and at least one skinned knee.
sorry, i will try to crash more often for you...

Love the colour, you're going to have to do something with the red flashes on the forks, the clash! :D
umm... wait till you see the green handlebars that are going on... :p

Screw the house, that shite can wait! We need ride pics!!
only one pic surfaced so far, me f'ing up a line around a tree...



made some setup changes and will be tacking the Northern Jersey rocks tomorrow. :)
 

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sorry, i will try to crash more often for you...



umm... wait till you see the green handlebars that are going on... :p



only one pic surfaced so far, me f'ing up a line around a tree...



made some setup changes and will be tacking the Northern Jersey rocks tomorrow. :)
Do you like it?

I had mine leaning against the bed, my wife got mad when I rolled over and kissed it good night.

Jealous ;)
 

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Do you like it?
ABSOFUGGINLUTELY!!! the bike is fun as f&ck. Wheelies are effortless, and the bike is very spunky. unlike my 29+, i gelled with the Fatillac almost immediately. I made a techy climb yesterday that i never did before. Not sure it was FS related, or just it has a 44T 1st gear. Regardless, it worked better for me :) .

This is my first FS bike, so i have to get used to the "movement" when climbing/pedaling. i will figure it out, just gimme some time...

Haven't taken it on any fast stuff yet. Put a 203 rotor on it today in preparation for some downhillin' later this week.
 

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Mike jinxed me... Had a hell of a crash today, blood was shed...

Pics coming as soon as I get them...
 

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Happy!


about to NOT be happy...


:p
 

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Heh, nice capture though on the camera! Hope it turned out ok.
 

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Rock snake, rare, but deadly.

Be careful out there.

What caused the endo? I can't see anything that would stop the front wheel in that photo.
 

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I could be wrong.
you are right, you ARE wrong... :p

Cliff notes: Hit the rock at speed in 5th gear, but what you can't see in the photo (and i didn't see it either) is a small rock kicker at the base. Hit that kicker with the rear wheel and that was all she wrote...
 

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You are still my hero!
awe... :blush:

so, the first few smaller rides I had on the Fatillac, I ran 220psi in the shock. This was too soft, so on the last ride I fiddled and upped it multiple times settling on 260psi.

Being 195lbs, i figured that was too much psi, so after talking to a few people I tore into the shock to add volume reducers.

The shock had 4 reducers on the upper positive chamber, and 2 reducers on the lower negative chamber.



starting small, I removed the 2 from the lower chamber, and added 1 to the upper chamber.



I reinflated the shock, and this time i ended up at 240psi. I think I may add another reducer to the top chamber, but I want to ride it first.

I have a few rides planned, one being this afternoon. I will report back with my findings... :thumbsup:
 

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There's nothing wrong with using 260psi. That shock has a big air can, so it's whatever it takes.
 
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