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Oct 23, 2017 at 22:20
Oct 23, 2017
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Mar 9, 2017 at 15:45
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Feb 17, 2017 at 0:25
Feb 17, 2017
dream land.

Feb 16, 2017 at 19:45
Feb 16, 2017

Knolly Chilcotin - Medium

$2000 CAD
This Knolly Chilcotin is the bike that made me a believer. Don't let it's 26" wheels and raked frame fool you, I bent it to my will with a custom 1x10 drive-train, dropper post and voodoo magic so I could grind and curse my way to the top of just about anything. After a quick beer I'd tip this rig over the edge, and crush everything the trail put before me. I detest pedaling, especially up-hill, but this bike makes the suffering worth it. The drive-train is an unholy union of parts that shouldn't work together, but thanks to my mechanic who is trained in the black arts, they do. An X9 derailleur, Praxis 10 Speed Cassette, X7 shifter and Race Face 30 tooth front ring mounted to some manner of battle scared SRAM cranks all conspire to inflict maximum suffering on you as you grind your way to the top of the trail. The Cane Creek Double Barrel has a climbing switch, but the fork is so badass it pre-dates lock-outs. Don't worry, it's time is coming, and it's making you stronger with every pedal. Your friends laugh at you from their 29ers as sweat stings your eyes, but you know they won't fully appreciate the summit. Not like you will. The wheels are Transition Revolution 28 rims, battered from years of rock strikes and steep chutes. I laced them to a pair of amazing Hope Pro2 hubs fully intending them to meet their end at the bottom of some poorly chosen line. But my wizard mechanic taught me too well, and here they sit today, as true as the day they rose from the truing stand when they were born. They refuse to die: exactly what a bike such as this requires. I tried every excuse in the book to try and keep these Hopes hubs, but in the end they just look TOO damn good, I can't bear to take them off. I will be buying another set. The LEV Dropper Post I believe to be the ONLY dropper post in existence which worked correctly right out of the box and has performed flawlessly ever since. It's a rare bird. I thought about taking it with me, but it's become such a part of this machine now that removing it would be asking for bad mojo. This bike has the cosmetic belmishes from being well used but all are superficial. It is a character, it taut me the joy that is the suffering of climbing, and the rewards that come after it. Size: Medium Fork: Fox Float 36 Rear Shock: Cane Creek Double Barrel CS Brakes: SRAM Guide Ultimate Hubs: Hope Pro2 EVO Seatpost: LEV 150mm Bars/Stem: Cromag Fubars OSX/Ranger Drivetrain: SRAM Cranks/RF 30t Front Ring/Praxis 10sp Rear Cassette, X9 Derailleur This ad got a little deep, if it was too much: I apologise. I've been doing a lot of yoga during my recovery from a back injury here and evidently it is having an effect on my state of mind. I've also been reading a lot of William Gibson, have you read any of his work? Dude invented cyberpunk, totally bad-ass. He can totally write circles around most of the Twilight-era garbage that's out there these days. Check out his book "Neuromancer" if you want your mind blown. Anyways this is going off the rails here, I've gotta sell this bike to pay some outstanding debts I owe to dangerous photographers. Message me, we'll make a deal.

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Feb 16, 2017 at 17:05
Feb 16, 2017
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Feb 15, 2017 at 15:20
Feb 15, 2017
Quarq ShockWiz - First Impressions
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billmclane billym's photo
Feb 13, 2017 at 18:02
Feb 13, 2017
a classic

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Feb 11, 2017 at 21:46
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Jan 26, 2017 at 23:19
Jan 26, 2017

Transition TR500 - Medium

$2900 CAD
frame: Transition TR500 size: Medium forks: Fox 40s rear shock: Cane Creek Double Barrel w 450x3.0 Spring drivetrain: Zee cranks w Saint derailleur brakes: Saint bars: Race Face Carbon wheelset: Transition Hubs w WTB STi25 Tubeless rims Trade Criteria: I would consider a trade for some manner of ~250-500cc enduro style MOTORBIKE YOU MUPPETS, that is either road legal, or that I could make road legal. Guaranteed to turn heads and attract ladies on the trail day or night because this frame is so bright it glows in the freekin' dark. It's so bright in fact I couldn't resist buying it in the first place, it sat in the stand for a couple months while I figured out what the heck I was going to do with it. It's setup with 26" wheels 'cause I'm old school like that. The Fox 40s are due for new lowers, they fell victim to over tightening at some point this summer and an allen bolt is now missing out of the axle clamps. But if you're looking to turn them into 650b 40s like I was planning on doing that don't matter much! I was too busy monster trucking the thing through chunder to get around to it. The rims are tubeless ready but, again, I'm old school and couldn't bring myself to run them fancy things. If I didn't ride with extra tubes in my bag I would never have an excuse to stop and talk to people with flat tires and that's the most socializing I get these days. The rear shock is a Cane Creek Double Barrel, fresh from a rebuild, it's even got that fancy sleeve on it to keep your spring from rubbing the shock body. It has an official Cane Creek 450x3.0 spring on it too. The brakes are Saints and I love 'em, but they've put me on my face on a few occasions with those 8" rotors. The bars are carbon because why the hell not, once I made it to needing them I was in way over my head with the build and was hemorrhaging money every which way. But the seat! I know it doesn't look like much, but that seat is worth its weight in gold. That seat came off a retirees road bike and it's soaked with the sweat and experience of hundreds upon thousands of kilometers, which will transfer to you as soon as you sit on it. It is the source of this bicycles power. In fact I might just keep it. We can talk about that I guess. Also it's connected to a carbon seat post, cause I was building a mountain bike not a motorcycle and I had to shed some grams somewhere. Anyways, if you've read this far chances are you're interested, drop me a message and maybe we can drop a few bucks to get those lowers swapped out for ya bud.

billmclane ldhbaker's photo
Jan 21, 2017 at 16:42
Jan 21, 2017
sure cleans up nice!

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