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The Lounge / Re: Post your Car/Truck/Motor Vehicle V2.0
« on: November 18, 2015, 11:02:30 AM »
Not sure if I ever posted this, but after selling my WRX i bought an XJ and put a small lift with 31's on it.

That's a good looking rig! Ive been an XJ guy for a long time. I've had 4 XJ's and 1 ZJ.
I'm keeping my eye out for a Forest Service XJ at auction to pick up cheap.
My dad worked for the Forest Service and got new rigs every 3 years. They got a ton of miles but the maintenance schedule on their rigs is really good and done locally.

My WRX is nearly paid off and will probably remain a weekend car. I need a DD while the truck is going through it's "restore". 

The Lounge / Re: Post your Car/Truck/Motor Vehicle V2.0
« on: November 14, 2015, 10:21:22 AM »
I sold my Dodge to a friend after picking up the "holy grail" of Toyota trucks.
1985 Toyota pickup single cab, long bed with the factory 2LT turbo diesel.
A buddy of mine has had it for years, and I had been trying to aquire it for the last 10 years. It finally became available for $2k and I swiped it up.
Brand new 35" KM2's, Yukon 4.88's, Aussie lockers front and rear, transfer case e-brake.
The truck was stolen twice so the interior was stripped of everything stereo related, along with the Warn winch bumper and winch. It needed a bit of work. I installed new LED turn signals flush mounted to the grill, SR5 V6 4Runner big 4 pot calipers and rotors, SR5 1" mastercylinder, stainless lines, new slave cylinder, all new fluids, thermostat, cut and restructured the firewall to clear the tires.
Disc brakes and a proportioning valve out back are on the list of things to get done.
I have a VW TDI intercooler on the way, along with a new aluminum radiator and oil cooler to go on.
I'm going to build a low profile bumper this winter when my parents travel and I can snag their garage.
This summer I'll go crossover steering with a new pump and 2.5" crawler springs, air bumps, and bilsteins. I want to keep the truck as low as possible as it will be the new base for my snowboard/bike/kayak trips and only the occasional hardcore wheeling stuff.
Right now I'm getting 28mpg on 35's.

I still have my 04 4EAT WRX as well. Its in the shop right now getting Eibach springs, some Grimmspeed stuff, new Gates Racing timing belt/water pump/guides/accessory belts. When it comes home, I'm pulling the SRS downpipe and catback to take them in along with my UEL header/up-pipe to have them ceramic coated and heat wrapped.
I picked up some JDM big fog conversion pieces, a JDM carbon trim kit, and some SSR Type-C RS wheels which are currently waiting new paint/decals and some Cooper RS3-S's.
The company the repaired my car after I rear ended a lady put a bent up radiator and fans with epoxied wires instead of the quick connect factory clips back in the car so I'm working to try to get some help from insurance to cover a new cooling system as I've had to be towed home twice because of their work.
I'm undecided if I should paint match the Seibon hood/trunk or strip them back to a UV coated carbon.

The Lounge / Re: Paris
« on: November 14, 2015, 02:26:19 AM »
The BBC reported that the French President was at the stadium prior to the attacks but left to visit the Interior Ministry.
No one seems to have made mention of an assassination attempt and I hadn't seen it reported anywhere other than the BBC/WKOW site, but that can't be a coincidence that there were 2 bombings at the stadium that he was in attendance. 


Not surprising. Doctors and my parents have been tossing around words like anxiety, anti-social, a.d.d., depression, o.c.d. and the sort since I was 10.

The Bike Shop / Re: Anybody ride DH here?
« on: November 08, 2014, 07:52:25 PM »
I sold it on Ebay. It was rad but I didn't ride it enough. Actually if you break it down, I pretty much only ride my trail bike and my commuter bike.

The Bike Shop / Re: Anybody ride DH here?
« on: November 06, 2014, 11:57:29 PM »
I used to race DH but I hung it up last year and haven't felt much like touching it since. I ride everything on my 6" Mach 6 that I do on my DH rig and since I no longer race I don't need the full 8" travel beast.

Last year I was taking my practice runs for the US Grand Prix at Ski Bowl while trying to get through a big ass NASCAR style berm braking later and later. I hooked my rear wheel over the top of the edge leading into the berm and got tossed on my dome. A broken helmet and concussion later, I decided that I stopped having fun racing when I started racing Cat 1 a few years back and I just want to have fun. Luckily the guys filming the event for the Sylvestri caught my crash on video. Have a laugh. I'm the first rider in the video and thats my dust cloud of a slide out.

My beast of burden. I had Scott of Katipo build it for me with my geometry. I got the paint code and brand from Commencal and had it painted. Its a rad bike. Steel it real. Despite not having the desire to ride it, I'll never sell it.

Sell and Swap / Re: Trusted/Un-trustworthy sellers
« on: August 12, 2014, 10:04:36 AM »
Milhous created a great buying experience. He certainly went above and beyond what I asked for. The fork I bought showed up far quicker than I expected. I was cleaning my kayak in the garage when I looked up and saw my mail lady standing there with the package. The fork was well protected/packaged. I imagine that it could have been drop-kicked from the street to my garage and come away without damage.

Thanks Milhous.

The Bike Shop / Re: Frame History?
« on: July 28, 2014, 12:12:59 PM »
I'm a little late to the party but I've owned a ton of bikes so I may as well add to the list. I started riding about 17 years ago at the age of 10. I got a paper route so that I could buy my first BMX bike and not ride my sisters hand me down pink huffy p.o.s. All through middle/highschool I had numerous different frames and would swap them out every day after school and ride something different each day. At 15, I got hired at the local bike shop and I went on a frame sampling frenzy. I had a 6 year period where I pretty much gave up BMX due to a herniated discs, broken neck, the loss of my left lung, cancer and making a push at making a career of racing downhill.

This is not necessarily in chronological order but after 11 concussions my memory is less than reliable, so bear with me. At some point in time I'll make a list of every bike I've ever owned inlcuding road, dj, bmx, DH, MTB, CX and so forth.

Mosh Expert AL
Specialized Vegas TJ Lavin Signature(gold and red yo!)
S&M Dirtbike
S&M Holmes
S&M NG Dirtbike
S&M Challenger w/990 mounts
S&M Challenger with V-mounts
S&M Bennett
Federal Division
Volume Destroyer(I think)..the dual wishbone Jason Enns signature
Federal Nation
Mosh DJ1(9lb frame!)
Mosh Brass
Mosh Method
Mutiny Soldier
Mutiny Undertaker
Haro R1(I think, it was the Nyquist signature after they killed the Backtrail)
Macneil Ruben in Tan
Macneil Ruben in Blue
Macneil Ruben in Black
Macneil Miron
Macneil Bibi
Premium Harrington(still own it)
Premium Team
Kink Fiend
Kink Freebird
Terrible One Ruben 2006 Maas Made(still own it)
Terrible One Byrnes Pre SFA
Terrible One Barcode
Terrible One SFA
Standard STA500 OX Platinum(still own it)
Federal Morrow
Fiend Morrow
Custom Solid(still own it)
United Mothership
Eastern Foetus(If I recall correctly mine was the especially unique press-fit bb version)
Eastern Grim Reaper
Colony Teddy V3
Huffy TL-88 (Todd Lyons bro..)
Gary Fisher Air Bob
Colony Gnarkill(Black with purple splatter paint, I think it was the Gnarkill)
Hoffman Chad Kagy
FBM Angel Of Death
Solid Wasp
Sunday Wave 2
Mirra 540
FreeAgent that was essentially a Specialized Vegas that was painted in Camo
Giant Method 24
Schwinn El Jefe
WTP Osato
There was an FBM that had a milkshake on the seat tube... I had one of those as well.

The Bike Shop / Re: What did you do to your bike today? (v2)
« on: April 06, 2014, 01:51:47 PM »
I tore down my DH bike on Friday so that I could sell the Fox 40RC2 off it. The dude and I both traveled an hour to meet up. It was a great experience. The guy was pushing late 40's he was deaf and his wife was partially as well. I had a good time talking to the pair of them about riding, wrenching, parts and traveling the world to ride.

At first I was kind of bummed that my DH bike would be down without a fork as the Pro GRT race series starts in a few weeks but now I don't even care about missing out. I was stoked to see someone just loving riding as much as I do.

The Bike Shop / Re: What did you do to your bike today? (v2)
« on: February 20, 2014, 12:12:24 AM »
I've been working on getting rid of a lot of my stuff lately whether I sell it or give it away. A lot of the local bmx kids are disrespectful thieves but there are a good few in our scene as well. One of the nice kids and his buddy came into the shop today and mentioned trying to find a used complete bike; I knew I had extra parts so I boxed up a bunch of parts that were still at my parents house along with a spare complete and loaded them up to donate to get him riding. The bike can definitely use some new parts so if whats in the boxes isn't what he's after then there are plenty of parts to sell to buy what he wants. He gets a bike to start riding and I clear out more of my parents garage. Hopefully we can build a bit of goodwill in the local bmx community as well.

The Lounge / Re: PAPOY Spot Finds
« on: February 17, 2014, 09:20:46 PM »
A field the length of a football field stands between my front door and this...

Master and I scoped it out today and made some Quik-crete plans for this summer. We just experience a lot of rain and snow and the ditch flooded. It's clear and dry from every other time I've seen it.

The Bike Shop / Re: What did you do to your bike today? (v2)
« on: January 26, 2014, 12:49:11 PM »
Can we change your name from Master to King?

The Bike Shop / Re: What did you do to your bike today? (v2)
« on: January 06, 2014, 09:31:58 AM »
I slapped a new Mutiny Octad spline drive sprocket and Seth Kimbrough Penumbra Fat seat on my Morrow and got to go for a pedal. Spent some time doing every grind I know on my opposite side, then tried to clean up all my 180 to smith, feeble, ice, double peg tricks while the park thawed out. When it finally dried up and wasn't slick anymore a couple friends and I were trying fakie sliders and adding in a 540 tire tap/cab deal into a little bank. I gave it a few goes and almost had it clean but blew my back out again and ended the day. Now I'm back to walking with a cane and eating Bayer Extreme Back and Body like it's candy.

Bike Gallery / Re: The Bikeguide Barcode build-off thread
« on: November 28, 2013, 12:28:15 PM »
*Fingers crossed that it's not S&M making it*
Personal experience with poor workmanship.

I've had 3 Maas made Barcodes and 2 Maas made Rubens. I've had 2 S&M made SFA's(along with a warpig, dirtbike, ng dirtbike, ng holmes, bennet, black bike, btm, numerous pitchforks, slams and hoder bars).

Both SFA's were so bad that I never got to even assemble them. The brake mounts pointed out and forced the arms to bind at any angle. The bottom bracket was visibly egg shaped. Tom at Empire and Joe Rich took the frames back and made it right. I still love T1 stuff, just not when they are made by S&M
Every handlebar I've ever seen come through the shop from S&M has had the crossbar significantly crooked. The old S&M's were good. The new stuff isn't straight or built with the quality or tolerances they used to be. I'd never buy another.

Bike Gallery / Re: The Bikeguide Barcode build-off thread
« on: November 27, 2013, 10:13:57 AM »
*Fingers crossed that it's not S&M making it*

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