Tuesday, April 27, 2010

And It's Done

Pulled the trigger on the replacement fork. Nothing special- 2006 Drop Off 4 but better then what is there now. Of course will get to tinker with it later in a week.

A pic from last years Uxbridge Icebreaker that is now defunct.

It will help me ride better but not to the level of the Ham Chamois.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fork Searches

Oh what fun it is to search for forks. Gone from Dirt Jumpers to either a Z1 FR or a Drop Off. Now it depends on the price including shipping.

Yesterday was a 4 hour ride total. Didn't eat as much as I should have. Today was out at the NIB par helping dig a new line.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dirt Jumper Quest

So far on the fork front looks like the best option is to acquire a Dirt Jumper 1 or 3 from Marzocchi. Bit heavy but one has to make do.

The main reason is it's cheaper then trying to upgrade the springs in the present z!. This is an issue because being soft I am already pretty much half way through the travel before I hit anything. And after some research I have learned my fork set up is way wrong. A stiffer fork is better as it leaves more travel to use when it is needed.

So far looking at two forks to meet the requirements on Pinkbike.

One the wheel front, just laced up the rim to a DMR Revolver hub. I went with the DMR simply because can get adapters to swap that would allow me to use a QR or the new 15mm axle forks. Now I just need to get a DMR in 36 Hole.

Rode the rocks above Fort Henry this evening. May be doing it tomorrow night as well.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hunt For Cross

Yep, I'm on the hunt for a Cross bike. Have found a possible option but will wait to say more later.


Presently getting ready to do a front wheel build next week. Time to learn to do it myself. as the local shops take way to long to do it. Especially since I need a lighter wheelset for the Mistress. Especially since the Paradox has been shelved till next winter.

Presently riding lots and upgrading the Mistress as I can. The next big purchase will be a better fork, due to cost reasons it will be used. Looking at a Marzocchi Z1FR from 2005. Hopefully will get it done before mid May. But it requires me to offload some more stuff I don't need.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Not Neglected

Had no internet at the house for almost 2 weeks. But will be back tomorrow night.