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Offline FACTORe

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What in the heck is this guy rambling about you ask....well My wonderful fiance bought me a $600 giant Yukon my last birthday.  It is a decent entry level bike but I wanted something much more.  So to no hurt her feelings i just upgraded the heck out of that $600 bike.  Upgrades included:

Rock Shox Team Reba 07 forks $500
Truvativ Carbon cranks $350
Truvativ bottom bracket $150
Mavic Wheels $500
Atamo saddle $125
Easton monkey light bar $75
Chris King head set $125
xt shifters and derailers $225
avid juicey carbon brakes $400
Thompson seat post $100
Shimano clipless pedals $85


i was able to do all this without her knowing that i had changed her wonderful present - now a year has gone by and i ordered a frame (santa cruz blur LT) and am going to move these components over - the frame just came in so tonight at flatwoods is the last ride for the most expensive $600 ($3360) bike ever...lol

the only thing that is stock from the original bike is this horribly heavy stem that i am waiting to get rid of after i get fitted for on the new bike.

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Re: the most expensive $600 bike in the world's fairwell voyage tonight
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 08:24:17 PM »
 ;D   It served you well and now hopefully, theres a place for that old Giant frame somewhere in your garage.   Congrats on your new ride. Nice set-up!!!
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Re: the most expensive $600 bike in the world's fairwell voyage tonight
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006, 10:14:37 PM »
so - night riding is a blast - and it was a bit sad - that was the last ride on the giant

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Re: the most expensive $600 bike in the world's fairwell voyage tonight
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006, 10:15:52 PM »
so - night riding is a blast - and it was a bit sad - that was the last ride on the giant

Doesn't need to be.  Just build it back up again.  :-)

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Re: the most expensive $600 bike in the world's fairwell voyage tonight
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006, 02:24:48 PM »
so - night riding is a blast - and it was a bit sad - that was the last ride on the giant

So who did you ride with and what did you think about the whole evening?

You were out of the parking lot and on the road before I returned from the trail.

(and I was not even last off the trails for once)
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Re: the most expensive $600 bike in the world's fairwell voyage tonight
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006, 02:40:07 PM »
Ok!!!!
So everyone should know. Myself, Marcel, Mike and Vinny were the last ones of of the trail. Vinny had a surprise meeting with a tree. He hit that tree so hard, you could here it on Bruce B Downs! So like any good Swampers we stopped and waited for him to stop hobbling before we would leave the woods.

As far as I could tell he seemed to recover fairly quickly, but we cut the pace down to about 8 mph just to be sure.

You should see what that tree did to the mounting for the light that was on his handle bars. We could find all of the remnants. And there is a pretty good mark on the tree.   

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Re: the most expensive $600 bike in the world's fairwell voyage tonight
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2006, 12:26:43 PM »
Trees can be a pain in the butt( and other places )! They always jump out in front of you when you least expect it. I keep having close encounters of the bark kind with that tree by the downhill hairpin next to the water on the technical loop off of Rock Garden ( Franks loop I think). My last one almost put me in the water. Went sliding down head first, still cliped in of course, and was able to grab one of the concrete blocks in time to stop with half of my body off the side. Oh well, stuff happens!

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