Friday, August 15, 2014

Fatback/Surly wheelset.

I built this wheelset for Jeny last winter.

Fatback import hubs (135/170) with their sweet-as thru-bolts included.  9mm front, 10mm rear--will fit any QR fork or frame.

Surly Rolling Darryl rims in impossible-to-find purple.

Laced 3x using DT Swiss SuperComp triple butted spokes and red DT Prolock alloy nips.

Finished off with red rimstrips and a pair of Surly Bud/Lou tires.

Note (above) that the outer row of edge knobs has been trimmed off the rear tire--it wouldn't fit her frame otherwise.

160mm Avid rotors included.

She rode these wheels about a dozen times, on snow, for maybe 200 miles (probably a lot less) total.

They are true, round, and dished as-new.

The purple Surly rims were very limited production, and have been sold out for over a year.

This wheelset, including tires, would cost north of $1200 new.

Selling this barely ridden wheelset for $800 shipped.

Don't hesitate:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Purple Fut.

Selling a set of *tubeless* fat wheels.

Sun Ringle recently brought their MuleFut rims to market, ushering in the age of turn-key tubeless fat.

I laced this set of MuleFut's to Salsa Conversion hubs in purple, using DT Swiss butted spokes and purple DT Swiss alloy nips.

Salsa skewers are included, as are conversion end caps to run the front at 15mm, or the rear at 12 x 177.

The rims are taped and valved for tubeless, and the 120tpi Husker Du tires shown are already seated and holding air on the rims.  You simply need to install sealant (through the valve is easiest) and away you go.

This set is on special this week for $900 shipped, exactly as pictured above with tires, skewers, and conversion end caps.

Need 150mm end caps for Bluto?  Sure--add $22 to the total.

Need an XD driver for the rear hub?  Sure, add $105.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Lenz Milk Money for sale.

Size small, polished finish, excellent condition.

4" front travel, 3" rear.

Pics tell most of what you need to know.

Yep, Pushed..

Aluminum valves even!

Wheels and tires are brand new--I laced them yesterday with DT butted spokes and alloy nips.  Tires are tubeless with sealant already installed.

Syntace carbon bars, stem, and ESI grips are also brand new, never ridden.  Bars are 720mm wide.

Saddle is new.

Hard to see, but yes that is a King NoThreadSet.

As built it is sized for someone in the 5'4" to 5'5" range.  Can easily fit up to 5'8" with a taller/longer stem and post.  Happy to swap in a longer/taller stem if you already know this 40mm version is gonna be too stubby.

Gearing is 29 x 21 = 1.38 ratio = 40 gear inches.  On the low side if your trails are fast and smooth, just about right if you live where there are mountains.

It has the usual scuffs and scrapes and cable rub spots that you'd expect on a used bike.  The only spot that is worthy of mention is pictured below--a teeny little dent in the non-drive-side seatstay.

I asked Devin Lenz if he thought it merited concern or action, and he said 'Nah--don't worry about that little thing'.  

He also made clear that he could replace that seatstay if I wanted, but he didn't see the point for something so trivial.

Cost is $2800.  That assumes local pickup in Grand Junction, Colorado, or delivery to Denver, Durango, or anywhere in between.

Want it shipped?  Sure thing--I'll box and pad it and have Fed Ex Ground drop it on your doorstep.  Add $120 for this option.

Pedals not included.

Previous owner rarely/never used the remote fork lockout, so I removed it from the bike.  It is included with the sale, so you're covered if you know you'll use it.

Awesome bike.

Need it?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Light, wide, fat.

Choose all three.

My friend Brad has a penchant for tinkering: Witness the frame, fork, and rims on his bike.

Notice anything about the rims?  They are Surly Clownshoe rims, but Brad put them on a diet--carving 200g off of *each* rim without compromising stiffness or strength.

Admittedly it's kinda hard to see since my rims are still black, but Brad also hogged out the rims on this wheelset:

I laced them back in December but, for many reasons, only rode the front 3 times and the rear not at all.

The spec is as follows:

Origin8 front Bluto-compatible hub, 15 x 150mm, 32h.
Borealis rear 197 XD hub, 32h*.
DT Swiss Revolution 1.8/1.6 butted spokes, silver.
DT Swiss Prolock alloy nips, black.

*Rear can be QR or 12mm, and XD or 10 speed.  Please specify.

Alligator stainless rotors (180f/160r) are included, with ti rotor bolts.

Tires are the ubiquitous Surly Bud/Lou.  Front is tubeless and has been so since January.  Rear is tubed.

Tires are virtually new--no visible wear anywhere.

As pictured here, including Brad's machine time. this is a $1700+ setup including tires and rotors.  

Selling the set, shipped to the lower 48, for $1200 all-in.

Only have the one set--don't hesitate.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Things that go up, and down.

DT Swiss XR Carbon rear shock.  Size is 6" x 1.25", or 152 x 31mm.

Used 3 or 4 times, then shelved (for something with platform) for ~2 years.  Just rebuilt @ DT Swiss with fresh seals and oil, and here you are.

Includes 22.2 x 6mm reducers.

These were ~$1000 when introduced, eventually reduced to ~$600 new.

This one looks and effectively *is* brand new.

$150 shipped.

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KS Supernatural 30.9 Dropper Seatpost 300/75mm with Remote.

What you see is what you get.  Holds air, goes up and down smoothly, micro-adjust two-bolt head holds your seat tight.

Used ~3 months on my gf's bike.  

Has minor surface scratches at the top of the slider.

Great for smaller frames or shorter legs.

These go for $300+ new.  

Selling this one for $125 shipped.

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RockShox Vivid Air in 200 x 57, MM tune.

Will fit a Banshee Prime, among others.

Ridden a handful (maybe 20) times since new.

Incredible performing shock, I just don't have any bikes that it'll work on these days.

$300 includes shock pump and shipping.

Reducers not included, sorry.

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Need it?



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

LenzSport PBJ "Park Bike".

Previous buyer bailed, so it's back up for sale, with price reduced.

This is my park bike--A LenzSport PBJ in size M.

I built it to ride Crested Butte and Winter Park all summer, then to take to Whistler in the fall.  That's basically what 'bike park' means to me: CB in the early season to get back on the horse, WP in the heart of the summer to get back up to speed, then game on at Whistler in the fall when the bike, body, and mind have been dialed.

I built this bike to be as light as possible without sacrificing durability.  I chose each part specifically because I've built a relationship of trust with that part through the years.  I know I can ride this bike as hard as I want, all day long, all season long, and not have to worry about something breaking and taking me down with it.

I sent the Dorado back to Manitou for an overhaul this winter.  Came back crisp, clean, and smooove--ready for a full season of ripping.  180mm of super tunable travel.

This bike was ridden five times last summer.  Five.  Two of my main DH riding partners wadded themselves up good and proper early in the summer, and by the time they'd healed up I'd moved on to other ambitions.

This summer I'm moving on early: Jeny and I have lots of travel plans coming together, such that it's obvious we won't get to 'ride park' more than once or twice.  Other priorities, and there's no sense keeping this bike around into 2015 if it's not gonna get used in '14.

X.9 10 speed trigger, ESI Chunky grips.

Brand new parts this spring = ENVE DH bars, Hayes Prime Comp brakes, Ashima 8/8 rotors, SRAM X9 10 speed shifter, chain, and shorty rear der, Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 dual-ply tires, and both wheels.  New as in never been ridden.

Rims are Stans Flow EX, hubs are DT Swiss 440, Spokes are DT Swiss butted, nips are DT Prolock alloy.  DH casing tires are set tubeless with a 60/40 blend of Stans and Tubeless Slime.  WTB aluminum valves.

Front is 36h because it's a DH bike.  Rear is 32h because it's 150 spaced and with a shorty freehub body.  Basically it's the most indestructible rear wheel on the planet, overkill for almost anyone.  This is achieved with monstrous flange spacing--look at the pic below to get an idea.  You might be able to dent or flatspot this wheel if you ride like a hack, but I doubt *anyone* could fold it up.  Skippy has been trying to wad his (identical) rear wheel up for years, unsuccessfully.  He knocked himself unconscious and ended up in the ER last summer by repeatedly landing whips sideways, but his wheel is still round and true.

Shorty freehub means an abbreviated cassette.  This is a 12-14-19-23-28, mated to a Wolftooth 32t direct mount narrow/wide ring up front.  I've learned that I almost invariably end up in my 32 x 12 at the bottom of every run, regardless of run or even park.  So I created this 'short stack' cluster to give me a few options for transiting across the mountain and even a bailout 28t for short, punchy climbs.

Between the clutch rear der, MRP guide, and n/w ring, that chain ain't coming off.

Answer -One DH stem keeps the bars where they oughta be.  Ti hardware gratis.

Headset pushed in upside down, just because. 

Tire specs in bold, right there on the sidewall.

Carbon spacers and a ti bolt piercing the top cap.

Syntace P6 carbon post in 30.9.  Cut way short.

Prime Comp brakes are simple, powerful, and proven.  Ashima 200mm rotors, Ti hardware.

Vivid Coil in 200 x 57, MH tune, with a 600# RCS ti spring.  The rear of this bike gets 178mm of buttery smooth, bottomless travel.    

Overall this bike weighs 34.88# as pictured.  Pedals are included in that weight, but are not included with the sale.

I spent a rainy weekend last month getting this bike dialed in for the fast approaching park season.  It is dialed, quiet, tight, and light.

A closer look at our schedule for the summer revealed that I simply won't have time to use it, and I don't want it sitting here taunting me if I can't ride it.

The oldest parts of this bike are 5 rides old.  The newest (as listed out above) are brand spanking new.  Not much more to say but that it's in impeccable condition.  

Look closely in the pics and you can see that there are bits of dust and dirt in the hard to reach places.  That's because I clean my bikes by hand--never powerwash them--and I'm not too worried about dust in the crevices.

This bike would cost well in excess of $6500 to assemble as I have here.  Selling it for $3750 including ground shipping anywhere in the lower 48.

But wait--there's more!  I'm throwing in this Vivid Air R2C for those days when an air shock is the right call:

Will deliver to any bike park in Colorado, no extra charge.

Don't bother with lowball offers, please--this price is more than fair.