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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. May 6, 2021 at 10:12 AM
    abacall

    abacall Well-Known Member

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    One up most of the time, I sometimes throw the pad on if I use the rack on another car. Both are easy enough, even with the RTT and mid height rack.
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    Have no idea where that could be! Hit me up with a DM, please?
     
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  2. May 6, 2021 at 10:31 AM
    Dr. Doom Says

    Dr. Doom Says Well-Known Member

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    Like the SX Trail? Those were pretty cool.
     
  3. May 6, 2021 at 10:39 AM
    R4D4G4ST

    R4D4G4ST Well-Known Member

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    Tailgate pads absolutely serve a purpose. I've had a bunch of them, and I think I like the EVOC the most. So I do use them a fair bit. Nothing beats how easy they are or the ability to easily carry multiple bikes. But I'm too persnickity about everything to enjoy using them day to day. I keep everything super clean and removing the tailgate pad every time I wanted to wash the truck, I think, is more of PITA than removing the front wheel. (but I don't have Factory 36 fork either).

    I've also noticed that bikes were significantly more stable on the Gen IIs with the flat tailgate. The lipped tailgate on the Gen III causes the bikes tip and roll on the tailgate way worse, which magnifies and focuses rubbage onto a smaller point on the fork tube. And I can't fit in the garage with my bikes on the pad, so after a long ride I had to unload before I could park and go take a shower and enjoy a cold beer. Both bikes are sitting in the rack, in the garage at this very moment, actually.

    So....

    I ordered the "mini stiffys" from a guy on here, then it's just a scrap of aluminum tube and some scraps of aluminum angle, and few slots/holes, some Rivnuts and a set of Rocky Mounts (which I already had). Then I worked with @TMCmakes to build the things that hold the wheels against the bed rails, because wheels bouncing around was not ideal. I think he's planning on making a batch to sell.

    My goal was I wanted to get the bikes in/out without having to climb in the bed, park in the garage with the bikes stowed, the bikes/wheels had to be stable and not bounce around even on long-fast washboardy roads (like shuttling Mag 7 in Moab), it needed to be able to accommodate a Fat bikes 150mm axle, as well as Boost 115mm and my wifes 100mm. And I wanted it to be easy to remove for when the truck does more traditional stuff. So the whole thing comes out with two allen-head bolts.

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  4. May 6, 2021 at 10:41 AM
    113tac

    113tac Well-Known Member

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    I think it was just an SX, I wanna say it had like 100mm of travel. Just a straight up slopestyle bike haha. I want to say it was supposedly one of Darren Berrecloth's old bikes that made its way around pinkbike.
     
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  5. May 6, 2021 at 10:50 AM
    Dr. Doom Says

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    Yea slope bikes are cool. Was riding with a guy with one of the new Polygon ones yesterday. I have a CC helm on the way for my P3 but its going to be kind of a goofy setup, might just bite the bullet and build a slope bike instead.
     
  6. May 6, 2021 at 11:32 AM
    [TACOMA]

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    So much ^This. As inconvenient as removing/installing the front wheels can be, being able to just drive in and park inside the garage is worth it. It wasn't until a older lady, at a local bike path, pulled up and loaded her bike onto her Fiat 500 roof rack in less time than it took me to unload and install the wheel on just two of mine. :pout:

    I'd like to run a hitch mount rack, but maaaan that'll be a long ride. DCLB + 4bikes.
     
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  7. May 6, 2021 at 12:08 PM
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    how do i start a dm?
     
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  8. May 6, 2021 at 12:21 PM
    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    Yeah, I have quick releases. Right now my plan is just to use the QR - and I will probably get a hub mount and bolt it to my garage wall as well, I can't ride at my house/I don't live 2 seconds from trails, so no matter where I ride it's going to be taking the wheel off - so I'll just leave the wheel off, and have a mount on my wall in the garage.

    Man, that thing is sweet! I have to look at my mounting options. Now that I think about it, I'll pull some measurements but I might be able to use extruded aluminum to hold a mount somehow instead. And I did see those wheel holders, I think I'm on the list for one.



    Curve ball for it is I want to have a way to put my BMX back there too, because I'm 28 and want to go hang out with the middle schoolers

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  9. May 6, 2021 at 12:22 PM
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    Click his name and then click “start a conversation”
     
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  10. May 6, 2021 at 12:29 PM
    R4D4G4ST

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    Well, you could get a different fork mount for the BMX. I tried to make my design modular so if a new fork standard comes out, or whatever, finding a replacement piece of angle and swapping it is no big deal because I used Rivnuts and thumbscrews.
     
  11. May 6, 2021 at 12:30 PM
    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    Oh, yeah, but the BMX will fit without taking the wheel off :D Hell, my hardtail is a 26 even that might fit without taking the wheels off. Heck, my 27.5 would fit diagonally without taking the wheel off o_O
     
  12. May 6, 2021 at 12:32 PM
    honda50r

    honda50r Not a Mallcrawler

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    Ok boomer
     
  13. May 6, 2021 at 12:33 PM
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    My Santa Cruz Tallboy came with a WTB Volt, dunno if there are different models but it was probably some cheap OEM version. Best saddle ever. The only touch point on that bike that I haven’t replaced ... still holding up great after 6 years and 6-7000 miles.
     
  14. May 6, 2021 at 12:36 PM
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    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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  15. May 6, 2021 at 12:37 PM
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    1Ups are great, definitely worth the price
     
  16. May 6, 2021 at 12:37 PM
    Malvolio

    Malvolio free zip ties for Stun

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    That sounds amazing.
     
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  17. May 6, 2021 at 12:43 PM
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    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    Bittersweet moment for sure.
     
  18. May 6, 2021 at 1:22 PM
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    2000’ up in 5 miles in direct sun, not much fun. 2000’ down in 5 miles, not bad. Swim in the river, priceless. Unloading bikes back home after 250 mile drive, and finding that my 1Up, which I had checked at camp, was completely loose and held on only by the safety strap, not good.
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  19. May 6, 2021 at 3:40 PM
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    The WTB Pure V (sport/comp/race/ect) is also an older saddle that was very common and crazy comfy. I believe it was a 145 max width though but it felt wider than similar saddles labeled as the same width. Worth a shot for a free/cheap used one.
     
  20. May 6, 2021 at 5:52 PM
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    hey...I am 52, and I still ride my BMX....


    at the skatepark with all of the other 50-something year old dads on their old Hutch's, Mongoose's, Red Lines....

    granted, our kids are out riding, and laughing their asses off at us, but hey...better to be laughed at and active, rather than sitting at home on the couch

    BMX and heavy metal/punk rock shaped my life back in the early 80's...I lived on my bike!! Best mid-life crisis ever!!!!
     
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