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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ccallen, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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    BigAirGar

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    FAT BIKE season in full swing finally !
     
  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    Word! Here's what I'm working with these days (since been lifted + fridge installed)

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  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    So sick! Hopefully shredding some snowy single track tomorrow.
     
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  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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    Hell yea, that’s a sick setup! Love it dude, that truck is ready for some MTB adventures.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    FirsandFire

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    I really need to get one of these things.... hopefully my wife won’t kill me when another bike happens to show up in the garage.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    Oh it's served me well.

    Fears, Tears and Beers in Ely, NV
    Twin Falls / Driggs, ID
    Hurricane, UT
    RAMPAGE!!!
    Moab, UT
    Durango, CO
    Many a Park City weekend run
    Brian Head, UT
    Fruita / Grand Junction, CO
    Many of the UT Gravity Series Races

    Planning trips to:
    Bootleg + Red Rocks, NV
    Moab / Hurricane / Fruita repeats
    Maybe JH with some buddies?
    Doing a big Canada trip this summer, and REALLY debating bringing my Bronson (hitting Fernie, Kamloops, and Kelowna on the way home)
     
  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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    Damn dude, I need to get in better shape lol. That’s great! Perfect rig to check out all those epic spots and camp out afterwards.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM
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    Debadged, Leveled, Leather Int, TRD Pro Grill & Wheels w/Nitto G2's, A.R.E. Z-Series shell
    Today was all about fabricating a new fixture that would hold our Calfee tandem upright with the front & rear wheels removed so it could be carried inside the now covered bed of the Tacoma. Since 2001 we've had a couple of K1500 Suburbans and the 2006 Tundra that could carry our tandems with just the front wheel removed and placed in a fork holder to keep it upright and stable, but the Long Bed Tacoma is also the Narrow Bed Tacoma so the rear wheel now needs to come off as well to get the tandem in the covered bed. I made a similar fixture for my '89 Toyota SR5 X-Cab with it's high-top/rear door Brahma shell, but the A.R.E. shell I bought is a low-profile Z-Series, so I needed a new, low-profile fixture.

    Anyway, I found the materials I needed for my new design last night and I headed out to the garage this afternoon to fabricate the tandem transportation fixture. My materials of choice were a 1" x 4" x 8' piece of oak and a few PVC plumbing fittings that I cobbled into a boom tube cradle. The cradle's base was about the only tricky part since I needed to create a recess around a center hole in a wood block that would hold a PVC plug threaded into another PVC fitting through the wood block; this was how I decided to mate the dissimilar PVC and wood materials together. Once the block of wood was attached to the center support of the fixture, the PVC plug became hidden from view and the other fitting is where a PVC T-connector would attach to the fixture after I shaved-off the top-half of the pipe: instant boom tube cradle!

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    After that it was just a matter of attaching the fork mount and two cross supports to the center support so the fixture would stand upright. A wheel holder went on the left-rear half of the cross support which is where the rear wheel of the tandem goes once it's removed. There's a padded piece of material that goes in the cradle and a bungie chord that holds the tandem's boom tube to the boom tube cradle and that's it.

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    I may replace the bungie with some velcro straps and I need to permanently affix the padding to the boom tube cradle after sorting out the tie-downs. I may also add a second wheel holder for the front wheel just so the tandem is fully self-contained on the fixture. But, other than that, it fixture is done and it works as intended. It takes an extra minute or two to get the tandem out of the truck and ready to ride vs. just rolling it into the Tundra with only the front wheel removed, so not a huge change.

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  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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    I ride with much better dudes than I, so "riding shape" is a relative term. Being 26 helps.
     
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  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    Sick..
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  11. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    I am far too poor for tone of those tray's but you're really making a hell of a sales pitch.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:45 PM
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    FirsandFire

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    Bootleg Canyon is a blast but the cactus...... Jesus, the f-ing cactus!! :tumbleweed: I had a spike stuck in my pinky knuckle for about 6 months hahaha
     
  13. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    LOL, I just watched the singletrack sampler last night where he got skewered by that yucca plant and was picking all those cacti out of his tires :rofl:
     
  14. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:53 PM
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    I have a video of a buddy of mine throwing a tantrum after his 3rd flat of the day and a crazy thunderstorm rolling in. (It sucked, but it was funn looking back on it). He kept saying “I move across the country to SoCal where the beautiful weather stays year round and now it doesn’t stop raining, to top it off I’m in the middle of the desert with a flat tire and... stuck in a rain storm!
     
  15. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:55 PM
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    LOL, I know the feeling. First rain of the year 2 seasons ago happened an hour before my super D race run. Goggles were gunked up 3 pedals in and was the slickest, scariest ride I've had in my life...on a course I got to ride ONCE EVER before the rain. Still came in 4th (out of more than 4)









    It was 5, and he DNF'd :D
     
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    That’s how I felt riding “ride don’t slide” in Whistler. It was super wet, slick, fast and terrifying but was one of the most fun trails I’ve ever ridden. It wasn't a race but with how wet the roots and rocks were I was thinking “just make it down”. I may head back up there this summer. Hopefully I can tackle it in the dry and really have a blast.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    I went back 2 weeks later and did the course in the dry. No big deal. Funny how dry vs slick makes stuff so much harder. Esp mandatory wood features.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2019 at 3:09 PM
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    FirsandFire

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    You ever ride Keystone Bikepark in Colorado? A little greasyness makes the sketch about 10x more intense hahaha. I hate wet wooden features, there is no changing your line once you commit. Keystone may also be THE rockiest place I have ever ridden a bike. Insane when you watch an EWS race on that mountain and see the speeds they’re going.
     
  19. Jan 11, 2019 at 3:11 PM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    All the Colorado parks are on my list. As is Angelfire. They all looks sweet!

    Pisgah was pretty rocky. Really got my attention coming from relatively buffed northern Utah.
     
  20. Jan 11, 2019 at 3:17 PM
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    I may hit Pisgah this spring. Trestle in Colorado is a blast too if you make it out there, well worth it. Super long runs from the top to the bottom. I hear you on the trails in Utah. I have a couple buddies in SLC and when I went to visit them I was in heaven. (Minus Puke Hill on the way up the crest trail)..... That sucked big time lol
     

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