Chris King Ti headset question

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by DarkRider, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. artmichalek

    artmichalek New Member

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    Yes, I'm really broken up that my hand built titanium frame (MADE IN THE USA, for those who care) cost a fraction of a Moots. Perhaps some day I'll have that opportunity.

    Not a "hater", just terribly amused.
     


  2. DarkRider

    DarkRider New Member

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    I am genuinely happy that you chose a US Made frame, I commend this, and it was a MAJOR reason why I chose this bike over many others I rode.. But you still don't need to be an arrogant jerk.
     
  3. DarkRider

    DarkRider New Member

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    Thanks for your colorful and interesting reply... First off, yes.. post a pic of the beast... l'd love to see it!

    Second, the rebuilding of a bike every 1-2 years is something a few pro-bike shops told me they do.. It's kind of like a car.. you can either change the oil every 13000 miles, and the transmission fluid never as the owners manual says.. or you can change your oil every 6500 miles, and the transmission every 25000 and have it last 2-3 times longer... it is after all YOUR car... For the lousy $50 it's going to cost me, I'd sooner err on the side of over maintenance.
     
  4. Adam-from-SLO

    Adam-from-SLO New Member

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    Drive train is one thing - very good idea to constantly maintain. A BOMBPROOF King HS........ , as many people do- even racers- weekend warriors, etc. ......... its not majorly imparitive to uninstall/clean/reinstall . If you do it once every 1-2 years, really its a waist of your time.

    Its not a good idea to compare bikes, to automobiles :eek:
    Autos tend to need WAY more maintainence then a well put together bicycle(cars tend to be put together mostly by machine(except maybe a first generation M3 :) ), tightening screws, etc.. ...... plus they are resource hores/junkies :) , as opposed to bicycles- that are very low impact on the environment.

    I'll post a good pic. of my MTB in about 1 month, after I put on real MTB knobby tires- so its properly represented as a MTB( I currently have a pair of Specialized Fat Boy 1.25" tires Thanks again Paul !!!!!!!!!!!!!! , w/Air-B latex tubes- Thanks Sunstorm Cyclery....... !!

    Here is a run down of how my MTB is composed:

    *2001 Seven Cycles Sola- 3/2.5 Argon Butted Ti. oversized tubing 18" C-C
    *Marzocchi 2005 Marathon XC Fork.... very, very nice ;)
    *SRAM 9-speed through out, X-7(shifters), X-9(Cassette, R.Derailleur)
    *Race-Face Turbine-Forged Isis/ Standard Crank- siver w/Race Face SGX BB
    *Avid Ultimate V-Brakes , Avid Single Digit 7 Ti. brake levers
    *King Silver HS
    *White Bros . Ti. Riser bar 1" , Kore Aheadlite stem-silver
    *Syncros Hardcore Seatpost, Selle Italia Prolink Trans-Am Ti/Carbon saddle
    *F.Wheel:King silver/ Mavic 517 Ceramic 32-hole butted DT spokes/Brass nips ;)
    *R.Wheel:XTR hub / Mavic 517 Ceramic 32-hole butted DT/Brass Nips
    *Shimano XTR 952 Front Derallieur , Shimano XT chain
    *Ellite Cussi Stainless Steel-hollow cage
    *ODI Rogue clamp grips

    Not so sure how much this beast weights ....... like I care ;) I just ride baby !!!! My plan, is to get real good at X-country MTB , enter some races-hopefully do well, make a name for myself- then possibly one day be able/get offered a spot to try out on a pro- Road bike team :D
     
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