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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingAgain View Post
    Just managed to find an Ellsworth Epiphany for someone I met when he came to buy a bike rack from me and said he and his wife wanted to start riding trails. They live out in Bastrop and were thinking just jeep road type stuff but I started to tell them about the wonderfulness of real mtb trail riding... Well... At least... My version of it... Which of course we know doesn't meet the criteria of others here on these threads... And they got very excited about giving it a try.

    But I digress... Now I need to help him find a bike for his wife... A small frame bike, as she's just topping out at around 5'4".

    And... It's got to be in the $$$s budget of around $600.

    26" is absolutely fine. But something nice and fully suspended. Since I found her husband a Epiphany, I can't go below that level, right... You can't do that to your wife who is all in to go riding with you, right.

    A frame is fine... I can help them build it up.

    I have been looking at a Santa Cruz Blur LT frame that's for sale, but I'm hesitant to tell them to pull the trigger because I've not been able to find out much about the Blur online. From what I have found out, it seems that it's a good bike, but needs suspension in the range of 140mm+ to be properly set up, and that might be a little more than she needs at this time. Anyone who is familiar with the Blur and can clue me in would be great.

    Anyway... I know this is a pay it forward thread, but I'm trying to get some more people to enjoy what we enjoy and thought I'd ask for some help.

    Thanks.
    I had a blur and loved it. Was running 140. The bike was awesome on the downhill and amazingly it climbed like a beast. The only reason I don't own it is that I wanted to go to a 29" wheel. If 29ers did not exist I would still own it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    I had a blur and loved it. Was running 140. The bike was awesome on the downhill and amazingly it climbed like a beast. The only reason I don't own it is that I wanted to go to a 29" wheel. If 29ers did not exist I would still own it.
    I'll have to second Austin Bike's endorsement of the Blur lt. I rode his for a week or two and it could handle more than I could give it. And it climbed like an xc bike. 140mm travel on that particular bike would not be too much for a noob as it handles at a happy point between xc twitchyness and slacked out wallower. Very forgiving bike.

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    pay it forward thread

    I have the following available if someone needs them:
    XT 9x3 shifters
    XT 9spd front derailleur - bottom pull, top swing
    XT 9spd rear derailleur - long cage, rapid rise
    9spd cassette - 11t-34t
    9spd chain rings - 22-32-44

    I am looking for some Avid cable brake levers if anyone has some lying around.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingAgain View Post
    Just managed to find an Ellsworth Epiphany for someone I met when he came to buy a bike rack from me and said he and his wife wanted to start riding trails. They live out in Bastrop and were thinking just jeep road type stuff but I started to tell them about the wonderfulness of real mtb trail riding... Well... At least... My version of it... Which of course we know doesn't meet the criteria of others here on these threads... And they got very excited about giving it a try.

    But I digress... Now I need to help him find a bike for his wife... A small frame bike, as she's just topping out at around 5'4".

    And... It's got to be in the $$$s budget of around $600.

    26" is absolutely fine. But something nice and fully suspended. Since I found her husband a Epiphany, I can't go below that level, right... You can't do that to your wife who is all in to go riding with you, right.

    A frame is fine... I can help them build it up.

    I have been looking at a Santa Cruz Blur LT frame that's for sale, but I'm hesitant to tell them to pull the trigger because I've not been able to find out much about the Blur online. From what I have found out, it seems that it's a good bike, but needs suspension in the range of 140mm+ to be properly set up, and that might be a little more than she needs at this time. Anyone who is familiar with the Blur and can clue me in would be great.

    Anyway... I know this is a pay it forward thread, but I'm trying to get some more people to enjoy what we enjoy and thought I'd ask for some help.

    Thanks.
    Did you get my PM about the bike? I have a nice women's Specialized Myka FSR in her size for sale. I can take off the brand new expensive fork to get it at her price point. Even then, it will be a 26 pound womens specific sizing FSR bike. 1x11, 1500 gram wheels, XT brakes, etc

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    I messaged you FJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingAgain View Post
    I messaged you FJ.
    Sorry, My box must have been full. Can you resend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post
    Sorry, My box must have been full. Can you resend?
    I’m interested if he’s not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txn View Post
    I have the following available if someone needs them:
    XT 9x3 shifters
    XT 9spd front derailleur - bottom pull, top swing
    XT 9spd rear derailleur - long cage, rapid rise
    9spd cassette - 11t-34t
    9spd chain rings - 22-32-44

    I am looking for some Avid cable brake levers if anyone has some lying around.



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    I'll take all the 3x9 stuff. I live in NW Austin but will be heading down south tomorrow.

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    Sorry, someone has already spoken for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post
    Sorry, My box must have been full. Can you resend?
    Sent message again... Did you get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingAgain View Post
    Sent message again... Did you get it?
    Yes, let me know if you got my reply

    Quote Originally Posted by Spicewookie View Post
    I’m interested if he’s not.
    Sent you a PM with details as well.
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    Yep... Thanks.

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    I have two Honeywell programmable wall switches:

    https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-Eco...dp/B004AP92N2/

    Ping me if you want them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    I have two Honeywell programmable wall switches:

    https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-Eco...dp/B004AP92N2/

    Ping me if you want them
    Switches are gone.
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    Yakima roof rack + 2 bigmouth trays +3 Boa Trays (fork mounts) round bars, railgrab towers plus extra hardware for the bigmouth trays. NW Austin/Anderson Mill

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsfah3 View Post
    Yakima roof rack + 2 bigmouth trays +3 Boa Trays (fork mounts) round bars, railgrab towers plus extra hardware for the bigmouth trays. NW Austin/Anderson Mill
    I'll take em !!
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    Free 29" tires

    All these tires have been used with Stan's. All are free. Please give these tires another life whether for riding or some artwork.Name:  IMG_1330.jpg
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    • Ikon 2.35" with EXC. Has small hole on the sidewall I've sutured and seems to hold. Has maybe 50% tread life left.
    • Ikon 2.2" with EXC almost new, has small sidewall tear I have not repaired.
    • WTB Nano Raptor 2.1" race tires, these are pretty new.--These are claimed.
    • Specialized Ground Control, maybe 30% center lug tread life left. This is one of the most solid tires I've owned, no seepage, no issues with flats, you can wear it completely down before you have any problems with it. Most of the wear is on the center lugs due to lots of road riding, edge lugs are like new.
    • Aspen 2.1 almost like new except for the thin sidewalls. This may have a little weeping if you go with Stan's, or would be a perfect tire if you still run tubes.
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    Haro V2 bike (I think this is a medium frame)

    I got this free from a friend thinking I'd build it up for my son with better components. I ended up just buying a new bike. I thought about keeping it and building it up as a DJ, but I just have to thin the herd at this point.

    It needs a new rear tire. Has Tektro brakes which seem to be good.

    This could be a pub crawl beater, neighborhood bike, or you can turn it into a DJ. I think the frame is not too heavy (6061 Aluminum) but everything bolted on it seems a bit heavy.

    Bike will go to yellow bike in a week.
    Last edited by AntonioGG; 04-06-2018 at 10:23 AM. Reason: Added frame size

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonioGG View Post
    Haro V2 bike (I think this is a medium frame)

    I got this free from a friend thinking I'd build it up for my son with better components. I ended up just buying a new bike. I thought about keeping it and building it up as a DJ, but I just have to thin the herd at this point.

    It needs a new rear tire. Has Tektro brakes which seem to be good.

    This could be a pub crawl beater, neighborhood bike, or you can turn it into a DJ. I think the frame is not too heavy (6061 Aluminum) but everything bolted on it seems a bit heavy.

    Bike will go to yellow bike in a week.

    Photo(s)?

    If its small enough, I may have a middle school kids who could use it.

    -CJB


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    Quote Originally Posted by CBaron View Post
    Photo(s)?

    If its small enough, I may have a middle school kids who could use it.

    -CJB
    I sent you an e-mail with pics.

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