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  1. #1
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    Welcome to my Lobster, it's my first MTB ever

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    I'm going to take her out later today and I'm looking forward to it Our plan were that she was going to have 650B wheels both on the front and rear. But the frame was to small for a 650B rear wheel So now there's a lousy temporary 26" wheel on the back and a nice 650B wheel on the front.


    There's a new Selle Italia Diva gel flow saddle and Ergon grips on my bike


    Last edited by Devold; 11-26-2012 at 05:22 AM.
    2010 Rock Lobster - mtb converted to commuter bike
    2010 Kona Dr. Lisa - commuter
    2011 Titus Rockstar 29er - Full suspension

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    It's a new world for me, it was an enchanting ride in the forest

    2010 Rock Lobster - mtb converted to commuter bike
    2010 Kona Dr. Lisa - commuter
    2011 Titus Rockstar 29er - Full suspension

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    What fun, and a great name for a mountain bike! Congratulations! Any reason you can't keep the wheels as they are? I know a couple of other riders who ride 650 on the front and 26 on the rear, and they don't seem to have a problem with this on the trail.

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    Congrats! Lovely bike. I'm also a new mountain bike rider.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    What fun, and a great name for a mountain bike! Congratulations! Any reason you can't keep the wheels as they are? I know a couple of other riders who ride 650 on the front and 26 on the rear, and they don't seem to have a problem with this on the trail.
    Yeah we've named her Lobbi

    The combination with the 2 wheel sizes is fab But the standover height is unfortunately a bit high on my frame. I think it will work, though there aren't much clearance, when both my feet touch the ground. My BF will lower the fork travel from 100 mm to 80 mm if the SH leads to problems. The 650b wheel is very easy to ride, because it rolls over larger objects without any problems.

    I definitely get why some ride with this combination, as you mention

    The rear 26" wheel is a wheel from a very low end bike and that's why I want a better rear wheel. It's a pity to ride with a high end hub on the front and a heavy cheap hub on the rear I think I love bikes that roll well
    2010 Rock Lobster - mtb converted to commuter bike
    2010 Kona Dr. Lisa - commuter
    2011 Titus Rockstar 29er - Full suspension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Congrats! Lovely bike. I'm also a new mountain bike rider.
    Thanks Your Gary Fisher is a beaut, I love all the colors
    2010 Rock Lobster - mtb converted to commuter bike
    2010 Kona Dr. Lisa - commuter
    2011 Titus Rockstar 29er - Full suspension

  7. #7
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    Re: Welcome to my Lobster, it's my first MTB ever

    Congrats! MTBing is very addicting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devold View Post
    My BF will lower the fork travel from 100 mm to 80 mm if the SH leads to problems.
    The fork on my new El Mariachi 29er can be set at 80 or 100mm. We reduced it down to 80, since I don't actually *need* 100mm on our terrain. I had decent standover with 100, but it's even better at 80.

    Nice bike. So shiny!
    Kirsten
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    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

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    Oooh, pretty bike! Are they still made?
    Emily

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    2004 Bike Friday Petite Pocket Crusoe - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    The fork on my new El Mariachi 29er can be set at 80 or 100mm. We reduced it down to 80, since I don't actually *need* 100mm on our terrain. I had decent standover with 100, but it's even better at 80.

    Nice bike. So shiny!
    It sounds like I would win some by reducing my fork also But I need to ride the bike a bunch of times before deciding I think. The El Mariachi is a very nice bike

    Quote Originally Posted by emily_in_nc View Post
    Oooh, pretty bike! Are they still made?
    It's not the custom version. We bought it from UK. It's a 15" from 2010 and we got the last one It was on sale and the price was under 300 dollars for the frame
    2010 Rock Lobster - mtb converted to commuter bike
    2010 Kona Dr. Lisa - commuter
    2011 Titus Rockstar 29er - Full suspension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devold View Post
    It's not the custom version. We bought it from UK. It's a 15" from 2010 and we got the last one It was on sale and the price was under 300 dollars for the frame
    Nice -- lucky you! I did a quick google search and didn't see any for sale immediately so wondered if it was a discontinued model. Did not notice you were located "across the pond".

    Enjoy the Lobster!
    Emily

    2011 Jamis Dakar XC "Toto" - Selle Italia Ldy Gel Flow
    2007 Trek Pilot 5.0 WSD "Gloria" - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow
    2004 Bike Friday Petite Pocket Crusoe - Selle Italia Diva Gel Flow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devold View Post
    It sounds like I would win some by reducing my fork also But I need to ride the bike a bunch of times before deciding I think. The El Mariachi is a very nice bike
    I rode mine a few times at 100mm and haven't really noticed any difference in feel/handling since it was dropped (I don't think I'm using all the travel, as is. I need to put a cable-tie on a stanchion tube to see what I'm fully using). It makes me a bit less upright, which is good. I have relatively short legs and like to be less upright. I feel more stable, that way.
    Kirsten
    run/bike log
    zoomylicious


    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

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    Welcome to my Lobster, it's my first MTB ever

    My Lobster is being converted to a light commuter bike with two 650b wheels with Conti Tour Ride 42c tires

    I don't need a hardtail, because I've got my FS bike.

    I'm so excited - the weather needs to be a bit warmer, before I take her for a ride

    When I've got enough money, I'm going to buy a rigid carbon fork for her
    Last edited by Devold; 12-19-2012 at 09:59 PM.
    2010 Rock Lobster - mtb converted to commuter bike
    2010 Kona Dr. Lisa - commuter
    2011 Titus Rockstar 29er - Full suspension

 

 

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