My Evil Soverign rides again (lots of pics)

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  1. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    After a one year hiatus, I decided to get off my tush and fix my bike. A while back I stupidly and quite surprisingly stripped one of the disc brake bolt threads on my 3 month old Minute 1 fork (incidentally that fork is for sale here, $80, great if you're running V-brakes no front at all) Soon after that, my rear brake line got a hole in it, work got busy & I just hung it up. Hasn't budged since today.

    So this morning, I pulled it out, bled the brakes and changed one of the lines... checked the bolts and turned a few spokes & it was ready to ride, good as new. Well, it's pretty new anyway since I haven't spent much time on it since I got it.

    I took it out for a quick spin around the block which turned into an hour long ride. I brought it back into the house, had a snack & grabbed the camera to take a couple of pics. 1 hour later, I'd taken a few pictures and ridden several miles! I'm really enjoying this bike. It feels great to be back on a mountain bike again.

    I went a little crazy with the photos. I wasn't getting quite the picture I wanted, so I kept changing locations. It's fun to see the progression as I move the different spots. Enjoy the photos.

    In the Park




    I like this nice red wall


    Powdercoat sparkling in the sunlight


    Like this one... wanted more separation between the bike & the wall, but had nothing to stand the bike against. Love the industrial look :)


    Mmm... blue






    Btw, if you're wondering what the bright blue building is, here's your clue :)


    If you're in Bay Area see me out & about, feel free to stop me to say hello.

    Thanks again to everyone at Evil Bikes that made this possible :)

    - m
     

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  2. cheetaprowlerDH

    cheetaprowlerDH Turbo Monkey

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    sick bike man! nice componentry
    i've always been a fan of Evil's bikes... now even more because i have finally realized how fun hardtails are to ride!


    i'm gonna grab some odwalla from the fridge...
     
  3. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I want a Sov. Nice bike.
     
  4. DirtyMike

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    Ive done that, Manitou has some bolts for hayes brakes just for there post mount 6in systems. there just a bit longer so they get deeper into the fork without bottoming out. At the time Manitou was nice enough to hook me up with a new lower for shipping cost.
     
  5. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks for the info Mike. When it happened, I thought for a minute it might be that the bolts are too long... but they were the stock bolts & I wondered why manitou would design the threads shorter than the stock bolts. Go figure. I'm all set now. Hopefully someone in need of a fork will take it.
     
  6. MikeD

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    Nice! I'm rebuilding mine, too. (rigid again!) Unfortunately, it's gonna have to wait until I'm done moving.
     
  7. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks. I'd love to see pics when you're all done with it.

    And for good measure, the obligatory: STEEL IS REAL ;)
     
  8. jimmydean

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    Sweet ride!
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Beautiful bike dump!
     
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    I got one back in march and used parts from my old bighit, biggest disgrace to that nice of a bike. Over the past months i've been changing parts on it, such a fun bike. Works great for pretty much everything, XC, DS, DJing, park.
     
  11. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    cool... got any pics?
     
  12. Evil Sylvain

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    Great choice of color! ;)

     
  13. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    Your ride looks great! I actually wanted green at first, but they were out... silver was my second choice, but I think I prefer it.
     
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    It actually has to do with the softness of the lowers, in comparisio to the normal adapter used when mounting disc brakes, you dont need as long of a bolt when mounting it to a cromo brake mount, but when mout=nting in a nice soft aluminum, well you know the rest!!!
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Wrong. They're aluminum. I have never seen a steel brake adapter.
    Wrong. Try magnesium.
     
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    jcook90 Turbo Monkey

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    Okay heres mine, I couldn't get pictures earlier because I couldn't find the camera and I was busy changing the cranks/derailleur.

    Heres the frame

    In I believe March

    My first build on it

    Rockin the 24" doublewide on the back and super heavy stupid components, I think it weighed 38lbs or something. I used the parts from my old bighit to build it up (bought a different fork though).


    Mmmm gazzaloddi

    Over the past year I got a set of singletrack rims and new single-ply tires. Then an e-13 (probably going to be an LG1 soon). Still trying to decide what to do about the brakes (a hayes mag and HFX-9), possibly going to put some strokers on them. For christmas I got the XT cranks which drop about a pound, and switched from SRAM to Shimano (I might be one of the few people who prefers Shimano). Also the seat is a piece, I got it for $.99 on ebay so it really can't be argued with.







    Riding the old version


    And hucking the old bike, Sketch 6 footers to nice landings are pretty gnar


    Sorry for any big pictures
     
  17. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    looks good :)
     
  18. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    hmm... thanks for the info.
     
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    Forgive me, Ive had a few. Yeah aluminum and Mag is correct. Same reasoning though, one metal harder than the other.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Cheers. :cheers:
     
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    Want one? If I pour for everyione I have to let Opie to the front, being his Bday and all its only fair.
     
  22. dump

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    hehe... thanks again for the info guys.
     
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    i loved my sovereign, just had to sell it so i could get my heckler though...

    my riding style was increasingly fully so i made the plunge im sure ill want the evil back at some point, great pics dump.
     
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    My do it all sovereign in street mode. Decided to snap a few pictures before it goes back to XC mode tonight.

    (click for full size photos)





     
  26. drkenan

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    This reminds me that I've had a Soverign frame for almost a year now that I haven't built. *sigh*

    I should do that today or something.
     
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    Wow man, nice bike.
     
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    I still want one. Damn, I can never find a long, even a DOC would work from the used market.
     
  29. dump

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    What's the delay?
     
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    Are you in Santa Cruz?
     
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    Me? No, Montreal. I was in the bay until about 8 months ago.
     
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    I've seen that girl in action too. Shredder! Did you fix the freehub body yet?
     
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    Re-post of mine in action upcountry...since rebuilt with a sus fork...
     
  34. dump

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    love this pic!
     
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    Not yet - I found my other wheels - I put them in the guest room under the bed :) Going to swap them out tomorrow and tear the hub apart.
     
  36. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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    in xc-ish mode

     

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    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    That's sweet.

    If I had a silver bike I would lose the ability to stop myself from ordering CK mango-ano headset, hubs, and BB cups...
     
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    How I last had mine set up-dropped the bashguard, new LX cranks, added the sus fork back, new stem and bars...

    She was refused passage on the flight home and is languishing in a case in Africa, waiting to be shipped to DC in a friend's freight shipment. Won't see her till Sept when I arrive in DC for a few weeks; hope to get some fall riding in at Fountainhead et al in the mid-atlantic, maybe down to Charlottesville for a few days.
     
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    too booku?
     
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    It's a fine specimen of Evil Greensnake, but it ain't too goddamn boocoo.