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Old June 30th 03, 04:30 PM
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"Doug Taylor" wrote in message ...
My SS has been out of action all season due to rear wheel problem (axle
snapped). Suffice it to say that I was too cheap to spring for a new wheel
while I was waiting for the LBS to hassle with Spot on a warranty claim.
After 3 months of wrangling, I ended up with Spot paying for a new Paul hub.
Go figure. Hint: I made out like a bandit. I believe SS Hubs in
descending order of quality go something like this: King, Wood, Paul,
Surly, Spot. SS gods correct me if I'm wrong.

So, yesterday was the maiden voyage of the season. Loved it. It is so
light and snappy, and the rigid fork is so precise in the corners. Made all
the climbs, cleaned all the technical; though arms got a bit shakey and
fatigued on descents.

I'll go for the extremes of the dualie and the SS; the middle ground is
vanilla. Back to the dust heap in the rear of the garage for the ht.

I share your joy, Doug. Getting out on those one-trick ponies has no
equal in the mtb world. But I too, am thinking about scrapping my ht
and getting a fairly long-travel double squish just for the more
technical, longer rides, and for the fun of it.


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