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NJ is a great MTB state also.Bikes were my first love, got away from it for a few years, but the past 3 seasons I've gotten back on the MTB quite a bit to stay in shape for ski season, and to tire out the dog.
I think I'm one of like 6 guys left riding 26" wheels.
I'll be doing just that after work today (though just me and the dog, but with how slow I am after 5 months off the bike, probably best nobody is there to witness it).NJ is a great MTB state also.
I do miss being able to go to a local trail after work and ride with co-workers.
Can't get that in the LA area.
That is a sweet Serotta. I worked at a shop in high school (13+ years ago now) that sold Serotta and would drool over their Ti frames on a daily basis.Just heading out. Three days a week. Live off of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) so 62 miles of off road paved trail through the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. I pinch myself all the time as I would fly across the country to ride the ODT. I do gravel on the Forest Roads around here on occasion and mountain bike probably once a month. I have a MTB heaven trail system near me, but like a fisherman I can't tell you where it is.
As an automotive enthusiast I can not afford a supercar, but with bicycles I can get the equivalent. My main bike is a Serotta Ottrot that was rode by US Bicycle Hall of Famer, two time Olympian and 13 time National Champion Wayne Stetina who rode for one of his Masters Champions when Serotta sponsored in 2003-2004. I am quite fond of my bike.
Nice bike. I have the same pump as you do, mounted (of course) in the same location.As an automotive enthusiast I can not afford a supercar, but with bicycles I can get the equivalent. My main bike is a Serotta Ottrot that was rode by US Bicycle Hall of Famer, two time Olympian and 13 time National Champion Wayne Stetina who rode for one of his Masters Champions when Serotta sponsored in 2003-2004. I am quite fond of my bike.
I think the Ottrot was the best frame Serotta made. I sold a few of the them and still have several current clients that bring them to me for service. Ben Serotta stayed at my house one time for a visit to the shop I worked in at the time. The Mei Vici was too expensive and not that much better than the Ottrot.
Just be sure to inspect the rear drop outs. They were pretty thin and I have seen a few crack. And don't forget to change the bearings in that joint, if you have them and not the plugs.
Enjoy the ride!
Maybe next year I'll splurge to a carbon fiber framed bike.
Probably a cyclocross bike, so, the Trek Boone 5 disc looks like a good choice.. which then I can tailor it later for road needs:
50t Rival 1 chain ring
maybe a 10-42t cassette (XG-1150)
Long case Rival 1 RD.
Save the stock wheelset for non-paved road duties.
Road: Custom wheelset (based on Stan's rims and always wanted a Chris king rear hub noise, but they cost so much, so maybe a White Industries XMR) or Shimano or Mavic tubeless road wheelset