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Forum: Mountain Biking 06-15-06, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By GreenFix
The only thing special abot a pedal wrench is its...

The only thing special abot a pedal wrench is its thickness. It is narrow enouch to grab the flats of the pedal between the spindle and the crank arm. Your step father probably has the correct size...
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-14-06, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By GreenFix
At the risk of continuing some of the banter on...

At the risk of continuing some of the banter on this thread:

There are many single speeds available for under $1000.

Bianchi
KHS
Kona
Specialized
Cannondale
On-One
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-28-06, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By GreenFix
Looking at your avatar you may be interested in...

Looking at your avatar you may be interested in the soon to be released Haro Mary. You may be all over this, but it caused a bit of a buzz at the aforementioned 29er site.

Of course buying a...
Forum: Commuting 03-12-06, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By GreenFix
Schwalbe marathon Cross 1.75 or big apple 2.0

I have a couple of questions about the schwalbe big apple and the schwalbe marathon cross.

How difficult are schwalbe tires to mount? I am using rhyno lite rims on my commuter, and I am not keen...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-10-06, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,013
Posted By GreenFix
Use whichever finger you are comfortable with. ...

Use whichever finger you are comfortable with. There is not right way to do it. If you are comfortable you will make fewer errors.

I also dislike how slippery brake levers can be. I use...
Forum: Commuting 02-28-06, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By GreenFix
Why? I am not trying to razz you, I am just...

Why?

I am not trying to razz you, I am just curious about your reasoning.

Performance has some semislicks on sale for less than $20. THey have some true slicks for less than $20 and some for...
Forum: Commuting 02-22-06, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By GreenFix
Thanks for the replies. To be more clear, I...

Thanks for the replies.

To be more clear, I have one jacket (a white coat) that I am supposed to be wearing. I might be able to leave that at work, but I am unclear on the availability of locker...
Forum: Commuting 02-22-06, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By GreenFix
Wardrobe

I am going to be starting a new job soon where I need to be presentable everyday (tie, jacket, dress shoes pants, etc.). This is quite different from my current job where pantsw and a shirt stuffed...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-23-05, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,384
Posted By GreenFix
I used deore hubs for a while, and foudn they...

I used deore hubs for a while, and foudn they were fine. I am not a big guy. If you do get deore hubs and destroy the freehub body, it can be replaced. And I believe you can replace it with an XT...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-15-05, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By GreenFix
I do not come around the forums as much as I used...

I do not come around the forums as much as I used to, but I am also a single speeder. I have ridden a geared bike on the trails once in the last year, and I do not plan on doing it anytime soon. In...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-11-05, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By GreenFix
I run an avid disk on teh front and an avid...

I run an avid disk on teh front and an avid single digit 7 on the back of my bike, and it is a great combination. I was running an avid front and an XT linear on the back of another bike I had, and...
Forum: Commuting 10-14-05, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,836
Posted By GreenFix
Has anyone tried the SKS race blades? Are they...

Has anyone tried the SKS race blades? Are they totally useless?

I have an Allez sport ('03) that I use for road riding and commuting, and I would like to throw some real fenders on there. Right...
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-14-05, 06:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,429
Posted By GreenFix
I know this is an old thread, but I just saw it...

I know this is an old thread, but I just saw it and thought I would respond.

I went to a fully rigid bike this year, and I love it. The steering is precise and it climbs like a rocket. I had a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-13-05, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By GreenFix
I think that good tire characteristics for roots...

I think that good tire characteristics for roots and roack would include a soft rubber compound, a high tpi count (for increased deflection), and I am not sure about the tread pattern.

The Karmas...
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-12-05, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By GreenFix
Here is another post that does not answer your...

Here is another post that does not answer your question directly. What PSI are you running? Try lower. If that does not work go lower, if that does not work go lower. If you pinch flat, go a...
Forum: Commuting 09-10-05, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,055
Posted By GreenFix
Wow. Neat to see this old thing revived. ...

Wow. Neat to see this old thing revived.

That spherebright looks like the same technology that is in the DOT reflective paint.

As far as teh bike I was modifying, it went through a coupel...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-08-05, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 963
Posted By GreenFix
Not true for riding. Maximum braking power...

Not true for riding. Maximum braking power occurs just before lock up. Once you lock the wheel, you have significantly less braking power.
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-08-05, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By GreenFix
TLR, Check this...

TLR,

Check this (http://www.mtbr.com/faq/ssfaq.shtml) out to answer your questions.

I could help you out if you gave more specifics. I converted an old scott mountain bike using nothing but...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-04-05, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By GreenFix
Amen to that. Trials riding looks like a...

Amen to that.

Trials riding looks like a lot of fun, but I do not really have the time to develop the skills. Someday.

40 years from now, I'll be the retiree hopping across the benches at the...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-03-05, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By GreenFix
I figured people must have seen that before. I...

I figured people must have seen that before. I am not sure what he did wrong, but I am sure I would not to repeat it. I figure the best way for me to avoid something like that is to avoid trying to...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-03-05, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By GreenFix
Trials?

There was a thread a week or so ago about when not to use your front brake.

This made me think of that thread

http://www.hansrey.com/lessons/crash.mpg

I am pretty sure the front brake had...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-03-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By GreenFix
I am not sure which mavic rims you are running. ...

I am not sure which mavic rims you are running.

On cheapo weinman zac 19s and a no name rim, I have run some IRC slicks, and performance brand slicks with no problem. I weigh 170, but carry a 40...
Forum: Commuting 07-26-05, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,397
Posted By GreenFix
Off road Commute- 33:19 mountain bike On road...

Off road Commute- 33:19 mountain bike
On road Commute- Triple ring roadie

Up and coming wet weather bike- drop bar mountain bike with slicks. In a month my job will be moving, and I will...
Forum: Commuting 07-26-05, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By GreenFix
I had a similar experience a couple of weeks ago....

I had a similar experience a couple of weeks ago. I was riding along at around 20 mph, on the white line, and I could hear an engine coming up close to me and backing off, coming close and backing...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-25-05, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,369
Posted By GreenFix
I agree with Gorsar. You can get great...

I agree with Gorsar. You can get great performance with V brakes. There is a set of Avid SD7 with SD7 levers on sale at pricepoint right now for around $70. I have a SD7 on the front of 1 bike and...
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