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Forum: Mountain Biking 07-27-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By dminor
The way they spec'd Boardmans with Ritchey...

The way they spec'd Boardmans with Ritchey components, I have to think the wheelset is all-Ritchey . . . i.e - Ritchey hubs too. At that time all Ritchey and Syncros hubs were sourced out of the same...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-21-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By dminor
Steel cups on the Team; alloy cups on the XR. ...

Steel cups on the Team; alloy cups on the XR.


Just be aware that, unless things have changed, Howitzers use the same damnable bearings that FSA and Race Face use in their external BBs - - 6804...
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-15-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By dminor
Like a boat anchor. Get a real mountain bike...

Like a boat anchor. Get a real mountain bike saddle.
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-01-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By dminor
Sneak over the border and see Shane for an SB6C....

Sneak over the border and see Shane for an SB6C. There's a reason that SB is short for Super Bike. I absolutely LOVE my SB66; everyone I know with an SB6 loves theirs. EVERY iteration of the SB...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-03-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By dminor
I guess that wasn't fair - - I forgot about that...

I guess that wasn't fair - - I forgot about that aspect of it. I'll take that post down.
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-29-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By dminor
With the square seatstays and top tube cable...

With the square seatstays and top tube cable routing, it reminds me a lot of a Jamis Komodo.
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-28-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By dminor
Ooooh, I've been told. You took a whole...

Ooooh, I've been told.

You took a whole paragraph of Bike Forums server space to whine about the manner in which I reacted to your silly initial statement? Wow.
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-28-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By dminor
People decrying modern engineering that improves...

People decrying modern engineering that improves riding = ridiculous.
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-28-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,147
Posted By dminor
Speeeeeeed Holzzzzzzzzzzzz! ...

Speeeeeeed Holzzzzzzzzzzzz!

http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/dorrtoys/DSCN0564_zpsdbd9be22.jpg
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-28-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By dminor
http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/f9/f9eac58da5bb92babcf...

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/f9/f9eac58da5bb92babcf094e1ebe56f4c70d6f93963be2e56db755a39eeec6210.jpg
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-20-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By dminor
:rolleyes: Oh for pity's sake. we're not talking...

:rolleyes: Oh for pity's sake. we're not talking putting an 8" dual-crown on it.

OP - - You should be just fine, as long as you stay reasonable. We did that for my wife's hybrid a few years ago -...
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-14-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By dminor
I suspect it's a house brand but could not...

I suspect it's a house brand but could not remember for sure and was too lazy to research, so did not want to say it.
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-13-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By dminor
Seriously? Ya, real obscure name...only former DH...

Seriously? Ya, real obscure name...only former DH World Champion Sam Hill is riding for the Chain Reaction Cycles/Nukeproof team.
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-04-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By dminor
My LBS has a bin of cheap take-off dingers for a...

My LBS has a bin of cheap take-off dingers for a couple bucks. I run one of those; works fine.
Forum: Mountain Biking 04-01-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By dminor
Get your priorities straight - - toy-hauler RV....

Get your priorities straight - - toy-hauler RV. then you have room for the dirt bike and grocery-getter too ;)

http://www.rvweb.com/rvimgs/four_winds/1098302614772/2005_fun_mover_liftgate.jpg
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-31-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By dminor
But still ridiculous. As with so many popular...

But still ridiculous. As with so many popular bike components, price is set on a 'what the traffic will bear' basis but they are way outpriced for what they are.
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-31-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By dminor
Do you care whether it's hydraulic or mechanical?...

Do you care whether it's hydraulic or mechanical? Lever or remote cable?

RSP Plummet - - if you can find one - - is one of the more intriguing, economical mech. posts I've seen. Specialized...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-25-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By dminor
"...and complexity of a front derailleur and...

"...and complexity of a front derailleur and multiple chainrings . . . ."

I hate front derailleurs but, all the same, I don't think I've ever seen 'complexity' and 'front derailleur' used in the...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-25-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By dminor
Bad enough on the road - - don't need the woods...

Bad enough on the road - - don't need the woods full of spandex fairies.
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-22-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By dminor
^^ Simple, efficient. I prefer types like that...

^^ Simple, efficient. I prefer types like that Softride with the locator strap. with just one or two bikes, they do tend to wander a little sometimes without it.
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-21-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By dminor
Hurricane makes their ForkUps adapter for 15mm: ...

Hurricane makes their ForkUps adapter for 15mm:

https://www.hurricanecomponents.com/

But you don't really need to get too fancy or even take the front wheel off with a pickup. Shuttle pad works...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-16-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By dminor
OK, here we go: BB drop pretty much the same...

OK, here we go:

BB drop pretty much the same (maybe 1 mm diff depending on frame size)
Chainstay 447 Raven; 440 BF - - they've shortened it up to make it a bit more nimble likely
Head angle...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-16-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By dminor
The days of worrying about carbon fiber are long...

The days of worrying about carbon fiber are long gone.

I personally would probably go with the '16 Black Forest. You're getting the benefit of some better design (142x12 thru-axle rear) and the...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-14-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By dminor
Severe backsweep would make for horrible handling...

Severe backsweep would make for horrible handling in any real MTBing situations. Best keep stuff like that on trekking bikes where they belong.
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-26-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By dminor
Meh.

Meh.
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