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Forum: Mountain Biking 02-15-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By floating dutchy
Maybe take it back to the bike shop you bought it...

Maybe take it back to the bike shop you bought it from?

The will probably show you why it makes the noise and you'll learn something, and for free!
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-21-14, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By floating dutchy
I lube my chain once a week, Also, don't use your...

I lube my chain once a week, Also, don't use your two smallest gears together (looks like your doing this in your vid) or the two biggest gears together, try to keep the chain straightish.
If you’ve...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-20-14, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By floating dutchy
That's an interesting link. often wondered why...

That's an interesting link. often wondered why MTB rims were as narrow as they are, wider does make more seance even for the unwashed like me who still use tubes.
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-18-14, 02:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By floating dutchy
Gears won't change?

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Can't work it out?

Got the bike home O.K. after stopping at the bar to "refuel" but the gears just will not change.
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-18-14, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By floating dutchy
I like being attached to the bike, I hate not...

I like being attached to the bike, I hate not having my feet clipped in.

In my mind, your riding the bike. and you can only do that well if your firmly attached to it, I'll take the occasional...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-13-14, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By floating dutchy
I can see next years craze in mountain biking...

I can see next years craze in mountain biking will be to fill the rear tire with water!
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-06-14, 03:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By floating dutchy
Seems something is wrong with your camera. Makes...

Seems something is wrong with your camera. Makes the ground look all white.

The sunrise at the end is nothing short of awesome though.
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-04-14, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By floating dutchy
I'd go for the 27.5 as my first choice, I've got...

I'd go for the 27.5 as my first choice, I've got a 29er and they don't handle as well as my old 26er, that extra weight in the wheels doesn't seem to want to change direction as easily.
9 speed...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-27-13, 03:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,768
Posted By floating dutchy
Go to your local bike shop, their job is to asses...

Go to your local bike shop, their job is to asses what you will be using the bike for and your budget.

Forget the whole 29er thing at this price point. I have a 29er and it will be my last. Yea,...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-24-13, 02:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By floating dutchy
Tell us more, I just cannot see the concept...

Tell us more, I just cannot see the concept working for where I ride or my riding style, But I'm always open to different ideas.
The concept is well worth talking about.
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-21-13, 02:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,286
Posted By floating dutchy
I still don't understand why mountain-bikers...

I still don't understand why mountain-bikers peruse with the schrader valves, the presta valves are the cat's pajamas in my view.
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-21-13, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By floating dutchy
Might be a silly question, but: Do you put just...

Might be a silly question, but: Do you put just a little bit of air in the tube before you put the tire back on the rim?

I still remember Dad telling me that tire levers were only for getting...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-18-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By floating dutchy
Yea? I like the look of the bigger rotor on the...

Yea? I like the look of the bigger rotor on the front, form following function I guess, I do like having a 180 up front and a 160 back there, Makes the brakes feel more even.
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-17-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By floating dutchy
Why do you say yours suck? What is the...

Why do you say yours suck? What is the difference between different designs?
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-11-13, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By floating dutchy
Four weeks ago, broke a rib or two (not sure, mum...

Four weeks ago, broke a rib or two (not sure, mum who is a nurse thinks I probably broke ribs) getting hit by a log while riding, Laughing is O.K. now but sneezing still makes me want to cry.
I was...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-11-13, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By floating dutchy
Bpass, talk to your kid, he is going to be the...

Bpass, talk to your kid, he is going to be the one riding it. Asking here about what is best is good but if you want him to ride the bike it's going to have to be what he wants, even if it is not...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-11-13, 02:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By floating dutchy
I spend more a year on beer than I do on my bike,...

I spend more a year on beer than I do on my bike, I enjoy both equally. Don't ask what it cost to own a boat. :(
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-11-13, 02:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By floating dutchy
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-08-13, 02:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By floating dutchy
I just (like today) bought my wife a 13" 26er...

I just (like today) bought my wife a 13" 26er with cable disks for $600 NZ. My boy who has just turned 8 and is under average size for his age can almost ride it.
You might want to look at the 26er...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-07-13, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By floating dutchy
My boy is 49 lbs, I suggest you go in a bike...

My boy is 49 lbs, I suggest you go in a bike shop, get him to sit on a bike and see much it takes to make the forks move with his weight on the bike.
And don't forget the cool factor, important at...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-07-13, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By floating dutchy
Front suspension has a big cool factor, My boy is...

Front suspension has a big cool factor, My boy is still on a 20" bike and the front forks are way to firm to be of any real value, except when he hits a real big bump.
I think kids are just to light...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-27-13, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By floating dutchy
You think you have problems, The group I ride...

You think you have problems, The group I ride with call my 29er a clown bike.
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-24-13, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By floating dutchy
Since I'm not the only one asking dumb questions:...

Since I'm not the only one asking dumb questions:

What does "UST" stand for?

and, for the jackpot! If you have multiple holes in a TIRE, and assuming you check the tire for thorns / glass or...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-22-13, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By floating dutchy
This is one of the cool parts of mountain biking,...

This is one of the cool parts of mountain biking, no right or wrong, just what works for you where you ride.

For ME, I guess that if your going to fall off, doesn't matter of the bike is attached...
Forum: Mountain Biking 11-21-13, 11:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,423
Posted By floating dutchy
I've toyed with the idea of a semi fat, Hard tail...

I've toyed with the idea of a semi fat, Hard tail with a fat rear, Still pondering if the concept would actually work the way I would want it to.
"some" rear suspension down hill and grip uphill...
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