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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-18-05, 05:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
Hello, Considering a suspension fork upgrade...

Hello,

Considering a suspension fork upgrade for my mtb, I was wondering what things I should look for in a fork;

Apart from the usuall mm of travel, what sizing factors should I take into...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-25-05, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
Good luck with your project! All I can recommend...

Good luck with your project! All I can recommend you have a look at is this:

http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQindex.shtml

Lists all you need to have and how-to's
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-24-05, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
It will be too small, I have tried it and failed....

It will be too small, I have tried it and failed. You can place a special order for a 21" frame, no question about that; the only downside is that you will won't get your bike there and then but I'm...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-23-05, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
WOW thats great! thanks! The only reason...

WOW thats great! thanks!

The only reason I've been thinking about 27 gears is that the teeth of the 7-speed cassete and rings I currently run are all worn out so I might as well upgrade for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-23-05, 03:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-22-05, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
you mean I can't even install a 9-speed cassete?

you mean I can't even install a 9-speed cassete?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-22-05, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,197
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
I think there's a hole (usually covered) at the...

I think there's a hole (usually covered) at the top of the handlebar axis (looking down towards the front brakes). Remove the cover, untighten the bolt, align the wheel, screw, replace cover.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-22-05, 03:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
Thanks again for the replies guys, You are...

Thanks again for the replies guys,

You are right, I forgot to mention that I currently run a 7-speed DX cassete. I recon I will get rid of that as the chain is apparently stretched so baddly that...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-21-05, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
OK it hit me! Why not go to the Shimano website...

OK it hit me! Why not go to the Shimano website and find combatible stuff

PLEASE have a look at this link and tell me that all these bits are combatible with each other! They should be but just in...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-21-05, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
Thanks for the quick replies guys! I will have to...

Thanks for the quick replies guys! I will have to replace the cassete but then is the chain length going to be a problem?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-21-05, 04:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
Hello all, The other day the chain snapped,...

Hello all,

The other day the chain snapped, fair enough, I took it to my local shop for a new chain and rear mech (as they were both quite old). They fitted a Shimano Acera and a new chain, so I...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-18-05, 09:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 31,078
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
the tootie fruities

the tootie fruities
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-05-05, 02:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
Thanks for the replies, but how is it possible to...

Thanks for the replies, but how is it possible to ride the bike and play with the barrel adjuster at the same time? Another problem is that the derailleur barrel is broken and won't turn at all......
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-04-05, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
Hey all thanks for the replies! santiago...

Hey all thanks for the replies!

santiago thanks for the website! I was messing around witht the barrel (there is one on the gear shifters as well as the derailleur) last night but still can't get...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-03-05, 03:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
UPDATE It's amazing what you can do with a...

UPDATE

It's amazing what you can do with a spanner these days. Hanger's been sorted.

Shifting is the problem at the moment. A gear was not getting in so I ajusted the H and L screws and it...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-02-05, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
Thanks for the reply LowCel; the problem is not...

Thanks for the reply LowCel; the problem is not just that the bike can't shift, but the rear wheel won't move AT ALL as the Tension Pulley is stuck between the spokes (as I tried to insert the wheel)
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-02-05, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
Hello all, I am relatively new to mountain...

Hello all,

I am relatively new to mountain biking; I have owned a couple of bikes in the past but never really put them under any serious stress.

I purchased a MB off ebay the other day, it...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-28-05, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
Thanks for the reply; I currently have the...

Thanks for the reply;

I currently have the Panaracer Fire XC Pro but I was told they get punctures quite often. I haven't experienced anything so far, but I'd rather stick to something safer even...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-27-05, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
Which 26" tyre & inner tube?

Hello seasoned MBers!

I own a Specialized MB and was wondering what 26" tyres I should get as the ones currently on the bike are a bit worn out.

I use the bike for the daily commute to work and...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-15-05, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 614
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
****ing raining 24/7 in the UK, PISSED OFF

****ing raining 24/7 in the UK, PISSED OFF
Forum: Road Cycling 06-02-05, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
hello there, I also purchased my first road bike...

hello there, I also purchased my first road bike a few weeks back. it's a Claude Butler Roubaix, got it off ebay (couldnt afford a new one), and I'm loving it.

I'm suffering from impropper...
Forum: United Kingdom 05-31-05, 08:13 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 144,844
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
UK too, Sheffield and up for a ride! Too many...

UK too, Sheffield and up for a ride! Too many hills tho :(
Forum: Road Cycling 05-20-05, 04:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 938
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
what about when you have to carry your laptop at...

what about when you have to carry your laptop at work? backpacks do the work just fine. I just wish there was a better alternative but I haven't found one yet.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-19-05, 04:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
Hello and thanks again for the info; I purchased...

Hello and thanks again for the info; I purchased this Claude Butler which I guess is ok for a begginers bike:
...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-18-05, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By InvisibleSurfer
Hello and thanks for the prompt replies. I...

Hello and thanks for the prompt replies. I obviously need to save up a bit. But I really want a road bike, a mountain bike would be the easy (cheap) way out...
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