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Forum: Mountain Biking 10-19-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By iareConfusE
Sounds like you got a pretty good deal. ...

Sounds like you got a pretty good deal. Congrats. I ride a Black Forest as well, and I like it very much.
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-19-12, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,129,664
Posted By iareConfusE
That's one of the coolest mtb's I've ever seen.....

That's one of the coolest mtb's I've ever seen.. I love the mix of the colors.
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-16-12, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,129,664
Posted By iareConfusE
Here's a more recent picture of the bike. I took...

Here's a more recent picture of the bike. I took the hardtail on the Rubicon trail and had a blast.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/iareconfuse/DSC00240.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 09-27-12, 03:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,029
Posted By iareConfusE
Welp, I've installed Sunlite tubes (and other...

Welp, I've installed Sunlite tubes (and other cheap, non threaded valved tubes) on plenty of people's bikes in my time working at a shop, and they've never come back to me complaining of any...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-26-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,029
Posted By iareConfusE
Tubes is a tube is a tube. Never had an issue...

Tubes is a tube is a tube. Never had an issue with a cheap Schwinn branded tube, a Q branded tube, a Conti branded tube, etc etc. As long as the rider isn't over/under inflating their tires, and is...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-26-12, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,073
Posted By iareConfusE
Built up and ridden several Jamis Quests in my...

Built up and ridden several Jamis Quests in my time working at the shop, and they were amazing. Never had an issue with any of the steel framed Jamis bikes while building them up, and the ride...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-25-12, 12:55 AM
Replies: 25,651
Views: 14,409,217
Posted By iareConfusE
^^^ You seem to have more money than you need. ...

^^^ You seem to have more money than you need. Can I please borrow $10k?
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-19-12, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,129,664
Posted By iareConfusE
Traded one of my German handguns for a German...

Traded one of my German handguns for a German bike :D

http://i.imgur.com/S4iA2.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 09-18-12, 12:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,656
Posted By iareConfusE
I've used Arundel polymer cages and had no bottle...

I've used Arundel polymer cages and had no bottle ejections, same with my current Lezyne CNC cages. Then again, I've never had bottle ejections with cheapo $5 aluminum cages either.. I generally...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-17-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By iareConfusE
This is a good idea also.

This is a good idea also.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-17-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By iareConfusE
That's why he's gotta test ride it and inspect it...

That's why he's gotta test ride it and inspect it closely :D Anyone with basic knowledge of modern shifters and brakes should be able to tell whether or not something is wrong with it. Judging by...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-17-12, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By iareConfusE
I prefer the first. Yeah, it's got cheap...

I prefer the first. Yeah, it's got cheap components, but at least if you ever need to service the bike there will be parts readily available for it, and maintaining and working on a more modern bike...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-17-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,959
Posted By iareConfusE
Apart from the price, that's another reason I'll...

Apart from the price, that's another reason I'll never purchase full carbon wheels with a carbon braking surface. Gotta know how to properly actuate your brakes so you don't overheat and melt your...
Forum: Southern California 09-17-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,002
Posted By iareConfusE
RIP Sarah... What a beautiful woman too :(

RIP Sarah... What a beautiful woman too :(
Forum: Road Cycling 09-16-12, 12:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 973
Posted By iareConfusE
Cheaper to just buy a pre-built bike unless you...

Cheaper to just buy a pre-built bike unless you have a super cheap source for components (such as constantly getting lucky on ebay), or a friend willing to EP you a bunch of crap from a bike shop he...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-15-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By iareConfusE
Just train for the hills as much as possible, and...

Just train for the hills as much as possible, and remember to bring a lot of food/drink with you. I bonked out last night because I ran out of energy and didn't have enough food to keep me fueled to...
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-14-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By iareConfusE
How can there be no advantage to clipless while...

How can there be no advantage to clipless while climbing?.... If you think mashing on only the downstroke of either leg is proper pedaling technique, you've got it all wrong. I don't see how else...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-14-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By iareConfusE
No. No manufacturer would leave a loose piece of...

No. No manufacturer would leave a loose piece of metal in a rim to act as a counterbalance for the valve stem. Try to take a picture of it and show us and the manufacturer, ask them what to do...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-11-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,055
Posted By iareConfusE
If your chain is skipping on your cassette, the...

If your chain is skipping on your cassette, the lube is not the problem. Either your chain is way too stretched, or your cassette is very worn. Replace both together and that issue will be gone...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-10-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By iareConfusE
Comes down to personal preference on the shifting...

Comes down to personal preference on the shifting mechanism mostly. I've ridden both extensively and worked with both extensively in the shop I used to work at.

- SRAM gives you a more tactile...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-09-12, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By iareConfusE
I usually fart in the morning while I take a wee...

I usually fart in the morning while I take a wee :|
Forum: Road Cycling 09-08-12, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15,806
Views: 2,521,971
Posted By iareConfusE
Get an Edge 200. Costs way less, and has all the...

Get an Edge 200. Costs way less, and has all the vital features one could ever want on a bicycle.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-07-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,737
Posted By iareConfusE
Fizik mixrotex standard stuff. Easy to clean,...

Fizik mixrotex standard stuff. Easy to clean, looks nice. They don't offer any padding so I wear gloves when I ride.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-07-12, 12:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,948
Posted By iareConfusE
Sansa Clip, clipped above my jersey zipper (in a...

Sansa Clip, clipped above my jersey zipper (in a section near the top where it's unzipped a little), or in my jersey pocket. I route the earphone cable through the jersey and only a little bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-06-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By iareConfusE
This is true. Also, as long as they're the same...

This is true. Also, as long as they're the same speed, they should be compatible.
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