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    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...
  2. 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
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    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...
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    WOW thats great! thanks! The only reason I've...

    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...
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    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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    you mean I can't even install a 9-speed cassete?

    you mean I can't even install a 9-speed cassete?
  7. 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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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?
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    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...
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    the tootie fruities

    the tootie fruities
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    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......
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    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...
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    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...
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    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)
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  20. ****ing raining 24/7 in the UK, PISSED OFF

    ****ing raining 24/7 in the UK, PISSED OFF
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    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...
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    UK too, Sheffield and up for a ride! Too many...

    UK too, Sheffield and up for a ride! Too many hills tho :(
  23. 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.
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    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:
    ...
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    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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