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  1. 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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Sticky: ^^^ You seem to have more money than you need. ...

    ^^^ You seem to have more money than you need. Can I please borrow $10k?
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    Traded one of my German handguns for a German...

    Traded one of my German *******s for a German bike :D

    http://i.imgur.com/S4iA2.jpg
  9. 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...
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    This is a good idea also.

    This is a good idea also.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    RIP Sarah... What a beautiful woman too :(

    RIP Sarah... What a beautiful woman too :(
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  19. 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...
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    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...
  21. I usually fart in the morning while I take a wee...

    I usually fart in the morning while I take a wee :|
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    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.
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    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.
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    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...
  25. 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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