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  1. 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!
  2. 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...
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    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.
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    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.
  5. 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...
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    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!
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    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.
  8. 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...
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    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,...
  10. 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.
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    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.
  12. 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...
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    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.
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    Why do you say yours suck? What is the...

    Why do you say yours suck? What is the difference between different designs?
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    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...
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    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...
  17. 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. :(
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    Awesome!

    Awesome!
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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...
  24. 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...
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    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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