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Old 01-02-07, 08:25 PM
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A few questions for you guys

First i have a rockstar ex1, it's got a gyro and i really dont want it on there. its on the bike but not fully hooked up. I have one question for you guys.
1.Can i take the gyro off? and just run a straight cable for the brake w/out getting a new headset?

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Old 01-02-07, 08:37 PM
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Very easily.
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Didn't Rockstar go out of business already?
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Yep, just get a new cable, I think that's all you need. I hate brakes personally, but when I set them up once I was able to use a regular straight cable and the little piece that pulls on both sides at the same time without getting another part, but it seems to me there might have been a better way to do that... not too helpful I guess, sorry.
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do i need like headset spacers oranything to fill the space where the gyro went? or just a new cable?
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Spacers.
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I just cut my steer tube down to match. Spacers would work too, but look uglier.
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I use spacers, and the higher front made it easier to manual.
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i finished it up today now i just need to go ride
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Originally Posted by wethepeople
I use spacers, and the higher front made it easier to manual.

Lower bar height makes manualing easier. It gives more leverage, making the front come up easier(unless you run really high bars, in that case it really dosen't matter)...and a light front end w/ a short rear end helps.
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Actually a higher bar height makes manuals easier, as i found out going from Fly Mosca bars to S&M Berringer lites
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Originally Posted by eightdip
Actually a higher bar height makes manuals easier, as i found out going from Fly Mosca bars to S&M Berringer lites
So a lower stem height but a higher bar height is better for manualing?
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A higher stem height still makes manuals easier, i think
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Originally Posted by eightdip
A higher stem height still makes manuals easier, i think
I would disagree. I guess it's personal preference? Although many people see it my way.
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To be honest, i couln't care less. I have no heaset spacers on my bike. It is all in the chainstay length in my opinion. Unless you have insanely heavy forks
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A hefty butt helps to offset the front-end weight. The further you get your butt back the easier it is.
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Good point
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Originally Posted by Trask
A hefty butt helps to offset the front-end weight. The further you get your butt back the easier it is.
I guess that sucks for me then. I have no butt.
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*Must restrict linking this to girls dress*
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*Must restrict linking this to girls dress*
Grrr... What can I do to make you stop making fun of me for that?
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Hmmmm, Free flights to America and accomodation for life
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Hmmmm, Free flights to America and accomodation for life
You can sleep in my attic.
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