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05-10-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By nodnerb

Agree with the above. I'd say it's about that...

Agree with the above. I'd say it's about that time frame as well. Here is a stock pic of my 2008. Similar but there are certainly frame differences. Hard to say an exact year for me, but there were...
05-09-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By nodnerb

You might want to look for dual lock grips if you...

You might want to look for dual lock grips if you are having troubles. Ones that have a locking ring on either side of the grip.
05-09-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By nodnerb

I've never had that happen with any clamp on...

I've never had that happen with any clamp on grips. What did you buy? I've used lizard skins, cane creek, and several others. Right now have diety knuckledusters on my bike and no movement either.
05-06-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,040
Posted By nodnerb

That's the problem. I don't want to hurt or kill...

That's the problem. I don't want to hurt or kill anyone on the road, and I worry about it. When someone is careless, stupid, intentionally and self righteously annoying others on a bike or in a car...
05-06-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,040
Posted By nodnerb

Driving a car in Italy is scary enough, never...

Driving a car in Italy is scary enough, never mind biking.
05-06-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,040
Posted By nodnerb

Honking is a hostile act? LOLOLOLOLOL Wow I guess...

Honking is a hostile act? LOLOLOLOLOL Wow I guess cars should be banned for having horns and inciting violence. Around here, a quick chirp of the horn is a totally common and accepted way to warn...
05-06-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,040
Posted By nodnerb

I'm with the OP on this one. If there is a Bike...

I'm with the OP on this one. If there is a Bike lane and someone is taking up an entire vehicle lane instead, whether it is legal or not, is pretty ignorant. It is illegal for cars to drive in the...
04-17-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By nodnerb

Over winter I got a team Marin 2. Wonderful bike....

Over winter I got a team Marin 2. Wonderful bike. I haven’t weighed it but there is a YouTube video of the team Marin 1(lesser model) and it weighs in at 13.01kg. I presume the team marin 2 is...
04-12-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,327
Posted By nodnerb

Hey, any Winterpeggers wanna go for a bike ride...

Hey, any Winterpeggers wanna go for a bike ride in the next few days? Should be fun. 🌨❄️💨☃️😛
04-11-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By nodnerb

Ok thanks for the replies. I have seen mention...

Ok thanks for the replies. I have seen mention before about not storing in cold climates for extended periods but I'm not sure how true that is, as you both have pointed out. I did store my old bike...
04-10-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,855
Posted By nodnerb

Just took it out on its maiden voyage just to...

Just took it out on its maiden voyage just to start bedding in the brakes. Can’t wait for it to warm up a bit more but we’re expecting a few feet of snow in a few days. Grrrrr! Oh and I tied up the...
04-10-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By nodnerb

Cold weather fork storage.

Hi all. Wondering how cold is too cold for a suspension fork to be stored? It is finally nice enough to get my new ride out of the basement and go on some light rides and after put in the garage. It...
03-31-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By nodnerb

I agree. Who knows what the situation is. Could...

I agree. Who knows what the situation is. Could be many reasons why a job is hard to come by. But since the only info we have to go on is “I need new cranks” then we can at least provide a few...
03-31-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By nodnerb

Yeah the brake line is long but it’s not as bad...

Yeah the brake line is long but it’s not as bad as it looks. It bundles to the other cables nicely and naturally with no resistance, I just haven’t secured it yet because I was going to see if it...
03-30-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By nodnerb

Thanks for the replies. The pedals and grips show...

Thanks for the replies. The pedals and grips show up lighter than they are in real life. Thanks for the ideas on other tidbits to change as well. May get a blue top cap but I have a feeling I may not...
03-30-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By nodnerb

Tasteful additions of Color to new ride?

I loved the component build on this bike (for my price range)and also that it was understated in the looks dept. but it was a bit too understated. What do you think about my Color additions to spice...
03-23-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,327
Posted By nodnerb

Thanks for that Northernjeep! It would be nice to...

Thanks for that Northernjeep! It would be nice to have some sort of off road trails in our neck of the woods. I live just off plessis near the sobeys and don't often get a chance to drive somewhere...
03-22-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,327
Posted By nodnerb

Nice, yeah we missed most of the precipitation! I...

Nice, yeah we missed most of the precipitation! I wish we had more trails, or any trails, to ride in or near transcona. Just the paved tcona trail and bio reserve. If you know of any good places...
03-21-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,327
Posted By nodnerb

I have my brand new bike sitting in my basement...

I have my brand new bike sitting in my basement waiting for me to take it on its first real ride. Gaaaahhhh, stupid 5 feet of snow left on our lawn and more coming today. Grrrrr....damn you...
03-10-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By nodnerb

Nice bike! I am in the same boat. Except we still...

Nice bike! I am in the same boat. Except we still have 4 feet of snow where I am and haven't really ridden my new bike yet, a 2022 team marin 2. The bars seem comically wide(and are only 780) to me...
03-02-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By nodnerb

I'm not sure why you would consider an xl when...

I'm not sure why you would consider an xl when your height is at the low end of the large range. I am the same height as you and every bike I've ever owned is a large. Awesome bike!
02-19-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By nodnerb

Sounds like you are missing the dust cover? ...

Sounds like you are missing the dust cover?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/470x1000/335c0264_816a_42fe_9034_2622aa75dc9e_76170f7bfbd23caafb928e763809820f08e453f9.png
02-14-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By nodnerb

Some thing that hasn't been mentioned is that I...

Some thing that hasn't been mentioned is that I would think you would want a large in most brands. I am 6' even as well and have never needed an xl in any brand. I'm not quite sure doubling your mom...
02-09-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,103
Posted By nodnerb

I would go with the large. I was just in the same...

I would go with the large. I was just in the same situation, granted on a hardtail, but personally I find being at the top end of the large height range I bought way better than at the bottom end of...
01-27-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By nodnerb

A front wheel is a great idea! Especially since I...

A front wheel is a great idea! Especially since I never did master manuals.
The quick pic without wheel is a product of the life of an old daddy to a 5 year old. lol I walked in the door with new...
01-26-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By nodnerb

First new bike in 14 years.

Old time member and I haven’t posted since 2009. Just bought my first new bike since then. Old ride is an 08 rockhopper pro disc. I also have an old mountain cycle rumble that I never ride. Anyway...
06-25-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By nodnerb

I didn't measure. 50-70 or so. In fact I'm not...

I didn't measure. 50-70 or so. In fact I'm not even sure the one I put on is a 120, might be 100. All I know is after all last year and this year finding the cockpit cramped, I finally put one I had...
06-25-09, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By nodnerb

I prefer the avids myself. And as far as I know,...

I prefer the avids myself. And as far as I know, so do most others. Way easier to adjust and just feel nicer and more powerful.

I would go with the Marlin myself if they both fit well.
06-25-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By nodnerb

Anything wrong with......

.....low rise bars with a 120mm stem? The stock setup on my 08 rockhopper was just too short in the cockpit for me. I did the switch to a ritchey pro logic 120 stem and low rise RF evolve xc bars I...
05-25-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By nodnerb

You'd be *very* lucky to get $100 for it.

You'd be *very* lucky to get $100 for it.
05-24-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By nodnerb

Glad you solved the problem. But, is there a...

Glad you solved the problem. But, is there a chance you were cross chaining, causeing the problem in the first place? Just be sure you aren't going to wear out the new one pre maturely.
05-24-08, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By nodnerb

lol. That's my usual routine too.

lol. That's my usual routine too.
05-24-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By nodnerb

Yeah, I'd do it. I hate it when you get poor...

Yeah, I'd do it. I hate it when you get poor service and then they disrespect you as well by never letting you know the deal. It's their fault. Just be damn good and sure you can get your money back....
05-14-08, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By nodnerb

Pictures required of all new bikes in this...

Pictures required of all new bikes in this forum!!!

Preferably dirty.
05-13-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,680
Posted By nodnerb

I have a funny feeling that two machined aluminum...

I have a funny feeling that two machined aluminum cups and a pair of bearings can be made for cheaper than ~$140 min.
Cost of aluminum-Nill
Cost of bearings-Nill
Cost of machining-Miniscule
CK...
05-13-08, 04:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,680
Posted By nodnerb

The same reason people are gold plating their...

The same reason people are gold plating their teeth with grills. *BLING BLING*
No other reason imo.
05-12-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By nodnerb

I have an 08 rockhopper pro disk and it is...

I have an 08 rockhopper pro disk and it is amazing!!!

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk84/Nodnerb1/100_0500.jpg
04-18-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By nodnerb

Yeah, I definitely don't know either. Hope...

Yeah, I definitely don't know either.
Hope this helps.
Anyone else not know?
04-15-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By nodnerb

I could see that being possible. Very unlikely....

I could see that being possible. Very unlikely. It could happen with discs or v's though. Are your tires perhaps under inflated? The more pressure you have in the tire, the more force there will be...
04-12-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,580
Posted By nodnerb

Yeah, Fisher is the best bike from a component...

Yeah, Fisher is the best bike from a component point of view. I agree.
04-12-08, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By nodnerb

No doubt. Disk brakes have been around for, what,...

No doubt. Disk brakes have been around for, what, 15 years now? Not on every available bike at first of course. It has been improved on consistently for 15 years and implemented almost exclusively on...
04-11-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By nodnerb

Yeah , you might have trouble finding a high end...

Yeah , you might have trouble finding a high end bike with v's unless it is used or online. I think some online places still stock a number of v equipped bikes while LBS's typically don't.

If...
04-10-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By nodnerb

Some like sram some like shimano. I am a new fan...

Some like sram some like shimano. I am a new fan of sram after many years a shimano fan. But, to each their own. Both are good, I just like sram better. However, that is for derailleurs and shifters....
04-10-08, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By nodnerb

Front deraileurs are cheap. Get a shimano altus,...

Front deraileurs are cheap. Get a shimano altus, alivio, or deore. The clamp size should be stamped on the inside of the clamp. You'll have to take it off to see. I'm not sure if an actual...
04-10-08, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By nodnerb

Right. And I am coming from many years of using...

Right. And I am coming from many years of using xt shifters and deraileurs almost exculsively. I've gone through many new cables and versions of the xt line and have never experienced the crispness...
04-09-08, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By nodnerb

Sram drivetrains rock!

My god, sram deraileurs are king compared to shimano. I've been an avid(no pun intended) shimano fan for so many years but damn, what a differnece. The new rockhopper has and x-7 rear and x-5...
04-09-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By nodnerb

YEah, those are low end brakes. They are on a lot...

YEah, those are low end brakes. They are on a lot of entry level bikes. You might just need new pads and to have them adjusted and they'll likely be ok for you.
If you are dead set on some new...
04-09-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By nodnerb

What kind of brakes are on it? Is the bike new? ...

What kind of brakes are on it? Is the bike new?
Disc brakes have a much softer feel than v brakes. That is one of their advantages. The brakes are modulated and not simply on or off like v's.
04-09-08, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By nodnerb

The giant is, by far, the better bike and brand...

The giant is, by far, the better bike and brand name.
04-08-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,104
Posted By nodnerb

That's kind of an odd question. Mostly because,...

That's kind of an odd question. Mostly because, they are both by the same brand. Obviously the ranier is the better bike. The upgrades are worth it, but that all depends on your budget. At some...
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