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09-17-07, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Elton

I had my 2006 Kona Stuff stolen about two weeks...

I had my 2006 Kona Stuff stolen about two weeks ago. It sucks. I also had a giant cadex 3 stolen about 3 years ago. It's nothing to laugh about.
05-22-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,582
Posted By Elton

bump up the pressure.

bump up the pressure.
05-22-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By Elton

Eye up the frame, make sure it's straight... that...

Eye up the frame, make sure it's straight... that could cause problems with the steering. Other than that, yes, it will steer differently, since it has a much longer wheelbase. This will cause the...
02-09-07, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4,669
Views: 361,714
Posted By Elton

If someone is silly enough, careless enough, or...

If someone is silly enough, careless enough, or just doesn't give a **** about giving away a bike to a total stranger, that stranger should feel no guilt in accepting the bike.
01-30-07, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By Elton

What kind of lame ass comment is that? All...

What kind of lame ass comment is that? All photography and/or any visual dipiction of an ojbect or series of objects, people, or places for the purpose of entertainment, is art, no matter what its...
01-30-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By Elton

Drum brakes.... or just forget the front brake....

Drum brakes.... or just forget the front brake. Who needs it on a sweet ride like that?

Matt
01-29-07, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Elton

Why don't you just ripp off those plastic grips...

Why don't you just ripp off those plastic grips and do the whole bar with that camo tape. That would look sick.

Matt
01-16-07, 12:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,289
Posted By Elton

Gary Fisher Tassajara. Light, can handle being...

Gary Fisher Tassajara. Light, can handle being thrown around, and has nice comfy geometry. A friend of mine uses his for all the same things you have mentioned, and it has worked out awsome. The only...
01-16-07, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Elton

$165?

$165?
01-16-07, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,061
Posted By Elton

I agree with Smashy. Depending on how hard you...

I agree with Smashy. Depending on how hard you ride, wearing a bib or tights as sole leg protrection may end in disaster if you happen to take a spill... for your legs aswell as the garment.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-07, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,567
Posted By Elton

Yeah, I was very careful at first too, and all...

Yeah, I was very careful at first too, and all was going well until I started to get used to them, and BAM! I was standing on one foot, with the other clipped in, and for some reason went to put my...
01-09-07, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,419
Posted By Elton

Totally digging that track bike, I want it.

Totally digging that track bike, I want it.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-07, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,567
Posted By Elton

Made the first commute to my new job today, it...

Made the first commute to my new job today, it was 10 deg (c), extremely wet, and muddy in some places. I had to get decked out in gore-tex for the 12km (7.5mile) round trip. I need to get some...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-07, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By Elton

Applying bar tape...

Does anyone have any suggestions about bar tape, I'm adding drop bars to my commuter, and I may need some instruction on how to apply the bar tape properly, and what type is best. Are there any web...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-07, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,924,198
Posted By Elton

That Nishiki is awsome. So is that tandem looking...

That Nishiki is awsome. So is that tandem looking one directly above. Here is my beater. I'm looking for a rigid fork with disk or canti tabs on it, then I'll most likely be throwing on a ritchey...
01-08-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Elton

That is a kick ass set up, I'd like to see a...

That is a kick ass set up, I'd like to see a picture of the whole bike.
01-08-07, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By Elton

When a tire with lower pressure rolls over a...

When a tire with lower pressure rolls over a small object, there are is very little force applied to that tire in the upward/sidways direction, allowing the rest of the bike to maintain it's forward...
01-08-07, 12:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,073
Posted By Elton

The frame geometry looks sort of like dirt-jump...

The frame geometry looks sort of like dirt-jump geometry.
Forum: Touring
12-11-06, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Elton

Saddling up...

I'm currently building up a touring bike for a fairly lengthy ride next summer. (accross Canada). I'm wondering what type of saddle I should be using. Right now, there is a Selle Italia leather road...
12-04-06, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Elton

Mounting rear disk brakes.

I'm builing up a cross bike, and I'm using Hayes MX2 mech discs. The only problem is that the disk doesn't seem to line up properly. It fits into the slot and all, but the pad that does the pushing...
12-04-06, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,419
Posted By Elton

Hey R. Danneskjold, what's up with the cable...

Hey R. Danneskjold, what's up with the cable running up the seatpost?
Forum: Touring
11-05-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Elton

Best tire width/tread

I'm just building up a cyclo/touring bike, with 26" rim. For touring use, I'm not sure what tire widths and treads would be suitable. Most of the terrain I will encounter will be asphalt, with the...
11-05-06, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By Elton

Most common tire width/tread

I'm just building up a cyclo/road bike, with 26" rim. For cyclocross use, I'm not sure what tire widths and treads would be suitable for mostly hard-pack, with the occassional obstacle. Any...
11-02-06, 01:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By Elton

Hydro brakes offer more stopping power, giving...

Hydro brakes offer more stopping power, giving your hands and fingers a rest in situations where you would be using the brakes constantly (i.e. downhill/freeride). Most disk brakes are hydro now, and...
10-24-06, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Elton

Reamed? Faced and Chased?

Reamed? Faced and Chased?
10-24-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Elton

I just want to know if anyone had any comments on...

I just want to know if anyone had any comments on the quality level of 'leader' bikes.
10-24-06, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Elton

Leader bikes?

I know that this thread is better suited in the 'touring' section, but since I'm refering to a mountain frame, it seems equally apropriate to post it here. I've been looking at frames for a touring...
Forum: Touring
10-24-06, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By Elton

Leader bikes?

I've been looking at frames for a touring build-up, and I have some parts laying around, one of which is a set of Hayes Mech Disc brakes... so I'm leaning towards a frame that's disc compatable. I...
Forum: Touring
10-23-06, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Elton

Thanks for all your advice guys, it's greatly...

Thanks for all your advice guys, it's greatly appreciated. I've been looking at some surly frames, and I've come across a Karate Monkey L... I think it's set up for a 29 inch wheelset, but one thing...
Forum: Touring
10-21-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Elton

New to road... planning trip.

Hey everyone, I'm new to the road scene... in fact, I don't even have a road bike yet, but I've been riding mountain bikes, bmx and road/mountain hybrids for a long time. I'm in the process of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-06, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Elton

New to Road - Planning trip.

Hey everyone, I'm new to the road scene... in fact, I don't even have a road bike yet, but I've been riding mountain bikes, bmx and road/mountain hybrids for a long time. I'm in the process of...
10-18-06, 09:59 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,888
Posted By Elton

Where's the video... come on... give us...

Where's the video... come on... give us something... steal it yourself.. or as was said earlier, get a friend to do it. All this trouble for nothing?? Ride it off a cliff even...

... and what the...
10-11-06, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Elton

Yeah, the derailleurs are both in tune. Recent...

Yeah, the derailleurs are both in tune. Recent damage is a possibility, though there aren't any immediate signs of it. The bike has sort of been pushed beyond it's means lately. Maybe somthing with...
10-11-06, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Elton

I bought the chain in April, 06, and kept it...

I bought the chain in April, 06, and kept it greased up... even used degreaser once, and relubed.

Matt
10-11-06, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By Elton

Cassette troubles?

On my commuter bike, I have a seven speed shimano cassette... lately, when I'm really laying into the pedals the chain slips on the rear sprokets (the smaller ones in particular) ... is this a...
10-11-06, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By Elton

I too like water. Although, a toned down version...

I too like water. Although, a toned down version of Gatorade can be quite refreshing.

Matt
10-11-06, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 896
Posted By Elton

Thoroughly impressed John. I need a cyclocross...

Thoroughly impressed John. I need a cyclocross bike. Wicked fast = Wicked fun. I'd like to see some more vids.

Matt
10-10-06, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,613
Posted By Elton

I had the same question about the KONA STUFF.......

I had the same question about the KONA STUFF.... my inseam is about 30" I guess, and I'm getting the 'small' "stuff" (15")... yet I still have the option of getting the Large (17")... I ride mostly...
10-10-06, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 896
Posted By Elton

Lets see some of those butter smooth "ona rigid...

Lets see some of those butter smooth "ona rigid bike with teensy-weensy tires" videos John Galt. Since you know what you're doing.

Matt
10-06-06, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Elton

Depends entirely on what type of shock you intend...

Depends entirely on what type of shock you intend to add. Brake line will be less than $10, and the sproket, depending on which end it's on, should cost between $20 and $50. The shock however, will...
10-06-06, 11:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,603
Posted By Elton

That thing should cruise on some hard-pack. I...

That thing should cruise on some hard-pack. I want the rush.

Matt
10-06-06, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,044
Posted By Elton

Get a pair of sweet gloves to get rid of that...

Get a pair of sweet gloves to get rid of that 'tingle'. You shouldn't feel that after 11km of riding in the worst of conditions, not to mention riding around town.

Matt
10-06-06, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Elton

Winter Storage - Temperature

I just got a new Kona 'Stuff', and I store it in a locked shed outside my house. I'm wondering about keeping it in there over the winter, since we can get temperatures as low as about -20 degrees C....
10-04-06, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Elton

Sounds bogus. Probably pulled out of the back of...

Sounds bogus. Probably pulled out of the back of the shop, slapped with some cool components, and priced to sell.
10-04-06, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Elton

Agreed. Not entirely relevant; though the...

Agreed. Not entirely relevant; though the derailleurs on the Kona 'Stuff' are quite inadequate. Aswell, the rims seem to have a bad rep.

Matt
10-04-06, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,402
Posted By Elton

Don't worry so much. If the ones you have now...

Don't worry so much. If the ones you have now work, then use them 'till they break - then worry about it. Stopping power doesn't increase or decrease a significant amount between brands, only in the...
10-03-06, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Elton

The bike is great for me, I'm concerned about the...

The bike is great for me, I'm concerned about the lock-out because I'm going to be riding the bike to-and-from trails on roads and such. Also, I'll probably be using it for some light commuting when...
10-03-06, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Elton

Kona 'Stuff' - Marz Drop-Off IV

I'm looking at a Kona 'Stuff', and I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy it. It comes with a Marz Drop-Off IV. Any info, suggestions, precautions, or warnings about this fork before I go ahead and...
10-03-06, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Elton

I hate grip shift. Although I've never had a good...

I hate grip shift. Although I've never had a good set. The only advantage, is being able to slide through all the gears at once. They may be okay for commuting/general purpose, but for XC and other...
10-01-06, 06:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,551
Posted By Elton

Ive done 62kms per hour on my xc bike on flat...

Ive done 62kms per hour on my xc bike on flat pavement.
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