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11-20-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,012
Posted By mjolniir

I'd look at getting a 29er mountain bike. In...

I'd look at getting a 29er mountain bike. In your price range, that's looking like being a specialized hardrock, or an avanti montari.

Check this link:...
07-01-11, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By mjolniir

Uhh... of course I was trying to unscrew the cup...

Uhh... of course I was trying to unscrew the cup the right way...:innocent:

A few taps with a mallet on the end of the removal tool sorted it out.
07-01-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By mjolniir

Ceased Bottom Bracket Cup - How to remove?

I'm disassembling a bike in order to sell the frame. All has gone well until I've attempted to remove the external bottom bracket. One side unscrewed easily. The other side wont budge.

Applying...
06-30-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By mjolniir

Thanks for your answer. The reason I'm...

Thanks for your answer.

The reason I'm using the XTR FD is that it can be set as top pull. If I could use a bottom pull only FD on that frame, then I'd have any number of options. I'm aware of...
06-30-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By mjolniir

Frankenbike Road Shifter - MTB FD question.

I'm rebuilding my commuter bike, and I intend to reuse components from a road bike to do so.

The mountain bike is a Specialized Hardrock sport from 2005. It now runs avid bb7 discs. These will...
07-19-08, 02:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 874
Posted By mjolniir

Looks like a Specialized Stumpy HT with 700C rims...

Looks like a Specialized Stumpy HT with 700C rims - I have a similar setup on my Hardrock.
06-02-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By mjolniir

I am 6' 3" with a 34" inseam and I ride a 21"...

I am 6' 3" with a 34" inseam and I ride a 21" Hardrock Sport. IMO You would need to be 6' 4" + to ride the 24"
06-02-08, 04:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,492
Posted By mjolniir

And this is the TT Bike ...

And this is the TT Bike

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/mjollniir/PICT0013.jpg

It's a 2005 S Works Transition - which I built last year, but the bars, seat, and wheels are new this...
06-02-08, 04:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,492
Posted By mjolniir

Here's the new road bike.

This is the new road bike

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/mjollniir/PICT0011.jpg

It's a Specialized S Works 2006 E5 Aerotec, I sourced the frame and fork from eBay, and the wheels.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-08, 05:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,906
Posted By mjolniir

1. Road Bike 2006 Specialized S Works E5 Aerotec ...

1. Road Bike 2006 Specialized S Works E5 Aerotec
2. Tri Bike 2005 Specialized S Works Transition
3. MTB 2006 Specialized Hardrock Sport
4. Beater 1989 Repco Victory Tri-A

Oh I...
05-29-08, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By mjolniir

Hi, I am about 5-6 centimetres shorter than you...

Hi, I am about 5-6 centimetres shorter than you and 20 or so kg lighter. I have a 2006 Hardrock sport in the XL frame size - which it turns out is the 21 inch frame set - There's one bigger!

I...
05-27-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By mjolniir

I taped up the bar ends on my MTB. Its more of a...

I taped up the bar ends on my MTB. Its more of a commuter anyway. And the end result is more 'fred' than 'OCP'

I just started from the end of the extensions as I would on drops, and the right...
05-27-08, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By mjolniir

$50-100 on Average = a new chain yearly and a new...

$50-100 on Average = a new chain yearly and a new cassette every second year.
05-22-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,025
Posted By mjolniir

I bought a 2006 Specialized Hardrock Sport new. ...

I bought a 2006 Specialized Hardrock Sport new. If I were to build that bike piece by piece, it would have cost me a lot more. My Road Bike and Tri bike on the other hand, I built from the ground...
05-18-08, 12:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,061
Posted By mjolniir

I had a look at the keo's and the dura ace when I...

I had a look at the keo's and the dura ace when I bought my first pair of ultegras.

I didn't buy the dura ace because they can only be attached using an allen key from the other side of the...
05-14-08, 04:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,061
Posted By mjolniir

I am an inch shorter than you and maybe 15 pounds...

I am an inch shorter than you and maybe 15 pounds lighter on a light day.

I have the Ultegra PD-6620 SPD-SL Pedals on my Road Bike and Tri Bike, and I have the PD-M324, which are SPD pedals on my...
05-13-08, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By mjolniir

Good for you man, ***** about the Hardrock, (I...

Good for you man, ***** about the Hardrock, (I had the left crank fall off mine in its first month) but you now get to ride your dream bike. I'll be posting pics of my new build soon. I have a new...
05-10-08, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By mjolniir

I just looked at all the websites. At this price...

I just looked at all the websites. At this price point, they are all pretty similar. You will only get one component on each of the bikes that shows any real difference.

The only one that I...
04-28-08, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By mjolniir

I am about your weight, but taller. I've...

I am about your weight, but taller.

I've done two triathlon sprint seasons (seven races / season)

The first year I had the cheapest road bike that I could get - a DBR Interval. It had crappy...
08-01-07, 05:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,006
Posted By mjolniir

35 and change.

35 and change.
07-31-07, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By mjolniir

Are you talking about bullhorn base bars? They...

Are you talking about bullhorn base bars? They are pretty cool. If you want to use the bars, you'll need a couple of things.

1. You need some travel agents to enable your levers to work with...
07-31-07, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By mjolniir

Speed is affected by the: Size of the...

Speed is affected by the:
Size of the engine, (that=how fit you are)
rolling resistance of the tires (how smooth and how pumped up the tires are)
body position of the rider. (back =...
07-20-07, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By mjolniir

add some ++ for me. I've had 3 or 4 sets of...

add some ++ for me.

I've had 3 or 4 sets of tires on my Hardrock - and the set that I liked best for 26" are the Vittoria Randonneur Cross 26*1.75 for a commuting tyre.
07-20-07, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By mjolniir

where's the :gloat: smilie? :beer: ...

where's the :gloat: smilie? :beer:



Thanks bdinger - I'm riding it to work daily, the biggest thing that I've noticed so far is the increased height means that I can't put my foot down as...
07-20-07, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By mjolniir

Thanks Tom - would you believe.. Tapdancing...

Thanks Tom - would you believe.. Tapdancing Elephant?
07-20-07, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By mjolniir

Bdinger was wrong..ish.. Introducing the Hardroad.v1.

Hi All,

A while ago, Bdinger posted (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=316228&page=2) a thread about the Specialized Hardrock and how it was *THE* clyde bike. I said that I was putting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-07, 04:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,280
Posted By mjolniir

In team order from a-z Agritubel run Shimano...

In team order from a-z

Agritubel run Shimano
AG2R run campagnolo - they have the option of running BORA if they choose.
Astana run Easton - the EC90 is the deep rim and Kloden and Vino run them....
07-14-07, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By mjolniir

Yep brake levers just like that ... Except.....

Yep brake levers just like that ...

Except.. If I get the levers and the bar-cons, I'll feel honour bound to back it up with cranks... like this:
...
07-13-07, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By mjolniir

Thanks all for your input. The winner is: ...

Thanks all for your input.

The winner is:

Drop bars
Barcon shifters in friction mode
Brake levers - yet to decide (but not DA Brifters) - only problem is availability.
No changes to...
07-13-07, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By mjolniir

Did I mention the carbon rigid MTB forks :p :duck...

Did I mention the carbon rigid MTB forks :p :duck for cover:



I know that I could sell the brifters for $$$ But, realistically I'm not going to sell the DA brifters - they're too bling:D If...
07-12-07, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By mjolniir

Thanks HR. The frame is an XL Hardrock sport and...

Thanks HR. The frame is an XL Hardrock sport and from measurements, it should fit a full size road crankset no problem. The current chainrings are the cheap pressed and riveted kind, and the BB is...
07-12-07, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By mjolniir

To really shock the members of the OCP D'oh...

To really shock the members of the OCP

D'oh I was really hoping that I would not have to justify myself:D

This bike is already way past stock.

realise that DA brifters are expensive - but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-07, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By mjolniir

Maybe. Not on Freeways like the Hume, Geelong...

Maybe. Not on Freeways like the Hume, Geelong Road, Citylink etc. Yes on Burwood / Nepean / Warburton. I used to ride those roads when I was younger but not now.

VIC Roads has resources for...
07-12-07, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By mjolniir

Road Brifters with MTB FD?

Hi all,

I am in the middle of planning an upgrade / frankensteining of my MTB to run drop bars.

I have sorted out the brake issue by getting two inline travel agents - and they look like...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-07, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By mjolniir

Warning: This could be expensive. I'm doing...

Warning: This could be expensive.

I'm doing this right now - I've bought a new wheelset, and will need new tyres. Brakes aren't an issue for me as I have disks - but I paid $$$ for that 18...
07-08-07, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By mjolniir

But - if you hadn't got the tune up, you wouldn't...

But - if you hadn't got the tune up, you wouldn't know to ask about about rim wear.:p
07-08-07, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,797
Posted By mjolniir

Pro's do have extra brake levers on their TT...

Pro's do have extra brake levers on their TT bikes sometimes

E.g. Hincapie's Discovery TT...
07-06-07, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By mjolniir

No kidney support - but they're meant to keep...

No kidney support - but they're meant to keep your buttocks from magically appearing whilst bent over.

I have done - but not for pedals - DA is 20gms less in weight and harder to fit than...
07-06-07, 01:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By mjolniir

I am pretty much the same size. I bought a...

I am pretty much the same size. I bought a Hardrock Sport in an XL Frame and it fits fine. (I then heavily customised it, but thats a different story). I also have a 59cm Alu frame road bike and a...
07-06-07, 12:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,836
Posted By mjolniir

I've been between 210 -230 pounds my entire adult...

I've been between 210 -230 pounds my entire adult life and never had a problem with 700x23C tyres - just use rim tape.

Stronger legs and a more aerodynamic position will increase your speed, but a...
07-05-07, 06:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,651
Posted By mjolniir

Ummm... 5 pairs? Size 46 Shimano SH-T :eek:...

Ummm... 5 pairs?

Size 46 Shimano SH-T :eek: 110 Road Shoes (c1993) w/SPD-SL cleats - road training.
Size 47 Specialized MTB off road shoes w/SPD cleats - commuting/off road casual
Size 46...
07-05-07, 02:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,358
Posted By mjolniir

Hi Bdinger - challenge accepted.:D If it...

Hi Bdinger - challenge accepted.:D If it doesn't work out, there will be a post on this forum titled 'Bdinger was right'. On the other hand, and if I'm right....:p

its an XL frame, the chain...
07-04-07, 05:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,387
Posted By mjolniir

Hi Raiyn - are you able to provide an engineering...

Hi Raiyn - are you able to provide an engineering reasoning behind this assertion? My thoughts are that they are like the lawyer lips on the drop outs and for the vast majority of users and uses...
07-04-07, 04:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,358
Posted By mjolniir

I upgraded my '06 Hardrock Sport I upgraded...

I upgraded my '06 Hardrock Sport

I upgraded the wheels, tyres, brakes and stem/bars. Wheels are now XT 32H Disc Specific on Sun Single Track. Tyres are Maxxis Larsen TT (OR Vittoria Randonneur)...
06-29-07, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By mjolniir

OK - two inline travel agents will do the job and...

OK - two inline travel agents will do the job and cost less than 2 BB7 Road Calipers.
06-29-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By mjolniir

Can I use Road Brifters with Avid BB7 disc brakes?

I have just realised - like several others - that I can put 700C wheels on my Mountain bike. I use this bike on road only as a commuter. I have no problem swapping the wheels over, but if I want to...
06-29-07, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By mjolniir

I've had to do this on my S-Works Transition...

I've had to do this on my S-Works Transition frame. It is a little tricky.

I hope that you have a Carbon or Al frame - Its Aluminium, right?

The hole should be wide enough to fit a needle and...
06-28-07, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,224
Posted By mjolniir

I was recommending them (St.Kilda Cycles) as a...

I was recommending them (St.Kilda Cycles) as a place to get them(Shifters) - as they're the only ones that I know that carry parts for commuter bikes.

I somehow assumed that you'd be doing the...
06-28-07, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,224
Posted By mjolniir

Shimano SL-R770 shifters - don't know where you'd...

Shimano SL-R770 shifters - don't know where you'd get them from - maybe st.kilda cycles
...
06-26-07, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By mjolniir

The fact that he didn't have to do it, i.e....

The fact that he didn't have to do it, i.e. confess.
The fact that in confessing he would be risking losing sponsorship, and his winning proteam.
The fact that he most definitely would be...
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