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01-16-04, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,035
Posted By fatman

Just to update. Recalibrating the brakes is...

Just to update.

Recalibrating the brakes is not as bad as I was thinking, so I decided not to shim the rotors. Things seems to be fine now.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-04, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By fatman

Just to inform that I bought the Specialized...

Just to inform that I bought the Specialized Armadillo 700x28 and the Ultegra 12x25 and everything is working fine. I had to buy that cassette because there where no other available at the LBS. Same...
01-10-04, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,035
Posted By fatman

ADBOT thanks for the links I will check them. ...

ADBOT thanks for the links I will check them.



Sam my bike is a 29er. I already have a Bontrager wheelset for offroads use and the Mavin Speedcity wheelset for road use.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-04, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By fatman

My mistake, the wheels accept tire from 19 up to...

My mistake, the wheels accept tire from 19 up to 32 or 35 if you use disc brakes.
01-09-04, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,035
Posted By fatman

Sam thanks for sharing your concern I will take...

Sam thanks for sharing your concern I will take it in serious consideration still, since I don't want to do that to ride off-roads, how you shim rotors? My disc brakes are hydraulic and I have no...
01-09-04, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,035
Posted By fatman

How to shim disc rotors?

Hi!

I have a set of wheels with mountain bike tires and I'm currently preparing a second set of wheels with road tires. The idea is to swap wheels as necessary. That's going to be done frequently....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-04, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By fatman

Damm, chain length, hub size! This was supposed...

Damm, chain length, hub size! This was supposed to be painless, Why is this getting more and more complicated?

Ok, SpeedCity wheelset hubs specs from Mavic web site:

HUBS
Free...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-04, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By fatman

Got it! I will take a look to the armadillo tire....

Got it! I will take a look to the armadillo tire.

I can not find an 11-25/27 cassette. There are cassettes with 25 or 27 rings but they start with a 12 ring, so it seems that I'm going to have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-04, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By fatman

Hey Thanks to you all!!! I'm going to be...

Hey Thanks to you all!!!

I'm going to be riding alone most of the time and using the bike mostly for utilitarian tasks. As I said I will be riding up to 40 miles but it will be 15 to 25 in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-04, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By fatman

How to select the right cassette and tire?

Hi!

Ok let me start by saying that I don't have a road bike, actually it is a mountain bike, but since it is a 29er it allows me to use 700c wheelsets easily. Changing tires each weekend will be a...
12-17-03, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By fatman

The Wright Brothers

I was watching all this programs on Discovery, History Channel and Nova about the Wright's flyer and even when I already know that they were bicycle makers it doesn't stop to amaze me how they apply...
12-09-03, 03:24 PM
12-08-03, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By fatman

Do no croos big chainring with big rear cog, then, Why are bikes called 27 speeds?

In the case of a 3 chainrings front, 9 cogs rear cassette bike. If you can not use all the chainrings in convination with all the rear cogs, Why are bike called 27 speeds?

For example the manual...
11-30-03, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,497
Posted By fatman

Ha!!! You are funny. Ouch! Those are...

Ha!!! You are funny.



Ouch! Those are bad news. I have no choice those brakes came with the package and are hard to replace them when the bike is no more than 2 months old. Do you have the...
11-28-03, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,497
Posted By fatman

Thanks for your warning. As I wrote on the...

Thanks for your warning. As I wrote on the original post that's one of the thing that I pay a lot of attention and care when removing and re-inserting the wheel.
11-27-03, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,497
Posted By fatman

Hey thanks! That's exactly what I told them,...

Hey thanks!

That's exactly what I told them, each time that I want to move the bike I have to remove the fromt tire to put the bike in the car rack.

By the way I forget to mention that the disc...
11-27-03, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,497
Posted By fatman

Disc rubs on brake pads each time I remove the tire and put it back

Hi there!

I'm completely new at this and I need your help. I'm using the Hayes HFX-9 hydraulic discs. Each time I remove and put back the front wheel the disc rubs with one of the pads. Sometimes...
11-25-03, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By fatman

Ok I will go with the SRAM PC-99 hollowtech,...

Ok I will go with the SRAM PC-99 hollowtech, thanks for your suggestions!!
11-24-03, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By fatman

Ok lets say that you have the chance to put the...

Ok lets say that you have the chance to put the best chain available on your bike for free no matter how expensive. Which one will it be.



MTBReview.com is not a magazine. Just a site where a...
11-24-03, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By fatman

Yesterday I was riding with a group of 20. My...

Yesterday I was riding with a group of 20. My chain snaps and since I didn't have the tools neither the knowledge on how to repair it, I have to return back on foot. I don't want that to happen...
11-24-03, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By fatman

Best top of the line chains

According to MTBReview.com, the Rohloff SLT-99 is the best chain. I want to know the opinion of this forum.

Rohloff SLT-99
Shimano XTR silver chain
SRAM PC-99
11-24-03, 06:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,876
Posted By fatman

Preston what I want you to compare is a high end...

Preston what I want you to compare is a high end bike helmet vs. a low end motorcycle helmet. What you are going to find is that even when it is a low end helmet the quality and amount of materials,...
11-21-03, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,827
Posted By fatman

Hey somebody told me about this. ...

Hey somebody told me about this.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3638413848&category=42330

Checkit out and tell me what you think.
11-20-03, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,827
Posted By fatman

Well somehow this guy did it. Check the...

Well somehow this guy did it. Check the attachment. As I said in my original post, I'm willing to replace the rear disk brake with a cantilever or V brake in order to do this. I have to accept that a...
11-20-03, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,827
Posted By fatman

I'm sorry, I forget to mention that my disc...

I'm sorry, I forget to mention that my disc brakes are hidraulic, Can I still install a secondary set of brake levers? What if I use wire-mechanical disc brakes? I'm willing to change the rear brake...
11-20-03, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,827
Posted By fatman

Dropdown handlebars and secondary brake/shifter levers on a mountain bike

Installing cyclocross drop down handlebars on a mountain bike should not be a difficult task right?

But wait thatís not my main question. There are other things that I have saw on other forums and...
11-20-03, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,390
Posted By fatman

Same idiocity goes to a rodie trying to catch a...

Same idiocity goes to a rodie trying to catch a mtbier on the dirt. Even a cyclocross rider trying to keep the pace with a mtb on a rock garden. If you ride only on roads wanting to go fast get a...
11-12-03, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By fatman

Wow!!! you are a phsychic. This is exactly what...

Wow!!! you are a phsychic. This is exactly what happens early this morning but this time it was the front tire. I was turning passing over a bunch of wet leaves the front tire loose traction, I try...
11-11-03, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By fatman

Proper saddle height and safety

The saddle on my bike is properly set not only by my inseam measure but after experimenting with different settings until I found the perfect one. Legs are extended properly with a light bent on the...
11-08-03, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By fatman

There's no specific reason, just curiosity. I...

There's no specific reason, just curiosity. I found the market share for cars by brand, motorcycles and boats but not bikes. I will check those site that you mention.

Thanks!
11-08-03, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By fatman

Couple of questions about mud and tires

I saw that in the market there are a lot of options for tires with patterns from the most simple to the most exotic. But what's the idea of this? The mud sticks to your tires and they pick so much...
11-06-03, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By fatman

What's the mountain bike market share?

Where can I find info on mountain bike market share by company? Something like:

Specialized - 40%
Trek - 30%
(Klein) - 5% out of that 30%
(GaryFisher) - 10% out of that 30%
Giant - 10%...
11-04-03, 10:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,876
Posted By fatman

I trust and beleive in helmets and I will never...

I trust and beleive in helmets and I will never ride my bike without one. I truly beleive that a helmet will protect my head in most accidents but that is no reason to sell them so expensive. I'm...
11-04-03, 08:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,876
Posted By fatman

Why are bike helmets so expensive?

Compare a Motorcycle Helmet with a bike helmet. Motorcycle helmets can go as high as $500 or more but those are full face with shields and nice helmets made by composite material and without a bunch...
10-26-03, 06:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,588
Posted By fatman

Hey thanks you all very much for all your...

Hey thanks you all very much for all your encouraging and supportive words. Today I went to the trails and I wish I can tell you that handle all obstacles like a pro but I didn't even though I fell...
10-19-03, 09:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,588
Posted By fatman

I'm a coward, How can I overcome FEAR?

I'm completely new to mountain biking. Believe it or not I haven't ride bikes since I was a kid. Now I started riding with a group of friends, but I can not keep their pace. Is not lack of fitness or...
10-16-03, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,721
Posted By fatman

Ok I notice that the differences between DH, FR...

Ok I notice that the differences between DH, FR and XC, ATB are obvious. Between XC and ATB the differences are not. I notice that on a XC bike the suspension goes attached to the top tube not like...
10-15-03, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,721
Posted By fatman

What's the difference between a XC bike and a ATB?

I notice that fulls suspension designs for cross country are different from FS designs for mountain biking. Why?

What's the difference between mountain biking and XC biking? Can you use a XC bike...
10-14-03, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By fatman

Frequent replacement of tires and Slime

Hi!

I change tires on my bike (road/dirt trails) with some frequency. Will it be easy to replace tires if I put the Slime product on my tubes?
09-10-03, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By fatman

Carlee, the picture that you post is the...

Carlee, the picture that you post is the dualsport 229 not the 129. On the 129 you got a different frame (better material, more agrresive riding) and you can lockout the front suspenssion among other...
09-08-03, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By fatman

I need you opinion on this new model

Can you please tell me what you think about this new Gary Fisher model? What they said is true or just marketing hype?. They say that the bike is good on either dirt trails or roads. They even call...
08-15-03, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By fatman

New York blackout, lot of people on foot, no bikes!

Just watching the photos in the news paper, I notice a lot of people walking a huge traffic jam but no people riding bicycles. Probably because cyclist were already out of the mess. :p
08-01-03, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By fatman

Who makes mass market bikes? It is only Pacific co.?

Checking at K-Mart, Wal-Mart or Sears all what I can see are Huffys, Mongoose or Schwinns, all owned by Pacific. Is that the only company making mass market bikes?

I'm not going to buy one of...
07-23-03, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,395
Posted By fatman

Wow! Thanks for all the good ideas. Now I...

Wow!

Thanks for all the good ideas. Now I see that I have a lot of alternatives. Stop riding my bike is not one of them! :D
07-22-03, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,395
Posted By fatman

Cycling clothes for overweight men

I start riding a bike as a fun way to exercise myself and loose weight. Right now I'm using casual cotton t-shirts and baggy shorts. I sweat a lot and it feels very uncomfortable, mostly between...
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