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03-24-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By prisoner6

Quicker/Easier Clip-Out than Candy?

I've been using Candy C pedals, but have to rotate too far to get out. Is there something I can get that will get out of easier or with less rotation? These are hard on my knee.
03-21-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By prisoner6

Pedal Question: MKS Grip King?

Due to a pre-existing knee injury, I have trouble with clipless pedals. I have been using Candy's, but twisting out is causing my knee to hurt.

I'm back to looking at platforms, and a local shop...
08-22-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By prisoner6

Candy C and difficulty

Okay, got a pair of Candy C today for the bike. I'm having some difficulty clipping in, but expect that will get better with practice. Any suggestions on that learning curve?

However, the bike...
08-20-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By prisoner6

But you're still riding "Mountain Bike" shoes,...

But you're still riding "Mountain Bike" shoes, even with the platforms?

I've been riding more "athletic" styled shoes, but they seem way too soft on the platforms. I just didn't know if there was...
08-20-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By prisoner6

Shoes for Platforms

If you're not riding clipless, what shoes are you using? Hard soles, soft soles, etc?
08-10-09, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By prisoner6

If you can find a dealer that is putting the 09...

If you can find a dealer that is putting the 09 on sale, I say go for it. I got my 09 Piranha for about that price on sale. I think the Marlin Discs were about $550-$600? I haven't seen the specs...
08-09-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By prisoner6

What's that creak?

First ride on a new bike today. Everything went well, but there is an odd creak sound. Hard to tell exactly where it is, I thought maybe the crank area, but may be higher up. Didn't effect the...
07-31-09, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By prisoner6

Why Candy over the regular Eggbeaters?

Why Candy over the regular Eggbeaters?
07-31-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By prisoner6

Pedal Question (Maybe Different?)

I am looking at getting my first set of clipless pedals. I have done a lot of reading and research and have only gotten more confused. So I am asking for those with experience to look at the...
07-25-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By prisoner6

Hydraulic Discs and Fork Mount

Just got a new roof rack with a fork mount. I've been warned on the dangers of activating my Hydraulic Discs with the rotor removed. I'm concerned about inadvertent pressing of the brake lever,...
07-22-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,770
Posted By prisoner6

I'm having a hard time finding "mountain bike"...

I'm having a hard time finding "mountain bike" shorts I like that fit right and pad right. I have plenty of breathable light workout shorts, so was thinking of just getting nice padded cycling...
07-22-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,770
Posted By prisoner6

"Mountain Bike" Shorts or regular Cycling shorts?

Do you wear the dedicated "Mountain Bike" shorts that look like regular cargoes? Or does anyone just wear regular padded cycling shorts under a pair of athletic shorts or cargoes? Opinions?
07-18-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,447,634
Posted By prisoner6

New 09 Gary Fisher Piranha ...

New 09 Gary Fisher Piranha
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07-17-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By prisoner6

Initial LBS setup, what to make sure of?

Tomorrow I am picking up my new bike from a local LBS. When I do, what all should I check out or make sure is done?

Fit?

Fork settings? Really need some input on this.

Pedals?
...
07-17-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By prisoner6

Simple straight bar SS?

I'm looking for a basic, inexpensive but not cheap single speed with a straight bar. Think Trek Soho S without the price tag. What are my best options to buy new?
07-15-09, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By prisoner6

Have you tried Specialized? I have a long torso...

Have you tried Specialized? I have a long torso and shorter legs at 6'1. I rode a Specialized 29er and it was all wrong for me, but since you're set up differently it may work for you.
07-15-09, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,812
Posted By prisoner6

I suppose I'm the odd one out, I like the black...

I suppose I'm the odd one out, I like the black one. However, it seems there have been a lot of black paint schemes from all makers lately.
07-13-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By prisoner6

Actually, one shop had both sizes, the other shop...

Actually, one shop had both sizes, the other shop will have to order either in the bike I want, but had both sizes on another Fisher bike for comparison. I'm ordering the 19.
07-13-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By prisoner6

That's an option, just don't want to screw the...

That's an option, just don't want to screw the handling characteristics too much.
07-13-09, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By prisoner6

UNfortunately, I feel like I need a 21" bike's...

UNfortunately, I feel like I need a 21" bike's top tube and the standover of a 19". I', ordering the 19, and we'll see how it goes. I really wasn't comfortable with the 21" standover.
07-12-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By prisoner6

Size Wars

So I've decided on the bike, now I'm having trouble with the size. I'm 6', with a longer torso. I like the feel of the Gary Fisher Hardtails. First shop says I need a 21", second says 19".

I've...
07-10-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By prisoner6

Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc 29er vs GF Piranha/Marlin

What do you think? Assume the RH and the Piranha are the same price. Assume feel is good for both.

Does the 8-speed of the Rockhopper matter much over the 9-speed of the Piranha?

Piranha...
07-08-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By prisoner6

I've already had one shop that i like tell me...

I've already had one shop that i like tell me they couldn't match the price. They got down to $50 diffeence, but aid they couldn't see how the other shop was selling at that price.

I still have...
07-08-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By prisoner6

I'm looking at the same bikes and have many of...

I'm looking at the same bikes and have many of the same questions. What did you end up with?
07-08-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By prisoner6

Priority: Price versus Local Shop?

A question about loyalties. Here is the situation:

Shop closest to me has the bike I want. I've never bought from them, but have had service done there and they've always been nice and helpful. ...
07-07-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By prisoner6

I may have found a middle ground in a Trek 6000.

I may have found a middle ground in a Trek 6000.
07-07-09, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By prisoner6

I did try the Trek as well. I liked the feel of...

I did try the Trek as well. I liked the feel of the Gary Fishers a little better, although I can get a Trek 6000 for $700.

Marlin: Deore RD, Dart 2, BB5 Mech Brakes

Piranha: X.5 RD, Tora,...
07-07-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By prisoner6

Stretching a $500 Budget

Okay, my original starting goal was a $500ish Hardtail. I can get a closeout 2009 Gary Fisher Marlin Disk for $650 and am willing to do that. However, I can step up to the Piranha at $750.

I...
06-26-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By prisoner6

Thanks guys. I'm really leaning toward the...

Thanks guys. I'm really leaning toward the Marlin now. Would prefer the Piranha, but it's out of my budget.
06-25-09, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By prisoner6

Hayes or Avid Mech Discs?

I'm slowly realizing a $700 bike is a $700 bike. They are all very similar, with minor differences.

I think I'm down to a Kona Blast or GF Marlin Disc. Both feel good to me, both are almost the...
06-23-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 179
Sticky Trade Thread
Views: 33,141
Posted By prisoner6

Have: 2006 Schwinn Fastback CX Cyclocross ...

Have: 2006 Schwinn Fastback CX Cyclocross

Want: Hardtail Gary Fisher/Specialized

Prefer area local to Charlotte, NC.
06-18-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By prisoner6

Another.... Which One? New and Old

Okay, looking for my first Mountain Bike. I've ridden others, but am ready to buy my own now.

I have a couple of candidates:

New Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc
New Gary Fisher Marlin Disk...
05-28-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 62,101
Posted By prisoner6

Can add me as well. Indian Trail, NC 28079

Can add me as well.

Indian Trail, NC
28079
05-27-08, 01:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,903
Posted By prisoner6

Did I miss something?

Did I miss something?
05-27-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,903
Posted By prisoner6

'06 Schwinn Fastback CX ...

'06 Schwinn Fastback CX
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05-22-08, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By prisoner6

A question for those who don't ride clipless

Due to an older injury, I can't use clipless pedals. I have been riding with big BMX platforms, but was wondering what else I should consider. These work well with my big feet, but are a little...
05-21-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By prisoner6

How to build?

I admit I'm no technical genius, but how easy is it build up a SS? Assuming you had a frame and fork. I am looking to do this as inexpensively as possible, and I'm sure info for beginners must be...
05-16-08, 09:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,759
Posted By prisoner6

In Charlotte I believe the current bikes are Kona...

In Charlotte I believe the current bikes are Kona Hoss, and some older ones were some kind of Trek.
05-14-08, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By prisoner6

Thanks for the info. Tire pressure seems to...

Thanks for the info.

Tire pressure seems to be my problem I guess. I have Ritchey Speedmax tires 700x32, and I am having trouble telling what the pressure is. I am new to the type of valves on...
05-14-08, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By prisoner6

Any big guys on Cross bikes?

I am looking to buy a Cross bike, first to ride, then maybe compete. I am currently a Clyde in the 275 pound area and was wondering if any of you at this size ride and more specifically if you have...
05-14-08, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By prisoner6

Any big guys ride Cyclocross?

I am looking to buy a Cross bike, first to ride, then maybe compete. I am currently a Clyde in the 275 pound area and was wondering if any of you at this size ride and more specifically if you have...
05-12-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,210
Posted By prisoner6

Adding extra brake levers to drops

I have noticed on many touring and other road bikes that they will sometimes come with an additional set of brake levers on the flats of the bars, not just the brakes on the drops.

Are these a...
05-07-08, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3,136
Views: 2,699,621
Posted By prisoner6

My new acquisition and the obligatory garage door...

My new acquisition and the obligatory garage door shot.
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05-05-08, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By prisoner6

Any input on this bike

I have the opportunity to purchase a bike second-hand and was curious as I find little about it on here. It's a 2006 Schwinn Fastback CX. Was bought new and not riden at ll. The bike looks brand...
04-25-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By prisoner6

New Rider with Questions on Single Speed Bikes

Hello all,

I've been lurking for a time, and have decided I have some questions. I know they will be a little simplistic, and I apologize if they've been answered many times before, but I haven't...
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