Search: Posts Made By: The Great Stonk
Showing results 1 to 50 of 184
Search took 0.09 seconds.
10-06-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By The Great Stonk

your gears not dropping can only be caused by...

your gears not dropping can only be caused by cable friction... you either need to change your cables or clean your exsisting ones more often - your lbs cant be there to wipe your bike down after...
07-28-07, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By The Great Stonk

id reccomend getting better brakes to be...

id reccomend getting better brakes to be honest... by the time youve upsized the rotor, bought a new adapter, your almost halfway to a decent brake...
05-17-07, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By The Great Stonk

on a flat surface, adding weight to your rims...

on a flat surface, adding weight to your rims isnt going to help you maintain a higher speed...

downhill, maybe.

seriously, the only thing you can accomplish with this idea is a sudden...
03-27-07, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By The Great Stonk

pretty sure you can only adjust lever reach on...

pretty sure you can only adjust lever reach on xt's...

modulation wise your stuck with what ya gots...

1 finger braking ? learn to be gentler on the levers ?

are these your 1st hydro's ?
03-20-07, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 34,351
Posted By The Great Stonk

your best bet whencleaning the bike after the...

your best bet whencleaning the bike after the winter is to usually to do a full strip down, clean and regrease...

just slpashing a bit of degreaser about on the outside isnt really going to help...
03-03-07, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,963
Posted By The Great Stonk

unless your smart enough to run the same hub and...

unless your smart enough to run the same hub and cassette on both wheels hehe

i have 2 bikes, both use the same hub sets with different rims and the same disc brakes. swapping out the strong...
02-08-07, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,472
Posted By The Great Stonk

if your on a budget, and need a 1 1/8th fork,...

if your on a budget, and need a 1 1/8th fork, look at the rockshox dart 3, its a good base fork.

sadly RST's are mostly budget OEM forks, and i would never reccomend them to anyone thinking of...
02-08-07, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 581
Posted By The Great Stonk

slow reezay is the softer compound, put it on the...

slow reezay is the softer compound, put it on the front.

i run 2.35 super tacky high rollers on my trail bike, feel like i can ride up vertical walls :D
02-08-07, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,767
Posted By The Great Stonk

have you checked if his back wheel is dished...

have you checked if his back wheel is dished properly before jumping to conclusions ?
02-08-07, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,567
Posted By The Great Stonk

if you going to use a breaker bar, make sure you...

if you going to use a breaker bar, make sure you bolt the tool into the cup (crank bolt, washer and nut) you may have to switch to an open ended spanner.

holding the tool in with your hand just...
01-31-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 703
Posted By The Great Stonk

pictures ? if its what i think, those screws...

pictures ?

if its what i think, those screws are the adjusters for your chain tugs to adjust chain tension and wheel allignment. If this is the case - no, you cannot mount a rack to these as they...
01-29-07, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By The Great Stonk

apollogies, i neglected to mention my rear mech...

apollogies, i neglected to mention my rear mech is a sram x9.

with shimano you may simply have to stick to a long cage.
01-29-07, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By The Great Stonk

personally, although my example is on a full sus...

personally, although my example is on a full sus trail bike, i run a medium cage, with an 11-32 cassette and the typical tripple front setup, and if i use granny rin gup front i can only drop as low...
01-29-07, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,574
Posted By The Great Stonk

it should be ok, but those forks and brakes wont...

it should be ok, but those forks and brakes wont do their respective jobs all that well...

its orite for 200 smackers i guess.
01-21-07, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By The Great Stonk

the better crank is the bontrager. the...

the better crank is the bontrager.

the better value crank is the shimano.

i cant see how anyone can claim that a square taper/octalink/isis system is better then the most recent external...
01-14-07, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By The Great Stonk

+1a i run xt 11-32 cassettes, theyre light,...

+1a

i run xt 11-32 cassettes, theyre light, they last, and they dont chew up the alloy free bodies on my hope proII hubs.

flex ? breakages ? ive got a pretty good gate start myself and alotta...
01-14-07, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By The Great Stonk

speaking from personal experince - which includes...

speaking from personal experince - which includes masses of UK winter off road riding - grease is a bad idea, attracts way too much crap.

i generally just keep my cables clean and rub em down with...
01-10-07, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,184
Posted By The Great Stonk

youd have thought for such a demanding course...

youd have thought for such a demanding course theyd have opted for bikes that were a little more capable. unless whats shown in the vid is only a tiny percentage - and the rest of the course is flat...
01-10-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By The Great Stonk

hairspray. lubes em up for sliding em on,...

hairspray.

lubes em up for sliding em on, then dries tacky to keep em there
same works for grips :)
01-09-07, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By The Great Stonk

it depends, if its an 05 trance they used simpler...

it depends, if its an 05 trance they used simpler sealed cage bearings which tbh arnt all that good, 06 and 07 giants come standard with enduromax bearings anyways, so if you order the kit form giant...
01-05-07, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By The Great Stonk

awsome stuff there. like the music, anyone know...

awsome stuff there. like the music, anyone know who it is ?
01-03-07, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 995
Posted By The Great Stonk

man, the rear end on that just couldnt get any...

man, the rear end on that just couldnt get any shorter :D
01-03-07, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By The Great Stonk

the scott has a better spec, mainly due to the...

the scott has a better spec, mainly due to the fork, it has the 318 tora, which has a proper damping circuit and lockout, where as the univega has the cheapest tora you can get, which only has basic...
01-02-07, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By The Great Stonk

48 should be Fine, the heckler has a high...

48 should be Fine, the heckler has a high swingarm.

my question to you would be, why do you need a 48 tooth ring on a trail bike ? even the downhill greats that can ride at speeds we mear mortals...
01-02-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By The Great Stonk

how many teeth are you looking for? with...

how many teeth are you looking for?

with correct chainline, 44 teeth will be no problem.

is this going on a tripple chainset ? or are you going to run it as a single ring ?
12-29-06, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,364
Posted By The Great Stonk

yes and yes.

yes and yes.
12-27-06, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,018
Posted By The Great Stonk

if your feeling fruity you can get a set of...

if your feeling fruity you can get a set of replacment rocker plates to up the travel on the rear that alot of old stinky runners round my area have done to keep their bike fit for downhilling :)
12-25-06, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By The Great Stonk

i do however find it fairly ironic that when they...

i do however find it fairly ironic that when they service your fox 32mm fork, they change the seals to rockshox seals :)
12-25-06, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,788
Posted By The Great Stonk

main thing to consider when cleaning the pivots...

main thing to consider when cleaning the pivots is to 1st flush any water out - i use gt85, its like wdd40, only it leaves behind a coating of teflon.

every few months i also do a full rebuild of...
12-25-06, 12:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,179
Posted By The Great Stonk

a pair of new 661 storm winter gloves and a new...

a pair of new 661 storm winter gloves and a new giro hex helmet for my UK trail centre winter excapades :D
12-21-06, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,384
Posted By The Great Stonk

^^ as above. although if your doing that...

^^ as above.

although if your doing that much stopping from high speed - you should seriously look towards disc brakes - although i am assuming you have a mtb there... you might have a road bike...
12-19-06, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By The Great Stonk

/me *fires up the Sheldon Brown sign and points...

/me *fires up the Sheldon Brown sign and points it skyward*
12-18-06, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By The Great Stonk

661 raji's in white personally.

661 raji's in white personally.
12-16-06, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By The Great Stonk

nice, set up for a left footed rider too :)

nice, set up for a left footed rider too :)
12-16-06, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By The Great Stonk

2 flat blade screw drivers, placed between the...

2 flat blade screw drivers, placed between the METAL back of the pads at the edge, twist them to seperate - be carful not to chew up the pad material - just rest the tips of the screw drivers against...
12-14-06, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,549
Posted By The Great Stonk

stop sliptting hairs, buy whichever bike looks...

stop sliptting hairs, buy whichever bike looks the best to you, either will be fine for what your asking of it.
12-11-06, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By The Great Stonk

and at the tiny ammounts of torque needed to turn...

and at the tiny ammounts of torque needed to turn the screws in question, that feature is not exactly important. :)
12-11-06, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By The Great Stonk

small allen key bolts are alot easier to use then...

small allen key bolts are alot easier to use then screws, and wont round off as long as your using a high quality allen key.

but on the other hand a high quality screwdriver of the correct type...
12-10-06, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By The Great Stonk

wth does that have to do with this thread ?

wth does that have to do with this thread ?
12-09-06, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By The Great Stonk

hehe, tandem use, that one haddnt occured to me,...

hehe, tandem use, that one haddnt occured to me, the new moto's would be suited to that too!

yeah the lights have been out a few months now, im looked at them a few times, but i dont have the...
12-09-06, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By The Great Stonk

shimano dont do vented rotors. they do floating...

shimano dont do vented rotors. they do floating rotors where the braking surface is carried by an alloy/carbon spider.

hope are the 1st to do vented rotors, Heres a picture off CRC in the UK...
12-07-06, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,913
Posted By The Great Stonk

basically, if you want the wheel to be strong and...

basically, if you want the wheel to be strong and stay reasonably true, no, you shouldnt do it.
12-06-06, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By The Great Stonk

kinesis maxlight xcproII, if you can get them in...

kinesis maxlight xcproII, if you can get them in the states. awsome frames.
12-03-06, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By The Great Stonk

might want to tip that seat back a bit if you...

might want to tip that seat back a bit if you want your 1st off road steps to be enjoyable ones :)
12-02-06, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By The Great Stonk

yes. If used with a shimano/shimano...

yes.

If used with a shimano/shimano compatible 9spd shifter.
12-02-06, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By The Great Stonk

seconded, the powerlink is pretty much as strong...

seconded, the powerlink is pretty much as strong as the rest of the links in the chain. you can reuse the link as many times as you want, since no wear or damage occurs to the link when its installed...
12-02-06, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 998
Posted By The Great Stonk

http://www.tftunedshox.com/ email tim...

http://www.tftunedshox.com/

email tim flukes, hes the dude when it comes to modifying rockshox, youll also get a straight and honest answer.
12-02-06, 06:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,697
Posted By The Great Stonk

personally id size your AM bike based on...

personally id size your AM bike based on horizontal top tube length rather then seat tube length.

typical medium travel full sus AM bikes tend to have longer top tubes compared to their seat...
12-01-06, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 998
Posted By The Great Stonk

most probably yes. but give sram/rockshox a...

most probably yes.

but give sram/rockshox a call to check.
12-01-06, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By The Great Stonk

indeed they are generally well made, but, cheap...

indeed they are generally well made, but, cheap components are still cheap components no matter how well they are put together.

the main thing that annoys me on the fire mountain is that its...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 184
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.