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08-10-08, 12:00 PM
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Posted By kxpedder7

help identifying early 70's Vitus

I aquired this bike and I am planning on restoring it. It had a full shimano 600 gruppo and mavic open pro wheel set which I know is not original, but I am trying to find the year and model of the...
08-10-06, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
Posted By kxpedder7

My LBS that I work for cables = $3.95 with...

My LBS that I work for

cables = $3.95 with or w/ out housing
Labor = $5 per cable

~$19
07-26-06, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By kxpedder7

Its not as much the distance as much as your...

Its not as much the distance as much as your heart rate while riding that distance.

220-age *.70 = your max rate at 70%(best performance for burning fat)

Ex

220-20 = 200
200 x .7 = 140
...
07-25-06, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By kxpedder7

I rode BMX for many years. Selling my final bike...

I rode BMX for many years. Selling my final bike a Redline Proline Pro that I built from the ground up. Also selling my conversion bike, A Redline Monocog (oversized BMX bike basically)

Part of me...
07-21-06, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By kxpedder7

I am running the Rockshox Judy J4 w/ pop-loc...

I am running the Rockshox Judy J4 w/ pop-loc (~$250)

80-125mm of travel adjustment on a U-turn spring - so its instant travel adjustment.
It has an external rebound adjustment which is nice....
07-16-06, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By kxpedder7

What disk set-up is it? try pulling the arm on...

What disk set-up is it? try pulling the arm on the disk up a bit, then tightening the cable.
07-16-06, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By kxpedder7

Just a suggestion, but don't cut the bars too...

Just a suggestion, but don't cut the bars too much, most people find it more difficult to climb on a SS with narrow bars. Keep them a little wider than your current mtb bars. Otherwise you will get...
07-10-06, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By kxpedder7

you made the right choice. Congrats

you made the right choice. Congrats
07-10-06, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,666
Posted By kxpedder7

you don't want to damage the cups. I work...

you don't want to damage the cups.

I work in a bike shop, and we use a screw driver and a hammer. Get a nice thick flat-head or chisel and stick it in the head tube of the bike(stick it through...
Forum: BMX
07-09-06, 11:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,960
Posted By kxpedder7

The shimano Nexus 8-spd hub will fit a bmx bike,...

The shimano Nexus 8-spd hub will fit a bmx bike, you will have to have it custom laced to your hoop, but a small price to pay for it.
07-09-06, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 754
Posted By kxpedder7

Motobecane 600HT

I have been doing XC trails in Az for a couple months now on a Redline Monocog w/ Rockshox Judy J4 fork. I have progressed to a point where I am at the end of the mono-cogs capabilities in hill...
07-06-06, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,219
Posted By kxpedder7

Kona Dawg "Supreme" got a great rating in MBA,...

Kona Dawg "Supreme" got a great rating in MBA, but I don't know what the major differences are between the regular dawg and the supreme dawg.
07-06-06, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By kxpedder7

Shimano and Sram are really not interchangable. ...

Shimano and Sram are really not interchangable.

I do not know if that is the case with the chains, but it is with the other componentry.

If you try using a SRAM derailer with Shimano shifters...
07-06-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By kxpedder7

there is a good chance that your cog and chain...

there is a good chance that your cog and chain are worn. Its a common problem, the smaller the cogs 5,6,7 wear faster because there is less teeth on them than the cogs with larger teeth.

Also...
07-06-06, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 32,872
Posted By kxpedder7

For a standard derailer(non rapid rise) ...

For a standard derailer(non rapid rise)

Loosen the cable so there is plenty of slack when it is on your top gear (7th). Adjust your stop screw so that the derailer is in line with that bottom...
07-05-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 749
Posted By kxpedder7

Shimano did a lot of testing in the 1980's to...

Shimano did a lot of testing in the 1980's to prove that that really wasn't the case. Yes you can get a better pull on your up stroke but on a dynometer, there was only a slight difference.

The...
07-03-06, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Posted By kxpedder7

How much of a change by +/- a tooth?

I am runnig a Redline Monocog w/ Rockshox Judy J4 fork. Currently I am running the 32:16 gearing that came stock. Recently I have been riding more uphills than flat and I was wandering how much of a...
06-28-06, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By kxpedder7

You just need a standard axle for a QR rear. QR...

You just need a standard axle for a QR rear. QR axles are pretty much universal, the lenghts might vary slightly, but not much.
06-28-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 34,835
Posted By kxpedder7

Diamondbacks msrp is $200 on that bike. See if...

Diamondbacks msrp is $200 on that bike. See if you can talk them down.

Is it a 05' or 06'? 05's were actually more expensive and nicer bikes. I have two 06's sitting on the floor at our shop. They...
06-28-06, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,480
Posted By kxpedder7

I work at a LBS, and I have worked there for...

I work at a LBS, and I have worked there for quite some time. We have a large concentration of bike shops in our area, and I have gone to many of them. Honestly, the majority I would never go back to...
06-28-06, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 431
Posted By kxpedder7

After working in a bike shop for a couple of...

After working in a bike shop for a couple of years, you want to really grease most parts when installing.

Threaded stems, Pedals, Crank Arms, etc. This stuff comes to haunt you when you work on...
06-28-06, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By kxpedder7

I use mine dailly. Granted I also have a single...

I use mine dailly. Granted I also have a single speed so I get a little more into it going up hills(no granny gear). I have a a remote lockout though so it is just the push of a button on the bars. I...
06-26-06, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By kxpedder7

No other way, you will never get it straight. Its...

No other way, you will never get it straight. Its only $10 for a new one.
06-26-06, 10:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,281
Posted By kxpedder7

I enjoy riding a SS more than a geared bike....

I enjoy riding a SS more than a geared bike. Honestly, I have made every hill I have ever attempted, and if people know South Mountain in Arizona, there are some pretty steep hills. It takes a lot...
06-25-06, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By kxpedder7

Slime, Heavy Duty tube, and a liner. = No...

Slime, Heavy Duty tube, and a liner. = No flats...... Been doing it for 10 years in Arizona. 1,000's of bikes around with it as proof.
06-25-06, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By kxpedder7

I have never seen a transferable warranty on any...

I have never seen a transferable warranty on any bike in the couple years I have worked in a shop.
06-21-06, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,077
Posted By kxpedder7

I just picked up a Redline MonoCog a month ago,...

I just picked up a Redline MonoCog a month ago, and I am in love with it. 32/16 gearing. I bought a RockShox Judy J4 with poploc and installed it the day I bought it. I think that it is a necessity...
06-21-06, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By kxpedder7

cmktech, Are the you the same member from...

cmktech, Are the you the same member from Planetminis.com?

Glad to see other people share the same common interests.
06-19-06, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By kxpedder7

I am running a Redline MonoCog stock, gearing...

I am running a Redline MonoCog stock, gearing 32/16. I am running a Rockshox Judy J4 w/ remote lockout. I am in love with the set-up. I love the response of the bike with a solid fork, but it is nice...
Forum: BMX
10-07-05, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By kxpedder7

I was refering to store bought, because there are...

I was refering to store bought, because there are still a good amount of frames that are made in the US by small companies. By manufactured I meant complete bikes.
Forum: BMX
10-06-05, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By kxpedder7

They are both made overseas. All manufactured...

They are both made overseas. All manufactured bikes are pretty much made over there unless you are spending $1k or more.

I am picking DK because Haro is more popular. We carry both, and I think...
Forum: BMX
10-01-05, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By kxpedder7

nope, keeping both.

nope, keeping both.
Forum: BMX
09-30-05, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By kxpedder7

DK cincinnati or Haro F3/F4?

I work in a bike shop, and I am looking for a second bike. Right now I have a Redline Proline Pro, TNT hubs, Super7x rims, haro 3pc crank, Haro Slim fluted bars, etc.

I am looking for more of a...
Forum: BMX
07-11-05, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By kxpedder7

support your LBS. That is where you should buy it.

support your LBS. That is where you should buy it.
Forum: BMX
07-08-05, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By kxpedder7

no, hit the bolt down. on top of the stem, hit...

no, hit the bolt down. on top of the stem, hit the bolt with a hammer when it is loose.

http://www.allproducts.com/manufacture11/jaehwa/bmx-1.jpg

see the wedge on the bottom, that is what is in...
Forum: BMX
07-08-05, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By kxpedder7

You have to unscrew it a little bit, then hit it...

You have to unscrew it a little bit, then hit it with a hammer, because that bolt is connected to a wedge in the fork, and the wedge is usually pretty jammed. Just unscrew it enough so that the screw...
07-08-05, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By kxpedder7

apprentice here. Learned everything i know by...

apprentice here. Learned everything i know by working in a bike shop, btw it is the best job I have had yet.
Forum: BMX
07-08-05, 01:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 595
Posted By kxpedder7

AZ locals? (mesa)

Any locals that know some good riding spots, street or dirt. I live in mesa, but I am ok with areas in chandler and gilbert too.
Forum: BMX
07-07-05, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,499
Posted By kxpedder7

I am pretty sure its a classic, because the bike...

I am pretty sure its a classic, because the bike was built for racing when I bought it, and I was looking at pictures of the NG, and when the bottom tube meets the front, it is braced differently...
Forum: BMX
07-07-05, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,499
Posted By kxpedder7

Not sure, how can I tell? It is chrome(nice...

Not sure, how can I tell? It is chrome(nice chrome job) and it is the oversized BB.
Forum: BMX
07-07-05, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,499
Posted By kxpedder7

Market for S&M Holmes?

I am seeing how popular S&M holmes frames are. I have been riding one lately, and I think it is a major drawback on my set-up. I am running TNT sealed hubs with Super 7x rims, which doesn't make...
Forum: BMX
06-23-05, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By kxpedder7

I work in a bike shop that carries both DK and...

I work in a bike shop that carries both DK and Haro. Personally, I really like the Cincinatti. I have built them and ridden them, and they seem to be more bang for your buck than the Haro F series.
04-22-05, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By kxpedder7

best way to check is to go to a bike shop, and...

best way to check is to go to a bike shop, and sit on one. Get off the seat and stand up, if the top bar is racking you, it is too big. That is the way we always judge, as long as your manhood is...
04-22-05, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By kxpedder7

I would recommend jeep over the schwinn and...

I would recommend jeep over the schwinn and mongoose. I work in a bike shop, and that is usually what we see the most of is schwinn and mongoose.
04-21-05, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By kxpedder7

I live in the desert. I will do some trail...

I live in the desert. I will do some trail riding, I am also a tall guy at 6'2"(160lbs). I will be using the Larger frame size. I am looking for something I can dirt jump decently out in the desert...
04-21-05, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By kxpedder7

Giant STP3

I am getting a new bike soon. I am looking at the STP3, and just upgrading to a STP2 or 1 fork. I rode one at the local bike shop and I really liked it. My question is are there any other good giants...
03-24-05, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By kxpedder7

I work in a bike shop(yes I know I should know...

I work in a bike shop(yes I know I should know the answer). I am buying a bike, and I have decided to go with the giant STP. The 3 is out of the question because I have to spend more than $500. I...
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